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Pediatric Cosmetic Surgery Salt Lake City, UT

As parents, we do all we can make our children feel comfortable in the world and in their own skin. When your child has a birthmark visible to others, it is not uncommon to be met with stares or comments. Other parents may tell their kids it is impolite to stare and trot them off in another direction. This happens most often because those parents are not comfortable with the situation. Seldom do these parents have any idea what to do or say, yet it could be a teachable moment.

Just a Little Different

You may have people asking, “What’s wrong with her or her face?” While it is a matter of being curious, the question makes the false assumption that something is wrong. Most birthmarks are no more than a physical difference and pose no health threat. Port wine stains, hemangiomas, pigmented skin lesions and moles occur randomly in babies. In fact, more than 10% of all babies born have some type of birthmark.

Birthmarks and moles can occur on any part of the body. When they occur on exposed parts of the body like the face, neck and arms, people may stare or inquire out of curiosity. Unfortunately, in some instances, like a large port wine stain, a birthmark can be the source for cruel or ridiculing comments from other children.

The message to get across is that there is nothing wrong with a birthmark or a person who has one. It is just a matter of that area of skin being a little different. Let your child know that everyone has something that makes them unique and special. In those teachable moments, impress upon your child that what is on the inside is the most important thing. As vital as they may seem, looks are not everything.

Treatment for Birthmarks

Even though most birthmarks are benign and pose no health risks, the appearance and/or location of some of them can be aesthetically undesirable. Dr. Eric Cerrati treats a variety of birthmark conditions at his offices in Salt Lake City and South Jordan, Utah. These include hemangioma, port wine stains, pigmented skin lesions, moles and vascular malformations.

Contact our practice to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Cerrati. When you have questions about your child’s birthmark or mole, he will be happy to answer them and provide guidance for treatment following diagnosis.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Eric Cerrati, Facial Plastic Surgery

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Christina A.

Choosing Dr. Cerrati to perform my rhinoplasty was the best decision I ever made! I had consultations with many other surgeons and he was who I felt most comfortable with. He really listened to what I wanted and made it look very natural. He fixed my deviated septum and performed some cosmetic work. My recovery was such an easy process! I had 0 pain and minimal bruising. I love the outcome of my nose, both functionally and structurally. I highly recommend Dr. Cerrati, you wont regret it.

Kiera B.

Working with Dr. Cerrati and his assistant Hailey, has been the most wonderful experience! It is clear Dr. Cerrati cares about helping you achieve your dreams and Hailey is the sweetest, most helpful & awesome gal ever! They both spent so much time listening and understanding exactly what I wanted done with my nose and forehead and spent time making sure I was cared for and heard. I love my results and am so happy that I chose to go with this team. I plan to continue using them for my lip and cheek injection and suggesting them to all my friends moving forward- I am soo happy I found them!

Heather J.

I would highly recommend Dr. Cerrati based on my experience with both him and his office staff. He is very professional and a perfectionist When it comes to his patients results. I researched several surgeons, and ultimately decided on Dr. Cerrati based on his reviews and before and after pictures. One month post rhinoplasty, I am no longer self conscious. I’m loving my results ( and I’m very picky) . If anyone is worried , rest assured you Will love Dr. Cerrati and his staff!

Justin G.

Dr. Cerrati is AMAZING at what he does! He is very professional, personable, and always makes sure you are comfortable during your procedures. After seeing 3 other physicians and having procedures done to help open my nasal passages, Dr. Cerrati came up with a different solution that actually worked. He is very meticulous and precise with all of his work and my facial injections were nearly painless. He does great work, I highly recommend!

Dustee L.

Dr. Cerrati, Nani and the entire staff made my day today! I put my wallet on the hood of my car and drove off with it there on my way to my appointment this morning. By the time I realized what I had done my wallet was long gone. I ended up being 20 minutes late for my appointment (which I absolutely hate) and the staff was nothing but understanding and so so nice when I told them what happened. It was my first experience in the office but absolutely not my last! Not only am I impressed with the way I was treated but they did an amazing job!! My appointment was short and sweet with a job well done and I couldn't help but leave with happy tears in my eyes. Kind people are the best!!!

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