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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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Ling W.

Eric is such a great doctor! He treated me as family and was very thorough and diligent. I was very nervous but he made me feel comfortable at all times especially when undertaking a 7 hour surgery. I flew in all the way from the East Coast to see him as I heard he was the best in his field. His staff is friendly and caring. You can tell he has a good heart. I recommend!

Elizabeth M.

I am one month out from my procedure with Dr. Cerrati and could not be happier with my results. From my initial inquiry to today, both the doctor and the staff could not have been more helpful. Dr. Cerrati has a wonderful team that makes scheduling, payments, and follow up questions easy. The doctor himself is attentive, happy to answer questions and did a great job of listening to my concerns and ideas, while presenting his professional opinion in a respectful and helpful way. My recovery was a breeze, thanks to his careful techniques. At just one month, I am seeing a drastic improvement in both form and function. So thankful to have Dr. Cerrati based in my home of Utah, but I would have traveled across the country to see him!

Cinaman A.

Dr. Cerrati performed a facelift (w/ neck tightening), upper and lower blepharoplasty, and CO2 laser resurfacing for me in February 2021. I’m 3.5 months post op and the results have exceeded all my expectations; beyond what I ever could have imagined. I experienced minimal pain, swelling and bruising, after my 8 hour surgery and was ready to be seen in public in less than 10 days. Dr. Cerrati and his team are without question, second to none in their field. I have been treated with nothing but the utmost professionalism, compassion, patience, kindness and unconditional support from the beginning of my journey to today. Any questions or concerns I have ever expressed have ALWAYS been given the utmost respect and Dr. Cerrati pays attention to every detail in his patient care. His artistic talent and surgical skills are remarkable. In my opinion, he is a truly gifted plastic surgeon. The best you’ll find in the industry. If you’re considering any facial plastics procedures, Dr. Cerrati, and his team, is the place to come, even if it means traveling to do so. Thank you so much for changing my life for the better and giving me back my self confidence that I was sure I’d lost forever.

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!