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Sometimes even the most stringent weight-loss and exercise regimen needs a little help. If, after working hard to finally get the body you want, your cheeks are now far too puffy or full to fit with the rest of your look, you may benefit from cheek reduction surgery. Also called a buccal fat removal surgery, because the buccal fat pad is typically removed, this face & neck cosmetic surgey can be expertly performed by Dr. Eric Cerrati.

Every face is different, and no two people have the exact same facial pattern. This is why Dr. Eric Cerrati tailors each cheek reduction surgery to the individual patient. The procedure is typically performed through tiny incisions placed inside the mouth through which the buccal fat pad of each cheek is manipulated or removed to accomplish your desired goals.

Healing time can vary, as cheek reduction surgery is sometimes combined with other cosmetic surgical procedures, such as a brow lift. A simple cheek reduction surgery is usually performed in about an hour and can be completed in an outpatient setting under general or local anesthesia. If your cheek reduction is combined with other surgical treatments, you may need general anesthesia and the services of a surgical center.

Utah Buccal Fat Extraction Surgery

You can expect some bruising and swelling after the procedure, but it will subside as you recover. In as little as 7-10 days, any residual swelling should be gone, and you can admire your new svelte appearance. Your results will be so pleasing, and yet so unobtrusive, that friends and family will notice the improvement without discerning any evidence of cosmetic work being performed.

If you think a cheek reduction surgery could add the finishing touches to your overall appearance, contact our South Jordan or Salt Lake City office to schedule your cheek reduction consultation with Dr. Cerrati.

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PATIENT REVIEWS 5.0

Based on 32 reviews
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!

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