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The septum is the wall of bone and cartilage that divides your nose into two separate nostrils. A deviated septum occurs when your septum is moved to one side of your nose. This makes one nasal passage smaller than the other, complicating breathing and possibly causing facial pain or occasional nosebleeds. A deviated septum is usually a birth defect, but it can also be caused by trauma or injury to your nose.

Surgery to correct a deviated septum is called septoplasty. With this nose surgery, the septum is adjusted to allow equal airflow while strengthening any weakened areas that could pose structural issues later. This may involve removing or repositioning some bone or cartilage. Although this condition is observable at birth, only in severe cases is it performed before the facial features have settled and growth has stopped, typically between ages 14 and 17. Problems with midfacial growth could occur from earlier surgeries to the face and nose.

Skilled Utah Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr Eric Cerrati can perform septoplasty at his South Jordan and Salt Lake City offices. He is a fellowship trained and double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with immense skill and experience. Dr. Cerrati was privileged to train under a world-renowned reconstructive surgeon. He has honed his skills through years of private practice and time spent instructing other medical students at the University of Utah.

Dr. Cerrati also makes yearly trips to perform volunteer reconstructive surgeries in underdeveloped countries, including septoplasty and other procedures to correct congenital birth defects in children. If you or your child suffers from a deviated septum, call and schedule a confidential septoplasty consultation with Dr. Cerrati at his South Jordan or Salt Lake City offices.

He can explain the steps of the procedure. This is as well as provide information about recovery time, the healing process and answer any questions. Contact his practice today to set your appointment.

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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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