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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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Based on 32 reviews
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!!!

Hunter G.

Dr. Cerrati is absolutely amazing! I was so happy with my fillers that I received. Definitely will be returning to him again! I trust him and recommended him 100% to all my family and friends. He always does his best to make sure his patients come out with the best possible outcome!