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One of the most common methods of removing years from your appearance is with facelift surgery. As a fellowship trained, dual board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Eric Cerrati has the talent, skills and surgical artistry to perform this complex cosmetic procedure and achieve astounding results. Because no two faces are the same, no two facelift surgeries are the same. Dr. Cerrati will spend the time necessary to explain your options in a confidential facelift surgery consultation at his offices in Salt Lake City or South Jordan.

Undergoing facelift surgery is not a decision to be taken lightly, and it is important to choose the right surgeon. We encourage you to browse our facelift surgery before and after photos to see the evidence of Dr. Cerrati’s superior work. He will design the look you desire, patiently offering options and suggested outcomes while also sharing the benefits and risks. He may suggest combining some procedures to help you reach your aesthetic goals. You will be fully informed and confident about your treatment plan before Dr. Cerrati will proceed.

Common Signs of Aging

Aging affects everyone differently, but there are some common signs that a facelift surgery seeks to correct. As we age, our skin loses much of its firmness and elasticity. Lines and wrinkles form as skin sags and bears the imprints from a lifetime of facial expressions. Muscle tone decreases throughout the face and neck, causing jowls and droopy eyes, and the waddled, “turkey neck.”

Our faces lose volume as collagen production slows down and subcutaneous fat deposits shift. We lose the smooth contours of youthful cheeks and plump, sensual lips. All these common signs of aging bring numerous patients to our offices to seek the finely tuned surgical expertise of Dr. Cerrati. He is experienced in a number of facelift surgery techniques to bring youth and vitality back to your facial features.

Superior Facelift Techniques

During your facelift surgery consultation with Dr. Cerrati, he will review the options available for your procedure. Depending on your appearance and aesthetic goals, certain enhancements can be made to bring a more youthful and balanced appearance to your face. Dr. Cerrati uses cutting-edge surgical techniques to achieve your desired results while minimizing scarring. Incisions are typically made in easy-to-hide areas like behind the ears, under the chin and along the hairline.

Your facelift surgery can include measures to address droopy eyebrows, sagging cheeks, flat cheekbones and more. Dr. Cerrati can address the need for additional volume in the cheeks, forehead lines and undefined lips.

Recovering from Your Facelift

Recovery times will vary between patients and depend on how extensive your procedures were. Patients who desired work on more than one portion of the face will need a longer time to heal. Swelling and bruising will persist for about two weeks. Patients should rest and use ice packs and OTC pain medications to treat discomfort. Avoid strenuous or rigorous activities for three to four weeks. Dr. Cerrati will make further recommendations for each individual patient, tailored to specific procedures.

As the swelling and bruising fade away, your vibrant new appearance will become more evident. After four weeks, all signs of surgery will likely have faded, leaving you with only a younger-looking you that is ready to face the world with confidence. Be sure to keep any follow-up appointments with Dr. Cerrati, and contact his office immediately with any concerns you have, as well as to inform him of any persistent bleeding or swelling.

For expert facelift surgery by a highly skilled and credentialed facial plastic surgeon, choose Dr. Eric Cerrati for your cosmetic goals. Contact our offices in Salt Lake City or South Jordan to schedule a facelift surgery consultation, and explore the options available to you.

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Based on 32 reviews
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!

Cara T.

I had rhinoplasty with Dr. Cerrati. From my initial consultation though my follow ups, Dr. Cerrati listened to me. I got the exact result I had hoped for which was quite subtle. My recovery was way better than I expected. I needed one pain pill and was not in much pain at all. His MA came into the office on Xmas Eve to remove my cast so I could be out and about without a cast. I also had very little bruising. His staff is awesome. Haley was so responsive in helping me to schedule surgery. She actually responded to my email at 6:15 am and answered every inquiry I had. I had a nosebleed unrelated to my surgery and Dr. Cerrati made sure to squeeze me in on one of surgery dates just to make sure everything was okay. He is calm, knowledgeable and skilled. I was completely at ease throughout the process. I researched thoroughly before choosing him. I liked that he is younger with updated techniques and that he specializes in facial surgery. Highly recommend.

Brittany H.

I came to see Dr. Cerrati after having a total Thyroidectomy earlier this year. The surgery didn't go as planned and I had to have a few other emergency surgeries right after. The scarring from all the surgeries didn't look very good and I had some tethering underneath that needed to be taken care of. Dr. Cerrati was great about explaining everything that would be done to remove the scar tissue and reclose the skin. I also had lots of anxiety about having another surgery since I had such a bad experience last time. Dr. Cerrati and the staff were very understanding and accommodating about my anxiety. I am very pleased with the way my scar looks now. I am confident that the scar will fade considerably and it will hardly be noticeable. I do feel like there were some communication issues when I would call in but I believe that it was not the doctor's fault and that it was more overall staffing issues. Just make sure you talk to the right people and get the phone numbers for his nurse and then all will go great!

Laurie S.

Dr. Cerrati and his staff are amazing!! They made me feel so comfortable from the start of my appointment. I can already see the results of my Botox and love it!! I definitely recommend him to all my friends!!