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Many people are unhappy with their nose for a variety of reasons, and the changes that can be made surgically are numerous. One way Dr. Eric Cerrati can make significant changes to the appearance of your nose is by nostril reduction surgery. While some who believe their nostrils flare too much can benefit from this nose surgery, others who are concerned that their nose is too broad or doesn’t fit their face can also find satisfaction from this procedure.

As with any cosmetic surgical procedure, Dr. Cerrati will first discuss your desires and explain a variety of procedures that he believes can help you achieve the look you want. Nostril reduction surgery, also called alar base reduction, is often performed as part of other rhinoplasty procedures to adjust nostril flare to fit any new nasal corrections. The goal is a balanced, symmetrical appearance that blends with other facial features for overall aesthetic appeal.

Balanced Utah Alar Base Reduction

Dr. Cerrati performs alar base reduction procedures in an outpatient setting at his Park City office. The procedure takes about half an hour and is performed under local anesthetic. Stitches are generally well hidden in the creases of the nose. Your stitches will be removed in 5-7 days and you should reach full recovery in 7-10 days. Your recovery time will also depend on whether or not Dr. Cerrati performed further rhinoplasty or other cosmetic procedures.

To make changes in nostril reduction surgery, care must be taken to make only incremental changes. Nostril flare is an important characteristic of the face, and nostrils that are too narrow can affect breathing, as well as look unnatural. Some manipulation of the nasal tip is also required to create a balanced look. Dr. Cerrati can offer suggestions and make specific recommendations when you meet personally with him in an alar base reduction consultation. Call or message us online today to schedule your appointment.

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Based on 101 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!