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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 South Jordan and Salt Lake City offices. 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 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!