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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
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!!