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Ear reduction surgery, known as otoplasty, seeks to correct prominent or protruding ears. It can even reduce the size of larger ears. This is a common ear plastic surgery used to correct ear deformities that are present since birth. While most otoplasty surgeries are performed on young patients, even adults who neglected the need for this procedure can have it done successfully. Dr. Eric Cerrati can perform otoplasty for children or adults at his South Jordan and Salt Lake City offices.

Dr. Cerrati typically recommends that parents have their child examined early if their ears seem overly large or protruding. Otoplasty is a pediatric plastic surgery, commonly performed on children between ages 4-14. The ears are usually fully formed by age four, so reshaping, resizing or ear pinning can be successfully completed without risk of continued growth disrupting the corrections. Plus, the earlier your son or daughter has otoplasty to correct an ear deformity, the less teasing your child may endure from peers.

Skilled Pediatric Ear Corrections in Utah

Common names for ear deformities that can be corrected through various forms of otoplasty are lop ear syndrome, protruding ear and prominent ear deformity. Each unique ear problem is carefully examined by Dr. Cerrati before he recommends a tailored treatment for corrections. He carefully consults with parents and the child to explain what procedures are recommended, as well as the possible risks, benefits and post-surgery recovery issues.

Otoplasty typically takes about one hour per ear, depending on the severity and what procedures are necessary. Your child can go home the same day but should refrain from activity for 3-5 days after surgery. A full recovery typically takes from 7-10 days. Dr. Cerrati uses the most advanced techniques for ear shaping and contouring, as well as hiding scars so they are virtually unnoticeable.

If your child has overly large, protruding ears or some other cosmetic ear issue, contact us today to schedule a pediatric otoplasty consultation with Dr. Cerrati at his Salt Lake City or South Jordan offices.

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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!!