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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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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!