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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 Park City office.

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 Park City office.

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Based on 141 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!