Cosmetic Foot Surgery Deemed a “Cinderella” Procedure
Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on August 4, 2010
Women who want to squeeze into their favorite pair of high heels but can’t find the perfect fit do have the option of undergoing cosmetic foot surgery. This procedure is designed to sculpt and shape the foot by lengthening or trimming the toes, and may also help to remove painful bunions and other growths that are causing pain around the feet and ankles.
The cosmetic procedure has been deemed a “Cinderella” procedure by England’s the Daily Mail, and is now becoming a popular procedure both in Europe and in the United States.
The “Cinderella” procedure is a preventive bunion correction procedure, and can include a toe-shortening operation, and fat injections to create a cushion under the feet. The procedure can be performed by cosmetic surgeons and orthopedic surgeons, and may be able to correct certain foot deformities and reduce pain.
Some cosmetic surgeons also administer Botox injections to the feet. Botox injections can help to reduce sweating, inhibit fungal growth and also improve the overall texture and tone of the skin. Some women prefer to simply have their toes trimmed or lengthened.
Those who aren’t quite ready to go under the knife do have some alternative treatment options. Physical therapy can help to increase the range of motion in the joints and also reduce swelling and pain. Prescription orthotics-molded inserts can help to correct foot abnormalities and redistribute weight so that there is less pain or friction. Ultrasound-guided cortisone injections serve as an anti-inflammatory medication and can help to treat Achilles tendons, pain the heels and toes.
Interest in cosmetic foot surgery has increased slowly since the 1980s, and can help to address a number of problems with the foot. Many problems associated with high heels can be prevented, but women who have been wearing heels for several years and are now suffering from pain or the inability to wear heels without pain have several options.