While many attribute cosmetic surgery to enhancing the appearance of the face...now many women are going in for toe tucks and foot lifts. The pressure to look good from head to toe, the desire to slip into designer heels and to feel good is seen as the driving force behind this trend. Though it comes with its share of risks and complications, beauty conscious women are not deterred from their quest to make the most of cosmetic procedures to optimize their beauty.
a. This is a cosmetic procedure performed to improve the look of the foot.
b. It is also used to help people with bunions and corns.
c. Foot is narrowed and toes are shortened to give it a slim look.
d. This is a highly popular procedure.
e. Toe tucks take about half an hour and patients are required to wear surgical shoes for a week.
a. Since this procedure is performed under anesthesia, there is the risk of associated side effects.
b. A person might suffer from infections and scarring.
c. At times, it can lead to deformed foot.
d. It is not recommended by The American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS).
e. This procedure is not covered by insurance.
a. Full foot treatment like narrowing and work on all the toes - around $13,000 to $18,000 per foot.
b. One toe – around $1,500.
Surgeon we know who are offering the procedure
Dr. Oliver Zong, New York