Cosmetic foot surgeries should be avoided

Many women are going under the knife in hopes of prettier feet, but they should know about the risks involved. 

Cosmetic foot surgeries should be avoided Ladies with nice-looking feet have all the luck. They can wear any type of fashionable shoe they like and often become the object of sexual desire because of their flawless toes and smooth heels. 

However, going to the lengths of cosmetic procedures like bunion surgery or filler injections may not be the best course of action, ABC News reported.

"The public needs to be aware of the risks associated with these procedures," said Glenn Pfeffer, president of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, quoted by the news source. "Women need to know what they are getting into."

Risks of cosmetic treatments include infection, nerve injury, swelling and chronic pain, which may affect a patient's ability to walk.

Additionally, the Mayo Clinic reports that healing time from bunion surgery can be two months or longer, and that bunions may recur following the operation. Bunion surgery should be a last resort option reserved for individuals whose quality of life is significantly harmed by their bunions or hammer toe.

Bunion splints or orthotics may be effective in reducing the appearance of a bony deformity like a bunion or hammer toe without the need for a costly, painful operation. 


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