Surgeons Caution Against Cosmetic Foot Surgery

by Savitha C Muppala on  June 26, 2010 at 6:42 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Surgeons have issued a warning against cosmetic surgery to the feet which could cause scarring and nerve damage.
 Surgeons Caution Against Cosmetic Foot Surgery
Surgeons Caution Against Cosmetic Foot Surgery

The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society warned patients to avoid "foot facelifts", which include narrowing the foot to better fit high heels, shortening the second toe so it's not longer than the big toe and making the little toe shorter and skinnier to accommodate high heels.

"The risks of such surgeries-including infections, pain, scarring and nerve damage-are much greater than the benefits," said Loyola University Health System foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Michael Pinzur.

"I hope patients will follow the Foot and Ankle Society's recommendation that surgery never be performed just to improve the appearance of the foot," Pinzur added.

Source: ANI

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like