More women are opting for elective orthopedic surgery to make wearing high-heels more comfortable...
For women high-heels equals pain, but the social expectations to wow people with newest fashions and accentuate the shape of the legs has women all over the world squeezing into the most uncomfortable type of footwear imaginable.
However an increasing amount of women are now opting to have cosmetic surgery on their feet to make wearing high-heels a more confortable experience.
Popular surgical procedures include shortening toes, receiving foot injections and removing the little toe completely.
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, an estimated 87% of women develop foot problems due to wearing high heels.
Patient’s like Susan Deming, who recently underwent a procedure to shortern her toes in her left foot say that unless you’ve experience such pain, it might seem like drastic action to have surgery. However Deming’s condition got so bad that she could not wear high heels or sandals for more than a few minutes without developing calluses and joint pain.
Nevertheless surgeons still advise that foot surgery should only be carried out when patiens stands to benefit medically from the procedure, and not simply for aesthetic reasons.
The American Podiatric Medical Association said in statement:
“Surgical procedures of the foot and ankle are generally performed for relief of pain, restoration of function, and reconstruction of deformities. . . Patients considering surgery of the foot or ankle, whether for medical or aesthetic reasons, are advised to consult a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association…
“Podiatrists performing surgery for medical or aesthetic reasons should have appropriate training, experience, and credentials to properly perform the surgery, manage the post-operative care, and treat the possible complications.” [Fox]
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- Garrett Tenney 'Stiletto Surgery' alters pinky toe for better fit. Fox News, 11/20/2012.