Corrective foot surgery can be performed strictly for cosmetic reasons, but the benefit is twofold. In addition to increasing the overall attractiveness of your foot, its function is generally improved or restored as well. Conservative care should be considered, but may be impractical and temporary, whereas corrective surgery is the best long-term solution. We use an innovative and refined approach to surgery that typically leads to less pain, quicker recovery period, and improved cosmetic appearance with minimal scarring. All procedures are done on an outpatient basis, with the patient going home and usually being able to walk the same day.
One of the most popular cosmetic surgeries is the procedure to repair bunions. While there are many different types of bunion surgeries, the most common is a bunionectomy, which removes the entire bunion. A bunionectomy relieves your foot pain and restores your foot’s aesthetic appearance.
Hammertoe occurs when the joint of a toe begins to bend into a claw-like position and will not straighten. This condition usually gets worse with time and may result in total loss of feeling in one or multiple toes. Restoring your toes gives you immediate pain relief and will help prevent other foot conditions, such as bunions, corns, and calluses.
In addition to the surgeries listed above, there are many other common procedures that improve the look and function of the foot. For example, corns and calluses can be corrected with a fairly simple procedure. More severe foot injuries often require surgery to restore foot’s appearance and function.
For many of our patients, cosmetic foot surgery is done simply to correct an aesthetic problem. Popular procedures of this type include reshaping toes and narrowing of the feet.
Another popular aesthetic procedure is toe shortening, which alleviates the pain of a pinched toe inside a shoe. Toe shortening is also a subtle, yet highly effective way to improve the shape of the feet, bringing the toes into a more harmonious balance with the rest of the foot.
Please call our podiatry office in Merrillville, IN, at 847-390-7666 if you have any additional questions about corrective foot surgery. We will be happy to provide you with all the information that you need. Come experience Weil Foot & Ankle Institute! You will see our Merrillville podiatrist offers 5-star podiatry care in Merrillville, Valparaiso, Portage, Munster, Schererville, Dyer, Chesterton, St. John, Crown Point, Porter, and Highland, IN.