The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society is warning patients to
avoid “foot facelifts,” according to a press release
Cosmetic foot surgery includes narrowing the foot to better fit high
heels; shortening the second toe so it is 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,”
Michael Pinzur, MD, Loyola University Health System foot and ankle surgeon and
professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation at Loyola
University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, stated in a press release.
“I hope patients will follow the Foot and Ankle Society’s
recommendation that surgery should never be performed just to improve the
appearance of the foot.”