New York — A growing number of Americans are kicking around the idea of cosmetic toe surgery, according to recent reports.
Procedures to shape, resize and thin toes are on the rise in the United States, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reports.
Oliver Zong, DPM, a New York podiatrist, appeared recently on “Good Morning America” recently to discuss toe slimming and reshaping surgery.
“We were mostly doing toe shortenings in the beginning,” Dr. Zong said.
Some surgeons have reservations about performing cosmetic toe procedures, however.
Hillary Brenner, D.P.M., a podiatric surgeon and member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, says she sees the potential for more problems than benefits.
“You’re undergoing risks,” the Daily Mail quotes Dr. Brenner as saying. “There’s the risk of anesthesia, infection, deformity of the toe if the surgery is not done right, a risk of reccurence and the risk of surgery in general. Why fix something that isn’t broken?”
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