The consistent growth in the cosmetic surgery industry is not surprising. What is surprising is the newest cosmetic surgery craze is all about slimming down your toes.
The condition of “toe-besity” had led patients to medical professionals in the hopes of slimmer, more attractive toes.
ABC News reported on the phenomenon this morning. “When people first started asking, I said ‘What?’” said Dr. Oliver Zong, who is surgical director at NYC FootCare. “We were mostly doing toe shortenings in the beginning. Now, he said, more and more people are zoning in on the smaller details of their feet, like the width of their toes. For many patients, an odd-looking toe is a source of great embarrassment.”
Some medical professionals are highly critical of the practice feeling that any type of foot surgery for cosmetic purposes is unnecessary.
“I don’t think it’s ethical unless you’re having pain,” said Dr. Hillary Brenner, a podiatric surgeon in New York and a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Brenner said a number of patients — mostly women — have come to her requesting cosmetic surgery. Several women hoped to have their pinky toes removed in order to fit into smaller shoes. She always turns them down, however.
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