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Cosmetic Foot Surgery

Cosmetic foot surgery is becoming more and more mainstream, however, not everyone that wants it should be considered as a candidate for the procedures.

Think about it...you are walking on the surgical site, so extra measures and care must be applied.

Facts

  • During most foot surgery post-operative periods, you cannot get the surgical site wet. Make sure to use a cast cover!
  • You will need anesthesia clearance. This can be done through your primary care doctor or for hospital surgery, you can do the clearance at the facility.
  • Swelling is a big side effect of surgery. You can get swelling from almost any type of surgery but it happens in ALL foot surgeries. Depending on the procedure, an inflatable boot or compression dressing may be required to control the swelling.
  • After surgery most patients have a visible scar. We do have products to help with scar reduction in the office. SOME surgeries have virtually no scarring, but we’ll chat with you one-on-one about options.

Scheduling

Most surgeries performed by Dr. Amy Barko are scheduled in advance since most are elective. If you are thinking about getting a procedure in before your deductible rolls over, then we need to see you at least 3 months before the year is over.

Rest

REST!!!!

After almost all surgeries or procedures patients need rest, especially after foot surgery since you walk on the surgical site.

How long you will be off your feet will depend on the kind of surgery it is. Is it minimally invasive? Usually, there's no downtime at all.

Other downtime estimates depend on your lifestyle, job, current health and the type of surgery.

We can definitely figure it out together. The scariest part is the unknown. Let's chat about a plan.

  • Toe Straightening

    Hammertoes are very common in patients. Almost every patient we see has some sort of hammertoe. Most of the time a hammertoe does not cause pain. But a lot of the time it can cause embarrassment or ill-fitting shoes.

  • Toe Lengthening

    Cosmetic surgery is useful when the patient has a toe that is too short but does not cause pain. When a toe is short it can alter the look of your foot and make it hard to wear sandals or go barefoot in front of others.

  • Toe Shortening

    Cosmetic surgery is useful when the patient has a toe that is too long but does not cause pain. When a toe is long it can alter the look of your foot and make it hard to wear sandals or go barefoot in front of others. It can also make shoes fit weird.

  • Hammertoes

    Hammertoes are an unnatural bending upward of the joints in the smaller toes, usually the second and third toe, causing the toe to resemble an upside down V.

  • Crooked 5th Toe

    A crooked 5th toe is very common in patients. Actually, it is one of the most common types of hammertoes we see in the office. Most of the time this crooked toe does not cause pain, but a lot of the time it can cause embarrassment or ill-fitting shoes.

  • Bunions

    Cosmetic surgery is useful when the patient has a bunion that bothers them but does not cause pain. A bunion can alter the look of your foot and make it hard to wear sandals or go barefoot in front of others. It can also make shoes fit poorly.

  • Bunionette

    A bunionette is the bump on the outside of your foot. Or a “baby bunion” as most patients call it. Cosmetic surgery is useful when the patient has a bunionette that bothers them but does not cause pain.

  • Bellafill ™

    Unfortunately, as we age, we lose volume all over our body causing our skin to become weaker and thinner. This can cause pain, especially in the ball of the foot, while going barefoot or wearing your favorite pair of high heels.