If you remember the story of Cinderella, you’ll understand where the term “Cinderella Foot Surgery” came from. Cinderella’s feet fit perfectly into those magical glass slippers. However, many women aren’t as lucky when it comes to being able to wear the kinds of fashionable or trendy shoes they’d like to because the shape and size of their feet or imperfections like bunions prevent them from doing so.

Cinderella foot surgery focuses on reshaping the foot to accommodate more footwear options and correcting the issues that cause pain and impair comfort. This can involve fixing bunions, bunionettes, and hammertoes that cause increasing amounts of pain as they progress. It can also include shortening the length of the toes. But as with any surgical procedure, Cinderella foot surgery has upsides and potential downsides that you should know about if you are considering such an operation.

Pros of Cinderella Foot Surgery

  • More extensive footwear choices. Not only can foot problems and deformities limit the kinds of shoes you can wear, but issues like bunions and hammertoes can be made worse by tight and ill-fitting, albeit stylish and trendy, footwear. Cinderella foot surgery can resolve these issues and open up a universe of footwear options that were previously off-limits. 
  • Greater confidence and self-esteem. If your feet feel unsightly, they can make you feel unsightly. Embarrassment, insecurity, and lower self-esteem can all be byproducts of not feeling good about how you look. Correcting aesthetically displeasing foot and toe conditions can address these impediments and help you feel better about yourself and your appearance.
  • Fixing underlying mechanical issues. Many of the unsightly foot problems often addressed in Cinderella foot surgery, such as bunions and hammertoes, are also the cause of pain, discomfort, and other mechanical issues. Surgery that fixes these conditions can not only improve the look of the feet but also resolve the underlying medical problem and eliminate associated functional limitations or pain.

Cons of Cinderella Foot Surgery

The overwhelming majority of Cinderella foot surgeries go smoothly and achieve the patient’s desired results. But, as with any type of invasive surgery, the procedure is not without risks or potential complications. These include:

  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Anesthesia problems
  • Scarring
  • Extended recovery period

Call JAWSpodiatry Today to Learn More About Cinderella Foot Surgery

At JAWSpodiatry in Hollywood, Florida, we get that problems with the appearance of your feet can be just as troublesome and impactful as problems that cause pain or discomfort. When you make an appointment with one of our podiatrists, we will not only examine your feet to determine the nature and extent of your condition, but will also take the time to learn about your concerns and treatment goals. If we do recommend surgery, our experienced podiatrists will perform your procedure with the utmost care and precision, using the most advanced technology and methods. 

Please contact us today at (954) 922-7333 to schedule a consultation.