You may find that you are unhappy and embarrassed by the way your feet look. This may cause you to avoid certain situations, such as going to the beach or even wearing your favorite pair of shoes.
Cosmetic foot treatments include an array of treatments, procedures, and surgeries that are done to correct aesthetic issues in conjunction with medical conditions. It can include reshaping painful feet, adding fillers, or fixing a host of other visible problems that may be affecting how you feel physically and your self-esteem.
Cosmetic foot treatments allow you to get to know and love your feet. They offer you the opportunity to correct an unsightly visible defect so you’re no longer ashamed to go out in public. Sandals, beaches, and barefoot date nights will become a normal part of your life without any stress from worrying about your feet being seen - because you’ll want to show them off.
Because there are various types of treatments, you will need to contact Gotham Footcare in New York City to schedule a consultation. This allows a medical professional to examine your foot, review your medical history, and discuss what you would like done to verify your eligibility. Call or email today.
There are numerous cosmetic foot treatments available, which can treat a host of issues. Here’s a list of what Gotham Footcare can offer.
Aesthetic Bunion Surgery
This surgery involves the removal of a bunion on your foot, usually around the big toe. Because this is such a visible condition, it can instantly make a difference in how you view your foot. In addition, it can allow you to wear certain shoes without pain by removing the pressure point the bunion caused.
Aesthetic Hammertoe Surgery
This procedure is meant to correct deformities in toes 2 through 5 that make your toes curl and look like a hammer due to a bend in one or both joints. While this procedure is done to alleviate pain, aesthetically, this procedure will improve the appearance of your foot as a whole.
Cinderella Foot Surgery / Foot Narrowing Surgery
As this name implies, this surgery is all about making your foot smaller. It can remove bunions and reshape the bone on your big toe to point inwards, reducing your overall foot size. This allows you to wear certain brands more easily which are noted for always having a narrow fit.
Fillers for Feet
Injections of dermal fillers including Juvaderm, Restylane, Sculptra, and Leneva may be used to increase the padding on the ball of your foot to reduce pressure and pain associated with fat pad atrophy, painful calluses, and metatarsalgia. This is especially helpful if you wear high heels often and experience pain in the ball of your foot.
Lump & Bump Removals
If there are lumps or bumps on your foot made of soft-tissue masses (not bone), then this surgery is designed to remove them. This can alleviate pain and restore a natural-looking foot without any uncomfortable growths on it.
This procedure involves restoring unsightly nails using a polymer resin to create a durable, yet flexible artificial nail. Your nails are first cut and reshaped before the resin is applied and they are then sculpted to match your other toenails giving you a natural and aesthetic appearance to your nails.
Tailor’s Bunion Surgery
This surgery involves removing a Tailor’s bunion, which is a bony bump at the base of your little toe on the outside of your foot. It can stick out and make wearing certain shoe styles uncomfortable and can be fairly noticeable if you are barefoot.
Just as the name suggests, this procedure involves adding length to a short metatarsal bone. This can help correct uneven toes.
Toe Shortening Surgery
As the name says, this procedure works to shorten your toe by removing the affected joint. This can be helpful if you have toes that stick out past each other or your big toe, making them susceptible to blisters or calluses, and bruising or deformities of your nails, causing issues with wearing certain shoes.
Toe Straightening / Crooked Toes
This surgery involves realigning the phalangeal bones of your toes into a more straight position. This can alleviate issues with shoes or simply the visual aspects of bent and crooked toes.
Webbed Toe Surgery / Joined Toes
This surgery involves separating toes that are fused through skin and tissue (and occasionally bone). While webbed toes do not usually affect the foot’s mobility, it is a noticeable deformity in the feet.
Recovery times vary greatly between noninvasive treatments, minimally invasive procedures, and specific surgeries.
In all cases, you will likely need to take time off of work to allow your foot (feet) time to heal. This usually involves keeping your foot elevated and your weight off of it as much as possible. Depending on what procedure you have received, you may have a dressing or a cast. You may also need to use crutches. In any case, it’s important to make sure you have assistance when needed to speed up your healing.
Once you have fully recovered, your foot (feet) should now resemble the shape you would like. Due to swelling, results can take several months to become fully visible, although you will notice an immediate difference after surgery or a procedure such as filler injections.
Whether you have a visible deformity you wish to correct, or you are simply interested in reshaping your feet, a cosmetic foot treatment may provide the solution you’re looking for. To find out more about specific cosmetic foot treatments that may be right for you, call or email Gotham Footcare in New York City and set up your consultation today.Consultation
No. Cosmetic foot treatments are performed primarily to address aesthetic reasons, not health concerns.
This depends on the treatment you have. Surgeries can involve mild to moderate pain as you heal and undergo physical therapy. You can usually manage this with over-the-counter painkillers, but make sure to ask your doctor any questions you may have.
Most private health insurance companies will cover some or all of the cost. If you do not have health insurance, you can inquire about financing options during your consultation.
At Gotham Footcare in NYC, we strive at recognizing your individual needs and desired outcomes while formulating an effective and personalized treatment plan with the highest quality care available.
What sets Gotham Footcare apart from other podiatry offices is our dedication to providing you with the education you need to make well-informed decisions regarding your care. Regardless of what your foot and ankle trouble may be, at Gotham Footcare our team will work tirelessly to help you feel better. At Gotham Footcare, we help you put your best foot forward.