The feet are incredibly important structures, not only for a person’s balance and mobility but also for a person’s aesthetic appeal. This is especially in warmer climates like Los Angeles, where feet are shown a lot through flip-flops and sandals as well as at pools and at the beach. As a result, more and more people are turning to cosmetic foot surgery as a way to improve the look of their feet not realizing that they are also correcting abnormal boney deformities that can lead to painful arthritic joints later in life.
Cosmetic surgery is no longer limited to breast augmentations and nose jobs or for the rich and famous. Regular, everyday people are now exploring options for both aesthetic and functional foot surgeries to help alleviate foot problems and change foot appearances. Coincidentally, in most cases, altering the foot’s appearance can also prevent impending structural issues and arthritic joints. Most of these types of corrections are also covered by medical insurance.
You might not realize it, but a lot of money is spent to improve the cosmetic appearance of the feet. For many people, this involves routine pedicures and purchasing the latest and most stylish shoes. Unfortunately, many high-heels are extremely uncomfortable and can actually cause serious damage to foot structure. If you wish to properly take care of your feet, it is recommended that you schedule routine check-ups with a board certified podiatrist.
At La Peer Health Systems, our Beverly Hills podiatrist, Dr. Kamran Jamshidinia can help to correct a number of foot problems with the following cosmetic procedures:
In the general population, some people have an excessively longer second or third toe causing problems with shoe fit and callusing and dislocation syndromes of the joints of these particular toes. Many patients believe that there are no solutions available for this common problem. Sometimes this can be embarrassing when wearing certain sandals or shoes. A toe shortening procedure is incredibly quick and easy with minimal downtime.
One of the most common foot issues in the United States, bunions can be very painful and unattractive. Luckily, the board-certified podiatrists at La Peer can perform a bunionectomy to remove the bunion and help to realign the big toe.
This condition can be painful and detrimental to a person’s balance, as hammertoes can cause toes to curl improperly. A surgical procedure can work to relax the tissue in the foot and help to put the toes back into their previous positions. This is an outpatient procedure and in most cases patients are allowed to walk the same day of surgery in a protective boot. There is only minimal pain in the first 48-72 hours after the procedure but overall very easily tolerated with standard pain medications and over the counter remedies. Learn more about hammertoe surgery at our outpatient facilities.
Bones spurs occur when there is an outgrowth of bone or cartilage in the foot, and they can cause pain from the excessive pressure when feet are used for walking. This foot pressure can lead to corns, blisters and calluses. Typically a podiatrist would do a simple surgery to remove the bone or cartilage causing the spur.
CONTACT A BOARD CERTIFIED PODIATRIST
Obviously, feet are important structures that are used by the vast majority of us everyday. It’s important to take care of them so that your daily activities will not be affected by pain or discomfort. The board-certified podiatrists at La Peer Health Systems can work with you to help you reach the individual goals for your feet.
You may be experiencing a painful bunion or bone spur that you would like to have removed, or you may want to make a change to the appearance of your feet in order for you to feel beautiful and comfortable in sandals or barefoot or make wearing high heals more comfortable. Contact us today to find out how we can help with these issues and more!
Our highly trained staff of doctors, nurses, and support staff bring a tremendous amount of experience to La Peer Health System’s Podiatry Department. As a result, it is one of the best for this cosmetic foot surgery in the country. Please feel free to contact our Podiatry Department at 855-360-9119 or email at [email protected] to find out first-hand the La Peer difference!
For more information about cosmetic foot surgery, visit our Bunion Surgery Center of Excellence website, which contains more detailed information about our podiatry department at La Peer.
For more information about other foot and ankle procedures, visit our Foot and Ankle Surgery Center of Excellence website.
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