Women and heels go hand-in-hand. But just how far would you go to look good in your favorite pair of stilettos?
According to a new report from “Good Morning America”, some women are opting for toe-shortening surgery so they can squeeze into their favorite shoes.
While others are choosing injectable cushioning in the soles of the foot and even Botox, to prevent excess sweating.[You can watch the toe-curling segment here]
But even in today’s world of striving for perfection, is this surgery going too far?
According to leading plastic surgeon Dr. Constantino Mendieta the answer is “yes”!
”A lot of people suffer from over sweating of their feet and getting botox injections there is not a new procedure,” he says. ”People have been injecting botox in their high sweat areas for years that includes the armpits, the scalp and the feet. “This is a minor procedure that should work immediately and get you back on your feet in no time.
However, he goes on to say, “While I have not been asked about toe-shortening yet, I think that is a bit extreme. You will have to be off your feet for a number of days and there will be a lot of pain involved just to wear open toed shoes. And, depending on where you live, that might be good for only a few months out of the year. I know this is coming from a plastic surgeon, but sometimes less is more!”