I’ve known people that thing toes and feet are gross. I get it; toes often walk on dirty floors or shoved into smelly socks. I’ve even known people who think toes are weird looking– but I’ve never meet anyone who has though their toes are fat.
A new “condition” called “toe-besity” have brought about a new type of plastic surgery. “Good Morning America” recently spoke to Dr. Oliver Zong, a surgeon in New York City who specializes in toe “reshapings.” Dr. Zong started out doing toe shortenings (yikes!) and now also slimmes down fat toes.
This type of surgery is completely elective, so none of it is covered by insurance. The procedure can cost anywhere from hundreds up to $2,500.
Other doctors disagree with Dr. Zong’s willingness to do these types of surgeries. Says Dr. Hillary Brenner, a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association:
I don’t think it’s ethical unless you’re having pain. You’re undergoing risks — there’s the risk of anesthesia, infection, deformity of the toe if the surgery is not done right, a risk of reoccurrence and the risk of surgery in general. It’s trauma to the foot.
Dr. Brenner goes on to explain that she has had women wanting to have their pinky toes removed in order to fit into smaller shoe sizes, but she always refusing, saying “Why fix something that’s not broken?”
Dr. Zong’s retort:
I think it’s the same as if you would ask for any kind of cosmetic surgery. They’re very embarrassed by the situation and afterward, they gain self-esteem and feel more confident. Some people have said they’re so embarrassed that their boyfriends have never seen their feet.
What do you think, Lovelies? Would you ever have your toes ‘reshaped?’
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