PODIATRIST STATES THAT COSMETIC FOOT SURGERY IS NOT ETHICAL
posted: Jun 18, 2014.
Podiatrist, Dr. Hillary Brenner, a podiatric surgeon in New York and a member of the Anerican Podiatric Medicial Association states, "many podiatrists do not support the idea of cosmetic foot surgery. 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. A number of patients -- mostly women -- have come to her requesting cosmetic surgery. Several women hoped to have their pinky toes removed in order to fit into smaller shoes. I always turns them down, however. Why fix something that's not broken?"
Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics has ever suggested 'cosmetic surgery' to any patient nor will never in the future. It simply makes no sense whatsoever and our position is supported by most reputable doctors.