- What is Cinderella surgery?
- What are some the abnormalities/deformities that Cinderella surgery addresses?
- Who performs Cinderella surgery and is it safe?
- How much does Cinderella surgery cost?
- What is recovery like after Cinderella surgery?
- Who is a viable candidate for Cinderella surgery?
- The verdict on Cinderella surgery
What are some the abnormalities/deformities that Cinderella surgery addresses?
Cinderella surgery is not purely a cosmetic surgery, it can also be effective in addressing actual medical issues in the form of abnormalities and deformities of the feet as follows:
Bunions are bone abnormalities of the big toe. A bunion forms when the big toe leans in towards the other toes instead of pointing straight due to prolonged, abnormal motion and pressure on the joint in question. This angle creates the bunion that looks like a bump on the side of the big toe. When bunions first form they are often painless, however pain often starts to develop as the bunions progress.
The pain is caused from the toes crowding together which then results in a deformity and affects the way one walk on their toes.
Bunions are thought to be genetic or the result of wearing uncomfortable shoes for a long period of time. Many women who have worn heels for a number of years due to their career or personal preferences are known to develop bunions. Uncomfortable shoes will also aggravate bunions once they have formed.
Both men and women develop bunions but women tend to develop them far more often than men. Having bunions results in both men and women experiencing difficulties in finding shoes that fit them and do not cause discomfort.
Recovery from a bunionectomy (and when it’s done as part of Cinderella surgery) is roughly eight weeks.
These are toes that are bent into a strange or odd position. They often look deformed in appearance. These toe issues occur in the smaller toes, whereas bunions occur in the big toes.
The three toe deformities are explained as follows:
- Hammer toes bend down towards the floor, this bend begins at the middle toe joint. The result is a rise in the middle toe joint. Hammer toes are known to occur with bunions.
- Claw toes affect the four smaller toes simultaneously. The toes begin to bend up from the joint where the foot and the toes meet and then bend down at the joints near the tips of the toes and at the middle joint. The result looks very similar to that of a claw.
- Mallet toes bend down at the top joint of the toe. This normally affects the second toe, however, the other small toes may also be affected.
If you notice that your toes look odd or if you experience any pain in your toes, then it is best that you speak to your doctor. Some toe deformities can be fixed through physical therapy and do not require surgical treatment.
The cause of these types of toe deformities is often from wearing shoes that are too tight for you. Tight shoes force the toes to stay in place for a long period of time and this causes the muscles to tighten and the tendons to contract or shorten, making it difficult to straighten your toes. Eventually, you may not be able to straighten your toes at all.
These toe issues tend to affect more women than men as women wear tighter, narrower shoes – the high heel kind of course. So, just when you thought beauty couldn’t get any more painful, if you’re looking to undo years of damage or simply make your feet more attractive, then it can, and that’s where Cinderella surgery comes in.