Foot Surgeries Revealed - Either for Fetish or for Relief

Samantha Johnson

by Samantha Johnson | May 7, 2012 @ 09:00AM

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Foot Surgery and Foot FetishIt's no secret that breast augmentation has remained the number one cosmetic surgery for years. While many women still choose to plump up their breasts to make themselves feel more confident and desirable, others are opting for an interestingly more taboo approach to seduction: toe cleavage.

In the last year, the number of cosmetic procedures performed on the feet has doubled. Women everywhere are getting procedures like the toe tuck, toe lengthening, toe shortening and fat injections to the balls of their feet in order to make them sexier.

Some blame Carrie Bradshaw, ('Sex and the City' Effect) but other speculation points to the increased amount of men who are absolutely obsessed with feet. Strange though it may seem, foot fetishism is the most common form of sexual preference for otherwise non-sexual objects or body parts. The shape of the arches, the size of the toes, the color of the nails, the type of shoes and even the severity of the stink can make some men weak in the knees. It's even rumored that New York Jets player Ryan Rex and his wife share the obsession.

Much like the foot fetish itself, aesthetic foot surgery has become somewhat controversial

Beverly Hills Aesthetic Foot Surgery makes beautifying feet their main goal with procedures like “The Cinderella Procedure: Preventative Bunion Correction” and “The Perfect 10! Aesthetic Toe Shortening.” These procedures can make feet more aesthetically pleasing and more able to fit into slinky stilettos. Of course, this comes at a price.

 

Foot Surgeries Diagram

 

According to Dr. Oliver Zong, a New York City podiatrist who performs between 30 and 40 cosmetic foot surgery procedures every month, the cost of a toe tuck averages about $2,000, or the price of two pairs of Louboutin shoes.

Much like the foot fetish itself, aesthetic foot surgery has become somewhat controversial, and, in some arenas, taboo. One of the most common concerns is the likelihood of improvement compared to the risk involved. Many argue that since feet are such a necessary part of everyday life, a complication in surgery can mean severe limitations in the future. As with any surgery, potential patients must do their homework about the procedure and doctor they choose in order to get the most satisfactory result.

The fact is, the demand for cosmetic foot surgery is increasing. Whether it's because of fashion-crazed ladies who can't give up their daily pumps, or their boyfriends who just can't get enough of those beautiful feet – the world may never know.

Top foot surgery procedures:

Cankle liposuction:

Excess fat deposits from the ankle area are removed with liposuction. Women, most often women of Asian descent, who naturally have wider calves due to muscle hypertrophy (an increase in size of muscle cells) are not candidates for cankle reduction surgery.

Toe tuck:

Any corns are removed along with any thickened soft tissue (non-bony tissue) that is present beneath it. The toe is then straightened so that it is no longer prominent when placed into a shoe.

Toe slimming:

Thickened skin on pinky toe is removed, and the bone may be shaved or straightened.

Toe shortening:

Bone segment is removed. The procedure can prevent hammertoes and corns.

Toe lengthening:

The bone is cut, then stretched or fused with an implant. This also repairs over-shortened toes.

Foot narrowing:

Corrects bunions on both sides, sometimes before deformities occur.

Foot padding:

Fat or fillers are injected into the ball of the foot for added padding.

Flat foot procedure:

An implant is placed into the arch of the foot to correct flat-footedness.

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