Beauty And The Pain Of Wearing Heels

Posted on: November 23rd, 2012 by Joy Niemack

Finding a pair of heels that are comfortable to walk in for more than 10 minutes at a time is definitely a challenge, but believe it or not, some women are going to insane extremes to make the process a whole lot easier.

Some women will do just about anything to fit into their favorite pair of high heels – including surgery. A growing number of women are paying to surgically alter their feet just to make wearing heels a more comfortable experience.

Surgical procedures such as shortening toes, receiving foot injections and even completely cutting off pinky toes are on the rise.

Shortening toes is just one of the many surgical procedures that can make wearing heels less painful. Others range from simply removing bunions to injecting collagen into the balls of the feet for added cushion.

Dr. Nathan Lucas, a podiatrist in Memphis with 15 years of experience performing such procedures.Lucas has seen a steady increase in the number of women interested in surgical options to help take away the pain of wearing high heels, as many as 30 patients a month in the last year.

“It’s on the rise here because the more people know about it, then of course the more they inquire about it, and they seek to get certain things done, just because they didn’t know, they didn’t know it exists,” said Lucas.

There are others in the medical field though who say that any surgery is dangerous, and that foot procedures for purely cosmetic purposes are not a good idea.

“Surgery performed solely for the purpose of improving the appearance or size of the foot or ankle carries risks without medical benefit, and therefore should not be undertaken,” according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

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How far would you go to look beautiful?


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