Cosmetic Foot Surgery

San Francisco Podiatrist – Cosmetic Foot Surgery

Foot surgeries fall under several categories. Some are emergency procedures and performed to repair a bad break or tear in bone, muscle, tendons or ligaments. Others are reconstructive and address a prolonged foot ailment, such as the removal of bunions or the correction of other deformities. Cosmetic surgeries are procedures done on a healthy foot for the purpose of appearance. The complex structure of the foot includes 26 bones, 33 joints as well as the surrounding soft tissues and blood vessels, all working together to perform the vital function of walking. Any surgery involves some risk of damage, and a recovery period that can include immobilization and physical therapy. The risks and benefits of these elective procedures should be weighed carefully.