Move over rhinoplasty, bunionplasty, the plastic surgery for bunion removal is quickly growing in popularity. The rise of cosmetic foot surgery means unsightly bunions are often the first to go. Bunions are a growth caused by an enlargement of the bone or tissue around the joint of the big toe. They are most commonly found in women and caused by wearing high heels. The higher the shoes and the longer they are worn determine the growth speed and size of bunions on individual’s feet.
Bunions can be painful, which is one of the reasons why so many women are turning to plastic surgery. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon has to consider how best to remove the excess and properly reshape the bone to keep the same foot shape. Also, they have to consider carefully how to do so without leaving any scarring.