Jan 24, 2011

Horrible New Trend: Cosmetic Toe Surgery.

He who is born a fool is never cured......be happy. It's one way of being wise...

We all have parts of of bodies that at some given time we would really like to change or at least we think we do....but imagine if for every little "imperfection" we start to snip here and there....this world would be made up with even more "freaks" than it already has.

Here is something that caught my attention.  I ask myself " WHAT NEXT"

Cosmetic surgery is constantly on the rise, with new, untapped parts of the body up for potential restructuring. Toe surgery is the new trend, or more specifically, helping women's feet look pretty in high heels, and let them wear high heels more comfortable. This has become a $45 million a year business.

pretty in heels:)

 One woman named Audy was embarrassed that her second toe was longer than her big toe, and yearned for a procedure to make her toes conform to what she considered ideal. "All the girls are wearing cute high heels, open toes and they look pretty, and me—I have to wear always closed shoes because I feel like they're staring at my long toe," Audy told ABC News.

like everyone I also love heels:)
 Podiatrist Ali Sardine in Beverly Hills, California., actually offers toe shortening procedures for up to $3,000, and they sound as awful as you'd imagine. They must dislocate the toe, saw out a small chunk of the bone, and then insert a titanium rod to hold the shortened toe together. This seems gruesome, and painful, and like the perfect surgery for an insecure person with too much money. Really, who even looks at your toes?!

Several other feet surgeries are growing in popularity as well. There's the pinky toe tuck, where fat is removed from the littlest piggie to make it narrower and able to fit into more pointy shoes. Another procedure involves liposuctioning fat from a patient's belly and injecting it into the balls of their feet to act as a permanent cushion when wearing high heels. Double yuck.

The American Podiatric Medical Association and officially and the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) are both strongly against cosmetic foot surgeries because of the potential risks and complications that may accompany them, like permanent nerve damage, infection, scarring, chronic pain, not to mention the feet reverting to how they were pre-operation.

I can't understand the appeal for all these surgeries...first there is all that pain involved..YIKES!!  then not to mention all that $$ for some procedure that no one will even notice....sounds just crazy and plain stupid if you ask me....just wear the heels...they look beautiful and no one cares about your toes:)  Everyone's busy checking out the legs and the heels...trust me I know:)

 My advise is  use that money on something constructive...be it a nice down payment to a home, a vacation but something that will leave you feeling rejuvenated.....and with a sense of accomplishment.  No one cares if your toes are misaligned:)...Ask yourself this question: will this matter a year from now?"

always happy:)

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections......so don't worry be happy:)

until next time....