Did you think that the plastic surgery craze couldn’t get any worse? Hold on to your hats. Apparently, you can now reduce the size of your toes if you think they are too fat.
Cosmetic Surgery for Fat Toes
In New York, podiatrist Dr. Oliver Zong has spent many years performing surgical procedures for ‘toe-besity’, as he calls it. Zong revealed that although he started out shortening toes, he now offers to re-shape them and slim them down.
Talking to ABC News, he said that this was no different from any other cosmetic procedure in that his patients were awkward, embarrassed and ashamed in the start but gained self-esteem after the surgery.
This is some pretty expensive self-esteem – about $2500 if we go by Zong’s rates.
Another podiatrist in NYC, Dr. Hilary Brenner, also talked to ABC. She’s had women come in and tell her to remove their pinky toes so they can slip into smaller shoes. Brenner said she refuses to do so because it’s just not ethical considering that the risks of infection, reaction to anaesthesia and deformity are too high.
What do you think of this… ahem… trend?