“I hate my bunions, but I love my sandals. Is there an approach to bunion surgery that doesn’t leave huge scars on the top of my foot?”
As the best bunion surgeon in NYC, Dr. Blitz sees many patients who are passionate about their favorite shoes. But older approaches to bunion surgery used big incisions that left large, ugly scars. Historically, patients who had lapidus bunionectomy or other types of bunionectomy would end up with a long scar right on the top of their foot. So even if their shoes fit comfortably again after bunion surgery, they were too self-conscious to show off their new, bunion-free feet.
In Dr. Blitz’s bunion surgery practice, patients specifically seek out the Bunionplasty® 360° Bunion Repair™ procedure to avoid noticeable scarring after bunion surgery. Bunionplasty® is like plastic surgery for bunions, leaving little to no scarring even when correcting a bunion that’s large or severe.
In Bunionplasty®, a special patent-pending techniques allows the use of tiny incisions and/or incisions that are hidden on the inside of the foot. But these tiny, hidden bunion surgery incisions still let the surgeon perform the underlying bone work, so that the bunion is repaired correctly.
By using plastic surgery techniques to handle the skin during bunion surgery, Dr. Blitz is able to minimize scarring. He also provides complete instructions for how to prepare for bunion surgery, shows patients how to ice their foot after bunion surgery, recommends nutritional supplementation to support optimal healing, and provides other recommendations, referrals, and general post-surgical care and guidance.
Looking at a doctor’s bunion pictures from before and after surgery is a great way to get a sense for the kinds of results that surgeon can achieve. Of course, every patient is different, so your bunion before and after will be specific to your foot shape, bunion size, skin tone and texture, and other factors. Once you’ve had Dr. Blitz’s Bunionplasty® procedure, you’ll be able to share bunion surgery photos of your own, and show off your new feet with confidence.