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What is the Bunionplasty® Procedure and Am I a Candidate?

Dr. Neal Blitz

“Dear Dr. Blitz: I’m a 47-year-old man with a large bunion. Am I a candidate for the Bunionplasty® procedure?”

Good news – many patients are good candidates for the Bunionplasty® 360 Bunion Repair™ solution, no matter what size their bunions are.

In the Bunionplasty® procedure, the incisions are tiny and/or hidden, instead of ugly scars on the top of the foot. In fact, if you look at bunion surgery before and after pictures, you’ll see that Bunionplasty® procedure results are far more attractive than traditional bunion surgery. 

How does Bunionplasty® work?

The Bunionplasty® procedure uses special minimally invasive techniques to hide and minimize the incisions. But of course, bunion surgery isn’t just skin deep.

Correcting a bunion involves realigning the bones of the foot. The best bunion surgeons – whether in NYC, Beverly Hills, or elsewhere – are experts at many different approaches to bunionectomy (the underlying bone work needed to correct the bunion).

Who is the best bunion surgeon in NYC for the Bunionplasty® procedure?

Patients should choose their surgeon and procedure carefully. Doing your research will help you avoid complications like shortened big toe during bunion surgery, or toe drift after bunion surgery has healed.

With Dr. Blitz’s Bunionplasty® procedure, it’s equally important for the foot to function properly and look great. His expertise, along with his patent-pending method, has patients excited to show off their bunion surgery before and after pictures. 

Remember, only a Bunionplasty® Procedure Trained provider can perform this type of bunionectomy.

Who is a candidate for the Bunionplasty® procedure?

Most people with bunions are candidates for the Bunionplasty® procedure, even if their bunions are severe.

Why do other bunionectomy procedures leave huge scars?

It used to be that only small bunions could be fixed in a way that left minimal scarring – mainly because they only needed mild bone work to correct them with a bunionectomy. 

Since larger bunions used to require more extensive bone procedures, such as the Lapidus bunionectomy, older techniques used large incisions on the top of the foot to access the bones.

This meant that bunion surgery left big, ugly scars instead of the attractive results from the Bunionplasty® procedure.

How does the Bunionplasty® procedure result in little to no scarring?

Dr. Blitz has developed specialized implants that are patented just for minimally invasive bunion surgery, as well as other bunion surgery technology. These technologies allow him to correct even large or severe bunions, and still leave patients thrilled with their bunion surgery before and after pictures.

How? In the Bunionplasty® procedure, the bone work is performed through incisions that are hidden on the inside of the foot, along with other specialized techniques. So even if you have a large bunion – or bunions in both feet – you could be a candidate for the Bunionplasty® procedure.

Updated May 30, 2024

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