Foot Cosmetic Surgery Makes Women Feel Like Cinderella

The "Cinderella surgery" can involve changing the length of toes, and "toe lipo" to make feet look better in shoes.
2:46 | 06/25/14

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Also burning up the "Gma" heat index, Cinderella surgery. The trend in cosmetic procedures, women are having their feet altered to fit in designer shoes. But a step in a dangerous direction? Juju Chang is here. Reporter: Fashionistas believe that no pain, no gain is the answer when it comes to sky high heels. Would you shorten your toes to get the fairytale ending of a little foot in a glass slipper? From peep toes to sexy slingbacks, women are obsessed with footwear. And some are going to extremes to squeeze into the heel welcomes going under the knife to change the shape and size of their foot. Call it Cinderella surgery. It can help you go from ugly stepsister to ready. It can be removing bunions or corns, and toe lipo, to make a chubby toe slim. They have long second toes that are too long and cause corns. But the majority of my patients, the feet are hurting. Reporter: Dr. Suzanne tries to keep her patients out of pain but in heels. And her patient sought her out in December. I was really embarrassed by the bunions. I was really embarrassed by the corns. When she came in, I think the challenge was the foot was rather wide. She felt she was perfect up to her ankle. Reporter: Six months after her full-foot facelift. They look so much better, and I'm not shy. Reporter: But not all doctors think we should get cosmetic surgery for the feet. Take a foot that's functioning well and run the risk of other problems is ludicrous. Reporter: She says they come to relieve the pain first, cosmet cosmetics, second. And slipping into the favorite pair of shoes makes it well worth it. I don't have to squeeze into them. They on, like a glass slipper. Reporter: Okay, I feel like the warning label now, but they are highly invasive. And they warn of permanent pain, numbness, restricted joint movement and the risk of infection and swelling and all of that. Talk about risk/benefit analysis. Yeah. The pain -- I don't know. I don't know. Thank you so much.

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