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NewImage.com Finds Cosmetic Foot Surgery Popularity is All Talk and No Walk

Interviews with foot surgery pundits, Dr. Steven K.D. Ross and Dr. James R. Christina, challenge the popularity of cosmetic foot surgery.

Norwalk, CT, September 4, 2007 – NewImage.com, the premier online cosmetic surgery and elective health destination for personal image enhancement, in interviews with the president of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), Dr. Steven Ross, and with Dr. James R. Christina, director of Scientific Affairs for the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) finds that cosmetic foot surgery is all talk and no walk in an article published today.

Over the years, the alleged popularity of cosmetic foot surgery procedures has created controversy within the orthopedic community and also uncertainty involving its benefits and risks for those who may consider this type of surgery.  NewImage.com, in an effort to help visitors make an educated decision about whether or not to undergo cosmetic foot surgery, spoke to two foot surgery experts to discuss the truths, risks, benefits, and even urban legends surrounding cosmetic foot surgery, in an interesting article called "Cosmetic Foot Surgery: All Talk No Walk".

In 2003, after media reports of an increase in cosmetic foot surgery, the AOFAS issued a statement warning that the risks of cosmetic foot surgery outweighed its benefits.   Members of the AOFAS will only perform reconstructive surgery, or surgery to correct a foot that is not functioning properly or that is in pain, the type of surgery, Dr. Ross of the AOFAS, calls reconstructive surgery. "Even if reconstructive surgery ends up improving how your foot looks, it is still reconstructive, not cosmetic", he said in his interview with NewImage.com.

Dr. Christina, from the APMA, on the other hand, said that in reality the distinction between the two can be hard to make.  A gray area exists between reconstructive and cosmetic foot surgery, he said, giving the example of surgery done to correct foot pain caused only by wearing certain shoes.  Rumors of women having their littlest toe removed so that they can wear very narrow shoes are widespread, but Dr. Christina noted that he has no knowledge of anyone who has actually done it and suggests it may just be an urban legend.

Dr. Christina lets patients make a decision to have cosmetic foot surgery after warning them about the risks involved.  However, he said that the popularity of this type of cosmetic surgery may be overrated.  "It [cosmetic foot surgery] may be talked about more often than it is performed." 

About NewImage.com

Founded in 2006, NewImage.com is the premier online cosmetic surgery and elective health destination for personal image enhancement solutions and information to help consumers make educated decisions about elective medical and dental procedures. With reliable and accurate information on cosmetic plastic surgery, surgical hair restoration, med spa therapies, cosmeceuticals, laser hair removal, and cosmetic dentistry; access to a network of 150-plus board-certified surgeons nationwide, hair restoration centers nationwide, flexible financing programs, and personal image consulting assistance with surgical procedures, NewImage.com can be considered the one-stop destination for cosmetic plastic surgery and more.  NewImage.com is based out of Norwalk, Conn.  

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