How far would you go in pursuit of style? Would you surgically alter your foot in order to wear high-heeled, pointy-toed shoes?
The “Cinderella Procedure” makes feet narrower while correcting bunions. You can also have a toe-shortening procedure that will allow you to wear narrower, pointy-toed shoes without crushing your toes. Or how about taking fat from your abdomen to inject into the balls of your feet for extra cushioning while wearing high heels?
Podiatrist Ali Sadrieh, of Beverly Hills Aesthetic Foot Surgery, is quoted in The Wall Street Journal as saying, “It’s unrealistic to tell women not to wear high heels. I came up with procedures that allow the women to function, pain-free, in the real world.”
It is one thing to have corrective foot surgery for bunions and other painful foot conditions. It is quite another to do so for the sake of style. Surgery always comes with a certain amount of risk.
Perhaps I am hopelessly out-of-touch with the fashion world, but why on earth would anyone subject themselves to these procedures for the purpose of wearing punishing, impractical shoes? The fashion “experts” decide these torture devices are sexy so folks line up to have their toes shortened and their feet narrowed… something is very wrong with this picture.