Anyone who has not received cosmetic foot care services in the past understandably has lots of questions about what treatments exist, what is right for their foot care needs, and how the whole process is conducted. If you are considering a certain cosmetic foot care treatment, whether it is bunion surgery or another need, it’s helpful to have all of your questions answered first. In this post, we will take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions people have related to cosmetic foot care.
- What Kind of Cosmetic Foot Care Services Exist?
Even though almost everyone who goes in for bunion surgery does so primarily because of the pain the bunion causes, sometimes the operation is labeled a “cosmetic surgery” because it is altering the appearance of the foot for the better. Therefore, one of the most common foot care services is bunion surgery. However, there are several other cosmetic surgery options that exist including cosmetic nail surgery for anyone with fungal toenail infections and ingrown toenails, a foot face lift to narrow the foot, and a cosmetic toe-shortening surgery. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your toes, toenails, or foot as a whole, consult with a podiatry specialist to get a comprehensive review of all the options and get the professional assistance need to choose the right one for you.
- Is a Cosmetic Foot Care Surgery/Service Covered by Insurance?
Ultimately, it depends on the situation and the insurance provider you have. In many cases, cosmetic foot care surgeries, treatments, and other cosmetic-related medical services are not covered by insurance. But it is always worth asking your insurance company if your treatment will be covered or not.
- Is Surgery Always Needed to Correct a Cosmetic Issue?
No. There are plenty of cosmetic issues that affect a person’s feet that won’t ever result in the need for surgery. It’s understandable that our feet, parts of our body that are susceptible to so much wear because we use them constantly, will not always be cosmetically flawless. Things such as corns, ingrown toenails, calluses, and dry feet can be common problems for virtually everyone. In these instances, there are some things you can do on your own such as applying a topical ointment, taking medication to get rid of an infection, or keeping your feet moisturized. If you have tried multiple remedies and nothing seems to correct your cosmetic problem, schedule a visit with a podiatry specialist to get a thorough assessment of the issue and a treatment that will effectively and fully heal your foot.
- What Can I do to Keep Cosmetic Issues From Affecting my Feet Again?
Once you get your foot problem treated, whether it was a bunion, hammertoe, corn, or other issue, the last thing you want is to be affected by the same problem or another problem again. In most instances such as a fungal toenail infection, you won’t need to worry about it constantly reoccurring. So long as you get the proper treatment and medication, it isn’t a problem that will plague you for years. Generally, these infections are cleared up quite quickly. As far as bunions or dry feet, for example, the best thing to do is wear the proper footwear and avoid harmful activities that could cause you pain or wear on your feet.
Have another foot care or cosmetic-related question that you need answered? Don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our team of dedicated podiatry specialists is more than happy to discuss your needs and go over our comprehensive list of foot care services with you whether you need wound care, a surgery, or medical treatment.