Women going for plastic surgery to fit into high heels

To sport trendy, vertiginous heels the likes of their favorite celebs, some women are opting for dermal filling in their feet — or even toe jobs, reportedly dubbed ‘Loub’ jobs after shoe designer Christian Louboutin — to make the shoes less painful, said media reports.

    According to the Daily Mail in the UK last week, inquiries by women requesting dermal filler injections into the toe pads, heels and balls of their feet have grown 21% over the past year in the UK.

    Described as being “virtually painless”, the treatments involve injecting collagen into the feet to create a pillowy effect, providing built-in cushion to soften the strain of wearing high heels. The treatment, administered by an experienced practitioner, costs from £320 and results can last up to 6 months.

    Why now? “The boom was revealed as it emerged sales of six-inch heels quadrupled in the past 12 months,” reported the UK’s Sun on Monday.

    Other procedures that have been around for years but are reportedly growing in popularity in the US and UK include surgically shaving down the sides of the pinky toe, or a toe tuck, to fit into narrow, pointy shoes.

    Another procedure ‘Cinderella Procedure’, which is a preventative correction that narrows the foot. Also injectable fillers, traditionally used for the face, have been used for purely aesthetic reasons: to smooth out the tops of bony feet (and droopy knees) for summer months.


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