As much as it may seem as an extreme move to have a surgery to remove corns, sometimes such a surgical operation is important. In fact, it is the only way that you can actually remove them overnight.
While home remedies provide cheaper removal options or even additional benefits such as when they are used to get rid of ringworm/athlete’s foot, they cannot be depended on to get rid of corns overnight or to rectify foot deformities.
Before finally deciding to go with the surgery, there are some things you will need to know. Although your doctor will take you through any important detail you need to know, they might find some details unnecessary to discuss with you. Therefore, getting a heads-up can be very important.
Cosmetic Corn removal surgery procedures
Just like surgeries to get rid of different types of moles, there are various forms which a corn removal surgery can take. They include:
The corn can be removed with minimal disturbance done to the bone to which the toe or the affected area is attached. It is very simple and will rarely take more than 30 minutes. Complete recovery will not take more than 2 weeks.
The surgery can also have the shape and size of toes manipulated. This is achieved by loosening tendons that control the movement of toes on the foot. When the tendons are too tight, toes may end up curling or taking on abnormal shapes which will tend to create friction against footwear.
Corn removal surgery can also involve some correction or removal done on an unidentified bone which is contributing to the formation of corns. This is mainly done on the small finger. Fibrous corns, which are basically corns that have been left without treatment for a long time, tend to go deeper into the skin and may require this type of treatment. An excision is used to expose the bone to be removed or rectified.
The degree of foot deformity, such as very large bunions, will determine which form of corn removal surgery will be performed on you. In this case, your doctor may discuss it with you or just decide to give you just the basics. As it stands, you will probably have only a rough idea on what is to be done to you.
These surgical procedures may seem scary or complicated. Truth be told, they are not much different from cutting off skin tags. You can watch a video illustration or browse through the available pictures and images. All in all, the surgery should be done by a qualified doctor and in a licensed clinic.
Corn removal surgery before and after results
Rarely will there be after-surgery complications for corn removal. The parts of the foot or hand where the surgery has been done may, however, swell a bit. To avoid this, follow the right post-care guidelines such as putting on the right footwear provided in the clinic.
Since the surgery involves physically cutting off the hardened parts of the corn, anesthesia will be administered before and after the surgery. You may feel some discomfort or pain after the anesthesia has depleted. This is however very tolerable and should not be something to worry about.
Before and after surgery care services will most likely restrain you from taking walks, even brief ones. You will only be free to use the bathroom on your own after the first week. After two weeks, patients who did not need toe realignment or bone excision will be free to resume normal activities, including putting on shoes. This period should be extended to about 4-6 weeks for patients who have undergone complex surgeries.
It is important that you observe the various prevention methods that are there to avoid recurrence of the corns. You can ask your doctor to provide you with the relevant details.
Corn removal surgery cost; how much it cost
Cost is always a factor that most of us are affected by. Corn removal surgery cost will depend on a couple of factors. They include:
- Clinic – you may find that clinics which specialize in such surgeries are a bit cheaper. On average, it will cost you not less than $500 to undergo such a surgery. This cost will probably increase with the need for before and after care services.
- The surgery – as we discussed above, different forms of surgeries can be carried out depending on the severity of the damage or the cause of the corns. As it is to be expected, the less complex a surgery is, the less costly it will be.
- Insurance cover – although it is more of a cosmetic treatment, most insurance plans cover the surgery cost. You should have a professional advise you on how best to go about it. We all know how it is with insurance companies, don’t we?
If the corns are really getting into your nerves and are posing a health risk, you can consider having them removed surgically. To know how much it cost, the above three factors will guide you.
Permanent corn removal surgery; laser removal
A permanent corn removal surgery can only be achieved if the earlier factors that caused the corns in the first place are addressed. In fact, this is the reason as to why some bones may need to be removed while some curled fingers may require some straightening.
Laser removal is yet another form of surgery to remove corns. Here, a lot of heat is generated by controlled laser beams and used to burn off the corns.
Laser removal will cause some discomfort, but since most of corn mass is made up of dead skin, the pain or discomfort will be tolerable. Laser removal can also be used for pimples under the skin.
Corn removal surgery before and after images/pictures
Browsing through before and after images/pictures for patients who decided to go ahead with the operation, you will really be impressed by the results.
If you constantly develop corns even after wearing correctly-sized shoes, the problem may be arising from foot deformities. Just like you may not realize the importance of getting treatment for genital warts on the penis or skin tags around the anus until you get your doctor’s take on it, surgical corn removal may be what you have been looking for.