Women Having 'Cinderella Surgery' to Fit Into High Heels
What lengths would you go to for your shoes? In the latest plastic surgery trend, being dubbed “Cinderella surgery,” women are having surgery on their feet in order to fit more comfortably in high heels.
The procedure involves having fat pumped into the soles of your feet.
When Dr. Ali Sadrieh, a podiatrist, started Evo Advanced Foot Surgery in Beverly Hills, Calif., 13 years ago, he thought it seemed a little vain for women to ask for surgery because their feet hurt wearing fashionable shoes.
For Dr. Sadrieh (who was wearing made-to-order Gucci brogues), foot surgery is a fusion of medicine and fairy tale. At his practice, you don’t have a bunionectomy; you have a Cinderella procedure.
“I had never met a patient who asked for a hallux valgus correction with osteotomy and screw fixation,” he said. “So I decided to create a name that captures the result of the procedure, without all the Latin. The point of the Cinderella: being able to put a shoe on that didn’t fit comfortably before.”
He also has coined the Perfect 10! (aesthetic toe-shortening — once administered, he said, to a 17-year-old fashion model, so she could wear the shoes her career demanded); Model T (toe-lengthening); and Foot Tuck, a fat-pad augmentation that he said helps with high heels.
One patient reportedly asked for their pinky toe to be amputated and for foot liposuction. That request was denied.
On Outnumbered, today’s #oneluckyguy Brian Kilmeade said, “I can’t believe people have these operations because they like shoes so much.”
The women wondered, would Brian have surgery for fashion?
“I did my own study. Women like my back hair,” he said.
So, we’ll take that as a no.