Gumbs said that she doesn’t regret choosing cosmetic surgery for her foot pain since she can’t go without her heels. A week after her procedure, Gumbs was still pain-free.
“I feel not so frightened by my shoes anymore because I love them,” Gumbs said. “I look forward to wearing them in comfort, not in agony.”
Pyron also experienced the same relief from her foot procedure.
“Once it kicked in I totally noticed a difference,” Pyron said.
Although these methods provided a solution to their pain, many doctors feel that cosmetic surgery is not worth it to save a pair of shoes.
“I don’t think there’s anything inherently wrong with plastic surgery,” said Dr. David Levine, Assistant Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City (and no relation to Dr. Suzanne Levine). “I have no problem if someone wants to change their nose, or change their boobs. But you don’t walk on your boobs.”