Dr. Neal Blitz, a podiatrist who specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive procedures (including a Bunionplasty®) at his private practice in Manhattan, and operates at Mount Sinai Hospital, calls this body part “the final frontier” for those who have had work done on their faces. “My practice has exploded because of Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Nicholas Kirkwood,” he said in a recent phone interview. “There’s nothing like opening a shoe closet that’s been closed to somebody for years.”
Dr. Blitz is the creator of the Bunionplasty®, a cosmetic (or aesthetic) approach to bunion surgery where the incision is hidden on the inside of the foot regardless of the size of the bunion.
His techniques get patients back on their feet fast (without the need for casts and crutches) no matter the size of the bunion. “Dr. Blitz created a plating system about a year ago that he says allows patients to put weight on the foot soon after surgery. The technique involves inserting a titanium surgical implant and six screws into the foot to hold the bone into proper position.” – WSJ