Corns are similar to calluses. They’re formed from a build-up of dead skin cells that create thick, hardened areas on your feet. Soft corns are usually found in between toes and hard corns are found on top. Hard corns usually form over bone, where the foot and the beginning of the toe meet. They can also be caused by tight shoes that squeeze the foot, sandals with no socks, and other types of constant pressure and/or friction.
If you’re embarrassed by your corns, or you’re experiencing significant pain or discomfort, corn removal surgery may be right for you. Corn removal is a minor surgery that will leave minimal to no scarring.
Am I a Candidate for Corn Removal?
If you’ve unsuccessfully tried other less invasive approaches to remove your corns, surgery may be the best option available for you. Following an in-office consultation, we will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for corn removal surgery.
What Happens During Corn Removal?
Corn removal surgery is a quick in-office or outpatient procedure that is generally completed in less than 30 minutes. Prior to surgery, a local anesthetic will be applied to numb the treatment area. Dr. Lucas has developed the Hyperkera-Skinplasty procedure for corn removal. The corn is then excised utilizing a skinplasty procedure. Any underlying boney prominence that contributes to the formation of the corn may be removed at this time. Following removal, your surgeon will apply a bandage to cover the treatment area.
After Corn Removal
Your surgeon will provide you will specific aftercare instructions to properly care for your wound. Corn removal is a minor surgery, so your recovery should be relatively fast—lasting 3 to 7 days.
You will need to limit your normal activities until your foot has fully healed. Wearing normal shoes will also be prohibited during recovery.