As with all aesthetic procedures, they are merely refinements of time tested techniques. Hammertoe corrections can be performed with the intention of eliminating pain, reducing deformity or preventing future complications. Often times, with this goal in mind, the result is less than aesthetic with bunched up skin and folds, leaving the toe looking thick and stubby. Patients are usually told that this skin will contract and resorb with time, which may or may not occur over years. Disregard for aesthetics and lack of attention to detail is the real cause. This is what differentiates the average surgeon from an aesthetic foot surgeon.
Because no two feet are alike, each patient deserves individualized attention and a procedure geared towards their specific situation and goals may be proposed.