Foot Narrowing Cinderella Procedure | Cosmetic Foot Surgery

Foot Narrowing Cinderella Procedure | Cosmetic Foot Surgery

One day Prince Charming is going to sweep you away for the night. You’ll be dancing the night away in designer high heels… for hours. When midnight strikes, you’ll run away and accidently lose one of your heels revealing your bare feet. It all seems so magical and glamourous … until he sees your feet and runs away instead. What is a girl to do?

Well, back to reality, you now have the popular option of cosmetic corrective functional foot surgery which will address both your cosmetic concerns but also the poor function and structural abnormalities associated with bunions, tailors bunions, hammertoes and the various inabilities associated with each ie Inability to fit into pretty shoes, inability to bend the big toe without pain, inability to fit into high heels due to painful unsightly corns and calluses and very prominent bent toes that rub against the top side of the toe box thereby irritating your toes and causing damage to the surrounding skin and chronic corns and calluses.

Various well respected physicians have created media buzz by coining such terms as Toe Tuck, Nip Toe Tuck Cinderella Procedure Cinderella Foot Surgery, Foot Narrowing, Toe Liposuction, Toebeastiy Procedure to thin toes.

These branded procedures are actually slight variations of surgeries that Foot Surgeons have been performing for years (bunion surgery): an operation that alters the size and shape of the feet by removing and remodeling abnormally angled joints into corrected alignment. So if you want to have nice feet that won’t scare your prince charming away (and be comfortable dancing in high heels for hours) try corrective cosmetic foot surgery as you will be able to achieve both form and function not to mention an aesthetic outcome for your foot.

Tower Foot Before and After Women, and even men who have had branded surgeries like the Cinderella procedure were not all aiming for good looking feet. Many emphasized on how comfortable they felt in their shoes afterwards which changed their lives. Again these procedures will address the form and function of your foot to allow for pain free walking.

An outpatient bunionectomy under IV sedation can make all the difference. Patients who talk about being ashamed to show their feet in the summer or in sandals due to structural deformities such as Bunions and Hammertoes and their resultant corns and calluses frequently send our clinic thank you letters letting us know how having pretty feet gave them no only huge boosts of confidence but also the ability to wear high heels with comfort and to participate back into their sport or exercise without the pain associated with their prior deformities. Some of our patients were also able to run marathons and do things they were never able to do before. Cassie Lentz as she told WDSU in LA was one of those patients having trouble wearing any style of shoes because she was constantly in pain from severe bunions. “I couldn’t wear shoes, flats or heels,” Lentz said. “Every day when I came home from work it would be red or swollen.” Thanks to the surgery, she was able to hike a volcano in Guatemala. Read her incredible story here.

Recently in big cities like New York and Los Angeles, more patients are asking about this life changing Cinderella Surgery. Many smaller cities are gaining more interests in this surgery and are asking more questions on the recovery time and pain levels associated with the surgery. If you have any questions on how these surgical procedures such as the Cinderella Surgery is performed, costs of surgery, insurance coverage or healing time after the surgery, feel free to contact our Los Angeles office today at (310) 247-9255.

Prevent Plantar Fasciitis With These 3 Stretches

What is planta fascia?

A thick fibrous band located along the bottom of the foot (pictured below).

anatomy of feet to treat plantar fasciitis

So then what is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the pain you feel in your heels when the plantar fascia (the strong band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot) becomes irritated and inflamed.

Who is at risk?

Around 1 in 10 people will get plantar fasciitis at some time in their life. Plantar fasciitis is common in middle-aged people between the ages of 40 to 60 years. It also occurs in younger people who are on their feet a lot, like athletes or soldiers. You’re more likely to be at risk if you’re:

  • Overweight
  • Pregnant
  • Have a job that requires a lot of walking or standing on hard surfaces
  • Walk or run for exercise especially if you have tight calf muscles that limit how far you can flex your ankles
  • Have very flat feet or very high arches
  • Have Pronated Feet or over pronate when you walk or run
  • Wear ill fitting shoes that lack support
  • Have tight Hamstrings/ Gluts/ Calves/ Achilles Tendon
  • Have heel spurs
  • Have had injury to your arch

Can I prevent plantar fasciitis?

If you’re someone who is on their feet almost every day, stretching and the use of a foam roller to mobilize tight muscle groups on the back of your leg is highly recommended to prevent  and treat plantar fasciitis. Below are 3 important stretches that you can do every day to prevent the occurrence of plantar fasciitis and soothe existing pain. Each exercise should be held for 15-30 seconds and then release. Each leg should be repeated 3 times. For addition tips and treatments on plantar fasciitis refer to or schedule an appointment with Tower Foot and Ankle Surgery in Beverly Hills.

#1 Calves Stretch

#2 Planta Fascia Stretch

#3 Achilles Tendon Stretch

PRP Therapy Treatment | The Best Healing Therapy For Sports Injuries

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is an emerging treatment option in Sports Medicine. It was originally used in the nineties to help dental and oral surgery patients gain faster results from soft tissue recovery.

Since then, PRP therapy has been used on premier athletes like Troy Polamalu and Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tiger Woods, the number one player in golf for several years. NBA stalwarts like Kobe Bryant and Baseball pitchers like Alex Rodriguez and Bartolo Colon also had received PRP treatments while recovering from their injuries.

What is PRP Treatment?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is the platelet rich concentrated part of the plasma. This contains important growth components which aids and expedites recovery of injured tissue. Platelets containing Vitamin K plays a major role in blood clot formation. This treatment is now increasingly used for tendons which typically have poor blood supply. Popular areas include foot and ankle pain, tendon and sports injuries.

For more information of PRP treatments of Foot and Ankle injuries, please refer to

How is PRP Therapy used?

PRP therapy involves drawing blood from the patient, then treating that blood in a centrifuge until plasma cells and growth factors are concentrated. The same substance is then injected back into the patient into his or her injured tissue, often using ultrasound guidance for accuracy. The patients blood stays in a closed system thereby preventing any form of contamination.  This means blood is obtained from the patients arm into a vial like similar to those used for blood tests.  That vial is then placed into a centrifuge allowing the various components of the blood to be spun at high rate thereby causing a separation in the blood components and isolating the PRP layer in the test tube.  Next utilizing a syringe the blood is extracted into a special syringe and injected into the injured area sometimes using ultrasound guidance in difficult to access areas.

How is this beneficial?

The injected platelets reportedly helps speed the healing process and expedites recovery of the injured tissue. The growth factors that the platelets secrete increases the collagen production and improves the tendon stem cell proliferation, which in turn promotes blood flow and makes the tendon and or cartilage firm and resilient.

How is PRP used for foot injuries?

For the last few years, many PRP studies have been conducted demonstrating varying degrees of success in the healing of foot related injuries like Plantar Fasciitis, Muscle Tears and Achilles Tendinosis. Go to to review the most up to date literature.

Does PRP Treatment show immediate results?

The pain increases in the immediate aftermath of the injection, but the pain intensity reduces subsequently along with providing greater mobility and functionality of the injured tissue. Typically 2-6 weeks’ time frame shows gradual recovery.  Some studies have shown definitive tissue improvement 6-9 months after the injection.

Will PRP Therapy work for you?

While there is ample data that shows overall efficacy of PRP treatment, the anecdotal evidence as well as professional sports treatment results does show up positively about PRP’s healing potential. Talk to Dr Kamran Jamshidinia foot surgeon about the effectiveness of PRP treatment for your sports related foot and ankle injury or for your chronic foot pain related to tendon disease, tendinosis, arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, Achilles Tendinosis, Plantar fasciitis, Plantar fasciosis.

It is important to note that PRP Therapy is often not a substitute for surgery when surgery is indeed indicated (example ruptured Achilles tendon). While it is true that some chronic conditions can avoid surgery by using PRP therapy, patients need to be mindful that this is not the cure all and should seek advise of a seasoned foot and ankle specialist that can give objective advice as to the potential efficacy of PRP treatment for your foot and ankle condition.