If you thought your muffin top and miniscule boobs were an issue, here's another worry to add to your list of imperfect physical 'problems'. American women are beginning to be overly concerned about how their toes look. These ladies are so embarrassed by their wide toes, a condition known as "toe-besity", that they want surgery to slim down their toes.
Good Morning America (GMA) spoke to Dr. Oliver Zong, a New York-based surgeon who performs these toe re-modeling procedures:
When people first started asking, I said 'What?' We were mostly doing toe shortenings in the beginning.
But not every plastic surgeon agrees with the idea of toe surgery. Dr. Hillary Brenner, a member of the American Pediatric Medical Association told GMA "I don't think it's ethical unless you're having pain." She explains further:
You're undergoing risks -- there's the risk of anesthesia, infection, deformity of the toe if the surgery is not done right, a risk of reoccurrence and the risk of surgery in general. It's trauma to the foot.
Is that enough to make Americans think twice about their toe issues? With Americans spending $10.4 billion on cosmetic surgery (and with teens rushing chin implants before their proms), Brenner's words question the superficial necessity of going under the knife.
Watch the video below by ABC to catch a glimpse into the life of ladies who are unhappy with their feet. Warning: Graphic footage included: