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Community Conversation => Transsexual talk => Male to female transsexual talk (MTF) => Topic started by: eblewitt on February 09, 2018, 06:23:20 pm

Title: Toe Shortening Surgery?
Post by: eblewitt on February 09, 2018, 06:23:20 pm
Hi,
Has anyone gone through Toe Shortening Surgery? If so, how do you feel about the results? What are the pluses and minuses about the surgery? How far out of the norm does your toe have to be to be considered a good option for surgery.

Thanks,
Ellen
Title: Re: Toe Shortening Surgery?
Post by: fleurgirl on February 09, 2018, 06:25:14 pm
How is toe-shortening surgery related to transitioning? (Honest question, I'm curious. Hope that didn't come off as rude!)
Title: Re: Toe Shortening Surgery?
Post by: Julia1996 on February 09, 2018, 06:35:10 pm
Really??? OMG, the medical industry is making a fortune off trans women. Toe shortening, hip bone implants, rib removal, vocal cord surgery. It's unreal! Please don't take offense but why on earth would you ever consider toe shortening surgery??? I'm sure it's got to be painful. How much time is anyone going to spend looking at your feet.
Title: Re: Toe Shortening Surgery?
Post by: Colleen_definitely on February 09, 2018, 06:37:55 pm
Ack! No!

Seriously I have big feet really big feet. Nobody notices or cares.
Title: Re: Toe Shortening Surgery?
Post by: Ellement_of_Freedom on February 10, 2018, 01:09:18 am
I have an aunt who had the last segment of bone removed from her second toe (on each foot) because she didn't like that it was longer than her big toe. To this day she just paints the skin on the end and pretends its a toenail.

That's all I have to contribute.
Title: Re: Toe Shortening Surgery?
Post by: eblewitt on February 10, 2018, 11:10:01 am
How is toe-shortening surgery related to transitioning? (Honest question, I'm curious. Hope that didn't come off as rude!)
I imagine it's a procedure aimed to make one more feminine if your toes are extra large.
Title: Re: Toe Shortening Surgery?
Post by: eblewitt on February 10, 2018, 11:13:32 am
Really??? OMG, the medical industry is making a fortune off trans women. Toe shortening, hip bone implants, rib removal, vocal cord surgery. It's unreal! Please don't take offense but why on earth would you ever consider toe shortening surgery??? I'm sure it's got to be painful. How much time is anyone going to spend looking at your feet.
I don't know, but I think it's not much time off your feet. As I understand it, after the bone is cut out, titanium is put in to hold the toe together. Other than that I don't know much.
Title: Re: Toe Shortening Surgery?
Post by: Dani on February 10, 2018, 07:42:13 pm
There are surgeons who will shorten toes, just not many of them. A google search will bring up a few names.

For us tall ladies with shoe sizes above 12 or 13, finding shoes that fit are a real problem. Often we just wear sandals or even men's athletic shoes.
Title: Re: Toe Shortening Surgery?
Post by: fleurgirl on February 10, 2018, 09:17:27 pm
I imagine it's a procedure aimed to make one more feminine if your toes are extra large.

Oh, interesting. Well, my best friend (natal female) has feet that are a few sizes bigger than mine. I mean, yes, I naturally have tiny feet but--feet come in all different shapes and sizes and I personally wouldn't invest in them. I doubt a trans woman has even been clocked by her toes, but to each their own!! xx
Title: Re: Toe Shortening Surgery?
Post by: MaryT on May 30, 2018, 05:40:21 pm
Really??? OMG, the medical industry is making a fortune off trans women. Toe shortening, hip bone implants, rib removal, vocal cord surgery. It's unreal! Please don't take offense but why on earth would you ever consider toe shortening surgery??? I'm sure it's got to be painful. How much time is anyone going to spend looking at your feet.

Actually, a lot of guys particularly like women's feet.  (I kind of like men's feet but I'm just weird.  Even cis women don't admit to liking men's feet.)  I don't think that the size of feet or toes affects their beauty, though.  Many tall women have rather large, beautiful feet with long toes.  I don't know why some women create ugly bunions by squeezing their feet into small shoes.

Title: Re: Toe Shortening Surgery?
Post by: Susan H on June 17, 2018, 08:56:25 pm
Wow! I didn't know that this procedure existed before reading about it here. A quick google search found that not only is this a thing, but there is also a foot reduction surgery. Both are very expensive though. But having a size twelve foot, it is good to know that these things exist.
Title: Re: Toe Shortening Surgery?
Post by: PurplePelican on June 18, 2018, 12:45:18 pm
I'd be interested to see a longitudinal study on this procedure, as the foot/toes generally grow to the size required to correctly support your bodies height and weight - mostly height. I'd be concerned about long term issues with things like arthritis and similar.
Title: Re: Toe Shortening Surgery?
Post by: Doreen on June 18, 2018, 02:59:24 pm
Really??? OMG, the medical industry is making a fortune off trans women. Toe shortening, hip bone implants, rib removal, vocal cord surgery. It's unreal! Please don't take offense but why on earth would you ever consider toe shortening surgery??? I'm sure it's got to be painful. How much time is anyone going to spend looking at your feet.

Hah actually I have exceptionally long 2nd metatarsals... greek feet syndrome or some some bs. Actually it can cause hammertoe, corns, and requires longer shoes than normal so can cause chafing with the other areas on the feet. 

Has nothing to do with appearances or body dysmorphia or anything, but it WOULD be nice to get the little buggers in line :P    And yes they actually do have surgery to shorten it.  Its called a second metatarsal shortening osteotomy.

I haven't gotten it yet but its in the back of my mind. After my boob job and hip implants  :angel: :angel: :angel: