Women Are Cutting Off Their Toes To Fit Into Shoes

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Ridiculous cosmetic surgeries are the fashion world's weird pet hobby—from small Botox injections to massive figure overhauls, beauty butchering seems to be as common for clothes-loving women as a trip to Barney's. The latest "fad" (according to ABC News) is foot restructuring to help women fit into and be comfortable in high-high heels. Popular among shoe masochists, toe shortening and fat injections into the toe pad (says Kelly, a feet-fat-sampler, "I can feel the pillows in my feet. It's like puffy pillows.") are currently a $45 million business. The risks? Permanent nerve damage, infection, scarring, and pedal deformity that might impede surgery-goers from wearing any shoe at all. Franken-feet for Fendi platforms? We think we'll pass. (ABC)
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