In the original version of Cinderella, the evil stepsisters were so eager to fit into the glass slipper that they were willing to cut off parts of their feet. However, that story was a fairy tale … or was it?
A new story in the New York Times reports that several podiatrists are now offering surgical procedures that help their clients fit into the shoes of their dreams. Dr. Ali Sadrieh offers a range of services to his patients in Beverly Hills, including toe-lengthening, toe-shortening, and a procedure where he injects fat into the bottom of the foot so it hurts less to walk around in high heels.
And he isn't the only one. Dr. Oliver Zong of New York City claims to have invented "the foot face-lift and toe tuck." His website promises "designer feet for designer shoes."
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