7 Facts about Laser Bunion Surgery
Laser surgeries seem to be popular nowadays offering less invasive approaches to plastic surgery and other fields of medicine that take less time to heal and less chances of developing post surgery complications.
Unfortunately, this is not the case for laser bunion surgery due to modern laser technology focusing specifically on high water content soft tissues that laser can vaporize.
If you see a laser bunion surgery promotion, chances are it’s an advertising gimmick since the laser technology does not deal with bone correction.
Said that let’s shed light on facts you need to know about laser bunion surgery procedure:
1. Surprisingly, laser bunion surgery does not currently offer any obvious advantages over traditional bunionectomy surgery of hammertoe surgery since laser can not vaporize bone that is necessary to correct big toe deformity.
2. Laser bunion surgery recovery remains the same and will take from 6 weeks to 6 months depending on the amount of bone and soft tissue repairs your surgeon had to perform.
3. The only difference in laser bunion surgery process vs. traditional bunionectomy is that your surgeon will use a laser to make an initial incision that is supposed to bleed less compared to a cut made with a cold steel scalpel.
4. Walking after bunion surgery will be delayed for at least a few weeks until your bones and soft tissues heal, which is exactly the time it will take you to recover from a traditional bunionectomy surgery.
6. What laser bunion surgery can do is utilize laser light to remove warts, ingrown nails or other minor soft tissue problems.
7. Bottom line, laser bunion surgery will not correct your bunion and for now you will have to resort to traditional methods of bunion correction.