Cosmetic Foot Surgery

Cosmetic foot surgery is becoming more and more mainstream, however, not everyone that wants it should be considered as a candidate for the procedures.

Dr. Amy Barko, CWSP says that the general rule of thumb is that if it doesn’t hurt, don’t mess with it due to the general risk of infection because of the location of the surgery site.

Think about it…you are walking on the surgical site, so extra measures and care must be applied.

Things To Remember When Considering Surgery
  • During most foot surgery post-operative periods, you cannot get the surgical site wet. Make sure to use a cast cover!
  • You will need anesthesia clearance. This can be done through your primary care doctor or for hospital surgery, you can do the clearance at the facility.
  • Swelling is a big side effect of surgery. You can get swelling from almost any type of surgery but it happens in ALL foot surgeries. Depending on the procedure, an inflatable boot or compression dressing may be required to control the swelling.
  • After surgery most patients have a visible scar. We do have products to help with scar reduction in the office. SOME surgeries have virtually no scarring, but we’ll chat with you one-on-one about options.
How Soon Can I Have Surgery?

Most of Dr. Amy Barko’s surgeries are scheduled in advance since most are elective. If you are thinking about getting a procedure in before your deductible rolls over, then we need to see you at least 3 months before the year is over.

How Long Will I Be Off Work?


After almost all surgeries or procedures, patients need rest, but especially after foot surgery since you walk on the surgical site.

How long you will be off your feet will depend on the kind of surgery it is. Is it minimally invasive? Usually, there's no downtime at all. 

Other downtime estimates depend on your lifestyle, job, current health and the type of surgery. 

We can definitely figure it out together. The scariest part is the unknown. Let's chat about a plan. 

If you are experiencing foot pain, call our office or make an online appointment



Absolutely amazing staff! Smiling faces, compassion and understanding! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

Amanda Rugg


I was frankly shocked at how good they were at EVERYthing. They saw me less than 2 hours after I called. Dr. Barko was ebullient and professional. You can ask them questions via TXT, which is huge. Their offices are spic-n-span and modern. Basically, they're knocking it out of the park. I don't wish for more in-grown toenails, but if it happens, I'm going straight back to Lexington Podiatry.

Mick Jeffries


I love Lexington Podiatry! The staff is always so helpful, and attentive. I love Dr. Freels. She is top notch, and is always so happy to see me, and listens to me about what is going on.

Amie Castle


Dr. Carter diagnosed and created a treatment plan in minutes- other podiatrists have treated me incorrectly for years. So pleased to have answers and solutions.

Katy Perkins


My left foot had been hurting for a while. The staff and doctors here are all quite knowledgeable and professional, as well as friendly and personable. My diagnosis was promptly made, x-ray completed right there in the office, and I left with the two braces that I needed. No waiting for the mail, trip to brace shop, nada. Most excellent clinic!

Susan Bell

Accepted Insurance Providers

There may be providers, plans and coverage not included on this list. We will help you with navigating the options for coverage and costs. We also accept HSA, Flex accounts, Care Credit and prompt pay pricing for treatment at the clinic and surgical procedures. We do not accept Medicaid or CareSource plans at this time. Visit our New Patient page for more details.