Does bunion surgery leave a scar?

A certain amount of scarring is normal after bunion surgery, particularly if more extensive procedures need to be employed. Our No. 1 goal is to get your feet working again without pain—if a larger surgery with more potential for scarring is warranted, that’s what we’ll recommend.

That said, scarring after bunion surgery is generally quite minimal, especially when Dr. McSpadden is your surgeon. There are a couple of reasons for that. First, he is highly trained in minimal incision surgical techniques—smaller incisions mean faster healing and less scarring. Second, he is also trained in plastic surgery techniques (such as intracuticular sutures, skin flaps, and skin grafts) and frequently incorporates them into his procedures to achieve an ideal cosmetic result.

We understand that, while your (and our) top concern is pain relief and return to activity, you also want to look your best! That’s why we work hard to minimize the amount of scarring associated with surgery. To learn more or set up an appointment, please give us a call at (512) 593-2949.