Lapiplasty Repair: Your Best Bet for Beating Bunions

When you’re out on the town or working in the office, you are more likely to wear high heels, flats, or loafers. And although fashionable footwear can make you look more professional and stylish, it comes with a cost. Unfortunately for your feet, these shoes are often too narrow, too high, or restrictive. They provide little support or stability, and over time, they can produce issues with bunions.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is a joint that has been moved or displaced. It usually occurs between the big toe and the long bone behind it. At first, your toe might look like it has a bump or a callus growing on the side of it. As time goes on, this bulge gets larger. The big toe will start to point in the opposite direction as it increases in size, which can be painful. Bunions can occur in males and females alike, but according to the American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society, they are ten times more likely to afflict women than men.

How do I treat a bunion that’s gotten out of control?

When bunions form, treatment isn’t always straightforward. Some methods include:

  • Changing to shoes that take pressure off the big toe.
  • Anti-inflammatory medication.
  • Cortisone injections.

Conservative methods don’t always cut it. If they don’t succeed, surgery is sometimes the best or only option. We prefer minimally invasive, modern options whenever possible. Carrollton Foot Center, PLLC, seeks to offer the most sophisticated, comprehensive treatment available. And one of the most innovative of these is called Lapiplasty surgery. This surgery can:

  • Correct deformity in three dimensions, as opposed to a 2D correction fixing just one direction.
  • A small incision and specialized instruments let us hold bones in place with a titanium plate.
  • Faster healing means patients can start walking in days, returning to normal activity in weeks.

If you are considering bunion surgery, contact and schedule a meeting with Dr. Nagmeh Lilly Khavari. A renowned podiatrist with extensive surgical training, Dr. Khavari served as chief resident of the Kern program at Michigan Surgical Hospital for several years. Our team is passionate about providing best-in-class treatment to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collison counties. Give us a call at (469) 998-3668.


Getting Rid of Bunions

Living with a bunion can not only be painful, but it can also disrupt much of your daily life. When the bones in the front part of your foot shift out of place, it creates a bony bump on your big toe joint. Walking, exercising, or wearing shoes may be more difficult with a bunion. The good news is, there are plenty of treatment options for bunions and we’re here to share some of them!


Some signs you may have a bunion include…

  • A bony bump on the base of your big toe
  • Pain, redness, or swelling around the big toe.
  • Calluses
  • Corns
  • Pain, particularly when walking
  • Difficulty moving your big toe.
  • Difficulty finding shoes that fit comfortably.


Depending on the severity and pain of your bunion, treatment options vary. Most podiatrists will recommend one or more of the following:

  • Wearing comfortable shoes
  • Bunion pads or cushions
  • Over-the-counter medicine, like Advil
  • Cortisone shots
  • Padded shoe inserts, like orthotics
  • Applying ice
  • Attending physical therapy
  • Removing the swelling around the bunion
  • Removing part of the bone
  • Realigning the bone

One of the latest treatment options for bunions comes from Lapiplasty, an innovative 3D bunion correction procedure. Carrollton Foot Center understands that traditional bunion surgeries can come with complications and don’t necessarily fix the foot problem of a bunion. Lapiplasty, instead, alters the alignment of your bones, ensuring a permanent fix. Other benefits of Lapiplasty include…

  • One surgery to fix your bunion.
  • Recovery in a boot, instead of a cast
  • Ability to wear whatever shoes you’d like after surgery.
  • Minimal recovery time

Think Lapiplasty is for you? Call our office today to ask our team about it!

Board-certified podiatrist Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari is committed to helping her clients in Carrollton, TX. She offers a wide variety of treatments from ingrown toenails to advanced surgical solutions. Contact Carrollton Foot Center’s office at 469-998-3668 to schedule an appointment today!

What is Lapiplasty?

There’s a solution for your bunion — and a way to fix the source of your pain. Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center is pleased to offer Lapiplasty ®, an innovative 3D bunion correction procedure. Bunions are a common foot problem that can cause pain for many patients. Traditional surgeries may reduce the pain; however, they don’t address the root problem. Learn more about this innovative procedure and contact us today.     

What is a bunion?

A bunion is much more than the bump alongside your big toe joint. It’s a progressive toe deformity that will only worsen over time. For some patients, walking can become painful. Over time, these progressive toe deformities can also lead to hammertoes and arthritis.

How does this procedure help?

Lapiplasty ® fixes the alignment of the unstable bone anatomy, which causes the toe deformity. The benefit is that this procedure offers a permanent solution by treating the root cause of the bunion. Here are additional benefits:

  • Restore your natural anatomy with one surgery.
  • Wear shoes without the worry of your condition worsening.
  • Treat your pain for good.

What’s after surgery?

Within days of surgery, patients can walk in a boot — not a cast. We love to share that our patients can skip the casts and have minimal downtime. While patients must still take it easy, a boot helps them ease back into regular activities.

Before you get discouraged, learn more about how you can say “goodbye” to your bunion pain for good. We also offer the miniBunion™ procedure, which is minimally invasive.  Carrollton Foot Center, our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, treats a variety of conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, diabetic foot conditions, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

A Minimally Invasive Procedure for Painful Bunions

If your painful bunion is interfering with your daily activities, it may be time to consider additional treatment options. When most patients think of surgery, they begin to think about how many days they will be off their feet. It could impact work, family, and other responsibilities. Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center is pleased to share that her office will now offer the miniBunion™ procedure. This cutting-edge, minimally invasive technique repairs bunions and eliminates the pain.

What is a bunion?

A toe deformity causes this condition. It looks like a bony bump on the side of your big toe joint. Also known as a progressive disorder, this toe deformity will continue to increase and may cause pain for some patients.

What makes this technique different from other treatments?

During this minimally invasive procedure, doctors make a small incision. The size is 2-4 times smaller than a standard technique. A smaller incision lessens the trauma to the soft-tissues surrounding the patient’s toes. Benefits include less pain, a smaller scar, and faster recovery.

Talk with your doctor about the best treatment. There are conservative treatments, which do not require surgery. You may also consider open bunion surgery, which may require multiple, longer incisions, and an extended period of rehabilitation and recovery.

How does this bunion treatment work?

First, on the side of the foot, a small incision is made, the toe realigned, and the doctor inserts the miniBunion™ micro-implant. Then, the incision is closed with stitches. Soon after surgery and removal of the stitches, the scar is small, and it can fade over time.

Will this procedure treat my toe deformity?

Before making a decision, make an appointment with your podiatrist. Bunion pain can differ for patients, so discuss the miniBunion™ procedure with your podiatrist.

Contact our office today to determine if the miniBunion™ procedure is the right treatment for your condition. Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari can walk you through the procedure, answer questions, or discuss other treatment options. Call us at (469) 998-3668. We are located at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, Carrollton, TX.

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