Award-Winning Chicago Podiatrist Offering Treatment for Bunions with Scarfplasty

“Everything You Have Heard Bout Bunion Surgery Is Wrong.”  It’s a bold statement, but is it true? We believe so, and here’s why…

Dr. Lowell Weil Jr. and the surgeons at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute have developed a revolutionary bunion surgery called Scarfplasty. This state-of-the-art procedure allows for both of your feet to be corrected simultaneously, while ensuring an effective, speedy recovery. Scarfplasty is a unique surgical experience, and our 5-star Chicago podiatrist works with you through recovery to obtain the highest function and cosmetic result possible.

Our Chicago Podiatrist Discusses Benefits of Scarfplasty

The goal of our Chicago podiatrist is to get you back on your feet as soon as possible after bunion surgery, and Scarfplasty makes that possible. Our surgeons in Chicago have developed surgical innovations that allow for all planes of deformity (including frontal plane rotation) to be corrected at once. Not only will you avoid multiple surgeries, but you will also be able to immediately bear weight on your feet—even if both of your feet are operated on at once.

Most patients return to athletic shoes within 7-10 days and return to work within 2-3 weeks of the procedure. No casts, boots, or sutures are necessary for recovery, and you can return to bathing normally within a week as well.

If you choose to have both feet operated on at the same time, a major benefit is less overall recovery time. You’ll also save time not having to go through additional procedures and physical therapy, plus it means money savings for many patients. Scarfplasty can minimize hassle in today’s world of high deductibles by reducing the amount of trips to the operating room and post-operative visits. Surgery also takes place at our surgery center, which often costs much less compared to a hospital.

Enjoy Long-Term Benefits of Scarfplasty from Our Chicago Podiatrist

Our top-rated podiatry practice has published research that demonstrates recovering from Scarfplasty on both feet is no more difficult than recovering on one foot. In fact, after you recover from Scarfplasty, your chances of a bunion reoccurring are significantly reduced in comparison to other procedures. You can say goodbye to unsightly bunions and feel confident that your new feet will look great as our Chicago podiatrist takes careful measures to ensure optimal cosmetic results.

Physical therapy and non-weight-bearing exercise can begin as soon as one week after Scarfplasty. Weight-bearing exercises, such as walking and jogging, can resume as quickly as 6 weeks after surgery. Our Chicago podiatrist wants you to return to regular activity as soon as possible and perform better than ever!

If you are interested in Scarfplasty, our Chicago podiatry office welcomes you to contact us to schedule a consultation. Our internationally recognized surgeons look forward to educating you on the procedure and exploring your options. Our Chicago podiatry office, conveniently located within minutes of O’Hare International Airport, is also happy to make accommodations if you are out of state or country.

Scarfplasty Patient Pre-Op Photo vs. 7 Weeks Post Surgery

chicago il podiatrist 5 star reviewDr. Weil loves getting testimonials from his Scarfplasty patients. In the photo above, his patient had surgery on both feet 10 weeks ago, and is enjoying her vacation in Capri, Italy. Her text said, “Like New!! Perfecto!!!”

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  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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