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Nail Surgery 

Whether you'll need an ingrown toenail operation depends on the severity of your condition and its response to self-care measures. If left untreated, an ingrown toenail can lead to infection.


To prevent this, it's essential to:

  • Wash your feet regularly to maintain cleanliness.

  • Change your socks frequently to minimize moisture and bacterial growth.

  • Ensure your shoes fit properly to avoid pressure on the toes.

  • Cut your nails correctly to prevent ingrowth.

If your ingrown toenail persists despite these measures, our Consultant Podiatrists can assess and perform an ingrown toenail operation or provide other appropriate treatments. They may also prescribe antibiotics if an infection is present. 

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What happens during ingrowing toenail surgery

During ingrown toenail removal, the procedure is typically quick and straightforward, often performed as day surgery. This means you'll be able to return home on the same day, though you may require someone else to drive you.

The process begins with the administration of a local anesthetic to numb the area, ensuring you won't feel any pain during the operation. While you'll be awake throughout the procedure, the local anesthetic will keep you comfortable.

For more details on the specific procedures we offer for ingrown toenail removal, please take a look at our provided information.

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