Hey, everyone. I just wanted to pop in today to talk a little more about the lapiplasty procedure. The lapiplasty procedure is something that we get a lot of questions about, and I have performed a ton. I know exactly how to deliver the results that you want in the long term, with no more needed procedures, and deliver that lasting result the first time. There are other bunion surgeries out there, ones that fix things at the head, ones at the shaft, and others at the base. If you correct it properly, you can fix your bunion at the base for the long term, holding it in place with plate or staple fixation. There are a lot of ways to do this. Still, I believe this is the best and Lasting procedure you'll ever need. If you have a bunion issue, any pain, any discomfort, or just don't like that unsightly bump, come into Central Park SOLE, and we'll take care of you. Thank you.

What is Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Surgery?

Lapiplasty is a state-of-the-art 3D bunion correction surgery that goes beyond simply removing the bony bump. While traditional bunion surgery focuses on shaving down the protruding bone, Lapiplasty actually shifts and corrects the entire misaligned bone structure causing the bunion.

What to Expect with Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery in NYC

If you choose Dr. Schaeffer as your Lapiplasty bunion surgeon in New York, here's a general overview of what you can expect:

  1. Initial Consultation about Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery: You'll meet with Dr. Schaeffer to discuss your bunion symptoms, medical history, and bunion treatment goals. He'll thoroughly examine your foot, including X-rays, to determine if you're a good candidate for Lapiplasty surgery.
  2. Customized Surgical Planning for Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery: Dr. Schaeffer will use advanced imaging to visualize your specific foot anatomy and bunion deformity in three dimensions. This allows him to plan the exact movements needed to restore bone alignment and joint congruency for optimal results.
  3. Outpatient Procedure for Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery: Lapiplasty bunion surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under regional or general anesthesia. Through small incisions, Dr. Schaeffer rotates the deviated metatarsal bone into the correct position and fixes it in place using special titanium plates. The whole surgery usually takes less than an hour.
  4. Rapid Recovery for Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery: Compared to traditional bunion surgery, which can involve 6-8 weeks of casts and crutches, recovery after Lapiplasty is much quicker. Most patients can start bearing weight on their operated foot within a few days with the help of a special surgical boot. Stitches are removed after about two weeks.
  5. Return to Activity After Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery: Many patients can return to regular shoes and activities within 6-8 weeks after Lapiplasty surgery. Dr. Schaeffer and his team will guide you through the recovery process and help you gradually progress to more advanced exercises to rebuild your strength and range of motion.
  6. Follow-Up Care After Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery: After Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery: Dr. Schaeffer will continue to monitor your healing and progress through regular follow-up appointments. By the 3-month mark, most patients have achieved their full surgical result and no longer have any functional limitations due to their prior bunion. At Central Park SOLE, our dedicated NYC podiatrists ensure that your lapiplasty post-op is advancing smoothly so that you can get back on your feet and enjoy the activities you love.

When to See a Podiatrist for Bunions

If your condition causes pain and affects your quality of life, it may be time to visit our NYC podiatrist. Take the first step toward happier, healthier feet, and discover what Central Park SOLE can do for you. Complete our contact form or call us at 212-874-0564 to request an appointment with one of our specialists. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.