Your podiatrist will schedule you a redressing appointment 1 week following surgery. At this appointment the podiatrist will check the healing progress of your toe whilst making sure there is no regrowth or infection. A second redressing appointment is usually scheduled 3 – 4 weeks post surgery.
Redressing appointments are included in the cost of nail surgery. It is vital that you attend these appointments with your podiatrist to minimise infection and to ensure 100% cure of your ingrown toenail. Failure to attend redressing appointments may void your nail surgery guarantee.
2 month post surgery review
A 2 month review will be scheduled by the podiatrist post nail surgery. This review is a separate charged consult at our standard consultation rates. Toenails are very slow growing so this review is essential to ensure your nail surgery was 100% successful without any nail segment regrowth. Minor issues or problems can still be rectified at this stage post surgery.
NB. This review is compulsory for patients to meet the terms and conditions under our Nail Surgery Guarantee.
Ingrown toenail surgery at our podiatry clinic is “walk in and walk out” so there is literally no time off your feet. Post nail surgery you will have a big bulky dressing on your toe which you are required to keep dry for 2 days and to wear open toed sandals or thongs. Following removal of this dressing you can get back into normal footwear and resume normal daily living activities.
Most patients find they can resume most sporting activities after 2 weeks, whilst full healing of your toe takes approximately 6 – 8 weeks. Please speak to your podiatrist if you have any concerns or questions during recovery.
Nail surgery at Melbourne Podiatrists & Orthotics is a very effective procedure. We estimate cases of nail segment regrowth at less than 1%. In the unlikely scenario there is nail regrowth causing further issue or the original problem returns then you will be covered under our nail surgery guarantee. In these cases our podiatrists will happily perform a second nail surgery procedure at no extra cost to fix the original problem.