There are certain kinds of plastic surgeries that we all expect to be common – nose jobs, breast implants, tummy tucks – but, according to The New York Times, a new trend is quickly rising among U.S. women that has taken the industry by surprise: “Cinderella surgery.”

Cinderella surgery is gaining popularity among women  who are looking to have their feet reshaped in order to more comfortably wear designer shoes that would otherwise not fit. Some of the available procedures involve lengthening or shortening toes, removing bunions or even having the bottoms of feet injected with fat to serve as a permanent soft insert.

A woman who was interviewed for the piece recounted the moment when she asked her plastic surgeon to remove her small toe in order to fit into a pair of shoes that she had purchased. The surgeon refused the request. Another woman told reporters that she had asked for toe liposuction, so that she would be able to more easily fit her feet into her peep-toe pumps.

“My practice has exploded because of Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Nicholas Kirkwood,” Neal Blitz, a reconstructive podiatrist at Mount Sinai Hospital, told the New York Times. “There’s nothing like opening a shoe closet that’s been closed to somebody for years.”

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