Kin Body and Sole

Nail Surgery

Nail Surgery
Solution For Ingrown Toenails
Nail surgery is a permanent solution for ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenail symptoms are usually:

  • Pain or tenderness in the toe along the side of the nail/s.
  • Redness surrounding the toenail
  • Swelling of the toe around the nail
  • Pus or infection of the skin surrounding the toenail
Solution For Ingrown Toenails
Nail surgery is a permanent solution for ingrown toenails
A Solution For Ingrown Toenails

Nail surgery is a permanent solution for ingrown toenails. When an ingrown toenail has not responded to all conservative management and continues to be problematic, then nail surgery is the next step.

Solution For Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown toenails symptoms
Solution For Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown toenails solutions
  • Highly convenient – no waiting times
  • A pain-free procedure with minimal discomfort afterwards
  • Normal activities can be resumed quickly
  • Local anaesthetic, no fasting required
  • Personalised service
  • Professional treatment and advice from the same Podiatrist throughout the course of your treatment and aftercare

Nail surgery is a good option to offer a permanent solution to a painful problem.

Solution For Ingrown Toenails
Nail surgery solutions
Solution For Ingrown Toenails
Nail surgery procedure
Solution For Ingrown Toenails

Nail surgery is a simple minor procedure. The whole procedure is carried out within an hour.

  • On the day of the procedure you can carry on with your normal routine, including eating and drinking and taking any medications (unless you are told not to), but it is important to give yourself some downtime after the procedure, put your feet up and take it easy for the rest of that day.
  • To begin, the toe is anesthetized with a local anesthetic applied at the base of the toe. This is the only painful part of the procedure and is no worse than an ordinary injection.
  • When the toe is completely numb, an antiseptic solution will be applied to your toe to minimize the chance of infection. The offending nail or piece of the nail will then be removed.
  • A chemical solution (phenol) is then applied to stop the nail from regrowing.
  • A protective dressing will be applied, and the operation is complete. The whole procedure is over and done within 1 hour (for 1 toe).
  • A follow-up appointment will be arranged with you so that the same Podiatrist can assess and re-dress the toe.
  • You can then head home and relax for the rest of the day with your feet up.
What is Nail Surgery?
Can I eat before my surgery?

Yes, as the procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic you can eat and drink as normal.

How long does the surgery take?
We allow 60 minutes for each patient but the procedure itself only takes around 10 -20 minutes.
How long does the anaesthetic last?
Approximately 2 – 3 hours.
How much pain should I expect after surgery?
The procedure that is carried out under local anesthetic so is pain free. There may be some discomfort with the injection but this will only last less than 20 seconds.
How long does the anaesthetic last?
Approximately 2 – 3 hours.
How long does it take for the surgical site to heal?
This depends on a number of factors such as a patient’s health, circulation, medication etc. The average healing time is around 6–8 weeks.

What our clients say

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I’m a Luxembourgish student doing my exchange program in York. I had an ingrown nail and decided to go to Kin body and sole. There I met Abby who is simply one of the most genuine and kindest people I have ever met. She, along with Emma, who is of course just as kind, performed nail surgery on me. I felt so comfortable! Abby explained everything during the whole procedure and constantly made sure that I was fine. They are both very professional and as I already had many experiences with ingrown nail issues, I can truly recommend them because they are without doubt the best. Abby is honestly amazing and I cannot thank her enough for everything! If I could bring them with me to Luxembourg, trust me I would!

Leslie L.

My experience at Kin body and Sole couldn’t have been better. Abby made me feel so comfortable throughout the procedure of having nail surgery and I am so pleased with the results. The aftercare was also amazing, making sure I was stocked up with everything I needed for the nail to heal. Couldn’t recommmend it enough.

Liv Grant

Had a good experience and Abby was very professional and very easy to deal with. Highly recommend. Thank you

Joshua Gath

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