Ingrown nail surgery is a low-risk procedure which involves removing part of the toenail permanently, under local anaesthetic. It is only performed on recurrent ingrown nails and after a thorough review of your medical history and a foot health assessment.
The recovery from this procedure is usually between 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the type of procedure performed. You can return to work the day after the procedure, providing you wear footwear which will accommodate the dressing. We will provide you with special dressing packs to make sure you have enough until the toe has healed.
Conditions nail surgery can assist with:
- Recurring ingrown nails
- Ongoing cellulitis (infection)