Podiatry in Melbourne

Nail Surgery at Melbourne Podiatry Clinic

At Melbourne Podiatry Clinic, we offer professional nail surgery services to address various nail conditions and provide long-term relief for our patients.

Welcome to Melbourne Podiatry Clinic's Nail Surgery

Our experienced podiatrists undergo specialised training to perform nail surgery with precision and care, ensuring optimal outcomes for all our patients including children and adolescents.

When is Nail Surgery Required?

Nail surgery may be necessary to treat a variety of nail conditions, mainly ingrown toenails, but also fungal infections and other nail deformities or abnormalities. If conservative treatments have been unsuccessful in resolving the issue or if the condition is severe or recurrent, nail surgery may be recommended to alleviate pain, improve nail health, and prevent further complications. We offer temporary or permanent solutions for ingrown nails.

What are the Benefits of Nail Surgery?


Permanent resolution of painful ingrown nails

Improved nail appearance and function

Prevention of recurrent infections or deformities

Long-term relief from discomfort and pain associated with nail conditions

Enhanced overall foot health and well-being

What Does the Surgery Look Like - What is the Process?

1. Initial Assessment

Your podiatrist will conduct a thorough examination of your nail issue and discuss your symptoms, medical history, and treatment options.

2. Preoperative Preparation

If nail surgery is deemed necessary, your podiatrist will explain the procedure, answer any questions, and ensure you are fully informed and comfortable before proceeding.

3. Surgical Procedure

Depending on the specific condition, nail surgery involves the surgical removal of a portion of the toenail to address various conditions such as ingrown toenails or chronic nail problems. During the procedure, the podiatrist carefully removes the problematic section of the nail while preserving the healthy nail tissue and surrounding skin. Following this, the podiatrist may also apply a treatment at the nail base to prevent the nail section from regrowing. This results in a permanent reduction in the nail width without significantly changing the aesthetic of the nail.

4. Postoperative Care

Your podiatrist will provide detailed instructions for postoperative care, including wound care, dressing changes, and up to 3 follow-up appointments are included with the surgery to monitor healing and ensure optimal outcomes.

Why Choose Melbourne Podiatry Clinic for Nail Surgery?


Our team of experienced podiatrists specialises in nail surgery and has extensive training and expertise in performing these procedures.

Compassionate Care

We understand that nail conditions can be painful and debilitating, which is why we prioritise compassionate care and patient comfort throughout the surgical process including conducting many of these procedures on children and adolescents.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and utilises autoclaved instruments and sterile techniques to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for nail surgery procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions

In most cases, patients experience minimal discomfort during nail surgery. Local anaesthetic is typically administered to numb the toe before the procedure, ensuring that you do not feel pain during the surgery itself. After the procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort or soreness, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers such as paracetamol.
The recovery time from nail surgery can vary depending on the specific procedure performed and individual healing abilities. Generally, most patients can expect to return to normal activities within a few days to a week after the surgery. However, full recovery may take several weeks, during which you may need to avoid certain activities and follow post-operative care instructions provided by your podiatrist.
Yes, anaesthesia is typically used for nail surgery to ensure patient comfort during the procedure. Local anaesthetic, which numbs the toe, is commonly administered. Your podiatrist will discuss anaesthesia options with you before the surgery and address any concerns you may have.
Like any surgical procedure, nail surgery carries some risks and potential complications. These may include infection, bleeding, allergic reactions to anaesthesia, or recurrence of the nail problem. However, these risks are minimised by choosing a qualified and experienced podiatrist, following pre-operative and post-operative instructions diligently, and attending follow-up appointments as recommended.

To prepare for nail surgery, your podiatrist will provide specific instructions tailored to your individual needs and the type of surgery planned. In general, you may be advised to:

  • Avoid certain medications or supplements that can increase bleeding risk.
  • Keep the affected toe clean and dry before the surgery.
  • Arrange for transportation to and from the clinic on the day of the surgery.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear on the day of the procedure.

Following these preparation steps can help ensure a smooth and successful nail surgery experience.

Melbourne Podiatry Clinic

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Ready to address your nail condition and regain comfort and confidence in your feet? Schedule a nail surgery consultation with our expert podiatrists today and take the first step towards long-term relief and improved foot health.
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