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Old 12-25-2007, 07:11 AM   #1
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Smile Toenail Replacement--Is It Possible?

Hi,
This is probably going to make me sound vain and a little crazy, but here goes:
Back in 1994, I had the toenail removed on my right big toe, due to fungus infection. I had the nail bed removed as well. If I'd known what I know now, I'd have just ha the nail removed, then taken the medication to get rid of the infection so a healthy nail could have grown back. So now I feel self-conscious about wearing open-toe shoes in the summer, because I have no toenail. But, I've tried just painting nail polish on the toe because it really doesn't look natural and doesn't last long. I eny those women who have such pretty toes that they can wear open sandals--I used to be able to. I see some people with messed up toenails wearing sandals, and I think it looks disgusting, and I don't want to look like that!
Is there such a thing as "toenail replacement"? Can a fake toenail be fixed up so it stays on the toe for at least a couple of weeks? Any information that anyone has will be appreciated. Thanks.

 
Old 12-25-2007, 10:24 AM   #2
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Re: Toenail Replacement--Is It Possible?

Dr. Robert Brodkin in Lubbock, TX has been working on a replacement toenail.
I don't know where his research stands at this point. That's the only one I know of.

 
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