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Toenail Removal in Manchester

If you experience severe or ongoing problems with one of your toes, you may decide to have the toenail removed.

Toenail Removal in Manchester

Superb care and facilities. I would not hesitate to recommend both the MPH and Dr Fiore.

Len (21st November 2021)

Toenail Removal

Procedure Time

1 Hour

Results Seen


Back To Work

2-5 Days

Pain Level


Hospital Stay



On Consultation

mr shivram singh consultant cosmetic surgeon

Medically reviewed by Mr Shivram Singh MBBS, FRCSI, FRCS (Plast), Medical Director & Lead, 

Medical Advisory Committee for Manchester Private Hospital

Last Reviewed September 7th 2022

What Is Toenail Removal?

If you experience severe or ongoing problems with one of your toes, you may decide to have the toenail removed.

Troublesome toes can cause major issues for both men and women despite being such a minor body part. Issues include; pain, discomfort or simply being unsightly, which can come with its own knock-on effects of embarrassment or feeling self conscious when wearing sandals or barefoot.

One of the main troubles that people suffer with are ingrown toenails.


Ingrown toenails are one of the most common reasons why patients choose to have their toenail removed and can occur when one of the top corners of the toenail grows into the toe.

Although people can suffer with ingrown toenails on any toe, it is more common on the big toe.

There are a number of reasons why you may have an ingrown toenail, including:

– Naturally curved growing toenails
– Tight shoes that squash your toes
– Cutting the toenail too short or too round
– Blow or injury to the toe

Surgical removal of your toenail can be performed by a specialist surgeon using a local anaesthetic injection to stop pain. The skin is the loosened around the nail in order to separate the nail from the skin.

Ingrown toenail

Why Choose To Remove Your Toenail?

Your Toenail (and sometimes fingernail) can become diseased or damaged and can cause symptoms of pain, discomfort or emotional stress.

Living with symptoms can sometimes take its toll, especially when the toes play such an important part of our everyday lives. Particularly with the fact that healthy adults should aim for 10,000 steps per day as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Many patients opt for surgery to remove their problematic toenail for a number of reasons, including:

– Diseased toenail
– Fungal nail infection that is difficult to cure through medicine
– Ingrown toenail (including severe)
– Constant or persistent toe pain
– Reoccurring ingrown toenail
– Unsightly toenail

Toenail surgery can sometimes seem daunting, and usually it is not something people jump in to straight away. However, if you suffer with severe symptoms of troublesome toes, surgical removal may be an option. Be sure to speak with a specialist first to see if you can achieve the results you want.

Toenail Removal Surgery Aftercare

As local anaesthetic is used in toenail removal procedure, patients can not feel anything during the procedure and for up to a few hours afterwards. Painkillers can be used when the feeling returns as some pain and discomfort may be felt.

Over the days following your procedure, discomfort and pain will subside and there are no special dietary requirements as long as you feel up to eating.

Your toe will be dressed in a gauze or bandage so that the wound can heal over the week that follows. After which it can be removed.

During this aftercare period, be sure to keep dressings as clean and dry as possible and wear large or open shoes to accommodate for dressings. Open toe shoes are preferable.

When you return home after your surgery you should try and take it easy and rest for 1-2 days. Depending on your job you may be able to return to work within 24 hours and driving is permitted as soon as your toe is comfortable.

Side Effects Of Toenail Removal

Having your toenail removed is a straightforward procedure. However, there are some side effects and rare complications that patients should be aware of, including:

– Bleeding
– Pain and discomfort
– Tender toes
– Infection
– Abnormal nail growth when toenail grows back

If you are concerned about the way your toe feels after your surgery, do not hesitate to contact your clinician for reassurance and peace of mind.

Why Us For Toenail Removal?

At the Manchester Private Hospital, we are specialist cosmetic surgeons with years of experience carrying out different procedures on all parts of the body. We have patients from all across the North West and developed a process that puts patient care at the heart of everything we do.

We are able to remove toenails and fingernails effectively and in a timely fashion all the while making you feel as comfortable as possible. Our experts can put your mind at rest and provide you with a personalised aftercare plan for your recovery.

What’s more is, we are always just a phone call away from answering your questions and giving you peace of mind when you need it most.

Book Your Toenail Removal Today

Sore, swollen and unsightly toes no longer have to be a daily struggle. We can surgically treat troublesome toes quickly so that you can get back on your feet and doing the everyday things you want.

Book your toe consultation today on 0161 507 8822 so that our toenail experts can take a look and advise on the best cause of action for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  How Long Does It Take To Remove A Toenail?

The entire procedure takes less than one hour.

  Does It Hurt?

Local anaesthetic is injected in to both sides of the toe. You may feel some discomfort from the injections.

  Will My Toe Bleed?

Once the toe is numb from anaesthetic, a band will be applied to prevent bleeding during the procedure.

  Will I Be Able To Go Home The Same Day?

Yes. Toenail removal is performed on an outpatient basis and you will be discharged following observation post surgery.

  Will I Be Able To Feel My Toe?

The toe will stay numb for approximately four hours until the anaesthetic wears off.

  Will I Need Time Off Work?

Patients typically take between 2-5 days off work depending on their job type.

  What Areas Do You Cover?

We cover all areas within Manchester and surrounding regions. If you are travelling to our clinic, you may need a companion as driving will be too difficult following your procedure.

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Meet Our Surgeons

Mr Shivram Singh

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgeon​ Mr Singh is a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Birmingham. His NHS practice includes major reconstruction following Skin and Breast cancer surgeries and trauma. He is a well established microsurgeon and regularly performs microvascular reconstruction.
Mr Shivram Singh

Ms Nabila Nasir

Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon Ms Nabila Nasir is an experienced Consultant Oncoplastic Breast surgeon at Manchester Foundation Trust. She was appointed as an NHS consultant in 2011 after completing higher surgical training in London. Ms Nasir trained in many reputable Oncoplastic Breast Units in London and South of England including the Royal Marsden. During her training, she has done MSc in evidenced based health and is a principal investigator for research trials at her trust.
Ms Nabila Nasir Breast Surgeon

Dr Kam Singh

Bsc(Hons), MRCGP, MBCAM Specialising in Cosmetic Dermatology and Lipo Sculpture Dr Kam Singh qualified at Leeds Medical school in 1990 and has been a GP for 24+ years. He developed a specialist interest in cosmetic dermatology 15 years ago. Over the past 15 years he has attended numerous training courses throughout the world and continues to work as a GP and private cosmetic practice. He is a full member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM).
Dr Kam Singh

Mr Peter Yiannoullou

Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon MBBS BSc FRCS Mr. Yiannoullou is a specialist breast surgeon. He is a Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon at St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust, a specialist centre for reconstructive breast surgery. His practice focuses on all aspects of breast care ranging from diagnosis to surgical treatment of breast problems.
Mr Petros Yiannoullou

Mr Adeyinka (Ade) Molajo

Consultant Plastic Surgeon MBChB, BSc(Medical Science), MRCS, MBA, FRCS(Plast) Mr Adeyinka (Ade) Molajo is a UK Trained Consultant Plastic Surgeon. He is a substantive NHS Consultant specialising in breast reconstruction. He studied medicine at St Andrews (BSc Medical Science) and Manchester University (MBChB) Medical Schools.He undertook specialist plastic surgery training in Liverpool,Manchester and London. After completing the FRCS(Plast) examination he gained entry to the GMC specialist register (Plastic Surgery).
Mr Adeyinka Molajo

Mr Syed Haroon Ali Shah

Consultant Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Shah qualified as a doctor in 1991 and was trained in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Pakistan in surgery. He is also trained in laser treatment for aesthetic. Since 2009 he is working as a surgeon in Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery department of Royal Preston Hospital Preston, Lancashire UK. Previously he has worked for more than 10 years in several positions in Ireland and another 7 years in Pakistan.
Mr Syed Haroon Ali Shah

Mr Ashok Rokade

Consultant ENT & Facial Plastic Surgeon MBBS, MS (ENT), DLO, FRCS (Oto), FRCS (ORL-HNS) Mr Rokade is a Consultant Rhinologist and Facial Plastic surgeon at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Winchester and Skull Base Surgeon at the University Hospital of Southampton NHS Trust. Mr Rokade obtained his higher surgical training in ear, nose and throat surgery in the West Midlands. He then undertook advanced clinical fellowships in Sinus, skull base and facial plastic surgery with further shadowing in internationally acclaimed centres.
Mr Ashok Rokade

Dr Shashi Bassi

MBChB DCH DRCOG MRCGP BABS Assc MBCAM FP cert Vaser / Tickle Lipo practitioner Dr Shashi Bassi qualified at the University of Leicester in 1984 and has gained more than 30 years’ of experience in the medical field. He has developed a specialist interest in aesthetics from the last 15 years and has more than 12 years’ experience in Vaser Liposuction and Tickle Liposuction. Over the past 15 years he has attended numerous training courses throughout the world and continues to work as a GP and a Vaser & Tickle Lipo practitioner.
Dr Shashi Bassi

Mr Syed Yawar

MBBS, FRCS Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon After graduation in Medicine, completed Surgical Fellowship from Royal College of Surgeon Ireland in 1995. Trained in all aspects of Plastic & Reconstructive surgery, working in reputable hospitals of Ireland till 1999. In 2000 joined a UK University Hospital as Associate Specialist in Plastic Surgery, running clinics and operating independently on aesthetic cases eg. breast reduction / mastopexy, otoplasty & various uplift procedures post bariatric surgery.
Mr Syed Yawar Mehdi

Mr Giuseppe Fiore

Surgeon with a Master in Aesthetic Surgery Mr Fiore qualified as a doctor in 1999 and has been practicing surgery for many years in different countries including Italy, United States, Mexico and UK. He is experienced Surgeon with a master in Aesthetic Surgery in Milan (Italy) and also an extensive experience in all areas of aesthetic medicine treatmentscreating a name for himself for non-surgical fluid face specialist.
Mr Giuseppe Fiore

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