Slimline bunion surgery is a technique to minimize the visibility of the surgical skin incision. This is done in two ways. The first is the location of the surgical incision. The skin incision is located on the inside (medial) side of the big toe joint rather than the traditional approach which on top (dorsal) of the big toe joint. The second is that the skin closure utilizes a technique in which the sutures are all under the skin (sub-cuticular).
This prevents the need for suture removal and the risk of developing visible “tracks” or dark spots (hyper-pigmentation) next to the incision where sutures entered and exited the skin.