Bunion 1 Minimal incision bunion surgery has tremendous benefits over traditional bunionectomy. There have been great advances in techniques and hardware, which has allowed for small incisions, the ability to walk right after surgery, decreased pain, shorter time of surgery and anesthesia used. Order by Default Title Date Filename Size Random Pre-operative images with painful hammertoe and bunion. Post-op 2.5 months excellent alignment of both the hammertoe and 2nd digit, with no swelling present, and the foot has a natural appearance to it. Post-op No scar present. no swelling present.