Do I get a say in the realignment for COSMETIC knock knee surgery? I'm 18, male and yes I know the risks. Can I say I want it a very slight varus?

Yes and no. Of course you have input in your medical treatment. But if I understand your question and it's implication, you have a mild varus deformity of your knee which you want fixed for cosmetic reasons, but the orthopedic surgeon does not feel it is "bad enough" for surgery. Don't hesitate to get other opinions, but if several recommend against surgery, you may want to follow their advice. .

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