Would You Break Your Own Legs to Become Taller?

How far would you go to become taller? Would you wear heel lifts ... or would you break your leg in a excruciatingly painful leg-lengthening surgery to gain inches?

In Germany, Jeff’s femurs (thighbones) were severed by a surgical saw. The surgeon inserted a rodlike telescoping implant in the bone canal of each leg, bridging the cut. He fastened each rod in place with four pins. The next morning Jeff stood up on his new legs and took a few steps on crutches.

He spent seven days in the hospital and the next 10 weeks, the lengthening phase, at a nearby residence. After the surgery, a sticky blood mass called a callus—the beginning of new bone—formed on each of his broken femurs. Jeff’s job was to click a remote control that signaled the rod to telescope out one millimeter a day, stretching the bone callus with it. He describes the feeling in pubescent terms, as “an intense growth spurt.” Then, during his last six to eight weeks in Germany, he waited for the bone to knit together and harden in its new, longer form.

Here's a fascinating article by Elisa Ludwig at Details magazine: http://men.style.com/details/features/landing?id=content_6838 (Photo: Dr. Yasser Elbatrawy/lengthening.net) - Thanks meredith!

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The last guy was bloody right, I'm 5.6 and women will always choose a taller guy initially (i.e. in a pub situation) subconciously a taller mate represents pysical security for a female. Shorter guys like myself get screwed as a result. I love short women (my height or less) I've spend time getting a good body, but height stands out for women. How do you get past an initial subconcious impulse?
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I don't see why women would do it. Height doesn't
seem to be that important to men. (In fact, tall women
are the ones who may have a problem finding a mate.)

The story is different for men. I saw a report on
20/20 where they showed women a lineup of men and
gave them fictitious jobs (of course the women saw
the actual men). The women universally chose the
tall guys. They refused to pick the shortest guy,
*even if it were explained that he was a doctor*!
In fact, in order to get the women to choose the
shortest guy, they had to make him chief surgeon
of a hospital. Think about that.

Short guys got the shaft in life. If I had the
money, I'd do it.
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I read all what is written here and as a cosmetic limb lengthening specialist, i can confirm that most of people here had a wrong idea about the methos, co0mplications, risks or pain encountered with it. The method and devcies became more and more advanced and developed. The complications is almost nill if the operation is done with a professional limb lengthening surgeon. Conventional method as Ring Ilizarov fixator can work perfectly in case it is applied in a modern way that meet the western standard in medicine, not as originally invented a long time ago in Russia. Personally, i have many patients from all over the world including USA, some of them are movie stars, bussiness men, doctors and pharmacist and they are very happy with the results of their operation and siad that they would like to do it again if the time come back ! Any one wish to know more about the operation can go to my web site: www.lengthening.net or e.mail me: yasser@elbatrawy.com
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