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Veryshortman

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Leg lengthening at 5'2
« on: April 21, 2019, 10:01:55 PM »

159cm
I'm at a really awkward height where I'm so short that even with the surgery I'll still only be 5'5. I can't imagine going through all that pain and spending all that money just to be 5'5.

I wouldn't get treated the slightest bit differently by women or guys. I want to be tall enough where I won't be defined solely as the short man.

In my eyes that limit is 5'7, 170cm
So I need at least 11cm. I know that will mean surgery on both upper and lower legs but that's twice the price, does anyone have any suggestions?
I would love some affordable options.
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Re: Leg lengthening at 5'2
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2019, 10:50:27 PM »

I'll be doing cross lengthening with Dr Sarin.

It's $47 500

I'm doing 13cm and then will be wearing 1 or 2 inch lifts so 15cm all together

15cm will make you almost 5'9 which is a good average height
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Re: Leg lengthening at 5'2
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2019, 02:06:00 AM »

I've looked into him before, so how does this work?
Will you stay in India till both legs are fully lengthened or return home and get the second operation after?
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Re: Leg lengthening at 5'2
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2019, 10:31:58 AM »

I've looked into him before, so how does this work?
Will you stay in India till both legs are fully lengthened or return home and get the second operation after?

I'll be staying there. It should take 9 months to do both with a 3 month gap between. 3 months lengthening > 3 month break > 3 months lengthening.

You can go home in your 3 month break and come back to do the rest.

But I will be spending 10-11 months there because I will spend the entire 9 months there and then I will stay 1-2 months extra to recover in the guesthouse. I'm just choosing to stay there and recover. Everyone else flies back home the day after they're finished.

Not sure what your schedule is but for me, i'm a student so the year will basically be a gap year for me, i'll go back home 5 inches taller ready to start my year of university.
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Re: Leg lengthening at 5'2
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2019, 12:25:11 AM »

I'll be staying there. It should take 9 months to do both with a 3 month gap between. 3 months lengthening > 3 month break > 3 months lengthening.

You can go home in your 3 month break and come back to do the rest.

But I will be spending 10-11 months there because I will spend the entire 9 months there and then I will stay 1-2 months extra to recover in the guesthouse. I'm just choosing to stay there and recover. Everyone else flies back home the day after they're finished.

Not sure what your schedule is but for me, i'm a student so the year will basically be a gap year for me, i'll go back home 5 inches taller ready to start my year of university.
Hi growtow
I think your plan looks reasonable and achievable.  However, I am a little concerned whether you can go back to school right after 1 yr.  Even with a single operation, it will be not easy.  Plus, many of class mates or friends will be able to find out you become taller.  How can you approach this circumstances? 
Wish you the best of luck in your journey for height!!
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Re: Leg lengthening at 5'2
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2019, 12:26:11 PM »

Hi growtow
I think your plan looks reasonable and achievable.  However, I am a little concerned whether you can go back to school right after 1 yr.  Even with a single operation, it will be not easy.  Plus, many of class mates or friends will be able to find out you become taller.  How can you approach this circumstances? 
Wish you the best of luck in your journey for height!!

I will be doing my surgery in June this year. I will spend 11 months in India which will include the 2 extra months for recovery. This will take me to May 2020. University year starts in late September/early October in the UK. Therefore, once I am back I will have another 5 whole months to recover. This will be a total of 7 months recovery before I go back to Uni.

Also, University is only 3 days a week in the UK. 2 hour lectures maximum so 6 hours a week. I don't stay at Uni, my family home is only 15 minutes away. Even if i'm not 100% able to walk after 7 months, i'll only need to be able to walk to class 3 times a week.

With people realizing my height, i'm a student, a lot of other students are having growth spurts. A close friend of mine is Chinese who went from 5'5 to 5'10 in the summer holidays (4 months). I will be away from my friends for a whole year and will be gaining 5 inches too so I don't think it will be any problem.

The only problem I will face is explaining why i'm taller yet my hands are still small etc..as we always fist bump or shake hands when we meet up. I already have smaller hands than everyone else but surprisingly no one has ever said anything about it other than my math teacher, weird. I have an excuse ready for that though. Luckily my shoe size is abnormally large so will be perfect for 5'11 height. The only things that will look out of place are hands (which some people will notice) and arms (which I don't see anyone noticing).
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Re: Leg lengthening at 5'2
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2019, 12:22:17 AM »

I will be doing my surgery in June this year. I will spend 11 months in India which will include the 2 extra months for recovery. This will take me to May 2020. University year starts in late September/early October in the UK. Therefore, once I am back I will have another 5 whole months to recover. This will be a total of 7 months recovery before I go back to Uni.

Also, University is only 3 days a week in the UK. 2 hour lectures maximum so 6 hours a week. I don't stay at Uni, my family home is only 15 minutes away. Even if i'm not 100% able to walk after 7 months, i'll only need to be able to walk to class 3 times a week.

With people realizing my height, i'm a student, a lot of other students are having growth spurts. A close friend of mine is Chinese who went from 5'5 to 5'10 in the summer holidays (4 months). I will be away from my friends for a whole year and will be gaining 5 inches too so I don't think it will be any problem.

The only problem I will face is explaining why i'm taller yet my hands are still small etc..as we always fist bump or shake hands when we meet up. I already have smaller hands than everyone else but surprisingly no one has ever said anything about it other than my math teacher, weird. I have an excuse ready for that though. Luckily my shoe size is abnormally large so will be perfect for 5'11 height. The only things that will look out of place are hands (which some people will notice) and arms (which I don't see anyone noticing).
Hi growtow
Yeah, you think very thoughtfully.  That is good.  You are pretty much ready for this.  Don't worry about hands, arms, and feet.  They will look fine.  I have relatively small hands, feet, and short arms.  No one notices anything wrong.  It is actually only me who perceives my arms are short. :)
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Re: Leg lengthening at 5'2
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2019, 10:22:36 AM »

Hi growtow
Yeah, you think very thoughtfully.  That is good.  You are pretty much ready for this.  Don't worry about hands, arms, and feet.  They will look fine.  I have relatively small hands, feet, and short arms.  No one notices anything wrong.  It is actually only me who perceives my arms are short. :)

Glad you feel the same way. This website would lead everyone to believe that everyone you walk past is measuring your proportions and will call you out as if they know you've had surgery to increase your height. It's a sad obsession.

I know when I go back after surgery, not one single person would think i've had any sort of surgery. 99.99% of people don't even know about this procedure.
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Re: Leg lengthening at 5'2
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2019, 01:28:50 PM »

Yes, that's why we should leave it at that. Don't tell other people outside the community about it.
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Re: Leg lengthening at 5'2
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2019, 02:04:06 PM »

Cultivar, What´s the large of yours hands and foot?
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Morning height: 170-171 cm
Night height: 169cm - 168cm
Inseam: 80 cm
Winspan: 178 cm
My objetive is: 6,5 or 7 cm

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Re: Leg lengthening at 5'2
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2019, 11:39:13 PM »

What's your race /ethnicity. If you're white, I can see that would be a problem and you'll probably need two surgeries. If you're Asian at 5ft 5 it's not too bad at all
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Re: Leg lengthening at 5'2
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2019, 07:48:56 PM »

Hello! My name is Amanda and I am the marketing coordinator for an orthopedic surgeon named Dr. Mahboubian. The doctor performs the height lengthening procedure, so I wanted to give you more information after seeing your post!

The most up-to-date procedure uses an intramedullary rod and is called the STRYDE/ PRECICE technique. Most candidates are able to increase their height up to 8 cm (3.1 inches) with one lengthening procedure (usually femurs) without any issues. Additional lengthening of the tibias can be performed to increase height by an additional 6.5 cm (2.5 inches). Although age is always a consideration, the main concerns regarding candidacy is the health of your bones, meaning that you don't have bone disease or infections. It is not recommended to perform lengthening on the femurs and tibias simultaneously due to higher complication rates including fat embolism, joint contracture and nerve damage; however, a staged procedure of both can be performed with 3-4 weeks in between each procedure.
 
The first step in the process is to determine if the Height Lengthening procedure is right for you.  To do this you will need to set up a consultation so that you can be properly evaluated.  During the consultation, Dr. M. will examine you and take x-rays of your legs.  At that time you will be given all the necessary information including treatment options, recovery and costs.  The recovery time is 3-4 months before you can walk without any assistance and 6-8 months for competitive sports.

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The height lengthening procedure is considered cosmetic and may not be covered by your insurance. However, having insurance would be beneficial to cover the costs of physical therapy, medications and any additional problems/complications that may arise during your treatment.

Currently, financing is available for surgery through Care Credit, where the ability to finance the procedure is dependent upon your credit rating. Learn more about this during your consultation.

What is covered in the cost of surgery?

1. Hospital stay for up to 3 days.
2. All hospital charges relating to the operating room and recovery room.
3. Implant costs: Bilateral Precice lengthening rods.
4. Anesthesiologist fees.
5. Surgeon fees.
6. Surgery assistant fees.
7. Radiologist fees (includes their reading fee of all the x-rays).
8. All hospital diagnostic tests during the admission.
9. All x-rays: up to (90 days) 12 weeks (your insurance may cover past 90 days).
10. All office visits: up to (90 days) 12 weeks (your insurance may cover past 90 days).

What is not covered?

1. Medications and pharmaceuticals (e.g. pain medicine, anticoagulants, supplements e.g. calcium, bone health now, Vitamin D, anti-inflammatory medications, wheelchair, crutches. Insurance will cover).
2. Travel/Lodging accommodations. We will provide a list of recommended locations.
3. Food and other supplies during the stay in Los Angeles.
4. Home health aids (nurses, homemaker, etc.).

It is recommended but not mandatory that you remain in the United States for the entire lengthening process. If that is impossible, a minimum of 2-3 weeks are necessary to ensure all went well with the procedure and that the lengthening phase began well.

* Prices quoted above are subject to change and are only good for surgeries performed in 2019.

Please call 818.322.0126 to set up an appointment. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any further questions!

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