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« Reply #93 on: August 07, 2020, 04:27:41 PM »

Hello mdow

l have ll surgery in a few months ut I am worried, I do not know much about those who had this surgery and were disabled. What is the injury rate is this surgery?
is it worth breaking a leg to be 170 to 178.
Thanks in advice

drxboom, gaining 8 cms is tough, I don't really recommend it (I'm not a doctor or anything, it just seems too high for me) but I can guarantee that you'll enjoy living infinite times more than you were 170.

178 is a good height. You won't really feel short at all. You won't feel tall either. But definetely it's going to worth it. (regardless of complications which have possibility to occur) IF everything goes well and you achieve to be 178cm, it's definetely gonna worth it. My starting height is kinda cool. I can be 5'11 with femur +7 cms. I won't feel short at all, I know. I even think that i'll feel kind of tall in some positions.

But just don't forget that, if you are someone who has always been trying to find flaws upon anything, like upon your body especially in this case, you might regret doing it. You might feel like your torso is small, your arms are small etc (for your new height). You need to consider EVERYTHING properly.


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« Reply #94 on: August 09, 2020, 08:28:08 PM »

1) You mentioned that if you had to do it over you would only do externals tibia 5cm or internal femurs 5cm. Can you elaborate a little more on why? (Was it the scars? Too obvious to others? etc.)

2) How many people that you didn't tell about the surgery were skeptical about your height? My biggest fear is my friends finding out if I were to ever get surgery.
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« Reply #95 on: August 10, 2020, 02:40:29 PM »

1) You mentioned that if you had to do it over you would only do externals tibia 5cm or internal femurs 5cm. Can you elaborate a little more on why? (Was it the scars? Too obvious to others? etc.)

Concerns about long-term issues with walking and balance.

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2) How many people that you didn't tell about the surgery were skeptical about your height? My biggest fear is my friends finding out if I were to ever get surgery.

That's a very reasonable fear to have.  If someone who's obviously finished growing suddenly gets taller, people will notice.  That's especially true if they see scars on your legs.
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« Reply #96 on: August 11, 2020, 08:31:58 AM »

Yes there is no getting away from people noticing your height change. Think like this: if no one notices, was your procedure even worth it?

You don't NEED to answer to anyone and can just shrug off any questions about this.

But if you are going to get married what would you then do? You can't possibly hide such a major procedure from a spouse and can't really stop them from telling whoever they want to tell.
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« Reply #97 on: August 11, 2020, 03:27:44 PM »

Yes there is no getting away from people noticing your height change. Think like this: if no one notices, was your procedure even worth it?

I think he exclusively means he wants people who already knew him not to know he had height increasing surgery.  In that case, the procedure might not be worth it since he'll be thought of as a short man on bone stilts.

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You don't NEED to answer to anyone and can just shrug off any questions about this.

They'll figure it out, especially if you have no explanation and just get suddenly taller.  Everyone here already found out about LL.  It's not a secret.
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« Reply #98 on: August 11, 2020, 09:22:03 PM »

From your writing it seems like getting this done is not a good idea even if 100% recovery is guaranteed. Unless you're like 18 and your family approves this idea and even pays for it. That's not the case with anyone really.

I wonder why people get this at all done then if it's a life of shame after doing it.

Do you see someone who had crooked teeth and got them corrected as 'someone who had crooked teeth and got them corrected'? Or a person with straight teeth?

I really doubt people will remember your old identity for long. I've even heard patients themselves claim that they don't remember being their old height at all.

The worst outcome is if you don't recover properly though. Then they will always associate any limping, etc with your surgery and remember it.
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« Reply #99 on: August 12, 2020, 03:38:58 PM »

Now you're getting it.  Here's the hierarchy:

1. Happy tall/average people
2. Happy short people
3. Miserable short people who got LL surgery
4. Miserable short people

Most people here are just trying to get from 4 to 3 because 2 seems so elusive.  :(
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« Reply #100 on: August 12, 2020, 06:19:41 PM »

Hi mdow I don't get it, 3. Miserable short people with LL surgery .. why is it because of the inevitable injury? Because if the only problem of the people here is the size, happiness is inevitable after this surgery.
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« Reply #101 on: August 12, 2020, 07:40:57 PM »

If you think height is all you need to be happy, life has a nasty surprise waiting for you after you're done with LL.  Especially when you have a secret to hide: part of your height was unnatrually acquired through extreme cosmetic surgery, and people will think you're crazy and insecure if they find out about it.  And they'll be right.
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« Reply #102 on: August 12, 2020, 07:53:27 PM »

Are you hiding? Thank you for your answer
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« Reply #103 on: August 13, 2020, 01:05:40 AM »

Yes.  I hide the fact that I had LL.

The main benefit of height is that it the more of it you have, the more formidable you are in the eyes of others.  It's different from braces on your teeth which don't do that.  If people find out you got taller through surgery, that might actually work negatively in terms of formidability. :o
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« Reply #104 on: August 13, 2020, 08:58:16 PM »

anks mdow you are right, if people learn about this surgery maybe they will not welcome
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« Reply #105 on: August 14, 2020, 05:35:20 AM »

Now you're getting it.  Here's the hierarchy:

1. Happy tall/average people
2. Happy short people
3. Miserable short people who got LL surgery
4. Miserable short people

Most people here are just trying to get from 4 to 3 because 2 seems so elusive.  :(

This is a gross generalization.

1. if you go the airport full of strangers will people see you as 3 or as 1?
2. will people at your workplace see you as 3 or as 1?
3. will you not achieve anything else in life after LL? will it be the only thing you're known for?
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« Reply #106 on: August 14, 2020, 05:41:14 PM »

It's true that others who don't know you had surgery will perceive you as being naturally your new height because that's all they can see and would have no reason to assume otherwise.  Which is why we're all here.
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« Reply #107 on: August 16, 2020, 05:42:33 PM »

And also how about   Are the scars noticed when wearing shorts
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« Reply #108 on: August 16, 2020, 07:39:15 PM »

That depends on how bad the scars are.  Everyone's will be different.  But there will be some scarring no matter what.
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« Reply #109 on: August 20, 2020, 04:06:58 AM »

What age did you stop giving a shiet about your height? About others? What age did you stop being superficial completely and caring about others looks mostly
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« Reply #110 on: August 20, 2020, 05:42:25 AM »

What age did you stop giving a shiet about your height? About others? What age did you stop being superficial completely and caring about others looks mostly

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« Reply #111 on: August 21, 2020, 05:59:35 PM »

Can you say it's one of the best things I've done in my life
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« Reply #112 on: August 21, 2020, 07:38:52 PM »

Can you say it's one of the best things I've done in my life

I really don't know.  In the short term, sure.  I'm just worried it won't be worth it eventually.  Scared of problems in the distant future.
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« Reply #113 on: September 04, 2020, 06:56:12 PM »

Yes, after this process, as you said, a new problem arises. surgery should not be understood by anyone
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« Reply #114 on: September 04, 2020, 07:37:09 PM »

Hi Medium Drink Of Water,

If I plan on doing this procedure I plan to only do it only 5cm femur with Strydes with someone like Dr. Mahboubian. Do you think I will have future complications and problems or could I make a 100% recovery and return back to normal without problems?
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« Reply #115 on: September 04, 2020, 11:40:42 PM »

I don't know.
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