How tall would you like to be? How tall are you? We live in a culture that commends or even glorifies height - like it is a virtue that someone has worked towards.
Height is almost completely determined by genetics - so a reward for being tall seems a little unfair, don't you think? You were born with the genes, and you're stuck with them. There isn't much you can do about it.
Or is there?
The Struggle To Be Tall
Most kids, especially boys, yearn to be tall. The short kids are the ones picked last for teams, made fun of when they can't reach things and find themselves literally looking up at the girls (who grow faster than boys anyway). In elementary school, it's hard being a short kid - and that doesn't change as we get older.
High school can be even more brutal for short people. Teenagers can be rude and hurtful for those who are height challenged. Reaching lockers, being compared to taller people and being teased often comes with the territory of being short. The dating pool can be small when it comes to finding girls who want to date someone who is the same height or shorter than them.
The Perception Of Height
For men, the perception of height is strength and courage. For women, the perception of being short can be that the girl or woman is helpless and needy. These are perceptions that are often perpetuated by our culture.
Heighten Your Height!
You can change your stature. If you knew there was a way to gain the inches you've always dreamed about - wouldn't you want to know more about it? Are you a good candidate for height surgery?
- Are you in good health?
- Do you struggle with low self-esteem?
- Has your self-confidence been affected by your height?
- Have you struggled with being short?
- Have you lost out on opportunities because of your height?
If the answer is yes to these questions, you may be an ideal candidate for height surgery.
What Is Height Surgery?
Height surgery can add three to five inches to your stature. The process takes about three months and yes, there is pain and cost.
The procedure. Height surgery is done in a hospital setting. You will either go home the same day or spend a night or two, depending on how you respond to surgery.
The healing process of this surgery shows how our body can work to regenerate itself.
How it is done. Your orthopedic specialist cuts the bone that is going to be lengthened. An orthopedic device is placed and will very gradually pull the bone apart over time. Amazingly, your body will create new bone, tissue, blood supply and nerves in this area and leave you with the extra inches you have only dreamed of having.
Once the surgery is completed - you will be sent home on crutches and/or wheelchair while your body heals itself. You will continue to be under medical supervision by your team of professionals during the rehabilitation period. You will be able to return to some weight-bearing exercises and light sports activities just a few months after the procedure.
The Cost Of Surgery
It's hard to put a price tag on something that is so personal as gaining self-confidence and well-being. Yes, height surgery is expensive and is usually not covered by insurance. On the other hand, if you become more successful and your self-esteem is increased - you may find yourself advancing in your career to off-set the cost. You just can't put a price on leading an optimal life - the cost will seem well worth it in the end.
What Are You Waiting For?
Consulting with an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in height surgery is the first thing to do if you are interested in gaining inches to your stature. Your surgeon will evaluate your physical and mental health to determine if you are an ideal candidate for this procedure. You should be in good health - mentally and physically, and be committed to following the directions of your trusted surgeon.
Once your orthopedic specialist gives you the green light to proceed to prepare for height surgery, you will be one step closer to the height that you dreamed about when you were a kid. You'll be ready to tackle some of the goals you have always thought were beyond your reach. What are you waiting for? Consult with an experienced orthopedic specialist soon - and find out if you are an ideal candidate for height surgery.