Have you always dreamed of growing a few centimeters? How about relaxing on a warm, sunny beach? Medical tourism is an increasingly popular way to do both at once. Surgeons throughout the world perform height lengthening surgery to extend their patients’ legs, and these patients often travel far from home to get the operation. If you’re interested in returning from your next trip both tanner and taller, consider a cosmetic height lengthening surgery vacation. But first, make sure you understand the pros and cons of each vacation destination – and exactly how your surgery and recovery process will go.
We live in a world filled with perceptions. Many people perceive that taller people are more important, successful and better looking than those who are below average in height. This is especially true for men.
Perceptions can be true and when it comes to height. Shorter people are sometimes passed over for promotions by their taller counterparts. Taller people hold more top executive positions. Dating can be unsuccessful for shorter men. Here comes another perception – the tall, dark and handsome stereotype. No wonder being tall is on the wish list for many people. Men and women.
Many people want to add inches to their height. There is an abundance of false information on the internet about ways to grow taller. Try not to fall for the false advertisements. There are claims that taking certain vitamins will add inches to your height. There are also claims made that participating in various exercises (usually with the purchase of expensive equipment) will make you grow taller. None of these will add inches to your height.
It’s true, there are some ways and things you can do that will give you the perception of being taller. Is it possible to grow taller? Unfortunately, nothing will actually MAKE you grow taller besides limb lengthening surgery.
It is hard to believe that height makes a difference in how you are treated and even the degree of success you achieve – but it is true. Height is associated with power, we ‘look up’ to people who we think are superior (both figuratively and literally).
Even though adult height isn’t usually determined as a child, children understand the liabilities of being the shortest kid on the team at a very young age. Nicknames are hard to shed. Being called a shorty can stick with boys and girls long after the name-calling actually stops.
Over the years, there have been many new and amazing developments when it comes to the methods and processes used in limb lengthening surgery. Once thought of as a procedure exclusively for correction of leg discrepancy and deformities, has now become a popular cosmetic surgery for people who want to become taller. This is the procedure that will add inches to your height.
If you have heard about this life-changing procedure, you may have also heard some of the misinformation and myths that go along with it.
In order to dispel some of this misinformation, let’s start with how the procedure is done.
Yes - height matters! The only people who don’t think it does are people who are above average in height. The world looks differently to those who are above average in height. Short people are always looking up, and tall people are continually looking down on those shorter than them – both literally and figuratively.
The teasing for being short may start at a young age. Being short in stature may cause children to be made fun of and suffer bullying as early as elementary school. This type of abuse can continue on through high school and even into adulthood. Hurt feelings over a period of time can result in sadness and a feeling of hopelessness.
Men may be more vocal about their problems with being shorter than average than women are. But it’s not just men who are struggling with being short. Women find being short a problem in their professional, social and personal lives.
A small woman has options to appear taller – wearing a certain style of clothing, for example. Women can also wear high heels. These visual optics don't affect actual height, however, and there's good evidence that being short has an impact on self-esteem. Women who are short – under 5'2” – also complain that people patronize them, tease them about their height or simply don't see them, especially in a crowd. If you're truly dissatisfied with your height, you do have another, permanent option: cosmetic height lengthening.
Genetics is the primary factor that determines your adult height. While it's not possible to grow taller once you pass puberty, a number of factors come into play. Studies show that height effects many aspects of one person's life including dating, financial stature, self esteem, mental well being and much more. If you still want to be taller once you reach adulthood, you have the option of height lengthening surgery.
Are you unhappy with your height? If you are shorter than average, you may feel self-conscious about interacting with others and you may have had unpleasant experiences related to your height.
When people look down on you – literally – you think everyone notices how short you are. Many short people, primarily men, suffer from what is referred to as the Napoléon complex. It is an informal term that refers to a form of inferiority complex that comes from being shorter than the average height. It is also used as a derogatory term used to describe someone who is perceived to be acting in an aggressive manner.