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Tall Guys Get All The Ladies: Height And The Effects On Dating

The definition of a stereotype is a “widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.” Unfortunately, short people (especially men) have been assigned traits that may or may not true. These ideas affect the way they feel about themselves and how they are perceived. Negative stereotypes regarding a person’s height may also affect their actions.

The average height of the American male is 5 feet 10 inches. One of the most bothersome problems that shorter than average men have is dating. The average height for women is 5 feet 4 inches. Many women don’t want to date men who are close to their own height, or worse, shorter than themselves. The goal for many women is to find a man who is “tall, dark and handsome.”

A man’s height and the effects on dating can make life difficult for many men who are less than the average height.

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Topics: Height Lengthening, Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening, Height Surgery, Height Happiness

How To Choose A Height Lengthening Doctor That's Right For You

When you need surgery, choosing a doctor can be an anxiety-provoking process. That can be even more true when you're looking for a specialized surgeon such as a height lengthening doctor. No matter how simple the surgery, there is always the possibility of complications. Patients of the best-performing surgeons typically have significantly fewer complications. Here's some information to help you make a choice.

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Topics: Height Lengthening, Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening, Height Happiness, Height Confidence

I Wish I Was Taller! Your Modern Day Height Options

If you've always been the one in the group that others call “shorty,” you might have spent years wishing to be taller. There are some basic tricks to looking taller, but there are other height options and a permanent solution. Here is some information about height enhancement or limb-lengthening surgery.

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Topics: Height Lengthening, Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening, Height Surgery, Height Happiness, Height Confidence

Height Happiness and Your Self Esteem

Beauty is often said to be in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to height, those extra inches are obvious to anyone who sees you. “Tall, dark and handsome” became a cliché for a reason – our culture tends to value height, particularly in males. In addition to your appearance, your height affects your education, income, self-esteem and happiness.

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Topics: Height Lengthening, Height Happiness, Height Confidence

3 Facts About Height Lengthening: The Surgery To Make You Taller

Have you always wanted to be taller? Perhaps you've heard a bit about how surgery can make a difference in your height or are actually considering height lengthening surgery. If that's the case, here are three facts about height lengthening you really need to know:

  • Surgery to make you taller could increase your height by as much as six inches.
  • Height lengthening techniques can also be used to correct leg deformities such as one leg being shorter.
  • Being taller can affect your work life, income, self-esteem and personal relationships.

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Topics: Orthopedic specialties, Height Lengthening, Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening, Height Surgery

What You Need To Do To Prepare For Height Enhancement Surgery

Being of short stature may have an effect on your self-confidence and self-esteem. The average height for men is approximately 5 feet, 9 inches. The average for women is approximately 5 feet, 4 inches. Life may be difficult for many who are under the average height. 

Height enhancement surgery was introduced in the 1950s. The procedure was primarily used to treat dwarfism and bone anomalies. As the techniques and equipment of the procedure evolved and improved, more and more people who suffered from bone deformities were being helped. Their limbs that were once crooked or not aligned properly were being straightened and they were able to lead more productive lives. 

Since this procedure lead to such dramatic improvement for those with abnormalities - it became available to people who wanted to become taller. It is now a cosmetic surgery as well as one for bone deformities and abnormalities.

The surgery can add up to six inches to your height. These inches can make a big difference to how you view yourself and how others view you. 

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Topics: Orthopedic specialties, Height Lengthening, Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening

Want To Be Taller! Everything You Need To Know About Cosmetic Limb Lengthening.

In the past, limb lengthening procedures were reserved only for those who had medical reasons to have the surgery. Now, people of short stature are able to take advantage of this life-changing surgery in order to become taller. With cosmetic leg lengthening surgery - you can add up to six inches to your current height.  

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Topics: Orthopedic specialties, Height Lengthening, Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening

Height Enhancement Surgery And The Recovery Process

Height enhancement surgery (sometimes known as limb lengthening) is the way to correct a short leg or become taller. The surgery itself takes only a few hours. Recovery, however, does take several months. Here's what you can expect from height enhancement surgery and the recovery period.

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Topics: Height Lengthening, Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening, Height Surgery

Considering the Benefits of Limb Lengthening and Height Surgery?


Height does make a difference, especially for men – in particular, it can affect job success and relationships. Congenital or genetic issues, trauma, infections, dwarfism and conditions like cerebral palsy, however, can leave people shorter than they would like to be, or with one leg shorter than the other. If that's the case, you may be considering limb lengthening or height surgery.

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Topics: Height Lengthening, Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening, Height Surgery

Are You The Ideal Candidate For Height Surgery?

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? 

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Topics: Height Lengthening

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