Men are willing to pay £240,000 for a life-altering procedure that physicians in the US and Turkey are offering to increase their height by six inches.
Some guys who underwent the procedure asserted that the aesthetic procedure helped them succeed in online dating. Some women who are less than five feet have also undergone surgery as a result of constantly being “treated like children.”
The gruelling procedure entails shattering the legs. Depending on whatever bone the medical professionals decided to shatter, surgeons insert screws into the ends of each thigh bone or the lower leg tibia.
The bones are gently separated using magnets. A telescopic rod lengthens as a result of the screws gradually turning. The bone lengthens as the fracture naturally mends.
To get there, though, it may take several weeks. Patients are sometimes confined to wheelchairs while in excruciating agony as a result of the procedure. After the procedure, they must endure months of physiotherapy.
Several legal experts, according to MailOnline, assert that the type of steel used is to blame for a few patients’ tissue anomalies around the bones.
Clinics are providing the therapy option despite the security worries, and they have seen an increase in inquiries that suggest thought.
Alfonso Flores, a 28-year-old guy, underwent surgery to increase his height to six feet. Despite being only 5 feet 11 inches tall and studying medicine, Flores wanted to seem like a basketball hero.
He claimed that he felt fantastic about himself seven months following the procedure.
The total number of leg-lengthening surgeries performed worldwide is not known. However, health facility manager and YouTuber Victor Egonu said that thousands of procedures were done each year.
The practise was initially developed in the early 1950s to treat the wounds of troops.
There are other ways to extend the legs. However, they are all associated with grave side effects like dislocations of joints, blood clots, and even fatal disorders.
Another man, Daniel Asadi, 26, from Toronto, at 5 feet 7 inches tall. At the age of 14, he was informed he would stop growing. Asadi, who had always been teased for being the “fat kid,” was motivated to transform his appearance.
He travelled to Turkey to have the procedure done, which cost him about £17,000.
A father told MailOnline that his son requested the surgery because he was feeling under pressure from social media and wanted to increase his chances of getting dates. He claimed to The Guardian that “ladies don’t like you” and that “nobody takes you seriously if you’re little.”
“How tall are you?” is frequently asked as the second inquiry when men are speaking with women online.