I am 5'4" And Tired of Being Short!
Some other articles I have written: Illegal in China. Costs Around the World. There are hospitals all over the world that are offering leg lengthening services. They all perform it in different ways and have differing costs but achieve very similar results: a lot of pain, a lot of time, and a lot of money. But for many of us, extra inches is what we desire!
I have not had the surgery, I am in decision mode. Whether I should do it or not. Obviously I want to but the cost and time may inhibit me from doing it. In the meantime, I am going to study all I can about the surgery so that when I am ready, I will choose the very best hospital for me. In parallel, I will be updating this website with all of the fun facts that I have learned along the way.
Here is an ongoing list for how to prepare for leg lengthening surgery. I have not performed this surgery for myself yet but as I read other people's stories, I am documenting what I find in there about how to prepare. So that once I decide on having the surgery for myself, I don't have to worry about having to prepare a long amount of time. >> MORE
10/2/11: I found out today that the leg lengthening surgeon for Bangkok Pattaya Hospital and Vejthani Hospital is the same. It is wholly conceivable that one doctor would perform surgeries in multiple hospitals but what I don't understand is why they have different lengthening expectations and costs. Same doctor should at least mean same lengthening expectation.
I am short. If I add the maximum allowable length to my tibias (5-6cm), I will still be short. My goal is to at least gain some in the femurs. So it is essential for me to have a successful surgery that I add height to both the tibia and femur at the same time. And it seems like the Bangkok Pattaya Hospital will do that for me. Another advantage of the BPH is that they do not require payment up front for EVERYTHING. That is good. I like the idea of being able to pay in installments because of how hard it is to come up with a big lump sum payment all at once.
I doubt I would use a surgeon IF they claim to have performed a countless number of surgeries but there is no evidence of that online. I understand that with a surgery like this people want to stay anonymous. It is kind of an embarrassing surgery that folks would hate to broadcast to the world but despite that, there are several forums where users have posted anonymous LL diaries. So if you have performed a countless number of surgeries, there should be some kind of a paper trail of that online.
9/29/11: My goal is to contact every hospital that I have listed on this site to get a rough idea as to costs, height increases, and timelines. I will post the email replies that I receive here on this site so it saves you the effort in having to do the same thing.
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