U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-04-2009, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
25,215 posts, read 31,422,705 times
Reputation: 15510

Advertisements

ONE of Queensland's youngest pollies has admitted spending nine months in Russia for bone-breaking growth surgery because of insecurities about her size.

Logan councillor Hajnal Ban, 31, had each of her legs broken in four places for the leg-lengthening procedure, remaining in hospital as she grew about 1mm a day to increase her 154cm frame to 162cm.

Hajnal Ban has legs broken to be 8cm taller | The Courier-Mail
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-04-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
7,691 posts, read 9,198,509 times
Reputation: 4410
Ow.... Why do people put themselves through pain for cosmetic reasons? I'm confused.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-04-2009, 09:11 AM
 
1,998 posts, read 2,714,336 times
Reputation: 1708
OMG, this is... shocking! It must be so painful!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-04-2009, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
1,271 posts, read 3,255,237 times
Reputation: 1054
So wait a second. If 2.5 centimeters is 1 inch, she went through all this money and intentionally breaking her bones....for a whopping 3.2 inches? To go from about 5'1" to 5'4"????? Unbelievable.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-04-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Kauai, HI
1,011 posts, read 2,944,233 times
Reputation: 735
I read about this a few years ago in Glamour or Cosmo or something and apparently the recovery is just horrendous. You can't get out of bed or move for months and the pain is really, really bad. The article talked about how this is popular in China. I cannot imagine that the reward is worth the pain and suffering.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-04-2009, 04:34 PM
 
2,151 posts, read 3,213,772 times
Reputation: 3033
Holy. Cow.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-04-2009, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
1,271 posts, read 3,255,237 times
Reputation: 1054
Surgery: $40K, months of pain, tons of risk.

Pair of 3 inch heels to accomplish same thing: BOGO at Payless. ;0
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-04-2009, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Denver area
17,117 posts, read 12,443,734 times
Reputation: 19491
People have too much time/money on their hands. Sheesh.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-04-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
1,289 posts, read 1,603,283 times
Reputation: 3657
Ow ow ow ow ow ow ow! Just thinking of such a procedure makes me cringe! And to think that people pay great deals of money for this kind of thing! D:
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-06-2009, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Some place very cold
5,503 posts, read 14,084,893 times
Reputation: 3941
This is a horrible operation and it leaves terrible scars.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top