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Old 05-04-2009, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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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
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Ow.... Why do people put themselves through pain for cosmetic reasons? I'm confused.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:11 AM
 
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OMG, this is... shocking! It must be so painful!
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
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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.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Kauai, HI
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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.
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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Holy. Cow.
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
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Surgery: $40K, months of pain, tons of risk.

Pair of 3 inch heels to accomplish same thing: BOGO at Payless. ;0
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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People have too much time/money on their hands. Sheesh.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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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:
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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This is a horrible operation and it leaves terrible scars.
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