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Old 06-30-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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Well Julia, many were women well below average height, like 5' or 4'11. Many of them said that it wasn't for romance, but for employment. Most of them said they were never taken seriously at their jobs and had to work twice as hard as women who were average to get anywhere. Many of the men there were younger like early 20s and wanted to live their life like "Normal People". There was a guy there who was in his early 40s. One girl said she wanted to be a model. As we all know for a man, being short has an impact on romance and career prospects. Miss Crabcakes, that 5'6-5'9 3 inch difference is like night and day for a man in the western world. 5'9 is just average, but you blend in, and people do not talk down to me like they used to (when meeting new people) and with a respect that I always knew I was never getting. It's all psychological (on behalf of taller people). If you're not short, then you really cannot understand it.

The facility is huge and its not just for people who want it for cosmetic reasons. The procedure was invented there in the early 1950s.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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I don't believe one bit of this.

Me too. Sounds like some crappy late nite infomercial with a fake audience paid to act amazed.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Interesting. I wonder if people can be shortened as well. I am too chicken to get Lasik; I can't imagine letting someone break my legs and mess with them.

I'm going to give you the benefit of a doubt and assume you are not here promoting whatever company it is, but please don't post links or advertise for the company in any way. Brand-new members who do that are usually shills, and we squish shills.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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Okay Julia. No ads and no promotions. I just wanted to share this.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:53 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Did it hurt a lot? How do they bridge the three-inch gap ... they have to increase the distance little by little, don't they? How long did it take? How long before you could walk?

I don't mean to make the thread all about the procedure, because then I will have to move it to Fashion & Beauty. If you meant this to be more about how your relationships with people changed once you became taller, it can stay.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Which leg did you have lengthened? The third one?

Seriously, congrats.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: NY metro area
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How does/do your family & friends feel about this?
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: state of procrastination
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I'm surprised that you said women were there too. Although I know some women wish to be taller, I've never heard of one wanting to do something so drastic.
I have heard of Chinese girls who want to become airline stewardesses but do not meet the height requirement go and get this done (in China, not Russia of course).

I think it is great to be able to add another 4" to one's height for a mere 26k. My hospital room in the USA costs 4k/night - I could have just gone to Russia and done this instead. It's a great deal.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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You have external fixators attached to your leg to keep things in place. You turn a dial on the side (they have new automated ones at the facility I was in) mm at a time. 6.5 cm took about several months. I didn't have both legs done at the same time under advice of the doctor, though that is how most people do it.

They get you to walk on crutches from day 1 after the operation. Lots of physical therapy involved like walking in a warm pool, knee bending and going on the bike. I was walking a day after the operation. I took close to 9 months to get the fixators taken off.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: NY metro area
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I have heard of Chinese girls who want to become airline stewardesses but do not meet the height requirement go and get this done (in China, not Russia of course).
Is the ultimate goal to marry a westerner? Or is there that much money in being a stewardess?
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