If you’ve ever fancied adding a few inches to your height, you’re in luck. Thanks to science, there’s now a modern and innovative approach to cosmetic limb-lengthening that can bump you up several inches.
Several surgeons across the US offer the surgery and of course, it comes at an eye-watering cost of around £50,000.
LimbPlastX in Las Vegas specialises in the niche procedure. The extra inches are achieved by “safely lengthening the femur (thigh bone) or tibia (lower leg bone).” A device is then inserted into the leg bones that “slowly stretches them out” through an external remote control. At the press of a button, patients can increase their height by 1mm a day.
Surprisingly, patients can get back to their regular routine and activities within a couple of weeks.
“I feel like I am in complete harmony. My torso and lower body proportions are much better, and they look more adequate, in my opinion,” patient Irving Rodríguez said, according to Lad Bible.
“Other than my wardrobe that fits much better, I do feel a sense of better social acknowledgement.
“Overall, it has given me a huge boost in confidence personally and professionally.”
He added that it took about six months to heal and that he can “sometimes feel the rigidness as I continue the lengthening process”.
“Initially, it was one of the most painful experiences in my life, as with any surgery, but the pain became very manageable with proper medication and therapy.”
Meanwhile, if surgery is not your thing, one doctor took to TikTok to share a handful of tips to get taller. Dr Brian Boxer Walcher suggested that only 60 per cent of height is genetics, meaning that the other 40 per cent is things that you can do at home.