Limb Lengthening – Things To know
Tall people look smarter and confident – it is a myth but many people still want to believe it and thus crave to gain height. Cosmetic treatments and science has made everything possible and hence increasing your height or making one taller is no longer an impossible task. There could be many reasons why someone is not tall enough. Sometimes it runs in the family or in some cases it is due to improper development. After a certain age, you cannot more become taller. But there are many artificial or cosmetic ways to grow tall. Those who have not been able to gain the desired height due to various reasons can now do so with the help of the limb lengthening surgery.
Limb lengthening is being practiced for more than four decades now and has gained quite a lot of popularity. The process involves cutting a part of the bone hat needs to be lengthened. Then the devices that are required to stabilize posture and the limb are attached to it internally or sometimes externally. This cut part is then placed back as a new bone and thus helps in lengthening the limb. The procedure is definitely complicated and involves a lot of pain too.
Despite understanding the amount of pain involved, people are opting for this procedure. In fact the success rate of the procedure is also not very high. Only a little more than 50 percent cases have been successful so far. People are still ready to take such risks and pain only to increase their height and look taller. The procedure may help in increasing the height by almost 3-4 inches which is a good thing and that is why many people are ready to bear the pain involved. The surgery is also not meant for all. Everyone does not have the stamina to sustain the surgery and recover fully.
Thus depending on your body type and strength of the bones, surgery may be recommended. It is important to get in touch with a very good surgeon since the success rate of these surgeries is already low. A good surgeon will inform you regarding all the pros and cons involved with surgery and will give you a list of instructions that you need to follow post surgery. They will also explain to you the various complications that may arise and prepare you mentally just in case the surgery is not successful. Hence only because a doctor is charging less, do not hand over yourself to such a person.
A proper research needs to be conducted before you decide to opt for limb lengthening. If you want to avoid surgery, there are many natural ways to grow taller. Eating healthy food, exercising regularly and sleeping well will improve your posture and thus make you look taller. There are also many supplements available for becoming taller. These methods may take longer than the surgery and may improve your height by maximum 2 inches but they are effective if followed religiously and done under proper guidance.