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Increase Height - Surgery - Is It Worth It?

By:   |   Jul 08, 2018   |   Views: 20   |   Comments: 0

Everyone wants to increase height. Surgery doesn't even prevent us from trying. It's not that we all want to be NBA giants. People generally just want those extra few inches that can give them a healthy serving of presence. There are various methods available in the market today designed just for us, each with its own benefits and consequences. This article will explore the consequences of increasing height through surgery.

1. Cost - Surgery is by far the most expensive way to increase height today. Surgery (In the USA) can cost anything between $10,000 to $80,000, depending on the clinic, doctor and type of surgery you intend to undergo. In this economic climate, it's highly unlikely someone would want to pay this much money just for a few inches.

2. Risk - Bone lengthening surgery consists of the surgeon breaking your bones, inserting metal plates between them, and letting the bone grow to fill the gap between them. As you can imagine, this procedure is extremely painful and the recovery time takes quite awhile. On top of that, the risks involved include the possibility of blood and/or bone infections, more broken bones and weakened bone structure.

3. Disproportion
- If you do succeed in making your legs longer, thus increasing your height, the next thing you'd need to be aware of is the fact that your body is now probably disproportionate. Your legs are now possibly too long for your body or your body too short for your legs. This may seem insignificant, until you start exercising and realise that physical disproportion can negatively affect your performance in games and sports greatly.

The long and short of it all (pun obviously intended), is simply that unless you have a legitimate physical abnormality, the risks involved in surgery are not worth it to increase height. Surgery is too expensive, too risky and the height gained may eventually become a hindrance. The other methods available like exercise techniques and supplementation, though less dramatic with their results, are healthier, more inexpensive and mostly don't have drastic side effects.

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