As the field of cosmetic surgery continues to advance, it brings forward new and more diverse procedures. One increasingly popular procedure is leg lengthening, which improves the lives of those severally hindered by their lack of height. It”s also a brutally painful procedure, and it involves breaking some bones.
The process begins with a doctor physically breaking the patient”s legs and inserting a rod in and around them.
Over time, the rod pulls the newly healing bones apart, requiring the healing process to fill in the gap and effectively extending the leg. The procedure lasts 3 months long, in addition to several months of physical therapy.
The procedure was originally intended for those with dwarfism or uneven leg growth, but people who feel they are slightly below average height recently began the undertaking.
While it give the patients a few inches, there are some drawbacks. It”s going to set you back $85,000. Also, anti-inflammatory painkillers aren”t prescribed because they inhibit bone growth. Needless to day, it”s a very painful procedure.
Despite platform shoes still being an option, some patients say the pain and the money involved with leg lengthening surgery are all worth it for some added confidence in their lives. As long as it”s helping and not hurting anyone, I suppose.