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Limb lengthening surgery, duration for complete treatment, wants to gain height. Safe to do surgery ?

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My name is XXXXXXX XXXXXXX 26 years old,Height is 160cm only.

I want to go for Limb Lengthening Surgery to gain Height.
Is there any hospital near by Hyderabad/Chennai where this Operations are performed under guidance of experience doctor that too at affordable rates as at I can't even go for personal loan!

Duration of the complete treatment as I am in IT Industry (Software Engineer/Developer) and now you can understand why I am more concern as over here you get more confidence if you have good height.I am in no need of the philosophical answer as I am fed up of those since ages.I am taller than my both parents.

Also,is there any alternative way out like any medicines/diet/exercise/pills/ or any thing which can make my wish come true as all I need is just 2 more inch in Height and I will be satisfied.

I really do want to increase my height up to 2 inches at least:(


Expecting positive response with a hope:(

Posted Tue, 8 May 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 4 hours later

Thanks for posting your query.

Increasing your height at the age of 26 is quite a challenging task. After you attain puberty, the long bones of the body stop growing further as their growing ends fuse with the bone. These bones then attain a permanent size.

There are many pills, injections etc available through internet which claim to increase your height. Their effect is doubtful and do not waste your time, energy and money on them.
Regular yoga practice is known to help in improvement of the posture and ease tension in the body which, in turn, can help make a person feel taller. Several yoga positions can help to maximize these effects.

Your height totally depends on your age and in some cases your family average height. Drinking milk , stretching and proper sleep can increase your height as the secretion of growth hormone is increased during the sleep specially in the early morning hours.

To produce extra Growth Hormone, develop an effective grow taller exercise program. Scientific studies have shown that the brain releases a larger quantity of GH after aerobic exercises.
If you are so desperate and you need instant results then you can go for bone lengthening procedures surgically or use concealed high heel shoes.You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon in this regard.

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Hope this answers your query.I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.


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Follow-up: Limb lengthening surgery, duration for complete treatment, wants to gain height. Safe to do surgery ? 3 hours later
Good Morning XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing in!

It will indeed help me a lot though I already know this but now I will follow your regime.
For me gaining 2com-4cm will be enough as I am quenched with what I am but there is one more reason behind this.

When can I get the information regarding the trusted doctors in my locality whom I can consult for height increase surgery,cost + duration and precaution I need to take after surgery.

Also I had heard of HGH injection,will that be helpful (cost and consequences)?Products which I am having right now ain't much helpful though in the beginning 1 month course of Ayurvedic medicine do helped me in gaining extra 2cm guess now still there is chance:(

I am a Software Engineer working in a private firm so you know how hard it will be for me to collect huge amount all at once + repayment and till that duration I can't even go to office+my normal life would get affected.

Kindly clear all my doubt,sorry for bothering you again.

Leaving for home,Have a great day ahead:)

I am satisfied by your answer and start including milk in my diet+ regular exercise (yoga and aerobics):)

Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Thanks for writing again.

Human Growth hormone therapy is an option that you can discuss with your endocrinologist.

Regarding the surgery, you need to consult a local orthopedician to know the best person in the town doing this surgery efficiently.

The cost of treatment depends on the procedure adopted by the surgeon according to your physique and blood reports.

Hope my answer is helpful. Write back if you have further queries.

Wishing you a trouble free speedy recovery.
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