Growing taller is indicated for those whose height or shape of legs is causing significant psychological suffering, and creating difficulty in personal or professional life.
Growing zones of patients may be physiologically arrested. However, in some cases where growing zones are nearly completely arrested physiologically, lengthening can open growing zones for a short time due to the well-described phenomenon of stimulation of growth hormone synthesis in the process of leg lengthening.
The ultimate goal of lengthening must be appropriate proportioning of tibia and femur, body and legs, and body and arms. Beyond esthetic requirements, this is very important biomechanically. This is why we suggest that non-local patients send photographs for preliminary analysis of surgical indications and goals. Patients should be in underwear or similar clothing (the face can be covered if the patient wishes) in the following positions:
This can be very helpful for preliminary clarification of surgical indications and goals, as well as for estimation of the duration and cost of the treatment.
People considering this procedure must be somatically healthy, and non-smokers. We require that patients undergo a psychological evaluation to ensure they will be able to endure the recovery with the necessary positive attitude.
We make final decisions about indications and goals of a procedure only after direct physical examination and psychological evaluation of the patient.