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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is it true that scientists have recently discovered that someone can increase their height after 18?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Yes, but only if ...: Increase in height can only occur if growth plates are open. Once they've closed, regardless of age, height will not increase w/o extensive surgery. Or unless you wear shoe lifts or high heels (pumps).

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