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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Surgery To Make You Taller

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I hate being tall, is it possible to get surgery to make you shorter?

I hate being tall, is it possible to get surgery to make you shorter?

No: No. Best to learn to love the body you have . {chopped off at the knees is just not a real option). ...Read more

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Does it happen that people get taller by torso surgery?

Does it happen that people get taller by torso surgery?

No: No, the only type of surgery known to specifically add height to a person has been elective limb lengthening reconstruction. ...Read more

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If i stunted my growth by hookah smoking daily at 16 yo, by how much did i stunt it? I'm thinking of surgery to get taller, i'm 5f8 and my dads 5f10.

If i stunted my growth by hookah smoking daily at 16 yo, by how much did i stunt it?  I'm thinking of surgery to get taller, i'm 5f8 and my dads 5f10.

Not sure.: The natural history of nicotine dependence in teens study (funded by canadian cancer society) published in journal annals of epidemiology (17 march 2008) showed that on average, teenage boys who smoked were 2.54 cm shorter than their non-smoking counterparts. I have not reviewed study – so i can’t comment on quality of research. Most males stop growing taller by around age 18. I wouldn't look to. ...Read more

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I have knock knees. Will I get taller if I have a surgery to correct my knock knees?

I have knock knees. Will I get taller if I have a surgery to correct my knock knees?

Yes: The technical term for knock knees is genuine valgum. Correction of the deformity will straighten the leg and make the vertical distance of your leg, therefore making you taller. The main exception to this is if your surgeon does a closing wedge osteotimy, then bone is removed from the leg and then height gain would be negligible. ...Read more

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How tall can you grow after you get a sleep apnea surgery?

How tall can you grow after you get a sleep apnea surgery?

No effect: There is no effect in height after sleep apnea surgery. It is very rare for someone to have sleep apnea surgery prior to full growth anyway. The only exceptions may be kids with severe craniofacial abnormalities. Even then there is no effect on height. ...Read more

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Will I get taller if I have corrective surgery for bow legs?

Will I get taller if I have corrective surgery for bow legs?

Not significant: Correcting genu varum (bow legs) can increase your height, but it won't be too significant. Maybe an inch at most, but this is for severe deformities. ...Read more

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20 yrs old female 5'7 260 or a little above would it be good for me to get baratric surgery iam solid and tall took steriod asthma spray a lot help ?

Yes: It is definitely something to consider. You should be evaluated for diabetes and high cholesterol and all those things should be taken into consideration. Bariatric surgery is very common now and techniques are usually minimally invasive. You could lose a significant amount of weight (>75 pounds) over 1 year or so. ...Read more

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Should I get surgery to make my leg longer?

Should I get surgery to make my leg longer?

It depends: On your situation, your age, the reason for the procedure, how much of lengthen should done, it takes a long time and have certain complication, do not take that decision lightly .On other hand there is bone shorting surgery, which easer and less complicated. Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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I want to get surgery to make my wide skull smaller by removing temporal muscles and using a bit of burring to get rid of some bone! Is this possible?

I want to get surgery to make my wide skull smaller by removing temporal muscles and using a bit of burring to get rid of some bone! Is this possible?

Is it your idea ?: It does not work that way , how ever is possible to remold the face by altering jaw , and cheek bones by various bone sculpturing techniques techniques but not the one by your idea . Consult a cosmetic ( plastic ) surgeon. ...Read more

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Is height lengthening surgery safe? I am 18 and I wanna be taller. I stopped growing at 14 and I think it's a problem. What should I do?

Is height lengthening surgery safe? I am 18 and I wanna be taller. I stopped growing at 14 and I think it's a problem. What should I do?

Don't worry be happy: Like the song says "Don't worry, be happy". People come in all sizes and shapes. Try to be content with who you are, you can still accomplish anything you put your mind to, there are many others like you. The surgery you mentioned is not worth the extra 1-2 inches you might gain. There are so many potential complications too and you might regret it. Try to talk to someone who has done this. ...Read more

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Should i get surgery for tmj? The pain has gotten worse lately, but it’s still not usually too terrible. I’ve heard that sometimes surgery can cause worse problems than the tmj.

Should i get surgery for tmj? The pain has gotten worse lately, but it’s still not usually too terrible. I’ve heard that sometimes surgery can cause worse problems than the tmj.

It depends: There are many factors to consider. Surgery for TMJ is extremely aggressive and invasive. I would exhaust other treatment options like an oral appliance to adjust jaw position or Botox injections to relive discomfort. Be certain you are seeing a prosthodontists and/or oral surgeon to explain your specific treatment options. ...Read more

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Can i get surgery before i go away on holidays ?

Can i get surgery before i go away on holidays ?

Surgical recovery: Recovery period is based on the type of surgery. Minor surgeries are ok. If it is major invasive surgery you may have to avoid air travel or prolonged sitting/immobility. Talk to to surgeon before you make plans ...Read more

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How do i make myself really sick to get surgery?

How do i make myself really sick to get surgery?

Silly question.: We shouldn't desire to make ourselves sick for any reason. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to get a fat butt without surgery.

If you have overall: Weight gain, some of that will go towards increase in buttock size. You can also work on enlarging gluteal muscles so that the buttocks will appear larger. ...Read more

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How do you know that you should get a FTM surgery?

How do you know that you should get a FTM surgery?

Transitioning: Consider several of the non-invasion options for transitioning until you are sure. The definition of "transition" has broadened to include theories of psychological development or complementary methods of self-acceptance. Therapy may help you decide. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get surgery to fix my cuspids?

Is it possible for me to get surgery to fix my cuspids?

Canines: Please consult with your dentist who can determine if you need to see an oral surgeon or orthodontist. ...Read more

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How to become mentally strong to get ready for surgery?

How to become mentally strong to get ready for surgery?

Support: Depends on the surgery and the severity but really depends on you and what the surgery is for. Looking to family, friends, and your healthcare team can help. If you are religious that is a place to turn to also.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I get lowerlid surgery? Uppers were done 6 yr ago.

Should I get lowerlid surgery? Uppers were done 6 yr ago.

If you want to: Obviously, there is a little more to it! will it improve your appearance enough to be worth the cost, risk and down-time of surgery? Many patients with large "bags" under their eyes or extensive wrinkles on their lower lids have been helped by this fairly straightforward procedure. Talk to a plastic or oculoplastic surgeon with these concepts in mind and be sure to ask about the risks. ...Read more

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How much time do I have to wait before I can get surgery?

How much time do I have to wait before I can get surgery?

Totally depends: ... in what surgery, the indications for the surgery, how you are doing, and your other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Can you get color lenses when you get implantable lens surgery?

Can you get color lenses when you get implantable lens surgery?

No: Implantable lenses (intraocular lenses) site behind the iris and so would not affect the eye color. They do have uv absorbing pigments within their substance but that does not change the eye color. You are 'stuck' with the iris color you were born with unless you use color changing contact lenses. ...Read more

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Why should someone get surgery for consuming a magnetic object?

Why should someone get surgery for consuming a magnetic object?

Bowel injury risk: If someone consumes a single magnetic object, this would not be a problem (at least as it relates to magnets). But if they were to consume multiple objects, these could potentially pull together while in separate loops of bowel, causing obstruction, or lead to erosion between the loops of bowel. ...Read more

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Can i get a bigger butt without surgery by some kind of injection?

I agree with Dr. : Pappas. If you specifically desire a bigger butt - have you considered working w a trainer to ^ your gluteal mass? ...Read more

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Will I have to get surgery if I wear a torn contact for a couple days?

Will I have to get surgery if I wear a torn contact for a couple days?

DoWeSeeEyeToEye?: Did it get torn while you were wearing it?? Then, maybe. If not, probably not. But you won't know for sure until someone looks at it. Some clues to a problem are lots of pain, discharge and problems with vision in that eye. Maybe you tore the lens taking it out and you are OK. Are these the long-acting kind? If not, shame on you. All in all, the contact lens is pretty soft so you should be OK. ...Read more

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What might cause someone to get an inch or so shorter aside from surgery?

What might cause someone to get an inch or so shorter aside from surgery?

Osteoporosis: Many older people get shorter as the bones in the spine get closer together and sometimes collapse. ...Read more

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I had my femer surgery one ago on my left now l get pain on my right side?

I had my femer surgery one ago on my left now l get pain on my right side?

Examination : To determine causes of right sided pain is required. May be due to a postop leg length discrepancy or may be a new condition affecting the right side. A doctor examination is a good place to start. Then if needed investigations or referrals eg to physiotherapist can be arranged as appropriate to sort it out. All the best ...Read more