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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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Is there surgery that can make you shorter?

Is there surgery that can make you shorter?

Yes: Yes, it's called limb reconstruction surgery that will shorten/ or lengthen your legs but it's painful and very expensive. ...Read more

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I have bow legs and heard you can get surgery to fix this. I am 26 and only 5 foot 4 inches and heard that the surgery makes you shorter is this true?

I have bow legs and heard you can get surgery to fix this. I am 26 and only 5 foot 4 inches and heard that the surgery makes you shorter is this true?

Probably not.: You can be born with bowed legs (genu barnum) or develop them secondary to medial (inner knee) joint arthritis. Generally surgery involves removal of a wedge of bone which would shorten the bone, but the once the correction of the angular deformity is done, it more than compensates for this. Imagine the letter "l" as your leg. If you straighten it out, you'll make it longer. ...Read more

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Could the surgery to fix bow legs make you shorter?

Could the surgery to fix bow legs make you shorter?

Depends on age: For children with severe genu varum (bow legged) that require surgery that might happen if the growth plate is involved. For adults it is unlikely to make you shorter. ...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 am 17 years old, I am a short sight person. Can I do surgery in this age?

I am 17 years old, I am a short sight person. Can I do surgery in this age?

Pre Surgery tests: Your surgeon will order pre-surgical tests and examine you. If you do not look like a good candidate he/she will let you know. The stature you mention does not necessarily rule you out. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for anesthetic to wear off after a short surgery?

How much time does it take for anesthetic to wear off after a short surgery?

Local or general?: Local anesthesia used to numb the area may last for several hours. Sedation medications, pain meds, and/or general anesthesia wear off within a couple of hours; longer in elderly patients or liver/kidney problems. Still, no one should drive or make any important decisions within 24 hours of having sedation or anesthesia. Your judgment may be impaired long after you feel awake. ...Read more

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How long does labiaplasty surgery take? I've heard long surgeries are riskier than short ones. Is a labiaplasty a quick procedure? .

How long does labiaplasty surgery take? I've heard long surgeries are riskier than short ones. Is a labiaplasty a quick procedure? .

An hour or so...: The most common labiaplasty takes about an hour. It can take longer under straight local though.

http://psinteractive. Net/lab_faq. Htm. ...Read more

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After back surgery can you get shorter?

After back surgery can you get shorter?

Not usually: Depends on the problem and surgery but would expect fusion type surgery to open up disc spaces with interbody device and preserve or increase height
compression fractures in verebral bodies can make a person shorter. ...Read more

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My fingers are very short any way I can elongate them without surgery?

My fingers are very short any way I can elongate them without surgery?

See rheumatologist: You have short fingers and are female. I don't know of any surgery to lengthen fingers. If you notice short fingers you may have others things to consider like juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (jra). Ask for a referral it could be that you have inflammation. ...Read more

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What to do if I am short sighted and wondered if laser surgery can prolong my sight?

What to do if I am short sighted and wondered if laser surgery can prolong my sight?

Laser eye surgery: Do you mean near sighted or myopic? We don't have a diagnosis called 'short-sited.' corneal refractive laser surgery like prk or lasik can change the curvature of the cornea to reduce your dependence on glasses for distance vision. ...Read more

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Tfcc torn 4 months ago looking for surgery. How to determine ulnar need to be shorted?

Tfcc torn 4 months ago looking for surgery. How to determine ulnar need to be shorted?

Surgeon' call: If you're ulna is relatively long compared to your radius most upper extremity surgeons will shorten the ulna w/ tfcc debridement/ repair routinely. Other surgeons will determine the need for ulnar shortening @ the time of arthroscopy depending on findings @ the scope (my preference)...Also the shortening (if needed) can be done 'open' or arthroscopically. Good luck! ...Read more

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My dad has hydrocephalus, he got surgery for it. Apparentl his memory isn't improving fast enough. Today he forgot something not short term. I'm scared?

My dad has hydrocephalus, he got surgery for it. Apparentl his memory isn't improving fast enough. Today he forgot something not short term. I'm scared?

? normal pressure: Some older patients start to lose balance, memory and bladder control. Brain scans show large ventricles but brain pressure is normal. Some can improve with a shunt, but others do not respond to surgery. I assume he has had extensive testing to exclude other conditions. Have faith he may improve over time. Discuss options with his doctor. ...Read more

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Can surgery on my avm help improve my short term memory?

Can surgery on my avm help improve my short term memory?

Location: Rarely can avm surgery improve short-term memory. However, if the avm is in a location to interfere with sensory input, alertness, or memory storage and retrieval, it is possible--though not likely--that surgery could help memory. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can surgery on my AVM help improve my short-term memory?

Can surgery on my AVM help improve my short-term memory?

Complex question: Surgery for AVM often depends on location, compression, prior bleeding or seizures, and risk of future strokes or hemorrhage. Some AVM's do affect memory circuits, and successful treatment may effect improvement. Best to do pre-operative neuro-psych testing, and assess current effects. ...Read more

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Will prostate surgery make my penis shorter?

Will prostate surgery make my penis shorter?

Depends: Radical prostatectomy performed for prostate cancer can cause decreased penile length. Surgeries performed from benign prostatic disease not affect penile length. ...Read more

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I had pinky toe surgery and now my toe is 1/4 shorter. What to do?

I had pinky toe surgery and now my toe is 1/4 shorter. What to do?

Not much: Since surgery was done on the toe, there is not much you can do to restore the length. ...Read more

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Recovery after hip replacement surgery is relatively short, correct?

Recovery after hip replacement surgery is relatively short, correct?

Yes: Recovery from hip replacement is short involving assisted walking, falls prevention, and general strengthening. The leg may hurt and swell for a few weeks after surgery, so pushing it too fast is unwise. In general, though, mobility returns quickly. ...Read more

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I had an EKG for surgery clearance and it showed "short PR syndrome" What does that mean?

I had an EKG for surgery clearance and it showed "short PR syndrome" What does that mean?

Short PR: A short PR interval indicates that the time between the atrial excitation and ventricular excitation is shorter than normal, This may lead to episodes of increased heart rate (tachycardia). A cardiology referral may be needed to determine need for treatment. Medications like beta blockers may be used for treatment. ...Read more

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I'm having some leg pain, seeming to originate from the base of my spine and shooting down. Short of surgery, what would be some ways to alleviate?

I'm having some leg pain, seeming to originate from the base of my spine and shooting down. Short of surgery, what would be some ways to alleviate?

Injections: Sounds like something is irritating a nerve in your back. Sometimes injections in the epidural space can improve these symptoms. You should see a doctor about this to make the diagnosis snd formulate a treatment plan. ...Read more

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20, male. Very short 5'7. severe untreated apnea, low hormone, stress alot, I look old and ugly. But don't wanna do COSM surgery. Will I ever find love?

20, male. Very short 5'7. severe untreated apnea, low hormone, stress alot, I look old and ugly. But don't wanna do COSM surgery. Will I ever find love?

Be love: Love yourself, accepting EVERY part of your body, heart, mind, soul. Share the love in gentle acts of kindness. Get the apnea treated, managed. I think love will find you. ...Read more

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Could you please provide more details about my upcoming CMC surgery? I have questions, re: recovering timeline (both short-time, post-surgery and long-time complete recovery). Should I be concerned there's no preop planned? Also, is there any way to sc

Could you please provide more details about my upcoming CMC surgery? I have questions, re: recovering timeline (both short-time, post-surgery and long-time complete recovery). Should I be concerned there's no preop planned? Also, is there any way to sc

Surgery on thumb?: To clarify, by CMC do you mean first carpometacarpal joint of the hand, for which a thumb arthroplasty is planned (or something else)? If so, the following link may prove helpful: https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=6jqOkBE-eHw ...Read more

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Does the surgery to fix bow legs cause you to be shorter?

Does the surgery to fix bow legs cause you to be shorter?

No: There are several scenarios for bow-legs, genu valrum or genu varus, which is a deformity marked by an outward bowing of the legs. Minor angulation can be corrected by braces, particularly in children. However in some, osteotomy surgery may be required - the bones are exposed surgically and divided with a special saw. The cut ends are realigned in the correct position and held with screws. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about procedure along with jaw surgery will help me face be short round and feminine?

Can you tell me about procedure along with jaw surgery will help me face be short round and feminine?

Consider: Consider Orthodontic consultation with a qualified Orthodontist along with the jaw surgery. Also seek consultation with a qualified Plastic Surgeon. ...Read more