Cosmetic surgery stretches short people so they're tall2/27/2012
Penis enlargement or breast enhancement might boost your self-esteem, but an odder orthopedic procedure can apparently increase your stature. A Florida surgeon performed 650 "height surgeries" last year, and one man who was unhappy with his 5-foot-6 frame reportedly "grew" a full six inches.
The "cosmetic limb-lengthening" process helps people suffering from height dysphoria (i.e., they hate being short). "It's one of the few psychologic-psychiatric disorders that you can actually cure with the knife," says Dr. Dror Paley -- who, incidentally, will need to break your leg bone in two and insert a telescopic rod to stretch you about a millimeter a day.
Is height surgery revolutionary or ridiculous?