Many men, unhappy with their height, fail to realize they're suffering from what medical professionals refer to as height dysphoria. This disorder - characterized by unhappiness or anxiety about one's size - can manifest itself in many forms and, if untreated, even lead to serious psychological disorders.
Limb lengthening procedures are one of the few ways to battle height dysphoria. These surgeries are designed to increase the patient's height by as much as six inches through a series of telescopic rods implanted in the legs. The leg bones are broken, the rods implanted, and the bones slowly re-grow to accommodate their new size, regenerating the necessary skin and tissue as well. The procedure costs anywhere from $50,000-$100,000 and will take about six months of recovery.