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The Make Me Taller (MMT) community forum provides free information about the only REAL way to become taller - elective leg lengthening (LL) surgery. This site contains detailed information, pictures, videos, diaries and personal accounts from people who have undergone cosmetic LL to become taller. We discuss the pros and cons of Ilizarov, Betzbone, Guichet Nail, PRECICE and other methods. Please read our FAQs first before posting and enjoy your time here finding out how to become taller! Leg Lengthening is a serious endeavor, so do your research! You can also buy MMT's new book about LL called 'Inchworm' at Amazon!

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 on: April 12, 2018, 01:55:01 PM 
Started by hakunamatata55 - Last post by hakunamatata55
Home sweet home!!! So comforting that it made you so lazy. Everything seems new to me though everything is same but i feel new. Well right now i am not very happy with my decision to come home early because of my procrastinations towards my exercise and health. So easy for me to be an indolent (which is bad for my recovery). Should have stayed there till the complete recovery. But trying to keep pushing myself. Can walk with walker but not with very ease, has trouble controlling impulses, and doesn't really like to exercise. Now the goal is towards completing my life changing program.

 on: April 02, 2018, 06:25:57 AM 
Started by 6ix Side - Last post by Gwes
Quote from: ShortToMedium link=topic=8006. msg109474#msg109474 date=1504637224
Hi Zeus,

I am new to this forum and do not know yet how to send messages here.    My apologies if I am not following the protocol here.   

I am planning to have my femur surgery with Dr.   Betz by Feb 2018.    I am working out on my financials.    Did you hear back from temple2infinity yet? Did you get a chance to reach out to Betz institute and got the clarifications? If so could you please share the details with me.    I am planning to have a a call with Dr.    Betz very soon so any insights would be appreciated.  



did you had your surgery?

 on: March 30, 2018, 11:47:13 PM 
Started by Apotheosis - Last post by Iwannabetaller2018
Quote from: Apotheosis link=topic=4202. msg109576#msg109576 date=1514310893
My duck ass took me a few months to go away.  Itís tedious, but it will correct itself eventually from normal walking.

I would avoid walking without crutches while lengthening.  Those rods can only take so much.  Be as careful as possible.  Some people have broken their rods while lengthening walking even with crutches.  Safety first.


Hey Apotheosis,

I would like to commend you for your achievement.

I read both your diaries and are really inspiring.  I am hoping to be able to do 10cm in my femur soon, and later 6/7 in my tibia.
I am wondering if you have regain full strenght and flexibility after a number of years from the operation.
I was not able to understand how long it took you to recover from femur lengthening and how long it took you to recover from tibia.

I was thinking of lengthening with fitbone, and have it reset after I hit the 8cm.  Would you mind sharing how you managed to do all the relevant stretching and physio from home?

Many thanks for your kind reply. .


 on: March 25, 2018, 06:33:32 AM 
Started by SysOp - Last post by Agrios
Wow itís been a while! I havenít thought about LL in so long. Iíll do an in-depth review and overal thoughts in the coming weeks. Iíve been living a pretty normal life post LL, but Iíll get more into it soon. I have scheduled the removal of the tibia nails and Iíll report back in a few weeks when Iím there.

Hi, I'm considering LL with Dr.  Paley       Did anyone of you who have gone through this process concerned about complications?


People go to Dr Paley to fix their complications from unexpirenced doctors. I do not have any complications and I do not know of people who really had complications. You have to remember, I can safely say back in 2015, Dr. Paley had hundreds of patients with leg deformities and they all come out fine. In my opinion safety should be your top priority and I canít think of a safer and more expirenced doctor and team.

So you were in a wheelchair for the whole duration of lengthening and consolidation?  Which can be like 5 months, right?

I'd also be curious to hear when you were able to do work (on a laptop) and when in recovery you could depart WPB. 

I donít know if the precise rod changed. I know they are constantly improving it. I think it did get better and you may be able to fully weightbear with crutches (I did see a few LL patients with internal rods walking around). I chose to stay in the chair because I didnít want to risk breaking anything.

You can definitely get work done on your laptop during the entire process. Your best bet is to have someone with you assisting with everything though. I canít imagine doing this alone.

 on: March 23, 2018, 03:12:11 PM 
Started by hakunamatata55 - Last post by hakunamatata55
Hakuna matata friends,
I am 7cms + now. Happy. My frames was removed on 15 march Thursday. Harry(physical therapist) explains me all do's and don's. Recovery is slow but i am doing fine. Feeling very light on my feet after removal of frames. Extended my time of stay for the better recovery.
Well its important to mention your doctor so, i can say that i am lucky that i found him coz that was my only chance with the limited amount of money and sources, and he treated me so well. Thanks to Dr Pradip Sharma and Harry that they helped me achieved what i desired the most. Very well warming people, i am having a pleasant experience.

If anyone seeking for the same contact on

 on: March 10, 2018, 01:29:04 PM 
Started by hakunamatata55 - Last post by hakunamatata55
Despite all odds i complete my turnings very well now. I was told that my back is going to be sore because i won't be able to turn and pin side is going to hurt really badly, fortunately i haven't experienced much of that. All went well and smoothly. now waiting for the next operation date for frame removal and I'm all set to fly back. may be in week or so. Glad that i choose this and happy. will keep you update once the removal will be done.

 on: February 23, 2018, 04:10:43 AM 
Started by Yardbird - Last post by Optimistic1

ďIt's said that, "Height is like money ... it's only unimportant to people who have it." However, I've found that (for some people) it's like money in another respect ... the more you get, the more you want.  WinkĒ


Youíre correct and thank you for sharing your experience with us. I just did my bilateral Tib/Fib with Dr. M about week ago. I was recovering really fast for the first couple days but now itís slowing down. It feels that both of my legs have a lot of pressure in them, especially in this left leg (the weaker one). It feels even worst when I put them onto the floor to transfer myself from my bed to the wheelchair. Morning is the worst. Of course, this problem is solved with pain meds but I donít want to rely too much on it and I donít like the feeling of sitting there waiting for that Pain meds to kick in. The swelling on my legs started to go down but itís still there.

Did you experience this when you were lengthening your Tib/Fib. If you did, how long did it take for it to go away? Do you have any tips? Thank you and enjoy your new height.


 on: February 22, 2018, 08:53:08 PM 
Started by Optimistic1 - Last post by Optimistic1
ďhey man how things are going? have you got any muscle pain already? Anyway can you upload some xray? thanksď


Thank you for checking in. Things are improving but I still have this constant ache pain. Whenever I put both feet onto that floor before transferring myself to a wheelchair or walker, I feel a very strong pressure in both legs and much stronger in my left leg, the weaker one. Of course, these are without pain meds. With pain meds, Iím fine. Now, Iím trying to get the PT to come to my house as itís extremely difficult for me to leave my house. I live alone and I have stairs even on the first floors. Sorry for being so lazy in continuing with my journal. Iím so exhausted every day and I lost my appetite so I just want to lay in bed and do nothing. For more information, you can look at LAGrowinís.  His journal is very good.

Dr. M said I can get my x-ray 3 weeks post surgery and that is March 1, 2018. I ask if I can take it every week and he said thatís unnecessary due to high level of radiation which is not good for bones and the Tib/fib bone takes a long time (at least 4 weeks) to show any sign of consolidation. 

 on: February 22, 2018, 12:51:57 AM 
Started by Optimistic1 - Last post by Joe2000
hey man how things are going? have you got any muscle pain already? Anyway can you upload some xray? thanks

 on: February 21, 2018, 10:37:49 PM 
Started by Optimistic1 - Last post by LAGrowin
Thank you Optimistic1.  I have to say that the information found on this forum and the other have been absolutely invaluable for me and my journey.

Femurs2014's diary was my deciding factor in doing this.

All these best. Anything you need,  please reach out.

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