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« on: February 11, 2012, 01:28:58 PM »

Hi there
I'm seriously thinking of doing less than 5cm, 2-3cm to be exact.  I'd be quite happy with this because

1.  My height and wingspan would then be exactly the same, as it should be.
2.  I reach a nice height of 165cm for a girl which is perfectly respectable, especially being asian!
3.  I do a lot of sport, so I guess the more conservative I am the better. 

I think it's a realistic goal, I won't have to make up crazy stories to my family and friends, and I have a better chance of making a full and quicker recovery.

Would anyone like to share their thoughts?

-Thank you-
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 01:39:57 PM »

With respect, why bother?  Especially as a girl you can wear just about any shoe and get that height very comfortably, without looking like a dork wearing something designed for uncle Fester from the Adam's Family, which is what some of the bigger lift shoes look like for men.

Are you trolling?  Why lengthen 2-3 cm and spend tens of thousands and be messed up for the best part of a year?  You can throw on heels going out, most sports shoes give about that lift, and even sandals are huge these days (in Europe at least) with wedges, etc.  If I were you I'd save $5000 up and go on a shoe shopping spree.
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 01:58:18 PM »

If you consider LL for lengthening only, do at least 5cm.

My runningshoes give me just about 2,5cm.
My lifts give me 9cm.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 02:19:46 PM »

I genuinely just want to do that much. I'd be extremely happy with that height, and I don't want to go over my wingspan.

Perhaps if I explain a bit more - I have bow legs and have wanted them corrected for ages. It's a lengthy procedure in itself, and after some reasearch I realised the lengthening can be done at the same time. It's not so much about being my dream height (because in a perfect world I'd be like 5ft 8" and that's just not realistic for me) it's about making the most of what I have whilst maintaining my proportions. For all I know the bow leg correction could be enough to gain the height and if so, I won't legthen.
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2012, 02:32:20 PM »

The operation is not nice for your legs/body + the scarring + the time + the money spent. This is not worth 2-3cm of lengthening only. I think you are getting too focused on numbers and that you want perfect proportions. Try taking a couple of books equilevant to 2cm in height. Stand on them too see the difference. Of course this is your individual decision and opinion, but I really do not believe it is worth it nor very noticable.
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2012, 02:48:28 PM »

I think your plan is very wise. If you have bow legs and already need the surgery it's not a problem to also lengthen 2-3 cm to boost your height and you have no reason to go over this number. As you said, 165cm is a perfect height for a girl, especially for an asian. You'll have a great recovery, you'll get back to your previous life faster, do sports just as before, narrower scars, better proportions and so on. And despite what some people might tell you you will definitely feel the extra 2-3cm height.

Good luck and keep up posted.
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2012, 02:50:54 PM »

She has said that she has bowed legs and lets be honest would you all not do it just for just correction reasons.
I think the cost would be well worth it , especially if your a girl.  A girl with bowed legs looks alot worse than a guy with bowed legs.

Go get what you want and you will be happy and that will justify the cost

As a side note the correction will take 3 months till fixator removal, even if you lengthen 3 cm you will more than likely have them off 6 weeks late being 4.5months

3cm will make a difference more than you may think, its down to how you carry yourself
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2012, 03:38:29 PM »

Hi Mtsenga,

I agree with your decision of doing 2-3 cm lengthening while you correct your bow leg.
You are right 165 cm is decent height for any Asian girl.
Your reason of being conservative as sports person justify your decision.

Best of luck.

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2012, 04:12:27 PM »

Having bowlegs is annoying Im sure so correcting that and getting a few cms on top is definately OK in my opinion.
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2012, 04:46:30 PM »

Having bowlegs is annoying Im sure so correcting that and getting a few cms on top is definately OK in my opinion.

It wasn't clear at first that she was talking about doing bowlegs correction and then LL as part of the same surgery.

It sounded really stupid lengthening 2cm.

Lengthen hos much/little you want when your correcting your bowlegs mtsenga.
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2012, 05:23:58 PM »

If you look at the first few posts, she did not make the bow legs clear until after my reply.  Why such information would be omitted God only knows. I refuse to believe that anyone would recommend LL for 2-3 cm.
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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2012, 05:34:26 PM »

She didn't make it clear at first that she was talking about bowleg correction plus 2-3 CM of lengthening. After she made it clear, I renamed the post, moved it to the "Correction of Leg Deformities & Bowing" section of the site, and edited a few posts to make it all a bit more clear. If she would have included that information from the beginning, and titled the name of her post so that was clear, there would not have been any confusion. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2012, 05:55:22 PM »

....... we sure are fast calling folks for troll ´n stuff  Grin


Typical swedish troll  Cheesy 

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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2012, 09:29:39 AM »

thanks for the supportive messages guys, it's really nice........
hope it goes well for all of you too
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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2012, 09:41:34 PM »

Quote from: mtsenga link=topic=4568. msg52350#msg52350 date=1328969986
I genuinely just want to do that much.  I'd be extremely happy with that height, and I don't want to go over my wingspan.

Perhaps if I explain a bit more - I have bow legs and have wanted them corrected for ages.  It's a lengthy procedure in itself, and after some reasearch I realised the lengthening can be done at the same time.  It's not so much about being my dream height (because in a perfect world I'd be like 5ft 8" and that's just not realistic for me) it's about making the most of what I have whilst maintaining my proportions.  For all I know the bow leg correction could be enough to gain the height and if so, I won't legthen.
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hi there,

how are you ? did you get surgery on your leg already?
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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2013, 03:18:52 PM »

i have the same situation,my tibias are a little bow,I want to correct them while lengthing my tibias for 5-6cm,I prefer Dr. Betz,anyone here know how much months I need until i can walk normally again without crutch  after the surgery? Huh? ???thank you~
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« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2015, 09:18:15 AM »

Has anyone done bowleg + lengthening at the same time on MMT? Is it recommended to do each procedure separately or both at the same time?
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