MMT AdThat's a great post, Dreamgirl!
I can see that the motivation is a combination of confidence and practicality for you
Do you think that you will ever be able to do it?min
Thank you, MMT!!! I don't know if I will ever be able to financially afford it. But our situation is improving by leaps and bounds and we are considering opening up a franchise sometime this year. So hopefully.....
Yes I am very motivated. I have wanted to be taller since puberty. I think I mentioned before that I modelled as a child but was not accepted in Jr High because of my height and maybe because I just didn't try hard enough at the time after being rejected. My mother was never supportive of me modelling once I started developing so that had a big impact on my lack of persistance. I mean, if she's not going to let me do it, why worry about it?
Anyway, it was only later, after college, that I started to really entertain the fantasy of being taller, and then of course, me being a closet "inventor", I dreamt up a similar device to the Illizerov frame, before
I ever knew it existed.
Then when I saw Gattaca", I practically fell off my seat pointing and excitedly exclaiming to my husband that that was what I'd been thinking of!
But even then, it was still only a fantasy. I didn't know that this machine really existed outside of the dreamworld that is Hollywood, not until just about 2 or 3 years ago.
Well, as far as the finances go, I have begun to think that maybe if I could only afford to do one procedure, I should do the arms. Because as I said, my wingspan is four inches shorter than my height and that is quite a bit! My upper arms in particular are very short for my long torso. I've noticed that even short people look taller if their limbs are proportional to their torso. You can see this especially in regards to celebrities. Because you see them in pictures and many times they are NOT full length pictures, it is difficult to judge their heights. I have many times mistaken someones height and thought they were taller than they are because of their slim build or especially if they have long arms. In a picture, if the subject has long arms and you don't see their legs, you assume they are tall.
I have noticed that proportion is what really counts in beauty. It is true of the face as cited by numerous studies and I think Leonardo Davinci's drawings proved long ago that proportion is key.
One member posted that my desire to lengthen my arms basically bordered on body dismorphia. I can see how they would think that if they did not know me and did not know the extent of research I have done on every type of LL procedure; its risks, its costs, its benefits and limitations. But I have come to feel that this procedure has risks just as ANY surgery has, whether undergone for cosmetic or medical reasons. If I wanted to have surgery on any area of my body for cosmetic reasons and it is acceptable, why is it not as acceptable or reasonable to want to undergo limb lengthening for reasons that go so much deeper than cosmetic? LL can change lives in very dramatic ways, the least of which are cosmetic. Longer arms for me would establish not only reasonable and attractive proportion to my body, but would ease many daily tasks that we take for granted. But of course, as I have also always longed to be taller not only for social, psychological, and various other reasons, the lengthening of my arms would be a much less invasive and inconvenient procedure to increase the appearance of height without actually lengthening my legs. Of course I woul dnot be taller, but I would look taller than I am, or rather I would not look as short as I appear now, because my arms would then be in correct and pleasing proportion to my long waisted and curvy torso. When I am slimmer, my legs are rather sexy at their current length, and maybe I could live without LL on the legs if I just didn't look so short because of my short arms. If just the proportions were corrected between my torso and arms, then I'm sure that would do much to lengthen my appearance without actually increasing my height.
But as many of us know, increasing our height is our main goal. Most people do not have the problem with short arms like I do. (And by the way, not only are they rather short even for my petite frame, my right upper arm is an inch shorter than my left to boot!)
But yes, I would still love to lengthen my calves and maybe my thighs if I can. However, if I did my legs without lengthening my arms first, I'm thinking I would look quite weird, what with "terradactal arms" and long legs!
As far as complications go, the lengthening of the upper arms is the same procedure, yet actually much less difficult, I would think, seeing as how you don't have to suffer through wearing crutches and weeks of being virtually bedridden to have your arms lengthened. I mean, with 2 small children at home, a brace on my arms is much less disruptive than having to hobble around and stay off my feet for weeks! At least I wouldn't be totally incapacitated during the arm lengthening procedure. And of course, recovery time is a less I believe, as the bones are smaller and do not have as much weight bearing requirements as the legs do.
Again, if I had my ultimate dream, I would lengthen my arms first by 2 inches to make them proportional, (would like my fingertips to brush about mid to just above mid thigh as many peoples arms do naturally). Then my calves by 2-2.5 inches. My thighs are low on the totem poll of wishes as the last effort to gain maybe another 1-1.5 inches. I would be thrilled with height anywhere from 5ft 6 in to 5 ft 7.5 inches. (I am 5ft 3.5 inches now and my husband is 6ft 1in) In regards to the height differance between me and my husband, being taller would be very nice just in regards to snuggling, dancing, kissing without the neck ache, etc. These are the only "sexual" motivations that are at work in my mind. Most of my reasons come from either practicality of everyday tasks and clothing fit or hemlines, etc; or just plain vanity and wanting to look taller and more elegant in clothing, because actually being petite is not a problem when you're naked (hee hee)
, just when you want to wear certain types of clothes and want them to look a certain way!
Well.... I got to go to bed. Hopefully it won't be this long before I post again. But I do read through the site often even if I cannot post. See ya'll!
(Hope that wasn't tooooo much info!