I've heard that is one of the most painful surgeries (or series of surgeries)
Is this fucking Gattaca!?!
any questions - ask them below because that’s me :)
You heard the Hand, the king's too short for his armor! Go find the leg stretcher! NOW!
So this is what Brittany and Tiffany Wilson did before the big fashion event in the Hamptons?
Edit: holy crap this blew up. Thanks for the platinum! TripleT KA.
If you want to know more, here's her website about it:
That's a real surgery?
I have Achondroplastic dwarfism (the same form of dwarfism this woman has) and man, you could not pay me to undergo that shit. Though I will say that it does look like she has pretty severe dysplasia, which would take a lot of painful surgeries to correct anyway, so I understand why she would decide to go all in on something like this, but damn.
I got a bunionectomy in '80s. I was 12. My roommate was a a girl who was going through this...and there were at least 4 others on our unit. It looked like pure torture....and the screams when they turned the screws on the braces. Ugh.
They fucking break their legs, and let then let them heal while they slowly stretch the braces on their legs. When I left after three weeks, she confided in me she that she never wanted to do this. It was her parents.
It was her second round. She had at least two more to go...all for a few inches.
I imagine thet have come a long way since then, but still.
Just to clarify, this is a SERIES of grueling surgeries, over several years.
You know those needle cages in Saw? They break your leg, and attach one of those; metal screws on both sides of the break. Every now and then, when your bones have grown just a couple of millimetres back into place, they loosen the screws and stretch out your broken leg a bit more.
I was recovering from surgery in a children's hospital for similar stuff with a few kids having this done. There's a lot of screaming, and a lot of being too tired to cry anymore.
If you wouldn't mind being a couple inches taller, don't fantasise that this is a solution. I promise it's not. The failure risk is frighteningly high.
Edit: Just to note, I'm a huge proponent of the magic that some children's hospitals can do. Under the care of incredibly skilled experts, any child should go for this procedure if it will help them. This girl will benefit from massive long-term improvements to her life, both physically and mentally, for many decades to come. She should be proud. Just don't take it lightly.
Shaq should get it. Then he could fight rodan
Blonde woman for scale in lieu of banana.
That sounds excruciating. Do they do the arms too?
Checkmate, women of Tinder! Here I come!
My daughter went through this at 15 & 17 and 3 “increase tib/fib and 3” femur.. amazing 😉. She had the cleanest pin sites as well! She was meticulous! She just wanted to reach the kitchen cabinets.