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Short Man Undergoes Painful Surgeries to Increase Height

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A man from Minneapolis, Moses Gibson, has undergone multiple surgeries to increase his height by five inches, after experiencing “heightism” from a young age due to his 5ft 5in frame. The 41-year-old spent $160,000 on the painful procedures and gained three inches after his first surgery in 2016. He hopes to reach his goal height of 5ft 10in by June after undergoing a second surgery.

Moses explained that he has struggled with his height since he was 15 and it started affecting his confidence and dating life. He tried medication and even reached out to a “spiritual healer” in his pursuit of a taller figure, but nearly gave up hope until he found out about the bone-breaking procedure.

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He said, “I’m a strong, tough guy, so I was never depressed about it but I went searching to see what I could do about it… It was my self-confidence in general, and with the ladies. It affected my dating life. I used to put things in my shoes to gain a little bit of height, but it wasn’t very much. People made comments. Sometimes it wasn’t in a mean way or intending to hurt, but they’d say ‘sh*t dude, you’re short man’ or make a joke of it.”

Although Moses’ procedures were successful, medical experts warn against the dangers of limb-lengthening surgery, as it can lead to complications such as nerve damage, infection, and even amputation.

Moses admitted that the procedures were painful and involved lengthy recovery times, but he feels that it was all worth it after being unhappy for years due to his height.

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