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Man grows 6 inches taller

A New York man who goes by the name Apotheosis wanted to be taller so he underwent two costly surgeries. - 02-24-2012 -

At five foot, six inches, Apotheosis was shorter than the average American male and very unhappy about it.

So he did something other men who feel short might consider unthinkable: he opted for costly, painful surgeries to make himself "grow" a total of six inches.

"I realized that the world looked at me a certain way that I didn't look at myself in that certain way," said the 37-year-old New Yorker, who goes by the pseudonym "Apotheosis" in online forums and asked that "20/20" not use his real name. "I wanted the way I felt about myself and the way the world felt about me to be similar."

Apotheosis is one of a "growing" number of men pursuing limb-lengthening procedures for cosmetic reasons.

Dr. Dror Paley, a renowned orthopaedic surgeon at the Paley Institute

Added: Feb-25-2012 Occurred On: Feb-24-2012
By: JTMusic
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