A man has shared his journey of undergoing limb-lengthening surgery, costing £64,000, to increase his height by half a foot after feeling “rejected” by women for being “too short”. Dynzell Sigers, a former navy medic, underwent the procedure in December 2022 to address his self-consciousness about his height. Now standing at 6ft tall compared to his previous 5’5ft, Dynzell has gained newfound confidence and is showcasing his transformation on TikTok.
Dynzell explained that a rejection by a girl he had a crush on due to his height affected his self-esteem and hindered his approach towards women. He also refrained from joining school sports teams due to his stature. After researching various methods to become taller, he discovered limb-lengthening surgery and decided to undergo the procedure to transform both his body and mind.
The surgery involved six separate procedures, with the initial surgery taking place in December 2022. The process entailed surgically cutting the bone and inserting an internal rod connected to an external fixator through pins in the legs. Over a period of 90 days, Dynzell used a key on the external fixator to trigger the internal rod’s gradual lengthening, typically at a rate of one millimetre per day. Once the desired height increase was achieved, the external fixator was removed, leaving the internal rod in place. After the bone fully healed, which usually takes up to a year, the internal rod would be removed in two additional surgeries.
Despite the cost and intense recovery process, Dynzell has no regrets. He expressed how the surgery boosted his confidence, self-belief, and self-worth. He has experienced increased attention from women and feels like he has been given a second chance at life.
Dynzell’s TikTok video documenting his limb-lengthening journey has gained significant attention, with millions of views and thousands of comments. While some viewers expressed support, others questioned the painful nature of the procedure or emphasized the importance of personality over physical appearance.
Note: This article aims to provide an objective account of the individual’s experience without endorsing or promoting the surgical procedure.