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Aspiring model surgically fractures legs to become 6 feet tall.
Posted 2/12/15 , edited 2/13/15

Medical science can make almost anything possible these days, especially if it pertains to the hair on your head or the private bits in your pants. The facts prove that doctors can make your dreams close to coming true via surgery and treatments, whether your dream is becoming a living Barbie doll, a clone of Kim Kardashian, or a model.

The latter is where this story lies. Alexandra Transer has wanted to be a model her entire life, but was told she was too short to do so. “I had tried to get into modelling school when I was 17 but was told by the director that because I had stopped growing the only way I would ever be the right height was if I grew leg extensions. So that’s exactly what I decided to do. At first, my parents were really against it. My mum is only 5.2-foot and my dad 5.5-foot, so we are a family of shorties,” Now at age 30, Transer has still not given up on her dreams and as you can infer from the quote above, she’s taking some drastic steps. Not literal steps, of course, because her legs are broken.

Using the Ilizarov apparatus method, Transer is surgically fracturing her legs to reach a goal of six feet. Currently she’s gained 2.5 inches in height to land at 5 foot 4 inches and she’s waiting anxiously for me, taking care of some extra cosmetics in the meantime:

Transer’s fractured bone began to grow together as she recovered. Meanwhile, she had to turn a screw on each cage four times a day, moving the healing fracture apart by approximately 0.10 centimeters a day. After nine months, Transer’s legs grew a total of 2.3in.

“The first operation went really well, and in nine months I grew by 6cm. I am now planning two more operations in the next couple of years, and by 2018 I will be 6ft,” Transer said. The 30-year-old, aware of her age, realizes she may be too old to model, but says, “I’ll dye my hair blonde and at least I will look and feel like one.”

I say sure, it’s weird and all, but I’ll give her credit for going through with it and keeping a positive attitude. Most folks of small stature are probably focusing more on their job cleaning sewer pipes or fixing amusement park rides. They’d never attempt something like this, so good for her. She’s happy and no one is being hurt (I hope).

Links below.
http://uproxx.com/webculture/2015/02/model-fractures-leg-increase-height/
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/aspiring-model-surgically-fractures-legs-to-become-6-feet-tall/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A73Jas1TU-A





Edit So any of you would do this ? I no against the idea or anything but while I do like stall girls and all. I must say I prefer smaller size girls. I can't understand why she could't be a model went there a ton of models out there of different sizes.
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No, I'd rather be short for life
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No, I wouldn't do this. I do think that she should have stayed the way she was and tried searching harder for someone to accept her. I'm sure she'd find such a person or label or whatever it is in time.

Shame, really.
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Some platform pumps would make her over 5'8"....

I guess if you got money and ambition . . .

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Omg she's crazy. That is a really superficial reason to get surgery.

That [cosmetic surgery] procedure is not even legal in most countries, as there's a high risk of never walking again...

Ugh. People should just be happy with what they've got; if u wanna try a different look, just use wigs and photoshop lol.
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Ow... It's not the first time I've heard of this. I once watched a medical documentary on this. It's more common for men to undergo the procedure, hoping that they'll be more attractive to women by being taller.

"...Most folks of small stature are probably focusing more on their job cleaning sewer pipes or fixing amusement park rides. They’d never attempt something like this..."
Nasty generalization is nasty.
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Even though I'm discontent being exactly 5 feet, and I think my time for growing is up, I wouldn't go to such extreme measures, LAWDY.
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This is the world we live in. Some people strive to achieve what they see as perfection.

If they want to deal with the pain and potential risks, then I say let them go for it.

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Oh my goodness. Her legs look beautiful in the before picture. It is her choice ultimately but it's such a shame that she wasn't content with her body and appearance - her external beauty, which is only a small part of what makes her who she is - and was constantly put down and told she couldn't do what she dreamed to do. I hope at least she gains some happiness throughout, or after, this process or gains a stronger sense of self.

I'm personally 4 ft 11 and I'm 19 in a month. My feet are 20.5cm (size 1-2 in kids for any AU, UK or US users), my hands are the size of a primary school student's and my head/face is small too (I need to wear kids frames when it comes to glasses). It is an inconvenience. I can rarely find shoes that aren't covered in Dora the Explorer, sunglasses/beanies/scarves/etc never fit, I have issues with how small and young I look and how others treat me in a condescending manner because of it and so forth. Ultimately though, I wouldn't change it. I've stopped growing and that's just how it is.
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Not literal steps, of course, because her legs are broken.

This is my favorite part.

I've heard about this but it was an Asian guy getting it 'cause his girlfriend said he was too short.
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Um, owwww.... I myself am five feet tall and have been since High School and I'm now 35. No way in Hell would I do a procedure like that willingly just to make myself taller, no matter what anyone said. I don't mind being the height I am at all, except for a few annoying times when I can't reach something that's high up, like at the grocery store or other places out shopping. I deal with it though and find often creative ways of getting stuff down, or ask someone for help. But I wouldn't get surgery like that just to add some height to myself. That sounds really painful, and I already have problems with my legs and feet and that kind of surgery would probably compound them. Just no, Goddess, no.... That woman is crazy.

Also, there are some really awesome anime characters out there that are five feet tall or shorter, including Saber at five feet tall, and Rukia at four feet, eight and a half inches.
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I remember a case where it was used on a small person. What makes it okay for a person with dwarfism to undergo this procedure rather than a small person?
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Take the risks if you want, just don't complain whenever the consequences splashes over you.
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Her legs will look really disproportionate to her body once shes done...
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For some reason I read the title as "aspiring male model" and I just sat there confused for a second.
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