April 1, 2008

Head implants to make a person taller

Short people who yearn to be tall can now become a couple of inches taller through head implants. A cosmetic surgeon in Spain has reportedly developed a new way of adding up to two inches to a person's height by inserting a silicone head implant. According to Dr Luis de la Cruz of the Clinica La Luz hospital in Madrid, the operation takes 90 minutes during which an incision is made in one side of the head and then the implant is squeezed in between the skull and the scalp. The cost of the entire operation is roughly 4000 pounds and it is usually performed by local anesthesia. Patients are released from the hospital the subsequent day.

Dr de la Cruz, has successfully carried out the operation on 17 patients, who are delighted with the results and the positive difference that it has made in their lives. This operation is a much better and simpler procedure compared to the other traumatic and difficult one involving lengthening of the leg bones. The Clinica La Luz in Madrid is supposed to be the only place in the world where the operation is performed. But people with long, thin heads are advised against the surgery as the result can look odd.
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  1. Hi Aparna!

    What an interesting post...disturbing, but interesting!

    I guess it's just another thing that we can add to the list of "Crazy Things People Will Do for Beauty" (though I'm sure there are those cases where this kind of procedure is justified as more than mere vanity).

    Thanks for sharing it!

  2. Hi Jazmin, thanks for dropping by and leaving your views. :)

  3. My pleasure. Thanks for having me ;)

    Hope to see you around the BBN. I always enjoy reading your blog!


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