‘Didn’t feel masculine before’: Man says he went from 5’8″ to 6’3″ through leg-lengthening surgery

'Didn't feel masculine before': Man says he went from 5'8" to 6'3" through leg-lengthening surgery

A 21-year-old German man underwent three operations to increase his height, as he previously felt a lack of masculinity due to his 5’8″ height. He shared that this physical attribute had negatively affected his self-image, leading him to take extreme measures to address the problem.

After challenging surgeries, he gained an impressive seven inches in height.

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The man documented his journey on TikTok, where the username @le_tremba knows him. One of his videos, which has garnered more than seven million views, captures his return home to his family, revealing his significantly larger height.

In one of her TikTok videos, she candidly explains her motivation and experiences throughout the process.

“5’7″ is short, honestly it affects my self-confidence. I don’t feel masculine. There are women who are 5’7″ or even taller.”


The surgical procedure, which TikToker chose to undergo in Turkey, is a complex and challenging process. It consists of deliberately fracturing the legs and inserting magnetic nails to facilitate the lengthening of the bones.

The transformation is not immediate, it requires sufficient time for the bones, muscles, skin and nerves to gradually adapt and stretch.

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However, despite the pain endured, this man firmly believes that the result justifies his decision.

In his TikTok video, he emphasizes that self-confidence, freedom, and contentment are paramount to him as a man.


“To say that height doesn’t matter is a lie.”

Limb lengthening cosmetic surgery is available exclusively in private clinics, and the available data on the specific risks associated with this procedure are limited. However, the typical risks associated with any surgery, such as infections, reactions to anesthesia, and blood loss, can be expected.

In addition to the medical risks, the surgery is also expensive.

In the UK, private clinics charge up to £50,000; in the US, costs range from £56,000 to £210,000.

However, the popularity of this procedure seems to be increasing as more people opt for it. Dr. Shahab Mahboubian of the Institute for Height Elongation in California reported that the number of surgeries he expects to perform has more than doubled this year, from 20 to 50.

Not surprisingly, many men feel insecure about their height, as social tropes often equate tall stature with masculine attractiveness.

Height is even commonly included in dating app profiles.

Conversely, shorter men may face offensive stereotypes related to anger or aggression, such as the ‘Napoleon complex’, despite the fact that Napoleon himself is not particularly short and the term is a creation of British propaganda.

Recently, there has been an increase in the ‘short king’ trend on social media, promoting body positivity and challenging the stereotypes surrounding shorter men. Users share positive content about shorter men to break these social biases.

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