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Leg-lengthening surgery is gaining popularity among men seeking to be taller, doctors say

NBC News reports on the gaining popularity in leg lengthening surgery among men seeking to be taller. 

Traditionally, leg-extension operations are reconstructive procedures to correct discrepancies in the length of legs, according to S. Robert Rozbruch, MD, chief of the limb lengthening and complex reconstruction service at HSS.

He said that only a small share of the operations he performs are aimed at increasing a patient's height, and those cases usually involve short stature dysphoria, a deep dissatisfaction with one's height.

Dr. Rozbruch said that he would not want leg lengthening to be thought of as a quick operation done for cosmetic reasons.

Read the full article at nbcnews.com.