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5 Celebrities and Influencers who Grew Taller

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Leg lengthening surgery, also known as "height extension surgery", is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to increase a person's height. With this procedure, the bones in the legs or arms are lengthened to achieve an increase in height. While traditionally performed for medical purposes to correct limb deformities or inconsistencies, lengthening surgery has recently gained more popularity because it is performed for aesthetic purposes. Many people who think they are short in stature are most curious about whether the celebrities they admire have had lengthening surgery and want to read the list of "celebrities and influencers who have had lengthening surgery".

We have mentioned that many aesthetic operations have become quite common in recent years, especially rhinoplasty and hair transplant has become a simple operation that is not even necessary to hide. However, celebrities do not always openly tell the media that they have had height lengthening surgery. While some celebrities have lengthening surgery for health reasons, others have this operation for purely aesthetic purposes.

In today's society, where appearance is often given great importance, it is not uncommon for individuals to be insecure about their physical attributes. Many people, including celebrities, suffer from self-esteem issues due to factors such as height. However, there is a growing trend among well-known individuals who have chosen to take control of their self-image by opting for height-lengthening surgery.

Since most of the celebrities do not share with the media whether they have had height-lengthening surgery or not, unfortunately, we do not have certain information about "celebrities and influencers who grow taller". However, attentive fans are talking about celebrities who have had height-lengthening surgery on some social media platforms! Let's take a look at the celebrities who are known or thought to have had lengthening surgery!

Lionel Messi: Grew Taller With Growth Hormone Treatment

Profession: Football player

Age: 36

Former height: 4 feet 11 inches

New height: 5 feet 7 inches

Difference: 8 inches

Lionel Messi, the legendary name of the football world, had a problem with his height during his childhood and adolescence. So much so that the footballer, who was only 3 feet 11 inches when he was 12 years old, needed treatment. Since there was a growth hormone deficiency, he received growth hormone treatment to complete both his height and other developmental processes. In this way, he managed to grow 8 inches by the age of 20. Now he is the football player with the most Ballon d'Or wins.

Rich Rotella: Short stature prevented him from starring

Profession: Hollywood actor

Age: 39

Former height: 5 feet 4 inches

New height: 5 feet 8 inches

Difference: 4 inches

"I was disappointed at being passed over simply because I was a shorter guy.”

Rich Rotella is a talented Hollywood actor. He has worked with many famous actors and producers in his professional life and has realized great projects. He has even worked with Betty White! However, despite his great career, Rotella realized that he was always stuck in supporting roles and started looking for the reasons for this. He asked some of the producers he worked with why he couldn't get a leading role and was surprised by their answers. Rotella learned that the average height of Hollywood actors was 5 feet 7 inches, and that's when he decided to have a height-lengthening surgery. 

Rotella, who told the newspapers that he spent 100 thousand dollars for the lengthening surgery, states that he grew 3 inches after this difficult process.

Tom Cruise: His Mission Is Always So Impossible!

Profession: Hollywood actor

Age: 61

Former height: 5 feet 4 inches

New height: 5 feet 6 inches

Difference: 2 inch

Tom Cruise and the rest of the crew were in Istanbul for the filming of Mission Impossible 7: Dead Reckoning Part 2. The team explored the Grand Bazaar and has already started working for the movie that will be released next year. Cruise, one of the highest paid Hollywood actors, is 5 feet 6 inches tall. In general, we can say that Cruise's height is shorter than the average height of Hollywood actors. We don't know if Tom Cruise had a height-lengthening surgery, but comments written by fans on social media, show that Cruise may have increased his height by 2 inch.

Kim Kardashian: The Fashion Icon's Height Secret

Profession: Fashion icon

Age: 42

Height: 5 feet 1 inch

Reality show star and fashion icon Kim Kardashian is not among the celebrities who have had height-lengthening surgery, but she uses some tips to look taller that most people don't know. These tips include always wearing heeled shoes and choosing solid colors. Kardashian, who has always posed for the media with heels for years, seems to have been really successful with these tips. In this way, despite her short stature, she manages to attract attention with her clothing style and image.

Theresia Fischer: Big Brother is Watching You!

Profession: Influencer, Model

Age: 32

Former height: 5 feet 6 inches

New height: 5 feet 11 inches

Difference: 5 inches

Theresia Fischer, who attracted attention with her performance in the Germany part of the competition called "Big Brother"; is perhaps one of the names with the most interesting story in our article on celebrities who grow taller. Fischer; in general, a celebrity with a very good average height. However, comments on the internet do not say so. Fischer was bullied about her appearance on the internet for a very long time; she says that this process was very painful for her.  For Fischer, who also works as a model, long legs are important for her career. That's why Fischer had a lengthening surgery; she had two operations and grew a total of 5 inches! Now she feels much happier, but the bullying on the internet is still not over! Fischer also thinks that the most important thing is her own happiness. And she is right; because we can't please everyone!

If you want, let's take a look at the most searched celebrities in short height:

  • Anna Kendrick: 5 feet 2 inches
  • Cher Lloyd: 5 feet 2 inches
  • Elliot Page: 5 feet 1 inch
  • Eva Longoria: 5 feet 1 inch
  • Selena Gomez: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Hayden Panettiere: 5 feet 
  • Hilary Duff: 5 feet 2 inches
  • Kelly Clarkson: 5 feet 3 inches
  • Kourtney Kardashian: 5 feet 1 inch
  • Kylie Minogue: 5 feet
  • Lady Gaga: 5 feet 1 inch
  • Mary and Ashley Kate Olsen: 5 feet 2 inches
  • Nicole Polizzi: 4 feet 8 inches
  • Reese Witherspoon: 5 feet 1 inch
  • Salma Hayek: 5 feet 2 inches
  • Shakira: 5 feet 2 inches
  • Vanessa Hudgens: 5 feet 1 inch

For men, the list is as follows:

  • Dave Franco: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Mark Wahlberg: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Ian Somerhalder: 5 feet 10 inches
  • James McAvoy: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Niall Horan: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Zayn Malik: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Louis Tomlinson: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Usher: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Justin Bieber: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Daniel Radcliffe: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Ed Westwick: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Tom Felton: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Robert Downey Jr.: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Josh Hutcherson: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Aziz Ansari: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Bruno Mars: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Zac Efron: 5 feet 8 inches

Although lengthening surgery attracts many people aesthetically, it is a serious procedure; therefore, it should only be performed by specialist physicians and an experienced team. Wanna Be Taller is with you on your height increase journey! Please feel free to fill out the form below for more information.

You can also read our articles titled "How to Compare Heights - Height Comparison?", “Prejudice against Limb-Lengthening Surgery

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