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"What does height have to do with professions?" we hear you ask. However, some institutions and organizations are more prescriptive and impose height requirements for some professions. This is a very annoying situation for some people who want to reach their dream profession. For this reason, people who lengthen or want to lengthen their height; wondering whether they meet the conditions in health legislation, "What are the professions prevented by lengthening surgery?" is looking for the answer to the question.

Lengthening surgery is a procedure that is sometimes performed for medical reasons and sometimes for aesthetic concerns and has become very popular in recent years. Many people who are dissatisfied with their height are wondering how lengthening surgery is performed, its price and how many cm they can grow after surgery. We can clearly say that how many centimeters you can grow with lengthening surgery depends on the method chosen, the flexibility of your muscles, your nerves and bone density.. With a single surgery; minimum 6 cm, average 7 cm, maximum 8 cm lengthening can be achieved. This depends on your physical characteristics. When you have two surgeries, it is possible to grow 12-16 cm. The life of individuals who undergo this surgery may not only be limited to personal areas, but may also affect their choice of profession. For this reason, in this article, we will examine which professions those who have undergone height lengthening surgery can choose.

Can those who have undergone height-lengthening surgery become police officers?

Being a police officer has been the dream of many people, especially in childhood. People who still want to realize this dream when they grow up but cannot meet the height requirement are looking for an answer to the question "Can those who have height extension surgery become a police officer?". We clarify this issue for people who have undergone height lengthening surgery or who are considering undergoing height lengthening surgery to meet the relevant height requirement. Whether someone with a scar on their leg after surgery can take the police exams depends on the physical condition of the person and postoperative complications. 

It is a great advantage that the surgical scar on the person's leg is not visible. In addition, if this scar does not affect their physical movements, there is no problem. However, it should be noted that it may take up to 2 years to be ready for the physical competency exam you will take to become a police officer after the height-lengthening surgery. According to the currently published regulation, there is no article that will prevent the application of those who have undergone or are considering undergoing height increase surgery, but since the relevant legislation and regulations can change frequently, you can get the latest information by contacting the departments. For example, you can click here about NYPD qualifications.

Can those who have undergone lengthening surgery become soldiers?

Military service is a profession that has been valued by many societies throughout history. Ensuring the internal and external security of states, protecting borders, establishing internal order and defending national interests are all within the scope of military service. For this reason, military service has always been a popular profession throughout history. As in some professions, there is a height requirement in military service. People who want to be a soldier but are not tall enough have undergone or are considering height surgery. For this reason, the question "Can those who have lengthening surgery be a soldier?" is very common.

The most important detail to remember in this regard is that such regulations are constantly updated for various reasons. If you have had or want to have a lengthening surgery, you can find out whether there is a restriction on whether you can do military service by examining the regulation.

For example, if you live in the USA, you can go to MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) and get it clarify.

Can those who undergo height-lengthening surgery become pilots?

Piloting is one of the most prestigious professions of recent times. However, as you know, there is a height requirement in piloting. For this reason, those who have or are thinking of having a height increase surgery have some question marks about piloting.  Piloting requires a range of physical and mental abilities. 

Pilot candidates must have certain height and weight standards. They must also meet the other requirements of the institution or organization they want to become a pilot. Each institution and organization has different requirements. For example, according to the criteria set by Turkish Airlines, it is not possible for people who have undergone height surgery to become pilots here.

"Platinum application after bone fracture: The insertion of platinum or screws due to reasons such as bone fracture in the past" has been determined as an obstacle to piloting.

If a permanent platinum or screw is inserted into the bone for any reason after a height-lengthening surgery, this can be an obstacle to becoming a pilot, cabin crew member or stewardess. However, we have already mentioned that each aviation company has different requirements. To get clear information, review the physical requirements of the aviation company you intend to work as a pilot. Also keep in mind that the requirements of each organization, including Turkish Airlines, are constantly changing and renewed in the process.

Can those who have had height-lengthening surgery become models?

We know that the average height is quite high in models. Long legs are ideal for walking on the catwalks. But what if you are not born with long legs? Will you give up on this dream even though you want to be a model? Of course not! Theresia Fischer, who made a name for herself with the German Big Brother competition and became a model, underwent two lengthening surgeries and grew 14 cm. 

You can find much more detailed information in our article about celebrities and influencers who grew taller; but let's say this: Having a lengthening surgery is absolutely not an obstacle to becoming a model!

It is usually not important whether people who want to be a model have undergone height-lengthening surgery or any plastic surgery. Modeling includes features such as face, height, body proportions and a unique style. For this reason, people who have had lengthening surgery can easily model.

Here are the most searched models in height:

  • Gisele Bündchen: 5′ 11″
  • Kendall Jenner: 5′ 10″
  • Adriana Lima: 5′ 10″
  • Cara Delevingne: 5′ 8″
  • Karlie Kloss: 6′ 2″
  • Gigi Hadid: 5′ 11″
  • Bella Hadid: 5′ 9″
  • Naomi Campbell: 5′ 9″
  • Tyra Banks: 5′ 10″
  • Miranda Kerr: 5′ 9″
  • Kate Moss: 5′ 7″

Can those who have undergone lengthening surgery become actors?

One of the professions where height is most important is undoubtedly acting. Acting is a combination of skills, experience, emotional intelligence and creativity. Physical characteristics can of course affect one's acting career, but there are many other factors beyond these characteristics that are at the heart of being a successful actor. In order to achieve success in acting, factors such as the actor's skills, empathy, stage presence, ability to internalize the role and teamwork are as important as physical appearance. If all these requirements are met, you can be a good actor if you are tall. 

Are you wondering how important height is for acting? Then listen to Rich Rotella's story. Rich Rotella is an actor in Hollywood. Rotella worked with many famous names in Hollywood, including Betty White, but he never got a leading role. He learned that the reason for this was his short stature. Rotella, who wanted to change this situation, grew a full 8 cm taller with a lengthening surgery. You can read Rotella's detailed story here.

Some professions where height is important are as follows:

  • Model
  • Police
  • Soldier
  • Actor
  • Basketball player
  • Volleyball player
  • Pilot

However, we would like to point out that apart from the physical conditions set by some institutions, there is also a psychological aspect to the issue. One of our patients was a prosecutor and his height was 157 cm. In fact, there is no height requirement imposed by the Ministry of Justice for the profession of prosecutor, but despite all the weight of the profession, our patient's comment about himself was as follows:

"I didn't think my decisions were taken seriously enough."

For this reason, he underwent a lengthening surgery and we had a very healthy process. We achieved 13 cm lengthening after the lengthening surgery. Before/after images of our patient are below:

There are various reasons why individuals want to grow taller. The most important of these are physical and psychological reasons. Our team, Wanna Be Taller, offers you professional support throughout the whole process from choosing a method of lengthening surgery to physical therapy. If you would like to learn more, please fill out the information form below.

You can also read our articles titled "Limb Lengthening Surgery Cost 2023? ", "How to Compare Heights - Height Comparison", "How many inches can I grow with limb lengthening?".

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