Joshua Leaf

A picture of Josh the founder of

Before lengthening, Josh, the site creator, was a well adjusted, happy, fulfilled, successful, and socially-integrated member of society.

Yet, there was just one thing that bugged him: his short height or stature.

Josh put himself out there by socializing and engaging with the world but he faced constant psychological distress because he was frequently reminded of the fact he only stood at 5’4 (165cm). Or in other words, 5 inches shorter than the males in his region, and the just the same height as most women.

Sure, Josh had no control over his height, but he had constant thoughts how his height was detrimental to his professional and romantic life. He would always think, “I’ll never get my dream job because my peers take me seriously. When will I be respected?”.

The Moment Everything Changed

Well, just as Josh was on his last ounce of hope he discovered an innovative and relatively new surgery to make him taller. He couldn’t believe what he was reading. He could get 4-6 inches taller in 1-2 years?!

Yet, he was still uneasy about having a voluntary surgery just to gain a few inches.

To avoid surgery Josh sought out therapy, wore heel lifts, exercised, meditated, and worked to accept himself. After two years of holistic inner healing, Josh learned to love himself more, but couldn’t get past the quantifiable aspects that were holding him back professionally. He gave it his all, but was still facing psychological turmoil.

Josh decided to take matters into his own hands. In the following months he researched online for hours at a time. Josh never jumps into new territory without doing his due diligence so he researched about the best doctors, methods, risks, how painful it was and the best ways to recover to truly decide if it was worthwhile.

After he found the best doctor in the world and allocated time off, the rest is history.

Looking Forward

Josh was one of Dr. Paley’s superstar patients. He rigorously participated in physical therapy for 4-5 hours and walked several times a day to make sure he could reach his lengthening goals.

In the end, it was all worth it and Josh’s life was permanently changed. But, he wasted so much time researching over those 2 years and still lives with the small regret of knowing could have done it sooner.

Therefore, Josh created this site as a comprehensive and free resource in hopes that it will save someone’s precious time—the one thing we can truly never get back—for anyone who is in “decision mode”, for anyone who clearly wants the added inches but isn’t sure if the costs, time, and sacrifice are with it in the end.

At the end of the day, this is your life, your destiny, and your choice.

If you’re debating having the lengthening is right for you, we suggest starting with our surgery article and going from there.

As always, feel free to reach out to us if you ever have any questions.

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