A man spent $81,000 on limb lengthening surgery after being “rejected” by women for being “too short.”
Dynzell Sigers, a 27-year-old former Navy medic from Atlanta, Georgia, felt insecure about his height for years and went through the procedure in December 2022 to gain half a foot taller.
Prior to surgery, he said he wouldn’t go to parties or going out, and that he was “shy and soft-spoken.”
Now he feels ‘like a new man’ show the results on TikTok – standing tall at 6ft compared to his previous 5ft 5in.
Dynzell Sigers, 27, used to be 5ft 7in and now he is 6ft 8in. He used to be ‘shy and gentle’ but after the surgery he is ‘very outgoing and charismatic’
The Atlanta patient had to undergo six separate surgeries, the first of which was on December 21, 2022
“I was always a very timid and reserved child and was always afraid to be myself for fear of being judged or not accepted,” Dynzell told NeedToKnow.co.uk.
“And once in my teens I was rejected by a girl I had a huge crush on and although she thought I was attractive, she reasoned that I was too small and young for her.
“I stuck to that and always thought about my height before approaching women, which often led me to miss out on opportunities.
“Another important thing I noticed was that although I loved sports and was very good at it, I refused to join any of my school teams because of my short stature.”
Wishing all his life he were taller, Dynzell began researching limb-lengthening surgeries in August last year before going under the knife himself.
“I’ve looked at many different ways to get taller over the years, but there were never any realistic options,” he added.
“I heard about limb lengthening and immediately booked my appointment.
“I had no specific inspiration, but I just knew I wanted to recreate my body and mind.
He explained the process: “They surgically cut the bone and insert the internal bar between the two halves, which is connected to an external fixator by means of pins sticking out of your legs.”
“And what better way than to increase my height and get in great shape?”
Dynzell had to undergo six separate surgeries, the first of which was on December 21, 2022.
Explaining the process, he said, “The first surgery is where they surgically cut the bone and insert the internal rod between the two halves, which is connected to an external fixator by pins sticking out of your legs.”
“For the next 90 days, you undergo the extension process where you turn a wrench on the external fixator to lengthen the internal rod.
‘That happens at about a millimeter a day, sometimes a little more.
“At the end of the 90 days, when you reach the desired height, which is a maximum of 10 cm on the upper leg and 7 cm on the lower leg, the external fixator is removed and the internal bar remains in place.”
Once the new bone has “grown in,” which Dynzell says takes a year, the internal rod is removed — with two more surgeries on the agenda for him.
He continues, “For the next 90 days, you undergo the renewal process where you turn a key on the external fixator and activate the internal rod to extend”
He spent $81,000 on the surgeries but has no regrets.
“My recovery process has been very smooth,” said Dynzell.
“They do physical therapy to get you back on your feet and walking, as well as to maintain muscle flexibility and range of motion.
“I had to relearn how to walk twice, but both times it didn’t take long.
‘I can work out every day without any problems, the only thing I can’t do right now is squat with weights and quadricep extensions.
“I can say that since completing my surgery, my confidence, confidence and self-esteem are all higher than they have ever been in the course of my life.
“I was always a shy and soft-spoken guy and it would take me a while to come out of my shell around new people, but once I did I would be very outgoing and charismatic.
“This is always a quality I wish I could show more of, but since my surgery I am now always who I am.
Dynzell says, “Once you’ve reached the desired length…the external fixator is removed, leaving the internal rod”
“I’ve also been able to get a lot more attention from women and I have no reservations about approaching them.
‘My personal appearance and self-confidence are also much higher.
“I feel like a new man… like I’ve been given a second chance at life.”
In a TikTok video, Dynzell stitches together several clips of the process.
His leg can be seen surrounded by bars and he also shows x-rays of the process, and he uses a walker to learn to walk again.
Dynzell is happy with his operation and says he has gained confidence since the operation
The clip has been viewed 11.8 million times, has more than a million likes and thousands of comments.
“Because I’m not mad about this,” said one person.
Another added: “Glad I’m naturally six feet tall.”
A third person wrote: “In a state of emergency, he will not be able to run for his life.”
“I guess I should be thankful,” someone else said.
“I’m 5’5 and still get it, personality is everything,” another fan added.
“This looks so painful,” read one comment.