Limb Lengthening & Deformity Correction

The leader in deformity correction and Height Lengthening We provide opportunities for all individuals to achieve their life-long goals.

About Height Lengthening

Are you tired of being short? Do you feel self-conscious about your height in everyday situations to the point where your happiness is being compromised? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone. 

Height lengthening is a surgery that increases the length of the long bones of the leg. This procedure can be done on the femur (thigh) and/or on the tibia (shin). Today’s height lengthening technology is far more advanced than what was started in the U.S. back in the 1950’s. Cosmetic height lengthening can help you grow taller – by up to 6 more inches! You no longer have to suffer from anxiety, unhappiness, distress, and low self-esteem because of your height.

We are the leader in height lengthening surgery and leg deformity correction. Being short or having limb deformities are the two major reasons why people want to have this procedure.

Before and After

Height Lengthening

  • This is a 26-year-old man who gained 7.5cm in his height by undergoing the HL procedure for his femurs. He is now a year out from his initial su ...

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  • This is a 29-year-old man who has always dreamed of being taller. His height was at 5'7" and after undergoing the HL procedure, his height is no ...

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  • This is a 35-year-old man who lengthened his tibias in another country using the old LON technique to gain 5.5 cm (2.2 inches) in his height. A ...

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  • This is a 28-year-old male who started at 5'6" and lengthened his femurs by 8cm (3.1 inches) with the Precice nail. He now stands at 5'9" tall! ...

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Meet Dr. Shahab Mahboubian, D.O., MPH

Meet Dr. Shahab Mahboubian, D.O., MPH

Height enhancement surgery, also known as “Cosmetic Limb Lengthening”, is something that used to be reserved for those who had genetic anomalies causing an abnormally short stature such as dwarfism or those who have severe deformities. However, more and more practitioners of the surgery have begun offering it as an alternative procedure for those who are simply unhappy with their height. Have a look at real-life leg lengthening surgery before and after pictures.

Shahab Mahboubian completed his training in limb lengthening and deformity correction surgery at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, the #1 orthopedic hospital in the country (U.S. News & World Report).

He has brought this highly specialized orthopedic practice to the West Coast with the most advanced techniques and skills in Height Lengthening surgery. Some of the wide arrays of surgical techniques utilized by Dr. Mahboubian include correction of bow-legs and knock-knees, deformities of the upper or lower extremities, leg-length discrepancies, bony malunions or nonunions, and cosmetic bilateral limb lengthening

Dr. Mahboubian was the first orthopedic surgeon on the West Coast to perform a cosmetic limb lengthening using the Precice and Stryde nail system. Dr. Mahboubian practices the most advanced and up-to-date techniques in orthopedic surgery, including treatment of injuries in adults and children, sports-related injuries, joint replacement surgery, hand injuries, neck and back pain issues, foot and ankle problems, and lower extremity deformities.

His background in osteopathic medicine means that he has received medical training with a more specialized focus on the musculoskeletal system, as compared to conventional medical training. Dr. Mahboubian takes great pride in paying particular attention to details while providing the most comprehensive and meticulous care for his patients. His colleagues and peers have commended for his sincere mannerism and professional demeanor towards his patients. With every consultation, Dr. Mahboubian supplies his patients with a thorough understanding of their problem and a complete overview of their treatment options, in order to allow his patients to make the most educated decisions about their care.

Working on the human body and helping those with musculoskeletal injuries has always been Dr. Mahboubian’s passion. Learning about making people taller and correcting their deformities was introduced to him towards the end of his orthopedic residency and he found this topic fascinating. He strongly believed that this specialty would truly fulfill his desire to help those in need. For the past few years, Dr. Mahboubian has been able to not only make people taller and walk normally, but he has also been able to raise his patients’ confidence and help them achieve their lifelong goals.

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