Short man undergoes painful surgical procedure to increase his height

A short man has gone to great measures to gain five inches in height by enduring painful procedures.

Moses Gibson, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, suffered from "heightism" from an early age, and his 5ft 5in stature made it difficult for him to find a wife.

In his quest for a taller figure, the 41-year-old tried drugs that promised to help him grow and even consulted a "spiritual healer."

He was about to give up hope when he discovered a painful technique that requires breaking many bones.

Moses gained three inches following his first round of surgery in 2016, and he now expects to reach his ideal height of 5ft 10in by June following a second surgery.

He's spent a total of $160,000 on the invasive treatments, but he believes it's all worth it after years of being unhappy.

"I've struggled with height, I'm not sure if 'heightism' is what they call it, but being on the shorter side for men," Moses added.

"Even in high school, I was always self-conscious about my height." I realized most of my peers were taller than me when I was about 15 years old.

"It gradually became apparent to me. I just didn't like myself and was generally unhappy with myself."

Moses stated that his height began to have an impact on his confidence and dating life.

"I used to like clothes and shoes, but I started feeling unhappy when I put them on, and I wanted to look better," he added.

"It was my general confidence, as well as my confidence with the ladies." It had an impact on my dating life. I used to stuff items into my shoes to add a little height, but it wasn't much.

"People made remarks. They'd say'sh*t guy, you're short man' or make a joke about it sometimes, not in a harsh or hurtful way."

Moses decided he needed to do something about his height and began looking for ways to expand, including some unconventional techniques.

"I'm a strong, tough guy, so I was never depressed about it," he continued, "but I went searching to see what I could do about it."

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