Can I still grow taller? I'd honestly be happy at 5'6... Okay, 5'10 but that's not gonna happen.

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    May 09, 2012 12:52 PM GMT
    There's only two things I can't get past with my looks, my hairline, and height. And since I can't fix my hairline... Can I with my height? I've heard about being able to grow a couple of inches before your "Plates fuse together" Whatever that means, anyone have any advice? At 5'4 I'm the shortest male I know, I don't actually know any guys below 5'8. And it drives me wild.
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    May 09, 2012 1:13 PM GMT
    It's doubtful you're gonna grow a great deal more at your age. At the same time, I don't know how you could grow much more cute. In my opinion, you are one of the most adorable men on RJ - no BS.

    A story, that may help you: in 1973 I was taking a US Army Officer's course, and I befriended this 6'4" Lieutenant from California.

    One day we were standing at the Officer's Club bar, and in the bar's wall mirror I saw us together. It was ludicrous, I looked about half his height, so that I actually jumped away from him, the comparison too humiliating.

    He noticed and asked what I was doing. When I explained he replied to me:

    "Bob, you don't ACT short. I think of you as being the same height as me, because you ACT tall."

    ACT TALL? What the Hell is that? I still don't know.

    All I know is that I have a very forceful personality. Not my estimation, rather everyone tells me that. Perhaps that's what makes me seem to be "tall" when in fact I'm physically short (about 5'7" as age shrinks me).

    I simply don't think of myself as short, though I know I am. When I encounter someone I'm as tall as they are. They are dealing with my presence & personality, not my physical height. Perhaps you need to do the same.
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    May 09, 2012 1:17 PM GMT
    I hear there's a height operation (involving the bones), but it's potentially harmful, not to mention painful.

    Meh. I'm 5'6 and usually the shortest in a group of males, but it doesn't bother me so much; I feel "tall." Many things can be an asset if you make it so.

    As for your hairline - maybe get a haircut with a bang?
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    May 09, 2012 1:40 PM GMT
    Depends on how badly you want to be taller I guess, but it can be done.



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    May 09, 2012 1:42 PM GMT
    Yea, in China they have leg extension surgeries because some people associate height with success and beauty. Don't be fooled into the false ideals the media has implanted in you. Be happy with who you is.
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    May 09, 2012 1:46 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidIt's doubtful you're gonna grow a great deal more at your age. At the same time, I don't know how you could grow much more cute. In my opinion, you are one of the most adorable men on RJ - no BS.

    A story, that may help you: in 1973 I was taking a US Army Officer's course, and I befriended this 6'4" Lieutenant from California.

    One day we were standing at the Officer's Club bar, and in the bar's wall mirror I saw us together. It was ludicrous, I looked about half his height, so that I actually jumped away from him, the comparison too humiliating.

    He noticed and asked what I was doing. When I explained he replied to me:

    "Bob, you don't ACT short. I think of you as being the same height as me, because you ACT tall."

    ACT TALL? What the Hell is that? I still don't know.

    All I know is that I have a very forceful personality. Not my estimation, rather everyone tells me that. Perhaps that's what makes me seem to be "tall" when in fact I'm physically short (about 5'7" as age shrinks me).

    I simply don't think of myself as short, though I know I am. When I encounter someone I'm as tall as they are. They are dealing with my presence & personality, not my physical height. Perhaps you need to do the same.


    I can vouch for this. At 5'6" I gotta act like I'm not intimidated.
    It's all about posture and demeanor. If you exude confidence, people are gonna think you are.
    At work, we get big, tall guys who work at construction call me "boss." Cuz I act like one. icon_cool.gif
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    May 09, 2012 1:47 PM GMT
    You're only 19 you still have some time to " grow" if you believe in statistics. Many people in western countries( where nutrition is better) can still grow into their early 20's. Myself, I graduated High school at 5'9" and between 21 and 22, had my last growth spurt and gained 2 inches and am now 5'11". THIS ISN'T A GUARANTEE................................... If you want a definitive answer; go to your doctor and get some x rays of your long bones and that will show you if your growth plates have fused yet or not. icon_smile.gif
  • courtnyou

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    May 09, 2012 1:47 PM GMT
    wear lifts in your shoes like Tom Cruise. be happy with what you are! icon_wink.gif
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    May 09, 2012 1:47 PM GMT
    I LOVE short men. I guess because I'm a top.
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    May 09, 2012 2:06 PM GMT
    Have come across some nutritional opinions that increase in height is triggered by rich diets (high in protein, fat, sugar). If you try this, eat healthy protein and healthy fat, and maybe not so much sugar. If you do this, and limit carbs, you can increase your calorie load without getting fat.

    Also, serious weight training, especially working the legs, triggers increases in growth hormone, especially if followed by a protein/carb snack. This is well-documented. Sound sleep, especially during the first few hours, and even better throughout the night, also increases grown hormone.

    Even if the above did not work in making you taller, it would succeed in transforming your body to be more muscular. Short, slim, well-muscled guys are soooooooo sexy!
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    May 09, 2012 2:09 PM GMT
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    May 09, 2012 2:11 PM GMT
    Who cares! My grandfather was only 4'11 but was one of the most successful and well known Chef's in all of Canada. As ArtDeco said, act tall. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 09, 2012 2:15 PM GMT
    Kristoff saidCan I still grow taller?
    Only if you do lots of stretches.
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    May 09, 2012 2:18 PM GMT
    Well I had some accupunture and yoga for 3 years I went from 5 9 to 5 10 and half and I plan on being 5 11 so i can be a supermodel one day...

    kidding you can't grow taller sorry
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    May 09, 2012 2:19 PM GMT
    you're only 19. u could have another inch in you. you might even get taller.
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    May 09, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
    I wish I was little bit taller,
    I wish I was a baller
    I wish I had a girl who looked good
    I would call her
    I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat
    and a '64 Impala


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    May 09, 2012 2:26 PM GMT
    imasrxd saidI wish I was little bit taller,
    I wish I was a baller
    I wish I had a girl who looked good
    I would call her
    I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat
    and a '64 Impala




    love that song and megan fox's cover
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    May 09, 2012 2:36 PM GMT
    My folks were concerned about my slow growth so when I was 14 they sent me to the Mayo Clinic for a week of tests. At the end of the week, we met with my Dr. He said that I was o.k. nothing "wrong" with me. I was amused when he looked at them and said Mom, you're short (she is 4'9"), Dad you're short (he is 5'6"). Jay is going to be short. We can give him hormones, but that will get him to his full potential sooner, but it will not get him any taller than he would get without the hormones...
    I felt bad that they spent all that money on the tests...
    Work on loving yourself as you are and making you the best person you can be. How tall or short you feel you are is relative. Heck, when I hit my growth spurt I shot up to 5'2". You're a giant!
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    May 09, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
    hmmm, im probably the shortest on this site!
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    May 09, 2012 2:44 PM GMT
    jayhusker saidMy folks were concerned about my slow growth so when I was 14 they sent me to the Mayo Clinic for a week of tests. At the end of the week, we met with my Dr. He said that I was o.k. nothing "wrong" with me. I was amused when he looked at them and said Mom, you're short (she is 4'9"), Dad you're short (he is 5'6"). Jay is going to be short. We can give him hormones, but that will get him to his full potential sooner, but it will not get him any taller than he would get without the hormones...
    I felt bad that they spent all that money on the tests...
    Work on loving yourself as you are and making you the best person you can be. How tall or short you feel you are is relative. Heck, when I hit my growth spurt I shot up to 5'2". You're a giant!

    What a wonderful personal story! Keep projecting a strong personality, and you're as "tall" as you want to be. It's worked for ME! icon_biggrin.gif

    (And NO, it's not a Napoleon complex. You don't need to dominate others, just express & exert yourself as an equal. Don't be submissive, passive, or anybody's doormat because you're shorter than them. When I look someone in the eye, my height doesn't enter into it, and they know it. You do the same.)
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    May 09, 2012 2:50 PM GMT
    1. Go to "Advanced Search" on the left.
    2. Limit results to guys between 5'1" and 5'7" and press "Search."
    3. Bask in the hotness.

    My height doesn't bother me because I know I'm in good company icon_wink.gif
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    May 09, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
    I'm 6'6", almost 6'7"... and I used to always wish that I was shorter. One of the last things my grandpa told me before he passed away was to stand up tall and be proud of who I am. Since then, I have never been ashamed of my height. I know it is the opposite of being short, but being tall isn't all it's cracked up to be either.
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    May 09, 2012 3:02 PM GMT
    The Ilizarov distraction will only get you about 1 inch more of height. It comes with the additional possible adverse events such as nerve damage as a result of the stretching, the possibility of the planned fractures not healing, being more prone to having a fracture at that site, as well as the risks of being essentially non-weight bearing during the entire time of the distraction process.

    That being said, I do know of one person who got it done--but most people think he's a little crazy to begin with. It is a very long run for a very short slide.
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    May 09, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
    Try being smarter, that is still an option.
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    May 09, 2012 3:15 PM GMT
    RileyJay saidI'm 6'6", almost 6'7"...

    Both my sons are 6'5". All my family is tall, I'm the runt of the litter. I had life-threatening medical issues when I was an infant that stunted my growth, and I should have been over 6 feet, too.

    So when each of my sons were 13 years of age they were already 6-foot, and towered over me. It was tough trying to be the Stern Father, when I had to look up to them in order to admonish them for some childish fault.

    Thank gawd they were good kids, and most of the time we just laughed about some problem. I never had to "discipline" them, they were so good, just guide them, usually with humor, and they got the message. Stern rarely, silly often.

    I miss them so much. But their Mother took them away from me, and In North Dakota all she had to say in court was that I was gay, which I had told her, and I was legally barred from all contact with them. icon_cry.gif