Silicone Head Implant Makes Anyone Two Inches Taller
As Randy Newman once crooned, "Short people got no reason to live." Far be it from us at Switched to dismiss those who don't measure up to certain height standards, but a doctor out of Madrid, Spain, may have a solution for the vertically challenged, or at least a way to change the general perception of height (if not a person's ability to reach items on the top shelves of kitchen cabinets).
The surgeon, Dr. Luis de la Cruz, has devised an implant for the tops of people's heads. Yes, through an incision on the side of the scalp, said surgeon slips a piece of silicone between the skin and the skull that apparently adds two inches to the overall measured height of the patient.
There are many professions with height requirements, and de la Cruz says his procedure can help short people who are seeking jobs as soldiers, police officers, air hostesses, models and firefighters. The operation costs about $8,000.
Of course, a height requirement usually is in place to guarantee a person's ability to reach high objects, maybe jump certain distances, or fit properly into certain pieces of equipment. Adding soft material to the top of someone's head is unlikely to do the trick if overall reach is really a job's defining criteria. (Would two inches of silicon on top of your skull help you dunk a basketball? If you think so, let us know.)
From Daily Mail.
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