What is a Height dysphoria?

Height dysphoria is a type of body image anxiety disorder. Patients with this condition have dissatisfaction about their height that can elicit feelings of anxiety, nervousness, sadness, or depression due to the fact that they feel their height is short/tall. In many cases, patients with height dysphoria compare their height to that of others. These patients have their own perception of how their body should look and don’t feel comfortable with their current body height.


Height dysphoria can be related to cultural and societal norms and expectations, but these aren’t the only reasons patients may develop this condition. Some patients experience height dysphoria because of the average height of others around them, or because they perceive other people with their desired lifestyle or career as taller or shorter.


  • A desire to increase height
  • Feelings that a taller stature would bring about more confidence
  • May have a short stature
  • Decreased confidence due to their height or stature
  • Depression, anxiety or sadness due to one’s stature


Understanding the underlying causes and properly diagnosing your condition is the first step to treatment. We then provide a holistic approach to helping patients and their families through their surgical journey. Properly supporting you and/or your child, while educating you on the details helps us ensure the most successful outcomes possible. Our hands on, team approach makes patients feel supported throughout the whole treatment process.

To learn more about your condition and receive a diagnosis, schedule a virtual consultation with one of our experienced orthopedic doctors. During this consultation, all your questions will be answered as our specialists guide you through the evaluation process.



Stature Lengthening (cosmetic)

Case studies

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At the Canadian Limb Lengthening Centre we offer complex deformity correction and limb lengthening surgeries performed by experienced surgeons with the most up to date technologies. When it comes to your care, and treatment of deformity and limb length discrepancy, our surgeons have extensive training and experience.