New York Man 'Grows' Six Inches Through Surgery

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Many go to the site looking for advice on doctors, often foreign, as the cost for the surgery could be less than half as much overseas.

Apotheosis traveled to Germany to have internal rods implanted and now he is the one responsible for controlling the lengthening, twisting his legs back and forth to extend the rod inside.

Despite the pain and financial burden, patients like Apotheosis say those few more inches of height can make a big difference.

"When I walk down the street a different person perceived differently by the world for the rest of my life, you know, I am who I want to be now," he said.

He chose the moniker Apotheosis, he said, because "it means to become godlike -- become the best you can be. It's a Greek word."

"And that's kind of what I want? And I am not trying to be godlike; I am trying to be the best me that I can be."

Watch the full story on "The Cutting Edge," a "20/20" special, online here.

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