Months after a 22-year-old techie in Hyderabad underwent a limb-lengthening surgery to ‘increase his height’, the Telangana State Medical Council (TSMC) held the surgeon Dr G Chandra Bhushan guilty and slapped a two-year ban on him.
On April 5 this year, Nikhil Reddy, who stands 5.7 feet tall, wanted a height enhancement of two inches. He spent close to Rs. 4 lakh on the surgery and thereafter was in a lot of pain. He had left his home without informing anyone and gone ahead with the surgery. By the time the family located Nikhil with the help of police, the surgery had been over and Nikhil was in great pain. His father had then told The News Minute (TNM) that he would not be able to walk for 6 months.