Can Fat Injections To The Heels Successfully Increase One’s Height?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I read some news about the use of the “fat grafting” technique to increase the height.  Basically, there would be fat injections under the heels. I wonder if you find it a good idea and a valid and lasting method to increase height by inches. I am doubtful about the lifetime stay in that area, that is from what I read ( but you will be able to give me the exact answer ),your own fat worked with stem cells, is not a permanent method for injections. Lipofilling would last less than fillers but above all, there is another doubt. Injecting fat under the heels will it bring problems to the foot and posture or even just to walk normally ? Let’s say that motor functions and heavy exertions are limited by these lipofilling to the heels. 

I don’t know, what do you think Dr. Eppley ? Do you find it valid?

A: The only established method for height increase is distraction lower limb lengthening. Fat is a soft material whose retention would be very poor in high weight-bearing areas. It would be hard to imagine that fat injections into the heels would be a successful heightening procedure. I do not find this concept a valid method for any heightening effect at all.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana