We in The Press
Wanna Be Taller is the first and most experienced limb-lengthening team in Turkey. We have been improving our services to help patients have a smooth lengthening process. Thus, every patient receives first-rate care from our dedicated and skilled staff. In the meantime, we are delighted that our efforts have been honored and it is very proud to see our name mentioned in famous broadcasting organizations. Have a good reading, you can reach the articles released in the press. Press Coverage
Leg-lengthening surgery changed my life. It cost $27,000 but I'm 5 inches taller and I feel more charismatic.Read News
Inside the world of limb-lengthening surgeryRead News
‘I had my legs broken to be taller’: The very modern pressure of male vanityRead News
Would you have your legs broken to make yourself taller? The men who go through hell for a little extra heightRead News
Everyone was making fun of him for being short! He grew 1 mm every day...Read News
Explanation for Those Who Want to Increase Height: Height Extension Surgery in 15 StepsRead News
За няколко сантиметра повече – жестоката цена да станеш по-високRead News
Who Are We? & What Do We Do?
The First and Most Experienced Limb Lengthening Team in Turkey
Wanna Be Taller Team is mainly consist of people who underwent limb lengthening surgery themselves. Our team includes a surgeon who successfully performs limb lengthening surgery in Turkey and prioritize helping individuals in living a full, healthy life free of anxieties. Online consultation is held to interact well with patients and provide sophisticated information requested by our surgeon. Wanna Be Taller team ensures offering the highest quality in terms of medical health care. We follow up our patients and provide services depending on their demands and complaints. We know about the problems caused by low self-esteem due to short stature, and how meaningful one’s life becomes when these problems are solved.Contact Us
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What is Limb Lengthening Surgery
Limb lengthening is achieved with the utilization of the principle of distraction osteogenesis, which means that height is gained by distracting the cut bone, which creates new bone tissue and causes the bone to expand in length. The basic concept is to break the bone surgically (osteotomy) and then progressively extend (distract) it using an internal or external fixation device. External (i.e Ilizarov), internal (i.e Precice 2), or hybrid fixator systems (i.e the LON) can be used for this purpose, but the underlying idea remains the same.
The purpose of a cosmetic limb lengthening procedure is to raise the patient's height for cosmetic reasons. A single surgery can result in a height gain of up to 7-8 cm (about 3 inches). It is feasible to achieve an absolute maximum height gain of 12-15 cm by undergoing two further operations (or approx. 5-6 inches).
Limb Lengthening Surgery Methods
Advanced Methods, Quality Services
- External or Internal: Combined
- Walking During Lengthening: ✓
- External Fixator Usage: 3 months
- Bone Healing: 6-9 months
- Full Recovery: 9-12 months
- Max. Height Gain: Tibia: 5-7cm, Femur: 8cm
21,400$ (Including Removal Surgery)LON Method
- External or Internal: Internal
- Walking During Lengthening: X
- External Fixator Usage: X
- Bone Healing: 6-9 months
- Full Recovery: 9-12 months
- Max. Height Gain: Tibia: 5-7cm, Femur: 8cm
44,850$Precice 2 Method
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For the Best Limb Lengthening Experience
We provide free personalized online consultation with our patient consultant for all of our patients. Also, online consultation with our surgeon is held via Zoom in consideration of a 100$ fee. Please get in contact with the patient consultation expert to schedule an available date for you. Please visit Personalized Patient Consultant for more detail.
Pre-Op services includes planning your trip to Turkey, free Istanbul tour, physical examination, x-ray, and blood tests. Please visit Pre-Op Procedures for more detail.
We provide physiotherapy and postoperative follow-up for our limb lengthening patients throughout the process at the 5 star Kumburgaz Marin Princess Hotel. Please visit Physiotherapy for more detail.
We provide accommodation, post-operative care, and physiotherapy services at the 5 star Kumburgaz Marin Princess Hotel in Istanbul. In addition to these, VIP transportation is provided as a standard service throughout your entire journey. Please visit Accommodation Services page for more detail.
Turkish food has a taste that appeals to the palate of almost every person. During your stay at the hotel, you will have your buffet style breakfast as well as having the other meals to your delight. When it comes to medication, obtaining any medication you require while living in Turkey is not that difficult. Since we do not want our patients to deal with it, we take care of providing any medications that you are prescribed by the doctor.
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700+ Patients from 42 Countries in 10 Years
Years of Experience
Patients Returning Back to Their Daily Lives
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World's First Complete Guide to Limb Lengthening Surgery
All you need to know about height surgery
- What is limb lengthening surgery?
- Step by step guide
- Surgery methods
- The pre-requisites
- Side effects and complications
- Instructions and important advice for pre-surgery & post-surgery period
Frequently Asked Questions
We prepared some of frequently asked questions for you
For cosmetic reasons, it is preferable not to lengthen over 6-8 cm per segment. We believe that safety and health of our patients need to come first. It is extremely dangerous and risky to attempt lengthening femurs more than 8 cm and tibia more than 7 cm. If a patient desires to gain, for example, something between 10-15 cm, it is more reasonable to get 5-8 cm on femur, then later 5-7 cm on tibia, rather than attempting to lengthen 10 cm on one bone section. The flexibility of your legs is also important. The more flexible your legs are, the more relaxed you will be during the lengthening.
Limb lengthening procedure and the following recovery process may take some time, but eventually you can get back your pre-surgery health and do sports that you want. For many types of sports, you may have to wait up to 1-1.5 years after your surgery. The main thing to do is to be patient, stick to the instructions of your LL doctor, take physiotherapy sessions and care about your overall health.
You can walk at home or get out to walk with devices (external ones) on your legs as long as you are allowed by your doctor and physiotherapist. It is advisable to walk as long as it is not too extreme. At the same time, you can also do some daily work that you are not required to stand up too much. For internal device (Precice nail), patients are prohibited to walk during the lengthening phase except meeting some basic needs (i.e, going to the toilet with a walker)
Of course, we do. Patients are highly advised to spend their lengthening period in Turkey until they feel like to walk unaided. We offer monthly accommodation packages and post-up care along with physiotherapy sessions.
No, you will not. We will provide you a caretaker who can speak in your mother tongue during your hospitalization. After that, we can continue providing this service as long as you want.
In today's competitive and unpredictable climate, a hospital's ability to attract well-qualified medical team and surgeons is critical to its success. Beykent University Hospital has its own wide reputation throughout Turkey, and patients will be hospitilized in this university hospital which has proven itself with advanced technological facilities, hygienic surgical environments, and advanced health service delivery.
There are LON and Precice methods which are offered currently for limb lengthening surgery. LON has been the most preferred method recently by our patients due to its short recovery period and relatively low price. Precice is much safer, more comfortable and less risky method although it can be pricy for some patients. For detailed information, please visit Limb Lengthening Surgery Methods.
You will be in bed the first day for sure. Next day, you can use a walker and meet your needs with the help of your caretaker. Roughly, you will spend 4-5 days at the hospital. You have to be patient for the first two months after the operation, because every day you will be 1 mm longer. There may be tension and stiffness on your legs due to the stretching, however, this is temporary. After the lengthening is over, the pain is reduced and the tension ends.
Contrary to popular belief, limb lengthening surgery has less percentages of risk compared to many surgical procedures. One of the least possible risks are non-union, slow union of bones, and fast bone union, which may be a reason for another operation or getting treatment to fix this. Moreover, one of the most common complications can be infection, and it mostly is seen on the surface or around the pin sites ( LON Method). Yet, it is quite treatable without causing serious problems. We must note that internal methods such as Precice 2 or Stryde have lower infection risks compared to the other methods. Please visit our blog and read more about complications & risks;
It is recommended to do stretching exercises, go swimming etc. in order to increase the flexibility of leg muscles. Besides physical preparation for surgery, it is equally important to prepare yourself psychologically. It can be beneficial to have conversations with those who already had LL surgery. You may also want to watch and read about the experiences of our LL patients
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