Wanna Be Taller crew is mainly made of people who have undergone limb lengthening surgery themselves. Our team includes surgeons who successfully perform limb lengthening in Turkey and we are doing patient consultation for them. At the same time, Wanna Be Taller team follows up limb lengthening patients and provides services depending on their demands and complaints. We know about the problems caused by low self-esteem due to short height, and how meaningful one’s life becomes when these problems are solved.
Op. Dr. Hüseyin Kavak was born in 1984. He started his medical education in Gulhane Military Medical Academy and graduated in 2008. Having worked as a general practitioner in various institutions in Istanbul until 2012, Op. Dr. Hüseyin Kavak, who passed the Medical Specialization Examination in 2012, started his specialization in Orthopedics and Traumatology at Bursa Uludağ University. After a 28-month tenure, he transferred to the Orthopedics and Traumatology department of İnönü University. In 2018, he started to work as an Orthopedics and Traumatology specialist in the Karakoçan district of Elazığ and worked there for 18 months. As of September 2019, he started to work in Ulus Liv Hospital Orthopedics and Traumatology Department.
Free Personalized Consultation
We provide free personalized online consultation for all our patients with our expert patient consultants, and limb lengthening specialists.
Limb Lengthening Surgery
We schedule the surgery and hospital procedures after you decide on the leg lengthening method and date.
Post-op Care & Physiotherapy
We provide physiotherapy and postoperative follow-up and care for limb lengthening patients in our facilities at the Hampton by Hilton Hotel.
Accommodation & Transportation
We provide patient accommodation, post-operative care, and physiotherapy services at Hampton by Hilton Hotel in Istanbul. In addition, VIP transportation is our free standard service throughout your entire journey.
Most of our patients are coming to Istanbul for the first time. For this reason, we present a perfect Istanbul tour to all our patients before the surgery.
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Limb Lengthening Patient Lebron's Q&A
Our patient Lebron's Q&A video. He is from Australia and 7.2 cm increased. He had Lon method done on his tibia. He was 1.78 cm, and he is 1.85 cm now.
Limb Lengthening Patient Ryan's Q&A
Our patient Ryan's Q&A video. He is from UK.
Limb Lengthening Patient Nick's Q&A
Our patient Nick's Q&A video. He is from the U.S.A and 5.5 cm increased. He was 173 cm and he is 179 cm now. He had his second surgery done by choosing Wannabetaller Team again.
Limb Lengthening Patient Li-Ying's Q&A
Our patient from China. She had Lon tibia lengthening surgery, and got 5 cm taller.
Physiotherapy is the most crucial part in Limb-Lengthening surgery. Therefore, we provide comprehensive physiotherapy program for all our patients who prefer to stay in Istanbul for post-op care.
Physiotherapy is the most important part in limb lengthening surgery. Therefore, we provide comprehensive physiotherapy program for all our patients who prefer to stay in Istanbul for post-op care.
Check our YouTube channel for see more video from our patients.
- What is Limb Lengthening Surgery?
- Step by step guide to Limb Lengthening Surgery
- Limb Lengthening Surgery Methods
- The pre-requisites for undergoing Limb Lengthening surgery
- Side effects and complications associated with Limb Lengthening Surgery
- Instructions and important advice for pre-surgery & post-surgery period
- Limb Lengthening Surgery FAQ
How many centimeters can I gain with Leg Lengthening Surgery?
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.
Can I get back my pre-surgery health?
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.
Can I walk with a device on my legs?
You can walk at home or get out to walk with devices on your legs. It is advisable to walk as long as it is not too extreme. At the same time, you can also do your works that you do not need much to stand up.
What kind of Leg Lengthening Surgery methods exist?
There are Ilizarov, Holyfix, LON/LATN, Precice methods which are used in limb lengthening surgery. LON is currently the most preferred method by our patients due to its short recovery period and relatively low price. However, Precice is much safer, more comfortable and less risky method, although it can be pricey for some patients. For detailed information, please visit Limb Lengthening Surgery Methods
What are the difficulties of this surgery?
You will be in bed the first day. 2nd day you can use walker and do your needs. Depending on your situation you will spend 3-5 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. With time, there may be tension on your legs. But this is temporary. After the lengthening is over, the pain is reduced and the tension ends.
What are the risks associated with limb lengthening surgery?
Contrary to popular belief, limb lengthening surgery has less percentages of risk compared to many surgical procedures. One of the possible complications are non-union or slow union of bones which may be a reason for another operation to correct this. Moreover, there is a very tiny probability of serious infection. Minor infection on the surface is seen in many patients and it is quite treatable without causing serious problems. We must note that since it is an internal method, Precice has lower infection risks compared to other methods.