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Who We Are and What We Do?

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.

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Assoc. Prof. Dr Yuksel Yurttash

Assoc.Prof.Dr.Yüksel Yurttaş was born in 1973. He started his medical education in Gulhane Military Medical Academy in 1991 and graduated in 1997. He passed the TUS exam in 2000 and started his specialty training at Gulhane Military Medical Academy. He completed his specialty training in 2004. The surgeon had performed hundreds of successful operations in Turkey’s most prestigious military hospitals. Yüksel Yurttaş has been accepting limb lengthening patients from all over the world as an Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist at Private Esencan Hospital since 2017.

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Limb Lengthening Surgery Methods

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LON

  • External or Internal: Combined
  • Walking During Lengthening: 
  • External Fixator Usage: 3 months
  • Bone Healing: 5-6 months
  • Full Recovery: 9-12 months
  • Max. Height Gain: Tibia: 7cm   Femur: 8cm
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Precice 2.2

  • External or Internal: Internal
  • Walking During Lengthening: X
  • External Fixator Usage: X
  • Bone Healing: 5-6 months
  • Full Recovery: 9-12 months
  • Max. Height Gain: Tibia: 7cm   Femur: 8cm
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Precice Stryde

  • External or Internal: Internal
  • Walking During Lengthening: 
  • External Fixator Usage: X
  • Bone Healing: 5-6 months
  • Full Recovery: 9-12 months
  • Max. Height Gain: Tibia: 7cm   Femur: 8cm
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Our Services

Free Personalized Consultation

We provide free personalized online consultation for all our patients with our expert patient consultants, limb lengthening specialists, and surgeon for all our patients.

Limb Lengthening Surgery

We schedule the surgery and hospital procedures after you decide on the lengthening method and date.

Post-op Care & Physiotherapy

We provide physiotherapy and postoperative follow-up and care by our doctors and specialist physiotherapists in our facilities at the 5-star Pullman Istanbul Hotel & Convention Center.

Accommodation & Transportation

We provide our patients’ accommodation, post-operative care, and physiotherapy services at the 5-star Pullman Istanbul Hotel & Convention Center. In addition, VIP transportation is our free standard service throughout your entire journey.

Istanbul Tour

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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World's First Complete Guide to Limb Lengthening Surgery

Everything you need to know about limb lengthening surgery
  • 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
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FAQ About Limb Lengthening Surgery

We prepared some of frequently asked questions for you

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

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 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.

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External limb lengthening methods: Ilizarov and Holyfix

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