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Among the many ortopedics surgeon in Turkey that does limb lengthening surgery, it is extremely important to have the surgery with an expert. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yunus Öç has a 15 years of limb lengthening surgery experience.

The most common exercises to become taller are stretching exercises. If you want to make good progress, you should stretch your legs, torso, and pretty much your whole body every day. However, there are more exercises than just stretching that are useful for our purposes such as swimming, sprinting, and biking. Make sure you have a healthy diet that provides your body with all kinds of nutrients. Your body will need it to stay healthy while going through the process. If you cannot get taller naturally, then limb lengthening surgery can be considered a permanent option as well.

Limb lengthening is a sophisticated surgical procedure that involves the insertion of either internal or external fixation devices & rods within the limbs. These devices are meticulously adjusted at regular intervals to facilitate gradual bone elongation. This technique, while highly effective, necessitates a considerable period of recovery and rehabilitation. The process allows for an incremental height increase of approximately 1 millimeter per day, equating to an expansion of nearly one inch per month. This controlled and steady bone growth ensures the procedure's effectiveness while maintaining the integrity and health of the limb.

Height is determined by a variety of factors, including genetics, sex, certain medical conditions, nutrition, and exercise. It is a matter of record by everyone. The good news is that growing 2 to 6 inches is possible after the age of 18 if your growth plates are still active. With the great efforts you show, you can achieve your desired height gain. The bad news is that after puberty finishes, you won’t be able to grow much taller. In this case, doing things above will be like flogging a dead horse. Here comes the last question: How can I grow taller if it is not possible to do it naturally? The way to achieve the desired height is through having limb lengthening surgery. Apart from this, there is nothing that can give long-lasting results considering the closed growth plates. Before diving into having such surgery, make sure to do some research in order to comprehend the whole process.

You can gain up to 3 inches with a single bilateral limb lengthening surgery, Or be exact:
Femurs (Thighs): 6 - 8 cms
Tibias (Calfs) : 5 - 7 cms

However, you may even opt to have two separate limb-lengthening surgeries with a gap of 6/12 months, and gain up to 6 inches or 12 - 15 cm.

Our affiliated doctor can practice limb lengthening surgery with 2 advanced methods (LON and Precice 2), each varying in costs, post-surgery recovery time, and patient comfort.

Please note that the height gains are similar with all methods. The reason is that the height gain is dependent on the flexibility of the patient's leg muscles and nerves.

Anything more than 8 cm on the femurs and 7 cm on the Tibias, increases the risk of muscular or nerve damage.

Cosmetic limb lengthening is a procedure in which major bones of the legs (either femur or tibia) are surgically cut. Then if a patient chooses a fully external surgery method (e.g. Iilizarov or Holyfix), metal fixators are attached to the legs. However, if a fully internal surgery method (e.g. Precice 2 or Stryde) is preferred, only motorized intramedullary nails are inserted in a bone canal. There is LON as well which is both external and internal, and the procedures above are performed at the same time. With the help of these devices, the growth of the bones is achieved daily, which is 1 mm.

There are currently two surgery methods offered at Wannabetaller, and their prices vary accordingly.

  • LON (Combined Method) – 22,850$
  • Precice 2 – 48,500$
  • Precice Stryde – Not Available

After deciding to have a lengthening surgery, you should be very careful about your choice of doctor and method. You can make the right decision for yourself by examining the doctor, patient’ diaries and method information in detail. You can  contact us by clicking “Contact us” section for detailed information.

In the process of limb lengthening, it's common to observe a minor reduction in the expected extension amount, typically up to 5 millimeters, primarily due to the natural compression forces acting on the bone. However, these reductions are usually not substantial enough to affect the overall outcome significantly. Given this, it is crucial to minimize the load on the legs until thorough bone consolidation is achieved. This caution is vital to ensure that the newly lengthened bone segments have adequate time to strengthen and heal properly. In addition to all of these, if problems such as osteoporosis occur in older ages, there is a chance that their bones may shorten.

Lengthening surgery is restricted for people who smoke. Starting smoking after the procedure negatively affects the healing and delays it. Likewise, alcohol has bad effects in this process, as well; and these indulgences should be restricted until recovery is complete.

With lengthening surgery, the bone is surgically cut in a controlled manner and it is expected to elongate from day to day and form new bone. Also, the muscles must adapt to new bone development. Therefore, it is useful to prefer foods that feed muscles and bones. Attention should be paid to daily water consumption. Healthy planning with fruit and vegetable-based foods helps in recovery. It is also important to get enough protein.

Pre-Op Diet – Nutritional measures can be taken as a precaution for constipation that may occur due to inactivity. Calcium, B12, Vitamin D, and collagen supplements are generally recommended after the procedure, as they positively help in new bone growth and they can be taken during the entire recovery period.

Post-Op Diet – During this process, taking care of healthy eating speeds up recovery. It is helpful to note that enough minerals, vitamins, and proteins are taken while creating the nutrition plan; as it is important to consume healthy foods that will speed up the healing process.

Once a patient’s growth plates have sealed (this usually happens at the age of 16-18), the bones cannot grow anymore (it is biologically impossible), and the only way to grow taller is height increase surgery.

Post-operation period is significant in terms of having a smooth process and recovery. After undergoing cosmetic limb lengthening surgery, patients should diligently follow their surgeon's post-operative instructions, including pain medication management, limb elevation for swelling reduction, wound care, and infection monitoring. Weight-bearing should be initiated gradually as directed, and physical therapy/exercises should be followed to regain limb function. Adequate nutrition and supplementation, if recommended, are essential. Regular follow-up appointments with the surgeon are crucial for monitoring progress, and patients should maintain patience and realistic expectations throughout the healing process, which can take several months or longer to achieve the desired results.

We do not offer discounts on various occasions and special days. We provide discounts on surgical fees exclusively in exchange for advertising collaboration. For detailed info about discount possibility, please Contact Us: +90 531 988 30 90, support@wannabetaller.com.

Cosmetic limb lengthening surgery and the following distraction process is and must be done within safe and acceptable limits. These maximum limits are 7–8 cm for the femur and 6–7 cm for the tibia. If a patient doesn’t have already too thin and/or unusually long legs, then this amount of leg length increase is not likely to cause body disproportion. Up to now, none of our limb lengthening patients have had a complaint in this regard. Besides, our affiliated doctor uses X-rays to measure your bone segments and calculates the ratio between your femur and tibia (thigh and shin bones). This ratio helps assess your current body proportions. Based on these calculations, the doctor provides an estimate of how much height increase can be achieved through cosmetic limb lengthening surgery. They then advise you on the recommended height increase you can aim for with the surgery to achieve better overall body proportions.

Pain is a very individual thing in limb lengthening, but most patients have the most pain in the first week or so after the effect of anesthesia goes away. The process of limb lengthening itself involves gradually stretching the bones and soft tissues, which can cause pain. Physical therapy is essential for maintaining joint mobility and muscle flexibility during this process. Effective pain management strategies, as guided by healthcare professionals, are crucial for a more comfortable experience. However, individual pain tolerance and the specifics of the limb lengthening procedure greatly influence the overall pain level experienced.

After bones have consolidated and become strong enough, and the muscles have been adjusted and strengthened sufficiently by physiotherapy and exercises, it is possible to do any kind of sports, including football, heavy weight lifting, martial arts, and so on. It might take 1 - 2 years after the main surgery to do those with the doctor's approval.

Limb reduction surgery, applicable to both arms (involving the humerus) and legs (involving the femurs or tibias), entails an osteotomy procedure. This involves surgically cutting the targeted bone, removing a segment of it, and then rejoining the remaining ends. The reconnection is secured internally using an intramedullary nail and interlocking screws. This internal approach means there are no visible signs on the exterior of the limb.

*How much height reduction can you expect from each segment?:*

Thighs (Femurs): 5 - 5,5 cm (1,96 - 2,16 inches)
Calves (Tibias): 2-3 cm (0,78 - 1,18 inches)

For more info about this surgery feel free to contact us.

In terms of safety, Turkey can generally be considered a safe country for medical tourists. We see enormous interest from various places of the world, especially from the US, UK, Saudi Arabia, Canada etc. Since high-quality limb lengthening operations and post-op services are very expensive in most of these countries, Turkey appears to be a good choice using both reasonable prices and high quality. Similarly, in countries such as Indonesia, India, Cambodia, and Azerbaijan there are many people interested in leg lengthening surgery in Turkey.

Regarding visa requirements, Turkey offers varying entry conditions based on nationality. Some nationalities are eligible for a 90-day tourist visa upon arrival, while others may require a visa in advance. It's important to check the specific visa requirements for your nationality well in advance of your planned trip.

If you belong to a nationality that requires a visa to enter Turkey, it is advisable to contact the Turkish embassy or consulate in your home country to gather accurate and up-to-date information on the visa application process. They can provide you with guidance on the necessary documents, processing times, and any fees associated with obtaining a Turkish tourist visa.

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;


Before undergoing cosmetic limb lengthening surgery, it's essential to consult an experienced surgeon, and a medical team, undergo medical evaluations, set realistic expectations, choose the appropriate technique, plan for recovery time, make necessary lifestyle adjustments, arrange a support system, consider the financial aspects, and prepare mentally for the surgery. In addition to all these, you can get adjusted to sleeping on your back if you go for the LON method because you will be unable to sleep on your sides during the limb lengthening process. Also, you can request a Pre-Op Exercise file prepared by our physical therapists from our patient consultation expert. With those exercises, you will prepare your muscles and nerves for the distraction.

Online Consultation with the doctor costs 100 $. If you want to arrange an online consultation with him at the earliest possible date and time, you can schedule your consultation by contacting the patient consultation expert. The payment is made through the bank.

As the Wannabetaller Team, we are dedicated to supporting our patients through their limb-lengthening journey with quality services and an expert team. This transformative procedure entails overcoming challenges such as post-surgical pain, reduced mobility, and the need for diligent wound care and physiotherapy. Our patients face adjustments in daily life, including dependence on assisted walking and adapting to the limb-lengthening process. Despite these hurdles, our comprehensive support and guidance aim to make the recovery smoother, emphasizing the importance of following medical advice, seeking emotional support, and maintaining a positive outlook. We stand by our patients every step of the way, ensuring a caring and professional environment for their recovery and growth.

In the LON limb lengthening method, while patients are permitted to bear more weight, it's crucial to follow guidance from their physical therapy specialists and the doctor regarding the appropriate pressure to apply to the legs during the distraction phase. Patients can use a walker for mobility with the LON device, but prolonged standing is discouraged as it can lead to muscle stiffness and swelling, causing discomfort. Mobility is generally advised during physiotherapy sessions, bathroom visits, and individual exercises. To maintain the consistency and success of the limb lengthening process, it is essential for patients to continually consult with their specialists for tailored instructions and exercises.

In limb lengthening surgery, the degree of scarring depends largely on the method used. The Lengthening Over Nail (LON) method tends to produce more visible scarring because it involves the use of external fixators that stretch the skin during the distraction phase. This method requires more incisions, which can lead to more significant scarring. On the other hand, the Precice 2.2 method is generally less invasive. It relies on internal mechanisms rather than external fixators, resulting in fewer and smaller incisions. This usually means less scarring, and the scars that do occur are typically minimal. Moreover, aesthetic sutures are used to minimize the visibility of scars further. Skin texture can also influence how scars appear, with variations in healing and scar formation among individuals. While most patients find the level of scarring acceptable with both methods, those concerned about cosmetic appearances can consider post-surgical treatments. Treatments such as laser therapy or specialized ointments can be effective but are recommended after the internal nails are removed to ensure the best results. Ultimately, while some scarring is inevitable, it is generally well-managed and can be further treated if necessary.

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.

Limb lengthening surgery offers significant potential for height increase, depending on the bones targeted during the procedure. For the femur (thighbone), it is possible to safely gain up to 8 centimeters (approximately 3 inches), and for the tibia (shinbone), up to 7 centimeters (about 2.76 inches). These are the maximum safe limits, and exceeding them is generally not recommended due to health and aesthetic concerns. Most limb lengthening surgeons, including our contracted specialist, prefer bilateral (affecting both legs) rather than quadrilateral (affecting all four segments of the legs) surgery due to safety reasons. Quadrilateral lengthening poses higher risks, such as embolism, and requires prolonged anesthesia, which can lead to multiple traumas in the legs. To ensure optimal healing and reduce complications, our surgeon advises scheduling a second limb lengthening procedure at least 6 to 12 months after the initial surgery. This interval allows the bones to heal properly and form a strong callus, which provides stability during the lengthening process and reduces the likelihood of complications. Additionally, this gap gives time for the soft tissues surrounding the bones to recover from the initial surgical stress, which helps prevent potential complications like infections, nerve damage, and poor bone consolidation. The gradual nature of the lengthening process also allows the bones to adapt more effectively, leading to better outcomes with a reduced risk of fractures. Moreover, the recovery period between surgeries enables patients to undergo thorough physical therapy and rehabilitation. This preparation increases comfort for the subsequent surgery, enhancing overall well-being and pain management. Thus, while the potential height increase from limb lengthening surgery can be significant, it is crucial to approach the process with careful planning and consideration of the recommended surgical intervals and recovery protocols to ensure the best possible outcomes.

There are Ilizarov, Holyfix, LON, 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 2 is a 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

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Malachi 2024-02-19 00:19:13

After the leg lengthening (2 to 3 inches) procedure, what would the soonest a patient could return back to their respective country or is the 3-month recovery process an absolute requirement for the surgery?


Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2024-02-19 14:40

Hello, though it is not mandatory to stay here for 3 months, staying close to the doctor and the hospital after the height extension surgery provides the opportunity to intervene quickly in any possible complications or problems. Our team considers these possibilities and cares about a healthy extension process by facilitating medical health care and patient accommodation. So far, few patients tried to spend the lengthening phase in their countries and ended up having complications due to the lack of physical therapy and medical care. If you would like to receive more information, please kindly get in touch with a patient consultation expert. Regards, WBT - Medzonia.

Adam Albright 2023-12-24 02:12:54

During the lengthening procedure, can I work or should I stay in the hospital?If it is possible to work, when can I start working? Asking for LON procedure.


Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2023-12-25 11:40

Hello, thank you for your comment. After the surgery, patients can start doing physical work in 7 - 8 months depending on their physical wellness and bone recovery. If the doctor deems it appropriate, they can commence working. As to working online, patients can even work remotely during the limb lengthening phase by not neglecting rehabilitation. Regards, WBT.

Jakchai Tubyoung 2023-10-21 11:01:10

Hello, how much does 2 surgeries to increase your height by 15 cm using the Precice 2.2 method cost? Is it over $100,000? If including other expenses Could you please give me an approximate price?


Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2023-10-26 14:50

Hello, since prices increase at different times, we cannot give an estimate quote for two surgeries. However, based on the current fees, one bilateral Precice 2 and 3-month accommodation package makes around 56 000 $ For more detailed info and hidden fees, please kindly get in touch with our patient consultation expert. Regards, WBT.

Max 2023-08-06 15:23:27

Hello, i'm currently 5'10. Can i achieve 6'4? And how much for the surgery?


Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2023-08-11 10:42

Hello, it is possible to achieve almost 6 inches with two separate surgeries, yet the doctor will give the best-estimated height increase that the patient should achieve based on the body ratio, so they will have no disproportionality. The amount of lengthening that can be safely achieved in a single surgery depends on various factors, such as the age and overall health of the patient, the location of the bone that needs to be lengthened, muscle flexibility, nerve durability and the surgical technique used. It's important to note that pushing the limits of safe lengthening can increase the risk of complications, such as nerve damage, joint stiffness, infection, muscle contracture, and bone healing problems. It's essential to consult with a qualified and experienced orthopedic surgeon who can assess your individual case and provide guidance on the safe and realistic limits of lengthening for you. For the surgery and post-op services quotes, please contact a patient consultation expert through email or Whatsapp number. Regards, WBT.

Steve 2023-05-19 15:15:56

Can I make payments with my credit card?


Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2023-05-22 16:00

Hello, yes you can make the payment with a credit card. Regards, WBT.

Dom 2023-04-05 03:07:25

Which procedure would I gain the most height out of? If so how many inches of height roughly would I gain from each procedure?


WannaBeTaller - Makbule2023-04-07 10:53

Hello, thanks for your comment. Given the time, effort, and flexibility of your muscles, you can achieve between 12-15 cm by undergoing 2 separate bilateral surgeries. The advised minimum time gap between 2 operations is 6 months. Maximum safe limits for each segment; -Upper legs (Femurs): 6-8 cm -Lower legs (Tibias): 5-7 cm Suppose everything is on track, and there is no muscle pain, nerve pain, limited range of motion, or contractures. In that case, you can exceed the safe limits under the supervision of the doctor and physical therapists. In this case, The maximum pushed limit for each segment; Femur: 9-9,5 cm Tibia: 7.5 cm Regards, Wannabetaller Team

M 2023-03-02 13:32:33

Are there payment plans over a period of time or does everything have to be paid at once


WannaBeTaller - Makbule2023-03-04 14:59

Hello, thanks for your comment. Payments must be paid before the operation date. However, a small part of the surgery fee can be paid after the operation upon the patient's request. We offer installment plan; 1. 10 percent deposit payment of the surgery cost is sent in advance. 2. 60 percent of the surgery cost is paid before the surgery via money wiring or cash. 3. 30 percent of the remaining money is paid in installments. It can be divided into up to 4 months. 4. The first installment is paid a month after the surgery. Accommodation and other expenses are not included in the installments! Please feel free to get in touch with us. WhatsApp/Telegram +90 531 988 30 90 or e-mail support@wannabetaller.com Regards, Wannabetaller Team Regards, Wannabetaller Team

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