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The decision process of whether to have the limb lengthening surgery or not is a very important one for the patient, especially considering limb lengthening surgery doctors and costs. It can be a very expensive, intense, and long process to dive into. However, when a patient decides that they want to undergo cosmetic surgery, it is good for the patients to have access to all the details and information from the very start.  It is crucially important for them to understand the whole process; the way of the surgical process works, how to schedule the operation date, what to expect for post-surgery, and finally the recovery period. Too many factors must be taken into account related to height increase surgery.

What to Expect Before Deciding on Your Limb Lengthening Facility and Surgeon?

Recently, as patients have become more aware of the existence, popularity, and economic viability of limb-lengthening surgery, this has naturally allowed most patients to take notice of the surgery. In the last few decades, since newer surgical devices and techniques have been invented and practiced by numerous doctors around the world, patients must be aware of the costs and surgical processes which are constantly being updated. In this case; techniques, prices, and the expertise of the doctors are the first ones to be compared by the patients. It may be overwhelming at first sight but we will explain it in detail for you.

Limb Lengthening Surgery Doctors And Costs 2022

What are the Recent Limb Lengthening Surgery Methods and Techniques?

Limb lengthening currently has 3 different surgery techniques; which are internal fixation (Precice, Precice Stryde), external fixation (Holyfix, Ilizarov), and the combination of both internal and external fixation (LON). However, external fixation methods, which are Holyfix and Ilizarov are not preferred much by both the patients and the doctors anymore. The reason for this is that the Precice, Precice Stryde, and the LON(Combined) methods are more comfortable, while they are less risky.

It is essential for the patients to comprehend that any surgical treatment or procedure carries some degree of risks and complications. Although limb lengthening surgeries have a very high rate of success, and patients who have had limb lengthening surgery got through it without facing any sort of complications, there are still rare cases of risks involved such as bone infection, slow bone union, and so on. For instance, the risk of infection is always present till the fixators are removed given the fact that the external fixators are attached to the legs. Thus, such a risk could materialize and cause unnecessary problems if the patient is without proper care and hygiene routines. This is why our doctor, Assoc. Prof Dr. Yunus Öç doesn’t recommend Holyfix and Ilizarov.

In our article, we will mention only the prices of 3 methods; 

  1. Precice 2.2 
  2. Precice Stryde 
  3. LON (Combined) 

It is also good to mention that the production of Stryde nails has been stopped and it is not currently being used.

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Additionally, one of the most important factors to consider with any limb-lengthening surgical procedure is the doctors themselves. The doctors, hospitals, and medical teams must have ample experience with this particular type of surgery as well as have proper post-operation patient care and handling post-surgical complications. After considering all these things along with the costs and surgical method, patients are expected to have the best medical experience with the surgery from a doctor who has years of surgical experience with limb-lengthening surgery and has a good team behind it.

Why Is Turkey a Good Choice for Limb Lengthening Surgery?

Lastly, it must be kept in mind that cosmetic limb lengthening surgery is overall a pricy treatment for all those patients whose lives have been impacted due to short or limited stature. Yet, the cost of the surgery may be unaffordable for some. Furthermore, most medical insurance companies regard height surgery as a cosmetic surgical procedure, thus, it is not covered by most medical insurance policies. The overhead costs in countries; such as the U.S.A or Europe make the surgery highly expensive in comparison to Turkey in terms of hospitals, doctors, medical equipment, and staff are much more whereas Turkey is one of the countries which offers reasonable prices and qualified medical services. 

Hence, we will try to provide you with a comprehensive list of limb-lengthening surgery doctors and costs in various countries to choose the best possible lengthening surgery within your budget and reach out in this article. 

However, before having a glimpse of the leg lengthening surgery price available worldwide; we would like you to consider taking a glance at our Doctors, Medical teams, and Surgical Methodologies that we practice, and the relative costs.

The Full List of Limb Lengthening Surgery Doctors and Costs around the World 2023

  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yunus Öç – Beykent University Hospital (Istanbul, Turkey)     
    The current prices are; $19,850 for the LON method, and $47,850 for the PRECICE 2.2, Precice Stryde (We can’t give the price for the Stryde method because its production has been stopped).
  2. Dr. Dror Paley – Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute (Florida, USA):     
    Dr. Paley’s price range changes from which leg part the surgery will be performed on. The bilateral femur (upper leg) lengthening up to 8 cm in height costs $95,500 for the Precice method. Bilateral tibia (lower leg) lengthening up to 5 cm in height costs $106,000 for the Precice method.
  3. Dr. Robert Rozbruch – Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction (HSS New York, USA):     
    Dr. Rozbruch’s surgery price for the Precice 2.2 method is $125,000 from either the femur or tibia. There is also an extra fee for the nail removal surgery; $20,000 for either the femur or tibia.
  4. Dr. Shahab Mahboubian – Height Lengthening Institute (Hollywood CA, the USA):     
    Just like Dr. Paley, Dr. Mahboubian’s surgery prices change for the femur and the tibia. Bilateral femur lengthening with the Precice method is $82,000, and Bilateral tibia lengthening with the Precice method is $92,000. If the patient would like to have the surgery from both the femur and the tibia, Dr. Mahboubian does it with 3-4 weeks apart, and it costs $194,000.
  5. Dr. Kevin Debiparshad - LimbPlastx Institute (Las Vegas, USA):     
    The femur lengthening procedure costs $82,000 and the tibia lengthening procedure costs $91,000.
  6. Dr. Augustin Betz – Betz Institute (Germany):     
    Dr. Augustin Betz uses a nail that is the creation of his own Institute called Betzbone Nail.      
    The prices are $60.000 for the bilateral femoral lengthening and $65,000 for the bilateral tibial lengthening. For the nail removal surgery, which is paid as an extra, from the femur, it is € 7,200 and from the tibia, it is € 7,500.
  7. Dr. Rainer Baumgart - ZEM (Germany):     
    The price range for the limb lengthening surgery with Dr. Baumgart is between $120,000 and $160,000 for both the femur and the tibia. 
  8. Dr. Donghoon Lee – Donghoon Advanced Lengthening Reconstruction Institute (South Korea)     
    The surgery price for the LON (Combine) method is $40,000 and the price for the Precice method is $72,000.

You can also get more information about 9 World-Renowned limb lengthening surgeons from this article.

The Services that are Included in our Prices by Dr. Yunus Öç:

  • Welcoming at the airport
  • VIP transfer throughout the entire process
  • Accommodation in a luxurious hotel for 2 days before the operation
  • Complimentary Istanbul tour (historical places, famous restaurants)
  • All tests and examinations
  • A caretaker who speaks your language during hospitalization 
  • 24-hour specialist nurse support
  • Daily doctor checks
  • Daily physiotherapy checks (increasing mobility, exercise training) during your stay at the hospital
  • Daily medical dressing, medication, and pain checks during your stay at the hospital
  • Transfer to the hotel by fully equipped ambulance on the day of discharge

 And, if you would like to buy the hotel accommodation package and decide to stay with us for the first 2 months after your surgery;

The Following Services of the Monthly Accommodation Package:

The Following Services of Monthly Accommodation Packages:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (Rich kitchen and dining options)
  • Dedicated staff support throughout the day for your needs and orders
  • Comprehensive physical therapy program that is specially prepared for your needs (5 days a week)
  • Psychological Counselling Service (Twice a month)
  • Weekly doctor follow-ups and check-ups in the hotel room
  • Dressing and nurse checks in the hotel room
  • All drugs and the delivery of drugs to the patient and follow-up of their use
  • X-ray service in the hotel room without disturbing the comfort of the patient
  • All-day use of the gym, café, and restaurant
  • Activities outside the hotel and special tours for the patients to relax, breathe and increase their motivation once a month
  • Daily room cleaning, clean towels, and linen changes
  • Free WI-FI (Internet)
  • 24/7 business center use for those who continue their work remotely

 If you would like to get more information about our doctor, company, and limb lengthening in general, please contact our patient consultant.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much does it cost to get your legs lengthened?   
    The price range for limb lengthening surgery varies for different countries, methods, doctors, and so on. But, in general, it is between $18.000- $150.000.
  2. Is limb lengthening surgery expensive?   
    Although the price range varies for different places of the world, because limb lengthening surgery is a cosmetic surgery and affects the big part of the body, it can be quiet expensive. 
  3. Who is the best limb lengthening surgeon in Turkey?   
    There are some well-known limb lengthening surgeons in Turkey that are preferred by patients around the world, but Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yunus Öç is the most experienced one in Turkey.
  4. How many inches can height surgery add?   
    With one surgery, 5-8 cm and with two surgeries 12-15 cm height increase is possible.
  5. Does height surgery have side effects?   
    If the patient’s recovery process is healthily finished and the bone union is done correctly, the occurrence of any side effect is a very low possibility.

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Ryan2023-09-25 00:06:49

Hi, is the price for the LON method per leg, or is it for both legs? would the price increase if i had the quadrilateral surgery rather than the standard? Im wishing to gain 16.5cm of height Thanks


Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2023-09-25 12:08

Hello, thanks for your comment. A single surgery fee is for both legs, first off. Quadrilateral surgery is not performed by our doctor because it is too risky. For example, there is a high risk of embolism, and long duration of anesthesia and there can be multitrauma in the legs. Thus, the second limb lengthening surgery can be done ideally 6/12 months after the first surgery. Therefore, you need to pay the surgery fees separately. Regards, WBT.

John2023-09-19 21:47:52

I see that it says with two surgeries that i could gain 15 cm of height, but would it be possible to gain more? Some like 18-20 cm of height


Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2023-09-22 14:32

Hello, although it is technically and theoretically possible, it is not recommended to exceed the safe distraction limits per segment. However, if patients have genetic diseases such as achondroplasia, 30 - 35 cm with multiple lengthening surgeries are possible. Regards, WBT.

Kim 2023-09-17 04:09:42

Can you do a third surgery to increase height, enough time has passed?


Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2023-09-18 11:07

Hello, it's technically possible to undergo a third limb lengthening surgery, but it's generally not advisable due to safety and health concerns. Typically, individuals with conditions like achondroplasia or genetic disorders that affect their height might consider having 3 to 4 limb-lengthening surgeries. However, for healthy individuals, it's generally safe to undergo a maximum of 2 separate surgeries to reach their desired height. Regards, WBT.

Gin Wang2023-08-25 20:24:05

Once the surgy is done, does the patient have to stay in turkey for 90 days? How about a patient with Chinese nationality?


Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2023-08-28 15:06

Hello, thanks for your comment. Most patients receive a 90-day visa to stay in Türkiye. However, some countries may take 30 days, and in this case, they are advised to contact the embassy to request more days. In addition, if patients exceed a 90-day visa, they only pay a fine when they leave Türkiye. Nothing extra restrictions or legal issues. Though it is not mandatory to stay here for 3 months, the doctor highly recommends that they stay here for 3-3.5 months in order to receive proper care and rehabilitation. Regards, WBT

Ana2023-08-18 08:20:42

Hi, is it possible for women to do 13 cm in 2 surgeries? Is the cost for the femur and tibia the same? Thanks.


Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2023-08-21 16:50

Hello, 13 cm can be achieved by undergoing 2 separate surgeries. And the prices are paid separately. Regards, WBT.

Gonzalo Pelayo2023-06-15 23:48:16

Hello, how long does it take from the time I have surgery until I can go home? I would like 8 cm in the femur, I ask because I am from Argentina


Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2023-06-16 11:54

Hello, thanks for your comment. The lengthening period may take 80 - 90 days for achieving 8 cm, and getting back to daily life and walking without any assistance may take 2-4 months after the lengthening period is done. Thus, patients should spare 5-7 months for an 8 cm gain. Besides, staying here and being under the supervision of our team for 3-4 months are highly recommended. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask. Regards, WBT.

Allen2023-04-19 08:15:27

How much 3 months accomodation for limb length. Surgery?


Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2023-04-19 14:49

Hello, thanks for your comment. The **current** bilateral surgery costs; -LON: 19 850 USD -Precice 2: 47 850 USD **Current Accommodaiton Package Fees:* 1-month accommodation package: 2450 USD (Standard Room) 3-month accommodation package: 7150 USD (Standard Room) For fast communication, you can reach us via Whatsapp or Telegram - +90 531 988 30 90 Regards, Wannabetaller Team.

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