Our Japanese Patient's First Limb Lengthening Surgery
This writing is all about our patient from Japan who is in his 40s that had his first limb lengthening surgery on 7th of March, 2022 with us. He always had a dream of getting taller and had a strong will to go through leg lengthening surgery one day. As a 5.3 inches (1.66 cm) male, he did not feel so confident in his social life as well as his work life. No matter how old he is, he decided to dive into this limb lengthening journey to achieve the height that he wished for. Since achieving 6-7 cm is not sufficient for our patient, he also had his second leg lengthening surgery with us on February 3, 2023.
First thing first, he contacted our patient consultant to get detailed information related to the limb lengthening surgery. Our patient did some research outside of his own country because limb lengthening surgery wasn't available in Japan, and came across with our Youtube channel. He had an online consultation first to receive detailed knowledge regarding the procedure. The first contact was on January 2021. For the third time, he decided to make the deposit payment to reserve his surgery date in the beginning of March 2022.
He booked his ticket and applied for e-visa last February to ensure everything was set before he arrived here. And, there he goes welcomed at the Istanbul Airport by his patient consultant. Although he had a 12-hour flight, he was not exhausted because of the excitement. He was pretty glad with the warm welcoming at the airport.
Next day, he was first taken to the hospital for his medical examination with VIP transportation with his caretaker. Before he arrived in Turkey, he had already sent some test results and X-ray images for the doctor’s perusal, and nothing seemed worrying. However, it is a must to do blood tests, seeing anesthesiologist and getting X-ray done before the limb lengthening surgery even though, he did them in advance. After getting the medical requirements done, he had a face to face consultation with the doctor and discussed the procedure, risks and potential complications thoroughly.
He, then, taken to his private Istanbul tour, which is one of our offered services. Regardless of where you are from, İstanbul is a city which you can find a familiar piece from your own background. Our patient enjoyed his İstanbul tour a lot and did not forget to take some photos as a beautiful memory to commemorate in the future.
The height of our patient was measured on the Wannabetaller height ruler and photographed. Next, he was taken to the hospital for the surgery. First, our patient was hospitalized, and then the anesthesiologist saw him to approve that he was eligible for the operation.
Our patient was 100 percent ready to go through tibial lengthening surgery. He was pretty calm and was smiling during the waiting. Besides, he was doing stretches and exercises as shown in the Complete Guide File in terms of flexibility before getting the tibial extension surgery.
The surgery went smoothly without any complications. Our patient felt the most pain during the first few nights after the tibial lengthening surgery. Later on, the pain was eased with the painkillers and the physical therapy helped a lot to reduce it as well as the edema around the ankle part.
He was discharged on the fifth day and was brought to his hotel by a private ambulance. We provide this service so that patients have a comfortable trip and have a healthcare staff near them just in case.
The patient consultant paid a visit and presented a small gift on the behalf of the company and the patient kit on the day of discharging.
Fresh X-ray images from our patient when he reached 1.4 cm height increase.
And this X-Ray is taken when he reached 5.2 cm height increase
Our Japanese patient who is in his 40s has completed his lengthening process and has achieved 6.3 cm in total. You can view his before and after the surgery image below.
We did a short interview with him before his device removal surgery, and he answered our questions sincerely.
If you would like to read about how his second limb lengthening surgery went, click here.
You will be informed about the lengthening increase, lengthening process, the prices of the surgical methods, the difference of the methods, the risks of the surgery.