Limb Lengthening in Turkey and the Rest of the World

limb lengthening in turkey and rest of the world

Limb Lengthening in Turkey & the World

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To find the best leg lengthening surgeons in the world, you need to do a lot of research. Especially from the stages of surgery to the healing process and after the hold you need to master every detail. Ilizarov, Holyfix, LON, Precice, STRYDE methods are used in limb lengthening surgery. LON is currently the most preferred method by patients because of its short recovery time and low price. How does this surgery from then to now? Well, when we look at the process of surgery, in step 1, an intramedullary nail is inserted into the bone and an external fixator device is attached to the leg externally. During the extension period, the intramedullary nail prevents angular deformation. When the extension is complete, the external fixator can be removed by completing the internal fixation (screw insertion). This was a groundbreaking development compared to the original method involving the use of external fixators only.

Even today, many limb length surgeons around the world use this method. After the operation, you will be in bed the first day. You can use the daywalker and do your needs. Depending on your situation, you will spend 5 days in the hospital. You should be patient for two months after surgery. Because you’re gonna be 1 mm taller every day. Over time, there may be tension in the legs. However, this is temporary. After the extension is over, the pain subsides and the tension ends.

If a patient wants to extend 10-14 cm, it is preferable to make 6-7 cm in the femur (innominate bone) independently instead of 5-7 cm in the tibia (shin-bone) and then 10 cm in one part. The flexibility of your legs is also important. The more flexible your legs are, the more comfortable you will be when stretching.

Although this is an operation method, it is completely cosmetic. The limb lengthening procedure may take some time, but in the end, you can restore your health before surgery and do the sports you want. For many types of sports, you may have to wait up to 1 year after recovery. The key is to be patient, follow your doctor’s instructions, do your exercises and care about your overall health.

Limb length disparency (LLD) is not a problem for everyone, but it is difficult to stay positive when it affects you or someone you know from life to the end. Do not give up! It is important to remember that you are not alone. People all over the world are fighting limb disparency and have come together to form a community of support and understanding. The important thing is to investigate and decide, then all you have to do is hand over to the best limb lengthening surgeon.


The main advantage of the LON method is that the duration of the entire procedure is shortened more than the conventional methods and thus the patient’s comfort is greatly increased. This has a more positive effect on patient psychology due to the early removal of the device. As with a motorized nail, you do not need a wheelchair in the first months. Patients usually start to walk using support from the second day.

When we look at the disadvantages, operation time is longer than conventional operation. The experience of the physician who will undergo surgery will play a more important role. Due to the use of intramedullary nails, prices are slightly higher than conventional methods. Remember that choosing the wrong surgeon and the wrong country will also adversely affect the results.


Leg lengthening surgery is often a very serious issue in many respects. When a patient decides that he wants to have cosmetic surgery – the need for detailed information becomes more important from the very beginning; patients need to fully understand the whole process. In particular, how the surgical procedure will take place and what will happen during the preoperative and postoperative recovery. Limb Lengthening Surgery has become popular and much more common in the last few decades; Methodology and surgical techniques for leg lengthening are constantly updated and revised to meet new innovative developments; provides better height increase and patient comfort.

The prices of the leg-lengthening surgeries are dependant on several factors, including, the doctors, the methods used in this surgery and the postoperative stay, physiotherapy, quality of services and so on. The prices and costs vary accordingly; thus the patient needs to analyze all of these factors before thinking about the surgery.

When we observe the prices of Limb Lengthening in Turkey and the costs of Limb Lengthening surgeries throughout the world, especially in the USA; Dr. Paley takes $97,500 for bilateral femoral lengthening and $109,000 for bilateral tibial lengthening using PRECICE Stryde and Dr. Jacob Rozbruch takes $120,000 using PRECICE. In Germany, prices are € 52,500 for bilateral femoral lengthening and € 55,500 for bilateral tibial lengthening. For both femurs and tibia, prices range from 120,000 € to 160,000 €. Limb Lengthening in Turkey is cost-effective and hygienically, a contrast to other countries, €14,500 external fixator, €17,678 LON method, €36,263 intramedullary nail (PRECICE 2), €49,950 Precice Stryde, €12,000 limb shortening, € 8,500 Limb Discrepancy, € 7,500 Limb Correction Surgery (Bow Legs), € 12,000 Limb Shortening Surgery.

However, there are many doctors in Russia, India, and Pakistan who have been very successful in performing the Leg Lengthening surgical procedure; but unfortunately; they face significant negative reviews, especially for the countries listed above. In general, complaints about the effectiveness of doctors or the hygiene of facilities and the overall quality of service in hospitals. They are not the best country for leg lengthening surgery, unfortunately. In general, medical practitioners or doctors who tend to attract economic bargaining or patients with the lowest price attractiveness; After the surgery is completed and payments are made, they tend to neglect patients in the postoperative stages; A time that is special for any leg extension surgery. So it’s wrong to make a surgery choice in that country just because it’s cheap.

However, for those who think seriously about such a limb lengthening surgery procedure, it should be told that limb lengthening in Turkey has to offer a very balanced option. It means as said before price and cost compared to those in Eastern Europe and facilities and doctors of similar quality to those practicing in Western countries such as Germany, England, France, and the USA; Limb Lengthening in Turkey offers the best surgeon, thus a best of both worlds. According to our medical excellence and our commitment to quality medical services, currently, the world’s highest JCI Turkey to indicate that it has licensed medical institutions and hospitals is remarkable.

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Why you should choose limb lengthening in Turkey?

Limb Lengthening in Turkey is both hygienic, healthy and fits your budget and you are never more frustrated about communication in addition to them. Because there are services such as meeting and welcoming at the airports and transportation from the airport to hotels and hospitals, as well as an English-speaking carer who will help our patients 24/7. You can also socialize with our famous Turkish restaurants, such as historical and touristic visits, boat tours and free tours including meals. You don’t have to worry about supporting devices that will help you move around the hospital. Here you can easily get answers to your questions with free consultation support to doctors and counselors when you are done, even when the patient needs it, even after the lengthening is complete.

    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.

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    • Hello, im very interested in this but i had an acl surgery in my right knee in 2019 will that effect my height surgery in anyway?

    • Hello,
      I would love to know the cheapest cost method, which also has the shortest time needed after surgery? Also, do I have to fly to Turkey from the UK every week for my checkups and X-rays to see that everything is on track? Could you also include the price please, as well as some guarantee of practice or certification?
      Thank you.

    • Hello I am curious what the best option that has shortest time needing external brace. I am 5’6 and would like to gain 3-4 inches. Also please include pricing. Thank you

      • Hello Mr. Blalock,

        The best option that meets your requests is LON Method. This method includes both external device and internal nail. You can lengthen your tibias up to 7 cm and femurs max 8 cm. External devices can be removed about 3-4 months after the surgery. Removal of internal nails usually happens after 1 – 1.5 years of the surgery depending on the condition of the patient’s bones. About costs the message has been sent to your email.

      • Dear Dona,

        Thanks for your comment. Firstly, I’d like to inform you with the operational process. Doctor cuts the bone in the longer leg and removes excessive piece of the bone. The newly cut ends of the bone are stitched together. To provide safe and healthy healing process, the bone has to be fixated via fixator devices:

        • Metal rod – this can be inserted into the bone center and can be removed one year later
        • Metal plate – it is screwed onto the bone

        Also, there are risks in limb shortening surgery. First thing to know is that your height will be shorter than before. But apart from this logical result, there are other risks such as muscle weakness (it is treatable with physiotherapy). According to Holm et al (1994), “Long-term loss of muscle force should be expected after a mid-shaft shortening of the femur of more than 10%”. The other minor risk is non-union of the bone (it may cause pain for a long time until heals completely)

        For a more detailed and personalized consultation, please contact us via WhatsApp: +90 531 988 30 90 or email: [email protected]

        Muhammed from WannaBeTaller

      • Dear David Grey,

        First of all, we would like to thank you for your kind comment and interest in limb lengthening and correctional surgery. Now, Limb Lengthening Surgeries are carried out at hospitals which are JCI certified and at par with western medical practice and guidelines. Tukey offers the best of both worlds with reasonably affordable pricing and western medical practice, Turkey seems to have achieved a fine balance.

        However, countries like India may seem like a bargain option and cheaper; but considering how dangerous and risky a limb lengthening surgery can be and the level of inadequacy at Indian hospitals; we do not advise you to risk your life, in such circumstances.

        Thank you for contacting us; for more information and questions contact us directly at [email protected] or through Phone or Whatsapp: +90 531 988 30 90

        Wannabetaller Team