Limb Lengthening Surgery Doctors and Costs

Leg Lengthening Surgery, usually, is one of the most important decisions for a patient to decide, especially considering Limb Lengthening Surgery Doctors and Costs; as the surgery, itself can be a very expensive and costly, process. However, when a patient has decided that they want to undergo the cosmetic surgery – it becomes necessary, for the patients to have access to all details and information from the very start, as it is crucially important for the patients to understand the whole process, from understanding the very surgical process, to booking the surgery and to post-surgery recovery care and handling; amongst other factors to consider. In recent times, as patients have become more aware of the existence, popularity, and economic viability of Limb Lengthening Surgery Doctors and Costs; it has become an essential element to consider for any patient. Especially in the last few decades, as newer surgical devices and techniques are being invented and practiced by numerous doctors around the world; patients must be aware of the costs and surgical processes; which are constantly being updated as newer technology enters, providing for a much less risker, less costly and comfortable patients experience, with limb lengthening surgery.

It is highly important and essential for patients to understand that any surgical treatment and 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, may do so without facing any sort of complication and problems; but it must be kept in mind that some risks are still involved such as bone infection, slow  bone union, and son. For instance, as with external fixator systems, the risk of infection is always present till the fixators are removed; thus without proper care, handling, and hygiene routines, such a risk could materialize and cause unnecessary and avoidable problems for the patients.

Additionally, the most important factor 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; with proper post-operation patient care and handling post-surgical complications, if any. Thus, the most important aspect, after considering the costs and surgical method is the surgical and medical teams and hospital, so that the patients have the best experience with the surgery, from a doctor and medical team who have years of surgical experience with limb lengthening surgery.

Lastly, it must be remembered that cosmetic limb lengthening surgery is, overall, a very expensive treatment for all those patients whose lives have been impacted due to short or limited stature; as the cost of the surgery can become unaffordable for most. Furthermore, medical insurance companies regard limb lengthening surgery as elective or cosmetic surgical procedures; thus, they are not covered by most medical insurance policies. Additionally, most doctors and medical health care providers who perform limb lengthening surgery in the western world, from Europe to the USA, are, in comparison, very expensive and do not provide any medical insurance coverage for the treatment as well; as most consider the surgery as cosmetic or elective treatments and are thus excluded from state or private medical insurance policies. To add to that, the overhead costs in countries like the USA or Europe make the surgery highly expensive, in comparison to Turkey, as comparative costs of hospitals, doctors, medical equipment, and staff are much more.

Hence, in this blog post, 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.

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

> Methods applied in limb lengthening operations

Here is a list of Limb Lengthening Surgery Doctors and Costs (Worldwide – Valid for 2021):

  1. Op.Dr. Hüseyik Kavak (Istanbul, TURKEY) – €14,500 external fixator, €17,768 LON method, €36,263 intramedullary nail (PRECICE 2.2), €49,950 Precice Stryde, €12,000 limb shortening, € 8,500 Limb Discrepancy, € 7,500 Limb Correction Surgery (Bow Legs), € 12,000 Limb Shortening Surgery.
  2. Dr. Paley (the USA) – Bilateral femur lengthening (up to 8 cm of height; cost $97,500 USD, PRECICE-Stryde) / Bilateral tibia lengthening (up to 5 cm of height; cost $109,000 USD, PRECICE-Stryde)
  3. Dr. Jacob Rozbruch (the USA) – $125,000 (Femur or Tibia) / Nail Removal Fee: $20,000 (Femur or Tibia)
  4. Dr. Shahab Mahboubian (Hollywood CA, the USA) – Bilateral femur lengthening (Precise nail) – $75,000, Bilateral tibia lengthening (Precise nail) – $85,000 & Combined tibia and femur lengthening 3-4 weeks apart – $155,000
  5. LimbPlastx Institute (Las Vegas, the USA) – Dr. Kevin Debiparshad – Femur Lengthening Procedure – $75,000 USD & Tibia Lengthening Procedure – $84,000 USD
  6. Dr. Augustin Betz (Germany) – €53,700 for bilateral femoral lengthening and €56,300 for bilateral tibial lengthening (using Betzbone Nail) / REMOVAL for Thigh nails is € 7,200 / REMOVAL for Lower Leg nails is € 7,500
  7. Dr. Rainer Baumgart (Germany) – €120,000 – €160,000 for both femurs and both tibias
  8. Dr. Jean-Marc Guichet (France, Italy) – €52,000 using Guichet Nail
  9. Dr. Donghoon Lee (South Korea) – $37,000 (LON) and $72,000 (PRECICE)
  10. Dr. Franz Birkholtz (South Africa) – $30,000 (External fixators) and $52,000 (PRECICE)
  11. Dr. Maurizio A.Catagni (İtaly) – €20,000 external fixator, €55,000 intramedullary nail
  12. Dr. Daniele Pili (Italy) – €20,000 external fixator, €55,000 intramedullary nail

> The prices of surgeries by Dr. Huseyin include the costs of the following services:

  • Welcoming at the airport
  • VIP transfer throughout the entire process
  • Accommodation in a 5-star hotel for 2 days before the operation
  • Complimentary Istanbul tour (historical places, famous restaurants)
  • All tests and examinations
  • Interpreter who speaks your language during hospitalization (caregiver)
  • 24-hour specialist nurse support
  • Daily doctor checks
  • Daily Physiotherapy checks (increasing mobility, exercise training) during your stay at the hospital
  • Daily dressing, medication, and pain checks during your stay at the hospital
  • Transfer to the hotel by fully equipped ambulance on the day of discharge from the hospital
  • 3 months accommodation in the  Zeytinburnu Hampton Hilton Hotel Hotel (private luxury standard room for each patient)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (Rich kitchen and dining options)
  • Dedicated staff support throughout the day for needs and orders
  • Comprehensive physical therapy program specially prepared a day in a week
  • Weekly doctor follow-up 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 pool, gym, cafe, restaurant
  • Circulation-enhancing, relaxing massage with a certified traditional Chinese medicine practitioner 1 day per week
  • 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

It must be borne in mind that the prices of limb or leg-lengthening surgeries are variable and dependent on the doctors, the choice of surgical method and medical equipment, and the price inclusive services and facilities; which may include post-surgery residence, physiotherapy, transportation, translation services, among others. Thus for any potential patient on their journey to become taller, they must pay attention to these facts and figures.

Here are essential questions to ask your doctor during the consultation and/or doctor’s examination:

  • How many cosmetic limb lengthening surgery has the doctor performed up to date?
  • Which limb lengthening surgical methods do they apply?
  • How many centimeters of lengthening do they recommend for Femur and Tibia?
  • Do their patients need any kind of preparation before leg lengthening surgery?
  • Are accommodation fees included in the total price (for international patients)?
  • Are there any medical conditions that may prevent a potential patient from being accepted for surgery?
  • Have they ever had any patients with complications?
  • Are the costs of corrective treatments and/or operations for any possible complications included in the total price?
  • Are there any preliminary height requirements for cosmetic limb lengthening operations?
  • How much does the surgery cost and which services are included?

Patients must keep in mind that many doctors are renowned for their leg-lengthening surgical treatments in India, Russia, and Pakistan; however, due to inexperience with dealing with post-surgical complications and the quality of the medical facilities; there are many complaints and negative remarks about these countries. These medical practices are far from what must be desired from a limb lengthening medical center, providing bargain surgeries and low-cost attraction. They ignore post-surgical stages, thus risking the patient’s proper road to a successful recovery.

Thankfully, Turkey can be seen as a sensible approach, a middle ground for potential leg lengthening patients, as it offers lower costs than in Europe and the USA while maintaining the same quality of medical services, as patients expect in the Western world. As our commitment to medical excellence and quality of services, it must be noted that Turkey, currently hosts the highest number of JCI-licensed medical institutions and hospitals in the world.

If you are interested in learning more about Limb Lengthening Surgery Doctors and Costs on our website and get an online appointment, you can contact us via WhatsApp or using the Contact Form.

    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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      • Thanks for your question. Patients up to the age of 50 might be eligible under certain circumstances. For patients aged 40-50, we require a bone mineral density test result, to evaluate whether the bone quality is sufficient to recover from such surgery. For detailed info, please contact us: +90 531 988 30 90 (WhatsApp/Telegram/calls) [email protected]

    • Hello,
      I have 3 questions, please.
      1 – Is the price €49,950 Precice Stryde for a) both femurs or for: b) both femurs and both tibias. If not, what would be the cost of all 4 bones elongation with that method?

      2 – Also, since Precise Stryde nails were recalled, how many times/what experience do you have with that method (which I think was launched in 2019). I know the procedure is probably very similar to Precice 2, but would like to know that.

      3 – Aren’t there any risks of unwanted rotation between the 2 bone segments? Because with Elizarov rings one can understand that it seems not possible because there are at least 2 independent points of external fixation but with any intramedulary nails I don’t see any equivalent preventive mechanism.

      Thank you very much!

      • Dear Miguel,
        Thanks for your comment. Let me answer all of your questions one by one;
        1. The total price has been sent to your e-mail.
        2. Our doctor’s been doing limb lengthening surgery for over 20 years. He is well qualified and experienced in this field. Since the cost of Precice Stryde Method and its intramedullary nails are high, our patients mostly do not prefer to choose this method. However, 3 patients have chosen this method so far and had a successful operation.
        3. An external remote controller (ERC) causes rotation of the implant magnet and thus can either lengthen or shorten the nail with sub-millimeter accuracy. So that there isn’t any chance for unwanted rotation risk.
        For more information and personalized consultation please contact us via WhatsApp/Telegram +90 531 988 3090 or e-mail [email protected]
        Wannabetaller Team

    • Hello, I am 5’8 and I would like to be 6’2 or 6’4. Do the surgeons in Turkey speak any English, or do I need to learn the language to communicate and ask health questions ? If I need 2 surgeries, then does the cost cover my stay in between both surgeries, or so I need to return to Turkey 3-4 months later?

      • Hello,

        Thank you for your comment.

        Yes, both the surgeon and our team speak English. You will not need to learn the language, however, our translators will be there to help you if needed :)!

        In order to provide you a better consultation and detailed answers to your other inquiries, kindly contact us via WhatsApp +90 533 988 3090 or e-mail [email protected]

        Wanna Be Taller team – Nour

      • Hello,

        Thank you for your comment.

        With a single limb lengthening surgery, you can gain up to 3 inches.
        Or to be exact:
        1. Femurs (Thighs) : 6 – 8 cms OR
        2. Tibias (Calfs) : 5 – 7 cms

        However, you may even opt to have two limb lengthening surgeries, with a gap of 6 months between the two surgeries and gain upto 6 inches or 12 – 15 cms.

        Please note that the height gains are similar with all 4 methods; internal, external and combination methods. The reason is that the height gain are dependant on the flexibility of the patients leg muscles and nerves.

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

    • Hopefully the surgery will be cheaper in the years to come and more of us will afford to do it , as for now not many people can afford to spend the very expensive costs . I honestly don`t get why is so expensive as it`s only a a few hours surgery and only a few days in hospital . hopefully it will come down to 15-20k in the years to come and i will do both , tibia and femur for 30k euros 🙂 . there are a lot of short people that would want it done so if it was cheaper , a lot more people would do it .

      • Hello, thanks for your comment. Limb lengthening is a process that requires expertise, attention, and care. We cannot compromise on the quality and safe service we offer to our patients by reducing our price below a certain level. Turkey offers one of the most affordable limb lengthening surgeries with top-level quality. We provide a free consultation to anyone who wants to grow taller and we make discounts that will make them reach their dream height. Please feel free to contact us anytime via WhatsApp +90 531 588 3090 / E-mail [email protected]

    • Hello just wondering how many patients has the doctors in Turkey worked on their success rate and if there is a link to any thing that certified this and them to being a well respected hospital ? Also what would the time frame and cost be to have two separate limb lengthening done two separate payments given both are on the femur and tibia for the lon method . Is it even possible to get both bones done at the same time given each procedure is to have a total gain of 3inches each ?
      Thanks In Advance

      • Hello, thanks for your comment. Limb lengthening surgeries have a very high success rate all around the world. Turkey is one of the leading countries in this surgery. We perform our surgeries at the Esencan Hospital, Istanbul.

        We recommend our patients to undergo 2 surgeries with a gap of 6 months. Patients must have good physiotherapy sessions, and do daily exercises during their lengthening and consolidation phases. We follow up our every single patient’s current condition until they fully recover. As soon as you feel you’re ready for the second lengthening surgery, we’ll always be happy to help you reach your goal height.

        Please feel free to contact us anytime via WhatsApp +90 531 988 3090/E-mail [email protected]

    • If i was able to gain 15 cm with LON method how long would it take until removal of the internal and external device.

      And is credit card allowed for the surgery?.

      • It’s possible to gain 15 cm with femur and tibia surgery. You have to wait 6-9 months of recovery time after the first surgery. Devices are removed 2-3 months after surgery depending on your recovery speed.

        We receive payment by bank transfer, bitcoin, or cash.

    • How long does it take to recover from LON surgery. How long do you have to wait until they remove the nail?

      • Dear Sir/Madam,

        Now with an external fixator system like the LON method, generally, the recovery process is as follows:

        LON method- 1 week of hospitalization + 60-80 days of lengthening + 5-6 months of bone healing : total: 8-9 months ( fixator removed 2.5-4 month after the surgery- depending upon your bone healing)

        The patients can start to walk with crutches after the surgery as there are internal nails to support the weight of the limbs. However, the use of assistance, like crutches is advised until your fixators are removed, around the 3-4 month post-surgery. Once, the fixators are removed, you will be able to walk without much assistance and slowly and gradually regain strength as the bones heal completely by the 9 to 10 months, after the surgery.

        After 9 to 12 months of the surgery, you can have the internal nails removed, once the bones have completely healed.

        WannaBeTaller Team

    • Hy,

      i am a guy, 5’11. I would like to get taller 3 inches or around 7 or 8cm. What would be best options?

      I’m from Croatia (Europe), so apparantly Turkey seems most affordable.

      • Dear Sir/Madam,

        Now, with a single limb lengthening surgery, you can gain up to 3 inches, or to be exact:
        1. Femurs (Thighs): 6 – 8 cms OR
        2. Tibias (Calfs) : 5 – 7 cms

        However, you may even opt to have two limb-lengthening surgeries, with a gap of 6 months between the two surgeries and gain up to 6 inches or 12 – 15 cms.

        Now, the doctors practice limb lengthening surgery with 4 methods, each varies in costs, post-surgery recovery time, and patient comfort, and the patients choose which method suits their situation the best. Please note that the height gains are similar to all methods, internal, external, and combination methods. The reason is that the height gain is dependant on the flexibility of the patient’s leg muscles and nerves, not the surgical method or devices.

        For direct consultation, please contact us via WhatsApp on +90 531 988 3090.

        WannaBeTaller Team

    • Do these surgeons specifically in turkey offer some sort of payment plan so you could pay it off maybe in a year rather than a single transaction and do you need to have someone accompany you throughout the full procedure or is this something you could manage yourself (stryde)

      • Thanks for your comment. Depending on the chosen surgery method, there might be a possibility for partial payment plan. For details please contact us: +90 531 988 30 90 (WhatsApp) or [email protected].
        There are patients who come with a caretaker, and those who come alone. We provide equal care and attention to all patients, and arrange a caretaker if needed.

    • Im a female 5’2 and i want to increase my height by 10 cm or 4 inches, how long would the process take through stryde in total, so how long of a break would i need to book off. also what would the price range be around in turkey for cad. also after how long would the removal of the nails be and would they have to be in the same country

      • Dear Alisha Smith,

        Thank you for your kind comments; now I will try to answer your questions one by one:

        1. The average height gains with a single lengthening surgery are:
        a. Femurs: 6 cm to 8 cm
        b. Tibias: 5cm to 7 cms
        Hence you can either opt for a femoral lengthening and aim for a max of 8 to 8.5 cms or opt to have two surgeries; to gain up to 12 – 15 cms; one on your femurs and the other on the tibias. However, it must be noted that a 6-months gap must be observed between both the surgeries as the body needs to recover enough from the first surgical trauma before it can possibly undergo another surgery.

        2. The recovery process of Precice Stryde
        a. 5 days post-surgery hospitalization
        b. 60 to 80 days daily lengthening at the rate of 1 mm per day – during the 4 to 6 weeks, you will start to walk normally, little by little as the Stryde nails could bear the patient’s weight.
        c. After the lengthening is over, the bone consolidation or healing period begins; during which you just have to be careful and not to exert too much pressure on the legs by heavy sports or exercises and regularly attend physiotherapy – This period will last around 5 to 6 months and you can easily return to your daily life during this time.
        d. Once the bone gaps have completely healed by the 9th to 10th month; you can come back to turkey and get the internal Stryde nails removed with minor surgery.

        3. Currently, the Precice Stryde Method is priced at 54,500 Euros; which is roughly about 79,550 CAD.

        Thank you for contacting us; for more information and questions contact us directly at [email protected] or through Phone or Whatsapp: +90 531 988 3090

        Wannabetaller Team

    • Is the LON method from India a great option? It seems the be the most affordable option on the list, but not sure if it’s a safe choice..

      • Dear Christian,

        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 in Turkey are only carried out at JCI approved hospitals and at par with western medical practice and with doctors having years of experience with limb lengthening surgeries and related complications; following strict medical 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, we would not advise going for cheaper options, such as in India where the level of inadequacy at Indian hospitals; we do not advise you to risk your life, in any circumstance. It must be understood this is a major surgery which carries a risk of serious complications; for more information, please visit:

        Furthermore, the LON method is also offered by our doctors in Istanbul, Turkey and we highly advise you to consult with them before you opt for any cheaper and riskier option.

        Thank you for contacting us; for more information and questions contact us directly at [email protected] or through Phone or Whatsapp: +90 531 988 3090

        Wannabetaller Team

    • Hi, what’s the quickest way and fast method to get this surgery I’m 163cm and i want to be 6’4 and how much will it cost in AUD Dollars if I went overseas. Thank you

      • Thanks for your comment. Regardless of the chosen limb lengthening surgery method, max height increase is 7-8 cm for femurs, and 6-7 cm for tibia. If you undergo two surgeries (both femurs and tibia), then it is possible to get something between 12-15 cm. Again independent of the method of choice, getting the aim height takes around 2-3 months. The differences between methods are in comfort, pain levels, and period of keeping the devices on the legs.
        At the moment, prices are as following: Holyfix method – 21800 AUD, LON – 27400 AUD, Precice 2.2 – 56800 AUD, Precice Stryde – 87800 AUD.
        For more detailed info about each of the methods, please contact us: +90 531 988 30 90 (WhatsApp) or [email protected].

        Wannabetaller team

      • Dear David,

        First of all, we would like to thank you for your kind comment and interest in limb lengthening surgery. Now, it must be stated that the doctors that we work with are all exceptional doctors and excellent in Limb Lengthening surgery, especially with the LON method.

        However, depending on several factors, including availability, communication and language skills, and overall patient satisfaction in terms of mental comfort and overall a friendly experience we recommend, Dr. Halil Buldu and Dr. Yuksel Yurtash; and plus that they are available in Istanbul.

        Thank you for contacting us; for more information and questions contact us directly at [email protected]

        Wannabetaller Team

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      Fairly certain he’s going to have a great read.
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