Limb Lengthening Surgery Doctors and Costs

Limb Lengthening Surgery Doctors and Costs -

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 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; it is vital that patients are 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 risk is still involved. As with external fixator systems, the risk of infections is always present till the fixators are removed; thus without proper care, handling and hygiene routines, such a risk could possibly 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. It is vital that the doctors, hospitals, and medical teams 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 also 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 a comprehensive list of limb lengthening surgery doctors and costs in various countries; so you can choose the best possible lengthening surgery within your budget and reach.

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.

Doctors who perform limb lengthening surgery

Methods applied in limb lengthening operations

Here is a list of Limb Lengthening Surgery Doctors and Costs (Worldwide – Valid for 2020):

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1. Dr. Paley (USA) – $97,500 for bilateral femoral lengthening and $109,000 for bilateral tibial lengthening using PRECICE Stryde.

2. Dr. Jacob Rozbruch (USA) – $120,000 using PRECICE

3. Dr. Shahab Mahboubian (Hollywood CA, USA) – Bilateral femur lengthening (Precise nail) – $70,000, Bilateral tibia lengthening (Precise nail) – $80,000 & Combined tibia and femur lengthening 3-4 weeks apart – $145,000

4. LimbPlastx Institute (Las Vegas) USA – Dr. Kevin Debiparshad – Femur Lengthening Procedure – $75,000 USD & Tibia Lengthening Procedure – $79,000 USD 

5. Dr. Augustin Betz (Germany) – €52,500 for bilateral femoral lengthening and €55,500 for bilateral tibial lengthening (using Betzbone Nail)

6. Dr. Rainer Baumgart (Germany) – €120,000 – €160,000 for both femurs and both tibias

7. Dr. Jean-Marc Guichet (France, Italy) – €52,000 using Guichet Nail

8. Dr. Maurizio A.Catagni (İtaly) – €20,000 external fixator, €55,000 intramedullary nail

9. Dr. Daniele Pili (Italy) – €20,000 external fixator, €55,000 intramedullary nail

10. Dr. Yuksel Yurttas (Turkey-Istanbul) -€13,500 external fixator, €18,000 LON method, €38,000 intramedullary nail (PRECICE 2.2), €54,500 Precice Stryde, €12,000 limb shortening, € 9,000 Limb Discrepancy, € 7,500 Limb Correction Surgery (Bow Legs), € 12,000 Limb Shortening Surgery.

The prices of surgeries by Dr Yuksel include the costs of the following services:
  • Meeting and greeting our patients at the airports
  • Transportation from airport to the hotels & hospitals
  • Accommodation in a 5-star hotel (1 to 3 days)
  • An English-speaking caretaker who will assist our patients 24/7 during hospital stay
  • Complimentary Istanbul tour, including historical and touristic visits, boat tours and meals in our famous Turkish restaurants
  • All necessary medical examinations and tests before the surgical operation
  • 5 to 7 days of hospitalization
  • Physiotherapist’s assistance and all medications are covered, during the patient’s hospitalization
  • Walker, crutches & wheelchair for support & assisted movement (Post-Op)
  • Transportation to the airport upon departure
  • FREE consultation with doctors and consultants whenever the patient’s needs, even after lengthening process has been completed.

The above mentioned prices also include the following costs, in addition to the surgery itself:

  • All hospital charges relating to the operating room and recovery room.
  • Surgeon’s fees.
  • Anesthesiologist’s fees.
  • Surgical assistant’s fees.
  • Hospitalization fees (Internal medicine doctors will be available during the entire hospitalization period).
  • Device removal fee.

12. Dr. Fahri Teymurhanli (Azerbaijan) – €7,500 Ilizarov method, €13,500 LON method (please Contact Us for more info)

13. Dr. Alex Monegal (Spain) – €17,900 external fixator, €30,600 intramedullary nail

14. Donghoon Advanced Limb Lengthening Reconstruction Institute – Dr. Donghoon Lee (South Korea) – Precice 2: 71,000 USD, LATN: 24,000 USD, LON: 27,000 USD

15. Dr. Richard Luzzi (Curitiba, Brazil) – from US$70,000 up to US$110,000

16. Dr. Mitkovich (Serbia) – €9,300 external fixator

17, Dr. Alexander Barinov (Russia) – €13,000 Ilizarov method (covering 3 months’ stay in the hospital)

18, Dr. Mangal Parihar (İndia) – $42,000 PRECICE 2

19, Dr. Manohar Babu (India) – $8,000 LON method

20.Dr. Xia, Dr.Li (China) – €25,000 LATN method


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 to your doctor during 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 which 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 total price?
  • Is 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. Providing bargain surgeries and low-cost attraction, these medical practices are far from what must be desired from a limb lengthening medical center. 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, at the same time 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.

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    • 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: +905331936500 (WhatsApp) or
      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 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 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: +90 533 193 65 00 (WhatsApp) or

      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

      Wannabetaller Team

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