Limb Lengthening Surgery and Postoperative Care Services

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Wanna Be Taller® team is dedicated to working tirelessly to provide you the best assistance, facilities, and care throughout your limb lengthening experience. We constantly endeavor to create a comfortable environment for you so that you have a beautiful experience from the moment you arrive in Istanbul until the time you achieve your desired height. We are always attentive to all your needs from greeting and welcoming you on your arrival at the airport, and the journey to your hotel and the hospital. Our mission is to help you feel at home with us in Istanbul.

Surgery Methods and Features

Here is the list of the limb lengthening surgery methods performed by our surgeons, their features, and prices:

INCLUDED SERVICES IN THE SURGERY COST

  • Meeting our patients at the airport
  • VIP Transportation throughout your entire journey
  • Accommodation in a 5-star hotel for 2 days before the operation
  • An English-speaking caregiver who will assist our patients during a hospital stay
  • A Complimentary Istanbul tour, including historical and touristic visits, boat tour, and meals in famous restaurants
  • Medical examinations before the surgical operation
  • 5-days of hospitalization
  • Physiotherapist’s assistance and related medications during the patient’s hospitalization
  • Walker, crutches & wheelchair
  • Limb Lengthening Patient Kit with 40 pages patient guide
  • FREE consultation with doctors and consultants, whenever the patient needs.
  • All hospital charges relating to the operating room and recovery room.
  • Hospital, Surgeon, Anesthesiologist, Surgery assistant fees.

Step by Step Limb Lengthening Surgery

1. Personalized Patient Consultation

You can contact us via Mail, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, Viber and get FREE consultation service, extensive information about limb lengthening methods, pre and post-surgery procedures and services. We provide free consultation, because we believe you have all the rights to learn everything related to limb lengthening before making a decision and actually proceeding to it. If you want more technical and detailed information about surgical techniques, used materials, devices or just have an online chat with the surgeon we work with, you can book a paid video consultation session by making a request to patient consultation expert.

2. Making a Decision and Reservation Process

After acquiring all information you need, you can make your choices of surgery method, the part of limb you are planning to have operated (femur or tibia for legs, forearm/humerus for arms), plan a date for your surgery, decide whether you are going to stay in Turkey for the duration of treatment or return home after a brief hospital stay. By properly filling out the form provided by our patient consultant, you will let us know about your decisions and preferences. Thus it enables us to provide you the highest quality services in nearest time. If you have difficulties in making choices, you can always contact your patient consultant for further information and guidance.

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3. Visa Application

Patients must apply for a visa/e-visa before coming to Turkey. Applications are usually made online or from embassies. Some citizens of the country are exempt from visas and can enter the country easily for touristic purposes. They are entitled to a total stay of 90 days from the first day of arrival. However, for some, visa procedures can be a bit challenging. In addition to this, procedures and paperwork may take time to collect. In this case, as the Wannabetaller team, we can send you a medical invitation letter from here to shorten your visa procedures a little bit more. Thanks to our membership in the Turkish Service Exporters Association, we are able to send invitation letters to foreign patients officially. For more information, please contact the patient consultant.

4. Preparing for Your Visit to Turkey

It is very important to obtain information about what kind of document you need to enter Turkey. We are able to provide help in getting e-visas/regular visas, or residence permits in case you plan to stay for long periods and your visa doesn’t allow you to do so. It is recommended to book your airplane ticket long before your travel as well so that you do not miss your surgery date due to tickets being sold out on that date.

We have also included a caretaker service in the surgery cost you pay. A caretaker speaking your language will be around whenever you want during your hospital stay.

5. Pre-Operative Examination and Surgery

Our staff will wait for you at the airport. Once you arrive, you will be taken to your 5-star hotel for a good rest. On the next day, you will be taken on a guided city tour to see our beautiful Istanbul city, enjoy local meals and the best sights. Then, the driver will take you to the hospital for taking important tests to make sure you are eligible for this surgery. Test results are usually arranged later on the same day, or on the next day. Finally, you will be taken to the doctor’s clinic to have face-to-face consultation.

When every step before the surgery is completed, a consent form will be presented to be signed by you. Once you give consent for the surgical operation to be performed, you will be taken to the hospital for the surgery.

6. Hospital Process

The hospital where you will have lengthening surgery determines the quality of your surgery. That’s why we work with one of the best hospitals in Turkey for you.

Medical Park which has been serving in the Gaziosmanpaşa district of Istanbul since 2015, has been operating as a modern university hospital since the first quarter of 2018 as a result of its cooperation with Istinye University.

Once your doctor confirms that you are eligible, you are now ready for the surgery. You will be admitted to MedicalPark Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital for about 5 days, which has proven itself with advanced technological facilities, hygienic surgical environments, and advanced health service delivery. During your stay in the hospital, our companion, arranged by us, will accompany you in all matters. The hospital’s Quality Management System was created in line with Joint Commission International (JCI) Accreditation Standards and Ministry of Health Quality Standards in Health

7. Shortly After Surgery

Congratulations on having your limb lengthening surgery successfully! On the next day after surgery, we will provide you a walker to make your first steps (Precice 2.2 method is an exception because you cannot walk for the first 2-2.5 months in this method. You will be gifted a wheelchair to move around). A caretaker will be at hand for your additional needs. After 4-5 days, when you are about to be released from the hospital, your doctor will give necessary instructions about how to make daily distractions (lengthening), how to clean pin sites and change bandages, and what to do to improve your walking and reduce pain. We will double-check to make sure you can do these on your own.

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8. Psychological Counseling Service

Before getting limb lengthening surgery done, it is crystal clear that patients prepare themselves financially and psychologically. Whereas financial issues can be arranged easily, preparing ourselves mentally might not be that simple. As Wannabetaller Team, we provide you psychological counseling service before surgery by our specialist psychotherapist. The aim of it is to be certain what patients expect after surgery and if they have got real expectations. As well as pre-surgery, we make sure to provide it for post-surgery. Since it is major surgery, patients may go through a rough time psychologically. That’s why we offer this service so that the process can proceed healthily.

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9. Dietitian Services

During the lengthening process, one of the most important factors is undoubtedly nutrition. Your psychological state in the process can lead to an unhealthy diet, and this may affect your health negatively. Therefore, as Wannabetaller Team, we offer our dietitian service that the nutritional routines of our patients can be monitored by our dietitian twice a month.

10. Several Months After Surgery

Patients are usually expected to return their daily lives and be able to walk unaided within 4/5 months after the surgery. However, the duration may prolong depending on the recovery process. We would like to give an inspiring real-life experience from one of our patients. He had undergone two surgeries and went back to his normal life. Please visit his Youtube Channel which our patient shares his experience throughout his leg-lengthening journey.

Accommodation & Post-operation Care

We provide patient accommodation, post-operative care, and physiotherapy services at Hampton by Hilton Istanbul. For other accommodation facilities and prices, please visit Accommodation services page.

  • Accommodation + 3 meals/day: € 2100 € 1350
  • Physiotherapy (20 sessions a month): € 400
  • X-rays, tests & examinations
  • Medications
  • Psychologic Counselling Service (Twice a month)
  • Dietitian Services (Twice a month)
  • Fitness, Free WI-FI internet, daily room cleaning, clean towels, and linen changes
  • 24/7 business center use for those who continue their work remotely
  • Activities outside the hotel and special tours for the patients to relax, breathe, and increase their motivation once a month

All inclusive: 2650 €  1,750 €/ per month

Our Gift: Complimentary Istanbul Tour

Istanbul is one of the cities on the must-go list of many people around the world. It is a city rich in both Byzanthian and Ottoman, Christian and Islamic, western and eastern heritage. The fascinating views of the Bosphorus are to die for. Istanbul is a city with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia.

Our dear patient, you are very lucky to visit Istanbul for your treatment! For choosing us, we provide you with a free Istanbul city tour. Together with a friendly guide speaking your language, you will:

  • Visit the landmarks of Istanbul, such as the Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, Galata Tower, and many more
  • Go for an enjoyable boat trip in the waters of the Bosphorus
  • Taste delicious Turkish local meals, appetizers, and desserts

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    • Thanks for your comment. Our surgery prices vary from method to method. Increasing your height up to 15 cm with the help of 2 surgeries will cost double as much as one surgery. Please check Methods menu on our website to learn about methods or prices, also feel free to contact us for free and more detailed consultation: +90 531 988 30 90 (calls/WhatsApp/Telegram), [email protected]

  • Quick question; Will lengthening the tibias correct bow-leg curvature in the limbs? I would imagine the process would at least reduce the curvature of the leg

  • Hello i would like to shorten both of my legs about 3-4 inches for increased function and mobillity and cosmetics too, are you only based in turkey or do you have hospitals that perform limb shortening surgery worldwide?

    and how much would this surgery cost?

    • Hello,

      This kind of surgery allows reducing the height by max. 4-5 cm. More than this amount is not recommended and approved by doctors because doing so may cause blood circulatory system problems.

      We are based in Istanbul, Turkey.

      The cost of limb shortening is 12000 euros.

      Kindly contact us on our whatsapp +90 531 988 30 90 for a detailed consultation.

      Wannabetaller Team-Nour

  • Hello,

    I understand that leg lengthening procedures are performed under general anesthetic. Is a urinary catheter and / or intubation used during the surgery?

    Thank you.

  • Hi, I want to add 3 to 4 inches to my legs using LON method, i.e. 2 inches to Femurs and 1 inch to the Tibius, Can I do that at the same time with the same cost or do I need to have a gap in between?

  • Is standard package included in total price (38000 euros of precise 2)?
    is the fees of 3 star hotel 1250 of whole month or 1 day?

  • How much would it cost to lengthen a leg ? I have one leg a little shorter than the other one, which has been making me real uncomfortable throughout my life ( back pain, one leg being smaller and weak, losing confidence everyday…). So I’m looking forward undergoing surgery to regain smile. Your response will really means a lot for me. Thanks

    • Hello Mr.Mitchell;

      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.

  • I’m 5″ 5′. I Wanna add 10 cm more in my height. That’s why I’m considering 2 surgery, i prefer Lon method. Do you it is safe for 2 surgery?
    And i Wanna stay there in Turkey during lengthing period, can you guys arrange normal accommodation near hospital and how much it would cost??

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      Now, Now, with a single limb lengthening surgery, you can gain up to 3 inches or 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. Hence, after you have your first LON surgery on either your femurs or tibias; after you get the LON fixators removed around a 4-5th month; you can opt to have the second surgery.

      Furthermore, we do offer standard residence package for our patients, which includes the following:

      Standard package:
      · Accommodation at a 3-star hotel including 3 meals per day: 1250 euro
      · Physiotherapy (1 session per week): 120 euro
      · X-rays: 150 euro
      · Medications: 80 euro
      Total monthly costs: 1600 euro/month

      WannaBeTaller Team

  • I have a 25-years old son who hasrelatively log torso. He is considering taking arm lengthening to make a normal balance (his wingspan is 175cm while his height is 180cm).
    I know lengthening humerus is reasonable procedure to take, but he is more concerned about his forearms shortening.
    Is there any way that he can receive forearm lengthening. It will be really helpful to find out if he has a solution as it has become a very serious problem to him. It has become suicidal and he is really on the edge. Please help us.

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      Now, we also replied to your concern via email. It must be remembered that forearms lengthening is rather difficult then humerus; however, Dr. Ozgur is of the view that it is possible with external fixators device. Secondly, the patient can gain up to 3-4 cms on his forearms; with a total recovery time of 6 to 8 months. The surgical cost for bilateral (Both) forearms lengthening will be 9,000 Euros.

      WannaBeTaller Team

  • dear wanabetaler … i wanna know if its possible to have both tibia and femur surgery at the same time

    • Dear Perry James,

      First of all, we would like to thank you for your kind comment and interest in limb lengthening and correctional surgery. Now, it must be stated that it is highly NOT recommended pursuing simultaneous limb lengthening for both the tibia and femurs at the same time.

      There are several reasons for this, primarily, the human body can so much trauma and with both limbs simultaneously surgical broken; the risk of fat embolisms and non-unification increases. Due to these concerns, the doctors recommend at least 5 to 6 months wait period between the surgeries, so that once there is significant bone consolidation on the first pair of bone, then the second pair could be safely operated on.

      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

    • Hallo there!
      I want to ask you couple of questions.
      Are you removing the nail after full bone recovery,and is there aditional payment for this surgery?
      Is the choice of a bone important if you want to add like 6sm….is it gonna be aestetical,or its better to make a surgery on bouth bones for 3sm?
      After the full bone recovery the patient can go back to training?

      • Dear Stilian,

        Now, I will answer your questions one by one:

        1. Yes, the doctors do perform nail removal surgery and the cost of the surgery is 750 Euros

        2. Usually, patients prefer to lengthen the femurs, as they are naturally longer and can gain up to 6 cms; but those who choose to lengthen both usually do 6 cms on the femurs and 5 cms on the tibias, for a more natural aesthetic.

        3. Yes, Once the bones heal completely, the patients can return to all sports and gym exercises, as they sued to before the surgery.

        WannaBeTaller Team

        WannaBeTaller Team

  • Do you provide a 24/7 caretaker who lives with the patient during the recovery phase in turkey … i want to come alone to have the surgery?

    • Dear Rahul,

      First of all, we would like to thank you for your kind comment and interest in limb lengthening surgery. Now, the packages that we provide already includes a caretaker for your comfort during your daytime activities after the surgery. However, if you’re looking for a 24/7 caretaker to be with you after the surgery, you can write to us and we can arrange, accordingly, but at an added cost.

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

      Wannabetaller Team

  • Hello. I’m thinking of having limb lengthening surgery next year. I’d prefer to do it with LON method. But before doing the surgery I wanna ask you some questions. How soon can I walk normally without any restrictions? E.g. how long will it take me to be able to use public transports? Do you provide patients with a caretaker or should I take my family member or friend with me?

    • Hello,

      Firstly I would like to thank you for your comment. Now to answer your first question, with the LON method the recovery times can be between 3 to 5 months. And, usually, a patient can start to walk during the distraction phase, after the initial surgical recovery; as the Internal embedded nail can support the weight of the patient. However, little by little as your distraction phase is finishing, you can start to walk more and more. Once the devices are removed after 4 to 5 months you can return to your normal life and use public transportation again. And to answer your second question, it is always recommended to have a family member or friend as support; however, we can also provide you with an English speaking caretaker for you as well.

      For a more detailed and personalized consultation, please contact us via Phone or WhatsApp: +90 531 982 82 99 or email: [email protected]

      Regards
      Abdul from Wannabetaller Team