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Limb Lengthening Surgery and Post-Operative 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 surgeon, their features, and prices:

Limb Lengthening Surgery Methods and Features

Included Services in the Surgery Cost

  • Meeting our patients at the airport
  • VIP Transportation throughout your entire journey
  • Accommodation in a 4-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

Limb Lengthening Surgery Personalized Patient Consultation

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.

Please visit Personalized Patient Consultant page for more detail.

Limb Lengthening Surgery Checklist

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.

Please visit Personalized Patient Consultant page for more detail.

Visa Application

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.

Please visit Turkey Visa Assistance page for more detail.

Health Tourism Guarantee Insurance

4. Health Tourism Guarantee Insurance

If you wonder what this insurance is for or how it may help you, it is the first health insurance that is prepared for patients from abroad who come to Turkey for health tourism to cover the patient’s complication expenses after the surgery if it happens. Thanks to this insurance policy, if revision surgery is needed due to the possibility of a complication for foreign patients, or Turkish patients that live in a different country, after the surgery, it is securitized.

Please visit Health Tourism Guarantee Insurance page for more detail.

5. 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.

Please visit Pre-Operative Procedures page for more detail.

6. Pre-Operative Examination and Surgery

Our staff will wait for you at the airport. Once you arrive, you will be taken to a quality hotel where you can enjoy a comfortable and high-standard stay. 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.

Please visit Pre-Operative Procedures page for more detail.

7. Hospital Process

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

Once your doctor confirms that you are eligible, you are now ready for the surgery. You will be admitted to BHT Clinic Istanbul Tema 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, your caretaker whom arranged by our company, will accompany you in all matters. To be noted, most private hospitals’ Quality Management System in Turkey were created in line with Joint Commission International (JCI) Accreditation Standards and Ministry of Health Quality Standards in Health.

Please visit Hospital Process and Surgery page for more detail.

8. 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.

Please visit Hospital Process and Surgery page for more detail.

Physiotherapy Service

9. Physiotherapy Service

Physiotherapy is quite significant in the course of the lengthening process. At least 4-5 physiotherapy sessions should be taken per week for the first 2 or 3 months after the surgery. The doctor should be consulted about how many physio sessions should be taken in the following months. As Wannabetaller Team, we provide this service in the best way for our patients. During your stay here, your recovery progress will proceed more efficiently and healthily with the help of our experienced physiotherapist.

Please visit Physiotherapy page for more detail.

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.

Ezgi Tanıl

11. 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.

Please visit Additional Services page for more detail.

Dietitian Services

12. 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.

Please visit Additional Services page for more detail.

Accommodation & Post-operation Care

We provide patient accommodation, post-operative care, and physiotherapy services at Days Hotel by Wyndham Esenyurt. For other accommodation facilities and prices, please visit Accommodation services page.

  • Accommodation + 3 meals/day
  • Personalized Physical Therapy
  • 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: 4,550$ 3,580$/ per month

(3 month-package: 10,540$)

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

Our Certificates

HIB Membership Wannabetaller

HIB Membership Certificate

International Health Tourism Authorization Certificate

International Health Tourism Authorization Certificate

A Group Travel Agency

A Group Travel Agency

Leave a Reply

Mfundo Nxele 2024-03-25 10:45:28

Is it possible to do both femur and tibia lengthening at the same time?

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Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2024-03-25 11:42

Hello, our surgeon does not perform quadrilateral lengthening surgeries due to their high risk. Such procedures can pose a significant risk of embolism and require prolonged anesthesia, which can cause multiple traumas to the legs. Therefore, it is ideal to schedule a second limb lengthening surgery at least 6 to 12 months after the initial procedure. He prefers giving a gap of 6 to 12 months between leg lengthening surgeries for several reasons. Firstly, it allows the bone to heal and form a strong callus, providing stability during lengthening and reducing complications. Secondly, it gives time for the surrounding soft tissues to recover from surgery-related stress, preventing potential complications. Thirdly, it helps avoid problems like infection, nerve damage, and poor bone consolidation that might occur if the second surgery is rushed. The gradual lengthening process also allows the bone to adapt effectively, leading to better outcomes with reduced fracture risk. Lastly, the recovery time enables patients to undergo thorough physical therapy and rehabilitation, ensuring better preparation and increased comfort for the subsequent surgery, thus improving overall well-being and pain management. Regards, WBT - Medzonia.

josh stirnemann 2024-02-26 11:23:16

Hi, I was curious if you have a cosmetic shortening surgery? And the prices if you do. Thank you.

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Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2024-02-27 13:01

Hello, yes we do offer limb shortening. Detailed info will be sent to your email address. Regards, WBT - Medzonia.

Adis 2023-11-25 01:15:07

how much increase can you expect for the amount you lenghten and how is this different for femurs and tibias? Say I lenghtened with LON 8 cm on femurs and 6 cm on tibias. Will my height change exactly 8 cm and 6 cm gain or lower? What\'s the average error for femurs and tibias?

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Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2023-11-27 15:48

Hello, thanks for your comment. With a single procedure, it is possible to increase up to 8 cm (approximately 3 inches) in the femur and up to 7 cm (about 2.76 inches) in the tibia. These are the maximum limits that are considered safe, and it is generally not recommended to exceed them for health and aesthetic reasons. Regards, WBT.

Ahmad Akbar 2023-11-07 04:18:23

is the procedure is painful and what if there is a complication post surgery

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Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2023-11-07 13:03

Hello, limb lengthening can be a painful process, but the level of pain can vary depending on several factors such as the type of lengthening procedure, the patient's pain tolerance, and how well they manage their pain. To manage pain during limb lengthening, doctor prescribes pain medication, offer physical therapy to strengthen the muscles surrounding the affected limb, and provide psychological support to help patients cope with the discomfort and anxiety associated with the process. If you would like to get more insights, please visit our blog on this topic: https://wannabetaller.com/pain-after-limb-lengthening-surgery/ While any surgical procedure carries some risks such as infection, issues with bone healing, or muscle contractures, the likelihood of paralysis is extremely low, especially when an experienced surgeon is at the helm. At our clinic, rest assured that a highly specialized surgeon will conduct your operation, significantly reducing the possibility of any complications with the support of our expert team. For an in-depth look at the risks and how we manage them, visit: https://wannabetaller.com/complications-and-risks-in-limb-lengthening-surgery/ Best regards, WBT.

Andrew 2023-10-19 06:19:19

Hello, I’m interested in the LON method. I am unsure if to lengthen tibia or femur, how do I decide? Also, how long after surgery is internal device removed? Thanks!

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Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2023-10-26 14:52

Hello, during the face-to-face consultation, the doctor will discuss the body ratio and proportionality over the X-ray images and the best decision regarding these will be made by the doctor. He will give you an estimated elongation you should achieve in order to keep the balance in proportion and which segment to go for would be ideal. Additionally, internal nail removal ideally can be done 1 - 2 years after the main surgery once the bone fully heals. Regards, WBT.

Alex 2023-10-01 15:55:47

Hello, I’m 183 cm and want to get lengthened to 195 cm. My first question is, is the tibia and femur both lengthened at the same time or are they done in separate surgeries? My second question, I’m a pretty active person and like to run, will I be able to run again after full recovery?

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Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2023-10-03 11:56

Hello, thanks for your comment. Firstly, with a single surgery, you can increase your height by up to 8 cm (3 inches) by lengthening the femur bone and 7 cm (2.76 inches) by lengthening the tibia bone. These limits are considered safe, and it's not recommended to exceed them for the sake of your health and maintaining proportionality. Our doctor does not perform quadrilateral surgery because it is too risky. For example, it carries a high risk of embolism, requires prolonged anesthesia, and can result in multiple injuries to the legs. Therefore, it is best to wait ideally 6 to 12 months after the first surgery before considering a second limb lengthening procedure. After the bone fully solidifies and heals, the new bone becomes as strong as any other bone in the body. It doesn't get weaker or worse with time. Patients can freely return to engaging with the physical activities they enjoyed prior to the surgery. You will thus be able to engage in all the physical activities you enjoyed prior to the operation. Regards, WBT.

tom 2023-09-21 19:19:05

Hello, I would like to lengthen 10 cm with two lon methods at the same time, for example 4 in the tibia and 6 in the fibula or however works best. How long would it be for recovery and price? I am very interested

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Wanna Be Taller - Makbule2023-09-22 14:37

Hello, thanks for your comment. With a single surgery, you can gain up to 8 cm (3 inches) from Femur, and 7 cm (2.76 inches) from Tibia. These are the maximum safe limits and it is not advised to exceed them in terms of health and proportionality. Quadrilateral surgery is not performed by our doctor because it is too risky. For example, there is a high risk of embolism, and long duration of anesthesia and there can be multitrauma in the legs. Thus, the second limb lengthening surgery can be done ideally 6/12 months after the first surgery. As the prices change, it can be hard to state an estimate quote for the whole procedure. Detailed information regarding the surgery methods, current quotes, services we provide will be sent to your email address. Regards, WBT.

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