FAQ ABOUT LIMB LENGTHENING SURGERY
Since many people are not satisfied with their height and consider it an obstacle, short stature is mainly a result of genetic factors. Other factors also play a role in this matter. Some may prefer to use non-surgical treatments like hormonal treatments, yet the scientifically proven, most effective and permanent treatment is limb lengthening surgery, in which the patient’s long bones in their lower extremities are elongated and distracted by a lengthening device, offering a permanent solution and helping the patient to overcome all personal, social, or professional obstacles.
There are many methods used to lengthen the upper and lower limbs, but the most preferable and suitable methods for cosmetic lengthening are the lon and precice2.2 methods. While the lon method is combined by using an external manual fixator with an internal nail, the precice2.2 method is a totally internal method utilising an intramedular lengthening device without the need for an external device. That’s the reason for making it the most preferable method for lengthening. The lon method is the second most popular method for cosmetic lengthening.
When it comes to the cost of the surgeries the main factor is the price therefore the estimated cost of a LON method surgery is 16850 USD and for the precice2.2 method is 39850 USD
The eligibility and to undergo a limb lengthening surgery successfully, There are the main determinants. Such as The patient having a stable state of both physiological and psychological health, not suffering from chronic illnesses or diseases that may jeopardize the operation itself, or the healing process results in an age in which his growth plates are fully consolidated which enables the patient to undergo the surgery and some other aspects to determine whether the patient is ready for the surgery or not.
Turkiye is considered the international capital for cosmetic surgeries including limb lengthening surgery by providing a high level and standards of medical care and quality and experienced medical staff next to very competitive prices that are quite attractive, basically joining the best of the two worlds as in quality and experience on one hand and convenient prices on the other
For those who have short status as a problem affecting many aspects of their lives professionally, personally, and socially, it is a life-changing and enhancing step to take, and it is without any doubt worth it
While pain respect differs from person to person, generally the patients have pain after the surgery which is dealt with by painkillers according to the degree of the pain that the patient is experiencing. the pain normally decreases gradually, and most of it fades in the first couple of weeks
Patients normally start to go back to their normal life and daily activities after the end or the lengthening phase by a short period of time that generally is within 1 to 2.5 months , yet the patients also remain active during the lengthening phase and are able to move around and proceed their basic daily activities
While lengthening may vary from one person to the other according to some variants such as muscles, nerves, and tendon ability to extend with the daily extending length of the bone they are related to, although the scientific and medical safe amount of lengthening for each the femur [upper leg, thighs] is between 6 to 8 cm while for the tibia and fibula [lower legs, shins] is 5 to 7 cm.
Any minor or major surgery naturally has its risks or side effects, and when it comes to limb lengthening surgery some risks are related to the nature of the patient’s body such as short hamstrings or slow a bone union which are treatable, but risks related to the surgery itself are not common for surgeons who have enough experience in this kind of surgeries
Patients may find their motion range restricted straight after limb lengthening surgery but with the help of a well planned physical therapy program they regain their mobility range gradually and go back to their normal rang of motion in a short period after they finish the rehabilitation\bone lengthening period
While some countries provide limb lengthening surgery for exceptional and suitable prices they lake the quality and integrity of efficient and experienced staff and medical standards, other countries provide a high level of medical service with matching expensive prices that only a small percentage of a patient may be able to afford it, mixing the best of both worlds Turkiye is considered the first and best choice for the such procedure because of its trained and experienced medical personnel and its competitive prices which are equal to a fracture of the prices in other countries
The recovery of any operation is mainly related to two main factors, which are first the efficiency and success of the surgeon and second, the response and healing ability of the patient’s body to interact with the postoperative rehabilitation.
Patients are expected to walk with the help of a walker within the first week during therapy sessions after the surgery, and gradually gain a wide range of motion and to walk without any aid after approximately 2,5 months of the device removal surgery for the LON method and after 2 months of reaching the expected length with the Precice method.
During the distraction phase, patients are required to give partial weight bearing and walk in a controlled manner (LON patients). Precice patients are not allowed to stand and walk more than 20 minutes a day because the Precice nails have got a limited weight-bearing capacity. It is crucial to have the patients walk a day after the surgery in order to circulate the blood circulation in the legs and prevent some potential health problems such as pulmonary embolism. Walking without any assistance can be expected 4/5 months after the first surgery, however, the time may prolong depending on the amount of achieved elongation and recovery progress.
Working with the first official institute confirmed by the ministry of health to perform cosmetic limb lengthening surgeries in Turkey is an advantage that no other competitors obtain. Being the first naturally leads us to be the most experienced with limb lengthening surgeries, which enables us not only to understand all the medical needs of the patients but provide them with those needs at the highest levels possible. For those reasons and many others, we are naturally in a position of high responsibility towards the full trust of our patients. The trust we have never failed.
During the distraction phase, patients are required to give partial weight bearing and walk in a controlled manner (LON patients). Precice patients are not allowed to stand and walk more than 20 minutes a day because the Precice nails have got a limited weight-bearing capacity. It is crucial to have the patients walk a day after the surgery in order to circulate the blood circulation in the legs and prevent some potential health problems such as pulmonary embolism. Walking without any assistance can be expected 4/5 months after the first surgery, however, the time may prolong deondşng on the amount of achieved elongation and recovery progress.