Leg Lengthening Surgery in Turkey

528 patients in over 23 years with 1 doctor and 5 techniques.



    – Lengthening begins 4 -5 days after the surgery 
    – Lengthening takes 2-3 months (Standard Rate: 1 mm / per day. For example, takes 2 months to 6 cm, and 7 cm takes 70 days) depending on desired height increse target 
    – EXTERNAL devices remain on the legs untill the bones are fully consolidated (this is an additional 6-9 months, which is dependent on bone regeneration speed)
    – Total time spent on the external devices: 9-12 months
    – the entire period of fixation, although with Difficulties and limitations

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    All Prices are valid till 1 Apr 2020

    Limb Lengthening Surgery and Services

    Moreover, for a thorough, healthy and smooth limb lengthening experience, we provide the following facilities are imcluded in the Limb Lengthening Surgery and Services packages we offer our patients; these are inclusive in the total price of the surgical package:

    Meeting and greeting our patients at the airports

    Transportation from airport to hotel & hospital and back when leaving

    Accommodation in a 5-star hotel (1 to 3 days)

    An English-speaking caretaker who will assist our patients 24/7

    A Complimentary Istanbul tour, including historical and touristic visits, boat tours and meals in our famous Turkish restaurants

    All necessary medical examinations before the surgical operation

    5 to 7 days of hospitalization

    Physiotherapist’s assistance and all medications are covered, during the patient’s hospitalization

    Walkers, crutches & wheelchairs

    Transportation to the airport upon departure

    FREE consultation with doctors and consultants, whenever the patient’s needs, even after lengthening process has been completed.

    Device removal surgery cost is 750 eur and is NOT included in total cost.

    It is important to notify our patients that this stated price also includes the following costs, in addition, to the surgery itself:

    All hospital charges relating to the operating room and recovery room.

    Surgeon fees.

    Anesthesiologist fees.

    Surgery assistant fees.

    Hospital fees (Internal medicine doctors will be available during the entire hospitalization period).

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    Please note that there is a very limited time to book your surgical package, this year, as there are an increased number patients and limited time slot availability of our doctors and medical practitioners. We always try to accommodate & supports all our patients the best we can, enforcing our commitment in providing the best quality of services to our patients.

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    A Gift from Us: FREE & COMPLIMENTARY ISTANBUL TOUR!
    Knowing that most of our patients are in Turkey for the first time, we want you to remember this experience forever. A guided tour of the most beautiful sights of Istanbul with your own personal translator. We hope that this gesture will help you relax and charge you with positive energy before you proceed to the surgery that will transform you forever.

    Accommodation After Discharging

    If you want to be close to the doctor and feel more comfortable after the limb lengthening surgery, we will perform the necessary placement procedures for you to have a healthy lengthening process in 4 or 5 star hotels depending on your preference. We will provide you with information about how long you need to stay at hotel before you travel. We offer 2 packages that include: stay at hotel (depending on your preference), meal – 3 times in a day, wound dressing, physiotherapy and regular check-ups.

    Transportation and Accommodation

    When you decide to visit our hospital and come to Istanbul, we will be waiting for you at the airport to welcome and greet you. You will then be acquainted with the hospital staff and the doctors and will get detailed information about your surgery, post-surgery period. We are a dedicated team, who understand the who takes care of each and every aspect of our patients Limb Lengthening journey. Plus our friendly staff makes sure that you will fall in love with our medical teams, caring doctors, and friendly staff..

    Housekeeping

    Housekeeping staff will come to your room each day to clean. If you are asleep or the timing is inappropriate they will come back later or the next day.

    Private and Comfortable Patient Rooms

    Our patient rooms are well equipped to ensure your hospital stay is as comfortable as possible. Each room is equipped with a television. You can have a good time with your companion (if you have) in a private room, you will be able to freely use our multimedia services (TV, Internet).

    Calling Your Nurse

    A button to call your nurse is located at your bedside. When the button is activated the nursing station is alerted that you need assistance. A staff member will respond to your signal as soon as possible. Also, each bathroom has an emergency nurse call button.

    Bed and Bed Rails

    For your convenience, beds can be adjusted electronically. Control panels are located at your bedside. Your nurse will explain how the controls work. For your protection and safety, there may be times when the side rails on your bed will be raised. If the rails are up on your bed, please press the nurse call button for help before trying to get out of the bed.

    Hospitalization

    We will accompany you in your (and your companion or family members) hospitalization procedures and pre-operative examinations in order to make you feel psychologically comfortable. The average length of a hospital stay for limb lengthening surgery is 5 days. In order if you demand to stay more, you can stay in our hospital for 2 more days. We are happy to serve you in whatever that you may require, so that you achieve your targets comfortably.

    Patient Meal Service

    Your diet is an important part of your recovery. Our goal is to provide you with an enjoyable dining experience while at the facility. Our menus offer wholesome, nourishing and well-balanced meals. If you are on a special diet prescribed by your physician, you will receive meals tailored to those specific needs. Your meal may be delayed if you are scheduled for a special test or treatment. Whenever possible, your meal will be served soon after your test or examination is complete. If not, please inform a member of your care team. We hope you will enjoy our high-quality food service.

    Individual patient counselling

    You will always be able to get in touch with your patient counselor in your mother tongue in order to solve problems with follow-up of procedures, appointments or any other problems. We will do our best to make you as one of us and not get any feeling of being a foreigner in our country.

    Postoperative follow-up

    A successful surgical operation always requires a successful follow-up. The nurse who will help your during post-op period will come to visit you at hotel and provide necessary health checks. If need be or desired by you, your nurse will perform your wound dressing procedures, in person. You will also be provided with the necessary medical examinations under your doctor’s supervision at a predetermined time intervals.

    Physical therapy and rehabilitation

    We realize the importance of regular physiotherapy after limb lengthening surgical procedures, thus acknowledge the fact that many of our patients would require help and assistance, in this regard. Therefore, we provide for our patients with, physical therapeutic sessions at our world class physical therapy centers, or if our patients wish to have their privacy, we would gladly provide more personalized session, which may take place at their hotel without any exhaustion, and we will always make necessary adjustments for your comfort and convenience, which is always our primary priority.

    Your health is our most important priority. Hence we are always negotiating with doctors and medical professionals, so we could provide you with the best services possible. We hope to see you smiling and joyful with your new stature and height, this is the only reason which makes our efforts worthwhile, making our team happy!

    For detailed information about our Limb Lengthening Surgery and Services packages, plus financial arrangements you can contact us on WhatsApp or by using Contact Form:

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    Hotel

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    Hotel 3

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    Services and Costs

    MEDICAMENTS: Medicaments in Turkey are generally affordably priced.

    Monthly average costs: 20-80 euro

    Physiotherapy: In the period after limb lengthening surgery, individual physiotherapy service is provided at patient’s hotel with assistance from our experienced physiotherapists.

    Price per session: 30 euro

    X ray: Usually needed once or twice in a month.

    Price per x-ray:  70 euro

    Food: Turkish cuisine is known as 3rd tastiest in the world. Also, you can easily order your dinners and suppers via phone or mobile app.

    Average cost per serving: 1.5-7 euro.

    Device removal surgery: 1 day hospital stay, X-ray, Medicaments

    Cost: 750 euro

    LEG LENGTHENING SURGERY DOCTOR

    OUR DOCTORS yuksel yurttash

    Assoc. Prof. Dr Yuksel Yurttash

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    FAQ

    What kind of Leg Lengthening Surgery methods exist?

    There are Ilizarov, Holyfix, LON/LATN, Precice methods which are used in limb lengthening surgery. LON is currently the most preferred method by our patients due to its short recovery period and relatively low price. However, Precice is much safer, more comfortable and less risky method, although it can be pricey for some patients. For detailed information, please visit Limb Lengthening Surgery Methods

    How many centimeters can I gain with Leg Lengthening Surgery?

    For cosmetic reasons, it is preferable not to lengthen over 6-8 cm per segment. We believe that safety needs to come first. There is no point in trying to lengthen 10 cm per segment.  If a patient desires to lengthen 10-14 cm, it is preferable to do 5-7 cm on tibia then 6-8 cm on femurs independently rather than to lengthen 10 cm on one section. The flexibility of your legs is also important. The more flexible your legs are, the more relaxed you will be during the lengthening.

    Can I get back my pre-surgery health?

    Although this is an operation method, it is completely a cosmetic method. Limb lengthening procedure may take some time, but eventually you can get back your pre-surgery health and do sports that you want. For many sports types, you may have to wait up to 1-1.5 years after recovery. The key is to be patient, stick to the instructions of your LL doctor, take physiotherapy sessions and care about your overall health.

    How many scars are formed on the legs after surgery?

    Scars that are formed on the legs after surgery depend on the method of operation. The most scars occurs in the ilizarov method and the least occurs in the internal fixation method. As a matter of fact, these scars can be reduced and became unnoticeable by aesthetic methods.

    How can I become shorter (decrease my height)?

    It is actually possible to become shorter with limb shortening surgery. You can become up to 4-5 cm shorter with this surgery. For more info about this surgery feel free to contact us.

    After limb lengthening surgery, do you get to a point when your legs handle pressure like normal people who can run and play football?

    After bones have consolidated and become strong enough, and the muscles have been adjusted and strengthened sufficiently by physiotherapy and exercises, it is possible to do any kind of sports, including football, heavy weight lifting, martial arts etc.

    How painful is leg lengthening surgery?

    Pain is a very individual thing in limb lengthening, but most patients have the most pain in the first week or so after the effect of anesthesia goes away.  This difficult period can be overcome with the help of painkiller pills and injections. As time passes, pain fades away and it is usually minimal on the 2–3 rd weeks.

    How much does doctor consultation cost?

    Consultation with doctor is free of charge.

    Is any kind of preparation needed before limb lengthening operation?

    It is recommended to do stretching exercises, go swimming etc. in order to increase the flexibility of leg muscles. Besides physical preparation for surgery, it is equally important to prepare yourself psychologically. It can be beneficial to have conversations with those who already had LL surgery. You may also want to watch and read about the experiences of our LL patients

    Hasan’s video diary

    My reflection for having limb lengthening surgery (Michael from Australia)

    What are the difficulties of this surgery?

    You will be in bed the first day. 2nd day you can use walker  and do your needs. Depending on your situation you will spend 3-5 days at the hospital. You have to be patient for the first two months after the operation. Because every day you will be 1 mm longer. With time, there may be tension  on your legs. But this is temporary. After the lengthening  is over, the pain is reduced and the tension ends.

    How much does Limb Lengthening Surgery cost?

    After deciding to have a lengthening surgery, you should be very careful about your choice of doctor and method. You can make the right decision for yourself by examining the doctor, patient’ diaries and method information in detail. You can  contact us by clicking

    What are the risks associated with limb lengthening surgery?

    Contrary to popular belief, limb lengthening surgery has less percentages of risk compared to many surgical procedures. One of the possible complications are non-union or slow union of bones which may be a reason for another operation to correct this. Moreover, there is a very tiny probability of serious infection. Minor infection on the surface is seen in many patients and it is quite treatable without causing serious problems. We must note that since it is an internal method, Precice has lower infection risks compared to other methods.

    Can I walk with a device on my legs?

    You can walk at home or get out to walk with devices on your legs. It is advisable to walk as long as it is not too extreme. At the same time, you can also do your works that you do not need much to stand up.

    Can I come to Turkey for limb lengthening surgery from abroad?

    Yes of course. We see enormous interest from various places of the world, especially from the US, UK, Saudi Arabia, Canada etc. Since high quality limb lengthening operations and post-op services are very expensive in most of these countries, Turkey appears to be a good choice by means of both reasonable price and high quality. Similarly, from countries such as Indonesia, India, Cambodia and Azerbaijan there are many people interested in leg lengthening surgery in Turkey.

    After undergoing LL surgery, our patients from abroad can return home after staying in hospital for 5-7 days and continue the procedure from their own country, or they can request for accommodation close to the hospital and get help from us. Those who stay far away can have check-ups and send the results and images via WhatsApp for doctor evaluation.

    Does leg lengthening cause body disproportion?

    Cosmetic limb lengthening surgery and the following distraction process is and must be done within safe and acceptable limits. These maximum limits are 7–8 cm for femur, and 6–7 cm for tibia. If a patient doesn’t have already too thin and/or unusually long legs, then this amount of leg length increase is not likely to cause body disproportion. Up to now, none of our limb lengthening patients have had a complaint in this regard.

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