Limb Lengthening Surgery Doctors and Costs

Limb Lengthening Surgery Doctors and Costs -

Limb Lengthening Surgery Doctors and Costs

Leg Lengthening Surgery, generally, is a very serious matter in many aspects, especially considering Limb Lengthening Surgery Doctors and Costs; as the surgery can be a very expensive and costly undertaking. However, when a patient decides that they want to undergo cosmetic surgery – the need for detailed information becomes even more crucial, from the very start; the patients’ needs to completely understand the whole process. Especially, how the surgical process would take place and what will happen pre-surgery, during the surgery and post-surgical recovery. As Limb Lengthening Surgery Doctors and Costs are becoming popular, economical and much more common than the last few decades; the methodologies and surgical techniques are constantly being updated and revised to meet with new innovative developments; providing better height gains and patient comfort.

Normally, any surgical procedure is a very serious matter and all surgeries do carry risks. Although, most patients, usually who undertake cosmetic limb lengthening surgery, undergo without any complications; even though, limb lengthening surgery is overall considered as a riskier surgery. As the risk of infection with external fixator systems is always present and without proper hygiene and care of the fixator, complications arising from infections can become a problem. Furthermore, it is highly advisable that such Limb Lengthening surgical procedure, always be carried out by an experienced doctor, hospitals and proper post-operative care is always necessary. Most importantly, it is always advisable that you opt for the best surgical teams, especially the doctor who has had a vast array of surgical experience.

It must be borne in mind, cosmetic limb lengthening surgeries are one of the most expensive cosmetic surgical procedures, currently; hence surgery costs are not most commonly affordable for everyone whose lives are affected by limited stature. Furthermore, medical practitioners, performing such cosmetic surgical procedures in the USA and European countries are generally very expensive as most cosmetic surgeries are almost never covered by medical insurance and private medical care, which is generally very expensive in the western world. 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.

However, before having a glimpse at the limb lengthening surgery doctors and costs available worldwide; we would like you to consider taking a glance at our Doctor, Medical teams, the 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):

leg lengthening price

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Dr. Ozgur Karakoyun (Turkey-Istanbul) -€13,500 computer-aided TSF external frames, €17,000 LON, €35,250 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


For our listed Turkish doctors above, their prices includes 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 price also includes 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) – €8,000 Ilizarov method, €10,000 LON method (please Contact Us for more info)
13. Dr. Alexander Barinov (Russia) – €13,000 Ilizarov method (covering 3 months’ stay in the hospital)
14. Dr. Manohar Babu (India) – $8,000 LON method
15. Dr. Mangal Parihar (İndia) – $42,000 PRECICE 2
16. Dr. Xia, Dr.Li (China) – €25,000 LATN method

Generally, the prices of leg lengthening surgery vary and are dependent on doctors, their surgical methods and the facilities they provide; which may include accommodation after surgery, physiotherapy, the overall quality of their services, etc. It is very important to analyze all of these factors by potential patients, who want to opt for limb lengthening, as it is very important to make an informed and healthy decision.

Prices of leg lengthening surgery vary depending on doctors, methods that are used in this surgery and accommodation after surgery, physical therapy, quality of the services, etc. Analyzing well all of these by people who want to have surgery is quite important to make a healthy decision.

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?

Even though, there are numerous doctors who are very successful in performing Leg Lengthening surgical procedures in Russia, India & Pakistan; but unfortunately; they are riddled with a significant number of negative reviews, especially for the above-listed countries. Generally, the complaints relating to the efficacy of the doctors, or the hygiene of the facilities and the overall quality of service at the hospitals. Generally, medical practitioners or doctors, who tend to entice patients with economical bargains or lowest prices attractions; once the surgery is completed and payments are made, tend to neglect patients during their postoperative stages; a time which is quintessential for any leg lengthening surgery.

However, it must be said Turkey offers a very balanced option for those who are seriously considering such a limb lengthening surgical procedure; with the price and cost relative to those in Eastern Europe and with the facilities and doctors comparable in quality to those practicing in Western countries such as Germany, UK, France & the USA; it offers the best of both worlds. As per our medical excellence commitment and quality of medical service, it is noteworthy to mention that, currently, Turkey has the highest number of JCI-licensed medical institutions and hospitals in the world.

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  • 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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