cosmetic limb lengthening in turkey

Cosmetic Limb Lengthening in Turkey

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Remedy Istanbul uses the precice 2 method in order to prioritize patient comfort in cosmetic lengthening surgeries.

The Precice 2 method provides automatic bone lengthening with a remote control and with very small incisions. It is the most comfortable method available today for leg and lengthening surgeries. It keeps the patient comfort at the highest level.

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Cosmetic Limb Lengthening With Precice 2 Method

The operation, which is performed under general anesthesia or regional anesthesia according to the patient's preference, takes approximately 4 hours. In the surgery, a remote-controlled motorized and patient-specific nail is placed in the marrow cavity of the bone to be lengthened.

Who Is Eligible For Limb Lengthening Surgery?

First of all, canditates should have acceptable reasons to undergo limb lengthening surgery. Psychological reasons, functional limitations, personal life difficulties and work life difficulties are examples of acceptable reasons.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • In the Precice 2 method, the nails used in the surgery are produced specifically for the patient.

  • Since there are no open wounds in the lengthening process and there are no tools on the outside of the body, the patient can dress as he wishes.

  • For the reason mentioned above, nothing is intelligible when viewed from the outside.

  • Since there are no open wounds, the risk of infection is very low.

  • Since there is no open wound, there is no harm in taking a shower for the patient.

  • Since there are no open wounds, regular dressing changes are not required.

  • Since there is no device on the outside of the body, freedom of movement is much more than the other methods.

Cons

  • The Precice 2 method is a higher cost surgery compared to the LON method.

  • The patient should have the remote control that controls the nails with him.

  • During the lengthening process, the patient should use a walker.

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How Is Limb Lengthening Surgery Performed?

During surgery

  • First, your surgeon cuts your bone in the middle and creates 2 separate parts.

  • It places the nails that will hold the bones divided into 2 separate parts together and completes other details such as soft tissue release and lengthening as needed.

  • Since the Precice 2 method will be used, the device can not be felt and is not visible from the outside as it is placed inside the bone shaft.

After surgery

After your surgery is completed, the process is divided into three stages. In the first stage, your bones and soft tissue cells are allowed to heal, this process takes approximately 1 week. In the second stage, your bones will start to elongate . This process continues until the desired length is reached, depending on patient expectations and medical limitations. This can take from 2 to 3 months. During the third stage, the healing bone consolidates and start share weight with the nail. This process, which is required for your bones to fully strengthen, can take up to 4-6 months.

What Should Patients Pay Attention To?

During the recovery period, patients should avoid consuming products containing nicotine. Also, following a diet rich in protein and vitamins helps in the healing process. We monitor our patients' individual dietary needs and recommend changes as necessary with our dedicated dietician.
It is very important that patients receive physical therapy 7 days a week during the process of bone elongation. In addition we provide regular doctor and physical therapy care as a part of the treatment process.
Also, until full recovery is achieved, it is very important for the patient to be very careful in his physical activities, not to get any blows to his legs and to fully comply with the doctor's instructions for proper recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does limb lengthening surgery cost? Limb lengthening surgery costs vary from country to country and even from clinic to clinic. Surgery using the Precice 2 method ranges from 35,000 USD to 120,000 USD. Contact our health consultants for full price information.

Is limb lengthening surgery safe? Limb Lengthening Surgery is a very safe operation if it is performed by experienced doctors and if patient care is taken into account.

How does limb lengthening surgery work? Limb lengthening surgery is to cut the leg bones and place the precice 2 device in order to provide elongation and to provide a certain amount of elongation on a daily basis.

How long does limb lengthening surgery take? The entire process of limb lengthening is completed on average between 9-12 months. Limb lengthening surgery takes 4 hours on average, but it can take up to 6 months to complete the lengthening phase.

How painful is limb lengthening surgery? No pain is felt during the surgery. After the surgery, your doctor will prescribe the necessary medications to minimize the pain.

How tall can you get with limb lengthening surgery? With limb lengthening surgery you can get up to 8 cm taller.

Doctors

M.D. Taner Aksu

Taner Aksu, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Prof. Mustafa Gokhan Bilgili

Prof. Mustafa Gökhan Bilgili, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon