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  • Writer's pictureDr. Yuksel Yurttas

Limb lengthening: Consultation, Travel Plan and Preparation for Surgery

Are you researching options for limb lengthening surgery? The decision to undergo such a procedure requires proper research, consultation, and preparation. In our blog post, we will delve deeper into the various aspects of preparation for limb lengthening surgery. We'll cover topics such as travel arrangements, physical and emotional preparation, and post-surgery recovery.

By providing you with all the necessary information, our team aims to help you make an informed decision and feel confident in your choice for limb lengthening surgery. If you're interested in scheduling a consultation with our clinic, please feel free to contact us for more information.

1. First Contact and Consultation

The first step in the limb lengthening process is the consultation phase. During this phase, you can contact us and ask any questions you may have to our expert consultants.

In your initial communication with the consultant, you will receive general information about the surgery and our services.

If you want to move forward after your first contact with us, you can request a free private video session with the surgeon and ask your questions directly to him.

2. Travel and Surgery Plan

After deciding on your surgery method and date, you will need to plan your travel. Your travel plan for surgery should cover the following periods:

  • Pre-operative tests and examinations: 2 days

  • Surgery and hospitalization: 5-7 days

After you are discharged from the hospital, you can return home and continue the lengthening phase there or receive post-operative care and physiotherapy services from our professional healthcare team. If you choose to continue the lengthening phase with us, your travel plan must include the following periods:

  • Distraction (lengthening) phase: 60-90 days (1 day for 1 mm lengthening)

  • Consolidation and device removal: 1-3 weeks

After you have made your travel plan, you can book your flight and send us your flight information. Our team will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. It's important to note that

Turkey is a safe and easy-to-go country. As a leading destination for healthcare tourism, Turkey offers visa exemptions or e-visas to many countries. Our consultants will provide you with necessary information about visas and temporary residence permits and assist you with the official procedures.

3. Preparation for Surgery and Preoperative Tests

As with all surgical procedures, limb lengthening surgery requires preparation. We recommend paying attention to the following points to have an easy and smooth lengthening experience:

  • Inform the doctor of any medications you are taking.

  • Stop smoking and drinking alcohol at least one week before the surgery.

  • Begin stretching exercises a few months or at least weeks before the surgery.

  • Engage in relaxing activities and meditate if it helps you feel good.

  • Eat a balanced diet and sleep well.

When you arrive in Istanbul, you can take a free tour of this beautiful city before the operation and enjoy delicious meals in Istanbul's distinguished restaurants. Before the surgery, you will also need to undergo a series of tests and examinations, including:

  • Ortho X-ray (Orthoroentgenogram): This advanced radiography method measures anatomical leg length and calculates leg-length discrepancies.

  • Blood test

  • X-ray

  • Anesthesia examination

  • Bone density (if necessary)

  • Height measurement

  • General health examination

After all of this, you will be ready for the surgery that will change your life. Although it may seem long and daunting, our experienced team will make every step easy for you.

You're just one message away from reaching your dream height. Contact us now to book a free consultation.

WhatsApp: +90 533 973 5289


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