How long is the recovery period?

The period required for complete recovery from cosmetic surgery differs from person to person. Comorbid conditions, smoking, or alcohol abuse can all have adverse effects on the recovery process.

What follows limb lengthening surgery?

In the event of a successful procedure, patients typically remain in the hospital for 5 to 10 days post-surgery. Before discharge, patients receive instructions on operating their limb lengthening device.

For those with an external device, daily cleaning of pin sites is essential to prevent infections. If an internal device is used, maintaining cleanliness of surgical incisions is crucial until they heal.

Patients undergoing lengthening of a leg bone may be unable to walk for several weeks and might require a wheelchair, crutches, or other aids. Similarly, those lengthening an arm may face restrictions on lifting for a few weeks.

Physical therapy:

Consistent postoperative physiotherapy significantly influences the healing process. Physical therapy sessions, several times a week, help maximize the outcomes of limb lengthening surgery. Exercises designed to enhance muscle strength and range of motion are crucial. Physical therapists provide guidance on performing home exercises.

Regular check-ups:

X-rays are taken to monitor the progress of new bone growth. If the growth is too rapid or slow, adjustments to the treatment plan may be necessary.

What occurs after the completion of limb lengthening?

Once the desired bone length is achieved, a consolidation phase follows, lasting up to three months. During consolidation, the bone lengthening device remains in place, but no further adjustments are made. Continued adherence to physical therapy recommendations is advisable.

How long is the surgery duration?

The lengthening procedure’s duration varies based on the method employed and individual requirements. Typically lasting between 2 and 4 hours, the procedure’s duration may vary depending on factors such as the individual’s height enhancement goals, bone structure, the targeted area for lengthening, and the chosen method.