Leg Lengthening Surgery
You can get taller if you go thru an increase height surgery or the Cosmetic Limb Lengthening surgery. This has been used to children who do not have proportional legs. This can also be used to people who have the dwarfism syndrome. A lot of people are actually asking if this type of surgery is possible.
The truth is this type of surgery has been used efficiently in Russia for 50 years and has been developed and created by Gavriil Ilizarov when the World War II was over and a lot of the veteran soldiers had a lot of leg fractures and did not become well right after.
Gavriil was able to create an outside fascination that should be put around the patient's leg. He then knew that when one compresses a fracture, it stimulates the bone to heal the reason why he made a frame that can do such. However, the patient that was able to go thru this process turned the frame which in return gave him a fractured bone.
Ilizarov was astonished to discover when the ends of the bones meet, a new bone can be created in the space in between them. This even made him do more research which came to the discovery of a safe, effective and likely increase height surgery.
Ilizarov and his colleagues performed a lot of the Limb Lengthening Surgery in Russia. It was then that the Russian Politics made it hard for other countries to coordinate with them for education and communication. In the process, the increase height surgery was being improved and was executed in the early 80's and then a medical center was built in Italy. It was in 1988 that the first increase height surgery was done in the United States. Although a lot of people were apprehensive of this process. It was still proven to be successful.
General Anesthesia is used in performing the increase height surgery. The equipment of external fixation is applied in this method and this takes about forty to fifty minutes. For this amount of time, the patient will be using crutches. For the period of the fifth day of surgery, the elongation process is started using a lot of adjustments of the nuts in the device for the fixation.
After some time, the bone is said to thicken and regenerate and this is the time when the device is removed from the concerned extremity. At the same time, surgical processes on are done successfully and individually within a 3 to 4 month period on the patient's lower extremities.
The target number for the height increase is 6 to 7 cm which would normally take 10 months for the people undergoing the increase height surgery. The patient can do his normal activities and walk with the use of his crutches while on treatment. 7 to 9 cm is the highest number that is expected in height increase. The age of the patient can be between 16 and 60 years old.