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How to Increase My Height - www.rucosm.com - FAQs On Bowleg Surgery


Dr. Alexander Barinov

Dr. Alexander Barinov
MD, PhD, orthopaedic surgeon answers your questions


Height increase \ leg lengthening

  • Do you limit your services to people of a certain height?
  • Are complications or unscheduled surgery covered in your costs?
  • In what percentage of cases do your patients experience complications?
  • Will the legs be as strong after the treatment as they were prior to the surgery?
  • Are there any medical conditions that would prevent a potential patient from being accepted?
  • Do your patients need to do any preparation before for their treatment?
  • Which parts of the legs can be lengthened?
  • What are the lengthening limits for your procedures?
  • How does Leg Lengthening work?
  • Which techniques do you use?
  • How many patients have been treated by you for Cosmetic Leg Lengthening?
  • How long does the height increasing procedure take?
  • What are the side effects of the height increasing procedure?
  • Once the surgery is finished and healed will your legs be as strong as they were prior to the surgery?
  • At what age is it possible to undergo the cosmetic height increase and leg form correction procedures?
  • Will patients be in wheelchairs for part of the treatment?
  • What if the patient wants to increase height and correct the shape of the legs as well?
  • If I wanted to get taller, would I have to fly to Russia or do you have any clinics or hospitals here in the USA?
  • Are there any international patients in your Centre now?
  • How much does the height increasing procedure cost?

  • Do you limit your services to people of a certain height?
    No. No.

    Are complications or unscheduled surgery covered in your costs?
    We do not charge anything for treating complications arising in course of treatment, unless these complications are due to the patients violation of rules of treatment and medical advice. We do not charge anything for treating complications arising in course of treatment, unless these complications are due to the patients violation of rules of treatment and medical advice.

    In what percentage of cases do your patients experience complications?
    Patients experience some complications in less than 5% of my patients. In all cases of complications timely treatment is carried out. Patients experience some complications in less than 5% of my patients. In all cases of complications timely treatment is carried out.

    Will the legs be as strong after the treatment as they were prior to the surgery?
    The bones fully regenerate several months after the operation and become as strong as before.. Some our patients do professional sports after the surgery without problems. The bones fully regenerate several months after the operation and become as strong as before.. Some our patients do professional sports after the surgery without problems.

    Are there any medical conditions that would prevent a potential patient from being accepted?
    Absolute contraindications are acute and infectious diseases, exacerbation of chronic diseases, chronic diseases with decompensation of inner organs, some skin diseases and psychiatric conditions. Absolute contraindications are acute and infectious diseases, exacerbation of chronic diseases, chronic diseases with decompensation of inner organs, some skin diseases and psychiatric conditions.

    Do your patients need to do any preparation before for their treatment?
    Usually no special preparations are needed. Nevertheless, patients must be physically healthy. Prior to surgery patients undergo general medical examination, ECG, radiography, they have blood and urine tests done. Examination may as well be done before the patient comes to the clinic. Usually no special preparations are needed. Nevertheless, patients must be physically healthy. Prior to surgery patients undergo general medical examination, ECG, radiography, they have blood and urine tests done. Examination may as well be done before the patient comes to the clinic.

    Which parts of the legs can be lengthened?
    Both parts of the legs - the thighs containing the femur bone and the shins containing the tibia and fibula bones can be lengthened. However, most techniques focus on the shins due to the lower risk of complications. Both parts of the legs - the thighs containing the femur bone and the shins containing the tibia and fibula bones can be lengthened. However, most techniques focus on the shins due to the lower risk of complications.

    What are the lengthening limits for your procedures?
    Commonly, lengthening which does not interfere with proportion between shinbones and thighs is 5-7 cm (2" -3"). Besides, lengthening within this limit is much safer. The maximum lengthening in our Center for cosmetic reasons was 10 cm. Apart from purely esthetic reasons, the maximum lengthening is limited by individual stretching capabilities of soft tissues, as well as regenerative capability of the bone tissue. Commonly, lengthening which does not interfere with proportion between shinbones and thighs is 5-7 cm (2" -3"). Besides, lengthening within this limit is much safer. The maximum lengthening in our Center for cosmetic reasons was 10 cm. Apart from purely esthetic reasons, the maximum lengthening is limited by individual stretching capabilities of soft tissues, as well as regenerative capability of the bone tissue.

    How does Leg Lengthening work?
    It involves one or more of the bones in a limb being broken, and then the two separate parts of that bone being slowly pulled apart (distracted).
    Normally this involves small adjustments done several times a day.

    Bone regenerates in this situation, and new bone cells will be produced and will fill the space in the break. The new bone will not be fully hardened (consolidated) for over a year, but should be strong enough to support walking within a few months of surgery. It involves one or more of the bones in a limb being broken, and then the two separate parts of that bone being slowly pulled apart (distracted).
    Normally this involves small adjustments done several times a day.

    Bone regenerates in this situation, and new bone cells will be produced and will fill the space in the break. The new bone will not be fully hardened (consolidated) for over a year, but should be strong enough to support walking within a few months of surgery.

    Which techniques do you use?
    In most cases external Ilizarov frames and his technique are used. In some cases we use apparatuses of different designs. As an exception lengthening over nails (LON) is applied. The method to be used depends on many factors and is very individual taking into consideration specific needs of the patient. In most cases external Ilizarov frames and his technique are used. In some cases we use apparatuses of different designs. As an exception lengthening over nails (LON) is applied. The method to be used depends on many factors and is very individual taking into consideration specific needs of the patient.

    How many patients have been treated by you for Cosmetic Leg Lengthening?
    Over 50 cosmetic leg lengthening (with height more than 150 cm) and over 200 operations for leg lengthening for medical reasons. Over 50 cosmetic leg lengthening (with height more than 150 cm) and over 200 operations for leg lengthening for medical reasons.

    How long does the height increasing procedure take?
    The duration of the procedure depends on the amount of the lengthening and the individual bones' regeneratory abilities, differing with each patient. Thus, as an example, 5-8 cm lengthening takes about 7-10 monthes, but again, varies depending on the amount of lengthening and depends on the particulars of each patient. The duration of the procedure depends on the amount of the lengthening and the individual bones' regeneratory abilities, differing with each patient. Thus, as an example, 5-8 cm lengthening takes about 7-10 monthes, but again, varies depending on the amount of lengthening and depends on the particulars of each patient.

    What are the side effects of the height increasing procedure?
    During the legs lengthening or correction procedure there may be such side effects as a pain, an itching, inflammations, and deceleration of the bones' consolidation. However, since the condition of the patient is always under our physicians' control, there is very little in the way of dangerous complications. Only by using the cosmetic limb lengthening technology which was worked out by Dr.Yegorov, is it possible to significantly decrease the level of any side effects and complications. At our Centre hundreds of cosmetic leg form correction and leg lengthening operations were performed. And we have not had any serious complications in all these cases. All our patients are healthy and satisfied by the operations' results. During the legs lengthening or correction procedure there may be such side effects as a pain, an itching, inflammations, and deceleration of the bones' consolidation. However, since the condition of the patient is always under our physicians' control, there is very little in the way of dangerous complications. Only by using the cosmetic limb lengthening technology which was worked out by Dr.Yegorov, is it possible to significantly decrease the level of any side effects and complications. At our Centre hundreds of cosmetic leg form correction and leg lengthening operations were performed. And we have not had any serious complications in all these cases. All our patients are healthy and satisfied by the operations' results.

    Once the surgery is finished and healed will your legs be as strong as they were prior to the surgery?
    The bones fully regenerate several months after the operation and become as strong as before the treatment. Some our patients do professional sports after the surgery without any problems. The bones fully regenerate several months after the operation and become as strong as before the treatment. Some our patients do professional sports after the surgery without any problems.

    At what age is it possible to undergo the cosmetic height increase and leg form correction procedures?
    The age of patients may be from 16 to 60 years. The age of patients may be from 16 to 60 years.

    Will patients be in wheelchairs for part of the treatment?
    There is not any necessity for wheelchairs. Patients can walk independently with crutches or even without them just from the first days after the operation. There is not any necessity for wheelchairs. Patients can walk independently with crutches or even without them just from the first days after the operation.

    What if the patient wants to increase height and correct the shape of the legs as well?
    It is possible to perform limb lengthening and correction during a single procedure. This procedure is like the simple limb lengthening operation and takes almost the same time but it uses more complicated technology. It is possible to perform limb lengthening and correction during a single procedure. This procedure is like the simple limb lengthening operation and takes almost the same time but it uses more complicated technology.

    If I wanted to get taller, would I have to fly to Russia or do you have any clinics or hospitals here in the USA?
    Sorry, but we do not have any clinics in the USA, where the cosmetic height increasing and leg form correction procedures are performed. We have a branch in Czech Republic (European Union) and now we are working about the openning of our branch in China.
    Sorry, but we do not have any clinics in the USA, where the cosmetic height increasing and leg form correction procedures are performed. We have a branch in Czech Republic (European Union) and now we are working about the openning of our branch in China.

    Are there any international patients in your Centre now?
    Patients from all continents visit our Center. Usually 2-3 international patients stay in our Center at the time. Patients from all continents visit our Center. There were patients from USA, Canada, South America, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and oter European countries; Turkey, Iran, India, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Africa and many other countries. Usually 2-3 international patients stay in our Center at the time.

    How much does the height increasing procedure cost?
    We work with different clinics, both state and private. The total cost of the procedure including all necessary expenses is from $15,000 to $30,000 US dollars depending on the clinic and the accommodation and service conditions. Please send your request to info@rucosm.com or fill the form at http://www.rucosm.com/registration.php to get more detailed information. We work with different clinics, both state and private. The total cost of the procedure including all necessary expenses is from $15,000 to $30,000 US dollars depending on the clinic and the accommodation and service conditions. Please send your request to info@rucosm.com or fill the form at http://www.rucosm.com/registration.php to get more detailed information.

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