Height Increase through Surgery

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  • The first case of leg-lengthening was performed by Prof. G. A Ilizarov in 1972, His extensive work on the principals and applications of compression and distraction ontogenesis revolutionized  fundamental concepts of orthopedics.  Limb lengthening is one of the applications of his extensive work on distraction ontogenesis.
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Newer surgical (LON) innovation in usage with experienced hands has befitted hundreds of people intending for Height gain.


  • First is the surgical operation, during which the bone is cut and the special orthopedic apparatus (designed by Dr.Ilizarov) and internal fixation devices are used.

The second is the stretching (distraction, lengthening) period. Our technology allows to make about 1 mm stretching a day. The duration of the distraction period depends on the lengthening amount and usually takes 2-3 months.

At the end of the lengthening period the external devise is removed from patient's leg and internal device is locked at lower end.

The procedure is usually performed on for both legs at the same time. The maximum possible leg lengthening is 7-10 cm in leg bones. Same in the thigh bones if person wants more height gain.
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During the treatment the patients are active. The day after operation all of them find it easy to move about without any help and can walk home with the help of supports and wait for consolidation.

How long does it take?
The whole process of leg-lengthening procedure can take 6 up to 9 months. You'll need to use a wheelchair if your weight is more than 60 to 65 kg. Or can walk with elbow cruches with putting some weight on legs our physiotherapists assist the patient in rehabilitations.

The Complication
Like any major surgical procedures, leg lengthening surgeries can also develop glitches leading to complications. How ever most of these can entirely avoided by meticulous pre operative preparation and planning. Rarely major complications may encountered are dealt with appropriately by Dr Sarin.

The Cost
Height increase surgery costs $US 10,000. This does not include the stay after the surgery when the patient is in the lengthening period. Accomodation costs are extra & are dependent on whether you opt to stay in a guest house or rented accomodation. Accomodation generally costs approx $5000 per quarter inclusive of food.

The Result

The result of height gain surgery varies from 7.5 cm to 10 cm depending on the requirement of the patient  It depends on how much benefit the person wants from height gain.

The Team
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The Process
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Metabolic disorders
Personality problems
Uncooperative patients
Poor bone quality
Peripheral vascular diseases
Till the natural height is attained
any systemic disease like diabetes


  • Dr. Amar Sarin is very experienced and knowledgeable doctor. If I compare him with Dr. Tejwani in scale of 0-10. Dr. Tejwani would get 5 and Dr. Sarin would get 10. He is way far experienced than him. Please note I am not saying Dr. Tejwani is a bad doctor but he is less experienced.

    Facility is clean as you can imagine in any western country. You can ask Craig for more clarification
  • Interesting details so far. How often do you see Dr. Sarin? Would you say he is attentive or do you not hear from him much once you are out of the hospital? I'm curious about what transportation is like for you when you need checkups.
  • Dr. Sarin is quite a curious and caring doctor. He inquires about my condition each day. As far as visiting him, there has not been any major complication so there was no need to visit him.

    In fact, Dr. Sarin wanted me to stay closer to the hospital so that he can visit me often, but i had budget constraints so I decided to stay at a far off cheaper place. He always recommends his patient to stay closer to him.
  • In the month of feb 2011 my sister started having pain & swelling in her left hand ellbow . The pain was so severe that she couldn't move her hand and swelling was increasing day by day. Couple of doctor even advised us of operation inorder to diagnose the problem but Surgery of a 20 year old girl inorder to detect diesease meant a lot for me, hence we tried to search for another doctor.