Over the last few decades, limb lengthening procedures have been gaining a lot of popularity. A growing number of otherwise healthy individuals of short stature have been opting to undergo cosmetic leg lengthening with amazing results (some gaining 5 inches in height!)
Limb lengthening procedures were initially developed for people with stunted growth and disfigured or mismatched legs, but the improvements in scientific technology have resulted in opening the door to the cosmetic possibilities of such procedures.
In a study conducted on cosmetic limb lengthening, the medical records of 63 patients who underwent the procedure between January 1985 & December 2010 were reviewed. The average age of the patients was 24.8 years and the average height of the patients was 5ft tall. The duration of treatment varied from 7 months to 18 months. The average gain in height for the patients were 2.8in. All the patients reported an increase in their social capabilities and confidence levels.
At NewportCare, our specialists use the advanced PRECICE System to increase leg length. The intermedullary PRECICE device is surgically implanted into the bone. Following the placement of the PRECICE device, an External Remote Controller (ERC) can be used to noninvasively lengthen the bone. Through propriety magnetic technology, the PRECICE ERC lengthens the PRECICE device with precision rate control. Each patient’s lengthening is customized based on the physician’s lengthening protocol. This customizable programming of the ERC allows for lengthening sessions to be performed in the comfort of the patient’s home.
The key benefits of the PRECICE system are:
- Less invasive procedure
- Stimulates regeneration of bone
- Eliminates the need for external fixation
In the ever-evolving world where appearance & ability go hand in hand, cosmetic leg lengthening offers people of short stature an opportunity to climb higher on the ladder of social, personal, and professional success.
Check with your doctor or one of our specialists at NewportCare Medical Group to determine if you might be a candidate for cosmetic leg lengthening.
NewportCare Medical Group is a comprehensive specialty group located in Newport Beach, California. We are dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of injuries and disease of your body’s musculoskeletal system.