What are the Risks Involved in Limb Lengthening Surgery?
Merely imagining this height-enhancing procedure is enough to know that it would come with some risks. So, what are the likely ones?
Pain is a major issue in this surgery. Of course, you may not feel it while the procedure is on due to the use of anesthetics. The onset afterward could possibly make you wish you never had it.
As with other types of surgery, there is a risk of infections. This is more likely to be an issue when you sacrifice expertise and safety for cost saving.
There is a significant risk of complications from limb-lengthening surgery. You could suffer neurovascular injury. The damage could lead to permanent loss of limb function.
The procedure puts you at risk of issues such as acute limb compartment syndrome, deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot within a deep vein) and pulmonary embolism (blockage of arteries in your lungs).
Another discouraging thing is that you’d have to pay to correct complications. You may end up paying even more than what you paid for the original surgery to have this done.
Let’s say you are lucky not to experience any complications. You should still expect to be unable to stand on your feet for some time.
For several months following the procedure, you will not be able to put weight on the newly formed bone. Expect unbearable pain if you dared. You will essentially depend on other people to get many things done.
Safer Options for Increasing Height
It is obvious that limb-lengthening surgery is not something for the faint of heart. Thankfully, there are other safer options you can consider for increasing your height. These are not only less likely to come with risks but are also significantly cheaper.