I had mentioned in a past post about the issue of trying to increase one’s wingspan and arm length to have a body that looks proportional when one is looking at increasing one’s height through lengthening the legs.
What is important to note is that most people who get the surgery do it for medical reasons who might suffer from some disorder that causes their arms to be bent or shortened. Common disorders like Bow Arms and Rickets. One of the most common questions posted was what type of doctor would be willing to do this type of surgery. The general consensus is that any surgeon that is willing to already do limb lengthening surgery for cosmetic reasons for people of short stature on their legs will be also willing to perform it on their arms. For a case study of what happens throughout the procedure, click HERE
From the Make Me Taller website , located from this post about distraction osteogenesis for the arms located HERE we get a few of our major questions about the specific surgery answered. I wanted to thank the Admin and Poster MMTA for his hard work.
Arm Lengthening FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) from MMT
For people who want to get more information, there is a rather simple guide probably intended for children available HERE. On the site, there was a story about a 9 year old girl who went through with the surgery to correct for a shorter than average arm and her story was reported on ABC for Good Morning America located HERE
What is interesting to note is that even on the boards, most of the members considered this surgery for cosmetic reason was not worth it as expressed in these quotes
“”Let me be the second to say that any of you considering cosmetic arm lengthening need to be institutionalized. My legs hurt like sh*t right now. The thought of lengthening my arms… the discomfort, the aching, the stretching, the AGONY… is literally making me sick.
I think it’s really only those of you who have not done leg lengthening that entertain the idea of arm lengthening. For those of us who have lengthened or are in the process of lengthening our legs, I say on our behalf, “Now that is f*cking crazy.” – “”
One forum profile found from a book that showed that when it came to limb lengthening one of the big limb long bones, the humerus was supposed to be the easiest and safest of the bones to be worked on. There apparently is something called a mitkovic device that is often used on arm lengthening.
The maximum believed extension allowed by this type of surgery is 7 cm extension for each bone segment, but one patient was said to have increased their arm length by 3.5 inches.
These are the prices discovered by the forum profile for the Ladisten Clinic representative
Some information about arm lengthening provided in Ladisten Clinic.
Humerus (upper arm) lengthening surgery = 17000 Euro.
Treatment time = about 6 months.
Time in clinic, required = about 2 months
Length = +5 cm
Forearm (lower part of the arm) lengthening surgery = 17000 Euro.
Treatment time = about 6 months.
Time in clinic, required = about 2,5 months
Length = + 4 or 5 cm
Staying in hospital = 120 Euro/day for dedicated room. Includes meals, high speed Internet, Satellite TV, all meds associated with main treatment, dedicated nurses 24/7, English-speaking management and physiotherapy.