The leg lengthening surgery has become, for more and more people, a solution for changing their appearance. Growing taller has become something of major necessity, hence the turning to these medical alteration methods.
However, there are certain disadvantages to this surgery and certain risks that the patient exposes himself/herself to during a surgery like this.
The risk of infection
The risk of infection after leg lengthening surgery has reached the percentage of 4%. This percentage is smaller than the one noted by the removal of tarsal coalition surgery, which is 25-50%. This happens due to the inability of the body to adapt itself to the new system, thus leading to rejection.
The big problem of this solution is the price that the given patient has to pay for this surgical intervention. Besides the surgery itself, the price will be higher because of the medications needed and the possible risks and infections.
The time involved
In order to benefit from the effects of the surgery, the patient must have a lot of patience. Besides the period spent in the hospital, he has to add up the time spent with the device built on the leg, plus the time with the cast. When deciding to lengthen the leg, the patient must be aware that he will not be able to use time as he used to, which is definitely a downside.
After the surgery itself, the patient has to put up with the pain of the legs. This may derive in other problems such as: acute insomnia and nervousness/ laziness. The pain, in most of the cases, can become a mental state, and in many cases the patient regretting having the surgery.
The risk of having a second surgery
If the body of the patient did not welcome well the change or if certain operations have not been done properly, there is the risk that the patient might need another surgery. Besides the effort of the body to heal itself again, this surgery takes other financial sacrifices and additional time spent healing.
Therefore, this is how many risks and disadvantages come with this kind of surgery. All of this can be avoided through a good combination between physical exercise, nutrition and sleep.
The effects of the natural problem are always positive and imply no risks whatsoever. So before jumping on the surgery table, you should try the natural way of growing a few centimeters.