leg-lengthening-operations.jpg China has imposed restrictions on leg-lengthening surgery in the wake of the reports that have shown that patients' legs are getting disfigured after the surgery. The leg-lengthening surgery originally meant for helping those who are with legs disfigured by accidents or birth defects and it is developed by Russia.

Procedure Highlights
a. Some people who are conscious of their height feel a strong urge to undergo the surgery.
b. This is not a cosmetic surgery but a clinical orthopedic treatment which involves in breaking the legs to perform it.
c. Leg-lengthening procedure is not a safe procedure and costs about $15,000 to $25,000 U.S dollars.
d. The total recovery time from this operation is two years.
e. The restrictions that imposed by the health department of China are the surgery should be done only if it is medically necessary, performed in authorized hospitals only, hospitals must inform the risks that patient has to face.