No es ni mucho menos una historia asusta viejas. Solo hay que visitar el foro donde pacientes que se somenten a la operacion y ver los resulados, aqui tienes un resumen:http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=3069.0
A lot of diaries have ambiguous endings under or around a year after lengthening. I've added the ones that stand out - clear positives, clear negatives, or outcomes that were at least updated signifantly after lengthening. There are so many diaries to read. This is probably 10% or so of them, if not less. Hopefully this is useful. Feel free to add others. If you're here & not happy with what I've said, I will add in your response.Good outcomes:
ShyShy - Happy with result, no further surgery.
Medium Drink of Water - Happy with result, no further surgery.
badboy - Happy with result
Apo - Happy with result (my opinion - good aesthetics, very slow running)
Hannah84 - Happy with result
stillyoung - Happy with result
Lara - Happy with result
upinthesky - Happy with result
stillyoung - happy with outcome, claims ~200+ pound deadlift and squat for reps (video evidence pending)Neutral outcomes:
Smallguy - Required further corrective surgery but seems happy with the overall result.
Tdot - Decided to have further surgeryThe_Rock - Happy with outcome, but running is ~70% of pre LL ability, explosiveness 40 - 50% (unacceptable in my opinion
)Growing - Happy with result, but has not recovered athletically after ~3 years
Ocean - Required further corrective surgery but seems happy with the overall result.Body Builder - Happy with outcome, but says his athletic ability was significantly diminished.
Dryani - Seems happy, but has not done more than walk +2 years after LL. Athletic ability also seems significantly diminished.
Yellowspike - Continued height neurosis, looking at further surgeryprince2 - "Getting back to where I was before is impossible if you ask me. That will never happen. If I get back 70 % I would be very happy." despite this he seems satisfied.
OldieButGoldie - Unhappy with post LL functionality. Updated: I saw a post by OldiebutGoodie (see reply #99 in OldieButGoldie's Patient's Experience Topic) - he wasn't happy with my assessment. He didn't think the surgery was worth it, but had no complications and doesn't consider it a poor outcomePoor outcomes:
Walk6 - Unhappy with post LL functionality
RGKEY - Moderate deformation, loss of functionality, further surgery planned (I believe?)
Greekster - Unacceptable recovery after 3 years, multiple lengthenings.daigoro - Serious complications - corrective surgery required (callus fracture), loss of functionality
Emanuel- Serious complications, multiple corrective surgeries, loss of functionality
Master Hy- Serious complications - multiple corrective surgeries ($250,000 + financial loss), loss of function
Crimsontide - Serious complications - multiple corrective surgeries, loss of functionality
programdude - Serious complications - Leg snapped post lengthening, corrective surgery required.Polycrates - Regret, continuance (worsening?) of BDD symptoms re: proportions
Sweden - Unhappy with post LL function, continuance (worsening?) of BDD symptoms re: proportions, considering further surgery
blackbear - Serious complications - multiple corrective surgeries, loss of functionality
crazy+6 - Serious complications, corrective surgeries, multiple lengthenings, loss of functionality
Strugglinghard - Serious complications, loss of functionality
Cooper - "Serious complications, corrective surgery(s) required, 100k+ in additional costs.
musicmaker - "multiple corrective surgeries required"
BigFaker. 3+ years later and cannot run. Multiple corrective surgeries. Right leg only 65 - 70% healed, left leg had a non UnionUnknown outcomes of note
Leechlet - Dissapeared abruptly.
Big D - stopped posting after 6 months, but on a positive note.Other outcomes
mmm_native - multiple corrective surgeries & loss of function. Initially lengthened with an uknown doctor in Iran.
prince2 - 1.5 years post lengthening he still is not allowed (able?) to run, but seems to be happy & getting better.
andrewshizzles - He's an interesting one. He's able to run and move around OK. He runs a 30 minute 5k which is very very average but not awful, can shoot hoops OK etc. But he had a serious complication - his nail broke post recovery, his leg snapped in half and he had to fly half way around the world for emergency surgery.
Como ves, la mayoria de foreros acaban en el saco de los malos resultados. Mucho siguen sin poder andar correctanmente anos despues de la operacion. Cada uno es libre de asumir sus riesgos, pero el riesgo de una operacion como esta no esta ni de lejos en el mismo saco que el riesgo de montar en moto o de entrenar con pesas. Y si los diarios y experiencias de gente que se ha sometido a la opercion no te sirven, solo tienes que ver cuantos famosos millonarios existen acomplejados con su estatura y usando alzas. Sin embargo, nadie se opera. Si fuese cuestion simplemente de pagar dinero operarse par quedar bien, gente como Tom Cruise o Robert Downey Jr. serian los primeros en someterse a esa operacion, sin embargo no lo hacen.
Como ya dije es una operacion arriesgadisima, donde nadie nunca acaba bien y donde en el mejor de los casos tras 2 anos podras tropar y andar de una forma relativamente normal. No teneis que creerme a mi, solo teneis que leer diarios de gente que se ha sometido a la misma. Hay muchisimas pacientes que anos despues siguen sin poder andar bien.