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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #62 on: August 05, 2015, 05:15:53 PM »

your bone will 90% bend if frames are taken off in sept

you basically had your surgery at the beginning of may and will lengthen 7 cm...

and youre saying frames come off in sept.... you will  have issues most likely
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #63 on: August 06, 2015, 07:17:18 AM »

Hi guys,

yesterday I had my consultation, and Catagni told me that my frames will be probably removed at the end of October, one month later than his expectations. I'm now doing more distraction in order to put the bones really in line, and I'll probably gain one centimeter more. Next consultation: 17 August.
Crimsontide: Catagni told me that my regeneration is really good, this is the reason why I'll be probably remove the frames earlier than usual.
If you guys are considering the lengthening of tibiae, I really suggest you to go with Catagni, my legs are really fine and everything went in the best way.
Polycrates: I don't know if I get what your question means, but Catagni don't perform femours lengthening because he thinks that tibiae lengthening gave as result better proportions.

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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #64 on: August 06, 2015, 07:23:20 AM »

Oh one more thing: on next consultation Catagni is going to remove some of the screws, this is probably done in order to put more weight on my callus.

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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #65 on: August 06, 2015, 08:57:00 AM »

Hi guys,

yesterday I had my consultation, and Catagni told me that my frames will be probably removed at the end of October, one month later than his expectations. I'm now doing more distraction in order to put the bones really in line, and I'll probably gain one centimeter more. Next consultation: 17 August.
Crimsontide: Catagni told me that my regeneration is really good, this is the reason why I'll be probably remove the frames earlier than usual.
If you guys are considering the lengthening of tibiae, I really suggest you to go with Catagni, my legs are really fine and everything went in the best way.
Polycrates: I don't know if I get what your question means, but Catagni don't perform femours lengthening because he thinks that tibiae lengthening gave as result better proportions.

Lumiere

When you say put the bones in line do you mean like you have bow legs?
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #66 on: August 06, 2015, 09:03:01 AM »

I mean that segments, after the distraction, are not perfectly aligned... My legs were not bowed before surgery fortunally, but after the distraction, segments are not in axis. I'm now moving day by day the lower segment, in order to correct that (minimum) dilasignment.

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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #67 on: August 06, 2015, 02:51:49 PM »

This is me standing at about +7 cm (measured from X-Rays). What do you guys think?


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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #68 on: August 06, 2015, 04:40:15 PM »

I can't detect anything abnormal from the picture, you look totally fine (minus having frames on your legs :D).

Just surprised that you're allowed the frames off so early with externals. Your bone consolidation must be incredibly speedy.
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #69 on: August 06, 2015, 06:35:58 PM »

You look excellent now, but I would NOT lengthen any more or your proportions will go downhill fast. But you do look great now. Congratulations.
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #70 on: August 06, 2015, 07:21:45 PM »

you look perfect, if i were you i would stop now, 7cm is a really good amount and you look very well
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #71 on: August 06, 2015, 07:29:11 PM »

i can see ballerina foot in your left leg , arent you going to do achiles lengthening?
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #72 on: August 06, 2015, 09:00:47 PM »

Thank you guys, I also think I'm fine right now! I'm probably gaining 1 cm more because of the correction I'm performing, probably less, 0.5 cm... I can't escape from gaining it, this is what Catagni told me...

KrP1: I have no ballerina foot at all, probably the picture is misleading, I can stand barefoot with no problems at all, I can also stretch my calves, I can say I've been really lucky with my lengthening experience...
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #73 on: August 10, 2015, 11:30:17 PM »

Looks awesome man!
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #74 on: August 12, 2015, 10:11:25 AM »

Due to the alignement correction performed lengthening, I have gain more cms... This morning I measured myself 171 cm, my starting height was 163.5, so I have gained 7.5 cm... The correction that Catagni told me to do is 1 cm, I'm stopping this night at 0.7 cm, because I see my bones straight and because I don't want gain more length, in order to preserve my proportions. Consultation: if the doc will be available, next monday.

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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #75 on: August 15, 2015, 10:13:08 AM »

Question to who have lengthened their tibiae: I'm now seeing my tibiae a bit long compared to my femours, and I have basically lost all of my muscle mass in my upper legs (femours). I'd like to know if, when I'll gain muscle mass on my femours, my proportions will become better or not.

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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #76 on: August 15, 2015, 10:30:45 AM »

It depends on how much you've lengthened your tibias with.
Remember: it is extremely difficult to gain back your muscle mass on your legs.

It's been two years for me and mine are still not back.
You will have aches that prevents you and you can't run the way you're used to.

Life was actually better before I did my tibias. I was so much more back then. Now I'm just tall - edit: average....
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #77 on: August 17, 2015, 12:15:17 PM »

Just had my consultation, my legs are perfectly straight, I'm such happy of that, and Catagni confirmed me that in october I'll be frames-free... Can't wait to have my life 100% back.
Catagni performed a master surgery on me, I think also my proportions are pretty good, I really can't wait... Such happy.
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #78 on: August 17, 2015, 07:41:03 PM »

Just watched Gattaca, it looked like a Catagani's job with black frames and all! ;)
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #79 on: August 17, 2015, 08:22:37 PM »

Just watched Gattaca, it looked like a Catagani's job with black frames and all! ;)

LOL funny
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #80 on: September 13, 2015, 06:15:08 PM »

Tomorrow I'm having one of my last consultation with dr. Catagni, I'll keep you informed! I'm so close to the end that I can't believe it...
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #81 on: October 12, 2015, 07:47:05 PM »

Hi,

this morning I had the final consultation before the frames removal, that is going to be during the first week of the next month (November). From the x-rays, the total lengthening have been of 8 cm, I hope my proportions will be fine. My final height is 171 cm.

Lumiere
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #82 on: October 12, 2015, 08:08:13 PM »

Awesome!  Congratulations!
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #83 on: October 14, 2015, 08:29:09 AM »

Hi,

this morning I had the final consultation before the frames removal, that is going to be during the first week of the next month (November). From the x-rays, the total lengthening have been of 8 cm, I hope my proportions will be fine. My final height is 171 cm.

Lumiere

In your opinion
How is timeframe for do 5 cm if i did with Catagni?
My stating height is 177.5
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #84 on: October 14, 2015, 11:33:04 AM »

In your opinion
How is timeframe for do 5 cm if i did with Catagni?
My stating height is 177.5
I think it's the same, so about 8 months!
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #85 on: October 14, 2015, 11:33:46 AM »

BTW, you are tall enough to stop thinking about this painful and time consuming procedure :)
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #86 on: October 14, 2015, 07:19:39 PM »

Dr. Catagni seems really good for LON or externals. Do you know if he has used internal femurs before? Do you think you are done with lengthening or do you want to also do femurs later?
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #87 on: October 15, 2015, 11:55:22 AM »

Dr. Catagni seems really good for LON or externals. Do you know if he has used internal femurs before? Do you think you are done with lengthening or do you want to also do femurs later?
Hi Sean,

I know that Catagni performs, for cosmetic reasons, ONLY surgeries on tibiae. The reason is that he thinks that surgeries on femurs produce, in general, an anaesthetic result.
I am absolutely sure that I'm not going to consider another surgery, I'm fine with my height right now and I'm going to think to other most important things from now.
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #88 on: October 15, 2015, 05:55:19 PM »

Hey Lumiere is it possible to post a picture a similar shot to the one you already did without shorts covering your knees?
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #89 on: October 16, 2015, 11:13:09 AM »

Hey Lumiere is it possible to post a picture a similar shot to the one you already did without shorts covering your knees?

Here we are, sorry for the low quality but it's pretty much a good pic to evaluate the final result:

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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #90 on: October 16, 2015, 11:16:40 AM »

I have lost A LOT of muscle mass on my legs, but now that I'm walking without cruches I'm quickly gaining it back again.
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #91 on: October 16, 2015, 11:33:17 AM »

Your proportions look really good. Congrats!
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #92 on: October 16, 2015, 11:37:12 AM »

Thank you, I think the same but I'm waiting to wear regular trousers in order to have the final thought :)
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