New York's Finest in

Limb Lengthening & Deformity Correction

World-Class surgical care for the best possible results

New York's Finest in

Limb Lengthening & Deformity Correction

Specialized Care to help achieve your dreams

About Dr. Taylor Reif

Not only does he specialize in correcting leg length discrepancies, complex deformities and treating bone cancer, but he's also one of the world's best in cosmetic stature lengthening - helping his patients achieve their desired height through a safe, effective, and minimally invasive procedure so they can feel better about themselves in every day life.

Medical Degree: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine + Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society

Residency: Loyola University Medical Center - Chicago

Fellowships: 1. The Enneking via University of Florida Shands Cancer Center + 2. Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction fellowship at the HSS.

Research: Limb Length Discrepancy and Angular Deformity due to Benign Bone Tumor and Tumor-Like Lesions

Accomplishments: Professor of Orthopedics at Weil Cornell Medical College + 2020 Gavril Award in Limb Lengthening

Experience Level: High. Trains alongside Dr. Rozbruch in limb lengthening, deformity correction and osseointegration.

Hobbies: In his spare time, Dr. Reif enjoys hiking mountains and spending time with his family.

My Clinic

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)

The HSS is the #1 ranked hospital in orthopedics. Within this unparalleled institution is the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service (LLCRS) where a world-class team of advanced orthopedic surgeons who specialize in limb lengthening and deformity correction. These elite providers include Dr. Reif, Dr. Rozbruch and Dr. Fragomen.

The leaders in limb lengthening in deformity correction

Precise bone alignment and best treatment of complications

Strives to see patients achieve their functional and rehabilitation goals as fast as possible & get back to an active life.

Patients worldwide come to LLCRS - HSS for treatment

Offers virtual consultations for cosmetic limb lengthening patients prior to in-person consultation and surgery booking.

Our Services


Cosmetic Stature Lengthening

Stature lengthening - also known as cosmetic limb lengthening - is surgery to enhance one's height via leg lengthening surgery, during which both legs are lengthened at the same time. Dr. Reif is highly experienced in this procedure and has a top-notch team in place to support the patient through the lengthening process.

Limb Length Discrepancy (LLD)

Limb length discrepancy (LLD) is a difference between the lengths of two limbs such as the legs or arms. Acquired LLD usually develops gradually over time from a traumatic. Oftentimes, patients will visibly notice or feel their LLD as it can cause discomfort and can be a result of an injury, infection, arthritis, illness, or tumor.

Deformity Reconstruction

An acquired deformity is a change in the normal shape or size of a body part. These kinds of deformities usually happen gradually over longer periods of time. Any bone of the body can be affected, as an acquired deformity can be a result of an injury, infection, arthritis, illness, or tumor which Dr. Reif also treats regularly in his practice.

Lengthening Surgery Process

1. Virtual Consultation

Ensure you know all of the details and are ready to follow through with every aspect of the limb lengthening process.

2. In-Person Consultation

We will take X-rays, and assess pre-surgery proportions and muscle tension to determine if the patient is a good candidate. It's highly recommended that the patient make arrangements to temporarily relocate to NY to stay local for the lengthening phase.

3. Surgery Day

The internal lengthening nail will be implanted in either the patient's femurs or the tibias. After surgery patients typically stay in the hospital for approximately 2 nights, before returning home. We have local accommodations for patients post-surgery to ensure the smoothest lengthening process.

4. Lengthening Phase

Approximately one week after surgery, the lengthening phase begins. Patients will typically lengthen the bones .75-1mm per day and could take 12 weeks to achieve 8cm in length. During this process, the patient will come in for bi-weekly check-ups to ensure mitigation of complications.

5. Physical Therapy

While in New York, patients will undergo physical therapy with our recommended physical therapist. In addition, at home, patients will be required to perform their own exercises 3 times per day to continue the stretching and rehabilitation process.

6. Consolidation Phase

The "bone healing" or consolidation phase takes place once patients have achieved the maximum length. At this time, they can return home to perform monthly X-Rays and virtual follow up visits. These visits will determine how well the bone is healing and whether or not patients can continue to increase their activity.

7. Device (Nail) Removal

Approximately one year after the initial surgery - and if the bone is completely healed - we will remove the lengthening nails from the patient's bones. Removal of the nails is a minor procedure. It may require one night stay in New York and then the next day the patient can return home.

8. Enjoy Your Results!

Stature lengthening provides favorable height gain, increased confidence and functional outcomes, with low rates of major complications.

How much a patient lengthens depends on what their body can tolerate safely with most patients achieving their desired lengthening goals.

Surgery Pricing List

*These are the prices for Cosmetic Stature Lengthening.

Please contact us for pricing for all other procedures.

Femurs (bilateral)


US Dollars

  • Both femurs lengthening

  • Hospital 2-night stay

  • All bi-weekly follow-up (8) visits with Dr. Reif

tibias (bilateral)


US Dollars

  • Both femurs lengthening

  • Hospital 2-night stay

  • All bi-weekly follow-up (8) visits with Dr. Reif

Removal (precice nails)

$Coming soon

US Dollars

  • Removal of nail from bone

  • ???

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