"The Confidence Journey” documentary is here! Watch two ladies go through an incredible transformation and change their lives forever! Morgan and Sarah are young mothers who experienced the harsh effects of childbirth and the impact it had on their self-confidence. Their story starts with plastic surgery procedures, followed by an 18-week fitness competition prep, with the goal of having the confidence to compete in the bikini division at the 2019 Dallas Europa Games!
Many athletes juggle their families with children and full-time careers, possibly more, and still make time to train and prep for the thrill of competing. In my opinion, these athletes are inspirational ambassadors of a healthy and fit lifestyle. As an experienced bodybuilder and trusted plastic surgeon, I’ve had the privilege of helping many athletes attain the physique they strive for so they can get on stage and compete to win. Many women and men have areas of their bodies that make them feel self-conscious about their bodies. Getting on stage as a bodybuilder is the ultimate test of self-confidence
It’s no secret that many female athletes have had some plastic surgery. Breast surgery is one of the most common procedures for women in the U.S. but it’s even more common among bodybuilding athletes. For women, leaning down during prep dramatically decreases breast volume and can impact physique proportions. Many athletes feel that breast augmentation can help restore proportions, achieve more of an hourglass frame, and therefore make them more competitive in the sport. Pregnancy also can have a significant impact on women’s bodies. Normal changes include stretched out skin of the abdomen, and reduced tone. Sometimes these changes can be permanent, and resistant to diet and exercise. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can rejuvenate the abdomen by removing skin and tightening the muscle wall again back to its original tone. A breast lift can restore a tighter breast form and shape if breasts have deflated with childbearing. These procedures in combination are commonly referred to as a mommy makeover.
Our documentary features two athletes during their “journey” beginning with their surgery. Morgan Mayo had started her weight loss journey before she auditioned. With diet and exercise, she lost over 80 pounds! But there were physical changes of her body associated with the weight loss, as well as having multiple children that remained. Her procedure corrected the deflational changes of her breasts (breast lift and augmentation) and rejuvenating her abdomen (tummy tuck). Sara Huante, had a deflational volume change after having a child very young. Her procedure was a breast augmentation to restore her volume loss, and improve her proportions. We followed them through recovery, their contest prep, and finally to competing at the 2019 Dallas Europa Games In June 2019. My wife and I had the honor of competing alongside them! They both did amazing! You can see highlights of their journey on our social media profiles on Facebook and Instagram at @theconfidencejourney and you can view the complete documentary here or on our YouTube channel.
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