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Life & Work with Victor Egonu

Today we’d like to introduce you to Victor Egonu.

Hi Victor, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Started out as a track & field wannabe to undergoing a scary and life-altering surgery to competing in the world championships as a pro drug-free bodybuilder. Life is a roller coaster, and I believe part of our responsibility is to be self-aware to discover our talents and recognize how we can help others around us on a grand scale. I’ve realized my goal is to help those who’ve had a limb lengthening surgery, making them physically and mentally better than before…make them machine-like…make them Cyborgs!

This site was created as a way to spread my message and reach out to those of you who are considering, currently undergoing or had a leg-lengthening surgery and are ready to get it back together.

There are two reasons why a person gets the leg lengthening surgery done. One is to correct a painful height imbalance between the limbs (such as in my case) – known as limb length discrepancy (LLD). This can cause painful back, hip, knee and ankle pain and very easily lead to arthritis of the joints and muscular imbalances among other things. The other is due to wanting to resolve some of the psychological pain of height dysphoria that equates to a body image condition where a person views themselves as having a relatively short stature – known as cosmetic limb lengthening (CLL) aka stature lengthening. This can affect one’s confidence and assertiveness thus indirectly impacting their ability to attract a mate, achieve higher career success, and just feel better about themselves.

If allowed to linger, both of these issues can compound with other setbacks in life (injury, death in the family, personal or professional adversity, etc.) thus causing low self-esteem or a poor outlook on life and cause some people to be put out of commission, mentally and or physically, for some time to the point of nearly losing all hope and motivation.

However, you must dig deep, find the mental and physical strength to obliterate the self-destructive thoughts, obstacles, and doubters to ultimately surpass where you were, to become stronger and better than before, this time with new body armor. And the best part…you’re not alone. Me and the rest of the CYBORG NATION has got your back!

In summary, as a CYBORG, you are striving to transform your mind and body via the road to resurgence in order to become the ultimate version of yourself after a severe setback.

My Story…

Part I:

My CYBORG story started when I was nine years old. I was heading to the library with some friends (not to read books but to use the computers to look up rare Pokémon cards as that was the thing back then) and we were about to cross the street. I looked both ways, the street was clear. But before I knew it, I was in the middle of the road with a cockeyed view of my contorted right thigh. Bystanders, as well as the driver of the 1981 Cadillac Fleetwood, that ran the red light and broke my right femur, insisted I lay still until the paramedics arrived. In shock and dazed, I surprisingly had enough cognition to utter my phone number to call my parents who would meet me at hospital prior to surgery. The doctor decided to use a mono-lateral external fixator to correct my leg for healing (I felt like a machine with the device holding me together).

The rehab and come back from that was so grueling I can almost remember the pain to this day. The problems I faced were pain, lack of flexibility, a weak mind and ultimately a broken spirit. I then realized I was lucky to be alive and decided to fight back. After a few months, I was able to resume my old activities again and eventually become stronger than before, thus I started to become a CYBORG.

Part II:

A more recent incident was when I had a limb lengthening procedure done with the original PRECICE nail to correct a near 2″ leg length discrepancy due to a fractured left tibia at the growth plates (from a rollerblading trick: I tried grinding on the curb and my front wheel got caught and I fell on my twisted lower leg…hence why I don’t do crazy shit anymore!) Years of managing the issue with shoe lifts in my left shoe led me to say screw it and get the darn procedure done. And so I had the titanium rod inserted into my leg. The rehab for this was mentally harder than the first story with my femur, as I had already begun competitive, drug-free-natural bodybuilding at the time, and so, voluntarily agreeing to break my leg to fix it was one of, no, the hardest decision of my life up to that point.

Alongside the months of prescribed therapy, I began doing my own extra therapy at home. This meant researching and experimenting to find the best ways to rehab from such a surgery. I focused on reducing the pain and swelling, increasing range of motion, strengthening the surrounding muscles and finally increasing the blood flow to carry vital restorative nutrients to the injury site via more cardio on stationary bike. Within five months, I was able to get back into the gym and begin the rebuilding process.

When I would visit my doctor for check-ups, I would socialize with other patients with similar injuries and stir up positive motivation among us. And that made me feel good to talk to and even help motivate another person who went through a similar tribulation as me and help them realize there is hope to rise up and surpass where they were before via resurgence. Internally that was the start of CYBORG 4 LIFE (C4L)

Why did I start Cyborg 4 Life

The build-up to the official start of C4L started in 2017 after prospective patients considering the LL surgery would ask me about my experience so they could get a feel of what to expect. And so after three years of back and forth of direct messaging, I decided to start a blog platform of sort, where I would cover the topics of the frequently asked questions as well as try to get leading experts in the LL industry to give their perspective. And so in February 2020, I started my first video and that made it official.

Leg Lengthening made me mentally stronger and especially when I really owned the name of ‘Cyborg’. After my LL surgery, a gym buddy of mine said “You’re no longer human with all that metal in you. You’re a Cyborg!”

I came up with the ‘4-life’ portion, relating to the four most important aspects of life, aka the ‘4 organs of perception’ that I needed to get through hard times: mind, body, heart and spirit (four things necessary to life) hence the name Cyborg4Life.

I just want everyone to have a resource that I wish I had when considering my LL surgery so that they can make safe and informed decisions.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It hasn’t been a super smooth road. After all I was a one man show building my business and landing interviews with the top orthopedic surgeons in the world like Dr. Paley, Dr. Rozbruch, Dr. Conway, Dr. Mahboubian, etc.

Also, working on this business alongside my day job was incredibly hard! I had to reschedule events, sometimes cancel, work after hours and still keep a smile on my face. Definitely the reason for the few grey hairs I’m getting now!

Also being in an industry where the market hasn’t been paved out yet. Meaning being an influencer in the limb lengthening space is new and it wasn’t accepted really well initially but like the saying goes…you only need a 1000 true fans to build a successful business and I’m happy to say Cyborg 4 Life has surpassed that goal.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I’m an influencer in the medical orthopedic space known as limb lengthening. I make YouTube videos on my channel Cyborg 4 Life. From informational videos to interviews to rants about how important physical therapy is to recover after surgery, I am very proud that my vision to increase awareness around the topic of limb lengthening surgery has panned out well.

My uniqueness comes that I have a medical background as I was on the path to be an orthopedic surgeon, I have actually had limb lengthening done, I have a background in drug-free bodybuilding, and I am associated with digital marketing.

Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
My mentor was marketing genius Russell Brunson and other online gurus like Gary Vaynerchuck. Their powerful teachings about online exposure through marketing and brand awareness greatly helped me set up my organic lead generation efforts for new viewers of patients for my YouTube channel.

Pricing:

  • Limb Lengthening Secrets – $197
  • Virtual Consultation – $47/30min
  • Limb Lengthening LIVE for $10/month

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