ABOUT THE PROGRAM
“Happily Ever Altered” captures newly engaged couples as they take the emotional and physical journey of a lifetime to try and create the best version of themselves.
On the one-hour Happily Ever Altered Lifetime special, a bride and groom to-be embark on major physical transformations, so they can be picture-perfect on their big day. The catch is that they are completely separated from one another, from the start of their transformational surgeries, all the way through their physical and emotional healing, and up to their wedding day where they’ll reveal their new look to each other right before the ceremony!
Alexa has dreamed of her perfect wedding since she was a little girl, but that dream didn’t include her walking down the aisle weighing over 300 pounds. In 2016, when she topped out at 305 pounds, she knew something had to be done and decided to have the gastric sleeve procedure performed. After losing half of her body weight – and just as she was beginning to gain self-confidence back – she met Matt, and they have been dating ever since.
Now, they are ready to take that next step in their relationship and get married, but first want to make sure they are looking their absolute best before saying “I Do” in front of family and friends. For Matt, that means full liposuction across his stomach and sides, replacing a missing tooth, and whitening his teeth. For Alexa, it’s ditching all the loose skin under her arms, having liposuction around her torso, getting a breast lift and implants, and a tummy tuck, along with new veneers. They’ve both decided to undergo these massive surgeries at the same time, then live apart during their recovery… all while planning the wedding of their dreams. They won’t see each other’s transformations until Alexa walks down the aisle on their wedding day. Will Alexa and Matt like what they see? How will these massive surgeries and time apart impact how they see themselves and each other? Can they live Happily Ever Altered? Viewers will have to tune-in to find out.
Happily Ever Altered is produced by Thinkfactory Media, an ITV America company, for Lifetime. Executive producers include Adam Reed, Adam Freeman, Tim Cohen-Laurie and Gina Rodriguez from Thinkfactory Media, alongside Shura Davison and Gena McCarthy from Lifetime.