But it took Dr. Vicki Belo nearly a year to convince Ruffa Gutierrez to undergo an invasive procedure to remove unwanted loose skin on her tummy brought about by childbirth.
Her two daughters, Lorin and Venice, were delivered the normal way, that’s why the TV presenter/actress initially had apprehensions about surgery.
Ruffa admits she had long wanted to get rid of the loose skin on her body.
“I’ve tried different exercises, workout, diet, but nothing seemed to work for me,” Ruffa. “Then I saw Jinkee Pacquiao who underwent the same procedure with Belo.”
Ruffa’s numerous show biz commitments also prevented her from doing an invasive procedure, which she initially thought, would sideline her.
“I thought I would need at least a week to recover, but Dr. Vicki assured me I could work the next day, so that was another factor that convinced me.”
True enough, Ruffa was mobile the day after her Bodytite procedure.
Bodytite or what is known as Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL), addresses the problem of predominantly loose skin seen on some patients after undergoing liposuction.
Bodytite is a minimally invasive procedure which uses radio frequency (RF) energy applied over the skin and into the fat layer to allow simultaneous lipolysis and skin tightening.
Dr. Belo says Bodytite is best for areas that tend to be loose like the inner thighs, arms and the abdomen.
This happens when skin is damaged by multiple pregnancies and stretch marks, which hamper contraction.
Since Ruffa expressed her desire to have another baby, if ever she decides to remarry, Dr. Vicki assured there is no problem in giving birth again even after the Bodytite procedure.
French ready-to-wear brand, A.P.C. opens a temporary store this Holy Wednesday on the 2nd level of Rockwell’s Power Plant Mall.
Founded in 1988 by Tunisian-born designer Jean Touitou, A.P.C. stands for Atelier de Production et de Création.
The brand is known for its minimalist design, clean lines and simple patterns.
Logos are rarely visible and pieces tend to incorporate the characteristics of military garments.
With a flagship store at 39 Rue Madame 75006 Paris, it has expanded significantly worldwide in London, Tokyo, Osaka, two in New York City (Brooklyn and Soho), two in Hong Kong, and West Hollywood.
In Manila, A.P.C. is exclusively distributed by Homme et Femme.
English artist and designer Thomas Heatherwick (seated below) has produced a startling twist on conventional furniture design—a functional chair formed from a single profile rotated through 360 degrees.
Aptly called “Spun”, it transforms the domestic seat into a beautifully rendered spinning top.
It allows the sitter to swivel in a circular rocking motion, including being able to rotate in a complete circle.
Watch how fascinating:
Produced in Italy by MAGIS, Spun is available in Dimensione stores at Bonifacio High Street and Rockwell for Php 28,950.
When Jeroen convinced me to move to my own site, I had to think a lot about the blog design.
I wanted it to look homey and cozy, much like a Muji house.
Through the help of Takatoshi Kimachi, Jason Jaring, Yodel Pe, Mark Bautista and Van Porciuncula, here I am now.
The colors, wooden background, plus the logo designed by AJ Dimarucot are very much Muji-inspired.
As a big fan of Muji, I am pleased to announce a special housewarming gift from Muji Philippines—Php 10,000 worth of Muji gift certificates for one lucky winner.
This is only the first of many housewarming gifts for readers of Chuvaness.com.
The contest is simple enough, just like the brand.
1) Open to anyone in the Philippines with both Twitter and Facebook accounts.
3) Complete the sentence and tweet in 140 characters or less: If I had P10,000 to spend on Muji, I would _____________________ @jiritajackson #mujipromo
4) Please like my egg for charity on Facebook!
5) Promo ends on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 6 PM.
6) Winner will be chosen via lottery on Tuesday and announced here and on Twitter.
Special thanks to Stores Specialists Inc. and Muji Philippines for this wonderful giveaway.
Muji is located at Bonifacio High Street and the Powerplant Mall at Rockwell.