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I survived BodyTite, Part 3
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It was 1:45 PM when I laid down on the operating table which was comfy, padded and had a pillow. They handed me the remote control to a Samsung flatscreen TV suspended on the wall. I switched it on to Bagets on Cinema One.

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Next door, I could hear the voice of a famous actor who has been going to Dr. Belo for 18 years. No wonder he is amazingly well-preserved unlike his brother.↑
I asked how long the procedure would take, so I texted the driver to go home and come back at 6 PM.
The anesthesiologist plugged the Twilight in. It’s an IV that kind of puts you to sleep.
I watched Bagets. Then my world started to get woozy. It felt like my soul was leaving my body. I was truly scared, just like I was while having my C-section (twice).
My heart pounded and I thought, this must be how it feels to die. I started praying.
They covered my eyes with a dark green towel, if I remember correctly. I could hear them talking and doing stuff to my body, but I felt no pain and the fear was gone.
After some time, they woke me up. Is it done? Yes. It went really well.
I called for my nurse and asked her to massage my feet.
I wondered if Dr. Belo was around. I wanted to thank her. No, I wanted to hug her, but she was gone.
I asked for my cellphone. I wanted to call my dad and Jeroen. I almost called my Dad, but I remembered, husband first.
I called Jeroen to say, “I’m done.” He said he was on his way home from work and asked me what I wanted to eat. I said, I have no appetite.
I saw I had a missed call from my Dad. I called him and said, “I’m OK.” I can’t remember what else was said, but he always says something nice.
Before I left I asked the nurse to take a picture of my fat. Almost 2 liters, I think.
Can you imagine I was carrying that on my arms?

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I don’t know how I made it home. But somehow I got myself in the car, up the stairs. I went to bed and felt hungry.
Jeroen fed me Kim Chiu’s diet (three siomais) and I was full.
Then I had an urge to brush my teeth. I felt energized and went to the bathroom with the nurse. While brushing my teeth I saw blood dripping on the sink, on the floor. A bit freaky but we didn’t panic as we were briefed that this would happen, hence the sanitary pads taped on my wounds.
I sat on the toilet lid so that nurse could change my dressing. I started to feel faint and had that feeling my soul was leaving the body again.
I heard voices but couldn’t see. The next thing I was on Jeroen’s side of the bed. How did I get here?
I fainted. Again, we were briefed that I could faint due to the Twilight, so we weren’t scared.
I had no pain, I was in good spirits, until hunger and pain hit me at 10:30 PM.
I asked for Ponstan. For the first time I started to feel sorry for myself and cried. Jeroen told me, don’t cry, the worst is over.
I figured, I should eat something. I had a burger in my mind, but I ate banana chips instead. Banana chips saved my life.
Ponstan kicked in and I felt OK again. But I didn’t and couldn’t fall asleep and so I watched a Bethenny Frankel marathon on iTunes (my idol).
In the morning I was well enough to take a shower without passing out.
(To be continued)

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According sa aking research ang bodytite and vaserlipo ay less bruises, past recovery and less pain compared mo sa traditional liposuction. May mga videos available sa youtube during the procedure na gising ang pasyente nakakatayo pa kapag may part sa katawan ng pasyente kailangan i-sculpt.

Ms. Cecille, Ask ko lang kung bakit mabagal ang recovery after ng procedure, it seems na traditional liposuction ginawa sayo. Totoo ba na ang bodytite procedure ay di pa approved ng FDA?

Magaling ka Mars! Iwas ka muna sa matatamis tulad ng babana chips. I recommend papaya and fresh pineapple.

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Khun Concepcion

love reading your stuff but did you have to show that photo of the bloody fat? *eyes-glazing-about-to-hurl*

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I went @#W%^%$@%$%$ when I saw that 2 bottles. D:

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Tina Tagle

I love your Dad :o) he is the sweetest!

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CVS Reply:

he is πŸ™‚

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Dang! Now I will seriously save up for a BodyTite procedure soon! I need Belo to make miracle for my arms!! Hope ur doing better now Ms. C!

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CVS Reply:

i am. thanks!

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Ging

I like Bethenny too. From zero to a new family and million dolaar business! I’m excited to see the end result of your bodytite. Will you post the before and after pictures?

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CVS Reply:

probably not. hehe

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Ms. C, thank you for documenting this. πŸ™‚ Maybe some people will get grossed out or some people will also think it’s TMI but for me, it pays to be informed pa din. No pain, no gain-Β  que bodytite or diet pa yan. πŸ™‚ That said, I hope you get well soon and I’m looking forward to seeing pictures of your non-dolman arms! πŸ™‚ PS. I never really thought you looked fat anyway. Does that mean no more Haagen Dazs coffee ice cream forever? πŸ™ [Reply]CVS Reply:June 27th, 2011 at 11:36 AMah no. πŸ™‚ [Reply]The_Sung_Empress Reply:June 27th, 2011 at 4:38… Read more »

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I was so engrossed in reading this that I felt so sorry for you, I was thinking you were such a brave soul in going through such an ordeal, what with all the blood spurting out of your body, and then i read this –Β Jeroen fed me Kim Chiu’s diet (three siomais) and I was full. –Β muntik na ako nahulog sa upuan ko kakatawa!! You’re such a funny cat, Ms. C. Aylavet!! πŸ™‚

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I would like to do bodytite too…but how? I mean how much lol. Do i have to live in Manila for how many weeks? Thanks and get well soon. Please share some photos of the results.

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CVS Reply:

this will give you an idea
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=42897629409&topic=32937

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get well soon! πŸ™‚ my friend wants to try bodytite, i told her to read your blog. and sa bagets, sino type mo ms. c? hehe! [Reply]CVS Reply:June 26th, 2011 at 7:57 PMbefore si Raymond Lauchengco, keke [Reply]The_Sung_Empress Reply:June 27th, 2011 at 10:10 AMMy Ates had a huge crush on Raymond Lauchengco before. Talagang boy-next-door ang appeal nya. He’s now reinvented himself as a photographer, I think, and has the cutest kids!!! πŸ™‚ [Reply]First Wives Club Reply:June 27th, 2011 at 3:27 PMPhotographer si Raymond? Parang hindi naman. Still a singer. πŸ™‚ And yes, he has the cutest kids. πŸ™‚ Adorable.… Read more »

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Winter_kiss17

Around how much for arms procedure?

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mejo lang..nahilo ako sa kwento ng dripping blood.. hope youre ok na..

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CVS Reply:

i am, thanks πŸ™‚

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My gahd. I could only imagine if I undergo BodyTite (which I am seriously considering), mapupuno ko siguro four or five na boteng ganyan! I have arms as big as a child’s leg, mind you.

No stitches, yes?

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CVS Reply:

none

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Anonymous

Ms. C, nanghina ako sa blog entry mo na ito! Gash! I hope you are well!

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CVS Reply:

i’m OK. medyo aji itchyban lang ang bruises

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The_Sung_Empress Reply:

“Aji itchyban” – LOL! May bago na naman akong ipapaliwanag na Chuva term to my expat officemates who now also read your blog. πŸ™‚

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oh god, the sight of the fat is just so freaky scary! i have big arms myself–combo of fat and muscle– and ive always been thinking that lipo should do the trick. wag na lang. πŸ™ anyway, hope you’re doing well CVS.Β 

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the time you felt that your soul is leaving your body reminds me of the movie Insidious. scray! and Oh! your arm fats is like strawberry milk shake!

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CVS Reply:

thanks. I will never have strawberry milkshake again (coffee milkshake na lang, haha)

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Hi Ms C,

How long did the procedure take? And how much was it for the arms? Do you also have the “bugbug” marks after?Β 
Hope you are better as you read this πŸ™‚

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CVS Reply:

procedure was around 3 hours, said nurse. yes I have bugbug marks na makati and yes, i feel better everyday. I just have band-aids na lang

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Let me guess, Richard Gutierrez.. I remember the famous line that Vicky had drop as a joke before but was not taken lightly by … :p I hope you recover well.. TC.. πŸ™‚ [Reply]CVS Reply:June 26th, 2011 at 10:19 AMnope [Reply]Anonymous Reply:June 26th, 2011 at 11:19 AMI think it s raymart martinez and albert martinez. Correct me if im wrong but as far as I know, Albert martinez is one of Belo’s endorsers [Reply]dontaskmetosmile Reply:June 27th, 2011 at 2:56 PMRaymart Martinez? Albert and William have a brother named Raymart? I expect no, because “Raymart” is not necessarily a common name.… Read more »

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Albert Martinez. He has had Aptos thread lift (I’m not gossiping, I remember reading this years ago. He endorsed this under Belo.)

There are a lot of male actors who have plastic surgery. I was watching a vintage (1970s) movie on DVD recently and I had to make a “before” and “after” research on Google on this mestizo actor who seemed to have grown a matangos na ilong… maybe if it weren’t that he was mestizo the matangos look wouldn’t have suited him.

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You like Bethenny too?!?!?!?! I saw her, Jason and baby Brynn while I was waiting to cross the street( they were standing next to me!!!!).

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CVS Reply:

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Phinliasmom

Your account on your experience is very informative. It will surely help lot of patients who wants to undergo the same procedure

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P0nggi

cecile, seriously, nanglambot ako when I saw the two bottles of fat. I wanted to puke the ice cream I ate which I actually really enjoyed on such a hot day. Do you feel better?

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CVS Reply:

yes i’m good, sorry bout that :))

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Naman.. ba’t mo pa sinama ang photo na yan? πŸ™Β 

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CVS Reply:

sorry pouhz…

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Lucy

I hope you are feeling better – inside and out. Question – what do they do with the fat collected from the patients?

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CVS Reply:

meatballs? i dunno. lol

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The_Sung_Empress Reply:

Basta wag Swedish meatballs!

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Hazel Reply:

Soap! Lol.

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Soap! Lol.

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get well. πŸ™‚

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CVS Reply:

thank you πŸ™‚

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ALBERT MARTINEZ!

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Sorry but the picture of your fat reminded me of this freak artist who made meatballs out of his own fat (and even served it).
http://inventorspot.com/articles/liposuction_art_14213

Your fat looks like strawberry yogurt. Yes, kadiri ako, sorry. πŸ™

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CVS Reply:

gross!

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Those bottles of fat remind me of Fight Club. πŸ˜›Β 

I didn’t think you looked fat at all, but to each his own, I guess. πŸ™‚ Look forward to seeing your thinner arms. πŸ˜€

– first-time commenter

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CVS Reply:

thank you πŸ™‚

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Joe Reply:

That ‘Do Not Overfill’ label on the bottle looks ‘nauseating.’Β 

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CVS Reply:

lol. good thing i did not

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Joe Reply:

Lucky you didn’t, or else you would have used the same bottle for it. LOL!Β 

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Jing Panganiban-M. Reply:

Tiis-ganda πŸ™‚

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