For nearly a year, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Vicki Belo tried to convince actress Ruffa Gutierrez, one of the leading celebrity endorsers of the Belo clinic, to undergo an invasive procedure for body contouring and removing unwanted loose skin on her tummy brought about by childbirth.
Even when she gave birth to her two daughters – Lorin and Venice – Ruffa has not done any surgical procedure, as she delivered her babies the normal way. That’s why the actress-TV host initially had apprehensions about surgery.
However, in an industry where good looks predominantly matter, Ruffa is aware she has to be confident every time she faces the camera. And among the important factors to consider is to keep a svelte body, smooth skin and blemish-free face.
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 disclosed. “Then I saw Jinkee Pacquiao and I know she underwent the same procedure with Belo. Even my mom was telling me how slim Jinkee is now.”
Ruffa’s series of showbiz commitments also prevented her from doing an invasive procedure, which she initially thought, would sideline her. “I thought I needed 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,” TV 5’s Paparazzi host and lead star of Nagbabagang Bulaklak said.
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 in some patients after having undergone a liposuction procedure.
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 explained that BodyTite is perfect to be used in areas which tend to be loose like the inner thighs, arms and the abdomen. This happens when the skin is damaged by multiple pregnancies and stretch marks which hamper contraction.
BodyTite contoured Ruffa’s body after childbirth and gave it a tighter, firmer tone. “I was convinced that BodyTite was just the perfect procedure to remedy the loose skin in my body.”
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.
Ruffa insisted she has nothing against cosmetic surgery. “There is nothing wrong with having something done in your body or even your face, especially with showbiz stars who want to maintain their good looks. There’s nothing shocking about that anymore. I’m seen on TV all the time and even when I am out of the spotlight, I owe it to the public to look good.”