Kim Kardashian has done it. Jessica Alba too. But can you really credit a corset for “training” your curves into all the right places? The short answer is no. In fact, squeezing things too tightly for too long could actually put you at risk for serious health concerns.
Referred to as “waist training,” this body shaping trend is really not much different than shrink wrapping your Spanx on so that it’s super tight. By strapping on a rigid corset or fabric wrap, you can instantly slim your silhouette and reshape those curves, so that your waist is teeny-tiny and your belly and love handles have a smooth contour. The idea that it can help you to lose fat or reshape your anatomy permanently, however? It’s a myth. Take that corset off and your body will go back to looking exactly as it did before you started wearing it no matter how long it’s been on.
And herein lies the problem.
While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wearing a form-fitting corset for the evening to fine tune your curves, wearing it for days, weeks or even months, as celebrities claim to do, can cause health problems that range from acid reflux to bone bruising. Too-tight garments can also leave you with an oxygen shortage and decrease blood flow to the heart.
So what’s the answer for a girl looking for a real solution to permanently reshaping her contours? Take our advice: If you’re looking to eliminate love handles, slim your waist, or banish bra fat, there are safe, effective and permanent solutions, including liposuction and CoolScultping, that can deliver the results you’re looking for. When you’re ready, call us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Davis: 856.424.1700