Waist training is similar to fad diets and many fitness fads. It may provide some temporary waist thinning, but it ultimately does not provide a safe, long-term solution to weight or fat loss. Long-term use of waist trainers can lead to organ damage. It can also lead to digestive issues, such as acid reflux.
While there have been some dangers linked to corsets and waist trainers, as a whole, corsets don't cause any harm when worn properly.
Muscles. Wearing a corset for a very extended period of time can result in muscle atrophy and lower-back pain. The pectoral muscles also become weak after extensive tightlacing. These weakened muscles cause a greater reliance on the corset.
Women were often laced so tightly their breathing was restricted leading to faintness. Compressing the abdominal organs could cause poor digestion and over time the back muscles could atrophy. In fact, long term tight lacing led to the rib cage becoming deformed.
Although a corset does not cause you to lose weight directly, some people find that a corset acts a bit like an external lap band while they are laced in. You may find that eating many meals throughout the day with smaller portions is more comfortable than the traditional 3 large meals in a day.
The medical community, such as the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, doesn't generally support the use of waist trainers for any amount of time, much less at night. Reasons not to wear one while sleeping include: potential impact on acid reflux, hindering proper digestion.
When you wear a waist trainer, it pushes on your organs. They may shift positions or experience reduced blood flow, which can affect how well they function. If it goes on for a long time, this damage may be permanent.
No, the corset is actually very dangerous if it is not used properly. There is the risk of accidently shifting internal organs and pushing them closely together and there is no scientific data indicating accurate results from wearing the garment.
The typical corset does not come up to the shoulders so wearing a corset will never affect all your ribs. The ribs that are most affected are the last 2 pairs. These are the floating ribs which don't extend up to the breastbone/sternum.
However, you can expect a corset to somewhat hinder the breathing in the lower part of your lungs, especially if you're wearing an overbust corset. Studies done in the 1800's showed that lung capacity can be decreased up to 30 percent, with the average being approximately 20 percent.
In choosing to wear a corset instead of a bra, you can benefit from a more natural boost, without the need to introduce lots of padding or similar. Corsets offer support as well as a boost, for a flattering shape as well as a comfortable fit.
According to Hourglass Angel, wearing a corset for eight to 12 hours a day can increase perspiration and heat. The outlet also said that when eating, you might feel a bit of pressure while wearing a corset because your stomach can't expand due to the constriction.
If you're wondering whether sleeping with a waist trainer on is a good idea because it maximizes the time wearing the undergarment, the answer is no. Do not wear a waist trainer while you sleep.
Through wearing a waist trainer, also known as a waist cincher, that is uncomfortably tighter than it should be, specifically a steel-boned corset, over a prolonged period of time, your organs can actually move permanently and result in permanent internal damage.
Corsets are not designed to permanently reduce the waist size, only when the corset is being worn should the waist appear smaller.
The fact is that corset training results are semi-permanent and your body will generally fill out again once you stop. This doesn't mean that waist training with a corset won't have some effect on your body shape over time.
A well fitted, properly adjusted corset will not cause pain, discomfort or shortness of breath. Corsets feel good. Like a hug, or an embrace. Many people find comfort in the feeling of wearing a snug-fitting garment such as a corset, or even a girdle.
Waist training simply doesn't work
Contrary to what celebrities say, waist training will not reduce belly fat, make you lose weight, or give you similar results to liposuction. All a waist trainer can do is squeeze your torso for a temporary change in appearance.
If you go to the gym and lost 20lbs of fat,that fat doesn't move somewhere else. Rather, it metabolises into carbon dioxide and leaves your body through breathing. And also through your sweat glads and urine. The fact that you are waist training does NOT automatically mean the you will shed weight!
Waist trainers need to be worn 8-10 hours a day for weeks to months to produce results, and usually require diet and exercise to shape the body.
Before you wear your brand new waist trainer to the gym, we recommend that you wear it daily for at least 1 to 2 weeks first to "season" it. Although "seasoning" it is not a must, it is still highly recommended because you might end up feeling quite breathless as you work out in your unseasoned waist trainer.
Once you take the shapewear off your body is still the same underneath. So while shapewear might flatter your body, it can't change it permanently.