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Permanent Waist Reduction: Fact or Fiction?

The beauty of a corset is that it can provide instant results by nipping in your waist as soon as you get all trussed up. But what happens when you take your corset off? Will your waist remain smaller than it was before you began waist training?

Yes and no.

Permanent results:

If you treat your waist training as a set regimen (much like one would treat a new diet or exercise regimen), then over time, you will likely shed some weight, and it is the weight loss that might help reduce the overall circumference of your waist. The general rule of thumb is for every 5lbs you shed, you will lose one inch from your waist.

However, it is extremely important to note that this is not a guarantee, even if you do find that wearing your corset has helped you shed weight. Each body is different and each person sheds weight differently and in different places. Some may lose weight almost everywhere but their waist. This is purely genetic and if you are truly unhappy with the shape you've been dealt, then it is a good idea to seek the advice of a certified fitness trainer and nutritionist/dietitian.

For those who treat waist training as a lifestyle, such as someone like Cathie Jung (more on her below), then there is evidence that years of wear and consistent waist training can reshape one' floating ribs. But again, this is if/when waist training literally becomes a part of your 24/7 daily routine/lifestyle.

Temporary results:

Overall, the dramatic difference that a corset delivers while you are wearing it will only last until the corset comes off; it is most unlikely that the hourglass shape you've got when all trussed up will remain once the corset comes off. Regular wear or waist training cannot re-shape one's body unless taken to the extreme, such as someone like Cathie Jung:

Cathie Jung

 

But results like Cathie's come from having waist trained/tight laced since 1992 and she wears her corset quite literally, 24/7.

As always, if you do decide to give waist training a go, we highly recommend that you seek the advice of a healthcare professional before you begin.

Happy lacing!

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