WHAT ABOUT LIPO/GASTRIC BANDING/OTHER SURGERIES AND CORSET WAIST TRAINING?
Q. In 2005 I paid around $10K for lipo and more than just
my abdominal area done. I'm happy with the results
overall, but I thought they would be more dramatic.
I can still pinch the fat so I guess that means it has
expanded after surgery. I know that lipo involves
permanent removal of fat cells, but it is not reasonable
to get rid of all the cells. Is it realistic of me to
corset waist train? I wish I had known about you guys
after I had my surgery. The compression garments I used
never fit right and were too weak.
A. Satisfaction with results depend on what you hope to
Several post-lipo clients have come to use to order a
well-fitting custom corset to compress the waist better
than do the elasticized bands normally used. Regarding
results, I have heard from several clients that lipo
sculpt out the sides of your waist or deal with
minimizing the "love handles." My research also reveals that
you must follow a moderate diet after lipo, or the fat
cells may indeed plump up again and you will lose the benefit
you may have received from the surgery. Indeed a plastic
surgeon appearing on August 27 on the "Dr. Oz" tv show, said that
fat taken out of one part via lipo, will or may come right back on
in another place. Usually fat taken out of the thigh or belly
area comes back in the arms, he said, creating the "pop eye"
I believe that corset waist training will target the love
handles and reduce them, even after lipo. If you issue is
your lower belly, be sure that you measure low enough in front
to cover that area, and consider ordering a straight-front
corset (encouraged by a wider stainless steel front busk).
Certainly some improvement and maintenance of your investment
in both lipo will result if you wear your corset to cut
portion size and reduce your hunger, plus improve posture.
Q. Gastric banding seems the way to go since it is cheaper
than tummy bypass surgery. What do you think?
A. I can't say for certain since I am not a physician,
and don't have the details about your genetics, former
dieting efforts and results, and present lifestyle.
been told by several physicians that banding creates a similar
pressure on the tummy as external corseting with the
results of diminishing hunger after you eat a much smaller
amount of food than normal. I surmise that banding will
involve general anaesthesia and surgery, for some thousands of
dollars. Why not try corset waist-training first,
for only three
months of moderate effort and an investment of only
about from $300 to $500 for a suitable
waist-training corset that you can
wear for many, many years, even if you end up with the