- Your skin may chafe. When you wear something as constraining as a waist trainer for hours on end, your skin rubs together and against the fabric, resulting in chafing, irritation, and often times, a rash.
- It squeezes your organs. Wearing a waist trainer compresses the areas of your body you’re targeting. The internal organs such as the stomach and intestines can suffer serious damage.
- It causes difficulty breathing. Waist trainers also compress your diaphragm and lungs, making it more difficult to breathe. Your body needs oxygen to function properly, so when you restrict your intake, this can lead to infections and pneumonia. You can also get dizzy and lightheaded, which can lead to fainting.
- Bruised ribs. Many of those who don these restrictive garments have suffered from bruised ribs, which is a very painful injury.
- It can cause acid reflux. As we mentioned above, these devices push up your stomach and diaphragm, which can make digestion difficult and cause acid reflux.
The latest fad for slimming down is waist training, with celebrities ranging from Kim and Khloe Kardashian to Amber Rose and Jessica Alba touting its benefits. Yet what many don’t realize is that these tortuous looking devices can do more harm than good. Read on to learn about some of the potential risks o wearing these contortionist contraptions—and you’ll realize that your best bet is to follow a healthy diet, exercise and do Lipo-Light sessions to lose inches and sculpt your body.