Waist trimmers are not a new concept. In fact, if you turn the pages back in time, even in the old days women would use corsets as a waist trimmer. The use of corsets was a form of cosmetic modification, which was termed as corset training. In this, the women would wear tight corsets to get a definite shape on their waist and enhance their bust region.
Over time, the idea of using waist trimmers’ slowly evolved to where it stands today. However, there are still some extreme body modifications, which require the use of waste trimmers or corsets. One such modification that is practiced even today is Tightlacing.
The extreme body modification of Tightlacing
Regular waist trimmers help you melt your fat and improve your posture; the same is applicable with Tightlacing. Although the concept may be very similar between the two, however, in tightlaciing people have taken it to the extremes to modify their waist. In some cases, women have also gone to the extremes for shrinking their waist size so much that it has affected their organs.
In tightlacing, men and women use extreme shape wear called steel bone corsets to get the desired waist shape. In this form of body modification, they keep on wearing the corset for hours together and sometimes even for months. In a way, they restrict their waist and make it as small as possible.
The potential risks of Tightlacing
No doubt, Tightlacing helps to improve your posture, flatten your stomach and gives your bust line a nice shape; however, there is a dangerous side to this form of body modification. The posture modifier that you use in Tightlacing has to be very tight. This in turn can have a drastic effect on the internal organs.
In fact, various evidences and images show the comparison of the placement of internal organs. In this form of body modification, the internal organs are practically close to each other and do not have much space between them. During this process, a person undergoes a lot of pain. The materials that are used in this form of waist trimming varies from whalebone to wood and even steel. All these materials have no flexibility whatsoever.
Record holders for the smallest waist due to extreme body modifications
As per the Guinness World record, in 1999, the person with the smallest waist was an American woman named Cathie Jung. Her waist measured close to 15” or 38.1 cm with a corset. According to the Record, the only time she removed her corset was when she would go for a shower. She also earned the title of being known as the Corset Queen.
Another notable mention of a girl that is known for her small waste and Barbie Doll looks is Valeria Lukyanova. This model has earned the name of the Real life Barbie since she has modified her body so much. Not only has she transformed the overall look of her face but on top of it, she also has a very small waist.
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