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shutterstock_83757535Trim your waist while you…sit? If this sounds too good to be true, that’s probably because it is. Sure, we’d all love to ditch a few extra pounds, especially in the belly area, but experts warn against using gimmicks like waist-training garments to get rid of it.

It’s a Fad, Not a Friend

Despite celebrity endorsement from the likes of Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Amber Rose, not only is waist-training ineffective, it can actually be detrimental to your health. The idea behind wearing these waist-trainers is that by molding your waist to fit the tight corset-like garment, your body will eventually modify itself to fit that mold. But this couldn’t be farther from the truth.

In reality, waist-training is nothing but another fad that isn’t backed by any research. But unlike some other ridiculous yet harmless fads, these modern-day corsets actually squish your lungs and ribs so much that it can be difficult to breath while wearing them. Some women have even passed out in these devices.

But I’ve Tried Exercise, Honest!

Okay, so if waist-training gimmicks won’t work, what’s to be done about that stubborn fat that just won’t go away? Even with a regular exercise routine and a healthy diet, some areas of fat can really be resistant, despite your best efforts. If this is the case for you, cosmetic procedures like liposuction may be your best bet.

While there’s no way to target specific pockets of fat through exercise, that’s exactly what liposuction can do. If you’ve already accomplished your weight loss goals but just have a few last pesky pounds that aren’t responding to exercise, liposuction can treat those areas, leaving you with a slimmer shape. And the best part? You don’t have to sacrifice your breathing.