Most women swear by them. The faja girdles that many women use after lipo-suction is still considered the ultimate body sculpting tool when rushing on a night out and your jeans are making your hips and bottom look somewhat wider than usual.
Created in Colombia – the cosmetic surgery capital of the world - 50 years ago, faja girdle (wrap) is a corset style item that moves the organs slightly to give off the hourglass effect that ladies around the world – excluding supermodels – desperately seek. There are concerns that the garment alone is too restrictive for everyday use, but on an interim basis the faja can make a huge difference.
The distributor for faja says his export escalated by 47% in 2011 and is already on its way to meeting more than that target this coming year. Celebrities are queuing to buy the faja. Some prefer the Spanx because they feel it is more comfortable and was created for everyday use. The faja girdle was originally made for women in the sixties but were hugely criticised because women felt they were completely anti-feminism and a symbol of repression. The girdle was then adopted quite aggressively by the medical community with doctors and surgeons started using them for lipo-suction patients, as a means to after surgery assistance and to keep the skin tight so the body may heal.
Recently the Latin American women in New York expressed that they have been using the faja girdle for many years as the perfect body sculpting garment. Importers and suppliers have confirmed that as much as they rejected the faja in the seventies it has become an extremely popular item of clothing amongst the younger girls nowadays. Many now order online when they cannot find the girdles in-store.
Regardless of size and year of initial design and production, the faja girdle’s popularity has just skyrocketed. Men and women from every walk of life are stocking up on them. Men have not been left out of the equation and can also stock up on their own belly bands and tight jumpsuits to wear under their suits and party clothes.
Available in a variety of colours and fabrics, the faja girdle gives men and women a serious self-esteem boost when they slip on the lycra, nylon, latex and nylon girdles. Where some may find these garments pretty restrictive the market suppliers have come to understand that there is a need for a slightly softer version. The faja girdle is certainly making an impact now, even if it did take 50 years.
Vida Denning is a freelance writer who came across the Faja girdle while researching mens designer clothing.