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Is wearing bodyshaper good for women?

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Dr. Jessica Allan
Dr. Jessica Allananswered
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
How is it good?: I do not think there have been any evidence based trials looking at the health benefits. Perhaps a woman may feel more self confident in a body shaper. Or the person viewing the woman body may find the form more pleasing in the fashion. However you could find a woman stating it is bad because it is not free form of the body and that now all women will feel obligated to wear body shapers to appear.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
If you mean: Something like a corset or garment to shape you it will not harm you in any way unless it is too tight and cuts off your circulation.

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