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Spanx (Overview)

Spanx is a popular brand of body-enhancing undergarments.


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What is spanx?

What is spanx?

Compression garments: These are elastic compression garments akin to the old fashion girdle sold in department stores. Some people recommmend their use after cosmetic body contouring surgery however unlike their medical-grade counterparts they don't have zippers and can be harder to get in and out of early on after surgery. ...Read more

Spanx (Overview)

Spanx is a popular brand of body-enhancing undergarments.


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How to spanx work to motivate?

How to spanx work to motivate?

You look slimmer: A compression suit can make you appear to have slimmer waistline and hips. They fit well under clothing and are well constructed. However, it is temporary, and will disappear when you remove the garment. ...Read more

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Does spanx products work well?

Depends: Try it and see if you achieve the result that you are looking for. Its like trying on any other piece of clothing. Spanx is nothing more than an old fashioned girdle that is more comfortable. ...Read more

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Are there any health concerns of spanx?

Are there any health concerns of spanx?

No: Just make sure they are not too tight. When you remove them you should not be swollen in other areas, and the skin should not show major changes. ...Read more

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How effective are those spanx body shapers?

How effective are those spanx body shapers?

Good for mild cases: These can be effective for mild cases offering overweight and I often recommend them after liposuction to control swelling. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on spanx-type shapewear?

What is your opinion on spanx-type shapewear?

Great product: Spanx while having no real medical benefit can help to shape a persons body under clothes. ...Read more

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Any man who has used spanx, did you like them?

Any man who has used spanx, did you like them?

Concerns: Many men have concerns with the image conveyed by the spanx brand and so many men prefer underarmour or champion athletic type shirtss. ...Read more

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Eating well and I just thought of maybe using spanx for men to help me lose those extra pounds?

Eating well and I just thought of maybe using spanx for men to help me lose those extra pounds?

Diet & exercise...: ... Work for weight loss. Spanx do not help you to lose weight, just to make things look better under a shirt. ...Read more

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Will wearing spanx help you look like you have lost a few pounds and motivate you to do it on your own?

Will wearing spanx help you look like you have lost a few pounds and motivate you to do it on your own?

Possibly: Spanx is a nice, tight garment that may improve your body contour. Whether you'll be motivated enough to lose weight is up to you. ...Read more

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Would spanx help with my love handles?

The Spanx: May lessen the appearance of love handles while you are wearing it - but that doesn't mean that it will reduce love handles. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get a girdle or spanx?

Do you think I should get a girdle or spanx?

Both can work: It's a matter of fit, compression and comfort. Many of our liposuction patients use a more "constructed" girdle early on, and switch to spanx later. ...Read more

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Will spanx actually help your body slim down a little?

Probably not: You may get some local warmth in the area, but no clinically proven weight loss from wearing compressive garments. ...Read more

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What store would I find spanx's or athletic recovery compression gear?

What store would I find spanx's or athletic recovery compression gear?

Post lipo?: If you are trying ti buy post surgical garments try www. Marenagroup. Com or ask your plastic surgeon what he recommends. In larger cities such as miami we have many specialty stores that sell compression garments. ...Read more

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Would spanx for men help lose those extra pounds with good diet and exercise?

Would spanx for men help lose those extra pounds with good diet and exercise?

Diet and Exercise: The compression type garment gives the illusion of weight loss but only proper diet and exercise will result in actual weight loss. ...Read more

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What are the health concerns of spanx while pregnant?

What are the health concerns of spanx while pregnant?

Leg compression good: In general leg compression is an excellent idea during pregnancy. For this purpose, it may be better to get medical grade lower extremity compression garments rather than commercially available garments which come in limited sizes. ...Read more

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Are spanx as good as a lipo garment after liposuction?  

No: Surgical garments will offer more compression, additionally they are made with side zippers and are usually crotchless so they are far more convenient and comfortable in the early post operative period. Spanx are ok after the first several weeks. ...Read more

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How well do spanx work to shrink your belly?

How well do spanx work to shrink your belly?

How big is belly: For modest abdominal laxity and fullness, spans may provide short term control. W. ...Read more

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Does wearing a spanx raise your blood pressure?

Does wearing a spanx raise your blood pressure?

Should not: However, when you remove them, best to sit a while so that you don't notice a transient lowering of your pressure. ...Read more

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What's better than spanx for slimming the waist while at the fitness center?

What's better than spanx for slimming the waist while at the fitness center?

Many options: While spanx is a highly recognizes name brand, there are a variety of other less costly alternatives that are available in a variety of styles in order to effect body shaping goals. These can be purchased at walmart, sears, kmart, target and a variety of other retailers. ...Read more

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Spanx, girdle, or belly binder, which is best?

Spanx, girdle, or belly binder, which is best?

Depends: They all work slightly different, so it depends on what you are trying to treat. Spanx give mild support so good for minimal tumult or bulge control but ver comfortable. Girdle has firmer control so works better for more significant bulges, but much less comfortable. Belly binder may help since the waist. All three have some limited use after surgeries like liposuction and hernia repairs. ...Read more

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I'm afraid my mom will be mad when im starting to show. Should I buy spanx?

I'm afraid my mom will be mad when im starting to show. Should I buy spanx?

Spanx"the coverup? ": Please tell your mom that you are pregnant as this occured as an "undercover operation" and spanx will not provide a "coverup'" you need prenatal care immediately for a healthy baby, so it is ok to risk mom's anger. Remember, "whatever you do in the dark is going to come to the light eventually". ...Read more

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Can spanx really reduce stomach fat?

Can spanx really reduce stomach fat?

Not likely: Spanx are compression garments that may give the illusion of a slimmer figure when worn but there is no reason to think they will actually reduce the amount of fat a person has. ...Read more

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Can a girdle or spanx cause an increase in blood pressure?

Can a girdle or spanx cause an increase in blood pressure?

Only if ill fitted: Most pregnant girdles or support garments that are properly fitted do not increase blood pressure, but actually improve circulation. ...Read more

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Which spanx would work best to flatten my tummy while I work out?

Which spanx would work best to flatten my tummy while I work out?

Do u work 4 spanx?: These repeated questions for one product manufacturer seem suspicious! There is nothing magic about this. Many spandex or lycra type garments provide comparable support at a lower price point and are available at walmart, kohls, target, sears, kmart, etc. However, I am a firm believer in core strengthening exercises to enhance the abdominal wall musculature, posture, and relief of back pain. ...Read more

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Is there anything out there that is like a spanx that works to prevent DVT on flights?

Is there anything out there that is like a spanx that works to prevent DVT on flights?

Dvt: The best option is to use a support or compression stocking that includes the foot and calf during airplane travel
These work to stimulate the muscle vein pumps of the foot and calf to prevent blood pooling which occurs with prolonged sitting ...Read more

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