What are Fajas? Why Should I Wear One?
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What are Fajas? Why Should I Wear One?

What are Fajas? Why Should I Wear One?

In Spanish, the direct translation of the word “Faja” is the belt. It is pronounced as “Fa ha”. 

By definition, it is a wide bright sash worn around the waist by Spaniards and Latin Americans

What are fajas? Why Should I Wear One?

Girdles are now known as Fajas, and they were brought from Colombia, one of the world’s leading cosmetic surgery centers, where they were mostly used by recovering liposuction, bbl, and tummy tuck patients to keep swelling to a minimum and maintain proper skin tightening. 

It has, however, been welcomed by young Latinas — and increasingly by other women — as a quick way to a curvy figure.

Even those in the business of selling fajas were amazed by their return; they had gone out of favor before being embraced for medical purposes. And there’s been an increase in their demand. 

They are available in a range of styles and sizes for both men and women, ranging from full-body suits to tight belly bands known as waist trainers or cinchers. 

The effects are determined by the fabric weight; they are available in Powernet fabrics, Lycra, cotton, nylon, and latex. The tighter and less stretchy the fabric is, the more flattering and curvy the Faja is.

Why should I wear a Faja?

We already know that Fajas were first created for women who have undergone plastic surgery to help them reduce swelling and to help the skin bind back faster after a liposuction procedure. Anyone who has gone through a plastic surgery procedure must wear a Faja for these reasons. In addition, you will get a better result if you wear the right Faja.

Women who have not had surgery have now embraced the use of a Faja to get a more defined “coke bottle” shape also known as an hourglass shape. 

Cynthia is a 27year old banker who has worn a Faja for the last one and a half years consistently and swears that it is responsible for her 28 inches waist and hourglass shape! Cynthia has never had surgery.

Women like Cynthia have resorted to wearing Fajas daily to get a more flattery figure even without having surgery. 

Because Fajas hold you in and give you a smooth look, they will aid with your overall shape and compression of your belly pouch. 

Fajas are shaped in the form of an hourglass or a Coke bottle. The way they work is that they mold your body into the shape of the Faja with consistent use. This means that the more consistently you wear your Faja, the more it “trains” your figure into the shape of an hourglass and the flatter your tummy becomes.

Combining the use of a Faja with a healthy diet and exercise makes your result even faster and more visible.

The choice of Faja would depend on individual preference and the particular area you choose to focus your efforts on.

Some people prefer a bodysuit Faja or a cincher-style Faja because they want to focus efforts on their tummy alone. For others, they prefer a full Faja with sleeves because they want to work on their tummy, thighs, and arms while for others they prefer a Faja that also can lift the butts because they want to accentuate their butts while flattening their tummy. 

It’s best to discuss your options with a Faja seller who understands all the options and can advise you accordingly.

Well-made Fajas can be quite expensive, so you should speak with someone who can help you make the right choice.

Fajas can also be custom made but custom Fajas are quite pricey. Make sure that you need a custom  Faja before you order one because OTC (over-the-counter) Fajas are also great and can be adjusted to suit your own measurements.


About Oluwakemi Oyefeso

Oluwakemi is a dedicated business owner and lifestyle coach. She started her business out of the passion for providing shapewear that works! She is also the founder of The Kesabeso:: Shape Your Body Community, a fitness and lifestyle community on Facebook. The community, which has over 3000 members, strives to encourage more women to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Apart from overseeing the running of her business, she also works part time as a Freelancer, helping others build their business by offering her services as administrative/ virtual assistant, social media manager, blogging and customer service representative. Before starting her own firm, she worked for over 15 years in various administrative jobs for several organizations, including a financial services company, an upstream oil servicing company, and others. She is the mother of three wonderful children.

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