Australian woman Samantha Wilson has taken a drastic approach in whittling her waist down to a teeny-tiny 15 inches - and she's documenting it all on social media.
Using corset training - also known as 'tightlacing' - the 26-year-old has spent the past two years shrinking her natural 30-inch waist using corsets in order to achieve her desired 'hourglass result'.
Samantha has told LADbible: "I started training because I didn't like my boxy shape. I was using latex trainers but those aren't good for the extreme body modification I wanted to do."
Looking at her account, it certainly looks to have worked, with Sam's waist now down to a minuscule 16-inches when corseted and 22 inches when uncorseted, though she said she hopes to lose just one more inch.
Speaking to the Daily Star, Sam said she usually wore her 18-inch corset to work, though admitted she often experienced 'gut issues' as a result of the extreme method.
"It's only painful if you rush and don't buy a proper fitting corset," she said.
"If there's any pinching, numbness, pain, raw skin, large gaps at the ribs or hips when the corset is closed, then those are signs of an ill-fitting corset."
While Sam loves her extreme curves, she revealed that it has previously caused issues when it comes to romance.
"I have a husband that ran out on me, a boyfriend and a man I screw on the side on occasions and neither of them like it," she said.
Dubbed as a form of body modification, corset training is certainly not new, with many famous pin-up stars often using the extreme measure to achieve an 'enviable' waist' in the 1950s.
But while the end result may look appealing, some medical experts warn that waist training can have long-term damaging side-effects, including a weakened core, pelvic floor problems, organ damage and digestive issue.
"Just because a celebrity promotes it doesn't mean that it's safe or that it works or that it's proven," spinal surgeon Dr. Paul Jeffords said of the trend.
"If I were to take a rubber band and wrap it around my finger tightly and leave it there for an hour, I'm going to have this indentation in my soft tissue, but it's not going to be permanent.
"An hour later, my finger is going to look normal again.
However, the damage caused by a waist trainer could be permanent.
"My focuses as a spinal surgeon are the musculature effects and what effect does it have on the spine, the bones, the ligaments, the nerves," Jeffords added.
"And certainly, there can be some significant side effects with the prolonged use of these type of devices."
Health and wellness expert Dr. Tasneem Bhatia agreed, saying: "It just crams all of your organs together. So over a long period of time, wearing it too much and too frequently, it can cause damage too."
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