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Ok, I'm only a week out. But I've lost just over 21 lbs since starting my post op liquid diet. I'm getting concerned about a jiggly body. Will shape wear help lessen the jiggles? In other words, will the shape wear help me firm up if I wear it or is it just going to hold everything in and prevent to appearance of jiggle to on lookers?

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Well, buggers to the onlookers, IMO. I wear compression garments when I work out because it simply is uncomfortable with the jigglies. Then, I caught myself in the mirror and I was like, "Hey ... this stuff really pulls everything together. I've worn it under shirts occassionally and it helped me to feel a little bit better about myself and what I was doing with this whole WLS thing. I felt good and that is all that was important.

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Ok, I'm only a week out. But I've lost just over 21 lbs since starting my post op liquid diet. I'm getting concerned about a jiggly body. Will shape wear help lessen the jiggles? In other words, will the shape wear help me firm up if I wear it or is it just going to hold everything in and prevent to appearance of jiggle to on lookers?

Hi onelessfatgirl (love your name!)

I think the Shapewear will only make you appear less jiggley, & don't believe wearing it will firm you up. Only exercise & surgery can do that! But what a great thought! ;)

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Thank heavens for shape wear! No, it won't actually get rid of any loose skin or jiggles, but it definitely reduces the appearance. I have one that goes from right above my knee to right below my bust. The only clothing that I have been spending money on since surgery is bras & shape wear. For me, It's all about hiding the loose skin & jiggles until I am at a weight where I can have plastic surgery. I've already started saving for a trip to Mexico! Yes, exercise helps & is so good for us of course. Unfortunately, most of us will need (or want) plastics in the long run. Good luck!

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Spanx are my newest bff! I have always worn them, but I love them even more now... They hold in all the jiggles! While I know for a fact they don't help firm me up, they help me look good and stay confident while I work my ass off (litterally) in the gym to firm it up on my own...

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I wear a gridle aka FAJA ( spanish ) and girl does it hold it in , i look like jlo after im in there! But serious i wear mine and its like making my body stay its actually molding mybbody ! N i am big on my apperance so this works for me

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They don't actually firm things up, but they can make things look firmer.

WARNING: You may need help taking the things off. My husband had to rescue me a time or two. Personally, I prefer not to wear them.

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They will only keep u from jiggling. I like to wear them from the waist down to my knees because around the incisions, they tend to hurt after awhile.

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Pdxman, where do you get them for men?

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Check out the equipment section under my blog for all my ramblings related to clothing and whatnots.

You can get them at any sporting goods shop. Amazon, of course, too. Under Armour and Nike are the ones I recommend.

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Love my Spanx! After losing 82 pounds, last week I actually wore a form fitting sweater dress to work. I'm too lumpy without them! Holds everything in nice and tight and with a good bra...let's just say shaoewear is a good thing! (they also help when transitioning into smaller jeans, pull in the tummy!)

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I love the Slim Me by Me moi line of Shapewear. Soft, good support and super comfy. They have footless shapewear leggings which I can't live without. Awesome find. Much better than Spanx or anything else I have tried.

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I am so happy I found this thread!! I want to get one to help hold in the jiggles. I know nothing about these and would love suggestions on which ones to buy!! Spanex is all I have ever heard!!! Wants order one online!!

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Alberta Mom- i use assets. It's made by the Spanx ppl and a little less compression. I do say I'm grumpy at the end of day & can't wait for the spanx/assets to come off. I will say that sizing is difficult without trying them on. I went to Target & tried on 3 different sizes before I found my size.

I wear a size 5 assets & I'm 5"2' @ 227 but very apple shapped.

You may have a different shape & thus different size.

I have doubled up on yhem for my wedding dress but it really hurt. But hurt less than a tight corset.

Good luck!

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Thanks for the tips everyone!

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