8 Common Faja Mistakes

by Tai Brown • Taime out Massage Owner

POV: it's 2023, and everyone and their mama are selling fajas— and promoting the most incorrect information about their garments. Luckily for you, you found us. And here at Tributo! We make sure to keep our dolls compressed with the latest and greatest to help you achieve your body goals on your terms.

That also includes making sure our Dolls get the 411 on faja mistakes to avoid. Let’s dig into the 8 Most Common Faja Mistakes:

1. Drying it on high heat.

Drying the garment on high heat not only distorts the fabric material but also warps the hooks and eyelets. Try towel pressing dry before hanging or placing your garment in a breezy space. If you absolutely have to place your garment in the dryer for time's sake? Put it on cool air.

2. Not turning the legs in

This is definitely a rookie mistake but? The vets were all rookies at one point. After stepping into your garment? Turn the leg seams inward to face each other; it’ll make it easier to close the garment up.

3. Buying a stage 2 with a torso zipper

Hooks and eyelets that you see on some of our most popular garments have client claims of offering better, faster, long-lasting results. Typically, zippers offer too much “give” and distend instead of compressing optimally.

4. Buying stage 2 garments before the surgery

Planning for a procedure includes knowing when NOT to buy something in advance. Your stage 2 garment needs to compliment your current body to offer the best results; wait until after your procedure to get sized for a stage 2.

5. Not wearing your garment long enough

The body isn’t done molding after 6-7 weeks. You may hear suggestions from self-proclaimed experts, and while this may be music to your ears, scientifically, it is better to stay in your garment for at least 2-3 months; 6-12 months is ideal.

6. Not torso twisting to close.

To help close the garment, moving the hooks closer to the eyelets makes the most sense. Take both hands, grab the right front panel, twist towards the left, and then release. Repeat on the other side. Torso twisting helps close the garment more easily.

7. Ordering your garment too tight.

There’s a thin line between compression and constriction. Grow into your garment tension, slowly increasing it over time. Using an extender is also a good way to grow into a too-tight garment.

8. Only buying 1 faja.

As women, we have pH levels that fajas can disrupt. As humans? Our skin sweats and pushes out cellular waste through our pores— this gets stuck within your garment. Whether man or woman? Getting just one garment is a huge mistake. You’ll need about 3-5 garments to sustain 3-12 months of wear and tear.

Check out our product recomendations!

2001 Aphrodite - Thin Straps Custom Colombian faja (rods) from $250.00
Now Aphrodite has  more compression, acting as the most comfortable and delicate stage 3! Description  Extra comfortable faja with a delicate material for everyday use. We offer to type of butt designs: Aphrodite: is a unique butt design with an inner double layer that shapes and lifts while bringing better support to the lower abdomen. BBL: Single seam in the middle feels wider and comfiest especially in the first months post BBLStylize abdomen with compression focus in the waist area.Abdominal reinforcement for greater control.6 Roads, Corset effect. Ankle length is standard at 21.5 inches. If you need a different length, please write it on notes.  Recommended for Use it for post-surgical and non-surgical purposes or body contouring. Maintenance phase. Postpartum when incisions are close and healthy. Stage 3 for people with sensitive skins or preferences for delicate compression. Considerations *Since this material is softer and brings more comfort than our standard fajas, you may be able to close it in the last set of hooks from the very beginning. *Keep in mind 1001 thin strap is a style with low support on the upper back. *We try to show the colors as closer to reality, however, consider that the material is slightly shiny and the color may vary according to the screen you are using.  
2001 SERENA Thin Strap - Custom Colombian Faja (no rods) from $240.00
Description  Serena is a seamless girdle without rods that act as a second skin to achieve the dreamed hourglass silhouette with more comfort.  Silky and delicate touch with the perfect level of compression with waist and lower abdomen focus, great for everyday use: Recommended for: Stage 2 (no rods) post-op recovery for Liposuction, BBL, and Tummy Tuck, especially for patients who prefer gentle compression or have sensitive skin.  Postpartum. Non Surgery people Getting ready to have Surgery. Weight loss journeys. Maintenance. Body contouring. Enhancing curves discreetly under clothes  Note: The fabric is gentle and elastic, so if you have experience with compression, you might be able to close it on the tightest row from the beginning. It comes with: Extra soft and high-quality material (fabric) has a four-way stretch technology which means it stretches and recovers both width and lengthwise. Four positions clasp. BBL Butt style. (Single seam in the middle for greater comfort). Specifications *We try to show the colors as closer to reality. However, consider that the material is slightly shiny, and the color may vary according to your screen. Serena fajas are hand and custom-made in Colombia following ethical practices. Ankle length is standard at 21.5 inches. If you need a different length, please write it on notes.   
2004 SERENA Thick Straps (Sleeves option) - Full Back - Custom Colombian Faja (no rods) from $230.00
Description Serena is a seamless girdle without rods that act as a second skin to achieve the dreamed hourglass silhouette with more comfort.  Silky and delicate touch with the perfect level of compression with waist and lower abdomen focus, great for everyday use Recommended for: Stage 2 (no rods) post-op recovery for Liposuction, BBL, and Tummy Tuck, especially for patients who prefer gentle compression or have sensitive skin.  Postpartum. Non Surgery people Getting ready to have Surgery. Weight loss journeys. Maintenance. Body contouring. Enhancing curves discreetly under clothes   Note: The fabric is gentle and elastic, so if you have experience with compression, you might be able to close it on the tightest row from the beginning. It comes with: Full back coverage Extra soft and high-quality material (fabric) has a four-way stretch technology which means it stretches and recovers both width and lengthwise. Four positions clasp. BBL Butt style. (Single seam in the middle for greater comfort) Shoulder Pad on sleeveless styles  Specifications *We try to show the colors as closer to reality. However, the material is slightly shiny, and the color may vary according to your screen. Serena fajas are hand and custom-made in Colombia following ethical practices. Ankle length is standard at 21.5 inches. If you need a different length, please write it on notes. 

About the author

Tai Brown

International massage therapist who’s career has evolved from sports massage, to oncology massage, to leading the industry in postOperative care and body contouring, specifically pertaining to plastic surgery. Tai is the owner of Taime out Massage Studios and a Tributo partner.

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