Ganesh Chaturthi

Taking hourglass figure too literally

28 May,2023 08:03 AM IST |  Dutch  |  A Correspondent

Mexican ballerina diagnosed with hyperlaxity syndrome uses corsets to protect her muscles and ligaments, resulting in a waist that’s just 11.8 inches

Lujan’s doctors actually first suggested she wear corsets to protect her muscles and ligaments and avoid painful symptoms such as fatigue. Pics/Instagram

Ruth Lujan - who goes by @abracadabra.patadecabra on TikTok - has revealed how she shrank her waist down to 11.8 inches by wearing corsets.The 26-year-old former Mexican ballerina was diagnosed at 19 with hyperlaxity syndrome, a rare condition in which the ligaments that support joints have more stretchiness, according to Summit Orthopedics.

Her ballet teacher was the first to notice something was wrong with her movements and advised her to consult a doctor. After her initial shock at being diagnosed with hyperlaxity, she went through a grieving process of sorts. "It made me feel so sad," Lujan said. "Because this condition is never going to allow me to wear ballet shoes again."

Lujan's doctors actually first suggested she wears corsets to protect her muscles and ligaments and avoid painful symptoms such as fatigue, and stiffness with clicking in her joints. "Your muscles become weak, your ligaments, too, and, of course, your spine," Lujan went on to explain in a YouTube video documenting her unusual journey. Following the doctor's orders, she started to wear the waist-tightening undergarments. At first, she was hesitant about it, but then she began to enjoy the cinched hourglass look it gave her.

"The practice has given me more confidence and self-love. I feel empowered by my ability to shape my body the way I want to, and I'm proud of the way I look," the former ballerina confessed. "I've shrunk my waist to 11.8 inches," Lujan reveals. "Who doesn't want a really small waist - like a mermaid?"

Inches - that's the size of this Mexican ballerina's waist

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