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Waist Training Results: Before & After Photos and Reviews

Waist training has been a popular trend for several years, especially among those seeking to achieve an hourglass figure. The process involves wearing a corset or waist trainer for extended periods to reshape the waistline gradually. However, as with any trendy beauty technique, there are mixed reviews about the effectiveness of waist training. Some swear by its benefits, while others dismiss it as a gimmick.

In this post, we will delve into the world of waist training, exploring the different types of waist trainers and their results based on reviews from people who have tried them. Whether you are considering waist training or curious about its results, this post will provide you with valuable insights into this beauty trend.

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Rachel R, 24

Before: 29” waist; after: 25” waist

Rachel’s initial reason to start waist training was back pain. She’s been doing this for over two years now and the result is obvious! Apart from getting rid of pain and improving her posture, she’s lost weight and a few inches in her waist.

Rachel says:
“This is what a happy person looks like! I’ve been waist training for 26 months now and can’t get enough of it. If you have back problems, if you just had a baby and started to recover, if you want a beautiful waist, this thing is what you need. 

A while ago I was suffering from chronic back pain – nothing would help me out. The doctors said they didn’t know what to do with me, which is when my friend told me all about her new waist trainer. So I decided to give it a try! Now my whole life has changed for the better; not only did my chronic pain go away, but I also lost some weight and significantly improved my posture. Just take it slow and be consistent and it’ll work for you too!”

Annie S., 30

Before: 46” waist; after: 38” waist

Waist trainers aren’t just super comfortable; it’s also the perfect way to add curves and style without sacrificing comfort. It compresses your stomach so you can wear a fitted dress or shirt with complete confidence! Look how dramatic even the simplest looks can get!

Annie says:

“I’ve been wearing a corset for the past year. At first, I had to get used to it, but now I barely notice it’s on. It really helps with my back pain and I eat less because there’s no room in my belly for food. I’m so glad I made the decision to corset train. It’s been one of the most empowering decisions I’ve ever made!
I was very skeptical about this trend when I first started hearing about it on social media, but then my friend told me how much she loved her new corset and that she had lost weight while wearing it. The more I researched the topic, the more fascinated I became with how they work to help control your abdominal core muscles so you can eat less food at one time without feeling hungry later after eating too quickly or consuming too many calories in one sitting! This does not mean people should stop practicing proper nutrition though!”

Fern M., 25, Waist Training Corsets Before and After

Before: 36” waist; after: 33” waist

Wearing a corset is a private matter; no one has to know that you’ve got one there under your clothes! You can choose a breathable model to feel more comfortable and it will be completely invisible under your everyday attire while offering a very visible dramatic effect! Besides, this is a nice way to waist train throughout the day without letting anyone know.

Fern says:

“I’ve been wearing a corset now for about six months and it’s been great. I never feel uncomfortable, but instead really confident because I’m in control. My advice? Make sure you are completely comfortable wearing your waist personal trainer no matter what you do. It should feel like a second skin; you completely forget you’re wearing it after a while! Otherwise, you’ll have a hard time natural waist training for as long as you want to.”

Debora P., 34

Before: 30” waist; after: 27” waist

Debora likes versatile products that feel comfy in any situation, whether it’s at the gym, at work, or at home. In hot weather, she likes wearing mesh lightweight corsets that allow her body to breathe but still provide great support. 

Debora says:

“After childbirth, my figure has undergone certain changes. Yes, everyone has to deal with it but this fact doesn’t make you feel better. Working out and healthy eating is great of course, but you want to look good in your favorite clothes right now and today. I saw some waist trainer ads online and decided to urgently buy it. It was delivered quickly enough and was immediately tried out.
Now that I’ve been wearing the corset 4-5 times a week, it has helped to improve my posture significantly. It’s also made me look better by helping with weight loss; combined with working out 3-4 days a week, eating right, and cutting down on alcohol (used to be a social drinker), I lost 15 pounds – 15 pounds which were around my waistline! As an added bonus, the skin in the back area is less loose now too…the curves are more defined!”

Cathy A., 41

Before: 27” waist; after: 21” waist

The combination of waist training and working out can give amazing results! Cathy is living proof of that: in just a year, she was able to lose 6 inches on her waist and tone up her abdominal muscles. Needless to say, this made her feel so much better and gave a great boost to her confidence.

Cathy says:

“One day, I saw this corset on a website and the reviews said that it supports the back and doesn’t allow you to slouch. I decided to order it. The first time I put it on was a little difficult and tight but it felt more comfortable as I started wearing it more.

I wear it for about 2 hours a day, it relieves my back perfectly, no pain in the evening.

This corset is designed to lose weight; when you wear it there is a sauna effect, so if you work out in it, the effect will be better. By the way, when you wear it, you don’t want to eat much, and besides, this corset simply will not allow you to overeat.

It can be worn under a tight dress, it will perfectly fit the figure.”

Billie S., 31, Corset Training Before and After Photos

Before: 36” waist; after: 34” waist

If you want to get that hourglass body shape, wearing a corset is the easiest way to get there. Billie wears her waist trainer during her workouts and steals more lightweight versions under her clothes throughout the day. The result is easy to see: in just a couple of months, minus 2 inches and a shapely waist!

Billie says:

“When you wear a corset, it instantly tightens the waist, raises your breasts, visually making them more voluminous and lush, supports the posture. And the most important thing: thanks to seamless design it is practically invisible under tight clothes.

It’s been 3 months since I started using a corset and the result is clear to see: my stomach is flat (it wasn’t like that even before childbirth). But then again, I really try not to eat too much and workout regularly.”

Patricia V., 36

Before: 37” waist; after: 33” waist

Even if you aren’t a fan of intense exercise routines and just want to look your best, a corset can help you with that. Patricia wears her waist trainers under her everyday outfits to look more feminine with those eye-catching curves. And even though she doesn’t visit a gym on a daily basis, she was able to lose a few inches which is a great bonus!

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Patricia says:

“I love wearing my corset daily. It’s what keeps me looking slim and toned when I’m at work, which is about 40 hours a week, so it’s important that I feel comfortable in it. I tighten it whenever I can while not sucking in my stomach, and it works great for me. I’ve been wearing it for about four months now and I can already see the result I’m happy with.”

Kimberly S., 38

Before: 33” waist; after: 28” waist

All moms out there know how hard it is to get back in shape after childbirth. Kimberly is not an exception. Wearing a corset not only helped her get those feminine curves back; it also gave her much-needed confidence. Follow her example: seeing those curves in the mirror might be just the cheering-up pill you need!

Kimberly says:

“Hi, I’m here to debunk the myth that corsets and waist training are about vanity and not health. There’s a lot of misinformation out there on what they do or don’t do, so let me help clarify how these personal items can be used as helpful tools in your healthy lifestyle.

First off, you should know that wearing a corset 5 days a week is totally normal! Yes, sometimes we wear them every day but if we’re having really lazy weekends then we may just wear one for 3-4 days. 

I think I’ve been waist training for about a year now, maybe two. It’s an interesting experience. When it first started, I was very much against the idea of wearing one and would go back to my regular clothes after a few hours because it just didn’t feel right. Now that I’ve used one all day every day for a while, I’m not sure how I ever lived without it before!”

Nicole D., 23

Before: 28” waist; after: 25” waist

Nicole’s waist training was a success! She slimmed down by 3 inches and feels that her clothes fit better. The garment she chose is perfect for both work as well as leisurewear because it can be worn underneath or on top of any piece you choose, depending on what looks best with the rest of your outfit

Her regular exercise routines help her trim away some extra pounds from around her midsection while also highlighting all those curves – not too bad right? 

Nicole says:

“I was in school when I wore a corset for the first time. I liked it!. I felt so different and odd but in an interesting way. You know that feeling you get when you’re doing something new? It’s kind of like that feeling mixed with excitement because if this is your thing then you’re going to love it! My main goal was to be slim on photos without a photo editor and my dream come true!

I’ve been wearing corsets for a while now, but I got into waist training only a few months ago. I wear it up to 8 hours a day and sleep in one a few nights a week. My ultimate goal is to have a 23-inch waist. I’m really serious about this so it’s tough – but that doesn’t stop me anyway!”

Jill A., 36

Before: 29” waist; after: 24” waist

Jill’s waist trainer has helped her slim down her waist and flatten her stomach in just over a few months. After wearing it for this fairly short time, her belly is smoother and more defined than ever before! There’s no reason why you can’t achieve the same results if you put your mind to it!

Jill says:

“One of the most common questions I get is how do I wear my corset? You’ll want to wear your corset for a few hours at a time, at least 2, 6-7 hours at most which is what I prefer. If you’re new to wearing them, it might be best to start with shorter periods of time and work up from there. One thing that people are often surprised by is how quickly they can see improvement in their posture even without rushing their progress.

I’ve been wearing my corset for about five months now. I wear it every day, but I take it slow and only wear it when I think that’s best. It took about four months to have a shape that was what I wanted, not just what looked good on the internet. The trick is really listening to your body- if you’re feeling faint or off in any way then give yourself some time out of the corset until you feel better. And don’t rush!”

Marcia D., 28

Before: 50” waist; after: 43” waist

As she loses weight, Marcia has adjusted her shape into a curvy hourglass by waist training. She is not stopping at just 7 inches lost; with every passing day and month that passes in this journey of hers for successful transformation from a shy woman to someone who inspires others everywhere – she’s able to show them how they too can live their lives with confidence even when faced with adversity or struggling emotionally. 

Marcia says:

“I have been wearing my corset every day for the last seven months. I’ve found that is one of the most important pieces to my daily routine. I wear it, start off with a nice long walk, and then do an hour of ab work before bedtime. It’s helped me reduce my waistline and it’s nothing too crazy! 

For the first few weeks, I didn’t feel very different. Slowly but surely, my waist began to shrink. Day by day it narrowed as my corset pulled tighter and tighter. My body felt so much more constrained than before and I wasn’t quite sure how this was going to help me lose weight. But as time went on, I noticed that not only was my waist size shrinking down every week, but also my stomach! It’s been a huge relief for me since I’ve had such a hard time with it before.

I have been waist training for a few months now and I am loving the results! It can be time-consuming to put on, but it’s worth it because of the transformation. I’ve lost weight and inches from my waist. Honestly, even though I’m still trying to lose more weight, this consistency has made a huge difference in how people see me. And that is priceless.”

Josephine K., 39

Before: 39” waist; after: 35” waist

Josephine loved wearing corsets as part of her cosplay hobby, but she was never aware that it would be the key to weight loss. The truth is sometimes you don’t know your own body until something changes about yourself and then suddenly all its strengths become weaknesses or vice versa. For Josephine, this happened when after starting up with a new type of costuming trend – corsetry – she realized just how much better a shapely waist could actually feel!

Josephine says:

“At first, I just wanted to become fitness influencer and wear it for fun. We all have that one article of clothing that we love but never get the chance to wear because it’s uncomfortable or impractical. That would be my corset. I had always been intrigued by them since seeing so many depictions in books and movies, but never thought they could be practical enough for everyday life – until Black Friday rolled around!

I used to use corsets mainly for cosplaying – until I learned about the health benefits. Now I wear it a few days a week, at least 6 hours a day. My advice is take it easy and don’t expect any miracles. There won’t be any immediate long-standing results but you can achieve your goals by being consistent.”

Viola J, 26, Before and After Pictures of Corset Training

Before: 27” waist; after: 20” waist

When Viola was having trouble with her weight, she could not find a solution that suited her. That is when she discovered waist trainers/corsets. Now Viola is a true waist trainer/corset fan. She wears different versions for work, exercising, and everyday activities for the best effect. And it paid off: in just over a year, she lost weight and 7 inches on her waist!

Viola says:

“I have always loved the look of corsets. I was thrilled when I finally found one that would fit me! Since I started wearing corsets and waist trainers, I’ve lost about 7 inches on my waist and tried 3 or 4 different sizes. I am now wearing an 18-inch corset! My waist is shrinking every day, which has really helped with my self-esteem. People tell me that they can’t believe how small my waist is even when it’s not sucked in – it’s like a 360-degree turnaround since I started wearing these things. It wasn’t easy at first, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll never want to take them off!”

Susan R., 35

Before: 30” waist; after: 25” waist

Susan is a self-proclaimed “waist training queen.” She prefers extra breathable, mesh, or lace corsets with rigid boning and an elegant look. Susan’s been waist training for years now because she says it does more than just help her feel sexier; in fact, she’s also been able to lose five inches from around her midsection since the beginning of her waist training journey. 

Susan says:
“I’ve been wearing corsets for the past 5 years. I started out as a skeptic, but once I stepped into my first corset and felt how it made me stand taller and more confident than ever before, I was sold.

Ever since then, I wear one every day – sometimes even twice on the same day if needed! Usually, it’s about 4-5 hours for me. The best thing about them is that they take so little time to put on- just tighten up the laces at your waist and you’re ready to go. Plus, there’s no tugging or pulling like you get with bras which can leave stretch marks over time.

I would say that an underbust is best because it leaves room for other underwear pieces.”

Judy J., 25

Before: 34” waist; after: 31” waist

Judy wears her waist trainers underneath the clothing, which lets her curves shine through. She follows the advice to eat smaller meals throughout most of the day for more comfortable wearing and removes the garment at night time so that she can sleep comfortably in bed without experiencing any discomfort. 

Judy says:
“I can’t believe it, after all of this time! I’ve been wearing my waist trainer every day for six months and I see a difference. My stomach is flatter than ever before and my body has an hourglass shape – out of the corset! When I first started doing the waist training exercises, learning how to bend over was by far the hardest part. After some practice (and some embarrassing moments) I am now able to do them like a pro. The best part about it? You can wear a corset anywhere!

Waist training certainly taught me how to change my eating habits. I now eat a few very small portions of good a day and feel great! And you know what? When you feel so great you stop caring how much you weigh. I feel like the three inches I’ve lost in three months is just a nice bonus.”

Elaine B., 36

Before: 40” waist; after: 35’ waist

Elaine’s love for comfort is what drives her to wear waist trainers without stiff boning. She even likes to sleep in corsets! It turns out those hours spent wearing a contoured undergarment at night can help lose inches more quickly than you might expect, so it makes sense. Elaine loves being able to adjust how tight or loose they are, which makes them super comfy for all daywear too.

Elaine says:

“I finally realize the importance of listening to my body. I’ve always had a small waist but it seemed like my weight was slowly creeping up. When I started wearing corsets for daytime wear, I noticed that they made me feel more confident and even better about myself, but when lacing in at night, it became difficult to sleep comfortably. It would wake me up with the pressure points moving around because of how little space there is between each rib bone and also how much tighter than during the day. So what did I do? I loosened them! A lot! And guess what happened…I slept so well! Now I pick more comfy models that won’t wake me up at night as I toss and turn (I’m a very active sleeper).”

Kari G., 37

Before: 30” waist; after: 32” waist

Kari put on some weight while waist training and she doesn’t fret about it at all! The extra pounds actually helped her achieve a curvier, hourglass shape of the body that Kari always dreamt about. One thing which has really improved with this style of exercise is posture; not only does my back feel better when sitting down for 8 hours per day but she can finally forget what it’s like to have pain in these areas. 

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Kari says:

“Working at a computer job and not always being able to remember to do my stretches, I wear waist trainers throughout the day. It’s helped me maintain my posture and keep up with all the sitting that comes from working in an office. What I didn’t expect was how much it would help me forget about all the back, shoulder, and neck pain problems after all the sitting. 

I’m not super crazy about waist training but I do appreciate how my corsets make me look curvier. I actually put on 10 pounds since I started waist training and it all went into those curves which I’m quite happy about, to be honest. My circumference measurements haven’t changed much, but it’s helping me get more toned without having to work out as hard or change my healthy diet drastically.”

Cassandra J., 36

Before: 30” waist; after: 26” waist

Cassandra is an individual who has always been drawn towards the idea of corsets. She loves their aesthetic and how they can enhance one’s figure, not just with back coverage but also emphasizing hourglass shape like hers ( Cassandra prefers longer silhouettes). Even though some people find wearing a corset uncomfortable at first, Cassandra finds hers quite comfy. What’s more, she finds that wearing a corset helps her get rid of social anxiety and many insecurities. 

Cassandra says:

“I used to feel like I was in a battle with my own body fat. It felt like no matter what I did, it didn’t seem possible to get rid of the abdominal fat on my stomach and love handles. That’s when I found waist training!

I used to be much more “column”-shaped, with love handles. But since I started waist training two years ago my life has changed so much! My waist is now smaller and more defined. I’m so happy with how it turned out and recommend slim waist training to everyone who wants a slimmer figure without having to starve themselves or exercise every day.

I’ve found it to be much easier to wear my corset in the summer, but I still have days when I can’t tolerate the sexual health. It’s only 4 days a week that I wear my corsets. But even on those four days, it is usually around 10 hours a day.

My corsets are my armor. They protect me from the outside world and keep my social anxiety at bay while also stabilizing my emotional state. When I put on a new corset, it’s like slipping inside an old friend that never lets you down. It feels so good to know that when I wear one of them they’ll keep me grounded and protected!

The beauty of corseted silhouettes always appealed to me, and I knew that I wanted one for myself. It’s been so fun so far buying all these clothes and getting dressed up every day. Seeing how much more confident I am has been amazing too –  look at me feeling great in this outfit!”

Lillian V., 30

Before: 29” waist; after: 23” waist

After just over a year of wearing her corset, Lillian’s waist has reduced by 6 inches. She recommends that all new waist trainers wear strong fabrics and never exercise in boned corsets or tight-fitting clothes while training for the first few months to avoid any discomfort!

Lillian says:

“I started wearing my waist trainer every day about a year ago. I was at a 29-inch waist, but with love handles that just wouldn’t go away no matter how much exercise I did or what diet plan I followed. A friend of mine who had been waist training for 8 years told me about it and I decided to give it a try.

It’s so comfortable! That’s the first thing I say when they ask me – you don’t have any idea how comfortable this is! It really makes my back feel better too – there are some exercises that put pressure on your spine which can be extremely painful, but now my corsets help me with that. 

I wear mine from morning until before bedtime so I’m guaranteed a perfect hourglass silhouette every single day – no matter what outfit I’m wearing or what time of year!

I feel perfectly comfortable wearing corsets every day but it’s better to use a special waist trainer for working out. A cotton corset would be ruined by sweat and all the wrinkling!”

Terri D., 23: Waist Training 3 Months Results

Before: 25” waist; after: 23” waist

Terri has always had a naturally long, slimmer “column” figure. But with just three months of weight training and four hours per day at the gym every week for nine weeks now she’s been able to achieve her goal waistline in shape. She might have not lost lots of inches on her waist but it was never her goal. She is quite happy with the more defined curves her waist training’s giving her!

Terri says:

“I’m hooked on waist training and so are a bunch of my friends! We all started out by just wearing it for 4 hours a day. For some people, this was enough to see results in about 2 months. But if you want the best possible results, then wear it 24/7 including when you sleep. It took me about 3 months to really notice that my body had changed because I was already very petite before this journey began. Now I have more of a defined waistline and more pronounced curves which is awesome.”

Jenny S., 29

Before: 27” waist; after: 26” waist

For many of us, the thought of sleeping in a corset is daunting and unpleasant. So it was for Jenny at first: it took some time to adjust. But now she can’t imagine a nice long night’s sleep without wearing a comfy piece of shapewear. She had been waist training successfully for two years without any issues at all.

Jenny says:

“I was skeptical at first. Wearing a corset for hours on end every day, even while I slept? Was it just an old wives’ tale that had been passed down from generation to generation of women who weren’t thinking straight about their own own mental health? But after a few months wearing the corset every day – even for a few hours – and correcting my diet a little, I started seeing impressive results.  Now I wear a corset every other day for a few hours just for support (I’m not too focused on weight loss). In fact, I often catch myself thinking about what kinds of corsets I’d like to buy next.”

How does waist training work?

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The waist trainer is a modern take on old-fashioned corsets. It works by compressing the wearer’s abdomen in order to make them look thinner and more hourglass-shaped, much like how wearing one would have been back when this style was popular among women during Victorian times. 

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A waist trainer is a great way to achieve the desired temporary slimming-up effect in your smaller waist area as soon as you wear it. Losing weight, however, won’t be that easy. You can only achieve that by combining waist training with physical activity and healthy eating habits.

That being said, the garment can help suppress appetite. As a result, you’ll be unlikely to overeat. This means that it might indirectly help you lose a few pounds.  During workouts, a waist trainer creates a sauna effect that helps burn belly fat faster. 

Your personal slim-down journey can be made easier with the help of waist trainers. These garments can improve your posture, boost confidence and motivation while you’re wearing them as well as help control your food portions. The best results occur when we wear these all day long for 8 hours or more per day.

How soon can I see the results?

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You can see some of the positive results as soon as you wear it. When you look in the mirror and see that your body acquired that sexy hourglass shape, you’ll feel a huge boost to your confidence. Besides, it’ll provide additional support for your back that will improve your posture – and that’s another great confidence booster. 

Other results might take a while to show up. How soon it happens depends on many factors: how often you wear a waist trainer, whether you combine waist training with other healthy routines, etc. However, it’s safe to say that consistent physical activity and dedication to waste training can help you see the results in about a month.

Some people say that they notice positive changes just after a couple of weeks of everyday use!

How Long Should I Wear My Corset?

As long as you feel comfortable wearing it and don’t experience any discomfort or pain, you can wear it as long as you like. Just remember this: a waist trainer should never be a way to torture yourself into a better body. Choose exactly the right size and as soon as you feel uncomfortable or sore, take it off. And even if you don’t feel any discomfort at all, we still recommend that you give your body a break for at least a couple of hours a day. 

A new garment might feel a little too tight and somewhat uncomfortable but as you wear it consistently on an everyday basis, you’ll notice that you feel more and more comfortable with a tighter fit. 

Wearing a corset doesn’t have to get in the way of your daily life. If you want an easy way to waist train, wearing one while sleeping will allow long periods without any discomfort and can still assist with weight loss goals!

How Do I Track My Waist Training Results?

1. Take selfies! Here are a few tips you might find useful:

  • make sure you take them in a well-lit room;
  • take a few “before” photos of your body (prior to starting your waist training);
  • take photos of yourself every week during your training: ones where you wear the garment and ones without it.

2. Write about your waist training journey in a journal. You can even start a blog for that: sharing your experience with others and learning their stories might be a great motivator! 

3. As you take your weekly photos, make sure you measure yourself and write those measurements down in your journal.

4. Keep away from the scale. What’s important is how you feel, not the number it shows. Besides, that measuring tape and photos will tell you of all and any changes. 

Should You Wear a Waist Trainer While Sleeping?

While wearing a waist trainer overnight might seem a good idea initially, it can prove quite hazardous.

Firstly, a waist trainer comes with metal clips similar to a bra but much more in quantity. They can be hard to open. This would be dangerous in case of an emergency like a fire or if you had a panic attack in your sleep, it could restrain your movements making the situation far worse.

As well as this, wearing a waist trainer after dinner, especially while lying down, can increase acid reflux, otherwise referred to as acidity. This happens as many people get acidity, which is their stomach acids coming up to their throat after dinner.

Lying down further aids this as gravity isn’t pushing it down anymore, but it is even worse when you wear a waist trainer. Now, the acidity can be pretty horrible with gravity no longer pushing the acids down and the added pressure of the waist trainer helping it up.

This is why it is best to wear your waist trainer during the day, preventing it from hindering your digestive system and causing an increase in acid reflux.

How Does A Waist Trainer Help With Weight Loss?

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While the waist trainer doesn’t directly help with losing weight, it contributes to it in a way that flattens your stomach. As well to curving your waist, it pushes your gut in too.

Besides this, it helps control your diet. After eating as much as you need, you feel bloated, and the waist trainers amplify that effect. It, in turn, prevents you from having large portions of food, saving you from extra weight!


Now you know what to expect from corsets and waist training. Learning about other people’s perspectives sometimes does make a difference, doesn’t it? If you are new to waist training, you can now make an informed choice and know what to expect. If you have some experience in this regard, you can compare it with yours.

Last updated: 21/03/2023

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