Dr. Robert Rey, well-known plastic surgeon and star of the reality TV Show Dr. 90210, has worked with an Australian lingerie designer Bruno Schiavi to create shapewear as an alternative to expensive and dangerous plastic surgery. Rey says,
“It was a very easy association, as there are so many women who just can’t afford, and never will be able to afford, plastic surgeryâ€¦To be totally blunt, one of the risks that can happen with some types of plastic surgery is that you can die.”
Rey aims to help women avoid both of these pitfalls of plastic surgery with the line, called Dr. Reyâ€™s Instant Shaper. The line will include bras for women who have lost breasts to cancer, shapers that will imitate butt lifts, and pieces to imitate a tummy tuck with 24 intricate lines of fabric. Amid the myriad of shapewear available, Rey and Schiavi claim that their line will be different because the fabrics are breathable and surgically designed. â€œWeâ€™ve designed this collection out of need, not greed or vanity,â€ Rey said. The collection will be available in Australian department stores later this year and in the US beginning in September.