For that price I would buy a proper, custom waist-training corset. When tight laced you shrink your stomach so you can't eat as much and some have said that it works similar to the bypass but is non-invasive. It's a personal choice but don't immediately turn down the idea based on myths we see in movies (I'm thinking Pirates of the Caribbean where Keira's character couldn't breathe). If it's painful you're doing it wrong. And no, you won't atrophy your muscles or destroy your organs.
I'm saving up for my first corset and I'm super excited. Can you tell?!