Breast prostheses with a soft, natural feel
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The massaging effect and therapeutic benefits of Lymph O Fit™ products are appreciated by patients and physicians alike. “After women had been wearing the product for a short time, they felt a reduction in local pain. The existing lymphoedema areas were decreased”, said Dr. Sylvia Mück, Chief of Gynaecology/Oncology at Sigel Clinic in Bad Schönborn, summarising her experience.
Without treatment, a lymphoedema will not disappear but constantly get worse. In those cases, therapy and products for lymphatic relief are a permanent recommendation or even requirement. Lymph O Fit™ products support a rapid regression of post-surgery oedema and a better manageability of chronic lymphatic drainage problems.*
A lymphoedema that remains untreated in its initial stages will result in the affected body swelling more and more, causing the tissue to change. The earlier treatment begins, the better.
See a doctor immediately if you have any symptoms. Lymphatic drainage will be combined with compression treatment using appropriate bandages and compression garments. Doctors, therapists and health care supply stores work together closely on this issue.
Injuries to the lymphatic system can lead to lasting damage and, as a consequence, to lymphoedema. Lymph O Fit™ by Anita is a treatment option for various indications.
In cases of lymphoedema, the flow of lymph through the lymphatic system has been disrupted. Liquid collects in the inter-cellular spaces and leads to visible swelling that is also noticeable by touch. Causes can be injuries such as contusion or surgical procedures.
One of the most common causes is a tumour in the breast area and its treatment. During cancer treatment, lymph nodes often have to be removed. This and severing lymphatic vessels during surgery can significantly or even completely obstruct lymph drainage paths. Radiation therapy, too, has a negative effect on lymphatic vessels.
About 20 to 30% of breast cancer patients are affected by secondary lymphoedema. The first symptoms, such as heaviness, a feeling of tension and swelling, often appear weeks or months after cancer surgery. Sometimes, they don’t manifest for years.
The severity of a lymphoedema depends on
“Lymph O Fit™” is a special material for lymphatic relief. In particular, it is characterised by the dot structure on the inside. This texture has a massaging and draining effect on the subcutis and its smaller lymphatic vessels. This activates and improves lymphatic drainage and supports scar regression.
Good moisture wicking and breathability ensure pleasant comfort and conditions for the skin. The material is indicated for lymphatic disease treatments, as it applies gentle compression to lymph vessels and skin. It is used for the reduction of lymphoedema in the breast, for haematoma, fibrosis, after arm lifts, liposuction and transplants of lymph nodes, as well as for mild lymphoedema in the legs or groin.
A more rigid material was developed for plastic surgery procedures like liposuction, tummy tucks, leg lifts and reconstruction of the breast from abdominal tissue. It is less stretchy and offers a higher compression rate. The 3D dot texture on the inside is less pronounced but still has a massaging effect on the skin.
Note: All Lymph O Fit™ products can only be used after the wound has healed
Lymphatic relief bandage:
Indication: Lymph accumulation in the breast and thorax area
How it works: Supports the healing process using controlled compression. Following an amputation, a pad can also be integrated, if required.
*Excerpts from the medical journal GP* Gesundheitsprofi