Compression Bras/ Bandages
Compression bras/ bandages and shapewear for post breast surgery care
Well cared for – right after your surgery. Anita care offers high-quality compression bras/ bandages after breast surgery, as well as medical care for lymphatic diseases with the Lymph O Fit raised dot material.
Which compression bra or Lymph O Fit product would be most suitable for you depends on your individual requirements. You will find the right selection and competent advice from your health care supplier. The proper term for a compression bra is a compression bandage.
A compression bra promotes wound healing after breast surgery and is designed specifically for shaping the tissue correctly and symmetrically. The length of time for wearing the compression bra is decided by the attending physician. For breasts to be positioned correctly after reconstructive surgery with own tissue or implants, a compression bra must exert some pressure, but must not fit too tightly, as it would impact on the scars and cause pain.
A compression girdle is made of supportive materials, and are worn after a surgical procedure like liposuction. The compression garment envelops the site of the operation with gentle pressure and offers safe support and protection for the tissue. Depending on the type of wound healing, compression garments should be worn continuously after the surgery, which is why it is advisable to have a second, identical garment for switching. The length of time for wearing the compression bra is decided by the attending physician. An exact fit of the garment is essential, as is the quality of the materials from which it is made. Only then will they offer gentle comfort and sufficient freedom of movement for the wearer.
A compression girdle will ensure that the desired post-surgery result remains and that there are no problems during the healing process.
Compression girdles should be fitted by medical personnel and never be adjusted by the wearer, as this might negatively impact on results and the healing process. Always consult your physician in case of discomfort.
For lymphatic diseases
For lymphatic treatments, Anita has developed a specialist material with a 3D dot texture on the inside. This texture has a massaging and draining effect on the subcutis and smaller lymphatic vessels. This activates and improves lymphatic drainage. It additionally promotes scar regression. Good moisture wicking and breathability ensure comfort and pleasant conditions for the skin. This material is used for the reduction of light lymph oedema, haematoma and fibrosis.
After plastic surgery
A more rigid material was developed for use after plastic surgery, which also features the raised dots on the interior. This texture is slightly less pronounced, but has a similar massage effect on the skin. It promotes lymphatic drainage and the healing process. The fabric is a lot stiffer, has less stretch and therefore offers a higher compression rate. The material is suitable for use after plastic surgery like liposuction and lifts.
Lymphatic relief bandages are specially designed compression girdles for lymphatic diseases.
Lymph oedema can appear as a result of breast cancer surgery (BET, radiation oedema, mastectomy). In cases of lymph oedema, the flow of lymph through the lymphatic system has been disrupted and results in swelling.
The dot structure of the lymphatic relief bandage achieves a gentle massage and drainage effect of the dermis and smaller lymph vessels.
An untreated lymph oedema will not disappear. Instead, the symptoms will only worsen. This will result in a need for permanent therapy and lymphatic relief. The Lymph O Fit products by Anita care support a rapid regression of post-operative oedema and a better manageability of chronic lymphatic drainage problems.
Lymphatic relief gloves and arm sleeves by Anita care are made of a special Lymph O Fit material with a raised dot texture. This texture has a gentle massaging and draining effect on the subcutis and its smaller lymphatic vessels.
Swelling is very common after surgical procedures in the chest and arm area due to irritation of the lymphatic pathways, which inhibits lymphatic drainage.
The glove reaches halfway up the lower arm and is used for lymph oedema in the hand. Lymphatic relief arm sleeves by Anita care are available as a model that reaches up to the armpit for one arm or is cut over the shoulders for both arms (bolero style). These are commonly used after breast surgery, liposuction or lifts.
Mild compression tights made of the Lymph O Fit material are indicated for mild lymph oedema in the legs and groin. They offer a gentle massage effect and activate and improve lymph drainage to help reduce swelling.
All compression bodices by Anita care are breathable, wick away moisture from the skin and ensure comfort and pleasant conditions for the skin.
By the Spanish Association for Senology and Breast Disease
• Experimental, randomised, analytical, multicentric longitudinal study
• Patients with unilateral conservative-surgical breast cancer treatment (99 patients per group)
• Main objective: Evaluation of the impact of using a compression breast bandage on the appearance of complications in operated patients
• Secondary objective: Evaluation of the impact of using a compression breast bandage on the quality of life, post-surgical pain levels of patients, the comfort level, aesthetic satisfaction, effectiveness (user-friendliness) and patient care management
The total percentage of general complications in the bandages group compared to the bindings group is relatively low at all times.
The bandages group reports lower pain intensity than the bindings group
throughout the observed timespan with an equalisation after 30 days.
The appearance of skin lesions in the bandage group (0-2%) is at all times extremely low in comparison with the binding group (35-12%).
The overall well-being of patients with a bandage (dark green) is much higher than in patients with bindings (dark grey).