Compression bras, bandages & Lymph O Fit

Medical care after (breast) surgery and lymph support

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.

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Compression Bras, Bandages & Shapewear

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Compression Bras/
Bandages

Particularly well suited after reconstructive surgery with own tissue or with implants

What is a compression bra?

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.
 

What are the benefits of a compression bra?

  • Implant stabilisation
    This specialist bra uses pressure to prevent implants from slipping out of place after breast surgery or a breast augmentation to ensure that the desired results are achieved. It is therefore important to wear a compression bra, as one breast could otherwise be lower than the other or be deformed. The Stuttgart girdle ensures that the implants are fixed in their intended position.
  • Healing support
    The affected tissue will safely grow back together under the gentle pressure of the compression bra, while nerve fibres under a lot less stress and scar formation is minimised. Since the bra or bandage offers great support and helps shape the breasts correctly, the risk of inflammation and stretch damage is reduced.
  • Perfectly shaped breast
    Compression helps the breast tissue to reshape and the desired contours remain intact

How about not wearing a compression bra at all?

  • For women, who wear a bra without compression (e.g. a sports bra instead), the healing process after breast surgery can take a lot longer. The breasts can become asymmetrical, because the implants shift. A sports bra cannot be held in place by a Stuttgart girdle.
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Compression girdle

A compression bodice will stabilise and protect the tissue

What is a compression girdle?

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. 

What are the benefits of a compression girdle?

A compression girdle will ensure that the desired post-surgery result remains and that there are no problems during the healing process.

  • Reduces swelling and pain
  • Accelerates wound healing and reduces the formation of scar tissue
  • Tissue stabilisation and protection
  • Reduces the risk of infection

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.

Lymph O Fit Lymphatic Relief Products

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.

 

We offer lymphatic relief products for:
Lymph O Fit raised dot material in black by Anita care
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Lymph O Fit – Chest

Lymphatic relief bandage after breast surgery

What is a lymphatic relief bandage for the chest area?

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.
 

What are the benefits of a lymphatic relief bandage?

  • Prevention of haematoma formation
  • Reduced seroma production
  • Reduced formation of scar tissue
  • Improved healing process of the tissue
  • Promotion of surgical results
  • Lymph oedema prevention or treatment

What are the benefits of wearing a lymphatic relief bandage?

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.

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Lymph O Fit – Arms

Lymphatic relief gloves and
arm sleeves

What are lymphatic relief gloves and arm sleeves?

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. 

Application of lymphatic relief gloves and arm sleeves

  • After arm lifts with skin reduction
  • After arm lifts with liposuction
  • For mild lymph oedema
  • For mild lymph oedema in the hands

Types of lymphatic relief arm sleeves

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.

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Lymph O Fit – Tummy & Legs

Compression girdles, bodices and compression tights

What are the benefits of light compression tights?

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.

Interesting facts about surgical care and aftercare

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Post-surgery lymph oedema

Injuries to the lymphatic system can lead to lasting damage and, as a consequence, to lymph oedema. “Lymph O Fit” by Anita is a treatment option for various indications.

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Study on the post-surgery compression bandage "Valencia"

Findings of the medical study CIR-ORT 2014: The bandage for controlled compression by Anita care offers a viable alternative for the traditional compression binding in terms of safety, efficacy and comfort.

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Study on post-surgery compression bandages

Basic parameters of the study

By the Spanish Association for Senology and Breast Disease

Structure:
• Experimental, randomised, analytical, multicentric longitudinal study

Participants:
• Patients with unilateral conservative-surgical breast cancer treatment (99 patients per group)

Objectives:
• 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

General complications overall

The total percentage of general complications in the bandages group compared to the bindings group is relatively low at all times.

Accompanying diagram for the study on the post-surgery compression bandage "Valencia"

Pain intensity

The bandages group reports lower pain intensity than the bindings group
throughout the observed timespan with an equalisation after 30 days.

Accompanying diagram for the study on the post-surgery compression bandage "Valencia"

Skin lesions

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%).

Accompanying diagram for the study on the post-surgery compression bandage "Valencia"

Aesthetic satisfaction

The overall well-being of patients with a bandage (dark green) is much higher than in patients with bindings (dark grey).

Accompanying diagram for the study on the post-surgery compression bandage "Valencia"

Benefits of using a bandage

Appropriate stabilisation and immobilisation of the breast, healing process is promoted, gentle compression of the scar area, no constriction and no skin irritation thanks to the hypoallergenic fabric and its individual adjustability and easy handling.

Study findings

The use of Anita bandages for controlled compression in post-operative care following conservative breast cancer surgery will reduce post-surgical complications from 32 to 15% and surpasses the traditional compression binding in terms of efficacy, safety and comfort.