As displayed at The Comfort Store in Austin, TX.
Style 785, Compression Crop Top is a very trendy top that offers variety to the woman recovering from surgery or dealing with swelling from lymphedema. It provides compression for the upper torso. It is a short version of our Compression T, style 915, but is easier to fit since it does not involve fitting the lower torso. It is perfect for the woman who does not need compression on her abdomen but still wants the coverage for her upper body and underarm area.
The target market for the Compression Crop Top is mastectomy boutiques, DMEs and hospitals that market to women and healthcare professionals.
The consumer for this product is anyone who needs to manage swelling in their upper torso caused by lymphedema, edema or surgery. Women appreciate the silky feel of the fabric and the immediate relief they experience from the compression (80% nylon, 20% spandex). This garment is made of a double layer of strong and supportive fabric, and is constructed so that there is no seam contact on the inside or outside of the garment.
Built-in Shelf Bra
Pocketed for prostheses (leisure forms) if needed
Sizes range from Misses: S, M, L, XL; and Women’s: 1X, 2X, 3X. Available in nude and black. Wholesale price $48.00, with an MSRP of $96.00. This item may be covered by insurance.
This garment is currently sold at retailers such as Mary Catherine’s, Pretty In Pink, Aggressive Health, Women’s Health Boutique (Dallas), Saxon-Kent, Heide’s, Lourine’s. Contact Wear Ease at 866-251-0076,
The Beth is our most popular post-surgical camisole designed for wearing after surgery. It provides support and comfort after surgery and throughout recovery. It is packaged with a pair of detachable pouches to hold drains, and a pair of fiberfill breast forms.
After surgery while drains are in place it can be challenging to find workable clothing solutions. Frequently women feel well enough to leave the house and resume aspects of their normal life. Having a camisole like the Beth that can secure the drains makes it possible to move around. The built-in band allows the flexible positioning of the drain pouches as well as an inner shelf bra to support remaining breast/s.
The target market for the Beth Post-Surgical Camisole is mastectomy boutiques, DMEs and hospitals that market to women and healthcare professionals.
The consumer for this product is anyone who is going to have surgery for any type of breast procedure. This camisole can be worn after a wide range of surgical procedures and treatments including: mastectomy, lumpectomy, breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast reconstruction and transition during recovery. Users like the support and adjustability of this camisole and the lightweight feel of the fabric (95% cotton and 5% spandex). Women love our unique styling that provides exceptional support. The combination of the built-in shelf bra and adjustable straps makes it especially easy to fit and comfortable to wear, and it does not show under clothing. This item is sometimes worn for up to 18 months after surgery.
Sizes range from Misses: XS, S, M, L and XL; and Women’s: 1X, 2X, 3X and 4X Available in white. This item may be covered by insurance or Medicare.
(Filed Under wholesale Lingerie News). Wear Ease has reported increasing success with its Compression T, style 915, designed for those who need to manage swelling in their torso caused by lymphedema, edema or surgery.
“This T is specifically designed to provide compression for the entire torso and additional coverage for the upper chest, underarm area and back,” according to a company spokesperson. “Previous garments designed for lymphedema are normally bras with straps and do not offer the additional coverage needed in areas where lymph fluid tends to accumulate.”
“When a person steps into this garment they feel immediate relief from discomfort caused by swelling.”
The Compression T is offered in ivory and black and in sizes S, M, L, XL (misses) and 1X, 2X 3X (women’s). “This garment is made of a double layer of strong fabric, 80% nylon and 20% spandex, and is constructed so that there is no seam contact on the inside or outside of the body. All seams are enveloped inside the layers of the fabric.”
The T wholesales for $45.00, with an MSRP of $90. “But most shops mark it up 2.25,” according to the spokesperson.
The garments is currently sold at retailers such as “Pretty In Pink, Aggressive Health, Amanda Thomas, The Comfort Store, Van Driel’s, Caring Touch and Heide’s.” Contact Wear Ease at (866) 251-0076, Phyllis@wearease.com.
Lymphedema Symptoms and Causes
Have you noticed unusual swelling in your body? Do you have swelling in an arm or a leg or even in your torso? You might be suffering from lymphedema, a buildup of lymph fluid. The swelling indicates that your body’s lymph system cannot handle the amount of fluid. Do not ignore these symptoms because complications from infection can occur. Contact your therapist or physician.
Symptoms of Lymphedema
Possible Causes of Lymphedema
For more information, check out these helpful websites:
National Lymphedema Network, http://www.lymphnet.org
Lymph Notes www.lymphnotes.org
Lymphovenous Canada www.lymphovenous-canada.ca
Lymphedema Support Network www.lymphoedema.org/Isn (Britain)
Lymphoedema Network Australia www.lymphoedema.org.au
What is lymphedema?
Lymphedema is a collection of fluid that causes swelling (edema) in the arms and legs.
What causes lymphedema?
One of the causes of lymphedema is surgery to remove lymph nodes , usually during cancer treatment. Normally, lymph nodes filter fluid as it flows through them, trapping bacteria, viruses, and other foreign substances, which are then destroyed by special white blood cells called lymphocytes. Without normal lymph drainage, fluid can build up in the affected arm or leg, and lymphedema can develop. Medicines such as tamoxifen (Nolvadex), radiation therapy , and injury to the lymph nodes can also cause lymphedema. This type is called secondary lymphedema.
Primary lymphedema can be present at birth or develop during puberty or adulthood. The cause of primary lymphedema is not known.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of lymphedema include feeling as though your clothes, rings, wristwatches, or bracelets are too tight; a feeling of fullness in your arms or legs; and less flexibility in your wrists, hands, and ankles.
How is it treated?
Treatment for lymphedema depends on its cause and includes wearing compression garments such as stockings or sleeves, proper diet and skin care, and fluid drainage.
Elevating an arm or leg that has swelling can help ease the drainage of lymph fluid from the affected limb. Whenever possible, rest a swollen arm or leg on a comfortable surface, above the level of your heart. Don’t put pressure on your armpit or groin area, and don’t hold a limb up without support for very long since this can increase swelling.
Gentle exercise can help reduce swelling. The use of muscles during exercise naturally helps lymph fluid to circulate, which can reduce swelling. But exercise also increases blood flow to the muscles being used, which can increase the amount of lymph fluid present. If you have swelling, it is important to properly bandage an affected limb before exercising. Ask your doctor how to use a bandage for this purpose and what exercises are appropriate for your condition.
After surgery or radiation treatment
If you have had surgery to remove some lymph nodes, use your affected arm or leg as normally as possible. Most people are healed about 4 to 6 weeks after surgery, and able to go back to their normal activities.
If you have had lymph nodes removed or have had radiation therapy as part of cancer treatment, you may be able to avoid lymphedema or keep it under control by following the tips below.
If you have lymphedema, you may want to wear a lymphedema alert bracelet. These bracelets, available through the National Lymphedema Network, are worn to protect those who have lymphedema from receiving treatment such as blood pressure readings, injections, or blood draws to their affected limbs that could make their condition worse.
Lymphedema is swelling caused by a build-up of fluid, usually in the arm in women who have been treated for breast cancer. Lymphedema is one of the most troubling complications that can develop after breast cancer surgery. Many women find that lymphedema worsens the physical and emotional strain of dealing with breast cancer.
The risk of developing lymphedema depends upon the type of surgery you had, the time since surgery, and if radiation therapy was used. Generally, women who undergo more extensive surgery, have many lymph nodes removed, or have radiation therapy to the axilla (arm pit) after surgery are more likely to develop lymphedema
WHAT IS LYMPHEDEMA?
Lymph is a clear fluid that contains mostly protein and white blood cells (the blood cells that fight infection). Lymph vessels drain lymph from the body’s tissues and organs. The fluid is filtered through lymph nodes (also called glands) and eventually drains into the bloodstream.
Lymphedema can develop if surgery or radiation treatment affects the lymph vessels.
Women who have multiple lymph nodes removed (a full axillary node dissection) are more likely to develop lymphedema than those who have only sentinel lymph node biopsy. Women who have both surgery and radiation treatment are at even higher risk.
The initial symptoms of lymphedema may include:
PREVENTING WORSENING OF LYMPHEDEMA
Women with lymphedema can do several things to prevent it from getting worse over time. Expert groups recommend the following:
IMPACT OF LYMPHEDEMA
While lymphedema is not a life-threatening condition, it can have a major impact on your quality of life. A change in how your arm looks can be distressing.
make sure that your skin is in good condition
Know the signs of infection and what to do if you suspect you have one.
Try to Avoid Possible Triggers
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Elements of a Successful Compression Business
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Compression garments should fit snug and comfortably to ensure 100% compliance. But, not all compression garments are created equal.
Each person’s limb is unique and responds differently to compression; age, the condition of skin and tissues, and ability to apply and remove a garment are important considerations in garment choice. Knowing the many options available and the differences between the various garment brands will help in finding the best garment. Ready- made garments are generally a good starting point if the limb length and shape are fairly standard. If the patient has moderate or severe lymphedema, or if the shape of the limb is more bulbous in one or more areas, or the limb is extra short or long, you may need to fit a custom made garment.
If the patient does not wear a daytime garment, the benefits of intensive treatment will be lost, so fit and comfort are important. The lymphedema therapist and fitter must be willing to explore options with the patient. The therapist should also periodically check the garment fit and effectiveness, and modify the system as needed, to ensure the best outcome. If a circular garment is not firm enough to control the swelling, a different garment type or compression level for specific activities such as exercise or gardening may be considered. Garments should be replaced at least every 6 months to ensure the patient is getting the prescribed compression.
Sometimes additional accessories like Swell Spots can be used to facilitate or improve the fit of a garment. Swell Spots are professionally designed treatment pads that tuck into garments or under bandages. Use them to address particularly troublesome areas of edema, fill concavities, or diffuse pressure points.
Radke, Lori. “Top 10 Self-Care Tips.” Pathways. Summer 2015: 14. Print.