After a breast operation, it is common for an arm lymphedema to form due to damage to the lymph vessels and the removal of lymph nodes.
An essential component of any therapy, as a follow-up to lymph drainage, is compression therapy.
The compressive and intense massaging effect - in particular in the case of flat-knitted garments - helps maintain the reduced arm circumference achieved by manual lymph drainage.
Healing of scars Particularly in the case of scar therapy, a well-fitted compression garment reduces the bothersome itchiness. The uniform surface pressure helps heal the scar area and leads to a reduction in scar thickness. Compression therapy can also be beneficial for long standing scars.