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Lymphedema garments--breast binders

 

 

Breast Binders

Breast/chest/truncal lymphedema is very difficult to treat, as you cannot feasibly "wrap" your breast/chest/trunk.  But we have found that using Expand-a-Band breast binders, in conjunction with Swell Spots™,  and Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage, we and our therapists have been able to decrease both breast/chest/truncal  swelling and soften lymphedema fibrosis of the breast/chest.

We have found these breast binders by Expand-a-Band to be just about the best thing that could have been designed for those of us with breast/chest/truncal lymphedema.  Or any kind of breast surgery at all.  They are comfortable, reasonably priced, and give fabulous compression and support to the breasts and/or chest area for those who have or have not had reconstruction.  They are reasonably priced, with the traditional binders at $24.00 to $27.00.

The lace binders start at at $39.86 to $43.50.  The compression on the lace binders is extremely adjustable, since they do not depend upon one hook and loop Velcro closures as the traditional breast binders do, but have a special type of Velcro that adheres to the binder itself on either side, as shown in the photo below, so you can adjust to as much compression as you need.

They also have a breast/chest binder for men, starting at $30.00. 

We find these binders are nothing short of a miracle when combined with Swell Spots™ in the treatment of breast/chest/truncal lymphedema and breast/chest lymphedema fibrosis.

We have also found the use of these breast binders with Swell Spots™ is also very effective in reducing fat necrosis in those of us who have had reconstruction procedures such as TRAM flap or DIEP flap reconstruction.

  • Lymphedema of the chest/breast in the cleavage area. 

We have found that this area, and the fibrosis that often occurs, can best be treated with a little "butter-fly" Swell Spots™ made by sewing together two JuJu Swell Spots™  as shown below.

This little "buttery-fly" Swell Spots™  can be inserted in the cleavage area between the breasts in the day time, in a compression or regular bra or compression camisole, and in the breast binder for nighttime wear.

  • Lymphedema in the lateral area of the breast/chest.

This is another difficult area to treat, on the outside of the breast and under the axilla.  We have found that the lateral Swell Spots™  (shown below) work very well in this area to keep swelling down and reduce fibrosis. 

This lateral  Swell Spots™ can be used during the day in a compression or regular bra or compression camisole, and in the breast binder for nighttime wear.

  • Lymphedema of the breast after lumpectomy or reconstruction.

We have found the full breast Swell Spots™ (shown below) to be extremely effective in reducing both the swelling and fibrosis of lymphedema of the breast.  It should be worn underneath the breast binder. 

Here is what the full breast Swell Spots™ looks like when worn under the breast binder:

  • Lymphedema of the breast/chest/trunk with no reconstruction.

We have found the full bra Swell Spots™ (shown below) to be extremely effective in reducing both the swelling and fibrosis of lymphedema of the unreconstructed chest/breast. 

This full bra Swell Spots™ can be used during the day in a compression or mastectomy bra or compression camisole, and in the breast binder for nighttime wear.

Be sure to also see our information on Compression Bras and Compression Camisoles/Shapewear for other breast/chest/trunk compression solutions.

 

 

Page Last Modified 11/28/2012