Lymphedema is a swelling caused by the accumulation of lymph fluid and occurs when lymph vessels or lymph nodes are blocked or removed. Men and women who undergo cancer treatments that involve surgery and/or radiation that include the removal or damage of lymph nodes may be at risk for lymphedema.
Magnolias Salon provides the services of a certified fitter who works with a patient to ensure lymphedema garments fit comfortably. Learn more in our frequently asked questions below.
Many patients are given prescriptions for garments made of a tight stretchy fabric that will provide compression for the affected limb. The sleeves do not act as pumps but rather prevent the accumulation of more fluid in the limb. Different levels of compression are based on whether the garment is used for prevention or maintenance.
A certified fitter must work with a patient to ensure lymphedema garments fit comfortably. Patients often need more than one sleeve because therapy treatments and the lymphedema sleeve itself can alter the affected limb during this process. With daily use, sleeves wear out and must be refitted and replaced about every six months.
Magnolias carry lymphedema sleeves, gloves, gauntlets, stockings, socks and leggings.
Making an appointment for a compression garment, wig, breast prosthesis, or bra fitting is beneficial so we can give you our full attention and reduce your wait time. By scheduling ahead, we can verify the necessary information needed which will minimize your wait when you come in for your consultation. You can be confident that we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.
To schedule an appointment, please call 813-745-7299 or book online.
For compression garments, please get a prescription from your doctor stating your diagnosis, whether the garment is for your arm or hand, and the amount of pressure for the garment.
The Mastectomy Boutique at Magnolias Salon does not bill to insurance and payment is collected at the time of service. Many of the products offered, however, are covered by insurance and patients can submit for reimbursement. Patients should check with their insurance carrier for specific coverage. If you would like to submit for reimbursement, please request an order form from your provider. The order form can be faxed to Magnolia’s salon or bring with you to the appointment.
To schedule an appointment, please call 813-745-2490 or book online.