Once a reduction has been achieved (usually after 2 weeks of intensive treatment), a compression garment (ie. a sleeve or a stocking) is fit to maintain the progress and keep the limb from swelling. Depending on the individual, compression bandages are sometimes still used overnight. There are many different types of garments: off the shelf, custom made, and ones for night use. It is crucial to wear a garment that is properly fit for comfort, safety, and to achieve the best results. This is why making an appointment with our experienced and certified fitter will ensure that you get the best garment to manage your lymphedema.