The Opera® (U.S. Patent 5,916,183) is lighter and slimmer than the other existing OptiFlow products. The Opera maintains the original concept of the patented tissue gradient technology found in the ReidSleeve Classic. The Opera simply slides on for the comfort and consistent pressure you have come to expect from the ReidSleeve Classic. Variable compression is obtained through the patented outer PowerSleeve (U.S. Patent 6,656,141).

The ReidSleeve Classic has helped thousands of patients overcome lymphedema. As these patients achieved control of their lymphedema, we sought for a lighter and cooler sleeve to provide therapeutic maintenance. The OptiFlow products achieve this objective. To take this a step further, The Opera was developed to offer a yet lighter and slimmer product. The custom unit construction provides a consistent snug fit and adjustable compression is obtained by the outer PowerSleeve. The PowerSleeve comes in several levels of compression, allowing the patient to adjust the pressure to the ideal level.

The foam insert provides both high and low pressure points. This patented design concept provides variable tissue pressure, maximizing compression while minimizing the obstruction of normal lymphatic flow. With older technologies, the pressure applied encircled and constricted normal lymphatic and venous flow. This unique system provides effective, comfortable compressive therapy for lymphedema.

Many patients have mild lymphedema and do not require the full therapeutic compression provided by the ReidSleeve Classic. For these patients, The OptiFlow products are ideal. The Opera provides the same Tissue Gradient Technology of the ReidSleeve Classic and the other OptiFlow products, but does so in a lighter and slimmer design. Despite the fact that it is light and easy to use, many patients report significant reductions in their edema as a result of the use of The Opera. Therefore, if your lymphedema is mild, The Opera may be the ideal solution for your condition.

The Opera is also an effective compliment to CDT (complex decongestive therapy). The Opera can help the patient effectively maintain the edema reduction achieved through decongestive massage. Many therapists are now recommending the use of The Opera during periods between CDT.

Designed for treatment of mild lymphedema in upper extremities

Can control lymphedema effectively reduced by the ReidSleeveŽ Classic or other treatments

Lighter weight and slimmer than other OptiFlow products

Custom fit to your unique size

Controls edema after mastectomy, axillary dissection or other surgeries

Ideal for use while flying or traveling


Covered by most insurance companies

Quality materials and manufacturing from the makers of the original ReidSleeve Classic

Developed by a physician

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