This is a new concept of restraint in the treatment of lymphedema. Grosgrain stockings are homemade constraint garments. Several studies have been developed and others continue to evolve. These studies show the efficiency of grosgrain garments in reducing edema and maintaining results. The difficulties in relation to their use are related to the time required for donning and removing the stocking. However, this textile produces better results compared to other fabrics. After normalization of the size of the leg, it is possible to use elastic stockings. Thus, it is possible to maintain the results for months after normalization of the limb size using elastic stockings alone.