PSA: Now available – list of “flat-friendly” surgeons

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Great news for women who are facing mastectomy and wish to go flat! We at Not Putting on a Shirt have been entrusted with a carefully compiled list of “flat-friendly” surgeons across the US and beyond, who were recommended by women who have gone through mastectomy and have been satisfied with their flat results.
Email us at NotPuttingonaShirt@gmail.com with the location(s) where you are considering having your surgery, and we will do our best to respond within two business days. As of June 2019, we have over 120 surgeons on the list across the US and Canada (we even have a few surgeons from Europe, the Middle East region, and more), and it’s growing steadily. It’s not a comprehensive list, but it’s a good start.
As we grow our organization, providing patients with relevant information on specific surgeons and institutions will be an area of focus. If we know better, we can do better. This list is a great place to start.  With the caveat that there are no guarantees in medicine or in life, I will say personally, that I wish *I* had access to this list prior to my surgery. I might have avoided losing my chance to be one and done. But, it’s not too late for future patients!  When utilizing information from the list, please make note of the following obligatory disclaimer (this is also included with all list correspondence):
“1. Any and all information provided by Not Putting on a Shirt and its representatives is for informational purposes only and should not to be considered as medical or legal advice. This information is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, treat, or cure any medical condition. Statements should not be taken as a substitute for medical advice from a licensed physician. In using the communications, documents, forms and other information from Not Putting on a Shirt, you accept the terms and conditions of this disclaimer.
2. If you wish to go flat, please be warned that not all surgeons will respect your wishes. That is why Not Putting on a Shirt exists as an advocacy organization, but we are a work in progress. This document is a list of breast surgeons and plastic surgeons who have been recommended by women who went flat via mastectomy, explant, and/or revision surgery by these surgeons. Please be aware of the following:
2.a. The participants in creating this list have no relationship whatsoever with any of these surgeons beyond a medical one, and no money, fees or compensation of any kind is paid by or collected from these surgeons in regard to this list. This list of surgeons is comprised purely from recommendations by women in a Facebook group for flat women, and the women of the group are the ones that decide to add or subtract a surgeon based on their good or bad experiences with them.
2.b. Not Putting on a Shirt and it’s representatives have not vetted these surgeons, and take no legal or ethical responsibility or liability for your experiences with any of these surgeons. PLEASE DO YOUR OWN CAREFUL RESEARCH AND DUE DILIGENCE ON THESE SURGEONS. A surgeon’s appearance on this list is NO GUARANTEE of the surgeon’s behavior, skill, and/or performance.
3. Please also note that everyone’s body is different, and you should not expect a “perfect” flat result following mastectomy, explant, or revision surgery, even if your surgeon does the best s/he/they can. These surgeons are recommended because women felt they
3.a. Respected them and their wishes to be flat,
3.b. Were technically competent in surgical technique to achieve a flat result, AND 3.c. Did the best they could do give them the results they desired.
4. We welcome any feedback you may have about these surgeons including adding a surgeon or removing a surgeon from the list. Please email Not Putting on a Shirt at NotPuttingonaShirt@gmail.com to correspond.” – NPoaS Legal Disclaimer, Flat Friendly Surgeons List
If you have information you would like us to include in the list, please email us at NotPuttingonaShirt@gmail.com.

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Founder of Not Putting on a Shirt, a mastectomy patients' rights organization that advocates for optimal surgical outcomes for patients going flat.

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