Now Online – Flat Friendly Surgeons Directory

Your new surgeon is just a click away.

Great news for women going flat! Our 150+ strong, international Flat Friendly Surgeons Directory is now online, searchable and easy to use. Find a patient-recommended flat closure surgeon specializing in mastectomy, revision or explant near you.

Show Your Support!

Recommend a surgeon

Our Directory surgeons are recommended by patients because they have a proven track record for flat closure. These surgeons:

  1. Respected the patient and their wishes to be flat
  2. Were technically competent in surgical technique to achieve a flat result, AND
  3. Did the best they could do give the patient the results they desired.

Do you know of a flat closure surgeon who you’d like to see on our list? Contact us! Please include the following information:

  • Surgeon’s full name
  • Location
  • Procedure you’re recommending them for – mastectomy, revision or explant
  • (optional) photos of their work.

Spread the word

Help us get the word out about this important tool. Request a brochure to share with your family, friends and medical providers. Or share us on social media!


Not Putting on a Shirt is an all-volunteer organization, from the top down. We depend on our volunteers to maintain and grow our resources and tools like the Surgeon Directory. Our volunteers also coordinate literature distribution efforts and conference events, maintain our website, engage the public on social media, and so much more.

See where you fit in on our team! Read about our initiatives. Send us a message to learn more about volunteering with us.


Our advocacy work helps women understand that flat is a valid reconstructive option and empowers them to protect their choice. Tools like the Surgeons Directory are a critical component in ensuring women going flat get surgical results they can live with.

Your generous gift enables us to print and distribute brochures, attend conferences, maintain our informational website and social media platforms, conduct outreach to surgeons and medical students, advance our legislative agenda, and so much more. Not Putting on a Shirt is an all-volunteer organization – 100% of your donation funds our advocacy work.

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A Word from Our Founder

When I woke up from my mastectomy surgery in 2017, I was happy to be alive. But I very shortly realized what had been done to me. My closure surgeon’s words as I lay on the operating table – “I’ll just leave a little extra in case you change your mind” – turned my stomach. I had lost my chance to be one and done, despite my extraordinary efforts to protect my choice.

I knew things had to change. I fought alone for a year. Then I founded Not Putting on a Shirt.

Thank you for your support. Together, we can put an end to flat denial.

Kim Bowles

Founder and President

Kim founded Not Putting on a Shirt after being intentionally denied a flat result at Cleveland Clinic, to empower women going flat and to ensure their interests are protected.
Image Credit: Stephanie Strasburg for Cosmopolitan Magazine

Published by Not Putting on a Shirt

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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