Your Killer Life Podcast: Aesthetic Flat Closure

Your Killer Life podcast episode Not Putting on a Shirt Seriously aesthetic flat closure advocacy Kimberly Bowles

“Optimal reconstructive surgical outcomes are for everyone, and we are the ones to decide and define what reconstruction looks like for us.”- Tammey Grable-Woodford

Kim spoke with host Tammey of Your Killer Life about informed consent, her personal story of flat denial, aesthetic flat closure as a valid reconstructive option, how women can advocate for their choice, and resources we have available for women facing mastectomy, revision, or explant surgery. Available where you get your podcasts. Now also available to watch:

Informed Consent

An agreement between patient and provider after full disclosure of all medical options and their risks and benefits, to a specific medical intervention (treatment, test, or procedure). There are flour elements to informed consent:

  1. The patient must have the capacity (ability) to make a decision
  2. The provider must disclose all relevant information on the intervention
  3. The patient must comprehend the information provided
  4. The patient must give consent without coercion or duress

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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