Breastcancer.org is the premier online educational resource for breast cancer, with information about risk, diagnosis, treatments, surgical options, survivorship and more. We are so happy to announce that as of today, that information includes aesthetic flat closure!
Many people think of reconstructive surgery as breast reconstruction with tissue flaps or implants. But aesthetic flat closure — considered to be the gold standard for going flat — is also a form of reconstructive surgery.”
This is a huge step forward for patients facing mastectomy. Many patients have additional questions after their surgical consults and turn to online resources like BreastCancer.org. Having aesthetic flat closure information included on the site will empower patients who choose to go flat with clear language to communicate their wishes and advocate for the best possible surgical outcome. And it will reach many patients BEFORE their surgeries!
Way to #putflatonthemenu, BreastCancer.org! The gold standard indeed!