Blog Posts Archive

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  • Cleveland Clinic Researchers Publish Paper on Aesthetic Flat Closure

    October 29, 2019 by

    You read that right. Cleveland Clinic researchers, in partnership with the University of Toledo, have been researching flat closure. Cleveland Clinic y’all. This week in research to #putflatonthemenu … a collaborative paper from researchers out of the The University of Toledo and Cleveland Clinic just published their aesthetic approach to flat closure in The Breast Journal, entitled “Technical considerations in nonreconstructive… Read more

  • FDA Issues Landmark Recommendations for Implant Manufacturers

    October 29, 2019 by

    Hot off the press – FDA is listening to women’s voices on breast implants. Today, FDA issued a recommendation to implant manufacturers that include many of the items that Breast Implant Safety Alliance and others have been pushing for: a black box warning to clearly identify risks (this is the most serious warning labeling the FDA has… Read more

  • NPOAS Will Have a Poster Presentation at SABCS 2019

    October 29, 2019 by

    Big news! NPOAS will be presenting a research poster at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium this year, December 10th – 14th. The poster is entitled “Flat closure after mastectomy: are your patients satisfied with the results?” This poster will weave together results from both of our ad-hoc surveys, and will be a springboard for encouraging researchers… Read more

  • Plastic Surgeons Are NOT Required to Discuss Aesthetic Flat Closure

    October 29, 2019 by

    It’s true… plastic surgeons are not required to discuss aesthetic flat closure during the reconstructive consult. Christy Avila of Fierce, Flat, Forward was just interviewed by patient safety watchdog blog MedTruth about going flat. Christy makes the excellent point that plastic surgeons are not required to discuss flat closure during the reconstructive consult – so oftentimes women don’t realize that… Read more

  • Midwest Breast & Aesthetic Surgery Publishes Videos on Flat Closure

    October 29, 2019 by

    Flat closure to produce a smooth, breastless chest wall contour is a reconstructive procedure. Listen to Dr. Pankaj Tiwari at Midwest Breast & Aesthetic Surgery discuss the issue on MWB’s YouTube channel: Do you consider flat closure to be a reconstruction? Should a plastic surgeon always be involved with a flat closure? Thank you, Dr. Tiwari, for… Read more

  • UCLA Researcher Launches Flat Closure Survey

    October 29, 2019 by

    We are so excited to share this news with our community. Dr. Deanna J. Attai, former President of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and breast cancer researcher at UCLA, has just launched her new study on flat closure! She is making history! This is how we develop a standard of care for flat closure. Thank… Read more

  • Flat Closure is Reconstructive, NOT Cosmetic

    October 29, 2019 by

    “Reconstructive” vs “Cosmetic”Surgery In the world of plastic surgery, reconstructive procedures are usually covered by insurance while cosmetic procedures are usually not covered. The question is, does the procedure restore (reconstructive), or enhance (cosmetic)? Clearly, flat closure is reconstructive. It restores a smooth, breastless chest wall contour. Simply removing the breast tissue isn’t enough. Women… Read more

  • International FLAT Day is October 7th!

    October 29, 2019 by

    “International FLAT Day” was created to celebrate going flat – to promote breast reconstruction awareness, to promote flat closure (breastless, chest wall reconstruction after mastectomy), to promote flat reconstruction as a valid choice, and to bring together the flat community in sisterhood! October is breast cancer awareness month, and the 7th is the “Day of… Read more

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