Improving the standard of care for aesthetic flat closure must be based on evidence… evidence that we are now seeing come to fruition.
Historic flat closure research published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology
After getting “mastectomie a fini plat” on the books, Marie-Claude Belzile’s petition is getting traction in the Québec National Assembly!
Plastic surgeons are spreading the word – aesthetic flat closure. Our sincere thanks to Directory surgeon Dr. Ron Israeli and the team at NYBRA Plastic Surgery, including Drs. David Light & Jonathan Bank, for taking the next step forward towards parity! #flatfriendlysurgeons Watch NYBRA’s recent discussion for Sharsharet, a nonprofit serving Jewish women and familiesContinue reading “Aesthetic Flat Closure on the NYBRA Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery!”
Progress in Québec! Their online French-English translation database, Grand dictionnaire terminologique, now includes “mastectomie à fini plat“, the French analogue of aesthetic flat closure! The new term is translated literally as “mastectomy with flat finish”. Thanks to advocate Marie-Claude Belzile of Tout aussi femme (who is also a member of our Council of International Advocates)Continue reading “Progress in Québec: “Mastectomie à fini plat””
Announcing our Council of International Advocates! Flat advocacy is a global movement, with a common purpose. The Council of International Advocates at NPOAS consists of leaders in the flat advocacy community worldwide who have come together cooperatively to #putflatonthemenu for our mothers, sisters, friends, and daughters. We are stronger together! Meet our Council Members atContinue reading “Announcing our Council of International Advocates”
“Flat closure after mastectomy: are your patients satisfied with the results?” NPOAS presented our poster at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (#SABCS19) last December. This research explored patient experience going flat, including decision factors, satisfaction with aesthetic flat closure cosmesis, provider push back, and more. Our abstract – the summary of our importantContinue reading “Summary of Our Flat Closure Research from #SABCS19”
Pioneering breast cancer research organization, the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, has added “aesthetic flat closure” to their webpage on breast reconstruction options! This is just the beginning. We expect to see online platforms adopt this new term quickly as word continues to spread.
Aesthetic flat closure is now on Wikipedia, the open source online encyclopedia.
Going FLAT? Let’s be clear. Tell your surgeon you want an “aesthetic flat closure” as defined by the National Cancer Institute so your surgeon will know exactly what you want: a smooth, flat chest.