Support AFC Legislation in New York State!

NY State Assembly Bill A08537 – Insurance Coverage for Aesthetic Flat Closure After Mastectomy SIGN THE PETITION Following direct talks with NPOAS leadership in October, Rep. Stacey Pheffer Amato of NY District 23 has introduced a bill in the New York State Assembly to protect mastectomy patients seeking aesthetic flat closure by ensuring their surgeryContinue reading “Support AFC Legislation in New York State!”

NPOAS welcomes Joanna Atzori (@UnBreasted) from Australia to the Council of International Advocates!

NPOAS is thrilled to welcome Joanna Atzori (Australia) to our Council of International Advocates! Joanna is passionate about ensuring women in Australia, particularly younger women, know about their breast cancer risk and their rights under Australian law. She advocates for awareness & aesthetic flat closure at UnBreasted and on Instagram @jatzori “Joanna is a breastContinue reading “NPOAS welcomes Joanna Atzori (@UnBreasted) from Australia to the Council of International Advocates!”

Milestones in AFC Advocacy 2020-2021

Thanks to the tireless work of flat advocates and our supporters, and despite a global pandemic, we saw major progress on the flat advocacy front these past two years. And we expect to see even more progress in 2022! While much of our two year strategic plan at NPOAS has been achieved, we aren’t atContinue reading “Milestones in AFC Advocacy 2020-2021”

Clinicians Leading the Way on Including AFC

Clinicians support aesthetic flat closure! This just in – leading breast cancer surgery centers UCLA (Los Angeles, CA) and Virginia Mason (Seattle, WA) both now include aesthetic flat closure on their websites! Cape Town Plastic Surgery has an excellent page on AFC as well. Our thanks to all clinicians who support AFC, for being aContinue reading “Clinicians Leading the Way on Including AFC”

“My surgical practice: Presenting aesthetic flat closure as an equal option to mastectomy with reconstruction”

Drs. Angelena Crown and Claire Buchanan of Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA, wrote a great, groundbreaking editorial on presenting aesthetic flat closure as an equal option to mastectomy with reconstruction! Including technical considerations to optimize cosmesis (aesthetics). “They say you will always learn more from your patients than you ever will from a textbook orContinue reading ““My surgical practice: Presenting aesthetic flat closure as an equal option to mastectomy with reconstruction””

NPOAS Welcomes Ronduit Plat to the Council of International Advocates!

NPOAS is thrilled to welcome Corrie Kamminga (Netherlands) of Ronduit Plat to our Council of International Advocates! “In the Netherlands, the standard procedure after mastectomy is breast reconstruction. Flat is often not even offered, and women have to push hard to get what they want and deserve. It is important to create awareness that goingContinue reading “NPOAS Welcomes Ronduit Plat to the Council of International Advocates!”

Coastal Mermaids’ Calendar Fundraiser for Flat Advocacy

We are honored and excited to announce that Australia’s Coastal Mermaids is putting together a FLAT Mermaid Calendar as a fundraiser for NPOAS! The calendar will exclusively feature flat women to bring awareness to FLAT in beautiful ways.