A fantastic new editorial on flat closure was just published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology, authored by Dr. Jennifer Baker of UCLA.
A stellar new study on patients’ flat closure experiences by lead author Tracy Tyner has just been published in the prestigious journal Body Image!
A new study looks at trends in going flat after mastectomy from 2004-2019.
We were so happy to be able to exhibit at the annual meeting of the The American Society of Breast Surgeons representing the FLAT patient voice! Here’s an update on how the conference went and what we learned to help focus our future advocacy efforts. We were too busy talking with the surgeons to getContinue reading “#ASBRS2022 Conference Update”
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””
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
If you chose to go flat after mastectomy, YOU can help support the research effort to improve the standard of care for aesthetic flat closure!
“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”
Dr. Attai (UCLA) publishes historic flat closure research poster