Health insurance covers reconstructive surgery, but usually does not cover cosmetic surgery, as the latter is considered “elective” (i.e., not necessary). Clear language matters! #aestheticflatclosure
After getting “mastectomie a fini plat” on the books, Marie-Claude Belzile’s petition is getting traction in the Québec National Assembly!
Mollie Hartford (MA)’s article for the Daily Hampshire Gazette focusing on the need for MBC research (and #aestheticflatclosure)!
Feature aboutgoing flat, flat denial and #aestheticflatclosure at SurvivingBreastCancer.org
Yahoo! Life – Article on Flat Advocacy & the NCI Term “Aesthetic Flat Closure”
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””
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.
Our Bodies Ourselves published our guest post about aesthetic flat closure! Thanks to Our Bodies Ourselves for helping spread the word about aesthetic flat closure! This pioneering organization has worked to promote women’s health and bodily autonomy for decades. Every woman facing mastectomy deserves full and fair disclosure of all of her reconstructive options, andContinue reading “My Body, My Choice: Aesthetic Flat Closure After Mastectomy”
Tell your surgeon you want an “aesthetic flat closure” as defined by the National Cancer Institute – and make sure it’s recorded in your medical record. It’s a positive thing that your surgeon is using the term “skin sparing” with you. This means that they are doing the right thing in being clear and honestContinue reading “What if I want to go flat, but my surgeon wants to do “skin sparing”?”