OPBC Adds “Optimal Flat Closure” to Mission

The Oncoplastic Breast Consortium has added “optimal flat closure” to their mission – a huge milestone for flat parity

Focus on Flat Closure Techniques

Awareness Continues to Spread Word continues to spread among the surgical community that patients going flat after mastectomy expect their choice to be given the care and consideration it deserves – the same level that is afforded to the choice to reconstruct. Patients going flat expect a high-quality flat closure in one surgery whenever possible.Continue reading “Focus on Flat Closure Techniques”

NPoaS on the Breast Advocate App!

Not Putting on a Shirt is now included as a resource on the shared decision making* app, Breast Advocate, now available on iPhone and Android! The app is produced by Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo of PRMA Plastic Surgery. You can find our revised brochure, “Going Flat After Mastectomy? How to Ensure You Get An Acceptable Surgical Result,” on the appContinue reading “NPoaS on the Breast Advocate App!”

“Going flat doesn’t mean just breast removal… it means being flat and having a nice chest contour” – Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo

DiepCFoundation patient advocate Terri Coutee has written an insightful article from the perspective of a woman who chose reconstruction, and who advocates for educating patients about their reconstruction options.  She read about flat denial in Catherine Guthrie’s Cosmopolitan article and was saddened by the victimization and trauma that the women featured were describing.  Terri remembers howContinue reading ““Going flat doesn’t mean just breast removal… it means being flat and having a nice chest contour” – Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo”

“It’s Your Body – Your Choice” Dr. Patricia Clark Speaks About Flat Closure

Dr. Patricia Clark, a breast surgeon who specializes in oncoplastic breast surgery techniques (lumpectomy as well as flat closure), has made a short video in support of patients who wish to go flat after mastectomy. “It’s your body – it’s your choice.” – Dr. Patricia Clark, Breast Surgeon It bears repeating: women who choose toContinue reading ““It’s Your Body – Your Choice” Dr. Patricia Clark Speaks About Flat Closure”

Word Continues to Spread through the Surgical Community

“We know that surgeons who perform breast surgery are also held accountable by their patients… This is kind of an uncomfortable place for us to be as breast surgeons.” – Oncoplastic surgeon Dr. Colleen Murphy, speaking at a University of Colorado conference (September 24, 2018) Word is spreading surprisingly quickly through the surgical community –Continue reading “Word Continues to Spread through the Surgical Community”

We are Making an Impact! NPoaS Featured in Professional Educational Presentation for Oncoplastic Surgery

Women’s health journalist Catherine Guthrie‘s Cosmopolitan article last month dragged the despicable practice of flat denial out of the shadows and into the light of day.  Guthrie recently posted on her blog that she was contacted by one of the surgeons she had interviewed during the course of her (extensive) research, and what she heard from this surgeonContinue reading “We are Making an Impact! NPoaS Featured in Professional Educational Presentation for Oncoplastic Surgery”