Flat Friendly Surgeons Directory

Facing Surgery?

Ensure your choice to go flat is respected.

Since 2018, our Directory has featured flat friendly general, breast, plastic, and oncoplastic surgeons across the US and beyond, who have either been recommended by women who were satisfied with their flat results or have proactively applied and met our listing criteria.

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1. Any and all information provided by Not Putting on a Shirt (“NPOAS”) and its representatives is for informational purposes only and should not to be considered as medical or legal advice. Statements should not be taken as a substitute for medical advice from a licensed physician. In using the online tools and information provided by NPOAS, you accept the terms and conditions of this Disclaimer.

2. If you wish to go flat, please be warned that not all surgeons will respect your wishes. That is why NPOAS exists as an advocacy organization. The Flat Friendly Surgeons Directory  (“Directory”) is a database of general, breast surgeons and plastic surgeons who have either:

2.a. been recommended directly by women who went flat via mastectomy, explant, and/or revision surgery by these surgeons, OR

2.b. applied to be listed on the Directory and been approved because they meet the following criteria:

2.b.i. they are supportive of aesthetic flat closure as a valid reconstructive choice, and

2.b.ii. they have provided one or more acceptable photos of their flat closure(s)

3. Please be aware of the following:

3.a. NPOAS has no relationship whatsoever with any of these surgeons beyond a medical one with the sole exception of trusted members of our Advisory Council (membership in which does not preclude inclusion in the Directory). No money, fees or compensation of any kind is paid by or collected from these surgeons in regards to this Directory.

3.b. While NPOAS strives to keep all Directory information accurate and up to date, please be aware that NPOAS has not, and can not, guarantee specific results from any of these surgeons. NPOAS takes no legal or ethical responsibility or liability for your personal experiences with them. PLEASE DO YOUR OWN CAREFUL RESEARCH AND DUE DILIGENCE RESEARCHING AND INTERVIEWING THESE SURGEONS. A surgeon’s appearance on this Directory is NO GUARANTEE of the surgeon’s behavior, skill, and/or performance.

4. Please also note that everyone’s body is different, and you should not expect a “perfect” flat result following mastectomy, explant, or revision surgery, even if your surgeon does the best s/he/they can. The surgeons that are listed on the Directory by application are there because they proactively sought to be included, support aesthetic flat closure and provided one or more photos of their work to demonstrate their surgical skill. The surgeons that are listed on the Directory by direct patient recommendation are there because the women recommending them felt that they:

4.a. respected them and their wishes to be flat,

4.b. were technically competent in surgical technique to achieve a flat result, AND

4.c. did the best they could to give them the results they desired.

5. NPOAS welcomes any feedback you may have about these surgeons, whether positive or negative. NPOAS may, at the discretion of the relevant committee, remove a listing according to our established listing review policy.  Please email NPOAS at info@notputtingonashirt.org to correspond.

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Remembering Directory Surgeons We Have Lost

Dr. Lee headshot - Flat Friendly Surgeon - aesthetic flat closure

Dr. John C. Lee

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Northeast Plastic Surgery Center (Waterford, CT)

July 02, 2021


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