“Going flat” mastectomy photos
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Aesthetic Flat Closure Photos
These aesthetic flat closures are the work of surgeons who applied their skill and training to benefit these women at their time of greatest need, so that when they awoke from surgery, they would see the beautiful flat chest that they chose and made peace with. These women and their surgeons should be proud. A beautiful aesthetic flat closure is a gift of healing from provider to patient. If you have an image you’d like to share, please let us know! These photos are organized by surgical circumstance – initial mastectomy, revision, explant (and mastectomy tattoos!) To view Goldilocks mastectomy photos, visit the Goldilocks page.
READ: All About Going Flat After Mastectomy
READ: All About Revision Surgery
These images are hard to look at, but the fact is that images make the case in a way that words never can. All of these women clearly and unequivocally asked to be flat. If you have an image you’d like to share – or to share your story, or even just to get support – please contact us. Learn more about flat denial.
READ: What is Flat Denial? Help for Victims
One way women take back ownership over their bodies after mastectomy is by getting a tattoo over our scars that is personal and meaningful. Just look at these beautiful flat chests! If you have an image you’d like to share, please let us know! (All photos are CC0 unless otherwise noted).
READ: All about Mastectomy Tattoos
READ: Q&A with Mastectomy Tattoo specialist Amy Black
” [Mastectomy tattoos can] transform their sense of disfigurement and loss of control into feelings of beauty and agency.”Tattoo Artist David Allen, Moving the Needle on Recovery From Breast Cancer: The Healing Role of Postmastectomy Tattoos
Women are happy flat. We are beautiful, and we are whole human beings who lead active, full lives. We know that breasts do not make the woman, and that FLAT is beautiful! If you have a project you’d like us to add, please let us know! (All photos are CC0 unless otherwise noted). Check out the dozens of amazing flat and body-positive projects, both personal and professional, online and on social media:
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