Clinicians Leading the Way on Including AFC

Clinicians support aesthetic flat closure! This just in – leading breast cancer surgery centers UCLA (Los Angeles, CA) and Virginia Mason (Seattle, WA) both now include aesthetic flat closure on their websites! Cape Town Plastic Surgery has an excellent page on AFC as well. Our thanks to all clinicians who support AFC, for being aContinue reading “Clinicians Leading the Way on Including AFC”

Progress: Marie-Claude Belzile’s Petition Gets Traction in Québec’s National Assembly

After getting “mastectomie a fini plat” on the books, Marie-Claude Belzile’s petition is getting traction in the Québec National Assembly!

Mind Bloom Podcast: NPOAS’ Devorah Vester on Going Flat (Aesthetic Flat Closure)

Listen to NPOAS’ Devorah Vester speak about her experience, informed consent and sourdough baking!

Carine (France) Speaks Out About Fighting to Go Flat

From France, Carine speaks out about her choice to explant with aesthetic flat closure (“reconstruction à plat,” or “fermeture esthétique à plat”).

October 13th is Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Awareness Day

Repost from International FLAT Day Today, October 13th, is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. MBC is the only breast cancer that kills. Ten percent of new BC diagnoses are “de novo” metastatic, and about 1 in 3 early stage diagnoses will progress to MBC. Marissa Holzer (USA) wrote this article for CURE magazine to highlightContinue reading “October 13th is Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Awareness Day”

Going Flat, Self Acceptance & Body Image – Panel Discussion for Komen MBC Conference

Rebecca Pine (The Breast & The Sea) presents a panel discussion on going flat, self-acceptance & body image at the virtual 2020 Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference (organized by Susan G. Komen). Panelists include Marianne DuQuette Cuozzo Artist and Kimberly Bowles (NPOAS).

“Aesthetic Flat Closure: Know Your Options” – SHARE Cancer Support Webinar

All about aesthetic flat closure – a webinar brought to you by SHARE Cancer Support! Panel includes Dr. Yara Robertson and Kimberly Bowles of NPOAS, and Jersi Baker of Angel in Disguise Inc. SELECTED TRANSCRIPT (more to come): “Let’s talk about what aesthetic flat closure means. For me, it was just the way you didContinue reading ““Aesthetic Flat Closure: Know Your Options” – SHARE Cancer Support Webinar”

Aesthetic Flat Closure on the NYBRA Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery!

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!”

DiepC Interview with Terri Coutee about Optimal Flat Closure

Breast reconstruction advocates and advocates for flat closure share the same goal: to ensure that women are fully informed of ALL of their reconstructive options so that they can make the choice that’s right for them. Kim recently spoke with Terri Coutee of DiepC Foundation about going flat after mastectomy and the importance of informedContinue reading “DiepC Interview with Terri Coutee about Optimal Flat Closure”