Summary of Our Flat Closure Research from #SABCS19

“Flat closure after mastectomy: are your patients satisfied with the results?” NPOAS presented our poster at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (#SABCS19) last December. This research explored patient experience going flat, including decision factors, satisfaction with aesthetic flat closure cosmesis, provider push back, and more. Our abstract – the summary of our importantContinue reading “Summary of Our Flat Closure Research from #SABCS19”

NCI Adds “Aesthetic Flat Closure” to Dictionary

NCI has just defined “aesthetic flat closure” as a unique reconstructive procedure requiring an aesthetic surgical approach – a huge milestone for flat parity

“In Search of True Informed Consent” (Wildfire Magazine)

NPOAS VP Christy Avila tells us more about her article “In Search of True Informed Consent” that was published in the most recent issue of Wildfire Magazine

Demand Parity for Flat Closure – Amend the NAPBC’s Reconstructive Consult Protocol

Sign #notputtingonashirt ‘s petition to amend the NAPBC reconstructive consult protocol to include #aestheticflatclosure

Clear Language: “Flat Closure”

What does the term “flat closure” mean? Flat closure = chest wall reconstruction post-mastectomy Flat closure is shorthand for surgery to reconstruct the chest wall contour post-mastectomy. It is a patient-friendly term that serves as a stand-in for the more cumbersome technical description. The mastectomy first removes the glandular tissue of the breast, and theContinue reading “Clear Language: “Flat Closure””

Guest Blog: At the Intersection of My Flat Chest and an Antiquated System of Care

Women everywhere are calling for the standard of surgical breast cancer options to shift and include flat closure. We’re finally positioned culturally and historically to demand autonomy over our health care choices, and how we express our ideas of what is truly healthy and beautiful for ourselves. Breast cancer has become ground zero, where theContinue reading “Guest Blog: At the Intersection of My Flat Chest and an Antiquated System of Care”