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”

Pioneers in Flat Advocacy: Samantha Paige (Last Cut Project)

A blog series designed to highlight and amplify the voices of the flat advocates who blazed the trail and laid the foundation for those that followed.

Mastectomy Tattoos with Artist Amy Black

Introduction to Mastectomy Tattoos Visit our Living Flat page for more about mastectomy tattoos, body image, sexuality, and more! Healing Through Art. Tattoos can be an important component of healing for many women following their mastectomy surgery – both those who chose to reconstruct their breasts AND those who chose to go flat. Tattooing canContinue reading “Mastectomy Tattoos with Artist Amy Black”

Spread the Word! Aesthetic Flat Closure (VIDEO)

Going FLAT? Let’s be clear. Tell your surgeon you want an “aesthetic flat closure” as defined by the National Cancer Institute so your surgeon will know exactly what you want: a smooth, flat chest.

Your Killer Life Podcast: Aesthetic Flat Closure

“Optimal reconstructive surgical outcomes are for everyone, and we are the ones to decide and define what reconstruction looks like for us.”- Tammey Grable-Woodford Kim spoke with host Tammey of Your Killer Life about informed consent, her personal story of flat denial, aesthetic flat closure as a valid reconstructive option, how women can advocate forContinue reading “Your Killer Life Podcast: Aesthetic Flat Closure”