“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”
Tell your surgeon you want an “aesthetic flat closure” as defined by the National Cancer Institute – and make sure it’s recorded in your medical record. It’s a positive thing that your surgeon is using the term “skin sparing” with you. This means that they are doing the right thing in being clear and honestContinue reading “What if I want to go flat, but my surgeon wants to do “skin sparing”?”
Pioneering breast cancer research organization, the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, has added “aesthetic flat closure” to their webpage on breast reconstruction options! This is just the beginning. We expect to see online platforms adopt this new term quickly as word continues to spread.
Aesthetic flat closure is now on Wikipedia, the open source online encyclopedia.
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.
Canadian sociologist publishes feminist analysis of going flat and the politics of choice
How we do it: a look inside our past, present and planned advocacy work to #putflatonthemenu
The NPOAS Flat Friendly Surgeon’s Directory now has over 200 listings!
Dr. Attai (UCLA) publishes historic flat closure research poster
Patient Power article on the going flat movement