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”

Aesthetic Flat Closure – Word is Spreading!

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.

Spread the Word: Aesthetic FLAT Closure

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.

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

OPBC Adds “Optimal Flat Closure” to Mission

The Oncoplastic Breast Consortium has added “optimal flat closure” to their mission – 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