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Women who choose a flat result after mastectomy should be respected, by their surgeons, to make that decision. This is what happens when they are not.
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NotPuttingonaShirt Jun 17
Kim will be in Washington D.C. next week advocating for the interests of women ! Learn more about the CPAT Symposium at
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Flat Closure NOW May 1
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NotPuttingonaShirt Apr 26
Our NEW 2019 Survey is now open! With our previous survey, we established the incidence of intentional flat denial at 5-12% of patients going flat. That was the first study ever done on flat closure... and we aren't stopping there.
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NotPuttingonaShirt Apr 20
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NotPuttingonaShirt Apr 20
Survey's in! There was little/no quality of life data on patients going flat & how satisfaction w/their cosmetic results affects this. Those going flat need & DESERVE quality care! We found: <25% do revision ~20% were intentional flat denial For even more:
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NotPuttingonaShirt Apr 19
After Flat Denial, some victims try to move on with their lives & accept or forget what was done, some simply don’t understand, some pursue revision surgery in order to undo the damage. And some decide to fight back, perhaps by confronting their surgeon:
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NotPuttingonaShirt Apr 17
Stephanie Astalos-Jones, whose story is at NPoaS, has a great new project: FLAT Is Where It's At - a podcast ft. women of the flat community. For this week, she interviewed NPoaS's Kim Bowles on flat denial (&more) We 💛 to see women using their unique talents for flat advocacy!
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NotPuttingonaShirt Apr 17
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NotPuttingonaShirt Apr 5
If you're interested in going flat after mastectomy, there's a new technique called SWIM that can produce a great cosmetic result in one surgery that's beyond anything traditional techniques can offer. It's very new but also very promising. Read more here:
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tickoffbreastcancer Apr 2
This woman is doing a spectacular job of showing the world that it’s ok to choose to stay flat after a mastectomy. That you’re still feminine and beautiful. Well done what a privilege to have your photo on a billboard in Times Square New York!!!
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Flat Closure NOW Apr 1
IS THIS A JOKE? That was our first reaction to this sign when scouting locations in Austin to take photos of the FCN team. At the same time Kim from was just talking about…
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HausofVolta Mar 11
So happy to be a part of making this photo come to life! flatclosurenow idontneedtwo melanie.testa True at its core
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NotPuttingonaShirt Mar 7
Members of flatclosurenow are meeting up to plan or next year together. This is a powerhouse group, where passion, love, and good cheer works together to raise up those around us.…
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NotPuttingonaShirt Mar 6
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NotPuttingonaShirt Feb 26
“The question is & remains… why did I have to fight to go flat?”-Marie-Claude Belzile, flat advocate in Quebec, Canada. She recently spoke at a surgery conference there to med students about her experience and perspective on going flat. Fb: toutaussifemme
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NotPuttingonaShirt Feb 4
Kim is LIVE in Cleveland!
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NotPuttingonaShirt Feb 4
Stay tuned today, February 4th 2019, at 2:00 pm EST! Kim is going to be back at Cleveland Clinic standing up for patients, to demand that hospitals hold surgeons accountable for flat denial
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NotPuttingonaShirt Jan 27
LAST WEEK TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR 2018 SURVEY! If you have gone flat after mastectomy - whether your result was great, unacceptable, or in between - please consider participating! It's quick&easy!
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NotPuttingonaShirt Jan 26
patient explicitly refuses surgeons intent to operate (says "NO" on the OR table) and surgeon proceeds anyway. Result: requires additional surgery to fix. Battery?
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NotPuttingonaShirt Jan 26
For women considering explanting (removing breast implants) and going flat... our sister site now has a page up that specifically addresses this and how to protect your decision
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