I lived with breast mound reconstruction for 7 years, and after many complications, made the decision to explant to aesthetic flat closure.
I’ll never forget seeing myself flat for the first time. I snapped a picture of myself that I sent I sent to my best friend. When she asked how I felt, I immediately responded, “Like me again”.
My hope through my advocacy work with Flat Closure NOW is that women see that Aesthetic Flat Closure is a valid, healthy and beautiful surgical option post-mastectomy, and that all women are presented this option pre-mastectomy so they can make a truly informed decision.