"going flat" PhotoS
Something that crossed each of our minds when we got the news that we'd need
a mastectomy was, "what am I going to look like?"
Each of us went searching for real life unilateral and bilateral mastectomy without reconstruction photos and came up short... it's one of the reasons Flat Closure NOW came together. Every breast cancer thriver shown here has graciously offered their flat closure photos to you, with the hope it may help you, in making the best mastectomy choice for you.
Tip: Show these photos to your surgeon!
To submit photos to the gallery, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
"There is a commonality of isolation and painful reassessment which is shared by all women with breast cancer, whether this commonality is recognized or not. It is not my intention to judge the woman who has chosen the path of prosthesis, of silence and invisibility, the woman who wishes to be 'the same as before.' She has survived on another kind of courage, and she is not alone. Each of us struggles daily with the pressures of conformity and the loneliness of difference from which those choices seem to offer escape. I only know that those choices do not work for me, nor for other women who, not without fear, have survived cancer by scrutinizing its meaning within our lives, and by attempting to integrate this crisis into useful strengths for change."
~ Audre Lorde (The Cancer Journals, 1980)