‘Flat Denial’ Can Leave Breast Cancer Patients With Lasting Scars

Six years ago, Kim Bowles had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Instead of opting for reconstruction, she decided to go “flat.” At 35, she had already breast-fed both of her children, and didn’t want breasts anymore. She asked her surgeon for an aesthetic flat closure, showing him photos of … Read more