Our Flatter Your Flatness dialogue is dedicated to the courageous women who choose not to reconstruct after mastectomy or choose to deconstruct after failed reconstruction. A growing trend in this group is the desire to avoid wearing prosthetic breast forms, which can be heavy, hot, and uncomfortable. We would rather plump and pouf our chests with ruffled styles and other embellishments!
Those of us who want to break free from reconstruction failures and “go flat” are determined to find fashionable clothing that would plump and pouf our chests in order to avoid having to wear uncomfortable prostheses. In some styles, wearing the bare minimum foam shapers in a lightweight bandeau-type bra is the most comfortable, but that is it.
Soon we will be creating a referral base for fashions that will flatter your flatness and free you from prostheses. It is so liberating!
The ultimate contour challenge after mastectomy is unilateral surgery. This one-breast contour almost forces women to wear prostheses because most are embarrassed or self-conscious of their unevenness. Many styles have enough chest ruffles or embellishments that can camouflage this condition.
Early Expansion Issues
Those in the early expansion process of implant breast reconstruction will feel flat until their “fills” are underway. This period of time is longer for some who have to postpone their fills for various reasons: surgery complications, expander pain, or breast cancer treatments.
Asymmetry after Reconstruction
The final results of breast reconstruction are not always perfect. Many women have asymmetry that forces them to wear a bra just to minimize the unevenness. The problem is that some find it uncomfortable to wear a bra; the compression around the torso or under the reconstructed breasts causes discomfort. We will strive to find FlatterYourFlatness styles can help camouflage this condition.
Asymmetry after Lumpectomy
Asymmetry is also an issue for women after lumpectomy, especially for those who have large areas of their breasts that need to be removed. Again, FlatterYourFlatness style recommendations can help this situation
We welcome our naturally-flat sisters to flatter their flatness through the styles we promote. We understand how soothing it can be to pouf your breasts to make them appear larger! We look to you as our mentors as we adjust to our flatness. You are like runway models to us, and watching you helps us realize that flat can be fabulous! Thank you for your inspiration and for being role models in living the flat life!