About the Breast Preservation Foundation

Our Mission

The Breast Preservation Foundation’s (BPF) mission is to educate women about skin-sparing mastectomies and its advantages for an overall better cosmetic result. The BPF’s goal is to inform and empower women to ask more questions before having a potentially disfiguring biopsy, lumpectomy and traditional mastectomy. The BPF advocates that women insist their breast surgeon recognize the importance of preserving the breast which can improve their quality of life after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis.

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Dr. Joel A. Aronowitz is the founder of the Breast Preservation Foundation. He is a prominent Los Angeles plastic and reconstructive surgeon in practice for over twenty years. Dr. Aronowitz served as Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for over ten years. He is a graduate of the Accelerated MD program at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in Texas where he performed his general andplastic surgery residency training.

Dr. Aronowitz is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an Ambassador of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Additionally, he is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons as well as the California Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Aronowitz is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the USC Keck School of Medicine and the Medical Director of the University Stem Cell Center in Santa Monica.

Nipple-sparing Mastectomy (NSM): Real Patient Photos

Breasts before treatment


Breasts after treatment


Breasts before treatment


Breasts after treatment


After my double mastectomy, I have scarring and no nipples and I don't look natural in my clothes. I wish I would have known about the option of a Skin-Sparing Mastectomy when I had my surgery. My surgeon didn't even mention it. - Hala Moddelmog, National President, Susan G. Komen Foundation

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