Mastectomy Photo Series – Breast Cancer Have you ever googled mastectomy before and after photos? It’s a heartbreaking array of faceless women’s maimed breasts under florescent lighting. In 2014, I was planning a preventative bilateral mastectomy to reduce my risk of breast cancer due to the BRCA1 genetic mutation. While "planning" I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. The Woody Allen quote "If you want to make GOD laugh, tell him your plans" comes to mind. Before removing my breasts I wanted photographic evidence of what they looked like, but I didn't want mug shots of attempted murders. I wanted a photo that captured how I felt. So I decided to do a photo series that would express the emotion in each stage of the process. I wanted to change the images that women saw of mastectomies. No more Before and After photos. I wanted them to see the Evolution, the Life, and the HUMOR in this dark situation. Blast 'Em Photography enthusiastically got on board from the very begining, having worked with them as a model before “cancer”. This video discusses the making of these photos and shows the behind the scenes and extra shots. The photographer for this series was Blast 'Em Photography. Bride of Frankenstein MUA&Hair Brynn Berg @bberg06 Mannequin MUA Tiffany Alfonso Prosthetic Nipples Do you like my boobs? I have to give credit to my doctors. Dr. Eli Avisar at UM did the skin sparing mastectomy and Dr. Christopher low at, was my outstanding reconstructive surgeon. My Breast Choice YouTube channel is my personal journey with the BRCA 1 mutation, my surprise diagnosis of Breast Cancer, subsequent double mastectomy, and chemotherapy adventure. I will be sharing tips I learned while recovering, talking candidly in Vlogs, and letting you into my life as I go through reconstructive surgery and Chemotherapy. If you find this video helpful, please Like it, Share it, and Subscribe. See the Whole Blog and uncensored photos at Also, donate to to help make the "I Don't Have Cancer" Documentary a reality. To stay up to day with all of the latest news about this journey go like Twitter and Instagram @AnielaMcG All Music used is royalty free from iMovie.