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Breast Reconstruction Table

TYPE OF BREAST RECONSTRUCTION

BMI

18-24

25-30

31-35

35-40

40-50

>50

Direct to Implant 

*

**

**

*

 

 

Tissue Expander 

***

***

**

**

*

*

Pedicled TRAM 

*

**

*

 

 

 

Free TRAM 

*

***

***

**

 

 

DIEP 

*

***

**

*

 

 

SIEA 

*

***

*

 

 

 

Latissimus With Implant 

**

***

***

**

**

*

TUG 

*

***

**

**

*

 


Blank: Not recommended
*     May be an option
**   Good option
***  Excellent option

To calculate your BMI, visit this page on the Barnes-Jewish Hospital website.