Optimal BMI for mesh removal..?
I have noticed(from lap surgical mesh removal vids) that a large factor determining how stuck & scarred the mesh becomes(to vital blood vessels & nerves in the groin) is how much fat is insulating the area. This also determines how easy it is to remove mesh from those areas. A few surgeons have also said to me: “whether the lap placed inguinal mesh can be removed from the iliac vessels safely or not depends on if there’s a layer of fat there”. However most surgeons also say it’s best to be as healthy, fit & skinny for any surgery to have the best outcome.
So my question is, is it better or worse to have more fat or a higher BMI before lap placed inguinal mesh removal?
I mean does having a slightly lower BMI for overall health reasons really outweigh(no pun intended) the benefits of having more fat layering to insulate the mesh for easier extraction?
I’m sure it’s not black & white either way but pros & cons would be great to hear about regarding this…
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