There's a lot of debate about this, various brands of mesh. I had an abdominal hernia repair recently when the surgeon used mesh, but this didn't have much to support. Thank God all is well up to now. But the use of mesh to support lower organs is another matter and there are a few doubts from what I've read. It's a complex medical matter. My mind also tells me that it must depend on how the mesh is attached, but what do I know? I can still feel the ridge where mine is attached on one side.