The Nature of the Device: Transvaginal mesh is a plastic insert that is installed after a hysterectomy, after menopause, or after childbirth. The mesh is inserted transvaginally, or through an incision in the abdomen. The product is typically made of polypropylene plastic; several companies manufacture it.
The most common reason for a mesh implant is to correct weakened pelvic muscles, a condition that can cause pelvic-organ prolapse (POP). Women also have the implant for stress urinary incontinence (SUI), which weakened pelvic muscles also cause. Pelvic-organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence are common problems after a hysterectomy, menopause, or childbirth.