1) to stop smoking if you are a smoker
2) to lose weight if you are a high-BMI patient
3) if you are a fit and active person, you can go ahead and fix your problem with minor risk of complication.
All the best.
1. Is your surgery being performed via an open approach with a large incision or via a laparoscopic (minimally invasive approach) with smaller incisions?
2. Where is the mass located? Depending on if it involves your GI tract, your urinary tract, or the soft tissue can certainly affect the risks.
In general, the risks of any surgery including pain, bleeding, infections (wound, urinary tract infections, pneumonia), and scarring. Scarring inside of the abdominal cavity can put you at risk of intestinal adhesions and obstructions in the future. Other risks include hernias at the site of the incision or injuries to intra-abdominal organs such as the colon or the small intestine.
Rare complications include things such as blood clots in the legs or lungs (deep vein thrombosis [DVT] or pulmonary embolus [PE]), kidney failure, a heart attack, stroke, or death. The risks for these sort of complications depend on any underlying medical conditions that you may have, but typically range about 1-3 in 1000.