Hymen Repair, also known as Hymenoplasty is a procedure to surgically restore the hymen in women for social, religious, cultural or ethnic purposes.
The hymen is a sign of purity in many cultures whereas scientific evidence suggests that this thin membrane was meant to keep out infection in the vagina. However a hymen is a sign of virginity, the hymen undergoes a tear during the first intercourse. It can get ruptured due to non-sexual reasons such as running, jumping or any other form of athletic activities; some women are also born without a hymen!
How Hymenoplasty Is Performed?
Hymenoplasty is usually a 30-45 minute procedure and can be done in an out-patient surgery centre or in-office using general or local anaesthesia. The doctor uses dissolvable stitches to reconnect the membrane that once partially covered the opening to the vagina.
It is a very simple procedure that must be done at least 4 to 6 weeks before the wedding so the internal sutures have disappeared completely.
A tear-through biomaterial can be inserted. This is also a temporary measure, carried out shortly before marriage.
In this procedure, the surgeon will create a new hymen using tissues from the lip of the vagina. However, this method will require you to abstain from sexual intercourse for a minimum of three months. The operation takes between one and two hours, and the patient can return to work the next day. Dissolvable stitches are used.
When is the treatment done?
Suitable candidates are –
Who is not eligible for hymen repair?
women suffering from cancer of the genital tract or venereal diseases are not eligible for hymenoplasty Surgery.
What are the side effects of hymenoplasty?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
Is Hymenoplasty treatment permanent?
Yes, Hymenoplasty enables the maintenance of restored hymen till the next sexual encounter.
Why Do Some Women want to reconstruct the Hymen?