More and more women are seeking Hymenoplasty, or reconstruction of the hymen, for a variety of reasons. Hymenoplasty is actually the surgical repair of the hymen, a membrane that partially closes the opening of the vagina. In many cultures and religions, an intact hymen is traditionally taken to indicate a mark of virginity.
Due to reasons other than intercourse, such as vigorous exercise or tampon insertion, the hymen becomes torn or ruptured. Under such circumstances, many women want their hymen reconstructed, which can be accomplished through a Hymenoplasty.
There are many reasons why a woman might consider undergoing a hymenoplasty procedure. They include:
Cultural or religious reasons – In some cultures, having an intact hymen is very significant as it acts as a signifier of the chastity of a woman. Whether during sexual activity or otherwise, a woman’s hymen can tear. Having cosmetic surgery to restore the hymen is a way of proving virginity and chastity.
Psychological healing – If a woman has suffered rape or sexual abuse, it is very likely that her hymen will have torn. As a way to repair the psychological damage of this kind of abuse, some women choose to have hymen surgery to restore them both physically and mentally to the time before the abuse.
Injury to the hymen – For some women, having an intact hymen that becomes broken during a first sexual experience is very important. In some instances, the hymen can tear before intercourse. Use of tampons and vigorous exercise can all tear the hymen, and in the case of a hymen being torn because of these activities, hymenoplasty offers a surgical solution.
Revirgination – When a woman begins a relationship with a new partner but has already broken her hymen during sexual intercourse, she may wish to have her hymen surgically restructured.
Am I a good candidate Hymen Reconstruction?
The best candidates for this procedure are healthy women with realistic expectations about the procedure. Hymen reconstruction and repair may provide a woman with the appearance of virginity, or satisfy religious or cultural requirements.
For women who are having the surgery for revirgnization, the surgery should be performed at least 6 weeks prior to the day of their wedding. Because this procedure is not medically necessary, the candidate should have a strong personal desire to restore the hymen.
About Your Procedure:
How is a hymen reconstruction procedure performed?
The procedure is simple and takes around 40 minutes to an hour for full completion. You’ll be able to go home after another hour spent under medical care. Remember this surgery can work both ways – you can get your hymen reconstructed or get your hymen ruptured if it’s blocking the opening causing several other complications. Complete transparency and confidentiality is guaranteed along with great post-op care and realistic results. The doctor’s post op instructions will need to be strictly followed and within first two weeks good healing can be experienced.
Preparing For Your Procedure:
In advance of your procedure, your surgeon may ask you to:
– Stop smoking before undergoing surgery to promote better healing.
– Avoid taking aspirin, certain anti-inflammatory drugs and some herbal medications that can cause increased bleeding.
– Be hydrated – regardless of the type of surgery to be performed, hydration is very important before
Aftercare And Recovery
Because the hymenoplasty is an uncomplicated procedure that takes anywhere less than 30 minutes, your recovery is rapid. You may experience some spotting for the first 48 – 72 hours, along with some discomfort. During the days following the hymenoplasty you will have some discomfort, which will be easily managed with pain medication.
Full healing takes from 4-6 weeks. You can usually go home a short time after your procedure, but resting and relaxation is important. Protecting your hymen after surgery is crucial, as it will take time to heal. Hymenoplasty has its own unique recovery protocols, which include:
– Abstain from sex: Sexual activity will exacerbate any pain and soreness, so you will have to refrain from any sexual activity for about 6 weeks.
– Avoid tight underwear: Don’t wear underwear like thongs for at least 1-2 weeks after surgery
– Avoid tampons: Use sanitary napkins for at least 6 weeks.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Hymenoplasty is the reconstruction of the destroyed hymen.The surgical result lasts till the next intercourse will happen. After intercourse the hymen will be destroyed again.
Limitations And Risks:
As with all cosmetic surgeries, there are some risks involved. These risks include bleeding, infection, swelling, but they are rare