Hymenoplasty or Hymen Reconstruction is a surgical procedure performed to restore and tighten the hymen. The hymen is a thin and delicate elastic membrane that partially covers the opening of the vagina. The purpose of the hymen reconstruction surgery is to re-establish ruptured hymen. Hymenoplasty is culturally susceptible and linked to a proof of virginity.

The hymen ruptures during sexual intercourse, during vigorous activities and sports or due to the insertion of tampons. This happens due to the elastic nature of the tissues that compose the hymen. The procedure is suitable for women who wish to restore the symbol of virginity or to increase the sensation during intercourse after childbirth.

Hymenoplasty procedure

The aesthetic surgeon initiate the surgery by administering a local anesthesia and the process is carried out on daycare basis. The restoration process can be accomplished by a simple process or by a reconstruction process.

In the simple hymenoplasty procedure, the remnants or torn edges are brought together and stitched. The procedure is minimally invasive as the torn edges of the vagina are stitched together to partially close the opening of the vagina. Dissolvable stitches are used and the hymen appears unbroken. Another method is to craft a hymen by grafting a flap of the vaginal tissue lining without blood supply. The procedure can be completed in an hour.

During the hymen reconstruction procedure, a biomaterial is inserted in position that acts as the hymen. This procedure is required if there are no available remnants of the tissues to pull together and to be stitched. The procedure can be completed in around two hours.

What to expect after the surgery?

After the surgery, the patient can leave on the same day as it is a daycare procedure. The aesthetic surgeon prescribed medications and instruct on the aftercare to progress the healing and recovery period. No scarring is visible after the surgery. Few lifestyle modifications are necessary including abstain from sexual activities, avoid using tight undergarment and tampons during the healing period.

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Authored By Dr. K Prem Anand - Facio Maxillary & Aesthetic Surgeon, Bangalore