What is Hymenoplasty?

Hymenoplasty surgery is a cosmetic surgery performed on women to restore, repair and reconstruct the ruptured hymen in women. The hymen is a thin membrane present at the opening of the vagina which is almost oval shaped. The passage from the vaginal opening connects to the urethral orifice and enables the dispersal of menstrual blood.
In many cultures, Hymen is considered a symbol of purity while scientific research indicates that the hymen was actually present to prevent any infections from entering the vagina. The hymen is considered as a sign of virginity but it may get ruptured due to non-sexual activities too, such as jumping, horse-riding, running. In fact, some women may also be born without a hymen.
Hymenoplasty surgery can be performed in two ways
•    If only some part of the hymen is worn off, then the surgeon repairs it and stitches it back together.
•    In case, an all-new hymen has to be reconstructed, tissues present in the other parts of the patient's body would be used.
•    Vaginal tightening is also followed along with the Hymenoplasty procedure.

Who is eligible for Hymenoplasty Surgery?

Women get Hymenoplasty surgery mostly for religious and cultural reasons. In most cases, women who lose their virginity before marriage strongly consider get Hymenoplasty surgery done in order to restore it. The most suitable women for Hymenoplasty surgery are:
•    Women having a ruptured hymen due to sexual intercourse or other physical activities
•    Women who are above 18 years of age
•    Women who are healthy and don’t suffer from any serious illnesses
•    Women who want to get an enhancement of sexual pleasure
•    Women who want to reclaim control after having gone through sexual assault
The ineligible candidates for Hymenoplasty surgery are women suffering or having a history with from cancer of the genital or venereal diseases

Hymenoplasty Surgery Procedure

Hymenoplasty surgery is an outpatient procedure. Your surgeon may administer a dosage of general anaesthesia before the treatment. The skin around the worn out/torn hymen is trimmed gently. The remaining hymen tissue is then stitched and only a small opening is left. The hymen is restored to the normal shape.
For a hymen that is totally torn out or non-existent, the surgeon goes for hymen reconstruction where he uses the tissues from vaginal mucosa that are present in the vagina or a biomaterial tissue. A little amount of blood is added, mostly taken from the patient itself so that the traditional bleeding upon subsequent penetration is stimulated.

Hymenoplasty Surgery Side Effects

Hymenoplasty surgery has minimal side effects. However, some of the potential side-effects of hymenoplasty include –
•    Post-op swelling, pain and bruising
•    Hematomas and bleeding
•    Discolouration of the hymen
•    Numbness

Hymenoplasty Surgery Recovery

Due to the advancement in the medical and cosmetic technology in India, Hymenoplasty Surgery has a long-lasting effect and the results are witnessed for a longer period of time. The Hymenoplasty Surgery in India is cost effective while also being at par with any other country of exemplary medical case. 
It takes around 4 to 6 weeks for complete healing from Hymenoplasty Surgery. Patients are advised to maintain good oral hygiene and avoid sexual intercourse for a minimum of 8 weeks after the Hymenoplasty Surgery.

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