A Guide to Hymenoplasty
Hymenoplasty is perhaps one of the most interesting procedures available for today. Before we talk about how it is done, its benefits or risks, we will outline what it is exactly first.
What is Hymenoplasty?
Every day, more and more women seek to undergo this procedure due to a wide array of reasons. In its most basic sense, Hymenoplasty is the reconstruction of the hymen. The hymen is a membrane that partially covers the external opening of the vagina. The procedure can also be the construction of one if the patient is born without it.
Breaking of the Hymen
Contrary to popular belief, the hymen can be obstructed during non-sexual related activities such as gymnastics or horseback riding. Once this occurs, it can lower down the confidence of a woman.
Reasons for undergoing Hymenoplasty.
There are a number of reasons why a lot of women feel secure if they would undergo Hymenoplasty and bring their hymen to its natural and intact state. These may include one or two of the following reasons:
Culture and Religion
A lot of cultures and religions place high value in virginity and a ruptured hymen can mean that it has been lost even in a non-sexually related manner. This procedure can help restore the state of the hymen and provide peace of mind to the patient or her family.
An intact hymen can also represent a new beginning for some women who have been sexually assaulted, has been in a very bad sexual relationship or those who would like to share something special with their new partner. Moreover, a restored hymen can bring priceless psychological healing.
Hymenoplasty can provide restoration to those with injured hymens due to the use of materials such as tampons or the construction of a hymen to those who were born without it.
The process starts with a consultation. During the consultation, the plastic surgeon will inform you of the best option for your body and recommend any test that is necessary to ensure that you are mentally and physically prepared for the procedure. The main surgery will include suturing the torn edges of the hymen back together and if done correctly,it will bleed upon sexual penetration. The sutures will dissolve after a few days and the patient is only expected to stay at the clinic or hospital for around 5-6 hours. The procedure is performed under anesthesia and usually takes 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete.
After the procedure, patients are advised not to do any activities that will stress the body like workingout, climbing the stairs or sexual intercourse. Lastly, there have been no documented risks or Hymenoplasty as well as complications.