Hymenoplasty

Hymenoplasty is also referred as hymenorraphy which is derived from Greek Hymen. This procedure or treatment is not regarded as a part of gynecology but plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery treatments. Hymenoplasty refers to hymen restoration or repair surgery. With this surgical technique, the torn hymen edges or skin is put together to retain original condition. If the surgery is done correctly, scars or any signs are not seen and hymen appears intact. There may be several reasons why women go for Hymenoplasty procedure. Some of these reasons include –

  • Injuries, physical strain or vigorous exercise
  • Religious or cultural reasons
  • Revirginization

Whatever may be the reason; one can restore or reconstruct the hymen with Hymenoplasty.

Hymenoplasty is a 30-45 minutes surgical procedure which can be conducted at the outpatient surgical center or in the clinic giving general or local anesthesia. Typically, dissolvable stitches are used to partially cover the opening of the vagina by reconnecting the skin membrane. After surgery patient can return to work within a day or two. However, the complete healing process requires around 6-8 weeks.

QUESTIONS

What does vaginoplasty involve?
Vaginal tightening is performed under a general anesthetic by a highly experienced surgeon. The primary aim of vaginoplasty surgery is to improve the tone of the vagina, by tightening the support and vaginal muscles and reducing the relaxed, stretched vaginal linings.

Are there any risks with Vaginoplasty?
Fortunately, significant complications from vaginal tightening are infrequent. Every year many women have vaginal surgery, experience no major problems and are delighted with the results. Your surgeon will discuss any possible risks with you during your consultation.

When can I resume my normal activities?
In most cases, you can return to work within 1 week, but you will need to avoid any heavy lifting or physical activity for approximately 6 weeks. However, patients recover at different rates and it is important that you listen to your body.

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