Hymen repair surgery (also known as hymenoplasty) is a cosmetic procedure to repair, restore, or construct women’s hymen and is usually preferred by women due to cultural, physical, and psychological reasons. Restoration of a woman’s hymen is known as hymenoplasty or revirginization. Hymenoplasty makes the women feel tighter as the muscles are effectively tighter resulting in a small, intact space that is easy to stimulate sexually.
What is Hymen?
The hymen of women consists of human tissue which partially or completely covers the vaginal opening. It is a ring-shaped membrane that can be thin and flexible or thick and rigid.
From past years of history, the hymen is considered a positive and undeniable proof of purity and innocence. In many cultures, an intact hymen is connected with the virginity of a woman especially if there is blood during her first penile penetration.
There are some symptoms that a person may experience with a damaged hymen-
- No periods (Amenorrhea)
- Back or pelvic pain
- Nausea, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation
- Painful urination or inability to urinate
If you are experiencing any of these, visit a gynecologist as it may be due to a condition of your hymen and surgery may be required.
According to clinical research and pieces of evidence, a torn or damaged hymen is not an accurate confirmation of virginity loss in sexual activity. Depending on the rigidity of the hymen, it can get torn or damaged with daily strenuous activities such as hardcore athletics, horse-riding or riding a bicycle, a gynecological examination with a speculum, or masturbation. Even the use of tampons can cause damage to the hymen of women. With a very loss possibility, 1 in 1000 women, can be without a hymen or born without it.
Hymen repair surgery is a simple outpatient procedure that is done under local or general anesthesia. Any torn or damaged skin around the hymen is carefully and neatly cut away, after which the remaining tissue layer is stitched together leaving a small opening. This helps to restore the hymenal ring to its normal shape and size.
If there is not enough skin to restore or a hymen is not at all present then the surgeon can create the hymen by either using the vaginal skin (vaginal mucosa) or by using synthetic tissues. A small supply of blood is provided to the tissue, either artificially or the patient’s own taken from a piece of the vaginal flap which stimulates the traditional bleeding upon subsequent penetration. The person is advised to clean the area properly, maintain good hygiene after the surgery and wear loose-fitted clothes.
Recovery from Hymen surgery
The surgery time depends on the extent of repair required and usually takes up to one to two hours. It is a clinical outpatient procedure where women can return to daily activities the next day but heavy weight lifting and strenuous activities are required to be ignored. Initially, for 48-72 hours, the women might experience slight bleeding which is completely normal.
Complete healing after the hymen repair surgery takes around six weeks. The stitches naturally dissolve in 1-2 months after the hymen surgery and the scars become undetectable. There are no signs of surgery and it is impossible to detect the difference between a natural hymen and an artificially reconstructed hymen as there is no sign of the surgery. Once the hymen reconstruction surgery is completed, the natural sensations associated with the vagina can be experienced.
Complications associated with Hymen repair surgery
The complications associated with hymen repair surgery are rare but it is recommended to visit a doctor in the case the below-mentioned symptoms are experienced.
- Pain beyond slight discomfort after three days of the surgery
- Foul-smelling discharge
- Intense itching
- Abnormal spot bleeding
- Swelling and inflammation
- Allergic reaction due to anesthesia
- Nausea and vomiting
- Blood clots in the area of treatment
- Numbness in the area
- Discoloration of the hymen
According to the research pieces of evidence, the hymen surgery is quite a successful procedure but can have some complications associated with the treatment if proper care is not taken. Follow-up appointments with gynecologists are recommended to examine the recovery after the surgery. At SCI International hospital, we have an experienced team of doctors who provides the best hymen surgery in Delhi with modern treatment setup and who provides best hymen surgery in Delhi with modern treatment setup and extreme premium care.
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