Hymenoplasty

Hymen is very thin membrane that partially covers the opening of the vagina Intact hymen is the sign of virginity. Hymen gets ruptured or torn after first sexual intercourse or with excessive athletic activities like horse riding, gymnastics etc. Luckily, there’s a way to fix a broken hymen (or create one that isn’t there) discreetly and tactfully. That would be by getting a procedure called as hymenoplasty. Sometimes the vagina is very lax and that can be tightened (vaginal tightening) along with the hymenoplasty if needed, giving the vagina, a virgin look as well as virgin feel. The complete restoration of vagina and hymen makes you 100 percent mentally secure with obvious reasons

What is Hymenoplasty?

Hymenoplasty or hymen reconstruction is a surgical procedure that aims at using a flap of vaginal lining to reconstruct a broken hymen or, in some cases, creates one for a woman who was born without it. This procedure is generally performed in order to cause bleeding during post-nuptial intercourse, which in some cultures is considered proof of virginity.

Why women opt for a hymenoplasty?

It would surprise most people to know that this is actually one of the most popular procedures out there. Women from all over the world have been known to travel around to get this procedure done. Where the problems or an issue can arise, however, is in communities that consider that an intact hymen is the only proof of your sexual status. Being found without one can be a social disaster in the making.

So what kind of patients do clinics normally see? Who is usually asking to get this procedure done?

Well, just about everybody they are:

  • Making that first night special
  • Regaining a symbol of virginity
  • Women who have had children and want to surprise their partners
  • Victims of rape
  • Women whose hymens have ruptured over the course of their lives
  • Women who want to feel young again

In short, the list goes on. Patients are often as varied as their stories. About the only thing you can say is that patients are usually within the range of 21 years to 27 years, but doctors have seen women as young as 18 and as mature as 45.

Basically, if you decide to go this route you can rest assured that you’re in good company. Restoration is a lot more common than you’d think at first glance.

What are your options available for Hymenoplasty?

There are 3 specific procedures you would be asked to choose from if you are doing a hymen restoration or hymenoplasty. They include:

  • Basic stitching of a recently torn hymen.
  • Typically handled days ahead of the wedding night, there’s the option of creating a bloodless membrane with or without the addition of artificial blood.
  • A more involved procedure that will create an entirely new hymen from the lining of the vagina. This has a longer recovery period although it does include an authentic blood supply.

Most incisions or cuts are made inside the mouth or between the gum and cheek mucosa. This gives the surgeon access to most parts of the face, such as the jawbone, while hiding or masking the resulting scar.

The surgery could last anywhere between 2.5 hours and 5 hours, depending on how much work that must be done. The patient would also be required to be hospitalized for a few days to closely monitor him/her. If non-absorbable sutures are used, patients must return after two weeks for the removal of the sutures.

Most patients fully recover from the procedure within a time frame of 3 months and with most of the swelling gone after a month. However, it may take up to 12 months before the full effect of this procedure can be seen.

Possible Risks and Complications

The majority of facial contouring surgeries have incisions or cuts, which places the patient at a risk of scarring (including keloid scarring and scar tissue growth), bleeding, and infection. Infection tends to be more common among patients that undergo fat removal or implant surgery. Scar tissue, on the other hand, is a more serious risk associated with facial implants. The scar is usually formed due to an abnormal immune system response, which causes it to grow and constrict around the implant. Should this happen, the shape of the implants will change, and this can have a negative effect in the facial contouring procedure

It is also normal for patients to experience slight swelling, bruising, and numbness, which may take some time to reduce

Patients also face the risk of other allergic reactions to the anaesthetics used. These include:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Suppressed breathing
  • Blood clot in the lungs
  • Blood clot in the legs
  • Heart failure
  • Post-operative nausea and vomiting
    • Chances are you’ll be selecting one of the latter two procedures.

      What Can You Expect during the procedure?

      Before

      From your viewpoint everything starts with the initial consultation. During the consultation, you’ll be informed of your options and the doctor will help you in choosing the best method that would fit in your situation. Once that’s been settled, you’ll then have to undergo a physical exam as well as a gynaecological exam.

      During

      You would be placed under anaesthesia to ensure that things remain painless from start to finish. Once the doctor sees that you’re ready for the procedure, he or she will most likely use lasers to perform the procedure.

      After

      The good news for cautious women who have busy schedules to manage is that this is considered an outpatient surgery. What this means is that you won’t have to spend the night at the clinic or anything like that. Although specific times may vary, this doesn’t generally take more than 2 hours.

      It’s been noted that depending on the individual and the type of procedure involved, recovery can take anywhere from a few days to as much as 6 weeks. While you can usually return to work within a few days, you’ll have to consult with your doctor to find out when you would be physically ready for sexual intercourse.

      After you have fully recovered your hymen will be in the original state that it was in prior to its rupture although you may find that the vaginal walls also have become tighter than before. When you have sexual intercourse following your recovery, the hymen will rupture. Because of this you can expect a certain amount of bleeding. Also, there won’t be any visible sign of the surgery.

      Conclusion

      Just decades ago, restoring your body to its original state was quite impossible. Once the hymen was broken or torn, there was no going back. Through the process of hymenoplasty, however, things have clearly changed for the better.

      It’s a procedure that usually wraps up in a couple hours, doesn’t have a long recovery period, and the best part is that no one has to know that you opted for it.

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