Hymenoplasty, also known as hymenorrhaphy is the restoration or construction of a women’s hymen.
Sometimes, a torn hymen does not equate to loss of virginity but depending on its rigidity, could be caused by daily activities such as strenuous athletics, horseback, or bicycle riding. Sometimes, placing a tampon may also rapture it.
Hence, restoring the hymen could be due to a wide range of reasons.
The treatment is typically done as a out-patient procedure under local anesthesia. Torn skin around the edge of the hymen will be cut and remove. The remaining tissue will then be stitched back together, leaving a small opening. Restoring the hymenal ring to normal size and shape.
In cases, where there is not enough skin to restore, or hymen, is nonexistent. It would then be created by the surgeon using some of the body’s skin in the vaginal area. A small blood supply could be added in order to stimulate the traditional bleeding upon subsequent penetration.
Usually, no hospital stay is required. Expect to be able to return to work the following day.
However, avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting.
Expect some bleeding about 2-3days.
Full healing may take up to about 6-8 weeks.
After you have passed the 6-8 weeks, recovery should be almost complete.
While results are not visible, sensation associated with virginal sex maybe experience.
Side effects may include:
- Pain beyond moderate discomfort after three days
- Unusual or foul smelling discharge
- Intense itching
- Abnormal bleeding