Hymen ,a thin membrane that surrounds the opening
to the vagina. Hymens can come in different shapes. For some women,
it is important that their hymen be intact while unmarried due to
cultural, religious, social or ethnic reasons. Sexual intercourse
will rupture the hymen, however, it may also be ruptured due to a
cause not related to sexual activity. Tampon use, horseback riding,
and activities requiring extreme flexibility may also be a cause.
The technique is called hymenoplasty operation.
Hymenoplasty goal is to restore the hymen as a state before the tear. Usually done for reasons of moral, cultural or social.
Hymenoplasty including minor surgery. In general it can be done in less than an hour, depending on the degree of difficulty. Usually performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia if necessary and can be done as an outpatient / day-care.
The procedure takes 30 minutes, self-dissolving sutures are used, there is little discomfort following the procedure, and a return to daily activities is possible the following day. As hymenoplasty restores the hymen, patients will most likely experience the same sensation when it was first broken. Please note that it will bleed and some discomfort may also be felt.