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The hymen can become disrupted for many different reasons, including strenuous physical activity, tampon use and sexual intercourse. Many women aren’t even aware of when their hymen officially ‘breaks’. Sometimes, for cultural or other personal reasons, a woman would like to restore a more intact and tighter hymeneal ring. This will allow them to experience vaginal bleeding and pain with the “first” intercourse.
Hymen Repair What To Expect
How long does the procedure take?
Hymenoplasty is a short procedure that only lasts an average of thirty minutes.
What does the procedure involve?
Your surgeon will reconstruct your hymen by using the original torn hymen tissue, placing in the normal position, to create the repaired hymen. Whether the surgeon performs this procedure under general or local anaesthetic depends on the patient’s wishes, though a local is normally sufficient.
What is the recovery period?
Patients usually feel tired and sore for a few days following your surgery, as a result, they are up and around within 24 to 48 hours. You may shower after the surgery but we recommend that you avoid sitting in a hot bath. You may notice some bruising around your genitalia, it is normal. This generally subsides in about 7-14 days after surgery. The recovery time takes a total of about two months to completely heal however women can return to their normal lives within a day of the surgery. The surgeon will use dissolvable stitches meaning that no follow-up appointments are necessary. There is also no scarring involved which makes hymenoplasty a ‘walk-in, walk-out’ procedure.
The surgeon operates based on the individual needs and expectations of each patient. In most cases, the Hymenoplasty is virtually undetectable, hence our patients are usually extremely pleased with the surgery outcome.
This type of treatment is highly personal, sometimes embarrassing and always demands the utmost discretion, hence our patients can rest assured that they will be treated with respect at all times. Before surgery, the surgeon will conduct a thorough gynaecological exam as part of the consultation process. This consultation happens with a chaperone present.