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, tighter hymeneal ring and experience vaginal bleeding and pain with the “first” sexual intercourse.
This type of treatment is highly personal, sometimes embarrassing and always demands the utmost discretion. At 111 Harley St. you can rest assured that you will be treated with respect at all times.
Dr Yannis Alexandrides performs hymen repair surgery based on the individual needs and expectations of each patient. In most cases, the hymen repair surgery or hymenoplasty is virtually undetectable after complete healing, and our patients have been extremely pleased with Dr Yannis Alexandrides results.
A thorough gynaecological exam will need to be conducted after a thorough consultation before any surgery can be performed, which is usually carried out with a chaperone present.
The time of the surgery is depending on the type of anaesthesia and the technique used. Hymen repair surgery normally takes about 1 hour and does not require an overnight stay.
Your surgeon will reconstruct your hymen by using the original torn hymen tissue. The tissue will be put back together in the normal position, to create the repaired hymen.
You are likely to feel tired and sore for a few days following your surgery, but you will be up and around in 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 which is to be expected and will subside in about 7-14 days after surgery.