What is Hymen?
Hymen is a thin mucosal membrane which guards the vaginal opening and is often ruptured during first intercourse. Though, in athletes or sports women, it may be ruptured due to vigorous exercise, gymnastics, horseback riding and same with other women too.It may be ruptured by the use of tampons or menstrual cups. Very rarely, hymen may be congenitally absent too.
In some societies, bleeding caused during first intercourse through the rupture of hymen is still thought as a sign of virginity. While, rising incidence of premarital sex but restoration of virginity during marriage; due to societal pressure has been cause of sharp rise in the demand of surgery of Hymenorrhaphy or Hymenoplasty. The intention is to cause bleeding when the membrane tears during intercourse. In many situations, this procedure is performed on women from cultures that place a high value on a woman’s virginity before the marriage. For women nowadays, the desire to experience “virginity” again can be appealing for some non-virginal women—whether facing societal pressure to erase their sexual history, as a form of closure after a sexual assault or simply wanting to relive the experience of being “intact” again
What is the surgical technique of Hymenoplasty or Hymenorrhaphy?
Hymenoplasty is the reconstruction of the broken hymen. So, it can be called Virginity Restoration surgery or Revirginization. It requires very fine skills as the pseudo hymenal membrane has to be reconstructed with almost invisible remnants of broken hymen or non hymenal soft tissue without any scarring. The surgery is performed in 2 layers in order to reconstruct firmly and durably the hymen, so as to mimic the natural hymen.The surgery has to be done with very fine suture material which gets absorbed by itself within 15-20 days. Healing takes about one month. Within 1-2 months no scarring will be seen even. Hymen is formed strong enough to endure daily activities and weak enough to allow penetrative sex.
The operation usually lasts for 30 minutes and it can be performed in local or short general anesthesia as per patient convenience. We prefer short general anesthesia so as to ensure proper relaxation of vaginal musculature and complete pain relief to patients.
It is the second most common cosmetic surgery of Vaginal rejuvenation after vaginal tightening.
You may need one surgical consultation prior to surgery for examination of the defect.
Stop smoking 1 month before and stop taking aspirin based medication 10 days prior to surgery
Signing Informed consent and medical photographs may be taken by your cosmetic gynecologist to compare before and after pics.
Complete medical confidentiality is the hospital priority and no one can access your file and documents besides you.
Post Surgery Care
You can move once anesthesia waves off.You need to stop working for 48 hours, preferably do rest except for routine activities. There is no dressing at the site.You need to maintain just personal hygiene as advised. The result is almost achieved instantly as the hymen is closed.The complete healing takes 15 days to 1 month.
You need to avoid strenuous exercise, cycling or intercourse for 4 weeks post surgery, so as to ensure proper healing or till the objective of hymenoplasty is achieved.
Purpose of Procedure
Main purpose of the procedure of hymenoplasty is to restore virginity and purity once again prior to marriage. It gives tremendous psychological relief to such patients who may face honor killing if they don’t prove their chastity in the form of first night bed sheet spotting. This newly reconstructed hymen will rupture on penetration and will cause bleeding, just like natural hymen, the most common query for the patients who opt for it.
Cost of Hymenoplasty
Hymenoplasty is a cosmetic gynecological surgery of very fine tissue of hymen. The procedure needs very fine skills as hymen has to be reformed with remnants of hymen and surgery is customized as per the patient’ defect. Some may require just hymen repair while others may require vaginal tightening too; if laxity is there in vaginal musculature to rejuvenate the vagina close to natural look and feel. This brings varied costs for each patient as per their requirement. To know the exact cost, you need to email the appointment form or call at our front office.
Your confidentiality & privacy
We offer the best cosmetic gynecological services in Jaipur in well- experienced hands. We take pride in keeping the confidentiality of patients while performing such procedures. No-one can access your documents and files besides you. But, one responsible person should accompany her to provide the consent for surgery.