Reasons to Consider Hymenoplasty
There are many reasons why a woman might consider undergoing a hymenoplasty procedure. They include:Some of the reasons for having hymenoplasty include:
- Cultural or religious reasons. In some cultures, having an intact hymen is very significant as it acts as a signifier of the chastity of a woman. Whether during sexual activity or otherwise, a woman’s hymen can tear. Having cosmetic surgery to restore the hymen is a way of proving virginity and chastity.
- Psychological healing. If a woman has suffered rape or sexual abuse, it is very likely that her hymen will have torn. As a way to repair the psychological damage of this kind of abuse, some women choose to have hymen surgery to restore them both physically and mentally to the time before the abuse o
- Injury to the hymen. For some women, having an intact hymen that becomes broken during a first sexual experience is very important. In some instances, the hymen can tear before intercourse. Use of tampons and vigorous exercise can all tear the hymen, and in the case of a hymen being torn because of these activities, hymenoplasty offers a surgical solution.
- Revirgination. When a woman begins a relationship with a new partner but has already broken her hymen during sexual intercourse, she may wish to have her hymen surgically restructured.
Whatever reason you have for choosing a hymenoplasty, Dr. Jugenburg and his staff will provide a caring, supportive environment for your procedure. Dr. Jugenburg has extensive experience and expertise in genital cosmetic surgery.
Am I a Candidate for Hymenoplasty?
The best candidates for this procedure are healthy women with realistic expectations about the procedure. Hymen reconstruction and repair may provide a woman with the appearance of virginity, or satisfy religious or cultural requirements.
For women who are having the surgery for revirgnization, the surgery should be performed at least 6 weeks prior to the day of their wedding. Because this procedure is not medically necessary, the candidate should have a strong personal desire to restore the hymen.
What Can You Expect With A Hymenoplasty
The surgery is performed under local and you will be able to leave for home shortly after the surgery is completed
Hymen reconstruction surgery is the surgical repair of a torn hymen. During the surgery, Dr. Jugenburg will excise the torn edges of the hymen before stitching it back together using fine, dissolvable sutures. When the surgery is completed, there is no apparent scarring and the hymen appears intact. After an uncomplicated surgery, subsequent sexual intercourse will typically tear the membrane.
The Recovery Process
Because the hymenoplasty is an uncomplicated procedure that takes anywhere less than 30 minutes, your recovery is rapid. You may experience some spotting for the first 48 – 72 hours, along with some discomfort. During the days following the hymenoplasty you will have some discomfort, which will be easily managed with pain medication prescribed by Dr. Jugenburg.
Full healing takes from 4-6 weeks. You can usually go home a short time after your procedure, but resting and relaxation is important. Protecting your hymen after surgery is crucial, as it will take time to heal. Hymenoplasty has its own unique recovery protocols, which include:
- Abstain from sex: Sexual activity will exacerbate any pain and soreness, so you will have to refrain from any sexual activity for about 6
- Avoid tight underwear: Don’t wear underwear like thongs for at least 1-2 weeks after surgery
- Avoid tampons: Use sanitary napkins for at least 6 weeks.
Hymenoplasty Risks & Complications
Although complications following Hymen reconstruction are infrequent; the following may occur:
- Bleeding, which in rare instances could require hospitalization and blood transfusion. Blood clots may form under the skin and require drainage.
- Infection is rare but may occur and treatment with antibiotics and/or drainage may be required. In rare instances surgery may be required for severe infection.
- Objectionable scarring is rare because of the small size of the incisions used, but scar formation is possible.
- Deep Venous Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism and Fat Embolism may occur. If left untreated they may be fatal.
Any healthy woman who wants to have her hymen repaired, whether for personal, cultural or religious reasons.
The surgery lasts anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes.
There will be some discomfort following the surgery, which is easily controlled by pain medication prescribed by Dr. Jugenburg.
No, there will be no scarring from a hymenoplasty.
You should be recovered the same day, you can go back to work the next day.
You should avoid any strenuous activities for 2-3 weeks following your surgery; avoid sexual intercourse for 6 weeks following the procedure.
As with all cosmetic surgeries, there are some risks involved. These risks include bleeding, infection, swelling, but they are rare. Our operating suite is state-of-the-art, and we do everything we can to minimize the risks associated with surgery. Most importantly, Dr. Jugenburg and his team have various protocols in place to prevent complications from occurring.