The shape and size of the male and female genitals vary from person to person and it is alright to have different size and shape. There is no such thing like a perfect vagina because there are different standards for different people. It is true that the look of the vagina and its muscular strength may change due to childbirth or any other reason.
There are a host of cosmetic treatments to address the vagina’s appearance issues. One of the famous among them is hymenoplasty. Details about this procedure will be discussed in the latter part of this page. Please continue reading to learn more.
What is Hymenoplasty?
Simply explained, hymenoplasty, also known as hymenorrhaphy, is the cosmetic repair, restoration, or construction of a woman’s hymen. Restoration of the hymen is also referred to as revirginization.
What is a Hymen?
The hymen is a part of female genitals and it is made of tissues which resemble an oval rubber washer that completely and partially covers the vaginal opening. It is a ring-shaped membrane that can be rigid, thick, flexible, and thin. The hymen development of a child starts in the womb of the mother.
The hymen was used to play an important role in female sexuality. Though this part of the female genitals has no purpose, it has been considered as an indicator of the woman’s innocence and purity. Sexual intercourse is not the only way to reshape the hymen, bicycle riding, horseback, athletics, etc. can also damage/alter it.
Reasons for Hymenoplasty
There are different reasons for taking the hymenoplasty. In general, women take it for the following reasons:
- To fix the septate hymen problem.
- To fix the microperforated hymen problem.
- To fix the imperforate hymen problem.
- To enhance sexual pleasure after childbirth.
- To regain the virginity after performing sexual activities.
- To fix the hymen after tearing or rupture due to an accident.
- To get a particular shape and size of the hymen due to any reason.
- To fix the cosmetic and functional problems caused to the hymen due to an assault.
What Happens During Hymenoplasty?
It is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. If there is any torn skin around the edges of the hymen, it would be cut away. The remaining tissue will be stitched together thereby leaving a small opening. By doing so, the hymenal ring will return to normal shape and size.
The plastic surgeon may create hymen if it is non-existent or there is not enough skin to store the hymen. To create a new one, the plastic surgeon may use a synthetic tissue or the skin from the vagina. A small blood supply might also be added.
What is the Recovery Time?
This procedure time ranges from 1 hour to 2 hours. The time consumption depends on the amount of repair needed. As mentioned above, it is performed on an outpatient basis and women will be able to return to work afterward. The patient should avoid indulging in strenuous activities. It is normal to have bleeding during the first 48 to 72 hours.
It may take up to six weeks to heal completely. If performed carefully, the treatment site will look natural and there will be no sign of surgery. After the healing is over, the patient will be able to enjoy a reconstructed hymen.
The patient may rarely experience complications. The possible complications are enlisted below:
- Intense itching
- Abnormal bleeding
- Unusual smelling discharge
- Pain beyond normal discomfort after three days
The patient should contact the surgeon at the earliest if the unusual thing(s) take place. Contact us now if you need more information.
If you are a woman who wants to enhance the looks of the hymen, the SKN Clinic’s Hymenoplasty is the best option for you. It is a safe and effective option to rejuvenate your hymen and look like a virgin. If you need more information or to book a free online consultation, please call us or fill the short online form now.
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