Hymenoplasty
 

                                        What is a hymenoplasty?                                    

 

Hymen is a membrane located in the exterior area of the vagina.

Hymenoplasty is a surgery that restores the hymen membrane, to reinstate bleeding during sexual intercourse.

 

 

                                                      Types and shapes                                             

 There are six types of Hymen:

 

 

                                        Why women wants a hymenoplasty?                            

 

Some women loose their virginity: 

-       For sexual reasons after their first intercourse or by accident such as rape.

-       For non-sexual reasons such as extreme exercising, jumping or equitation (horse riding).

 

For many cultures, the hymen is a sensitive issue that requires a virgin bride. The goal of this surgery is to reinstate bleeding during sexual intercourse.

 

                                                            Procedure                                                   

 

There are two main ways to restore the hymen membrane:

1-    Restoring the rest of the hymen by stitching it if the hymen is still present.

2-    Reconstruct a new hymen with the patients’ tissue.

 

                                                          Risks                                                                

 

The risks of Hymenoplasty might include:

 

-       You might experience swelling, pain and blemish at the beginning of the surgery, depending on your healing process.

-       You might notice discoloration of the hymen

-       You might experience numbness (lack of sensation)

 

                                                     Post-operative care                                              

 

·       You will be asked to apply a cold press and ice-packs for swelling and pain.

·       We may request a follow up visit upon your healing process.

·       An Antibiotic may be prescribed.

·       No shower for 48 hours.

·       No exercising for the next 3 weeks.

·       No sexual intercourse for almost 2 months.

 

 

...................................    .        .Operations conditions            .....................................

·       The operation is done in one to half (½) to 1 hour.

·       It can be performed under local anaesthesia, general anaesthesia or conscious light sedation.

·       It is a painless procedure.

·       The patient leaves the clinic and return to normal activity the same day.

 

 

...............................................        Cost of Hymenoplasty...          .................................

The price will be discussed depending on the extent of the surgery and the need to use the laser technique for vaginal tighteening. It depends if you are restoring or reconstructing the hymen, tightening the vagina or making a deeper adjustment.

 

 

 

Bernard Kassab

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