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 prices range from $800 to $2,000, depending on the extent of the surgery. It depends if you are restoring or reconstructing the hymen, tightening the vagina or making a deeper adjustment.

 

 

 

Bernard Kassab

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