Hymenoplasty is the surgical reconstruction of the hymen. Hymen is the thin mucous membrane inside the female’s vagina, which acts as a barrier and prevents any foreign particles or infection from entering the female’s vagina until her puberty. Almost all females are born with hymen. But some females can be born without an intact hymen. There is no significant risk or harm in case of absence of the hymen.
The hymen breaks or tears at the time of the female’s first sexual intercourse. She may bleed a little due to the breaking of this tender muscle. The hymen can also break or tear due to vigorous physical activities or workouts like gymnastics, horse-riding, swimming, etc. The hymen may also break in accidental cases, where the female may need immediate medical assistance or surgery.