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What is hymenoplasty?

Hymenoplasty, also known as Hymenorrhaphy or Hymen Repair Surgery, is the surgical restoration of a torn hymen. The surgery is a cosmetic repair of a perforated or broken hymen and is sometimes also known as revirginization. In recent years, India has witnessed a rise in hymenoplasty cases by 20-30 percent.

The hymen is a thin membrane located in the lower part of the vagina and is often regarded as proof of a woman’s virginity. But, the truth is not always so. Often, the hymen gets torn even before intercourse, sometimes due to strenuous sports women engage in and other times to specific fitness regimes. Medical records also state that 1 in 1,000 girls are born with an imperforate hymen. However, very little is known or spoken about these facts. 

In hymenoplasty, the broken remnants or torn pieces of the hymen tissues are stitched together to recreate a new hymen.

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Are you looking for the best hymenoplasty treatment? Are you looking for a clinic where undergoing hymenoplasty is safe, affordable yet confidential? Consult with our expert female gynecologists to understand hymenoplasty and undergo hymen repair surgery. 

We understand hymen repair surgery is a very personal topic; hence, we ensure extreme confidentiality and privacy for each female who approaches us for hymenoplasty surgery. Our gynecologists understand the sensitive nature of hymen repair surgery and the importance that this surgery can mean in a woman’s life.

Our board-certified gynecologists with years of experience will help you starting from the initial consultation and ensure the right way to get the hymen reconstruction done. If you seek a new beginning in your sexual life, you can take a step ahead with Pristyn Care. Book an appointment to schedule your consultation with our gynecologists today, and understand how hymenoplasty surgery can bring positive changes in your life. If you are seeking hymen repair treatment for sexual or cultural beliefs, we can ensure the same with absolute discretion, safety, and confidentiality.

How does hymenoplasty work?

How does hymenoplasty work?

Hymenoplasty generally works by forming a thin layer or new tissue membrane in place of the original hymen that is torn. The procedure is done by extracting a thin layer of the vaginal opening and delicately stitching it at the vagina opening. The thin layer of tissue at the vaginal opening becomes vascular and bleeds like an original hymen during the first intercourse after the surgery.

Hymenoplasty can also be done by extracting, stitching, and reconstructing the torn tags of the original hymen. The grafter hymen layer may not look like an original hymen but shall bleed at intercourse as an original hymen does.

How to prepare for hymenoplasty?

How to prepare for hymenoplasty?

Your gynecologist and the patient coordinator will explain ways to prepare for the hymen reconstruction surgery. The doctor is likely to conduct a physical examination before your hymenoplasty. A few other things that the hymen repair surgeon may ask you to do are:

  • Stop the use of birth control at least 10 days before the surgery. 
  • Keep a check on any allergies or ongoing medications before the surgery, as certain medications such as ibuprofen or blood thinners must be halted before the surgery, or they risk excessive bleeding. 
  • Ensure that you carry your age proof on the day of surgery, as it is a necessary step before the procedure. 
  • As the surgery is performed under anesthesia, please ensure you do not eat or drink anything at least 4-6 hours before the surgery. Else, it may cause severe anesthesia-related complications.
  • Carry a pair of loose cotton clothing and a pack of soft sanitary pads that may be useful in case of slight bleeding or spotting after the surgery.

What is the purpose of hymenoplasty? What are the reasons for hymenoplasty?

What is the purpose of hymenoplasty? What are the reasons for hymenoplasty?

The purpose of hymenoplasty is to restore or recreate the hymen surgically. The surgery gives the same feeling as sexual intercourse for the first time. The surgery also boosts self-esteem and a youthful feeling to women.

Why do women need hymenoplasty?

Why do women need hymenoplasty?

An intact hymen, or virginity, is the desired quality in a woman when it comes to marriage. If a woman loses her virginity to another man than who she gets married to, the emotional, physical, and psychological consequences that follow are often not healthy. A woman resorts to faking her virginity to hide or bury what her husband or family may consider immoral or disgraceful. This is the most common reason for women seeking hymenoplasty treatment.

Another reason women desire to undergo hymen repair surgery is to gift their virginity to their husbands on their wedding night, which is mainly seen as a ‘mark of femininity.’ Pristyn Care gynecologists who perform hymenoplasty say, “Many women have been physically intimate with their partners before marriage, but they still want to make their first night special and memorable. They think this will add happiness and thrill and make the association memorable.”

Hymen repair is a solace for victims of sexual assault. Women who have been sexually abused at a young age and want to bury the dark past or keep the episode as a secret often seek treatment to reconstruct the broken hymen. They want to begin without bad memories when they start a new life.

Recovery after hymenoplasty

Recovery after hymenoplasty

Hymenoplasty is an outpatient procedure; hence, the patient does not require an extended hospital stay. The patient is kept under observation for at least 2-3 hours and discharged afterward. 

The patient should rest adequately for 4-5 days after discharge and resume daily tasks without exerting any stress or pressure on the body. After the surgery, a patient usually takes 5-6 weeks for complete recovery. The doctor is likely to guide her in the recovery process and tell her about the precautions that need to be taken during the recovery time, such as:

  • Take prescribed medicines to prevent pain or infection at the surgical site or in and around the vagina.
  • Keep the genital area clean and dry. Wash and pat it dry after urination.
  • Abstain from sexual activities for 6-8 weeks after the surgery or until the wound completely heals.
  • If there is pain or swelling post-surgery, use ice packs or warm compress to soothe the area.
  • Do not insert tampons or menstrual cups until the doctor deems it fit to do so.
  • In case of any bleeding, burning, itching, or persistent swelling in the surgical site, check with the gynecologist without delay.

The recovery after hymenoplasty is usually seamless and is the same with most patients. However, for women with more compressed vaginal tissues, the time needed for recovery may be a little longer and slightly more painful.

What is cost of Hymenoplasty in India?

What is cost of Hymenoplasty in India?

In most parts of the country, the cost of hymenoplasty ranges between Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 30,000. The actual cost of the surgery is calculated after assessing multiple factors. These factors combined can cause slight to major variations in the total cost of surgery and the amount each individual has to bear.

Listed below are some common factors that can cause the cost of surgery to differ:

  • Preference of treatment city and hospital
  • Fees of the surgeon and anesthetist
  • Type of anesthesia to be administered
  • Charges of preoperative diagnostic tests
  • Type of procedure to be performed
  • Health & medical history of the patient

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FAQs around Hymenoplasty

Is hymenoplasty legal in India?

Yes. Hymenoplasty or hymen repair surgery is legal in India. Although often confused with female genital mutilation, the procedure differs from this. Hymenoplasty is performed across India in several gynecology clinics and is considered a legal surgical procedure.

Is hymenoplasty surgery painful?

Hymenoplasty does not cause pain as it is performed under local anesthesia. Many women also choose to sleep during the surgery by taking a sedative. However, once the effect of anesthesia wears off, you may feel slight discomfort during the initial week following the surgery.

Is hymen repair surgery safe?

Yes. Hymen repair surgery is a very safe treatment procedure. Thousands of women undergo the procedure in India alone every year. The rising popularity of surgical procedures speaks volumes about the safety of hymenoplasty. The surgery does not involve any significant risks and complications.

Does hymenoplasty restore virginity?

The hymen is a physical element. In contrast, virginity is a social concept. As such, one cannot be indicative of the other. However, in many societies, including India, an intact hymen has been a sign of a woman’s virginity for ages. Hymenoplasty surgery does not restore virginity. However, it creates a new hymen that looks and feels pretty much like a never-before-torn hymen.

Does hymenoplasty make you tighter?

The surgery technically does not make any parts of the vagina tighter. Hymenoplasty is a surgery to reconstruct the hymen to restore their entire vaginal state for individual needs, desires, and expectations. The end product of the surgery is an intact hymen layer in the vagina.

Shall I bleed after hymenoplasty?

No. Nobody can give you that guarantee. Bleeding cannot be guaranteed even with a natural intact hymen. While in some women, the hymen may break during their first intercourse, in others, it may stretch and break later or not. However, with hymenoplasty, you can be assured of getting a tight flap-like effect, which is perhaps precisely what you/ your partner may be expecting.

Will my partner know if I undergo hymenoplasty?

No. The stitches used during the hymen repair surgery are extremely fine and dissolvable. Within a month or two, there would be no visible difference between a natural and surgically reconstructed hymen. The surgery does not leave any scars and marks either.

How long does hymenoplasty take?

A hymen repair procedure typically does not take more than 30 minutes. However, counting the primary preparation time, anesthesia, the procedure itself, and some time for anesthesia to wear off, it may take between 3-4 hours from the beginning to end.

How long before my marriage should I undergo hymenoplasty?

Complete healing after hymenoplasty takes around 4-6 weeks. So, we suggest you plan your surgery so that you get at least the time to allow the surgical site to heal.

Will the hymen reconstruction operation leave any scars?

No, the hymen reconstruction surgery does not leave any surgical scars behind.

Can I use a hymen repair kit? Are hymen repair kits effective?

Using a hymen repair kit is a personal choice. However, the outcome of the hymen repair kit is different from surgical reconstruction of the hymen. Both have their pros and cons, effectiveness and disadvantages. If you want to decide between the two, it is best to have a word with your gynecologist to understand what will benefit you more and how.

Does hymenoplasty require a hospital stay?

No, hymenoplasty does not require a hospital stay. The surgery is a daycare procedure, and you can go home the same day.

When can I have sex after hymenoplasty?

After hymenoplasty, you must refrain from sexual intercourse for at least 4-6 weeks. During this time, you should also ensure not to insert tampons or menstrual cups inside the vagina.

What is the cost of hymenoplasty in India?

The cost of hymenoplasty in India ranges between INR 15,000 to INR 30,000.

Who is the ideal candidate for a hymenoplasty procedure?

The ideal candidate for a hymenoplasty procedure is in good health and seeking to restore the hymen. A hymenoplasty is not recommended for women under the age of 18.

What is the success rate of hymenoplasty?

If an expert gynecologist performs hymenoplasty and the patient follows the advice before, during, and after the surgery, the success rate is as high as 98%.

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