REPAİR, HYMENOPLASTY, VİRGİNİTY RESTORATİON
Hymen repair, or hymenoplasty, virginity restoration is a simple operation which involves the surgical repair of the torn hymen. It includes the removal of the torn edges before stitching the hymen back in place with fine dissolvable sutures.
What is a hymenoplasty?
Hymenoplasty is a surgery aiming at reconstructing the broken hymen. The hymen, usually broken after sexual intercourse, is reconstructed invisibly.
Hymenoplasty is often carried out for individual convenience or after sexual assault.
What is the hymen?
It’s a thin tissue membrane at the entrance of the vagina, usually perforated, that separates the vagina from the outside, or the vulvar area.The hymen is a thick membranous layer of tissue which encircles the inside of the vaginal entrance and allows the escape of menstrual blood.While some hymens are so elastic that they do not tear even during intercourse, we know that for most women the hymen is usually torn at the lower part during first intercourse, after tampon insertion, or through some exercises.
Hymen repair is often performed under local anaesthetic with sedation, but can also be performed under general anaesthetic if a patient prefers. This surgery is minimally invasive and is a day case procedure. The hymen has a secondary layer that can be sewn up to cover the torn skin. As it grafts together once more, the hymen will appear intact. If for any reason this is not possible then a new hymen can be created from the lip of the vagina.
Although many women are too embarrassed to raise the issue with a surgeon, the good news is that an effective, straightforward solution exists to correct this condition and can be treated discreetly.
Before the hymen repair procedure
Two consultations with your surgeon with at least 15 days between each are advised for before a hymenoplasty for personal convenience.
You will need to stop working during 24 to 72 hours after the surgery, which is not paid for by health insurance.
No aspirin-based, anti-inflammatory medication or oral anticoagulants should be taken during the 15 days preceding the operation to reduce the risk of bleeding.
Most of the time, the operation is performed under local anaesthesia.
Local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia can also be performed.
Are there any risks associated with hymen repair?
Hymenoplasty is a relatively safe procedure that tends to carry few risks and side effects. However any operation carries a small risk of infection and prolonged bleeding, as well as those associated with anaesthetic.
Any complication from the hymen repair surgery itself is very rare. Occasionally there is a resulting problem of hymen tightness or hymen over-correction. This is where the opening becomes narrowed, meaning that the next act of intercourse will be difficult. However this rarely causes problems in the long-term
How soon after the operation can I have sexual intercourse?
We’d recommend at least 30 days between the operation and having sexual intercourse for the first time again.
How long does a hymen repair take?
The procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes.
After the procedure, you will recover in the capable hands of our aftercare team. As we are a day-case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours. If your surgeon is happy with your results, you will be able to be discharged from the Clinic the very same day. In some cases patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure in order to be close to their surgeon. Talk to us about these options if this is for you.
What is involved in hymen repair? What is the follow-up?
The most common technique consists in stitching the hymen from the torn edges and closing it. The surgery in performed on 2 layers in order to reconstruct firmly and durably the hymen. The stitches are done with very fine material and resorb by themselves in about 15 days.
Healing takes about one month. The stitches are dissolvable and the scar is almost invisible after 1 to 2 months.The hymen is natural, the scars nearly invisible and hidden in the folds of the hymen.The operation usually lasts 30 minutes.
The follow-up is light, pains are minor but are well balanced by the usual pain-killers such as paracetamol.You will need to stop working during 24 hours.Sports are advised against during 15 days to 3 weeks.
After Care & Support
Our care and support continues in the days and weeks following your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. This comprised of a series of appointments made with your surgeon and nursing team to monitor your progress and recovery. They will also introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke products to aid your progress. Our team are also on call to answer any questions you have around your surgery at any time you are concerned.
The operation is carried out in an ambulatory facility.You can return home a few hours after the surgery.
Stitches are dissolvable and disappear in 10 to 15 days.There is no dressing, only cleansing with tap water (shower) and soap.The scar is hidden in the hymen folds and is absolutely invisible.
The result is immediate, the hymen is closed.Hymen repair is solid after 15 days to 1 month.
When is it possible to have sexual intercourse after a hymenoplasty?
After 20 days minimum, the time for the tissues to start healing.After hymenoplasty, bleeding is present in the way it is with a natural hymen.
Hymenoplasty Female Gynecologist İn İstanbul;
Hymenoplasty is the reconstruction of the broken hymen. Hymen is usually broken after sexual intercourse.
The operation aims at reconstructing it without visible scars.
Doctor Nevra Gynecologist in İstanbul, is one of the rare women who perform hymen reconstruction or hymenoplasty in İstanbul. Her team is exclusively feminine (surgery assistants, secretary).
She will inform you about the surgery in the privacy of her surgery in İstanbul.
“Our practice is built on single premise: the highest quality care.” – Op.Dr.Nevra / Gynecologist