Hymenoplasty surgery, also known as hymen repair or hymen restoration surgery, is a surgical procedure that aims to repair or reconstruct the hymen. The hymen is a thin, membrane-like tissue that partially covers the vaginal opening. It’s part of the female genital anatomy and varies in shape, size, and thickness from woman to woman. The hymen typically stretches or tears during vaginal intercourse, physical activities, or insertion of objects such as tampons, which can cause minor bleeding. However, the hymen’s presence or absence does not determine virginity or sexual experience, as it can be stretched or torn in other ways besides sexual activity. Hymenoplasty surgery is a delicate and specialized surgery that involves the use of advanced surgical techniques to recreate or repair the hymen.
Women may consider hymen restoration surgery for a variety of reasons– some may choose to have the surgery for cultural or religious reasons, as some cultures or religions place a significant emphasis on female virginity. Others may have undergone sexual assault or abuse and wish to restore their hymen as a way to reclaim control over their body and their sexuality. Additionally, some women may want to experience their first-time sexual encounter with their partner as a new experience. Hymen repair surgery involves reconstructing the hymen by suturing the remaining hymenal tissue or creating a new membrane using tissue from the vaginal wall or labia minora. Before the surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon will evaluate the patient’s overall health and discuss the patient’s expectations and reasons for seeking the procedure. The surgeon may also perform a physical exam to assess the hymen’s condition and discuss the risks and benefits of the surgery.
The hymen restoration surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, and it takes around 30-60 minutes to complete. The procedure involves creating incisions in the vaginal tissue to access the hymen, repairing or reconstructing the hymen, and then closing the incisions with dissolvable stitches. The recovery period after hymenoplasty is usually short, and most patients can resume normal activities within a few days. The patient should avoid strenuous exercise, tampon use, and sexual intercourse for several weeks to ensure proper healing. Hymen repair surgery or hymenoplasty involves suturing the remaining hymenal tissue or creating a new membrane using tissue from the vaginal wall or labia minora. While the procedure is relatively safe and straightforward, it does not guarantee virginity and carries risks like any surgery. As with any medical decision, patients should consult with a qualified plastic surgeon and carefully consider the risks and benefits before deciding if hymenoplasty is the right choice for them.
If you're considering hymenoplasty surgery and are looking for a skilled plastic surgeon in the Raleigh area, look no further than North Raleigh Plastic Surgery. Our board-certified plastic surgeon has years of experience in hymen repair surgery and can help you achieve the results you desire.
We understand that hymen restoration surgery is a personal decision, and we're here to provide compassionate and professional care to all our patients. During your consultation, Dr. Ortiz will evaluate your individual anatomy and discuss the best options for you, including the risks and benefits of the procedure. Whether you're seeking hymenoplasty surgery for religious, cultural, or personal reasons, our team is here to help. We'll work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that fits your unique goals for your body. The cost of a hymenoplasty with North Raleigh Plastic Surgery is $3,150. Schedule a consultation with our expert plastic surgeon in Raleigh today by calling us at 919-532-2270 or filling out our contact form below to get started.