Hymen Repair in Mulberry, FL
Years of sexual intercourse, rigorous exercise, and tampon insertion can alter the shape and size of a woman’s hymen. But there is a way to restore its former shape and condition. Hymen repair surgery (also called hymenoplasty) is a simple cosmetic gynecological procedure that can rejuvenate and restore the hymen’s previous form. If you’d like to restore your hymen, speak with a vaginal reconstructive surgery specialist in Mulberry today at (863) 269-3622 or contact Dr. Carlos Gabriel online.
What Does Hymen Repair Treat?
The hymen is an oval tissue that partially or completely covers the vaginal opening. During the course of your life, your hymen may be altered – most commonly by sexual intercourse, tampon insertion, vigorous exercise, or accidents.
Modern cosmetic vaginal surgery can restore your hymen to its natural state through a simple hymenoplasty. This minimally invasive procedure may help you regain your hymen’s previous form in an easy, discreet way. This procedure is gaining more popularity—studies show a rising number of women are opting for hymenoplasty for personal and cosmetic reasons.1
Hymen repair surgery should not be confused with a procedure commonly called revirgination, which is a more complex process that includes hymenoplasty, bulbospongioplasty, and vaginoplasty. This process aims to totally restore the vagina to a pre-sexual and pre-childbirth state.
How Is Hymen Repair Performed?
Hymenoplasty is a relatively easy procedure. Depending on which you request, you may receive local or general anesthesia, though most patients choose local anesthesia to maximize their comfort and minimize their recovery time.
Your surgeon will remove any torn skin around the edges of the hymen, then stitch together the remaining tissue to form a new hymen. This leaves a small opening and restores your hymenal ring to its natural size and shape.
Your procedure will take about an hour or two, depending on the amount of work required. Hymenoplasty is an outpatient procedure that requires no hospital stay and virtually no downtime. You can return to your usual daily activities the day after your procedure, though it’s strongly advised you avoid exercise or strenuous activity until you’ve healed completely.
Full healing usually takes about six weeks. You will show no visible signs of vaginal surgery. Once you’re fully healed, you will experience all the sensations associated with first-time sex. There is no way of distinguishing between a natural hymen and your reconstructed hymen.
Who is A Good Candidate for Hymen Repair?
Generally, most women who desire hymen restoration for any reason may undergo the procedure unless they have certain health conditions that put them a risk. You and your doctor should discuss:
- Your medical history
- Previous surgeries
- Current health concerns
- Any medications you take
What are the Risks or Side Effects of Hymen Repair?
Side effects or complications are rare, but any medical procedure presents the potential risk of side effects. You may experience:
- Slight bleeding
- Pain at surgery site
- Grogginess or discomfort if general anesthesia was used
Serious complications are rare. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Severe pain after 2-3 days
- Unusual or bad-smelling vaginal discharge
- Intense itching
- Abnormal or heavy bleeding
- Inflammation or infection
Reserve Your Appointment Now
If you wish to rejuvenate your altered hymen, consider hymenoplasty, a minimally invasive procedure that can restore your hymen to its former state.
1. Michala, Lina, et al. “Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery: How Can Clinicians Act in Women's Best Interests?” International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Wiley-Blackwell, 25 July 2012, obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1744-4667.2012.00121.x?globalMessage=0.
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