What is hymenoplasty (include type of anesthesia)?
Hymenoplasty, also known as hymen restoration surgery, is a surgical procedure aimed at reconstructing the hymen membrane of the skin located in the lower half of the vagina. This fibrous and elastic tissue is torn with the first sexual penetration of the woman. It can also tear due to an accidental fall, sudden movements or even the use of tampons.
It does not require hospitalization since the anesthesia used is local.
Why is it performed?
Generally, patients who request this type of operation wish to restore the original state of the hymen for cultural or religious reasons.
What does it consist of?
The surgical procedure is quite simple and consists in the reconstruction of the hymen by means of fine sutures. If there are still remnants of the original hymen, vaginal restoration is performed in order to construct a new hymen. The duration of the surgery is approximately one hour.
Preparation for hymenoplasty
During the seven days prior to surgery, the patient should avoid taking antiplatelet agents, as well as anti-inflammatory drugs during the three days prior to surgery.
Care after the operation
The stitches are absorbable, so they fall out by themselves. During the first 48 hours, the patient may feel some discomfort. It is important that during these 48 hours a relative rest and take into account the pharmacological treatment indicated by the specialist.
The patient will be able to have sexual relations approximately one month after the surgery.