If you need to restore a torn or damaged hymen, hymenoplasty may be the answer. At her practice, Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc in National City, California, OB/GYN Dr. del Rosario, performs discrete and confidential hymenoplasty surgery. To learn more about hymenoplasty, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Hymenoplasty, or hymen repair surgery, reconstructs a torn or missing hymen. The hymen is a band of fibrous and elastic tissue located near the opening of the vagina.
The hymen is symbolic of virginity in some cultures because it often tears during sexual intercourse of any type of manipulation. However, it’s common for a girl’s hymen to break during various non-sexual activities, like gymnastics, horseback riding, and tampon use.
Many women decide to undergo hymenoplasty for religious or cultural reasons, but any woman who desires an intact hymen is a good candidate for this procedure.
If the breaking of the hymen is an essential part of your matrimonial ceremony, you need to have hymenoplasty surgery at least six weeks before your wedding.
Many women find the nature of this surgery challenging to discuss, but there’s no need to feel nervous. The team at Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc is sensitive to your concerns and approaches the topic with kindness, compassion, and dignity.
First, the team at Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc performs a physical and pelvic exam and reviews your medical history. They provide you with specific instructions on preparing for your procedure, including avoiding smoking and certain medications.
Depending on your needs, you may get general or local anesthesia to enhance your comfort during the procedure. Hymenoplasty typically takes 30-60 minutes.
After hymenoplasty, you should plan to rest for one or two days before returning to your daily activities. You may experience mild discomfort or soreness for a week or two after surgery.
Full recovery takes up to six weeks, during which time you should avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercise. There’s no need to remove the stitches because they dissolve on their own.
Your hymen is healed and restored about six weeks after surgery. Most women find that the restored hymen breaks the first time they engage in intercourse after surgery.
However, as with a natural hymen’s tearing, the amount of bleeding that results from a surgically-created hymen is unpredictable.
For compassionate care in hymenoplasty, call Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc, or book an appointment online today.