Hymenoplasty Surgery – Hymenoplasty is known as hymenorrhaphy in medical terms, and the other names are hymen restoration or hymen repair surgery. The hymen is found in women as it is a thin layer and pinkish in colour and half-moon shaped membrane covering the vaginal opening and found at the bottom of the vagina and is the part of the vulva. Hymenoplasty is done to repair the hymen that is broken through strenuous activities such as bicycle riding, use of tampons, any kind of sports, or by sexual intercourse. It is a kind of cosmetic surgery that reconstruct the ruptured or torn hymen into natural-looking hymen with minute and fine sutures.

Generally, it is not painful and 100% effective, and it usually takes one hour to perform the surgery. The doctor will give you local anaesthesia to ensure that surgery is painless for you, and it is a one-day treatment you can go home on the same day after some rest. You may feel discomfort after the surgery in the initial week, but this doctor gives you counter painkillers to get relief from this.

Types of painless treatment for hymenoplasty

There are also non-surgical ways to restore torn hymen, and those ways are

Laser rejuvenation – This method is quite famous in Us, and it facilitates rejuvenating the torn hymen, but it does not promise that hymen will restore their precise size.

Pelvic floor exercises – help in tightening the vaginal and pelvic muscles.

Artificial hymen kit – It is a folded translucent membrane gelatin that is safe and cost-effective and can restore your virginity in 5 minutes.

Artificial hymen pills – These pills contain blood-like paste that dissolves in the vagina before intercourse.

Artificial hymen – It contains self-dissolving cellulose filled with artificial blood and inserted inside the vagina with a finger within 20 minutes. 

Precautions after hymenoplasty surgery

You should take some precautions as suggested by your doctor. Some of the precautions are

  • 1. Avoid bathing for 1-2 days as it may result in infection. Despite this, you can clean your body with a wet cloth.
  • 2. Don’t put anything inside your vagina, and avoid the inside part of the vagina from cleaning.
  • 3. Don’t move too much as it may result in disruption of the hymen again.
  • 4. You may feel some red colour discharge after surgery, so avoid the use of tampons instead of sanitary pads.
  • 5. Keep the surgical area dry as much as possible so it can heal faster and clean your perineal area while passing urine or stool and clean it with water and avoid moisture in that area.
  • 6. Avoid the consumption of alcohol and beverages and quit smoking.
  • 7. Follow and complete the course of antibiotics given by your doctor, as it helps in recovery.

Before hymenoplasty surgery 

  • 1. Stop working at least for 1-2 days before the surgery.
  • 2. Stop taking any kind of medicines like aspirin, or anti-inflammatory medication before 15 days of the surgery 
  • 3. Take consultations with a doctor at least two times for your convenience.
  • 4. Always disclose everything about your health conditions, like the recent disease you are suffering from.

After Hymenoplasty Surgery 

  • 1. At least for 6 weeks, avoid sexual intercourse after surgery.
  • 2. At least for 2 weeks, avoid wearing tight undergarments.
  • 3. Avoid the use of tampons and use sanitary pads for at least 6 weeks.

Do’s in Hymenoplasty

  • 1. Keep the area dry, clean, and hygienic.
  • 2. Follow the medications chart as instructed by your doctor
  • 3. Bath after 2-3 days after surgery.
  • 4. Use a warm or cold compress for relief from pain or swelling.

Don’ts in hymenoplasty 

  • 1. Limit the use of alcohol and beverages and quit smoking.
  • 2. Avoid exercising and lifting heavy weights for 2-3 weeks.
  • 3. Avoid intimacy for 6-8 weeks.
  • 4. Avoid going to any public pools for 4-6 weeks.

Complications after hymenoplasty

As such, no complications and risks are involved in this, but some complications can occur rarely. These are

  • 1. Infection
  • 2. Swelling 
  • 3. Bleeding
  • 4. Numbness
  • 5. Bruising 
  • 6. Allergic reactions due to anaesthesia.

Painkiller medicine for hymenoplasty

  • 1. Your doctor prescribes acetaminophen medicine to regulate or control the pain as there are no such specific medicines that are given to you as doctors prescribe you the medicines by seeking your conditions and needs. 
  • 2. Your doctor or your gynaecologists will prescribe you combinations of medicines that include antibiotics, a laxative, an anti-inflammatory, with some multivitamins. 

When to see a Doctor

If you feel heavy vaginal bleeding, fever, dizziness, severe pain, nausea and vomiting, and swelling and redness around the surgical area, then you must consult your doctor. You can also connect with Glamyo Health for free OPD consultations with expert doctors. We provide personalized to our patients and focus on providing them with a hassle-free experience. Not only this, we provide no-cost EMI or cashless options if the treatment or surgery is covered under medical insurance, which makes the surgery affordable for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do we bleed after hymenoplasty?

Yes, there will be bleeding present after the hymenoplasty. 

How long does hymenoplasty last?

The Hymenoplasty procedure will take almost 30 minutes. 

Can hymenoplasty go wrong?

The success rate of this procedure is 98%. However, there is less than a 2% chance that it may go wrong. 

Does hymenoplasty make you tighter?

Yes, hymenoplasty gives you a tight and intact hymen ring to your vagina. 

How do you clean your vagina after hymenoplasty?

After the hymenoplasty, you will need to avoid taking a shower. You can clean your vagina using plain water only. 

Should we avoid sitting after the hymenoplasty?

Yes, it is advisable to avoid sitting after this procedure. You should avoid involving in tiring activities for one or two days after hymenoplasty. 

How many days should we rest?

It is recommended to take six to eight weeks of rest after this hymen repair surgery.

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