About Hymenoplasty and the hymen restoration
Most surgeons only perform hymenoplasty or hymen repair
(hymen restoration surgery) at the request of someone who needs the
surgery for ethnic, cultural, or religious reasons. Also, most surgeons
will not perform hymenoplasty surgery in a woman who has given birth.
Before and After Photos:
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The hymen is a ring-like skin membrane that sits in the
lower 1/3 of the vagina. It marks the spot that the vulvovaginal bulbs
fuse with the Mullerian ducts from above then hollow out to form the
vagina. Most often there is a 5 or 6 pointed star opening in the hymen
after maturity. With first intercourse or by accident from falling or
tampons, 2 or 3 areas tear in the hymen. Most often there is bleeding
at the time of tearing.
The hymenoplasty procedure (to reconstruction the
hymen), is after using local anesthesic
for tissue dissection and to stop small blood vessels from bleeding,
the areas which were torn are "denuded" meaning the upper layer of
tissue is removed. This is so that they will grow back together when
they are approximated with stitches. Then after they are denuded, the
edges are brought back together to reform the star-shaped "ring" as it
was prior to relations, accident etc. It is made small enough, so that
when first sexual relations occur later on, it will "tear" again, there
will be some pain, and there will be bleeding.
Depending on your geographic location and choice of
surgeon the price
of hymenoplasty may range between $2500 - $4500.
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