All about Hymenoplasty Procedure ( Hymenorrhaphy ): Cost & Reviews
Religious, cultural, and racial causes lead women to have Hymenoplasty, also called Hymen restoration, or Hymenorrhaphy. This cosmetic procedure consists of repairing their hymen since the latter is regarded as a sign of chastity.
The injury of the hymen can be the result of:
- Tough sports;
- Horse riding;
- Sexual assault;
- Engagement in sexual intercourse before getting married.
This procedure is not only considered as a part of gynecology, but also as a part of the plastic surgery field.
There are three different types of hymenorrhaphy:
- General surgery: Stitching of a rupture in the hymen soon after the woman started having sex for the first time. This helps the virginity membrane heal.
- False hymen: A membrane without blood supply is made, it is generally a gelatin capsule of an artificial blood-like matter. This surgery has to be done within a few days before the wedding night.
- Hymen reconstruction: The plastic surgeon uses a flap of the vaginal lining, to create a new virginity membrane. It is recommended to stop any sexual activity for the three postoperative months.