At İstanbul Mitera Hymenoplasty Clinic, we fully understand the sensitive nature of hymen repair surgery, and the importance that this surgery can mean in a woman’s life. With absolute discretion and confidentiality, we can repair the hymen to ensure the hymen will rupture on a woman’s matrimonial night. Hymen repair surgery can make you feel more comfortable upon your wedding night and improve your self-confidence.
The hymen is a thin layer of tissue that encloses the vaginal area. The hymen can easily break in many situations outside of intercourse, including vigorous activities such as horseback riding or gymnastics, the insertion of tampons, or even during regular pap smears.
Many women may not even be aware that their hymen has torn, as there may be little to no blood loss and no pain.
What is Hymenoplasty?
Hymenoplasty, is a simple procedure that will repair a torn hymen or build a hymen that is not present. It is important to understand that the surgery will not restore virginity, but it will allow for women to tear and bleed the first time they engage in intercourse after surgery.
You will be placed under local sedation. The surgery normally takes less than one hour. In women who have a torn hymen, your surgeon, a hymen repair specialist, will stitch together the remaining pieces. This will allow the hymen to grow back together as it heals. In women who have no remnants of the hymen remaining or have been born without a hymen, the plastic surgeon will tighten the vaginal entrance and use a small portion of the vaginal tissue to create a new hymen. This constructed hymen is very similar to the natural hymen.
The Best Candidates for Hymenoplasty Surgery
The best hymenoplasty candidates are those who need to ensure that their hymen is intact during intercourse on their matrimonial night. The surgery needs to be performed at least 6 weeks prior to the matrimonial night. If the breaking of your hymen is imperative for you due to social, cultural, religious or personal reasons, your plastic surgeon will discuss the surgery openly and honestly with you.
Preparing for Hymen Repair
Many women find discussing the nature of this surgery to be difficult. At the İstanbul Mitera Hymenoplasty Clinic we are aware of the sensitive nature of your concerns. This is why we treat all of our hymen repair patients with kindness, consideration and dignity. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with gyneologist provider Dr. Nevra.
We are also happy to ensure that a female nurse is present for you during your consultation if you wish. You will receive complete instructions on preparing for your surgery, and you will require a gynecological examination.
Recovery Following Hymen Repair
Following your hymenoplasty surgery procedure you will need to gently wash the area with soap and water regularly. There will be slight swelling and bruising for 2-4 weeks, but pain should be very minimal and should be gone within a week of surgery. You will receive a prescription for pain medication and antibiotics to assist with any pain and to prevent infection.
You should refrain from any vaginal insertion until the wedding night, including tampons. This will allow the incisions to heal completely and prevent the new hymen from breaking. You should also avoid heavy lifting and any strenuous activities as this may negatively affect your healing. The sutures will dissolve and come out on their own.
You should be able to return to work the day after undergoing hymen repair. You should be able to resume a light exercise routine one week after surgery. Avoid heavy lifting or a strenuous exercise routine for 4-6 weeks.
Hymenoplasty Risks & Complications
Every operation has risks and potential complications. Fortunately, the vast majority of our hymenoplasty patients have no problems with their surgery and are extremely happy with their results.
Risks are rare but when they do occur additional medications or even surgery may be required. Such risks include infection, bleeding, scarring, pain with intercourse, and deformity. Also, the amount of bleeding upon first intercourse following surgery cannot be predicted. However, most patients never experience these risks, as they are quite rare.
The technique used by Dr. Nevra is simple and effective, taking on average about 20 minutes. Careful thought is given to the complex cultural considerations surrounding this procedure.
Six weeks after surgery, your hymen will be healed and restored. The first time most of our hymen repair patients engage in intercourse following the surgery, the hymen will break as expected with a natural hymen. There are usually no signs of having had a hymen repair surgery, and our patients are fully able to fulfill the cultural or religious expectations of their family and future husband.
It is important to understand that the bleeding associated with the tearing of the surgically produced hymen is just as unpredictable as it is with a natural hymen in a virgin.
Cost of Hymenoplasty
At The İstanbul Mitera Hymenoplasty Clinic we understand the sensitivity and discretion with which to treat hymen repair. For many women this surgery may be necessary for various personal or religious reasons, but it is not usually covered by provincial health care plans and may seem out of their price range. Our priority is our patients’ well-being, and this includes relieving pre-surgery and financial stress. This is why we have financing options available to reduce the anxiety associated with cost, and to make this surgery achievable and affordable. At our clinic you can relax; you’re in good hands.
To find out more about the cost of hymenoplasty surgery, please contact us by phone or e-mail .
Any elective surgery is a potentially sensitive topic, and hymenoplasty is no exception. In fact it might be the most sensitive of all the elective surgeries we perform. This is likely due to the fact that it is a relatively uncommon surgery for western women to choose to undergo, and is therefore deemed less “acceptable” than say breast surgery, for example.
As Cosmetic Gynecologist, our job is to care for our patients with the utmost respect, and discretion, and to provide a natural result in a safe, welcoming environment. We respect a woman’s right to make any kind of choice about her own body, and we will always put her wishes at the forefront of our practice. However, the reality is, it is no different from any other elective surgery procedure; it is simply the cultural context that makes it feel different.
“Our practice is built on single
premise: the highest quality care.” – Dr. Nevra