FAQs about Hymenoplasty
How long does the procedure take and how much does it cost?
The procedure takes about 1.5 hours and costs about ..We will be happy to find the optimum financing option for you together with our partner..
Will I experience any pain?
No, the procedure is usually not painful.
In which phase of the menstrual cycle should the procedure be scheduled?
The phase of the menstrual cycle is irrelevant for the surgery. However, you should refrain from using tampons after the surgery, as the new hymen would otherwise be destroyed again.
When can I start showering again?
You can shower again on the second postoperative day. However, you should only use clear, lukewarm water for about 5 days. Taking a bath is only permitted after two weeks. However, taking a sitz bath with chamomile after 3 days is permitted and even beneficial.
Where is the hymen located?
The hymen is a piece of vaginal mucosa (membrane) that is locate across the lower section of your vagina. It is tightly stretched and allows blood to freely pass through.
How can a hymen become teared?
The hymen may tear during intense physical activities such as sports, horseback riding, or bicycling. Tampon use can also result in a tear of the hymen. Bleeding or pain may occur when a hymen has been torn.
How is the hymen restored?
The hymen is actually reconstructed using advanced surgical procedures.
What does hymenoplasty involve?
A hymenoplasty procedure alters the positioning of the hymenal ring and tissues so they are closer together. Following the removal of the torn sections, the remaining edges of the hymen are stitched together. Over time, the newly formed hymenal ring will fuse together.The new hymen will eventually take the shape of the original one prior to tearing.
What are the complications?
Complications associated with Hymenoplasty are rare. In some cases, patients may experience lower sensation around the surgical site, or bleeding and infection.
What is the length of the recovery period?
Recovery following a hymenoplasty procedure will generally take two weeks. During this period, pain may be experienced when engaging in sexual intercourse. It is recommended to wait at least 3 months for the surgical site to fully heal before attempting sexual intercourse.
What are experienced after hymen repair surgery?
- The procedure is performed on a gynecology table, under sterile conditions.
- The patient can return to her normal life1 hour after the procedure that takes about 30 minutes.
- She should avoid heavy sports activities and sudden leg movements.
How is permanent hymen repair performed?
Hymen sugery is known as ‘hymenoplasty operation’. The aim is to allow bleeding like imitating the first night. Permanent hymen operation is also known as ‘long term repair’ or ‘permanent repair’ .Permanent hymen repair is performed in two ways:
• Flap operation
• Microsurgery method
Hymen repair with flap operation
Flap operation of hymen is for permanent purpose. In this case, triangle-shaped flap tissue on posterior wall of vagina is hanged on anterior or side walls. The aim in hymenal flap operations is to provide bleeding ‘imitating the first night’ rather than repair of hymen.
Hymen repair with microsurgery
Microsurgery is another way of permanent hymenal repair. It’s performed by cutting remnant edges of hymen and then approximating with using special microsurgery techniques and special threads. If vagina is enlarged compared to normal, vagina tightening can also be made at the same time.
Best Hymenoplasyy Technique
Hymenoplasty with microsurgery is safer and more successful than flap operations according to our practice. Recovery process is also very comfortable. Person can return to her social life on the following day.
How long does hymenoplasty last?
Hymen repair procedure usually lasts 15-20 minutes and can be done with local anesthesia. Patients can return to her normal life after one day.Sexual intercourse is free after one month from long-term (permanent) repair.
Complaints after permanent hymen repair
Mild bleeding in the form of staining, which can last for a few days or sometimes a week after the operation, is completely normal. Simple painkiller medications can be used if you have mild pain in the first day. In cases where necessary, antibiotics containing drugs can be prescribed by the physician.
Is the number of sexual intercourse important in operation success?
No. The number and duration of previous sexual intercourse in hymenoplasty are not important. It can even be done to patients who previously had abortion or miscarriage.
Vagina tightening operation at the same session
Women who have previously had miscarriage, abortion, frequent or long-term sexual intercourse suffer from vaginal enlargement. If vagina enlargement occurs as a result of these conditions, vaginal tightening can be done at the same time. Vagina tightening operation can be done surgically in the same session with hymenoplasty or can be done by vaginal lasers.
When should hymenoplasty operation be done?
This depends on the type of surgery to be performed and the duration of the marriage.
Permanent hymen repair and long-term repair operations are independent of marriage duration and can be done at any time. Temporary hymen repair and short-term repair operations should be done 1-6 days before the marriage.
The chance of success in both operations is proportional to the experience of the surgeon. It is the key to success that permanent hymen repair is performed by an experienced gynecologist. It is also extremely important to ensure patient’s confidentiality, privacy and ethical values.
Is it noticed with examination that a repaired hymen?
This situation depends on the structure of hymen remnants and the technique of the operation. It can be noticed more in flap method compared to microsurgery technique.
What are realistic expectations for the results of the procedure?
Hymenoplasty results in a completely reconstructed hymen.
When can I resume sporting activities?
You should avoid all sporting activities that involve friction in the genital area, e.g. jogging, for at least 6 weeks
How much does permanent hymenoplasty cost?
Permanent hymenoplasty costs and pricing varies according to gynecologist, clinic, type of operation / short-term, long-term repair, flap or microsurgery method. If vaginal tightening is to be made at the same time, costs and pricing change. While local anesthesia is generally sufficient, the choice of general anesthesia method changes the price
Do any stitches need to be removed?
No, we use absorbable sutures that will disappear after about 4-6 weeks
Bleeding definitely occur after hymen repair operation. A hymen repair operation performed with double-layer flap technique definitely guarantees the bleeding during sexual intercourse.
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