What is a Hymenoplasty?

A hymenoplasty is the surgical reconstruction or restoration of the hymen (the skin membrane that partially covers the opening to the vagina). This procedure is used to repair the torn edges of the hymen with no visible scarring so that it appears intact and natural.

Why Have a Hymenoplasty?

There are a variety of reasons women decide to have a hymenoplasty. Some are cultural or religious, while others are personal reasons. Many women who suffered injury to the hymen prior to marriage decide to undergo the procedure to “revirginize” themselves. Others use it as a way to heal after trauma or sexual abuse, seeing it as a way to restore something that was taken from them. Whatever the reason, we are here to provide the best care for your needs.

What Does a Hymenoplasty Entail?

The hymenoplasty procedure is a relatively quick one and can be performed in as little as 30-45 minutes at either an out-patient surgery center or in-office. Dissolvable stitches are used to repair the tear, and patients are typically able to return to work within a few days of the procedure.

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Recovering After a Hymenoplasty

Recovering from a hymenoplasty generally requires about 6-8 weeks of healing time to fully recover. Once healed, the hymen can remain intact as long as there is no penetration or trauma to the area. Subsequent intercourse will typically tear the membrane, typically causing bleeding.


For more information on our hymen reconstruction services or to schedule a consultation, give us a call at (209) 424-4892 or click here to schedule an appointment online.