Hymenoplasty / Hymenorrhaphy
Hymenoplasty, also known as hymenorrhaphy, is a surgical procedure that is designed to reconstruct or repair the hymen. The hymen is a thin membrane that partially covers the vaginal opening and can be torn or stretched due to sexual activity, exercise, or other activities.
The procedure involves suturing the edges of the remaining hymen tissue together to create the appearance of an intact hymen. The surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia and can take less than an hour to complete. Recovery time is typically minimal, and patients can usually resume normal activities within a few days.
Hymenoplasty is often performed for cultural or religious reasons or as a way to restore virginity. However, it's important to note that the procedure does not guarantee virginity, as the hymen can be torn or stretched due to other activities besides sexual intercourse.
It's also important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of hymenoplasty with a qualified healthcare provider before deciding to undergo the treatment. Complications such as infection, bleeding, or scarring are possible, and the procedure may not be appropriate for everyone.