Understanding how hymenoplasty is performed can help you to prepare for the procedure. Although this procedure is quite popular, it is still recommended that you conduct your own research to determine whether or not the procedure is right for you. Knowledge of this subject can provide you with realistic expectations. There are many reasons why you may choose to have a hymenoplasty or hymen repair performed. You may choose this procedure if you are interested in tightening your vaginal in hopes of better sexual experiences. However, some women chose to have this procedure perform for cultural reasons.


Typical Hymenoplasty

A typical hymenoplasty usually requires that the remains or remnants of your torn hymen be sewn back together. The stitches that are used during this process are dissolvable.

Your surgeon will usually begin the procedure by administering a local anesthetic or a general anesthetic to you so that you will not experience discomfort during the hymenoplasty procedure. However, you may be able to request conscious sedation, such as muscle relaxants if available.

The procedure is fairly simple and usually lasts for approximately thirty to forty five minutes. This procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis, and you are usually able to return to work the day after the surgery.


Alloplant Technique

If your hymen or remnants are not able to be restored, then the surgeon will utilize a technique known as an alloplant. This technique requires that tear-through biomaterial be inserted into your vagina. This material will serve as your hymen. This procedure usually requires a local anesthetic and typically takes about two hours to perform.


DLV Hymenoplasty

Another technique that is often is used is called the DLV Hymenoplasty, which requires the use of a laser to assist in restoring the hymen to a pre-ruptured state. The use of the laser usually allows the procedure to be performed in a shorter amount of time. Using the laser to perform this procedure may also contribute to a faster recovery period.

In some other parts of the world, the procedure is typically performed in the same manner, however, some surgeons require their patients to take pain medications approximately an hour before the actual surgery takes place. Also, some of these surgeries may include the insertion of a gelatin capsule that is filled with a blood-like substance that will usually burst during intercourse in an effort to simulate bleeding.


Results

The hymenoplasty procedure is often used by some women in an effort to regain their virginity. Although this procedure will not make you a virgin again, you will experience blood loss and pain when the hymen is broken again. 

If you decide to have this procedure performed, then your surgeon should provide you with literature regarding the available techniques. Techniques will be performed based on your body’s specific needs and what is offered at the facility that you choose to have your hymenoplasty performed. Make sure that you speak to your surgeon and advise him of your expectations so that he can provide you with accurate information prior to your hymenoplasty procedure.