3 Things You Need to Know About Hymenoplasty

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Hymenoplasty is a procedure performed to repair the hymen. It usually stretches or tears when a woman becomes sexually active, although it can happen for other reasons as well.

Who makes a good candidate for hymenoplasty treatment?

A good candidate for a hymenoplasty is a healthy woman with realistic expectations regarding the procedure.

It can be performed if your hymen has been damaged due to any of the following:

  • Sexual intercourse
  • Falling onto a sharp object
  • Rigorous exercise
  • Inserting an object into the vagina

What is post-surgery recovery like?

The procedure usually isn’t very complicated, so recovery is typically easy. Your doctor will use small, dissolvable stitches to suture your hymen back together. Occasionally, tissue from another part of the vagina will need to be used. In most cases, a hymenoplasty surgery will take about an hour.

You may have some soreness and pain, but this feeling goes away quickly. You can usually return to work the next day.

Visible scarring doesn’t usually occur since your stitches are inside your vagina. If you follow your post-operative instructions, you should fully heal and there should be no indication that surgery has been performed.

After your surgery, you should take the following precautions:

  • Avoid strenuous activity for 2 to 3 weeks
  • Avoid sexual intercourse for 6 weeks

Why should you choose New York Center for Aesthetic Rejuvenation for your hymenoplasty?

Our three convenient locations in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Manhattan offer the latest minimally invasive procedures, including hymenoplasty. Dr. Marashi is on of the top cosmetic gynecologists.

He and the rest of our staff are dedicated to making sure each patient receives the best possible care and has all the information and alternatives needed to make an informed decision regarding any procedure.

If you’re interested in finding out more about hymenoplasty and if it might be right for you, contact us today for a consultation with New York Center for Aesthetic Rejuvenation. Fill out the form on this page to request an appointment or call 718.301.5955 to learn more.

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