At SpaMedica, the cost of a hymenoplasty procedure typically starts at $4,999.
While patients are able to return to work after 1 or 2 days, the entire recovery process generally takes about 4-6 weeks.
On average, a hymenoplasty procedure takes approximately 30-60 minutes to perform.
A woman’s hymen can rupture or stretch for a number of reasons, including sexual intercourse, rigorous physical activity, or even the insertion of a tampon. In cultures that consider an intact hymen as being synonymous with chastity, women can undergo a hymenoplasty procedure to reconstruct the hymen and restore the perception of virginity. By recreating a hymen-like structure that crosses and obstructs the opening of the vaginal canal, the experienced cosmetic gynecological surgeon, Dr. Sasha, at SpaMedica can restore the tissue to its original form.
Naturally, the decision to undergo a hymenoplasty is deeply connected to cultural, religious, or personal convictions. Rest assured that the staff at SpaMedica is highly respectful of the needs and requirements of all patients. All client information is kept strictly confidential, which means you can undergo your procedure without being concerned about your privacy.
Once you are an adult, there is no particular age restriction for a hymenoplasty, and there is no specific trait that defines a “good” candidate. Fundamentally, good candidates are patients who would like to restore the hymen for religious, cultural, or social reasons. As this procedure is not medically necessary, the candidate must have a strong desire to restore the hymen.
However, while there are no specific traits that dictate candidacy, there are certain conditions that can make the process more seamless.
Proper Physical Health
Good health and a lack of serious medical conditions are vital for a proper recovery following a hymenoplasty procedure.
As is the case with most cosmetic procedures, good candidates have realistic expectations concerning the risks and benefits of the surgery.
Satisfy Cultural Requirements
In some cultures, having an intact hymen is related to chastity and virginity. A hymenoplasty procedure can restore the hymen to its original state to fulfill these requirements.
A hymen can be ruptured as a result of sexual assault or rape. By restoring the hymen, a hymenoplasty can help patients heal from the traumatic ordeal.
A hymenoplasty procedure can repair the damage caused by sexual intercourse, vigorous physical activity, or tampon use.
If successful, it will be impossible for anyone to tell that the patient has undergone a hymenoplasty.
Like all procedures, a hymenoplasty comes with the risk of potential complications. The risks associated with hymenoplasty procedures are very low and, although the complications cited for the procedure can be found on the internet, Dr. Sasha has not seen any of these outcomes.
Adverse Effects of Anesthesia
Some patients may experience adverse effects to the anesthesia involved in the surgery. Prior to your surgery, Dr. Sasha will review your medical history to determine the best sedation for your condition.
Although infections are very rare with respect to hymenoplasty procedures, Dr. Sasha and his experienced team still take every precaution to ensure that the surgery is a smooth, seamless experience.
In most cases, redness is resolved a day or two after the procedure.
Bruising is typically imperceptible but can occasionally be visible after the surgery.
The surgical and cosmetic gynecologist at SpaMedia, Dr. Sasha, specializes in hymen repair, as well as other cosmetic procedures that enhance the female genitalia. Nationally renowned for his minimally-invasive approach and gynecological cancer procedures, Dr. Sasha combines technical proficiency and unparalleled precision with an individualized approach that puts the patient first. By using advanced plastic surgery techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, the doctor is able to produce incredible results while also reducing the risk of complications.
At SpaMedica, a hymenoplasty procedure is performed under local anesthesia and laughing gas (Pronox). Prior to your surgery, the SpaMedica team will determine the best type of anesthesia and strategy to use based on your goals, concerns, previous medical history, and current prescriptions.
After the administration of local anesthesia, Dr. Sasha will reconstruct the hymen tissue and will then use dissolvable sutures. The doctor will develop a mucosal flap bridge from the existing vaginal lining. This flap bridge will be positioned to simulate the hymen that is present prior to vaginal penetration.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Sasha and his team will review your medications and medical history. Based on the scope of the surgery, SpaMedica doctors may recommend that you stop taking certain medications before the surgery. It is also recommended that you consume a healthy diet and drink plenty of liquids before your surgery.
Following the procedure, patients will need to avoid swimming, using tampons, and wearing thong underwear for a couple of weeks. In addition, patients will need to abstain from sexual intercourse for at least 6-8 weeks after the procedure. Having intercourse, will likely of course, eliminate evidence of the hymenoplasty and needs to be timed strategically. While recovering, taking Epsom salt baths will promote faster healing.
Day 2: Patients may return to work.
Day 3: Initial discomfort and spotting should subside.
Week 4: Patients may return to wearing thongs.
Week 6: Patients may resume sexual intercourse. Also, patients are now able to go back to using tampons, rather than sanitary napkins.
At SpaMedica, a hymenoplasty procedure will not be felt due to local anesthesia. While there may be swelling and discomfort afterward, there will be no extreme or long-term pain. There is very minimal pain after the procedure.
No, a hymen cannot repair itself; undergoing a hymenoplasty is the only way to restore the tissue to its original state.
It is recommended that patients abstain from sexual intercourse for 6-8 weeks following their hymenoplasty. At that time, intercourse will destroy the hymenoplasty and result in bleeding, so strategic redeployment of intercourse after the procedure is important.
As the surgery is performed with fine, dissolvable sutures, it is typically impossible to tell that a patient has had their hymen repaired.