A Brief Introduction To Hymenoplasty

Hymenoplasty is a surgical procedure that reconstructs and repairs the membrane covering the entrance to the vagina. This particular membrane is known as the hymen and is composed of elastic and fibrous tissues.

Understanding Scientific & Cultural Facts Of The Hymen

The hymen is a very complex, yet delicate part of the vagina. While some women are born without the tissue, others suffer a rupture due to a number of physical and sporting activities. Horseback riding, cycling, gymnastics, or even the insertion of a tampon are the most common contributors in this regard. Conversely, some women are able to give birth with a perfectly intact hymen as well. Dr. Mark Kohout is a well known Labiaplasty and Vaginal Tightening Surgeon in Sydney NSW.

Hymenoplasty is not always sought after due to an impending wedding. Rape victims extensively benefit from this procedure. This is due to the fact that Hymenoplasty is very successful in erasing trauma and reestablishing physical integrity. Women who want to move on from strained relationships often find solace in this procedure too. 

Although the hymen does not necessarily serve an important biological function in the human body, it is culturally deemed precious in certain parts of the world. Women are bound to face rejections and punishment from their families and religious sects of the society. Statistically speaking, the eastern countries are the largest consumers of this treatment. 


Types Of Hymenoplasty

Hymenoplasty surgeryis done under the influence of general anesthesia without hospitalization and lasts for about half an hour. There are three different variants of this procedure and they are accordingly employed based on the extent of the rupture: 

The first method involves creating a membrane with remnants of the hymen for purely aesthetic reasons. On the off chance that there is not enough tissue available, a small section of the vaginal wall is utilised. 

The second method involves suturing the hymen shortly after breakage, to facilitate the recovery process. This is employed with cases that pertain to sexual abuse. 

The final and the most intense procedure of all involves the incision on both sides of the vaginal epithelium, which is the mucus lining the vaginal walls. The muscles from the aforementioned incisions are used to create a new hymen. Unlike the other techniques, this particular method must be carried out well in advance in order to facilitate a prolonged recovery process. 

Results & Post Treatment Care

The main objective of the procedure will be achieved with complete precision. In addition, a small hole is always left over to allow the exit of body fluids. The surgery is pretty straightforward and does not involve any major risks. However, as with any surgery, you may experience some small effects following this procedure - minor pain, small swellings point hemorrhages are common around the operated area. To avoid these symptoms, it's recommended that you follow the advice and instructions of your doctor. In case mental trauma persists, psychological therapy can be useful. It is also a good idea to visit your doctor a couple of times for further check up and review to ensure that everything is in place.

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