Top 12 Myths and Facts About Hymenoplasty

Hymenoplasty is a popular procedure for hymen reconstruction. It is also known as hymenorrhaphy or hymen repair. This cosmetic repair of the hymen is also known as revirginization.

Dr. Deepesh Goyal Created on 22nd Dec, 21

Hymenoplasty is a popular procedure for hymen reconstruction. It is also known as hymenorrhaphy or hymen repair. This cosmetic repair of the hymen is also known as revirginization. You should not be afraid of the procedure. For reliable and desired hymenoplasty outcomes, you should consult a seasoned plastic surgeon in Jaipur.

 

At Rejuvena Cosmo Care, Dr. Deepesh Goyal, an experienced plastic surgeon, provides safe and cost-effective hymenoplasty in Jaipur. Moreover, Dr. Goyal is renowned for his expertise in plastic surgery in Jaipur. He has immense proficiency in rhinoplastylip surgerydimple creationbreast augmentation, and other relevant procedures.

 

Perhaps the most misunderstood medical term of the twenty-first century is hymenoplasty. The most common cause of such misunderstanding is a conservative attitude about sexuality. The following article addresses the common myths and facts about Hymenoplasty.

 

Myth #1: Hymenoplasty is a form of virginity certification.

Fact: It is illogical to believe that hymenoplasty may be used to restore or regain virginity. On the other hand, hymenoplasty repairs the hymen (torn hymen). Virginity is a term used to describe women who have avoided physical relationships. It is not confined to women; anyone who has not engaged in sexual activity is considered a virgin.   

 

Similarly, hymen and virginity do not have a precise relationship. The hymen is a thin mucosal tissue that partially surrounds the vaginal entrance. 

 

It is primarily located in the vaginal entrance area. It is thought that noticing a tear in a wide-open vagina transforms the concerned woman into a virgin. This idea is one of the reasons why, especially in conservative communities, many women seek hymen repair before marriage.

 

Anyway, the reality is that some women have had no hymen since birth. Hence, science reveals that virginity has no bearing on the state of the hymen. Hymen rupture is common among girls who participate in athletics and is not caused solely by intercourse.

 

Myth #2: Hymenoplasty is quite expensive.

It is a common misperception that hymen repair surgery is prohibitively expensive. Many people also assume that the equipment needed for this procedure isn't available everywhere.

 

Fact: There is a widespread belief that hymen repair surgery is too expensive. According to statistics, the number of hymenoplasty surgeries performed each year increases by 20-30%. To be more exact, the cost of hymenoplasty at government hospitals ranges from 20K to 25K. The price will be around 40K to 55K if done in private facilities with the highest level of expertise.

 

Myth #3: Most individuals believe hymenoplasty surgery is painful and risky.

Fact: This assertion is false and falls under the category of misunderstanding. Hymenoplasty is painless regardless of the modality. During the surgery, the doctor administers a local anesthetic to relieve pain.

 

Hardly hymenoplasty involves any risks or complications. In fact, after undergoing laser hymen repair, there is no pain. On the other hand, the laser approach makes this procedure much safer.

 

Myth #4: Because the hymen covers the whole vagina, hymenoplasty may alter vaginal function throughout the menstrual cycle.

Fact: People, on the whole, have this misperception. It is self-evident that if the vagina is covered, the menstrual blood will never flow. The hymen does not cover the entire vaginal opening. Instead, it's a thin tissue wrapped around the vagina but doesn't cover it entirely.

 

Myth #5: Hymenoplasty causes irregular menstrual cycles.

Fact: Hymenoplasty surgery has no impact on the menstrual cycle. Hymenoplasty is performed at a very superficial level, with no connection to the entire vagina. Discontinuation of the menstrual cycle is influenced by various factors that have little to do with the hymen or even the vagina.

 

Myth #6: Your sensation will be reduced after hymenoplasty.

Fact: The nervous system is responsible for all human sensations. It's not simply about the organs associated with sex. If the neurological system is not functioning, a person will have no sensation in any part of the body. Hence, hymenoplasty does not affect sexual sensations. Furthermore, with 20-30% of Hymenoplasty cases performed each year, such statements may be proven to be false beyond a shadow of a doubt.

 

Myth #7: After Hymenoplasty, the hymen may no longer protect the vagina.

Fact: This is a common misunderstanding that should be avoided at all costs. The assumption that the hymen is responsible for protecting the vagina is unproven. The hymen was once thought to give a layer of security to the vagina, but this was proven to be false. Some people also think that hymen protects the vaginal area from bacterial attacks. However, there is no evidence to support this idea.

 

The role of the hymen has not been proven. In other words, there is no link between hymen and vaginal protection. Thus, there is no link between hymenoplasty and vaginal safety.

 

Myth #8: After Hymenoplasty, you can't use a tampon or masturbate.

Fact: Hymenoplasty is just the process of restoring your native hymen. If you were masturbating before Hymenoplasty, you could continue to do so afterward. As a result, such claims are false.

Yes, masturbation should be avoided during recovery periods. Furthermore, especially during recovery, you should not insert anything or tampons. However, it is false that these things cannot be fully implemented.

 

Myth #9: Even after Hymenoplasty, a gynaecologist may detect virginity.

 

Fact: No one on this planet, no matter how skilled a gynaecologist, can identify if a woman is a virgin only by looking at her hymen. No gynaecologist is capable of doing so. If this were true, what about women who don't have hymen at all? Otherwise, wouldn't a doctor have been able to tell just by looking at it?

 

Myth #10: Hymenoplasty can increase your risk of urethral infections.

Fact: This is incorrect. Urination and hymen have nothing to do with each other. Urinary tract infection can be caused by various factors, although there is no link between hymen and the illnesses. Hymenoplasty is a safe procedure with no known adverse effects.

 

Yes, a urinal infection can occur after a hymenoplasty, but it has nothing to do with the procedure. Rather than making wild guesses, it's a good idea to speak with your doctor to get the best treatment.

 

Myth #11: It takes a long time to recover after a Hymenoplasty.

Fact: Such accusations are based on misunderstandings. Recovery after surgery takes some time; this isn't something new. The same can be said of hymenoplasty. Within 15-20 days after surgery, the stitches disintegrate. In today's world, high-end sutures that are completely dissolvable are used. The recovery time for total hymen repair surgery, or getting back to the original state, is 3-4 weeks at most.

 

Myth #12: Hymenoplasty may make it difficult to wear tight clothing, particularly jeans.

Fact: This, too, is a myth. Instead, it might be argued that it is a misunderstanding. After a hymenoplasty procedure, recovery takes three to four weeks. During this time, it is best to avoid wearing anything too tight. Any operation on the lower body can result in a similar situation. Hence, associating something with hymenoplasty is incorrect.

 

Conclusion

After all, is said and done, there is no reason to be concerned about hymenoplasty. It is now more important than ever to have a clear understanding of sexuality or proper sex education to avoid such misunderstandings. Most essential, it should not have anything to do with sexuality or be overstated in any way.

Relevant Questions

Q. What are the PRE-operative measures after which i can go for hymenoplasty?

There' no prior investigations are required before the Hymenoplasty surgery, only some viral markers with hemoglobin status are important before surgery.

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Q. Any complications that one can face after hymenoplasty?

No as such complications after Hymenoplasty surgery, sometimes some bleeding may happen after surgery which can be managed by herself by using sanitary pads only.

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Q. What precautions to take while recovering from hymenoplasty surgery?

For early recovery after Hymenoplasty surgery, the patient should not run and walk stairs with some precautions.

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Q. What can potentially rip apart or damage hymen?

Potentially damaged hymen can repair again.

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