Hymenoplasty surgery, also called hymen restoration or hymen repair surgery, is a surprisingly popular procedure despite the secrecy or taboo that often surrounds the subject. For many women, there is great cultural, religious, or personal significance placed on the hymen, particularly as it relates to virginity until marriage. For others, a traumatic experience motivates them to seek hymen restoration. Regardless of the reason a patient seeks hymen restoration, Dr. Ourian offers the hymenoplasty procedure for women in the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles area.
Our Los Angeles Hymenoplasty surgery repairs or reconstructs the hymen, which is the thin, ring-shaped membrane that partially covers the entrance of the vaginal canal. A hymen restoration procedure results in no visible scars, as the incisions are sewn inside the vaginal opening.
At A Glance
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Surgery Length: 1 - 1.5 Hours
Recovery Time: 1 - 3 Days
Anesthesia: Local or General
Women who wish to repair or restore the hymen and are generally healthy are usually good candidates for this procedure. For many women, the hymen tears during her first experience having intercourse, causing bleeding. However, the hymen can also tear or become damaged while playing sports, riding a bike, inserting a tampon, or other activities. Regardless, hymenoplasty restoration is available for women who place social or cultural significance on having an intact hymen before marriage. Other patients may choose the procedure because they find therapeutic benefits in hymen repair surgery after an assault or a relationship they regret.
Hymen restoration is a relatively simple procedure which is performed using local anesthesia. First, the hymen is partially excised to remove any uneven tissue due to tearing. It is then sutured together using dissolvable stitches. Some patients may require tissue grafts from elsewhere in the vagina to the vaginal opening to recreate the hymen, depending on the extent of the damage. Hymen restoration can be completed in about 1-2 hours, and some patients can return to work in 1-2 days after surgery. Patients are instructed to gently wash external to the vaginal orifice four times a day and each time after using the restroom for the first week after surgery.
After your Beverly Hills Hymenoplasty, some swelling and spot bleeding is expected immediately after the procedure. Some patients feel well enough to return to work, school, or their normal routine immediately after hymenoplasty, but others require about 1-4 days of downtime to rest and recover. Exercise can be resumed about two weeks after the surgery, but patients should start slowly and see how they feel before undergoing more strenuous forms of exercise. Tampon use or penetrative sex should be avoided for at least six weeks following hymen restoration surgery.
Some hymen repair surgery patients choose to pair the procedure with vaginal rejuvenation. Also known as vaginoplasty, this surgical procedure addresses lax muscles and damaged tissues in the vagina. This can be performed to reduce pain or discomfort experienced during sexual intercourse. To complete the procedure, Dr. Ourian removes excess skin and tissue and tightens the muscles and tissues using dissolvable sutures.
Labiaplasty is also available for hymen restoration patients. A labiaplasty involves reshaping the labia minora, typically with the purpose of reducing the overall size to enhance the patient’s comfort and confidence.
The final cost of a Hymenoplasty in Beverly Hills will vary depending on factors such as the type of anesthesia used or the geographic location where your surgery was performed. Thus, the cost of hymen repair surgery in Los Angeles can vary considerably. Dr. Ourian’s patient concierge will give you a more specific cost estimate for your procedure after a thorough consultation.
Frequently asked questions
- Does hymenoplasty guarantee bleeding?
- Not all hymenoplasty patients will bleed when having intercourse, just as not all women in general bleed during their first experience having intercourse. A hymenoplasty cannot guarantee bleeding.
- Does insurance cover hymenoplasty?
- Hymen restoration is not considered medically necessary, and for this reason the procedure is not generally covered by health insurance.
- How long does it take to heal after hymen restoration?
- Full healing after a hymen restoration procedure typically takes about six weeks. However, most patients can return to work and their regular routines within 1-3 days after the procedure.