Hymenoplasty involves repairing and reconstructing the hymen, or the thin, elastic membrane which typically covers part of the vaginal opening.
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Hymenoplasty: What to Expect
The hymen usually tears and can bleed with a woman’s first sexual encounter, as well as with the insertion of a tampon or exercise such as cycling. Repair of the hymen is performed most commonly for religious or cultural reasons. It is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia and sedation.
Repair of the hymen is performed most commonly for religious or cultural reasons. Dr. Boyle is sensitive to the needs of women from all cultures that embrace these particular issues because of cultural, social, or religious reasons.
Cost of a Hymenoplasty
Financial concerns are always important when considering any medical procedure. Dr. Boyle will discuss the cost of the procedure with you when you have your initial consultation. For more information, please read our financial policy.
What should I expect from the procedure?
Hymenoplasty is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia and sedation. Most patients recover fully within a week. The goal is for women who have hymen reconstruction to bleed with their next episode of vaginal intercourse. For this reason, it is important to avoid any activity that could disrupt the hymen, such as using a tampon, cycling, excessive stretching or exercise.
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