Hymen reconstruction procedure recreates a hymen-like structure and results in mild bleeding upon intercourse. Using a surgical technique, the torn edges of the hymen are put back together. After this type of hymen surgery and without complication, subsequent intercourse will typically tear the membrane causing pain and bleeding.The hymenoplasty is usually a 30-45 minute procedure. The doctor uses dissolvable stitches to reconnect the skin membrane that once partially covered the opening to the vagina. After surgery you will have bruising, swelling, and minor discomfort in the groin area. Swelling and bruising will be most noticeable after the first day and will slowly subside after that over a period of 2 to 3 weeks. You should avoid sexual intercourse for 4-6 weeks to avoid injuring your healing wounds.
The aim of this article is to give you a general information about the surgical intervention in question. You need to make more research about possible complications and risks of this selected procedure in order to make an informed decision. Please note that complications occur more frequently with patients who are obese, smoke, and have a history or lung or other chronic underlying medical conditions.
Smokers are recognized to have a significantly higher risk of post operative wound healing problems with a subsequently higher potential of infection as well as operative and post operative bleeding. Patients should discontinue smoking for two weeks before and two weeks after surgery. Although it helps to stop smoking before and after surgery, this does not completely eliminate the increased risks resulting from long term smoking. Smoking also has a long term adverse effect on the skin and ageing process.