Dr Sahil Singla is an expert surgeon for reconstructive surgery. He has perfomed hundreds of Hymenoplasty in Delhi. This is a surgical procedure lasting 45 to 60 minutes by restoring the hymen, a fleshy membrane in a ring at the entrance of the vagina whose physiological function is not clear and whose social value in some lies cultures guarantee female virginity.
When the hymen tears after sexual contact, the membrane breaks in the shape of a “star” and the woman bleeds due to the rupture of the hymen, therefore in hymenoplasty the hymen is reconstructed through different processes and a small hole is left for the exit of menstruation and other fluids. The points are reabsorbed by themselves.
Techniques to perform a hymenoplasty in Delhi
The simplest is the one in which the remnants of the hymen are simply joined by applying local anesthesia. It can only be done in some cases where the break is small.
You can also use a tear-away biological material that is implanted at the entrance to the vagina in a way that mimics the “virginal” hymen called Alloplant, a technique similar to creating a membrane with a blood supply. Sometimes it may include a gelatinous capsule of a laboratory-made substance that mimics blood.
Vaginal plastic surgery can be performed, in which an incision is made on both sides of the mucosa that lines the vaginal walls and is joined together. Unlike the other two techniques, in this case you must wait a while before having sexual intercourse as you have to allow time for recovery and healing. A break of at least 24 hours after surgery is recommended.
The risks of undergoing a hymenoplasty are:
- Infection in the treated area.
- Damage to the bladder or rectum (rare complication).
After surgery, the hymen will behave in the same way as before the first sexual intercourse and the woman will even feel pain and bleed again as in “her first time”.
Influence of culture on hymenoplasty
It is a surgical practice in high demand by women whose culture places great importance on the woman’s virginity and in which the so-called Virginity Test is practiced, a procedure that determines whether a woman is a virgin. The test consists of an inspection of the hymen, assuming that it can only rupture as a result of sexual intercourse.
It emerged as a solution to those women who, without being virgins, wanted to pretend it on their wedding night. The most established reasons for this are the rejection of one’s own family and / or the husband’s family, as well as the rejection of one’s future spouse. In some cases in certain countries, it is punished with measures that can lead to death by stoning in some cultures. Also, various societies consider it necessary to ensure a lasting relationship.
The reconstruction of the hymen can, therefore, be an option for women who, due to social or family pressure, must arrive at marriage as virgins.
It is necessary to know that there may be several reasons other than having had intercourse for which the woman may not have a hymen or not bleed during the first intercourse, such as:
- One in a thousand women are born without a hymen.
- Up to 44% of women do not experience blood loss during the first intercourse, which means that in some cultures that are tested for bleeding this would not occur.
- The hymen can be broken by inserting a finger into the vagina or a tampon
- Practice exercises such as horse riding, swimming, cycling or gymnastics.
- Excessive menstrual flow.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When can I have sex after a hymenoplasty in Delhi?
After the surgery of hymenoplasty in Delhi, it is recommended not to have sexual intercourse for at least a month so that it heals well, but the doctor will assess your case.
Will it take me a long time to get back to work?
It will depend on the work you do; If it is a job that does not require physical effort, you may be able to start two – three days after the intervention. The plastic surgeon in Delhi will assess your case and give you specific recommendations based on your work activity
What post-operative care should I have after a hymenoplasty?
After hymenoplasty, the plastic surgeon in Panipat recommends that the patient not make physical efforts for a few weeks. In addition, you must take the medication that the doctor has ordered, keep the area clean and not use tampons during the postoperative period.
What is the difference between a hymenoplasty and a hymenectomy?
Hymenoplasty is the reconstruction of the hymen and hymenectomy consists of the perforation of it. Hymenectomy is performed on those women who are born with an imperforate hymen, without the small openings necessary to expel secretions and menstruation.
What risks can I have with a hymenoplasty?
Hymenoplasty in Delhi has little risk. The only thing that the patient may feel is slight pain and swelling during the first days after the operation. Infections or hemorrhages rarely occur.
Can I combine hymenoplasty with another surgery?
Yes, you can. The surgeries / treatments with which it is usually combined are:
- Breast surgery.
- Vaginal rejuvenation using platelet rich plasma.