About Hymenoplasty and Hymen Restoration Procedure

For some women, it is important that their hymen be intact while unmarried due to cultural, religious, social or ethnic reasons. Sexual intercourse will rupture the hymen, however, it may also be ruptured due to a cause not related to sexual activity. Tampon use, horseback riding, and activities requiring extreme flexibility may also be a cause.  As a result, hymen restoration has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures for women in Toronto, and around the world.

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Hymen Restoration at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic

Hymen Restoration is designed to repair a woman's hymen. Like labiaplasty and vaginal tightening, the procedure is considered one of a few for women seeking an improvement in the aesthetic appearance of their genitalia.

Technically known as hymenoplasty, the cosmetic surgical procedure can also be referred to as hymen tightening, hymen repair surgery and hymen restoration. A consultation is arranged with a patient consultant to discuss the procedure with the patient. During the consultative process, the patient will undergo a gynecological examination, obtain information regarding the hymen, as well as receive complete instructions on how to prepare for hymenoplasty and what to expect during and after the surgery. After consultation has been completed, a date for the procedure is set.

The Hymen Repair Procedure at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic

Performed on an outpatient basis at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, the hymen repair procedure can take up to 2 hours, depending on the individual. If it is a Designer Laser Vaginoplasty® procedure, it should take up to half an hour. Anesthesia is administered.

In traditional hymenoplasty, an experienced physician will stitch the edges of the remaining hymen together. By doing this, the hymen will grow back together as it heals. Women undergoing hymen restoration will also experience a tightening of the vaginal walls.

During DLV® Hymenoplasty, a specialized laser is used to assist in surgery. This allows for a generally shorter procedure and faster recovery period.

Patients can expect to return to work the day after surgery. Full recovery from hymen repair surgery can take up to 6 weeks, however the exact time depends on the individual.

As hymenoplasty restores the hymen, patients will most likely experience the same sensation when it was first broken. Please note that it will bleed and some discomfort may also be felt.

To find out more about hymen repairhymen restorationhymen tightening and DLV® hymenoplasty, call Toronto Cosmetic Clinic at 416-221-5554.

Hymenoplasty FAQ

Tell me about hymen restoration surgery at TCC.

Hymen restorationmore surgery is another term for hymenoplasty, hymen repair surgery, hymen tightening and hymen rejuvenation. The cosmetic surgical procedure restores the original state of the hymen before it was ruptured.

What is the hymen?

The hymen is a mucous membrane that is typically in the shape of a crescent, partially covering the bottom of the external opening of the vagina.

The size of the intact hymen varies for each woman. Though it is rare, some women are not even born with a hymen.

What causes the hymen to rupture?

Contrary to popular belief, there are many ways to rupture a hymen. While vaginal penetration through sexual intercourse is the most common, some other ways causing the hymen to rupture include falling, horseback riding, tampon use, and during physical activities requiring extreme flexibility (e.g. gymnastics).

Therefore, the hymen may rupture in a way not related to sexual intercourse.

Why would a woman want to undergo hymenoplasty at TCC?

For some women, an intact hymen represents virginity. The importance of being a virgin may be vital for cultural, social, ethnic, or religious reasons, particularly when they get married.

Does it matter when I undergo hymenoplasty?

As long as a woman has realistic expectations of the procedure and is in relatively good physical and mental health, hymenoplasty can be performed at any time. Cosmetic surgery effectively repairs the hymen years after it has ruptured, or even shortly after.

Why would a woman want to undergo hymenoplasty at TCC?

For some women, an intact hymen represents virginity. The importance of being a virgin may be vital for cultural, social, ethnic, or religious reasons, particularly when they get married.

What's the first step?

A free consultation with TCC's patient consultant will be arranged to discuss the expectations of the surgery confidentially. Once it is determined that hymen restoration surgery is suitable, your health will be assessed. A gynecological exam will also be performed.

What does the actual hymen repair surgery entail?

Hymenoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis and typically lasts up to two hours. The patient is placed under anaesthesia. The gynecologist uses specialized laser techniques to allow the hymen to grow back together as it heals.

A full recovery may take up to 6 weeks, but depends on the individual.

Does hymenoplasty hurt?

Because local anaesthesia is used, there is no pain felt during the procedure.

When can I expect to return to work?

The patient can expect to return to work the day after surgery.

What are the results of hymen tightening surgery?

Once healed, the hymen will be in a state similar to what it was before being ruptured. There are usually no signs of having had the surgery.

Women undergoing hymen restoration may also experience a tightening of the vaginal walls.

How will sexual intercourse feel after hymenoplasty at TCC?

Once you've fully recovered, sexual intercourse may feel the same as when your hymen was first ruptured. Some bleeding will occur and you may feel discomfort.