HYMEN REGENERATION

Even in today’s era, where sexual relations are more liberated, there are certain groups of women who face stricter boundaries when it comes to sex. For some women, their hymen is something that will not concern them at all when they have sex for the first time. But for others, this can be a serious matter, even defining their value as women. This means that the hymen’s tearing, due to unforeseen factors, can create extreme worry and stress. These women are presented with the solution of hymen regeneration, an operation which takes place in our Center.

What is the hymen

The hymen is a membrane close to the point of entrance for the vagina. It closes that entrance almost completely, as its primary aim is to stop microbes from penetrating and to protect young girls from sinusitis.

For young women who have not yet began their sexual activity, this membrane is usually intact, since that its tearing happens with the entrance of the penis in the female vagina, during first intercourse. However, there are cases where this hymen can tear without any prior sexual activity. This can happen mainly through intense physical workout, due to an accident, injury, or even masturbation. And of course, one must not forget the revolting case of rape.

Which women desire to have this operation

There are cases of women who wish to restore the integrity of their hymen for numerous reasons. The most common reasons requiring this hymen regeneration procedure, which used to be called hymenorrhaphy, are social or religious. Oftentimes, religious reasons, social restrictions, traditions and beliefs can require for a woman to be a virgin. The absence of virginity can lead to the depreciation of the woman’s dignity, to the annulment of a wedding or even to complicate matters of honor. But there are also cases when a woman would wish to restore her hymen after an injury. And of course, when she wants to erase the traumatic memory of a rape or an unfortunate relationship that scarred her psychologically. In these cases, women need to erase from their body and memory every traumatic or burdening experience reminding them of the past. In these cases, the restoration of the hymen’s integrity through plastic surgery can help her alleviate her disposition.

A few words on the operation

The regeneration of the hymen is a very simple procedure, which is painless and does not have any particular complications. Even blood loss is negligible. Only local anesthesia is required, with no need for sedation or hospitalization. Women can therefore resume their everyday activities immediately following the operation. In our Clinic, Dr. Naoum follows the most appropriate technique, which is adapted to the age of each woman and to the size of the hymen. He can therefore achieve the hymen’s integrity by placing special stitches along its points of rupture. These stitches are completely absorbable, and after 2 24-hour periods, the hymen is fully restored.

The results

Results are exceptional, given that the sensation of the hymen during first intercourse is not any different from the woman’s initial hymen. Hymen regeneration is definitely a good solution – mostly for women who can be seriously plagued by anxiety in their relationships due to previous unfortunate occurrences. This operation offers women the opportunity to make a fresh start, and plan their life the way they dreamed it.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Your First Visit

We are always pleased to meet new patients! Our goal is always for you to feel welcome and comfortable.
This is a free, personal and confidential consultation visit and will require about 30-60 mins. When you make your first visit, our treatment coordinator will greet you. She will help you complete the patient history form if you have not yet done so. This is also the time to express any concerns you may have related to your health. During your initial visit, you will also learn more about your procedures of interest, what other options are available, and what can be done to help you achieve your goals. At the end of the visit, you will be able to set up your appointment with Dr Naoum. This consultation is offered to our patients free of charge.

Meet with Dr Naoum
Now, it’s time to meet with your surgeon. Expect to talk about:

  • What you want to change about your lady parts, and why you want to change it
  • How you feel about your body now, and how you would like to feel after surgery
  • Your goals: what do you want to look like after surgery, what specific changes would you like to see
  • Which procedure(s), if any, can help you achieve your goals
  • What results you can expect from each procedure
  • What’s involved in the surgery (anesthesia type, incisions, recovery timeframe)
  • The risks and possible complications from surgery
  • Your medical history (be open and honest for your safety)

Meet with your patient coordinator

Your patient coordinator is your liaison between you and the practice. She makes sure your questions are addressed quickly as you consider your options before the treatment / operation chosen as well as throughout your procedure and recovery process. She will also help you with scheduling pre-op appointments, your surgery date, and post-op appointments. At the day of your treatment appointment, your patient coordinator will help you through all the stages of your treatment procedure.

Recovery Τime

After surgery/treatment, you will stay at the clinic for 2 to 3 hours until the medicines wear off. Then you can go home. But you will need to arrange for a ride. Your doctor will tell you when you can eat and do your other usual activities. A care sheet will be given to you with detailed information on how to treat the genital area and how long it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps on the care sheet to get better as quickly as possible.

Caring for our patients during recovery

We strive to provide the highest standard of care in a safe and comforting environment providing an informed recovery phase for patients. As well as our dedicated and experienced nursing staff we also have a valuable team of support staff including 24/7 experienced personnel to answer your post-op questions and needs.
Dr Naoum himself or his medical team will also come to review you during recovery. Our friendly support staff will set up your follow-up visit, during discharge.
Prior to your discharge our experienced nursing staff will discuss with you clear instructions regarding your post operative care and guidelines. Once you have met the “Discharge Criteria”, you will be discharged safely to the care of your relative/support person.

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