Hymenoplasty is a useful and safe procedure for repairing the ruptured hymen. In societies where virginity is judged by a woman’s hymen, hymenoplasty can ‘restore’ back her virginity, reducing social stigma against (this depends on what kind of society she is living in). It also gives rape victims another opportunity to feel like a virgin again; to save their virginity for their true partner.
Apart from cultural beliefs, hymenoplasty can also improve sexual experience, especially for mothers after giving birth. After giving birth, a woman’s vagina walls would be wider, leading to less satisfying sexual intercourse. Hymenoplasty restores that ‘tightness’ and allows women to once again enjoy their session with their loved one and attain better orgasms.
The hymen also has another important physical function; it prevents dirt and other impurities from entering into their vagina. Women who did hymenoplasty experienced improved vaginal health as compared to before the surgery.
However, there are some side effects to look out for. Some patients reported that they experience discharge and minor bleeding after the surgery while recovering. Few cases are reported of swelling, insensitivity and excessive bleeding after surgery. These concerns are small and temporary where in the future a woman can return to her normal lifestyle after a couple of months of recovery. Poor hygiene may cause some infections and aggravate certain side effects.
Hymenoplasty is virtually a safe procedure where there are no life-threatening complications arising. At most, there could be over-stitching where the hymen is sutured too narrowly. It would hinder sexual activity, but other than that, it will not adversely affect your life. In case of any side effects, doctors prescribe painkillers and ointments to ease the discomfort and pain. Sexual intercourse and vigorous exercise should be avoided for 12 weeks after surgery.