What is Hymenoplasty?

The hymen, a thin, pinkish membrane covering the vaginal entrance, is restored by the hymenoplasty surgery. The hymen lies approximately half an inch inside the vagina and is a part of the vulva. The hymen's exact function is unknown. However, the hymen is believed to prevent pathogens, but only until puberty, from entering the vagina. It is usually the first sexual experienece that might rupture the hymen. Strenuous activities such as riding a bicycle, swimming, and gymnastics can also cause hymen tears at any age.Often, using tampons can also lead to hymen ruptures. In some cases, it is even possible for some people to be born without a hymen.

What should you do after Hymenoplasty?

Each woman recovers differently after hymenoplasty surgery. In most cases, the healing process takes between 4 and 6 weeks. Hymens require time to heal, so it is essential to protect them after the hymenoplasty procedure.

It is important for patients to follow some guidelines in order to have a painless and smooth recovery after their hymenoplasty surgery. These dos and don'ts will help you with your after-hymenoplasty surgery care:

Do's in Hymenoplasty

  1. Take proper care of the area. Keep the area clean and hygienic
  2. Take your medication on time as instructed by your doctor, to avoid any infections.
  3. Take a shower or bath 2-3 days after hymenoplasty surgery
  4. In case of any pain or swelling, use a warm or cold compress for relief.

Don’ts in Hymenoplasty

Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol for 3 to 4 weeks after your hymenoplasty surgery

Do not overwork or exercise within the first 2-3 weeks after hymenoplasty surgery. In addition, avoid lifting heavy weights.

Do not engage in sexual activity for at least 6-8 weeks after hymenoplasty surgery

Avoid using tampons, and switch to hygiene pads for a minimum of 4-6 weeks after your hymenoplasty surgery

Avoid going to any public pool or saunas for at least 4-6 weeks after the surgery