These days everything is available. You can get a new nose, jaw, perky breasts and yes, a brand new hymen as well, all through plastic surgery.

Reasons to consider Hymenoplasty:

Many women consider having a hymenoplasty done 

  • For Certain cultural and religious reasons. 
  • To get over with traumatic memories of sexual assault.
  • To feel rejuvenated and young again. 
  • Some women are even born without a hymen. 

Regardless of the reason, having hymenoplasty is a very personal choice.

What is Hymen?

The hymen is a membrane present at the opening of the vagina. The hymen can vary in size, thickness, vascularity and pliability. An intact hymen is thought to be a proof of virginity and lost only at first intercourse. Hymen usually ruptures not just due to sexual penetration, but also due vigorous exercises or sports activities.


The procedure of hymen restoration or reconstruction is called Hymenoplasty, hymenorrhaphy, revirgination, virginity surgery or just hymen reconstruction surgery. It is female genital surgery whose aesthetic goal is to surgically restore the hymen without leaving any visible trace that the patient has had the procedure. The purpose of a hymenoplasty is to repair and reconstruct the hymen, a thin membrane that partially covers the opening to the vagina, to a “pre-sexual” state.

What is the procedure like?

The procedure involves excision of the torn edges before stitching them up with sutures. It is often performed under local anaesthesia in an outpatient setting but it can also be performed under general anaesthesia. Hymenoplasty surgery is not particularly invasive. The hymen actually has a secondary layer that will be sown up to cover the torn skin. As it grafts together once more, the hymen will appear intact. Or if for any reason this is not possible then a new hymen can be created from the lip of the vagina. The treatment can take between 30 minutes and one hour to complete. Hymenoplasty is a relatively safe procedure that might carry few risks in rare cases. However, any operation carries a small risk of infection and prolonged bleeding, as well as those associated with anaesthetic. The surgery does not leave any visible trace. The sutures are dissolvable and are thus reabsorbed by the body leaving no trace. It is impossible to tell the difference between a recreated hymen and a virgin hymen. It may help some individuals cope with the stress arising as a result of the cultural taboos of our society.

Recovery after the procedure

The recovery time is minimal. Most patients recover fully within a week and may have sexual intercourse within four to six weeks. You will be able to go to work the very next day.