Hymenoplasty: Reconstruction of the hymen - "Bringing back to virginity"
Hymen or also known as the hymen is a thin layer / mucous that surrounds or partially covers the mouth of the vagina. Many who thought that the hymen is in the vagina. Not! hymen located outside the vagina near (1-2 cm) from the genital lips. The hymen is a thin layer of tear and easy to experience. These layers are, as vaginal mucosa, also has blood vessels and nerves. Therefore, a tear in the hymen is often accompanied by bleeding and pain.
The hymen is not envisioned as a total membrane covering the vagina, but it is a membrane that is shaped like a ring that has a hole in the middle. The point is to drain the menstrual blood of the womb. It's just a big hole and can vary in shape, some resembling a crescent moon or like a sieve. In the event of disturbance growth genital abnormalities are occasionally found in which the membrane as a wall covering a total of the vagina is also called an imperforate hymen that will lead to menstrual disorders during puberty.
In children, the hymen is still thin and almost translucent. then, in children, the hymen is more prone to tears, mainly due to sports such as horse riding, cycling, or gymnastics.
After puberty, due to the influence of estrogen hormones, the hymen will be slightly thickened and pink. Usually at first intercourse experience the hymen will tear. But keep in mind that the thickness, shape, and elasticity of the hymen varies in every woman.
More recently developed surgical techniques to repair the hymen is already torn. Whether by accident or because of sexual relationships. Hymenoplasty surgery technique is called.
Hymenoplasty goal is to restore the hymen as it was before the tear. Usually done for reasons of moral, cultural or social.
Hymenoplasty including minor surgery. Generally it can be done within approximately one hour, depending on the level of kesulitannya.Biasanya performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia when necessary and can be performed as an outpatient / day-care.
Dr. Prima Progestian, SpOG of the UB Women and Children Hospital in Jakarta suggests there are two kinds of Hymenoplasty surgery techniques, namely simple and alloplant Hymenoplasty. Simple Hymenoplasty done if only suffered a torn hymen and there are still remaining. In the torn part, infibulation is performed (reaproksimasi), usually with a yarn that can be absorbed, so the hymen back to its original shape. However, if the hymen has been severely damaged or lost so it is no longer possible sewn, with engineering operations alloplant. In alloplant, conducted the installation of artificial hymen.
Before surgery the patient consultation and examination of content in general. This can be done at the time of discussion about the benefits and risks that can be experienced during surgery. Healing can take place within 1 to 6 weeks and time of intercourse performed within 4-6 weeks after surgery.