What is the permanent change taken after hymenoplasty? What is the precaution taken after hymen to heal well?

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A reconstructed hymen is a temporary structure designed to break the next time you have sex

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Hymenoplasty does not permanently close the hymen. It will break the first time you have sex after the procedure. Until you have sex, you should avoid all vaginal penetration of any kind.

The Recovery Following a Hymenoplasty

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Every patient differs as they heal as so their levels of discomfort. Perhaps, this may provide some insight. Patients generally leave our office very comfortable with a small “pad” to absorb minor amounts of blood.  We instruct them to soak twice a day in warm soapy water for about 10 minutes.  Epsom salts can also be used to increase soothing.   A small amount of bacitracin ointment can be applied.

Bruising , swelling, numbness, and discomfort are expected and all will gradually improve over 6-12 weeks.  Most importantly, it is recommended to delay sexually active; including vaginal intercourse, for at least 6 weeks after surgery.

Your follow up visits are usually one week , six weeks, 3 and 6 months following the #hymenoplasty to ensure healthy healing.  You must be patience and abide by your doctor's post-op healing instructions. Do not push yourself. If you have certain concerns about the #healing process, it is recommended to call your board-certified surgeon or their medical staff and discuss those #concerns.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Hymenoplasty to Reconstruct the Hymen

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Thank you for your question.  To reduce the risk of injury to the reconstructed hymen, one should prevent penetration of the hymen and insertion of anything into the vagina.  Best of luck.  

Jeffrey S. Palmer, MD, FACS, FAAP (Cosmetic and Recontstructive Urologist -- Cleveland, Ohio)

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