Hymenoplasty; how many times can one have the procedure done?

Through my research i came across this; "If there is simply not enough tissue and your hymen cannot be restored, a biomaterial or hymen implant can be inserted instead to act as a hymen which will tear through on penetration." How true is that?

Doctor Answers 2

Hymenoplasty: Multiple Repairs

Thank you for your question.  A hymenoplasty can be performed multiple times, but the chance of bleeding with intercourse decreases with multiple repairs.  I would recommend consultation  with an experienced genital surgeon, including a Cosmetic Urologist, even if that requires traveling.  Best of luck.   

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

Cleveland Urologist
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Hymenoplasty can be done more than 1 time

Thanks for your answer. Hymenoplasty surgery can be safely performed more than 1 time and the procedure is more famous than Hymen implant. This is because Hymen implant may cause a number of unexpected side effects. 

Tanongsak Panyawirunroj, MD
Thailand Plastic Surgeon
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