HYMEN

he word hymen is coming from the God of Marriage in Greek mythology. Hymen is a thin membrane that surrounds the opening to the vagina. Hymenoplasty or hymen repair, is a simple operation which involves the surgical repair of the torn hymen. It includes the removal of the torn edges before stitching the hymen back in place with fine dissolvable sutures.

Hymen repair is often performed under local anaesthetic with sedation, but can also be performed under general anaesthetic if a patient prefers. The procedure takes approximately 30- 45 minutes. Patients are able to return to work the next day. Prior to surgery, patients are required to have a pre-surgical consultation and thorough gynecological examination.