A Hymenoplasty (also known as hymen restoration, hymen repair, hymen reconstruction or revirgination) is a surgical procedure in which a woman's hymen is reconstructed. Restoring virginity is becoming popular among women who desire to be virgins again for a variety of reasons. Some women consider hymenoplasty because their first sexual experience was unpleasant, or occurred against their will.
Restoration of the hymen is done on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia.
During hymenoplasty the remaining parts of the hymen are gathered together and sutured to tighten the hymeneal ridge. In some cases (e.g. when the hymeneal remnants are not big enough) the surgeon creates the mucosal flap using a small portion of the vaginal mucous tissue.
The element that influences the decision of the patient is the period of wound healing after the surgery. Many women expect an immediate effect and no pain. The recovery time, however, is six to eight weeks. After the surgery, the genital area will be swollen and painful. You may notice some minor blood loss during first 48-72 hours which is normal.