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Frequently Asked Questions about Hymenoplasty

Click on the Questions below for answers to our most commonly asked questions about Hymenoplasty.

Q: Who is a good candidate for hymenoplasty?

A: Any healthy woman who wants to have her hymen repaired, whether for personal, cultural or religious reasons.

Q: How long does the surgical procedure take to perform?

A: The surgery lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Q: Is the surgery painful?

A: There will be some discomfort following the surgery, which is easily controlled by pain medication prescribed by Dr. Serrao.

Q: Is there any scarring?

A: All patients heal differently, but there should be no scarring from a hymenoplasty.

Q: What is the downtime?

A: You should be recovered in a short amount of time, you can go back to work within a day or two depending upon the type of work performed.

Q: When can I resume my normal activities?

A: You should avoid any strenuous activities for 2-3 weeks following your surgery; avoid sexual intercourse for 6 weeks following the procedure or until your wedding night.  Certain restrictions such as tub baths, swimming pools and tampon usage will be placed for at least 4 to 6 weeks.

 

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E. John Serrão, MD, FACOG, FAACS, FAAAAM