What is hymenoplasty?
The hymenoplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to repair the hymen when torn .
When performed for personal convenience at the request of the patient, this intervention is not covered by health insurance. All costs are your responsibility, and in particular no work stoppage can be prescribed.
If the intervention is decided, a quote will be given to you by the surgeon during your second consultation.
Before the intervention
2 surgical consultations in Boulogne, spaced at least 15 days apart are compulsory before any cosmetic surgery .
An anesthesia consultation is mandatory several days before the operation.
Plan for a period of professional unavailability after the operation, because no sick leave can be prescribed. Depending on the case, this period varies from 1 to 8 days approximately.
Stop taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, or oral anti-coagulants in the 15 days preceding the operation, to reduce the risk of bleeding.
The operation is performed under general anesthesia, as part of a day hospitalization.
The consequences of cosmetic surgery
Hospitalization in Boulogne generally lasts only a few hours, the patient being hospitalized in the morning and leaving the same evening (“day hospital”). But certain circumstances can lead to a conventional hospitalization, overnight.
The threads are absorbable and disappear spontaneously 10 to 15 days after the operation. There is no dressing to do, but a simple toilet with tap water (shower) and soap. A panty liner is sufficient to cover the sutures.
As with any scar on the body, the course lasts for at least 6 to 12 months, with a phase of redness and initial induration of the scar for 2 to 3 months.
The risks of this reconstructive intervention
Any medical act, investigation, exploration, surgical intervention on the human body , even carried out under conditions of competence and safety in accordance with current scientific data and the regulations in force, exposes a risk of complications. The risks of surgical treatment must be weighed against the disadvantages of abstention.
What solution to rebuild your torn hymen?
Several factors can lead to tearing of the hymen. Sexual practices of course, but also the use of large hygienic tampons, an unsuitable gynecological examination or the practice of certain sports such as cycling, horseback riding or gymnastics. The hymen differs from person to person, both in shape and in its degree of fixation. There is therefore no miracle recipe to preserve it. In some people, it is even non-existent. In others, it does not go away on first intercourse or tears without bleeding or causing pain. The appreciation of virginity therefore remains something very subjective. A hymenoplasty leaves no visible physical traces because the hymen will be reconstituted from the remaining pieces or recreated if it has completely disappeared.As the healing time is quite long, it is better to abstain from sexual intercourse for a period of 2 to 4 weeks. Activities such as cycling, swimming or sauna are also not recommended for the first few days.
Why have a hymenoplasty in Lucknow?
Many patients are tempted to have this procedure performed outside of France because the prices in some countries are lower. You should know that this operation is not without risk and that it must be carried out in the strictest respect of the rules of hygiene and safety. If these criteria are not met, the risks of infections and complications are of course much higher, as are the risks associated with anesthesia. By contacting a qualified cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr Staub in Lucknow, you will be assured of benefiting from care in accordance with patients' rights and will be able to exercise all legal remedies if necessary. Your cosmetic surgeon in Lucknow is subject to professional secrecy and will not communicate any information about you to third parties, even if they are close relatives.
Can we get reimbursed for a hymenoplasty?
There are two cases: hymenoplasty as part of reconstructive surgery and hymenoplasty for personal convenience. In the first case, the intervention may be subject to a lump sum reimbursement but this option remains very rare. It is generally limited to cases where violence has been observed and therefore falls within the scope of forensic medicine. Most cases are considered to be personal convenience and do not give rise to any reimbursement by health insurance.
What to do before a hymenoplasty in Lucknow?
Before undertaking surgery in Lucknow, it is important to assess the situation on a case-by-case basis, taking into account your anatomy and your motivations. Your cosmetic surgeon in Lucknow will not pass judgment and leave you entirely free to make your decision . Its role is to check that you have no contraindication, to assess the technical feasibility of this operation and to limit its impacts. He will clearly inform you about the risks of complications and give you a reflection period of at least 15 days.
The risks associated with general or regional anesthesia will be explained to you by the anesthetist during your consultation.
Some of the general complications of surgery include the following risks:
- Infection of the surgical site is possible. This infection can lead to complete suture disunity, which is actually the major risk. In this case, a secondary re-intervention is possible, after complete healing of the disunity.
- Bleeding from the operating site, exteriorized (hemorrhage) or not (hematoma). It is exceptional that it leads to a resumption of the intervention.