Hymenoplasty involves repairing and reconstructing the hymen, or the thin, elastic membrane which typically covers part of the vaginal opening. The hymen usually tears and can bleed with a woman's first sexual encounter, as well as with the insertion of a tampon or exercise such as cycling.
Repair of the hymen is performed most commonly for religious or cultural reasons. Dr. Karen Elizabeth Boyle is sensitive to the needs of women from all cultures that embrace these particular issues because of cultural, social, or religious reasons.
Cost of hymenoplasties
Financial concerns are always important when considering any medical procedure. Please read our financial information section for more information.
What should I expect from the procedure?
Hymenoplasty is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia and sedation.
Most patients recover fully within a week and may have sexual intercourse within four to six weeks.
After surgery, instructions will vary from patient to patient. For a sense of what you can expect after your surgery, see our post-operative instructions.