Eloise. Age: 26.
Hymenoplasty, or the surgical restoration of the vaginal membrane, is one of the least described vulvovaginal procedures in plastic surgery. Veiled in ethical and legal controversy, metrics of demand and numbers of procedures performed in North America are largely unknown. Women pursue hymen reconstruction for various personal and cultural reasons. Patients may seek to restore the native hymen following sexual violence, medical interventions, or other involuntary hymenal injuries to reclaim personal ownership of their bodies.
Aliza. Age: 22.
Women having ‘virginity repair’ operations on the NHS to ‘be as pure as possible again’
Over centuries, virginity has been given social, religious and moral importance. It is widely believed as a state of a female who has never engaged in sexual intercourse, and her hymen is intact. Hymenoplasty for torn hymen is carried out not only for the sake of cultural and religious traditions but also for the social status and interpersonal relationships. Two flaps were based proximally, and their two opposing flaps were based distally.
Arabella. Age: 25.
The Dangerous Business of Hymen Reconstruction Surgeries
They're feeling so much pressure from their male family members, and they're afraid to be rejected—or even worse, become victims of serious physical violence and even murder. For years, the German cosmetic surgeon has been taking on patients who require hymen reconstruction. They are usually young Muslim women— virginity is an important concept in Islam, and the Quran explicitly prohibits extramarital sex in Surah
Hymenorrhaphy or hymen reconstruction surgery is the temporary surgical restoration of the hymen. It is also known as hymenoplastyalthough strictly this term would also include hymenotomy. Such procedures are not generally regarded as part of mainstream gynecologybut are available from some plastic surgery centers, particularly in the United States, Middle East, South Korea and Western Europegenerally as outpatient surgery.