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The hymen is a thin piece of mucosal tissue that covers the external vaginal opening partially. It is similar to the vagina in terms of structure and forms part of the vulva, or external genitalia. When an individual experiences a ruptured or torn hymen tissue, regardless of whatever the reason may be, it will not recover. It should be noted that there are numerous people who experience a torn hymen, while there are many that do not even have a hymen and there is a chance that they might never get to see it. 

There is usually no way of a hymen recovering again whenever it is ruptured or torn unless through surgical options like - hymenoplasty surgery. Hymenoplasty, otherwise called hymen restoration surgery or hymenorrhaphy, is a procedure that is usually done to remake the thin skin film, known as the hymen, situated in the lower half of the vaginal area. The reason behind individuals choosing to undergo a hymenoplasty is to fix and remake the ruptured hymen tissue, and get back to its pre-sexual state.

The basic technique: This technique is usually considered in case there are remains of the hymen, which can be possibly sutured back together. The doctor will most generally use a local anesthesia or a general anesthesia, that will be used to avoid any discomfort and pain during the procedure. Once the procedure is over the doctor will sew back the wound using sutures that are dissolvable. 

Hymen reconstruction: The technique of hymen reconstruction during a hymenoplasty surgery, involves developing a completely new hymen with the help of tissues grafted from the lip of the vagina. 

The All plant technique: The technique of all plant hymenoplasty procedure is generally followed in case there is no possibility for the ruptured hymen to be sutured back together. A biomaterial will be inserted into the vagina, which will be used to act as a tear-though material, functioning as the actual hymen.


Hymenoplasty surgery is predominantly used to treat the following; 

  • Reconstruction of ruptured or cracked hymen
  • Creation of new hymen