Eliezer J. Livnat, M.D. is a board certified gynecologist who offers the hymenoplasty procedure to establish a woman’s second virginity.
What is Hymenoplasty?
Dr. Livnat and his staff are extremely sensitive to the feelings of women considering hymenoplasty, also known as hymen repair. Hymen repair is designed for women that desire to regain their virginity by reattaching the hymen. Contrary to popular belief, the hymen can rupture for a variety of reasons besides sexual intercourse, such as horseback riding, gymnastics, tampons, or injury. In other cases, women may be born without a hymen. Often, women request this procedure for cultural, social, or religious reasons. Dr. Livnat and his staff provide state-of-the-art care to ensure a speedy and healthy recovery.
Benefits of Hymenoplasty
The hymen has a symbolic and cultural value. Its absence can make it hard for some women to truly enjoy their wedding night without a hymen. Oftentimes, hymenoplasty can help women regain confidence and a sense of self well-being. In some cases, the lack of a hymen can damage a woman’s self-esteem, cause emotional stress, and even affect the woman’s marriage prospects. Hymenoplasty may also help victims of sexual assault by restoring their hymen.
Is Hymenoplasty Right For Me?
Hymenoplasty can be performed on women of various ages with the surgical technique varying depending on the state of the hymen. The best results of hymenoplasty are achieved in women who have not had natural (vaginal) deliveries. Additionally, women may choose hymenoplasty for a variety of reasons, so each procedure is tailored to suit their needs and goals.
How Involved Is Hymenoplasty?
Hymenoplasty is an outpatient procedure without any visible scarring. A hymenoplasty restores the hymen to its original, intact state. The hymen is a spongy membrane that partially blocks the vaginal opening. The shape of the hymen may vary and some women are even born without a hymen. The hymen can rupture for a variety of reasons, including sexual intercourse, physical strain, and injury. During the procedure, the remnants of the hymenal membrane are surgically attached with fine sutures under local anesthesia. Surgery is completed within twenty to thirty minutes and the patient may resume normal activities except bike riding, horseback riding, or use of tampons.
After healing, the intact hymen will allow a woman to begin her “second virginity.” Just as the first virginity, sexual intercourse will then tear the restored membrane, and in most cases, result in bleeding.
How Much Does Hymenoplasty Cost?
The cost of a hymenoplasty depends on the nature of each procedure. During the consultation, Dr. Livnat will tailor the procedure to your body and desires. Due to the unique nature of each woman’s body, your procedure will be specially designed to ensure the best possible results. During your consultation, Dr. Livnat will also review the costs as well as payment and financing options.
What Do I Do Next?
If hymenoplasty sounds right for you, it is time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Livnat. Dr. Livnat and his staff are caring professionals who work tirelessly to ensure the best possible results for their patients. During the consultation, you will discuss your needs and learn about your options. Dr. Livnat understands the sensitive nature of this procedure and ensures the strictest confidentiality for his patients. Please call the office today to schedule your consultation.