Hymenoplasty in Houston, TX
The hymen is a small membrane that covers part of the vagina. Although the hymen is most often linked to losing one’s virginity, the membrane can be broken for many reasons. Some women are even born without a hymen. At North Cypress Women’s Center, board-certified (gynecological) surgeon Dr. Farhina Imtiaz performs hymenoplasty for women in Houston and surrounding areas of Texas, including Cypress, Sugarland, and Katy.
What is Hymenoplasty?
The first time a woman has sex, she may experience some discomfort and mild bleeding. The reason for this is that a small membrane, known as the hymen, is broken during intercourse. The membrane covers a portion of the vaginal opening and penetration breaks the membrane. Sex is not the only way a woman can break her hymen. The membrane may also be damaged by:
- Using tampons
- Horseback riding
- Certain sports
Some women are even born without a hymen.
The hymen serves no medical purpose, so having surgery to restore the hymen is done for personal reasons. A woman may wish to improve her self-confidence by surgically restoring her hymen, and therefore, her virginity.
Why is Hymenoplasty Recommended?
Dr. Imtiaz recommends hymenoplasty only if a woman feels self-conscious about having a broken or missing hymen. The reason you may choose to have a hymenoplasty is very personal and private, and Dr. Imtiaz will help you decide if the surgery is the best option, both physically and emotionally.
How is a Hymenoplasty Performed?
The technique that Dr. Imtiaz uses for your hymenoplasty depends on the overall goal of the surgery. If your hymen is torn, she will use sutures to mend the membrane. A new hymen can be created using donor tissue or tissue extracted from your vagina.
After a physical examination and discussion about your reasons for having a hymenoplasty, Dr. Imtiaz will explain the procedure and healing time. We encourage you to ask any questions so that you feel confident about your decision to have a hymenoplasty.
Depending on the technique that is used, recovery could take a few days or longer. Some women want hymenoplasty for their wedding night. We recommend that you schedule your consultation well in advance so that you have more options for your hymenoplasty.
How Much Does Hymenoplasty Cost in Houston?
Hymenoplasty is an elective procedure, so the cost is not covered under your medical insurance. After the consultation, our patient coordinator will review the cost of the procedure. Payment is expected on the day of your surgery. We accept cash, major credit cards and CareCredit® financing.
Is Hymenoplasty Right for Me?
Women usually want hymenoplasty for their wedding night or when they begin a new relationship. Dr. Imtiaz helps you understand the benefits of the procedure. With her professional guidance, you are able to make a confident and informed decision about your hymenoplasty procedure.
The hymen is a membrane that is linked to virginity, but the membrane can be broken by other activities. If you want to restore your hymen or if you were born without a hymen, contact North Cypress Women’s Center to schedule a consultation with Dr. Imtiaz to learn more about hymenoplasty.
Do you want your wedding night to be extra special? Do you wish that you could symbolically restore your virginity? At North Cypress Women’s Center, board-certified (gynecological) surgeon Dr. Farhina Imtiaz offers hymenoplasty for women in Houston and surrounding areas of Texas, including Cypress, Sugarland, and Katy.