The hymen can be incomplete due to a number of factors: it may not have formed correctly during development or it may have been damaged by exercise, trauma,  fingers, intercourse or tampons.

Restoration of Hymen is a relatively simple procedure that repairs any tears in the hymen membrane.

The procedure usually takes less than an hour to perform in a day surgery.  It can be performed either under local anaesthetic, general anaesthetic or even intravenous sedation.

Pain relief after this procedure usually requires simple analgesic medication such as Panadol or Nurofen. Generally, stronger drugs are not required. It takes around a day or two recovery time to get back to most work situations, although we advise that you don’t do any heavy physical exercise or lifting for four weeks after the operation. It is also very important that you don’t smoke during this healing phase as it may lead to the repair not healing correctly.

The healing of the repair is usually uneventful and in terms of looking after yourself, we advise that you use a liner or pad for several days after surgery as it is not uncommon for some slight oozing to occur.