Hymenoplasty is performed by a gynecologist, under local anesthesia. The procedure usually lasts 30 minutes and does not require hospitalization.
The reconstruction of the hymen can be done either :
– by recovering the remains of the hymen and suturing them with a very thin absorbable thread (which does not need to be removed afterwards).
– by suturing together vaginal flaps in order to recreate a thin membrane which will act as a new hymen. Here again the surgeon uses very fine absorbable threads.