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Hymen reconstruction surgery, also known as hymenoplasty or hymen restoration surgery, is a surgical procedure aimed at recreating or repairing the hymen, a thin membrane that partially covers the vaginal opening. The procedure is often sought for cultural, social, religious, or personal reasons.

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Here are some key points to know about hymen reconstruction surgery:


1. Purpose: The primary purpose of hymen reconstruction surgery is to repair or reconstruct the hymen, typically with the intention of restoring its appearance as it was before any previous activity that might have caused it to tear or stretch. It is important to note that the hymen can naturally wear away due to various activities, such as physical exercise or tampon use, and is not a reliable indicator of virginity.


2. Surgical Technique: During hymenoplasty, the surgeon carefully stitches the remnants of the torn hymen back together. In some cases, dissolvable stitches are used, which do not require removal after the procedure. The surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis, and the recovery period is relatively short.


3. Risks and Limitations: Hymen reconstruction surgery is a relatively simple procedure, but like any surgery, it carries certain risks, including infection, bleeding, and scarring. Additionally, the success of the procedure may vary, and there is no guarantee that the hymen will be fully restored to its original state.


4. Confidentiality: Hymen reconstruction surgery is considered a sensitive and private matter. It is crucial for healthcare providers to maintain patient confidentiality and respect the patient's wishes regarding the reasons for seeking the procedure.


5. Ethical Considerations: Some healthcare professionals have ethical concerns about performing hymen reconstruction surgery, as it can be viewed as reinforcing cultural or societal pressures surrounding virginity and purity. Healthcare providers may explore the reasons behind the patient's desire for the surgery and discuss alternative solutions or counseling if deemed appropriate.


It is essential for anyone considering hymen reconstruction surgery to have an open and honest discussion with a qualified and experienced gynecologist or a plastic surgeon who specializes in the procedure. The surgeon will assess the individual's specific situation, discuss the potential risks and benefits, and help the patient make an informed decision based on their personal values and motivations.


Want to know more about  Hymen reconstruction surgery In Thailand, Please consult     Professor Somyos Kunachak,he was trained in Ramathibodi Hospital Mahidol University School of Medicine as well as from several academic bodies in Europe and America. He has been practicing plastic surgery in Thailand for more than 25 years and is running a private practice alongside his career as a fulltime Educator for more than 20years.

During this period, Prof. Kunachak amassed training experiences not just in the field of Plastic Surgery, but also in Anti-Aging Medicine, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Chinese Acupuncture, Laser Medicine and Surgery, Minimal Invasive Surgery and while doing so, authored and published more than 30 scientific and medical researches.


Prof. Kunachak has just recently retired from the academe but his natural affinity to be an educator extends to accepting a consultancy position in his university for the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


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