What is Hymenoplasty?
Dallas, TX board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas performs hymenoplasty, or hymen reconstruction, for women. With almost two decades of experience, Dr. Huertas can recreate a hymen (the thin membrane near the opening of the vagina) with great expertise. This type of vaginal surgery can repair ruptured or torn edges or involve a full reconstruction of the hymen. We understand that the choice to have a hymenoplasty is personal. Dr. Huertas and our team at CosmeticGyn Center want to reassure you that we will provide you with gynecologic surgical care that is private and confidential. We are here to help you heal. Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Huertas to learn more.
"Dr. Huertas is a very kind and knowledgable doctor. I’m very happy to have found him. He does biodentical hormone replacement and other cosmetic procedures that most gynecologists don’t do. He also takes most insurance options. 5 stars!!! 👏👏👏👏👏"- A.M. / Google / Mar 25, 2021
"I had a great experience with Dr. Huertas and his staff. He preformed 360 lipo on me and I’m now 1 day post op. I had a massage done with an independent massage therapist and they raved about my first day results! I will update this if anything changes. I would recommend this doctor!"- C.O. / Google / Jan 28, 2021
"Dr. Huertas and Jeanette both really put me at ease and answered all my questions."- T.C. / ZocDoc / Dec 06, 2020
"Great office and staff just wish they had the depo prevara in office!"- Anonymous / ZocDoc / Dec 06, 2020
"Dr. Huertas was easy to talk to and listened."- B.G. / Google / Aug 14, 2020
Am I a candidate for hymenoplasty?
There are many ways a hymen can be disrupted or injured — through some physical activities, sports, sexual intercourse, sexual assault, or trauma. We also treat women who were born without a hymen or would like their hymens restored for cultural or religious reasons. Regardless of the reason, Dr. Huertas believes that your well-being is a top priority and strives to provide sensitive, compassionate care.
What are the Benefits of a Hymenoplasty?
Hymenoplasty is able to restore the natural tissue that separates the upper and lower regions of the vagina. This can be useful for those hoping to maintain social, religious, or cultural traditions, as it can essentially restore the vagina for patients who have been sexually active and may regret it. In this way, women are able to turn back the clock on their sex lives and start anew.
Dr. Huertas' hymenoplasty Technique
Dr. Huertas performs hymenoplasty as an outpatient procedure in a hospital or accredited surgical center where he has medical privileges. As for anesthesia, Dr. Huertas may recommend light sedation, like IV sedation or a local anesthetic. A hymenoplasty is not a lengthy procedure and may take under an hour to finish. He will stitch the hymen with dissolvable stitches to cover a portion of your vaginal opening. In the event that there is insufficient tissue in place to reconstruct the hymen, then Dr. Huertas can reconstruct your hymen from the lining of your vagina, which will make the procedure take longer. Dr. Huertas can determine the type of hymenoplasty you'd require after doing a pelvic exam during your consultation.
Once the procedure is complete, patients can recover at home. Most patients can resume normal, everyday activities a few days after surgery. Sexual activity should be avoided for at least 6 weeks. You can expect some bruising, swelling, and discomfort around the surgical area. We ask that you follow all of our post-operation instructions to limit the risk of infection.
After Your Surgery
After the procedure, most patients will be able to recover at home with post-operative care instructions. Patients may have mild discomfort that can typically be treated with oral pain medication. Most patients return to work and light activity within 1 - 2 days. Heavy lifting and exercise, especially running and jogging, should be avoided for the first four weeks. Patients should not engage in sexual activity for at least 6 weeks following the procedure to allow proper healing.
After a successful hymenoplasty and recovery period, the hymen will tear and bleed during a woman’s next vaginal penetration. The stitches will dissolve over time and the incision scar will not be visible..
Hymenoplasty Is Available Here With Care
If you would like to explore your surgical options for hymenoplasty with Dr. Huertas, please reach out to our office in Dallas, TX. He is accepting new patients for hymenoplasty to repair a torn hymen from an accidental tear, sexual intercourse, or (most likely) for cultural or religious reasons. Call our office or contact us online to schedule an appointment at CosmeticGyn Center.