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Hymenoplasty in Turkey

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Hymenoplasty surgery, also known as hymenorrhaphy or hymen reconstruction surgery is a procedure performed in order to restore the hymen. The hymen is a small membrane positioned close to the entry point of the vagina. It has absolutely no function in the human body. Women usually have an intact hymen before starting their sex life, but there are a few exceptions.

What causes the hymen to break?
Intercourse is the first obvious reason. Masturbation can also lead to the breaking of the hymen. Certain intense physical activities such as horseback riding, riding a bicycle, exercise or sports can also lead to the breaking of the hymen. It can also break from trauma, a severe falls or simply tampon use.

Why do women from all around the world want their hymen “back”?
There is a multitude of reasons as to why women choose hymen reconstruction surgery:
● Cultural or religious requirements – In some cultures the woman is inspected before marriage in order to ensure that she is a virgin. Women can choose hymenoplasty to regain their intact hymen.
● Healing from sexual abuse – For some women, hymen reconstruction surgery or hymenoplasty surgery can be the first step towards healing from rape or other types of sexual abuse. Hymenoplasty surgery has the role of empowering the woman and restoring their old stronger self.
● Accidental rupture – Certain physical activities and even tampon use can rupture the hymen. Women can opt for hymenoplasty surgery a few days before marrying.
● Revirginization – Certain women have this procedure in order to offer their partners a special gift.

Hymenoplasty Candidates

Any woman with a ruptured hymen can benefit from hymenoplasty surgery.

Am I Suitable for Hymenoplasty?

Hymenoplasty surgery or hymen reconstruction surgery is not recommended for patients suffering from cancer, poor blood clotting, any sort of gynaecological disease, acute infections or intolerance to anaesthesia. Patients cannot have this procedure during or a week before menstruation is due. Pregnant women cannot have hymen reconstruction surgery or hymenoplasty surgery – it’s best to wait until the pregnancy is over.

Preparing for Hymenoplasty

Before going in for hymenoplasty surgery, patients need a thorough examination to check for hepatitis or genital infections such as Ureaplasma, Mycoplasma or Chlamydia. Inflammatory diseases that can affect the genital area are also checked for. Hymen reconstruction surgery is recommended at least a week before menstruation is due.

How is Hymenoplasty Performed?

Hymenoplasty surgery or hymen repair surgery can be performed by using several techniques:

● The first technique is the simplest – the edges of the hymen are simply stitched together. Intercourse after this technique can lead to some amount of pain and bleeding.
● With the second technique, a flap of the vaginal mucosa is used to repair the hymen. The effects of this procedure last only around a week.
● With third technique, the hymen is reconstructed from membranous vestiges or caruncles. This is the most effective and most popular choice for women.

The procedure itself is usually done under local anaesthesia but some women prefer general anaesthesia. Hymenoplasty surgery usually lasts under an hour.

Hymenoplasty Summary

Anesthesia

Local anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Overnight stay is not required

Duration of Operation

1 hour

Hymenoplasty Recovery

Hymen reconstruction surgery requires a 4 to 6 weeks recovery period. Hymenoplasty surgery is a simple and straightforward procedure, but patients need to take considerations during the recovery period. Cleanliness is very important during the hymenoplasty surgery recovery period. Patients need to monitor the area for any signs of infection – sudden pain, extended bleedings, excessive tenderness are signs of infection. Patients need to abstain from sex during and after the hymenoplasty surgery recovery period. Tight underwear needs to be avoided for at least 2-3 weeks after the hymen repair surgery.

Hymenoplasty Risks and Complications

Hymen repair surgery complications can include:

● Infection
● Excessive bleeding
● Risks associated with anaesthesia use
● Over-correction, leading to problematic intercourse

Hymenoplasty Side Effects

Hymenoplasty surgery side effects can include pain, discomfort and soreness. It usually depends on the technique used.

Hymenoplasty Success Rates

Hymenoplasty reviews set the average hymen repair surgery success rate at around 96%.

Before and After Hymenoplasty

During the first intercourse after hymen repair surgery, women will experience some bleeding and pain, just as virgins would.

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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
7 reviews
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Estethica Atasehir

Istanbul, Turkey
19 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
10 reviews
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NewAge Clinic

Istanbul, Turkey
9 reviews
TPCD - Turkish Society of Plastic Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery ISHRS - International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery ESHRS - European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Medicana International Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
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Kolan International Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Medical Park Bahcelievler Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Medical Park Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
4 reviews
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Hymenoplasty Cost in Turkey

Cheapest Hymenoplasty price in Turkey is € 850. Average Hymenoplasty cost in Turkey is € 1,403 where prices can go as high as € 2,160.

With FlyMedi, you can connect with 11 Gynecology centers in Turkey that are offering Hymenoplasty procedures. These Gynecology centers are accredited by international standard-setting bodies including JCI and CIBMTR. Popular Hymenoplasty destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Ankara and Antalya.

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Turkey

Turkey is a treasure trove of traditions, spices, street food delights and destinations for any intrepid tourist. It’s a mix between the familiar and the exotic, ranging from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the serene and relaxed Roman ruins spread around Turkey’s Western and Southern coast. Turkey is a fairly large country with 75 million inhabitants. The country spreads between Europe and Asia, with 97% of the country on the Asian side – Asian Turkey. Turkey is encircled and enjoys access to three different seas: The Black Sea, The Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the largest city in Europe, regarding population – It has over 14 million people.

Healthcare

Turkey’s medical infrastructure has improved greatly beginning with the early 2000s and now is one of the biggest medical tourism hubs in Europe and Asia. Turkey has the largest number of JCI-accredited hospitals, second only to the USA and hospitals are more often than not part of international healthcare groups, following strict European protocols and regulations. Turkey has 28.000 medical institutions spread across the European and Asian side but some of the biggest private hospitals and medical centres are in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Bodrum – these also happen to be some of the best tourist destinations in Turkey.

Sights to See

Bodrum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, with its sandy beaches and small streets littered with traditional shops and elegant restaurants. The town used to be called Halicarnassus, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the World’s Seven Ancient Wonders. Bodrum also features a castle built by the crusaders in the 15th century.

Istanbul is the home of several architectural treasures, including the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque was built on the orders of Sultan Ahmed between 1609 and 1616 and the Sultan’s body still resides within the mosque. The high ceiling is lined with more than 20000 handmade ceramic tiles, hence the name – The Blue Mosque.

Pamukkale, meaning “The Cotton Castle” in Turkish is a surreal destination in the country’s western region of Denizli, world renowned for its white terraces with warm spring water. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built over the springs and Pamukkale was a renowned destination in antiquity as well. Tourists can visit the ancient Roman and Greek ruins of the baths, temples and theatres dating to the second century BC.

Things to Know

● If you don’t feel like waiting in a queue, you can get a VISA for Turkey online. The VISA usually costs around $20 for US travellers.

● Turkey’s population is predominantly Islamic so it’s a good idea to wear a headscarf while visiting mosques. Shorts or any other garments that fit under the knee are not prohibited by law but it’s considered good etiquette not to wear shorts for men or short skirts for women.

● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira – the Turkish currency just about everywhere. Most supermarkets and shops also accept credit cards.

● Roaming fees in Turkey can be somewhat expensive, so it’s a good idea to simply buy a new Turkish SIM card and use it while staying in Turkey.

● Turkey’s international calling code is +90.

● Electrical installations usually operate on 220 volts, 50 Hz and use European style plugs and European style sockets. Four and Five star hotels usually provide North American - 120 volts, 60 Hz sockets as well.

● Driving in Turkey can be a hassle sometimes, but very pleasurable at other times. Roads are usually in good shape and some roads actually lack traffic, so it can be a relaxing experience. In Turkey, people drive on the right, so that’s a detail you will need to keep in mind. In some areas, villagers made cardboard and marker pen signs in order to help lost tourist on their way.

● Renting a car in Turkey is quite simple and cheap. If you have the budget for a full insurance, you should definitely take it – if anything happens, at least you won’t have to worry about money.

● The Turkish Airlines Company, THY offers destinations to just about anywhere in the world with a total of 261 destinations. The company was founded in 1933 and features 285 passenger and cargo planes.

● Turkey uses the metric system which is easy enough to understand – 1 Km = 1000 meters, 1 Kg = 1000 grams, and so on. One mile equals 1.60 Km.

● Turkish people are warm and very hospitable - It is customary for people to hug and kiss both cheeks regardless of their gender.

● Turkish street food is very diverse, from the simple bagel-type snack Simit to the familiar pizza-type Lahmacun, there are tons of variants to just about anything. 



● Turkish coffee is world renowned, but it’s also a bit different than say, its American counterpart -  It is usually a strong coffee with a rich aroma, served very hot from a small traditional cup. Be careful not to drink any of the coffee grounds still in the cup.

● Turkish delight, as the name suggests, can be a really sweet delight for tourists. It is made from sugar, starch and just about any fruit or aroma imaginable, including walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, dates, lemon, orange, rosewater and many others. Turkish delight is usually served with coffee and it became popular all around the world, including in the Balkans region and as far as Brazil and North America.

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Hymenoplasty FAQ

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Is general anaesthesia required for hymen reconstruction surgery?

Generally no, local anaesthesia is usually used. Some patients may request general anaesthesia specifically.

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Which hymenoplasty surgery technique is recommended for me?

It depends on your expectations from the hymen reconstruction surgery. Some techniques offer a more permanent effect while others last around a week.

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Do I need to spend the night in hospital?

Patients are not usually required to spend the night in hospital after hymen reconstruction surgery.