Plastic surgery affecting a womans hymen, usually involving reconstruction to the unbroken condition ordinarily characteristic of virginity.

Dr. Robert Stubbs, a Toronto-based plastic surgeon . . . has won international acclaim for refining the hymenoplasty procedure, which involves cutting away the scarred edge of the membrane broken during intercourse and narrowing the entrance of the vagina, then putting the pieces back together.

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  • hymenoplasty — hy·men·o·plas·ty (hiґmə no plas″te) restoration of the integrity of a ruptured hymen through plastic surgery; called also hymenorrhaphy and hymen repair. hymenoplastic adj …   Medical dictionary

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  • Hymenorrhaphy — Hymenoplasty redirects here. For the operation to correct an imperforate hymen, see Hymenotomy. Hymenorrhaphy or hymen reconstruction surgery is the surgical restoration of the hymen. The term comes from the Greek words hymen meaning membrane ,… …   Wikipedia

  • Hymen — This article is about the vaginal mucous membrane fold. For the god and other uses, see Hymen (disambiguation). Hymen External genital organs of female. The labia minora have been drawn apart. Latin hymen vaginae …   Wikipedia

  • Virginity — Virgin and Maiden redirect here. For other uses, see Virgin (disambiguation) and Maiden (disambiguation). Invocation by Frederick Leighton White has traditionally been associated with ritual purity, innocence and virginity. Virginity refers to… …   Wikipedia

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  • Gynecological surgery — refers to surgery on a female s genital parts. This includes hymenoplasty and labiaplasty. Usually it is for reconstructive reasons. It can also be for aesthetic or sexual reasons, see Female genital cutting. There could be tightening of the… …   Wikipedia

  • hymenorrhaphy — noun Reconstructive surgery in which a womans hymen is restored to the unbroken condition ordinarily characteristic of virginity. Syn: hymenoplasty …   Wiktionary

  • hymenorrhaphy — Obsolete procedure of suturing the hymen in order to close the vagina. [G. hymen, membrane, + raphe, a suture] * * * hy·men·or·rha·phy (hi″mən orґə fe) hymenoplasty …   Medical dictionary

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