Why young women are opting for Hymenoplasty: The rising trend?
Why young women are opting for Hymenoplasty:- Anjali (name changed), 25 years old female working in MNC in Gurgaon has moved from Kanpur three years back. Being an independent young woman she dated a few guys before being asked to marry a guy from the same community by parents. Being from a small conservative community, it was expected that she was a virgin.
On asking further about her reasons for undergoing Hymenoplasty or Revirgination surgery, Anjali replied “Doc, I come from a community where men however sexually active expect their brides to be virgin. Although I am not ashamed of being active before marriage, things might get complex in terms of family and marriage so why not go for a small surgery and avoid the mess.”
The tone of her voice was so strong and her argument to opt for Hymenoplasty did have an impact. As a plastic surgeon, it is important to ascertain the reasons sometimes so that you can assess whether expectations are realistic.
The Rising trend of Hymenoplasty!
According to a Youth Survey conducted by Hindustan times in 2015, a huge number that is 61% believed that premarital sex is no longer a taboo but when it comes to marriage, 63% wanted their partners to be virgins!!
It can be called a Double standard of society that although the act of premarital sex is ok when it comes to discovering the non – virgin status before the marriage, guilt sets in.
Hymenoplasty is a rising trend today. Every month I get a request to perform one. Mostly are young females in the urban areas of Delhi and Gurgaon who are earning well and living well too. They want to come in for surgery to avoid any problems in marriages.
Being a small procedure that is completed in 30 minutes is another booster for young women seeking Hymenoplasty. They don’t need to take leaves as they can return to work the next day and there are no telltale signs of surgery.
Shorter healing period and no scars make it even more attractive to females who are going to get married in 6 months or so.
Where there is demand there is supply! In the world which is online, it is easier to display fake information. Deep discounts are being offered to lure patients. The patients in these kinds of setups are treated as clients. Important 5 questions that you must ask yourself while opting for Hymenoplasty are:
1. Is the doctor a certified plastic surgeon?
2. Is the clinic/hospital has good standards of care?
3. Are the charges reasonable: Not too high, neither too low!
4. Has the doctor told me completely about the procedure, expectations, risks?
5. What about follow up care.
Hymenoplasty is a short and safe procedure that adds to the confidence and avoids embarrassment in young girls. To know more about Hymenoplasty, click here or contact Dr. Anmol Chugh, an internationally trained plastic surgeon with expertise in female genital rejuvenation surgeries.