Hymenoplasty, also known as hymen restoration surgery is an intervention that is responsible for rebuilding the membrane of skin in the lower half of the vagina (known as hymen). This fibrous and elastic tissue tears with the first sexual penetration of women, but can also be broken by an accidental drop, shake, or even by using tampons. Generally, patients who require this type of operation want to reconstruct the hymen for cultural or religious reasons. The surgical procedure is quite simple and involves reconstruction of the hymen by fine sutures. If there are still remnants of the original hymen the restoration is carried out on that tissue. If this is not the case, then the surgeon takes a section of the lining of the vaginal wall in order to create a new hymen. The stitches will be reabsorbed and the patient can have sex after about one month.