Hymen restoration (hymenoplasty) can be performed for torn hymen in patients who would like to restore their hymen. The hymen can tear early in life due to reasons other than intercourse including heavy lifting, riding a bicycle or falling and traumatizing the vulva and vaginal opening.

Hymenoplasty is also performed for psychological healing. If a woman has suffered rape or sexual abuse, it is very likely that her hymen will have been torn. To repair the psychological damage of this kind of abuse, some women choose to have hymen surgery to restore them both physically and mentally to the time before the abuse.