My piercing tore completely through my clitoral hood. There is no nerve damage but skin folds remain from the tear and tugging of the jewelry. Am I a candidate for a clitoral hood lift and if not, what options would I have? How long (after the injury) would I need to wait prior to having surgery?
Surgical Options for Torn Hood Piercing?
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Surgical options for torn hood piercing
Assuming you are otherwise healthy, you are definitely a candidate to have the tear repaired and this can be done at any time after the injury. Any skin folds that increased in length from the jewelry can be addressed as part of the repair.
It is necessary to examine you to determine if you are a candidate for a clitoral hood lift. This is unlikely to be required as part of a repair of a torn hood, but if you are seeking an adjustment to your clitoral hood I recommend that you see a qualified surgeon who is experienced in this area.
Repair of a torn labia
Any tear of the labia or the hood can be repaired once the area has fully healed and the tissue has softened. The clitoral hood can be lifted if you wish at he time of repair.
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First and foremost you need to have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to evaluate the extent of the tear and the condition of the clitoral hood skin. Commonly with these injuries, repairing the tear will restore the aesthetics, integrity and function/sensation. The best time to treat or correct this is when the injury happens but the repair can be performed at any time. Ideally, you would need to wait at least 6 - 8 weeks after repair to consider repiercing. A detailed consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon will help create the perfect plan to reconstruct and restore the aesthetics and function.
Probably a few months to wait
Depending upon the nature of the tear, repair is probably possible. Lifting the hood might not be unless it is simply trimmed. The wound needs to be examined and a plan made based on how it looks to optimize healing afterward.
John Di Saia MD
Torn clitoral hood from piercing, options for repair?
Thank you for your question. Without photos, I assume that this is a vertical tear, dividing the clitoral skin over the clitoris. The repair depends on the damage and how much loose skin you have in the anatomic region.I would wait at least 6 weeks from time of injury before considering surgical repair. After surgical repair if you want piercing in the same area, wait at least 3 months for healing. Good luck.