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    Body Piercing Healing Times Topics

    Body Piercing Healing Times - Topic Overview

    Each body piercing site has its own normal healing time. Common sites usually heal within the time frames listed below. Healing depends on many things. It can depend on how big the piercing is and how thick the tissue is at the site. Your own ability to heal can also affect healing time.

    Piercing site healing times
    Piercing site Healing time

    Ear cartilage (curve of ear)

    2 to 4 months

    Nostril (nose)

    4 to 6 months

    Face (This includes the earlobes, eyebrows, and lips.)

    6 to 8 weeks

    Inside of the mouth or the tongue

    3 to 6 weeks

    Nipple

    3 to 6 months

    Vagina or penis

    2 to 6 months

    Belly button (navel)

    Up to 6 months

    A piercing may not heal as fast if it gets infected or irritated or if scar tissue forms. You may need to see your doctor if your piercing does not seem to be healing.

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    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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