Most patients are up and about the afternoon of their surgery day. During the first 24 – 48 hours after surgery, patients should place ice packs or frozen peas on their incisions to minimize swelling and bruising. Routine tasks are encouraged as long as there is no irritation or pressure at the incision sites. Loose clothing and cotton underwear “granny panties” are mandatory. By 72 hours you may resume regular activities, making sure there is minimal friction to the labia. Patients may drive the next day, as long as they are not taking prescription pain medications or muscle relaxers. Patients may return to work within 2-3 days as long as rigorous physical activity is avoided. The stitches will usually dissolve by the 6 week follow-up appointment. During the 6 week recovery, patients are on pelvic rest (no intercourse or tampons) and should avoid bath tubs/hot tubs or swimming in the lake or ocean. Rigorous exercise, cycling, horseback riding, jet skis, motorcycles and four wheelers should be avoided during the recovery period.