You’re advised to take a rest period of one week, during which you shouldn’t take part in any strenuous activity such as lifting heavy objects as it can take up to two weeks for any swelling to fully subside.
After you’ve undergone the procedure, you’ll have to wait at least six weeks for the swelling to completely subside before you resume normal sexual activity.
During the recovery process, you can expect to have some swelling and experience some pain for approximately five to seven days. Light bleeding can also be experienced during the first day or so in which you’ll need to be vigilant about personal hygiene to prevent infection, but you’ll be able to shower after a couple of days. Sutures are removed after a fortnight, before then, you should avoid wearing constricting underwear, and using tampons.
For a guide as to how you can best recuperate, consult my General Recovery page.