After the procedure, the wounds can be covered with sanitary pads. If the operation was done under local anesthetic you can go home straight away. If the procedure was completed under a general anesthetic you may go home with assistance after you are sufficiently awake. After the procedure, especially the first 24 hours, the labia can be swollen and sensitive. There may also be some blood loss. If the blood loss continues you can sit on a small pillow or a rolled-up towel for 10 minutes.
The bleeding will stop on its own and the swelling will subside after one week but ice packs 3 times a day for 20 minutes in the first few days may reduce the swelling.
The wounds should be cleaned only with water, then dried and covered with a sanitary pad. Strenuous activity and intense sports should be avoided for 4 weeks and thereafter careful sexual intercourse can commence.