The first 48 hours after your procedure are important regardless of the type of surgery you had. You need to relax and rest as much as possible. You may get up to use the bathroom or watch TV, but avoid straining to do anything. This is not a time to start home projects no matter how good you feel. Excessive activity can lead to bleeding or swelling. You will need a family member or friend to drive you after your procedure and should plan to have them stay overnight for the first 24 hours. Using ice and your prescribed pain medication will help with your swelling and discomfort.