I went to Thailand to have my Tummy Tuck and a breast lift at 53 years old on a 3 week holiday- I had very little pain - the day after the surgery was a bit ordinary with drains etc .but as soon as you can MOVE and the pain will abait - being still makes the body stiffmess set in.
My advice is to leave all responsibility at home and concentrate on you as a woman for the weeks after the surgery - pain is a lot about emotion and if you are not worried and unsetteld it will be quite easy. Get up as soon as you can and walk and walk!!
I hsve not even told my family - they all just think I have lost weight!!