I was scared as HECK! I'm a 32 y.o mother of one. Pregnancy left me full of stretch marks and a belly bulge! I wasn't sure this procedure was for me but I took my chances. I'm 5'2" and 116 lbs. The day of surgery I was given 2 Ativan. I felt some pain but mostly pressure during procedure. Afterwards, the real pain I'm suffering from is lower back pain from the binder. Today us day 7 and I have yet had a good nights sleep. Driving with this binder is difficult. I am very anxious to see my final results. So far, I am pleased but hoping final results are better!