I was very sore the first 24 hours however knew that it was worth it. The medication received alleviated what pain I had. I was up and walking 2 days post op. The compression suit that I had to wear was ugly however did the job perfectly and can understand entirely why they are so necessary. I wore it for 5 weeks, because it made me feel safe and it keep the swelling at bay.
I found that it took a good 3 weeks before I could stand completely upright, after 4 weeks I was getting around like normal and after 6 weeks I went back to work. I started back on my treadmill after 2 weeks, slowly goes it. Its not the incision from the tummy tuck at all that held me back a little its the ab reconstruction.
I am 7 weeks post op and can pretty much do everything that I was doing pre op. Just a little scar tissue soreness in the abs.
I am still numb down the middle of my tummy, where my abs are and the incision scar itself, but not above or below the incision scar, which is great. It does feel a little different not being able to have sensation around the belly button however the results "FAR" outweigh a little numbness.
I cant wait to see what it will look like 6 months down the track, it will be even a bikini this year for me!!!