There was absolutely no pain... I know that sounds weird, but it is the truth. The only pain I experienced with my tummy tuck was sneezing.
I must say this to any smokers who are considering any type of cosmetic surgery... your doctor tells you not to smoke two weeks before or two weeks after surgery for an excellent reason -- quicker healing and less noticable scarring -- so heed his advice!
I am 60 years old and I no longer have any back or neck pain, clothes now fit properly and I love the way I look... I should have done this years ago!!!