I had my BBL on July 7th 2011. The surgery went well and I wasn't in all that much pain. My only complaint would be the itch from healing and of course the compression garment.
I had almost 3L of fat removed from my flanks and abdomen with 700cc's injected into each cheek. I'm not expecting a huge bum at all as I started with very very little. So far my pain has been only discomfort. I took only 1/4 of the dose of pain pills for 24 hours post op. The day after surgery I was up walking every 2 hours. I'm now day 6 and feeling almost me again.