I had my tummy tuck on November 11th 2008. I was uncomfortable for about 3 weeks. After that? I would easily say I would do it all over again. Don't hesitate...go in with a great attitude...you will be so happy you did it.
My Dr told me this isn't a form of weight loss but I beg to differ. I exercise (walk) as much as I can..and really did some power walking prior to my surgery. I lost quite a bit and went from a size 12-14 to an 8 after the tummy tuck. It is so amazing to see my feet for the first time in years....not to mention a belly button that is so cool. DO IT.
If you can give birth you can handle this pain. I only "wondered" why I did this for about five minutes......each and every day I am happy I did this!