I had a large horizontal scar across the middle of my stomach due to surgery as a child which had also caused a hernia. This meant that I couldn't wear anything fitted ever and bikinis were out of the question! On top of ththis I have also had three children so my stomach was looking pretty dreadful. I saw someone having scar revision on 'Embarassing Bodies' and this encouraged me to go and see my GP. He referred me to a surgeon who said in would repair the hernia, remove the scar and replace it with a neat flat scar much lower down. This also entailed a tummy tuck! I had the surgery on Monday afternoon and came home today (Wednesday). Feeling pretty good and of course I wish I had done it years ago! There is definitely some pain involved but not as much as I was lead to believe on some websites and forums that I had looked at. So I feel well on the way to a full recovery and have already bought a bikini!