I decided to get C.S. 7 months after having my first baby via c-section; I had it done on Monday, March 5th and went into it thinking I had a high tolerence for pain. Well, OMG it was the most painful experience of my life (and I already noted having a c-section)! When the tech put the suction pad on my stomach the pain was so immediate and intense that my reaction was to grab it and try to pull it off. Once I realized it wasnt coming off I had to control the pain by deep breathing b/c I started getting light-headed and neausous. After approx. 10 minutes the pain became much more manageable. However, when it was taken off and then massaged by the tech, the burning sensation was an 11 on a 1-10 scale, the initial pain was a 20+!
It took approx. 15 minutes for the burning to subside before I was able to get up. Now, she did say that my experience was uncommonly painful and was probably because I have really tight skin and a lot of muscle mass (under my layer of fat that is). As a fitness trainer for over 15yrs, I sure do hope I have muscle under there :) Now, 5 days later, I have pretty bad bruising and a burning sensation, as well as consistant stabbing pains that feel like electricity shooting through my abs - and numbness and swelling of course. Keep in mind, that I stay at home w/ my 7 month old son and pick him and and put him down 50+ times per day, not to mention that his feet hit me right on my lower stomach, where the proceedure was done.
Needless to say, it's been challenging, but I dont feel I should complain since it was an elective cosmetic procedure! All I can say now is - I sure do hope the results are worth all this pain!! As of now, I would not have it done again, but if the results are great who knows :) I hope that helps to prep anyone who is thinking about getting it done.