I am 60 years old, within my normal weight range and healthy. I am almost three weeks post op and I only wish I had done this 20 years ago. It is no picnic, but with a recliner chair (MANDATORY), my binder and extra strength tylenol, I was back to work in 2 weeks. There was TIGHTNESS in belly and back pain from stooping, but no incisional pain. Hurts to cough or sneeze for 2 weeks. So happy with results and it's only going to get better.