The recovery of the tummy tuck is ROUGH, especially for those who are active. It requires a lot of down time and personally I became depressed during this phase. It is painful in the beginning and overall extremely uncomfortable for weeks. I could not stand up straight until week 4. However, 7 weeks later I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am back in the gym with minimal restrictions and my energy level is back. The only complaints I have at this time are swelling and having to wear compression around the clock. The swelling is definitely a nuisance and I am counting down the weeks until it subsides and I can comfortably go without compression.
The breast augmentation was fairly easy. I was extremely sore for two weeks but this was resolved by frequent massage. I opted out of the breast lift because I did not want the extra scars, so my nipples sit a little low. This doesn't bother me too much as my breast look great in bras, swimsuit tops, and clothing. The worst part of the breast aug is waiting for the implants to drop and fluff. My implants were placed under the muscle and because I lift weights, my muscle was well developed and required a lot of massage to make them relax.
7 weeks out I am happy with the outcome but I will say the recovery from the tummy tuck is brutal. This procedure takes a toll on you mentally and physically so be sure to fully prepare yourself.