Definitely worth it. I was 4'11 and only 115 lbs but I had a miserable stomach--I was 98 lbs when I got pregnant with my daughter and gained 45 lbs-wham at my eight month mark stretch marks galore. I was always fit before hand and I loved my stomach. I worked like the devil for 2 years trying to correct it and it just wouldnt budge. I talked to my doctor and he suggested a tummy tuck to get rid of the excess skin and stretch marks. Finally after almost nine years of having the belly I had my tummy tuck. At first i thought it wasn't worth it those first few days after. I was swollen and the pain was HELL I am not going to lie. I am a very independent person and it didnt suit me well to have someone take care of me. I am now almost two weeks PO and although the pain is still there it is manageable and I am just taking one day at a time!