The tummy tuck was obviously the harder of the two procedures. The pain was bad, but was bearable. The breast augmentation hardly caused me any discomfort except for when I lifted my arms.
At about 3 days post-op, I had a moment of panic b/c I let my pain pills wear off and did not take them as routinely as I should have. I was pretty uncomfortable and thought, "why did I do this to myself?" I talked to an acquaintance who had recently undergone the same procedure and she told me that after the 1st week, every week is exponentially better than the week before. She was spot on. Every week was better and better. By the end of the fourth week, I was jogging again, with the blessing of my plastic surgeon, of course! By 8 weeks, I had no more discomfort and hardly even felt that I had just undergone such a big surgical procedure. Just a little tightness in my abs, right under my ribcage.
The final results are absolutely amazing and it was worth every penny! It is now such a pleasure to put on pants, they just button! There is no fidgeting with the waste band, tucking in the skin, etc. Just button and go! It feels amazing!