I got liposuction done 4 months prior to optimize my results since I had some residual fat. I am 4 weeks post op and already SO excited with my results. Recovery hasn't really been painful, just mobility limiting more than anything. For about the first two weeks of recovery I couldn't stand up straight which made my back hurt and it was hard to sleep sometimes. I have no problems walking now and can even ride my bike (no hills or anything just yet). I had wound drains in for 10 days which was strange and made showering and getting around a bit of a chore but they help to keep the swelling down.
The scar is already healing nicely, I've had no issues with infection. The compression garment is a lifesaver, if I take it off for an hour or two I noticed that my abdomen gets swollen.
The way I shop for clothes has changed, the way I feel about myself naked has changed, confidence is way up. I exercise to be healthy and don't have to get frustrated anymore over the belly that lingered regardless of how in shape I was.