I had been considering a tt for the last 2 1/2 yrs my youngest of three just turned 4. So far my results are incredible and my belly button is gorgeous.
Surgery was one 1/16/09. I had a pain pump for 3 days but trust me, you will hurt! I mentally prepared myself and expected the worst so maybe that's why I didn't feel that it was so horrendous. I also had a breast lift and implants at the same time.
My advice is to go to at least 3 or 4 consults with different doctors. Don't necessarily trust your friends advice. I went to all of my friends doctors and didn't click with any of them. Do your research. Also, you will have a long horizontal scar. Everyone heals differently.
I am very happy with my results, so far.