I had mine done the day after I had my last baby. They did the laproscopic incision at my belly button and honestly it was pretty painful the first few days. It hurt to stand up, cough, laugh - pretty much anything that made me move my stomach muscles. I had just given birth the day before though..so that may have contributed. Within a week I was back up and feeling fine. I am not 5 weeks out from having it done and feel normal.