The tummy tuck was great, if you want a link to my before after pics of that, I'd be happy to share, just PM me.
I had a pretty extensive surgery, they removed 2.2kg of skin, and re-stitched my tummy muscles back together by about 1.5inches. I also had an exisitng scar frmo a open gallbladder surgery and lap surgeries which were a high risk complication, but they came out fine and I had a very good doctor.
It took me about 2 weeks to be able to do anything, I couldn't lift a full kettle of water for about a month LOL so any kid lifting/heavy lifting over 5kg in your day to day life I would take into consideration. It took me about 8 weeks to stand up straight, but even now coming up to 12months it is still tight if I stretch right out flat on the floor. I was allowed back into gentle exercising at the 8 weeks mark, but I could only do about 20min at a time before it started aching. (I had been walking for an hour, and 40min of bike everyday beforehand). Biggest thing is swelling, I still get swelling now if I do exercise, especially ab exercises. Swelling is a major thing that people don't consider, and it can get very depressing when you want to see results, so be prepared for that if you decide to go ahead, and know that the swelling doesn't start to go down for about 4 months and it will flare up from time to time.
The best piece of advice I can give is to research, look at a lot of before and afters of 'real' people so you can see what you're getting yourself into. It's the best thing I have ever done for myself and I was veyr happy with the results. My only regret is not keeping it that way, I'll have to go back and have another tuck and fix up after I've had kids again, as long as I can get back to my lowest weight after having them as well.
Waiting for baby #4 to arrive then getting stuck into losing the 25kg that needs to come off!