Is there much pain associated with Abdominoplasty?

The amount of pain associated with this procedure is quite variable.  Some patients note a moderate amount of discomfort, but for some it is more intense.

Patients will often note some back discomfort due to the 45 degree positioning for 4 to 5 days after surgery.

Valium is sometimes given to alleviate muscle spasms of the back and for relaxation.