I just got back from my plastic surgeon. I finished rads on November 17 and the plastic surgeon said I should wait until at least June before I get the reconstruction if I go with the tummy tuck surgery to let the inflamation die down. We have a cruise scheduled the middle of August and he said the minimum recovery time for the tummy tuck is 8 weeks and if I have complications, it could interfere with the cruise. So, he is recommending that we wait until we're back from the cruise to do the surgery. I'd like to hear experiences from those who had the tummy tuck procedure. How long was your recovery?? How long before you felt like getting out and doing something?