Liposuction remains one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. This relatively simple surgery can remove large amounts of fat from the waistline to the thighs. Upper arms can also be sculpted by the liposuction technique. When performed by a qualified surgeon, this outpatient surgery is very safe.

A tummy tuck is done when there is excess skin, stretch marks, or scars, which cannot be improved by liposuction alone. The muscle is tightened, the fat is removed, the excess skin is excised, and the belly button is remade. This procedure results in a smooth contour of the stomach. However, there is a residual scar in the lower abdomen.