A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. Liposuction of the abdomen and flanks (love handles) is also included with the abdominoplasty to ensure patients get the best result possible. A mini abdominoplasty can also be performed on patients who only have a little extra skin on the lower abdomen.