There are many different ways to perform a tummy tuck. A Brazilian Tummy Tuck involves performing liposuction followed by removing just the skin of the lower abdomen. A mini-tummy tuck is when a small area of skin and fat of the lower abdomen is removed and the muscles of the lower abdominal wall are brought closer together. A mini-tummy tuck results in an incision in the lower abdomen just above the pubic area about the size of a typical c-section scar. A traditional abdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedure involves removing all the skin between the navel and the pubic area from hip to hip. The muscles of the upper and lower abdominal wall are then tightened resulting in a flat abdomen.