As a 42yo woman with two children, my tummy was pooching and disproportionate to my petite body. I had an abdominoplasty with liposuction. The doctor tighted my abdominal walls, removed small amounts of fat, and removed a large chunk of excess skin. I am so pleased with the results.
Two drawbacks - and they are minor in comparison to the results achieved. First was the pain, which was significant the first week (but easily managed with pain meds). By the second week, I could drive myself to my follow-up appointments and work from home. By the third week, I was back to work full-time at the office. By week four, I still had lingering tightness and sensitivity. Three months out, I have forgotten what the pain was.
The second drawback is the scar. It is brutal, being from hip to hip. It looks like I was cut in half and sewn back together. This is normal, and I am told the scar will fade significantly over time. No matter really, as it is below the bikini line and the only people who know it's there are me and my partner.
The overall results are phenomenal and I highly encourage anyone considering this procedure to at least go for a consult and know what the possibilities are.