AFTER PHOTOGRAPH: This is a frontal view of a 33 year old woman who lost 100 pounds over a 10 month period with diet and exercise. The skin excess has been corrected and although she has a scar, she can now wear form fitting clothing without having extra skin folding over the clothing. Most abdominoplasty scars can be completely or almost completely hidden in a wide variety of underwear and bikini bottom choices. Ultimately, however, an individual who has this surgery must be comfortable trading an improved contour for the possibility of visible scars. For many, this "plastic surgery trade-off" is a good one.