An endoscopic Tummy Tuck (endoscopic abdominoplasty) is a form of a mini and is best suited for patients with a protruding abdomen but small amounts of excess skin. It is far less invasive than a full and has less side effects and complications. No skin is removed during an endoscopic Tummy Tuck. The surgeon performs the procedure through several small incisions along the pubic bone and belly button so scars are hardly visible or easily concealed. The surgeon uses long slender instruments (endoscope – small camera attached to small surgical instruments) to tighten the abdominal muscles and suture them into place. Liposuction may be used to improve the contour of the abdomen during the procedure.