Good luck with whatever route you choose, I have never been the same shape since kids and it really gets to me too. I'm just very scared of such an unregulated area of "medicine" and doing something I'd regret or or which would cause other problems. My only word of advice is that a friend had lipo (thighs) and found that the recovery was very tough and got her down so much she felt that she put the same weight back on due to feeling so shocked and not being able to exercise - she had weeping wounds down both sides of both legs for many weeks, had to wear tight post-surgical shorts to encourage recovery of the tissue around the area and wasnt allowed to do even moderate exercise for quite a while. It sounded quite horrific to me, but I'm a bit of a wuss maybe! I can't believe that a tummy tuck scar is as significant as some people suggest compared with a Caesarian scar, perhaps this is something which depends on the surgeon's skill and your body?