A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen. An abdominoplasty is a surgical correction to remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen and tighten the muscles of the front abdominal wall. The term lipoabdominoplasty is also used in combination with liposuction. An abdominoplasty can significantly improve the body contour. However, a scar remains above the pubic hairline, which can extend from one hip bone to another, depending on the extent of the abdominoplasty.
If the elasticity of the skin has decreased after weight loss or pregnancy, the procedure can restore a normal contour of the abdominal wall. If you are planning to lose weight, you should not have an abdominoplasty until you have reached your targeted weight.