You may have tried healthy eating and physical exercise, but still be unsatisfied with the appearance of your abdomen area. If you’re still unhappy with the appearance of your midsection, even after attempting everything, a tummy tuck may be a viable option. There are many causes of sagging skin, a common problem corrected with a tummy tuck, including: weight loss, aging, and pregnancy. The purpose of a tummy tuck is to improve the overall shape of the abdomen. During a tummy tuck your cosmetic surgeon will remove excess fat and also tighten the abdominal muscles, resulting in a flatter and firmer abdominal region. As your body heals from surgery, the transformation becomes more and more noticeable. Your plastic surgeon works with you hand in hand to plan the course of action to reach your desired result for this part of your appearance.