You may have attempted diet and physical exercise, but still be dissatisfied with the look of your abdominal area. If you are still not happy with the look of your abdominal area, even after attempting everything, a tummy tuck may be a viable option. Sagging skin is one of the top common problems corrected with a tummy tuck. The purpose of a tummy tuck is to improve the overall shape of the abdomen. Your plastic surgeon will fix your abdominal muscles while simultaneously removing excess fat. This process creates a flatter and firmer stomach area. As with other plastic surgery procedures, the end result of a tummy tuck are permanent and become dramatically more noticeable as you heal. Your plastic surgeon works with you hand in hand to plan the path to reach your desired result for this part of your body.