Healthy eating and physical exercise can go a long way in achieving the appearance you want. But, you may find that certain ”problem areas” persist. One of these common “problem areas” is the tummy. Though losing weight and physical exercise are important for your overall health they may not be able to get the results you wish in this area. There are many reasons you might have saggy skin in this common trouble zone. These include; pregnancy, aging, heredity, and weight changes. 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 region. Changes become even more noticeable as your body recovers from the procedure and are permanent. Your plastic surgeon works with you hand in hand to plan the road to reach your desired result for this area of your body.