Even with healthy eating and physical exercise you may still find yourself unhappy with the body of your abdomen. Though weight loss and physical exercise are important for your overall health they may not be able to achieve the results you wish in this area. There are a lot of reasons you might have sagging skin in this common problem area. These include; pregnancy, aging, heredity, and weight changes. The goal of a tummy tuck is to improve the overall shape of the abdomen. During a tummy tuck your plastic surgeon will remove extra fat and also tighten the abdominal muscles, resulting in a flatter and firmer abdomen region. As your body heals from surgery, the improvement becomes more and more noticeable. Your plastic surgeon works with you hand in hand to plan the road to make it to your goals for this area of your body.