Diet and physical exercise can go a long way in achieving the look you desire. But, you may discover that certain ”problem areas” persist. One of these common “problem areas” is the abdomen. Though losing weight and physical exercise are important for your overall health they may not be able to achieve the results you want in this area. Sagging skin is one of the most common problems corrected with a tummy tuck. Tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure that improves the shape of the stomach area. Your plastic surgeon will fix your abdominal muscles while simultaneously removing excess fat. This process creates a flatter and firmer abdominal region. As with other cosmetic surgery procedures, the results 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 road to reach your goals for this area of your appearance.