Even with diet and physical exercise you might still find yourself not happy with the appearance of your mid-section. Though weight loss and physical exercise are important for your overall health they might not be able to achieve the results you want in this area. There are many causes of saggy skin, a common problem fixed with a tummy tuck, including: weight loss, aging, and pregnancy. Tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure that improves the shape of the abdominal region. A tummy tuck flattens the abdomen by removing fat and improving abdominal muscles by making them tighter. The end result is that the area is flat and firmer. As your body heals from surgery, the transformation becomes dramatically more noticeable. Your plastic surgeon works with you hand in hand to plan the road to make it to your desired result for this area of your body.