A tummy tuck works best for people who are close to their ideal weight but cannot get rid of the loose skin that has developed in their abdominal area because of pregnancy, weight loss, and age. The typical patient is a female whose abdominal wall has been stretched due to pregnancy. It’s also a procedure designed for men and women who have lost a large amount of weight as a result of exercise and a more healthy diet. Variations of the full tummy tuck, such as a mini-tummy tuck (which depends upon how much skin laxity is present and where it is located), are also a possibility. The result of tummy tuck surgery is a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate to a person’s body type and weight. While a tummy tuck is not a shortcut to weight loss, it can be a powerfully transforming surgery and complements the impact that weight loss has on the abdominal profile. Sometimes, the surgery involves liposuction to remove
pockets of excess fat from specific areas of the body.