Are you having trouble shaking that last bit of abdominal fat or loose skin? A tummy tuck will improve your abdominal area by removing that large fat deposit and tightening the abdominal skin. During this procedure, the abdominal musculature is tightened to restore a more youthful contour and better shape at the waist. Pregnancy or obesity followed by significant weight loss can cause the abdominal muscles to protrude and skin to develop internal tears, resulting in stretch marks. Diet and exercise can reduce fat collections, but they cannot improve the skin that has become loose and excessive or abdominal muscles that are damaged and split internally. A tummy tuck will require longer healing time and more visible incisions than liposuctions, but it can transform the figure in ways that liposuction alone cannot.