A tummy tuck is an operation designed to correct changes and unsightly cosmetic concerns in the abdomen area. This procedure is extremely beneficial for a woman’s body after pregnancy and treating residual problems after significant weight loss. Throughout pregnancy, the muscle wall and the abdominal wall will typically stretch to make room for the baby. Most times, this stretching does not return to the pre-pregnancy structure and appearance, which may make a woman feel self-conscious or uncomfortable. A tummy tuck surgery is specifically designed to tighten the overstretched muscle wall and eliminate excess skin, providing a newly contoured, pre-pregnancy figure. In the case of significant weight loss, a tummy tuck can achieve a similar goal. When someone loses a massive amount of weight, they may have unwanted, extra skin that is unable to be corrected through diet and exercise. A tummy tuck can remove large amounts of excess skin associated with the weight loss. This process significantly improves the appearance of the torso, leading to a greatly improved self-confidence and motivation to maintain the results. It is important to state that a tummy tuck should not be thought of as a weight loss treatment. Good candidates for a tummy tuck procedure are close or at their targeted weight, but need just a little more help with excess skin and stretched out muscles due to lifestyle changes. However, patients that undergo a tummy tuck surgery experience outstanding results, including a flatter, firmer stomach, and even an increase in strength with realigned muscle wall.