A tummy tuck is designed to reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles of the abdominal wall. Abdominoplasty can help individuals that have either lost a significant amount of weight or have recently experienced a pregnancy. This can leave accumulations of excess fat and loose, sagging skin in the abdominal area. For some of these individuals, their abdomen has stretched to a point where it cannot reduce to its original state unless they undergo surgery. Even individuals that practice a healthy diet and exercise regularly cannot reduce their protruding abdomen. Abdominoplasty is the surgical procedure that offers a solution. It is designed to firm and smooth the abdomen, resulting in a flatter, tighter abdominal profile.Now, there are options to this cosmetic procedure. One can either undergo a complete tummy tuck or have a mini tummy tuck where only the loose skin below the navel is corrected. This is meant for those dissatisfied with the appearance of the abdominal area below the navel. Even liposuction alone can be an alternative to the tummy tuck procedure to remove abdominal fat. The doctor will advise the patient on which options will work well with their anatomy and meets their cosmetic goals.