A tummy tuck is a surgery that flattens the abdomen by taking out extra fat and skin. In this surgery, the muscles in the abdominal wall are also made tighter. Women who have been through many pregnancies, or people who have been obese in the past, will cry a sigh of relief after saying goodbye to the extra fat accumulation. If one is planning to get pregnant, postpone any plans of getting a tummy tuck until the delivery is completed.

This surgery, done under general anesthesia, may require an overnight stay at the hospital. There may be pain and swelling later, but this will soon disappear. Most people love how they look after a tummy tuck. The results speak for themselves, and can act as an impetus to stick to a healthy diet and exercise regimen.