Tummy tuck or a lipobdominoplasty is the procedure of removing excess skin/fat over the lower abdominal region & tightening  the abdominal muscles which have become loose as a result of pregnancy of massive weight loss. As a result, the belly will not fall out even by bending or sitting. Many people consider abdominoplasty and liposuction as similar procedures, but they are entirely different procedures. With liposuction it is possible only to get rid of the excess fat. But, it is not possible to tighten the abdominal muscles as in abdominoplasty.

Though considered as a "cosmetic procedure" there are many benefits associated with an abdominoplasty. This is the reason why a great number of people prefer to undergo the procedure:

  • Pregnancy results in stretch marks in a great number of women. Stretch marks that exist in between the belly button and pubic hair get eliminated during the process of abdominoplasty.
  • Obesity for many years results in sagging of the skin. As obesity cripples your routine activities, you may suddenly make a decision to get rid of all the excess fat, resulting in skin wrinkles. Even the muscles remain relaxed after losing fat. Both these side effects of weight reduction can be overcome by abdominoplasty.
  • Aging may also result in sagging of the skin. You can start to look younger by undergoing abdominoplasty that tightens the loose abdominal skin & muscle.
  • Having a bulging stomach and saggy abdomen makes you look older than you actually are. By having abdominoplasty you can regain that lost beautiful appearance.
  • Lack of heavy lower abdomen, helps you to lead an active lifestyle. You can easily walk or run long distance without any stress.
  • A heavy tummy is one reason for back pain in many people. With abdominoplasty, it is possible to reduce the back pain.