Tummy tuck is a common procedure for reducing stomach fat and making it look shapely. Also known as abdominoplasty it also helps remove excess skin after weight loss and restore weakened or separated muscles around the abdomen to improve the overall look and functioning. While tummy tuck is a great option to improve the appearance of loose or sagging skin, it does not work on removing stretch marks. However, it should be noted that doctors suggest that tummy tuck is not a replacement for an exercise or eating healthy for losing weight, it is only ideal in certain cases. Additionally, the results of a tummy tuck are permanent, but maintaining a proper weight is critical.