An abdominoplasty, commonly called a "Tummy Tuck", is a plastic surgery procedure which flattens the abdomen by tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. It involves removing excess skin, fat, and stretch marks. The abdomen tends to take on a rounded appearance as we age, as our weight fluctuates, and after events such as childbirth. The muscle and tissues of the abdomen are weakened, and the skin becomes so stretched that no amount of sit-ups or leg raises can remove this shape. A Tummy Tuck can re-contour and reposition these tissues with the added benefit of removing any pre-existing scars from the lower abdomen.