A “tummy tuck liposuction” is the procedure whereby excess skin and fat is removed from the abdomen and the underlying muscles are tightened. There are two main reasons one may be a candidate for an abdominoplasty. The first is pregnancy and the second is a weight gain or loss of + or – 10%. These cause wrinkling of the skin and stretch marks, excess fat tissue, and rectus muscle diastasis, whereby the muscles of the abdomen have separated. When the muscles have been stretched to such an extent, it is highly unlikely that diet and exercise alone will give you the results you desire. Liposuction could be an alternative treatment.