The abdomen is an area of the body that can cause frustration for all types of individuals. No matter how much weight you lose or how much you exercise, you are unable to improve the skin tone. That skin has been overstretched and will not tighten on its own. To remove that extra skin and fat will require an abdominoplasty (also known as a tummy tuck). A tummy tuck cuts away the extra skin and fat, tightens the underlying muscles and can raise up the pubic area. All of these help you look more proportional, fit better in your clothes and make you feel more confident about your body. Make sure you consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon.