Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat and skin from the area around your stomach. It often appeals to people who are looking to get rid of fat or tuck in their saggy skin around the abdomen. The procedure includes making an incision that will be hidden under the bikini line, and carefully removing most of the excess skin and fat between the belly button, and your pubic area. The surgeon then tightens the musculature over your stomach and stitches it permanently. The surgery can take 2-3 hours. The results obtained by tummy tuck are usually long-lasting as long as you maintain a stable weight.