This procedure, known as Abdominoplasty, is a major operation to remove the excess of fat and skin from the middle and lower abdomen. It also tightens the muscles and fascia of the abdominal wall. The tummy tuck targets the flaccid and protruding abdomen, caused by pregnancy, aging, body weight fluctuation, etc. An incision is made above the pubic area and another one to free the navel. Muscles are tightened and the fat and excess skin is removed and the belly button is relocated. This surgery leaves a scar, which can extend from hip to hip, but with new techniques it will fade as much as possible within 6 months. This procedure is done under general anesthetic and requires an overnight in the hospital. A girdle will need to worn day and night for a month.