A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure for removing extra skin and fat in the abdomen. It can be combined with liposuction for contouring the hips, waist, and upper abdomen. A tummy tuck also involves tightening the rectus ("six-pack") muscles that are often stretched out and bulging in women who have been pregnant. A mini tummytuck is a lesser invasive procedure with shorter scars and a quicker recovery. Please visit or section on "Mommy makeover" to see many more photos of tummytucks. Learn more about tummy tucks here.