Over time, the body can change due to weight fluctuations, pregnancy, heredity, prior surgery, and/or the natural aging process. Among the most stubborn areas that can become bothersome for both men and women is the abdomen. Many people have bulging fatty tissue or sagging skin in the abdominal region that is impossible to get rid of with traditional weight-loss methods. Often, no amount of diet and exercise can remove excess fat and skin or tighten the abdominal muscles. Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, is a common procedure performed to create a more attractive abdominal profile.