Tummy tucks are a surgical solution for excess skin and fat in the abdominal area. In cases where diet and exercise are not successful in correcting the issue, a tummy tuck may be recommended. A tummy tuck is not meant to be a weight loss alternative. This type of procedure may be done post pregnancy, or after weight loss when the abdominal area doesn't properly tone up. A tummy tuck is also frequently done for the purpose of stretch mark removal.