A tummy tuck, AKA abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat and tightens muscles to create a firmer and smoother abdomen. Traditional tummy tuck makes an incision from one side of the hip to the other and around the belly button to reposition the navel. Mini-tummy tucks change the abdomen appearance below the navel. An endoscopic tummy tuck is for patients with weak abdominal muscles, little fat in the abdomen area and little loose skin around the stomach. Extended tummy tucks are performed when “love handles” need to be removed from the sides of the waist and excess skin and fat around the stomach. Circumferential tummy tuck results in a loss of skin elasticity and weight loss.