Both men and women with excess abdominal fat and skin can benefit from abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck." Those desiring a narrower waist and tighter abdomen are good candidates providing they are not smokers or have poor circulation. Belly overhang is the result of pregnancy, weight fluctuation or genetic predisposition.
Abdominoplasty is intended for people of relatively normal weight. It is not the answer for a huge overhang of skin. Those who intend to lose significant weight should postpone having a tummy tuck until their weight is within a satisfactory range.