It is important to note that tummy tuck should not be confused with a weight loss programme. This surgery only plays an important role in helping your lose belly to get back in shape. People who have only small amount of fat in the lower belly area can opt for the mini tummy tuck , which is smaller version of tummy tuck surgery. A belly gets definitely stretched after pregnancy in women, and thus women who are recovering after a pregnancy can opt for this type of surgery. After giving birth, the skin loses its elasticity evidently and consequently the belly gets stretched a lot. However, it is noteworthy that it is not suitable to have this surgery immediately after pregnancy and thus there is no point in hurrying up.