Liposuction is a very effective procedure for body contouring, but it is not appropriate for some patients. This is because the patient’s skin is not sufficiently elastic to resize (shrink wrap) to the newly sculpted body. But, just because liposuction isn’t the best procedure for you doesn’t mean you can’t get a sleek belly in time for summer in Houston. A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia, where excess fat and skin are excised and the abdominal muscles tightened. This provides the flat stomach we all dream of. The tummy tuck does involve some scarring which fades over time, and the size of the scar varies by person.