The "tummy tuck" is done as an outpatient at hospital outpatient surgery center with a general anesthetic administered by an MD anesthesiologist. Normally, all the skin/fat between the cut, which is just above the pubic hair and from one hip to the other, and the belly button can be removed. Also, the muscles are tightened (repair and re-approximation of the rectus abdominis muscles) that have separated usually after childbirth. Other more limited cuts or operations may be done, depending on the patient's situation and the improvement they desire. Also, other procedures, like liposuction, breast/face surgery, can usually be combined.