Do you think a tummy tuck is the only way to get rid of stretch marks on the belly? Stretch marks below the belly button can be completely removed. Stretch marks above the belly button may not lend themselves well to removal. It is important to know that multiple procedures can be combined when doing a tummy tuck such as skin tightening, stretch mark removal, fat removal, muscle tightening, and hernia repair. Often my patients will combine a tummy tuck with breast surgery to make it a mommy makeover. It's possible to lift, reduce or enhance the breasts while having tummy surgery.