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Time taken for tummy tuck surgery?


Generally speaking, how many hours does it take for a tummy tuck surgery?


The answer varies depending on what is done and who does it.  It could be anywhere from 1 hour to 4 hours.  My own personal experience is about 2 hours.

John P. Stratis, M.D.
Harrisburg, PA


It takes me about two hours to do a tummy tuck surgery.  It really depends on the bleeding that one encounters and the amount of tissue that I remove.  I almost always do this surgery as an outpatient and many times combine it with breast enlargement (mommy make-over).  You may go to my website( for further information and watch videos at for special pricing.

Dr. Domanskis

Edward J. Domanskis, M.D., FACS
Newport Beach, CA


Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty is a term that is applicable to a variety of procedures aimed at removing excess abdominal skin and tightening the abdominal wall muscles.  I may also include liposuction.

Depending on the patient's individual anatomy, a tummy tuck may consist of:

!. Excision of lower abdominal skin alone;  2. Using a small incision to repair the separation of the rectus abdominis muscles with minimal, or no skin excision; 3. wide undermining of and excision of the lower abdominal skin with rectus abdominis muscle repair; 4. selective liposuction of the lower abdomen and /or flanks.

Depending on which "tummy tuck" is done, the time may range from 2 to 4 hours.

See my website for further information (


Fredrick A. Valauri, M.D. F.A.C.S.M.D., F.A.C.S.
New York, NY


It usually takes me about 2hours for a tummy tuck surgery. I perform these under general anesthetic as an outpatient. Watch my video and see my website for temporary price reduction( Dr. Ed Domanskis Newport Beach,Ca

Edward J. Domanskis, M.D., FACS
Newport Beach, CA

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