How long does a tummy tuck take to perform?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
The hours of a tummy tuck in surgery depends upon the size of the tummy. The average tummy tuck takes approximately 1-2 hours. Larger panniculectomies can take 3-4 hours depending upon the amount of skin to be removed, contouring of the hips, and the thighs (if necessary).

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