How long does a tummy tuck last
A tummytuck, depending upon what is done (abdominal wall tightening, liposuction to the flanks, etc) usually takes 2 to 3 hours. (Gary D. Breslow, MD, Paramus Plastic Surgeon)
Depending on the type of tummy tuck being done, mini vs full and the size of the patient and if the muscle is tightened or not and if any liposuction is done, the time will vary. For the smallest and least invoved procedures it may take 1 hour and a half , for the larger more involved procedures it may take 4 to 5 hours . It also will vary depending on the help you have in the Operating room and how ready they are. (Walter D. Gracia, MD, Arlington Plastic Surgeon)
How Long Does the Tummy Tuck Surgery Take?
Abdominoplasty surgery takes about 2 1/4 hours, depending on the size of the patient and the scope of the procedure. I usually carry this out as a daycare operation. Patients usually spend 6 hours or so in the clinic, taking into account prep time and time spent in the recovery room. Tummy tuck can be combined with other operations such as breast augmentation, in which case the tummy tuck surgery takes about an hour longer. Patients can usually be discharged the same day as long as they are healthy and the length of surgery does not exceed 5 hours. (Eric Pugash, MD, Vancouver Plastic Surgeon)
Duration of surgery for tummy tuck
A standared tummy tuck should take about 2-3 hours. It can take longer or even shorter time depending on patient body habitus, and the type of tummy tuck performed. Extended tummy tuck takes longer time to perform and can be up to 4-5 hours. Most of the time, tummy tuck surgery includes liposuction of the waist and even the thighs and this would add more time to the procedure. (Moneer Jaibaji, MD, San Diego Plastic Surgeon)
Tummy tuck timing
Its all depend on wht you have( skin laxit, abd weaknesss, and fat) how much need to be resected, and it depends how fat is the surgeon. range of time 2-5 hours. (Fatema S. Alsubhi, MD, UAE Plastic Surgeon)
How long does a tummy tuck last?
How many gallons of paint will it take to paint “A” house? I think the size of the house, the number of painters and the number of coats of paint would influence the answer. A overly general question can only get you a very general answer. As applies to Tummy Tucks, the EXACT TYPE (Mini, Standard or Extended) of Tummy Tuck, the size of the patient and the extent of OTHER procedures done at the same time would influence the duration of the procedure greatly. (Peter A. Aldea, MD, Memphis Plastic Surgeon)
It takes 2-3 hours
Depending on how much skin you have to remove and previous abdominal scars, a tummy tuck usually takes 2-3 hours. (Vishnu Rumalla, MD, Dallas Plastic Surgeon)
Time for a tummy tuck
The time for a tummy tuck varies widely, dependent on multiple factors including the size of the patient (smaller would be faster) the speed of the surgeon. The average time may be around 3 hours but can vary from 2 hours to 3.5 or more hours.
Obtaining the best results in a shorter period of time is the goal which can reduce the risk of some complications. (Steven Turkeltaub, MD, Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon)
How long for a tummy tuck procedure?
Generally my tummy tuck takes between 2-5 hours depending on the surface area, volume of liposuction and the size of our patient. (Craig Harrison, MD, PA, Tyler Plastic Surgeon)
How long is a tummy tuck?
A standard tummy tuck probably takes about 3 hours. This includes the time of you getting into the room, going to sleep, the surgeon actually doing the surgery and then you waking up and getting out of the room. As you can see there is a fair amount of time related to things other than the actual “cutting and sewing”.
Obviously larger patients might take more time and smaller patients less. (Ronald Schuster, MD, Baltimore Plastic Surgeon)
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) typically takes about 2-3 hours of surgery time, so it is often done as an outpatient procedure. If it is part of a mommy makeover, the total surgery time will be longer, but in my judgment it should not be planned for longer than about 5 hours as an outpatient. Allow time for pre-op prep and recovery, and if you are planning to go home after then you will need to have someone with you for at least the first 24 hours. (Richard Baxter, MD, Seattle Plastic Surgeon)
Bigger tummy tucks require longer surgery times
There are many different types of tummy tucks and how long the surgery takes depends on which surgery is done and the size of the patient. For an average size patient having a standard tummy tuck, three hours is a good average.
Mini-tummy tucks may take only two to two and half hours, again depending on the size of the patient and how much liposuction is done.
Larger tummy tucks such as the fleur-de-lis procedure or circumferential tummy tucks like the lower body lift can take five hours or longer. Beware of the surgeon who boasts much shorter operating times. Look closely at their before and after photos, particularly the belly button. I have seen many otherwise good tummy tucks ruined by bad belly button scars simply because the surgeon didn’t spend the time to get a good result. (James McMahan, MD, Columbus Plastic Surgeon)