You should select a surgeon who can perform the procedure expeditiously, but most of the surgeons I know who brag about how quickly they can do a surgery are too focused on getting back to their golf game. Of course, the surgeon should be able to make a reasonable estimate of the time required, and none of the other answers to this question constitute "bragging", in my opinion. I am sure that those surgeons are all very careful surgeons. However, two weeks after the surgery is done, nobody will even remember how long the surgery took. Nonetheless, I would agree that a very slow surgeon is not likely to be better than an expeditious surgeon.
Both abdominoplasty and liposuction (and especially liposuction) can take an amount of time that is quite variable, depending on the size of the abdominoplasty, and especially depending on the amount of liposuction required.
As for how long a surgery can go before it is unsafe, I think it would be hard to find scientific justification for a specific amount of time being the maximum that is safe. I have been involved in extensive reconstructive procedures that have taken up to 24 hours, and were completed safely, and anesthetic complications are very rare, despite the length of the procedure.
I also do not agree that the risk goes up significantly as the length of the surgery exceeds a certain number of hours. However, it is certainly true that a longer procedure presents additional challenges to making the surgery safe. With longer surgery, special attention needs to be taken to keeping the patient from becoming cool, since the anesthesia reduces your body's ability to regulate its temperature. Careful monitoring, as well as active heating, usually with hot air, is generally used.
Also, longer procedures increase the risk of pressure injury unless every part of the body is carefully padded (keeping in mind that too much padding can be worse than not enough padding, since the padding itself can increase pressure)
Longer procedures may also increase the risk of a blood clot, which in the worst case can grow and travel to the lungs. Use of active automated squeezing of the calves during and after surgery reduces that risk, and having the patient start walking the same day, or the next day at the latest, is critical. Anticoagulant medication may also reduce that risk, but may also increase the risk of bleeding after surgery.
The surgery centers I use generally recommend limiting cosmetic surgery to eight hours in most cases, and that seems like a reasonable compromise. Longer procedures are probably safe as well, but might be a long time for the surgeon to maintain concentration. I personally believe that one longer surgery is probably safer than two shorter procedures, although I am not aware of any scientific proof of that, either.
In the end, the problem is that, because the risk of significant complications from a procedure done under general anesthesia at a well-appointed and well-staffed facility with a physician anesthesiologist is so low, it leads to superstitions about exact lengths of surgery.
However, safety is the most important thing to think about as you plan your surgery. Cosmetic surgery can only be justified because it can be done safely. Be sure to discuss this with your surgeon, to ensure that you are making an informed decision that you are both comfortable with.