9735 Wilshire Blvd Ste 407

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

J. Timothy Katzen, M.D.


Award-winning and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. J. Timothy Katzen is proud to offer a comprehensive range of aesthetic procedures to women and men at his esteemed facilities in Beverly Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV. Having been featured on a number of television programs, such as TLC's The Real Skinny and Discovery Health's The Incredible Shrinking Woman, he has gained recognition for his advanced after weight loss surgery techniques. The most notable of these techniques is his trademark 360 circumferential body lift, which he has performed for numerous patients to help them fully realize their post-weight loss body goals. Dr. Katzen cares deeply for each of his charges and actively involves them in the decision-making process of their personalized surgical treatment plans. This is to ensure that their unique concerns are addressed and goals met.


Dr. Katzen received his Bachelor of Science in biology from the prestigious Duke University. After completing his undergraduate education, he went on to attend the Medical College of Virginia where he earned his medical degree. Dr. Katzen then underwent a decade of advanced training in both general and plastic surgery. During this pivotal period of his education, he was able to train under the best surgeons in their respective fields and worked to develop the advanced surgical techniques he is now known for. Dr. Katzen's general surgery residency and internship took place at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, HI, after which he attended a plastic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He then partook in three separate, year-long fellowships. These included:

  • A burn surgery fellowship at Vanderbilt University where he worked alongside Dr. J. B. Lynch
  • A fellowship in microsurgery at St. Joseph Hospital where he worked alongside Dr. Benjamin Cohen
  • A craniofacial surgery fellowship at New York University Medical Center where he worked alongside Dr. Joseph McCarthy

A firm believer in the continual pursuit of education, Dr. Katzen takes pride in staying up-to-date with all of the latest technical and technological advancements in the field of aesthetic surgery. 

Specialties and Expertise

Specializing in treatments for the body, breast, face, and skin, Dr. Katzen offers a range of procedures that are specially tailored to suit each patient's unique situation. Of these numerous surgeries and services, Dr. Katzen is especially sought out for his work with lower body lifts (employing his 360 circumferential body lift technique), arm lifts, thigh lifts, tummy tucks, and high-definition liposuction using VASER. He also frequently performs breast augmentations, breast lifts, and provides a range of nonsurgical treatments at his offices in Beverly Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV.

Dr. Katzen has achieved international fame for his after weight loss surgery techniques, which involve excising unwanted skin to contour the body and create a trimmer, tauter shape. Due to his high level of skill and respect, he has even been featured on a number of television programs that document patients' journeys with skin removal surgery following tremendous weight loss.


Dr. Katzen has been recognized by fellow leaders in the cosmetic industry for his devotion to his patients and his craft. This has allowed him to receive a number of prestigious honors and awards, such as:

  • The Aston Award, which is granted to only one plastic surgery resident in the country every year
  • Businessman of the Year 2005, awarded by the Business Advisory Council in Washington, D.C.
  • The Founder’s Award, awarded by the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America
  • The Glancey Award, which he was presented at the Southeastern Regional Plastic Surgery meeting
  • Top 10 Plastic Surgeons for Client Satisfaction, awarded by the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons
  • Top Doctors Award, elected by his peers and recognized as a leading surgeon in Los Angeles, CA


In addition to his certification with the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Katzen is a proud member of the following societies:

  • American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons (ASBPS), President
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
  • J.B. Lynch Society
  • J.M. Converse Society
  • H.W. Scott, Jr. Society

He is also a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the International College of Surgeons (FICS), as well as a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners.


Dr. Katzen believes that every man, woman, and child should have access to tools that can allow them to live healthier lives. In an effort to give back to his communities, he actively invests his free time to work with a number of non-profit organizations, including Obesity Help, the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of American, and the Obesity Action Coalition.


"My experience with Dr. Timothy Katzen is wonderful. His surgical skills are top notch and he has great bedside manner. I have had 3 procedures with Dr. Katzen and happy with all three."



"Dr. Katzen is amazing. His knowledge and bedside banner area impeccable. He kept me informed every step of the way. His staff is just as impressive, they are patient and responsive 24hrs a day. He is great with the bariatric patient community, he knows how to get rid of our loose skin and hide all the scars. Thank you for all your help!"



"The Best and I Looked Researched Everywhere and Everyone - Body lift and thigh lift 11 pounds removed and I have my 19 year old body back [RSBleep], you know the body we had before the babies and the weight gains loses gains and loses ------ Dr. Katzen exceeded all my expectations with the surgical results and he has a mellow kind beside manner very UN-LA (thank goodness).The office staff is SUPER NICE (Kiara is great) I live in SF and traveled and stayed the 2 weeks in LA because he is the best. I am not posting body pics BC I am 7 weeks post op my scars look good but are PINK (that is how I scar) and my thighs look good (yes they are gapped now) but have 2 little incisions/suture healing spots - totally normal healing stuff.Will update with body pics in a few weeks."



"Dr. Katzen is a True Gem!!!! - What makes Dr. Katzen stood out for me was his demeanor and how wonderful his patients talk about him. Dr. Katzen is a true gem and I am so glad I went with him. He stuck with me from beginning to end. I felt safe and comfortable with him the entire journey. I had the pleasure of meeting many of his post-op patients in the lobby. We all pretty much agree he is awesome!"



"Extended Tummy Tuck and Gynecomastia Surgery After 140 Pound Weight Loss - I am a 47-year-old male who underwent gastric bypass surgery. I lost approximately 140 pounds. Like many patients, I experienced sagging excess skin in my abdomen along with other areas. My arms and thighs surprisingly was not horribly bad, I could live with it. The two areas that bothered me the most was my abdomen and chest area. I found Dr. Katzen and knew immediately, I can trust my life with him. I underwent an extended tummy tuck and gynecomastia surgery, both with excellent results."



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