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.


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"My name is Jacki and I had the RNY gastric bypass 4.5 years ago. I went from 365lbs. down to 230lbs. Even though I was so happy with my results, nothing prepared me for how much excess skin, fat, and tissue I would still have. I was heartbroken because I had done all of this hard work to lose weight and feel normal, yet I still got stares; now they weren't from being morbidly obese, but because I had all of this unattractive hanging skin. About 2.5 years ago I started to do my research and came across Dr.Katzen as one of my prospect surgeons. I had my consult and to be honest, he was nothing as I had imagined. Most doctors (especially in the Beverly Hills area) are all about the money. Dr.Katzen is not only one of kindest doctors I have met, but his artistic skills are impecable. Then, to make things even better, I got to see his work shine on TLC's The Real Skinny. Right then and there, I knew Dr.Katzen was the only surgeon I would trust my body with. On September 9, 2013 I had a 360 Body Lift and staged liposuction of the thighs, which removed a whooping total of 50lbs! Dr.Katzen was patient with me and answered any and all questions that I had.  I had such an amazing experience with him. It has been a huge honor and I can not imagine finishing up my journey with anyone else than Dr. J. Timothy Katzen (I plan to still do a medial thigh lift, arms, breasts, and torsoplasty)!"



"Dr. Katzen is amazing. I needed a procedure done, and he got me in on his calendar right away. When I came in for my in office procedure, I didn't have to wait for long.  He made sure I was comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Katzen!"



"Dr. Katzen has performed several reconstructive surgeries for me following weight loss surgery.  I could not be happier with the results. Losing 150 lbs left me feeling even worse and looking like a ravaged body.  Dr. Katzen was able to see beyond the globs of skin and helped me to vision what I could be like when he was done with his skills.  I am forever grateful to Dr. Katzen for giving me the body I had long felt lived inside.  My self confidence and joy for living was restored after my surgeries with Dr. Katzen.  Consult with Dr. Katzen and you too can be transformed!"



"Dr. Katzen is a professional. Very kind when he speaks to you. You will appreciate the way the doctor takes his time to explain procedures."



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