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!"



"Best Friends Having Silicone Removal in Buttocks Together, then BBL - So many young people like myself fall victim to silicone injections. I was 21 years old when my best friend talked me into getting silicone injections into my butt. She and I both had it done and we both deeply regret it. We were living in fear that something bad was happening to us. We both had symptoms that were just downright scary, pain, redness, like a brain fog feeling, panic attacks, and more. It was a terrifying time when we read about other things that have happened to others who also had silicone injections. We both did our research to find the best surgeon to remove the silicone in our buttocks. We both agreed that Dr. Katzen was our top choice, after all, he performs silicone removals on a regular basis. Not only did we both have silicone removal from Dr. Katzen, we both later returned to him for BBL. Dr. Katzen is a gem!"



"Brazilian Butt Lift Before my Summer Cruise - Back in January, I wanted to prep my body for my upcoming summer plans. My single girlfriends and I will be taking a long cruise and that means lots of bikinis will be packed. My buttocks were on the smaller side so I opted to undergo a Brazilian Butt Lift with Dr. Katzen. Oh MY! Dr. Katzen did a fabulous job and my buttocks look marvelous! I cannot wait to get into my bikinis this summer and enjoy my vacay with my girls."



"My thighs turned out beautiful and recovery was not as bad as what I thought it would be - I've gone through a few reconstructive plastic surgeries after bariatric surgery but somehow the thigh lift surgery was the one that made me the most nervous. I heard so many things from others in the weight loss forums that I belong to, that it made me have a second thought about having the thigh lift surgery. One day while I was in the forum to research some more, I found one of Dr. Katzen's patient who had muliple surgeries with him, including a thigh lift. She had nothing but great things to say about him. I made a phone consultation appointment to talk to Dr. Katzen, I live in Ohio. Prior to the phone appointment, the office had me fill out the paperwork and had me sent some pictures of my thighs. Dr. Katzen was able to mark the areas in the pictures and approximate how much skin and fat he can remove. He was so pleasant to talk to. I flew out a few days before surgery and met him in person. He was more amazing than ever which calmed my nerves. My thighs turned out beautiful and recovery was not as bad as what I thought it would be. Dr. Katzen gave many suggestions of what to do to prep for post op, and I followed his instructions carefully. Would I do this again? Yes, in a heartbeat! This thigh lift surgery has changed my life."



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