Anna Maria G's Story
“In May 2003, I had gastric bypass surgery and lost 110 lbs. The surgery gave me the opportunity to, in essence, “make a fresh start” in living a healthier life. It’s been four years since my surgery and I’ve been able to maintain my weight; however, no matter how much I exercised, certain areas of my body just didn’t shrink up the way I had hoped. So, in 2006, I began the process of interviewing surgeons for a thigh and butt lift. I consulted with a couple of surgeons that were referred by trusted individuals.While I believed them to be excellent surgeons, neither of them performed very many thigh and butt lifts and I left their offices feeling very unsure in choosing them. I obtained Dr. Katzen’s name from Obesityhelp.com. What drew me to consult with him was the fact that he has made post bariatric surgery an integral part of his practice. Still, without that “word of mouth” recommendation, I was still a bit apprehensive. As I sat in the office waiting for my consultation, I had the opportunity to meet some of Dr. Katzen’s patients who were there for either follow-ups or consultations for additional surgeries. My anxieties started to subside as they spoke of him with such high regard.Once I met with Dr. Katzen and we spoke for a while, I knew I had found the right surgeon. He addressed my concerns giving me options as to placement of surgical incisions, took the time to sit down and show me before and after pictures of his patients and answered all my questions.
In October 2006, Dr. Katzen performed a thigh and butt lift, removing 10 lbs. of excess skin. This has given me the confidence to wear dresses, skirts, shorts and, dare I say it, a swimsuit! I am very happy with the results of my surgery and plan to have Dr. Katzen perform additional surgeries in the coming year.”