Sheila M's Story

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen

“After losing 120 lbs. following gastric bypass surgery in April 2005, I was left with a lot of excess skin especially on my thighs. This left me feeling self conscience and I knew I wanted thigh surgery. I began researching plastic surgeons that specialize in formerly obese patients in order to get the best results possible. I was no stranger to plastic surgery as I have had previous surgeries by another surgeon but did not feel his support of my decision to have my thighs lifted. He felt the scar was not worth the end result. But I knew that I still wanted the thigh surgery as I felt nothing, even scars, would look as bad as my thighs looked.After a lot of research, especially on Obesity Help’s website, I found Dr. Katzen. I immediately made an appointment for a thigh lift consult and during my consult with Dr. Katzen, I knew I had found the perfect surgeon for my thigh lift surgery. He was extremely knowledgeable, kind, compassionate and he spent a lot of time answering my questions and concerns.

One of my concerns was of scars as I had a very red and ropey scar on my arm from a previous arm lift surgery. Dr. Katzen put my mind to ease and even offered to revise the scar during the thigh lift surgery. Wow, I was impressed! I was also impressed with his office staff as they were also very kind and knowledgeable.

Dr. Katzen performed my medial thigh lift surgery on 10/26/06 and he also revised the previous scar on my arm. Dr. Katzen is indeed an excellent and skilled surgeon! The scars on my thighs look great, not red and ropey, and the revision of my previous arm scar looks awesome.

Dr. Katzen is definitely an artist and expert in his field of practice. I now can’t wait for summer next year so I can wear shorts and swimsuits again without feeling so miserably self conscience. I have so much gratitude to Dr. Katzen and feel so fortunate to have had him as my surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Katzen to anyone considering plastic surgery. He is the BEST!”

~ Sheila M.
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