Panniculectomy in Beverly Hills, CA

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A flat stomach can ordinarily be achieved through a nutritious diet and exercise, but getting rid of that lower belly pooch can be trickier than you may think. Ideal for patients looking to reduce stubborn lower belly fat and skin that has been resistant to exercise, plastic surgeon Dr. J. Timothy Katzen performs panniculectomies at his office in Beverly Hills, CA. Removing this excess skin and fat can also increase mobility, widen your options when it comes to clothing, and reduce chafing and irritation of the skin in this area. If you are looking for a way to remove excess tissues in your lower abdominal region, schedule a consultation at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills to find out more information on why a panniculectomy may be helpful for achieving mobility and functional goals.

Dr. Katzen performs panniculectomy as an outpatient surgery in an accredited surgical facility while you are under general anesthesia. During the 1 – 2-hour surgery, Dr. Katzen will make one or more tiny, horizontal incisions between the belly button and the pubic hairline. Dr. Katzen will define the midline linea alba and the outline of the rectus muscle. Excess fat will be removed and loose skin will be trimmed away, all while keeping the muscles in tact. Whereas tummy tuck procedures tend to remove loose skin and extra fat along with tightening the abdominal muscles, a panniculectomy does not usually tighten muscles as part of the procedure. Dr. Katzen will stitch together the remaining skin over the tissues that have been untouched by the procedure.

Careful aftercare is essential to ensure proper healing and achieve the best results after a panniculectomy, a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen. Patients need to rest adequately and limit physical activity, especially during the first two weeks post-surgery. Keeping the incision site clean and dry is crucial. Our surgical team will provide specific aftercare instructions for healing and pain management. Drains might be placed at the surgery site to help remove excess fluid. We may recommend a compression garment to support the healing area, reduce swelling, and help the skin conform to the new body contours. It’s important to watch for signs of infection, fever, unusual symptoms, or other complications, such as increased redness, swelling, severe pain, or discharge at the incision site.

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.

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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!

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My self-esteem and confidence have already improved by milestones - I normally don't write reviews but Dr. J Timothy Katzen and his team have gone above and beyond my expectations. I had gastric sleeve surgery and lost a total of 125 pounds. I kept convincing myself that I don't need plastic or reconstructive surgery. I figured I was healthy, and excess skin and fat is something I could live with. Boy was I wrong. Looking at my flabs and wrinkled skin was a bad reminder of my old obese self, the person I wanted to move on from. I had such low self-esteem when I was obese. I found Dr. J Timothy Katzen through Real Self and had no doubt he is the right surgeon for my situation. Dr. Katzen was the clear choice because of how many before and after pictures he had, the number of great reviews, the questions and answers, the videos, and his credentials, I mean I can go on forever. I felt super confident in my decision and sure enough, he delivered. Dr. Katzen did a circumferential body lift and I could not be more pleased with the results and care I received from everyone. I am forever grateful for how Dr. Katzen transformed my body. My self-esteem and confidence have already improved by milestones.

N. RealSelf

El mejor  cirujano que he conocido .antes de el consultes varios para que me quitara silicone de mis glúteos,y nadie lo quiso hacer .mis respetos para Katzen ,para mi sin duda alguna .EL MEJOR!!!

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(Translated by Google) I am happy to be a patient of Dr. to be cats. I'm an aquafill victim. After my injection in Düsseldorf in 2017, I ran into problems very quickly. For several years I regularly took medication for pain and was afraid for my health and for my life. From the first minutes of meeting Dr. Katzen on I realized that he perfectly knows all the problems related to aquafilling.Before the operation I was worried, but my doctor approached me and reassured me, I went to the operating room with a smile . Everything went well and the result is better than I could have imagined. dr Katzen was very careful with my body, it looks like I have no gel. I am thin and you could see and feel aquafilling. This gel was in the layers of the skin, but now there is nothing there. Many thanks to dr. Katzen and his entire team (Original) Ich bin glücklich, Patientin von Dr. Katzen zu sein. Ich bin ein Aquafilling-Opfer. Nach meiner Spritze 2017 in Düsseldorf habe ich sehr schnell Probleme bekommen. Mehrere Jahre lang nahm ich regelmäßig Medikamente gegen Schmerzen und hatte Angst um meine Gesundheit und um mein Leben. Von den ersten Minuten des Treffens mit Dr. Katzen an wurde mir klar, dass er alle Probleme im Zusammenhang mit Aquafilling perfekt kennt.Vor der Operation war ich besorgt, aber mein Arzt kam auf mich zu und beruhigte mich, ich ging mit einem Lächeln in den Operationssaal . Alles hat gut geklappt und das Ergebnis ist besser als ich es mir hätte vorstellen können. Dr. Katzen war sehr vorsichtig mit meinem Körper, es sieht so aus, als hätte ich kein Gel. Ich bin dünn und Aquafilling war zu sehen und zu spüren. Dieses Gel war in den Hautschichten, aber jetzt ist dort nichts mehr. Vielen Dank an Dr. Katzen und sein gesamtes Team

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A panniculectomy is designed for individuals struggling to eliminate the persistent lower belly pooch that diet and exercise alone cannot resolve. This surgery offers significant benefits for patients aiming to improve their physical appearance and quality of life. Some of the advantages include:

  • Removal of excess skin and fat
  • Improved mobility
  • Expanded clothing options
  • Enhanced physique
  • Reduced skin irritation

Am I a Candidate for a Panniculectomy?

Eliminate embarrassing loose skin with a panniculectomy at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills. This procedure if perfect for patients in Beverly Hills, CA who want to remove loose skin that hangs over the genital area. Additionally, patients should be in good general health, have no existing diseases, and have no plans to become pregnant or lose a significant amount more weight.

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Many Beverly Hills, CA patients struggle with traditional approaches to reducing their lower belly pooch. Abdominal sculpting at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills takes the stubborn fat from your stomach and creates smoother, smaller waistlines that you can move freely with. If you have tried exercise and diet but are still not able to work off this issue, schedule a consultation with Plastic Surgeon Dr. Katzen at His office in Beverly Hills, CA to learn more about panniculectomy.

Should I get a tummy tuck or panniculectomy?

An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and panniculectomy surgically remove excess skin and small amounts of fat from the stomach. However, a panniculectomy is only in the lower area of the stomach, and the muscles are not tightened. A tummy tuck may address the upper, lower, or both stomach sections, including muscle tightening. During your private consultation, Dr. Katzen can go over all the differences between the two and help you decide which surgery is best for your needs and goals.

Can I combine a panniculectomy with another procedure?

A panniculectomy is often part of a total body contouring plan, like after weight loss surgery or a mommy makeover. After weight loss surgery, a panniculectomy is usually performed along with other lift surgeries like an arm lift or thigh lift. It can be combined with another cosmetic procedure, such as breast augmentation, a breast lift, or liposuction that targets another area of the body. In a “mommy makeover,” a panniculectomy may be combined with other procedures, like a breast lift and liposuction, to address areas where pregnancy and breastfeeding have had a significant impact on the body. Talk to Dr. Katzen about all of your concerns so he can create a comprehensive treatment plan that meets all your goals.

Does a panniculectomy cause scarring?

All surgical procedures require an incision which leads to scarring. During a panniculectomy, Dr. Katzen does his best to place the incision in an easily concealed area. Typically, this means a small horizontal line above the pubic hairline that can be easily concealed by underwear and swimsuits. Dr. Katzen or a member of his team will discuss scar care management as part of your recovery instructions so your scar heals flat and blends with your natural skin.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.