After Weight Loss Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA

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What is After Weight Loss Surgery?

Women and men alike who undergo significant weight loss are to be commended, having overcome a big obstacle that affects a growing number of men, women, and children alike. Unfortunately, while their weight loss represents a huge accomplishment, some will be faced with an additional roadblock to achieving their dream body. The new challenge usually presents itself in the sagging and loose skin that resides on the body. Significant weight loss commonly leaves patients with skin that cannot conform to the new body frame, especially if a large amount of weight was lost rapidly. Regardless of where the skin laxity resides, plastic surgery is often necessary to fully address the issue. Plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen offers after weight loss surgery for Beverly Hills, CA men and women. This can be a life-changing treatment at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills and is often the final step in a patient's total weight loss transformation.

What are the benefits of After Weight Loss Surgery?

Weight loss surgery at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills brings a multitude of advantages that go beyond the primary goal of reducing body weight. These benefits significantly enhance both physical appearance and overall quality of life. They include:

  • The removal of excess skin
  • A more contoured figure
  • The ability to exercise freely without excess skin in the way
  • Less friction created by excess skin rubbing
  • The ability to enjoy your weight loss results fully
  • Improved mobility and flexibility
  • Reduced pain and discomfort
  • Enhanced clothing options and fit
  • Better body temperature regulation
  • Increased energy levels

Dr. Katzen and his team have been amazing since the first moment I contacted them. There are too many wonderful things to say about Dr. Katzen to list here! He is a very talented surgeon who genuinely cares for his patients. I am an out of state patient and he would always answer his personal line anytime I called with a question or concern after surgery. I must also mention that he has the BEST physician assistant, Talia. She has been so helpful and, without her assistance, this process would have been beyond stressful! His entire staff are wonderful as well. Dr. Katzen gave me results beyond my expectations and I highly recommend him for post weight loss surgery!

S.M. Google

Thigh lift and body lift at the same time after losing 150 lbs - After weight loss surgery, I lost 150 pounds. I NEEDED a body lift and thigh lift so badly. Dr. Katzen was able to combine both of those surgeries for me. Because it was a long surgery, I stayed at a recovery center for 2 days. Dr. Katzen came by the recovery center to check on me both days to make sure I was comfortable and doing well. I just love his bedside manner so much. The nurses also took wonderful care of me. My body lift and thigh lift made a massive difference in my body shape. I have gone down 4 to 6 clothing sizes (depending on the brand). I'm in love with my body.

C. RealSelf

He reshaped my body into something I could have never imagined - How lucky am I to have found Dr. Katzen online? I understand why his patients talk so highly of him. I had a body lift with Dr. Katzen after weight loss surgery. Dr. Katzen is so talented and understanding. He's worked on hundreds of weight loss patients, so he understands our needs. My body had endured so much weight gain and loss through the years and it showed. My body had stretched out so much and had excess saggy skin all over. Dr. Katzen not only repaired the skin, but he also reshaped my body into something I could have never imagined could be done. So thankful for Dr. Katzen's knowledge, skills, and kindness.

N.C. RealSelf

Loving my New Body (Body Lift and Thigh Lift) - I met Dr. Katzen at a weight loss convention. He did a presentation on Plastic Reconstructive Surgery after Weight Loss. He talked about all the common procedures that his weight loss patients have had done, such as body lift, thigh lift, breast aug, arm lift, torsoplasty, facelift, etc...I was so intrigued by him and his skills. He literally transforms bodies so beautifully. At the time, I had just had bariatric surgery. One and a half years later, I went to him for a body lift and thigh lift. He made me a new body that I love so much.

W. RealSelf

I healed really well with excellent results - My sister and I both had gastric bypass surgery a while back. She started her reconstructive surgeries before me. She had a body lift, thigh lift, torsoplasty, arm lift, and breast lift with Dr. Timothy Katzen. I accompanied her to every appointment because I knew one day I would need a surgeon to reconstruct my body as well. I ended up having the same surgeries as my sister. We both healed really well with excellent results. There is no one we would trust our bodies to. Dr. Katzen is beyond amazing at what he does.

C.M. RealSelf


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Who is a candidate for after weight loss surgery?

The ideal candidates for after weight loss surgery are those who have stretched and hanging skin as a result of losing a significant amount of weight. Most often, this issue is visible early on as the body begins to change shape. If you are challenged by loose skin, this complex combination of surgeries performed by Dr. Katzen can eliminate the deformity, then secure the tissue and remaining skin for a healthy, tighter look. It's important for patients to be close to their goal weight before considering skin removal surgery to ensure that they receive their ideal results.

what to expect during skin removal Surgery

Surgery to remove loose skin is considered a major cosmetic treatment. These kinds of surgeries are performed with the patient under general anesthesia and can take several hours, depending on the unique combination of procedures that are a part of your surgical plan. An overnight stay in the hospital is usually necessary so your health can be monitored. A form of liposuction is often integrated during surgery to remove excess fatty tissue, which is followed by the surgical removal of skin. Plastic surgery of this nature often does require larger incisions in comparison to other cosmetic surgeries so varying degrees of scarring may occur as a result. During surgery, every attempt is made by Dr. Katzen to create incisions in inconspicuous locations, such as in the natural folds of the body or in areas that are often hidden. Some of the most common after weight loss surgery procedures that patients can receive are: 

  • Arm lift
  • Neck lift
  • Facelift
  • Tummy tuck
  • Thigh lift
  • Breast lift
  • Butt lift

A typical after weight loss surgery plan can include a full upper body lift (such as an arm lift, upper back lift, or breast lift), a lower body lift (including a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or butt lift), or both, depending on your goals.

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how long is recovery after surgery?

Once you're released from our care, it's important to dedicate a week or two to at-home recovery. Tubes may be placed near the incision sites to help control drainage, and medical garments should be worn to minimize swelling. For the average person, it takes roughly 2 – 4 weeks until you can resume low-impact activities. Depending on the surgeries, this could take longer. Dr. Katzen finds that most of his patients are back to normal around 4 – 6 months post-op. Skin removal surgery is life-changing for patients and produces amazing results that are immediately noticeable. Finally, you will be able to feel confident in your body and wear the clothes you want. You'll also be able to partake in activities without pounds of hanging skin keeping you from doing the things you love and enjoy.

Transform your figure

Weight loss is a tremendous accomplishment, and we congratulate everyone who has taken the steps to improve their health and their life. If stretched-out skin has become a problem, Dr. Katzen encourages you to learn about your options for skin removal and body contouring surgery. After weight loss surgery can further improve your figure and allow you to achieve the body you have worked so hard toward. Contact J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills for more information.

Can I use insurance to pay for my after weight loss surgery?

Insurance policies, for the most part, won't cover the expenses associated with cosmetic surgery. However, coverage does vary and may apply to weight loss patients if loose skin has become a medical concern. If you're considering using your health insurance to help cover the costs of after weight loss surgery, please let Dr. Katzen know during your initial consultation. A member of his team will help you get the needed information and paperwork to complete your insurance claim.

What will be included in my after weight loss surgery?

Typical body parts that are corrected in after weight loss surgery are the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, neck, arms, and breasts. During your consultation, Dr. Katzen will listen to your needs and wants before performing a physical examination of your body. Once this is complete, he can give you his recommendations for what should be included in your after weight loss surgery plan.

When should I get my after weight loss surgery?

When you have lost a significant amount of weight, loose skin will form. Once you're as close as possible to your goal weight, you should schedule a consultation at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills. During this consultation, Dr. Katzen can give you information to prepare you for your surgery. He will also discuss what may be included in your customized post-weight loss surgery treatment plan. Before moving forward with after weight loss surgery, you should be at or near a stable weight.

What will my recovery be like after surgery?

Your recovery time will vary, depending on the surgeries that are a part of your treatment plan. If you're having many areas treated, your healing period will take longer. During your consultation, Dr. Katzen will go over what you should expect during your recovery and offer suggestions to help make you more comfortable. To monitor your progress, it's important to attend all your scheduled follow-up appointments at our Beverly Hills, CA office.

What are the potential risks associated with post-weight loss surgery?

Like all surgical procedures, post-weight loss surgeries come with potential risks such as infections, bleeding, scarring, and reactions to anesthesia. Dr. Katzen will discuss these risks in detail during your consultation and provide guidance on how to minimize them. It's essential for patients considering post-weight loss surgery to discuss these risks thoroughly with their surgeon to fully understand potential complications and how they might be mitigated. Surgeons usually take several steps to minimize risks, including a thorough preoperative assessment and postoperative care.

How should I manage my diet and nutrition after surgery?

Proper nutrition is crucial for healing and maintaining results after surgery. Dr. Katzen’s team includes nutritional counseling as part of the post-surgery care plan. You will receive personalized dietary recommendations to ensure your body gets the necessary nutrients to heal and maintain your new physique. Adequate hydration and a high-protein diet are essential for wound healing and to support muscle mass. Certain vitamins and minerals also are beneficial to the healing process. Reducing intake of high-sugar and high-fat foods can promote healthier weight management and reduce the risk of complications. Depending on the type of surgery, your doctor may advise you to avoid specific foods during the recovery period. For example, foods that are extremely hot, spicy, or hard to digest might be restricted initially. By focusing on a balanced, nutrient-rich diet and following the specific guidelines provided by our team, you can support your body through the healing process and enhance your overall health after surgery.

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