Despite how closely you watch what you eat and exercise, you might still be bothered by pockets of fat that prevent you from feeling confident in how you look. To address these insecurities, J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills is proud to offer the latest methods to safely eliminate fat from areas of concern on the body. Surgical liposuction is a body contouring procedure that reduces fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, and buttocks to produce a more contoured appearance. This fat removal surgery at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills can be blended to treat several body parts and create a slimmer, sculpted appearance. During your initial visit, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen will examine the areas of your body you wish to address so you can reach your cosmetic surgery goals. We will strive to help you look and feel amazing.
In addition to traditional liposuction techniques, Dr. Katzen also offers Hi-Def liposuction to tone and contour areas of the body, such as the arms, stomach, flanks, and more. To accomplish this, he incorporates the advanced VASER technology (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance). If you would like to learn more about Hi-Def liposuction with VASER, contact our Beverly Hills, CA cosmetic office and schedule a consultation.
"This review is for Dr. Katzen and his team! Dr. Katzen is a doctor who you want to go to! I live in Oakland, Ca and I decided to get two procedures done with him (separately) and I don’t regret it! I got liposuction on my stomach and a Brachioplasty! I’m happy with my results, and what makes it so much better that no matter how far of a distance you live, he will respond to your questions, concerns via email or phone immediately, which put me at ease! Or his staff will contact you, Belinda has been in the field for 5 years and she as well has put my mind at ease when I have concerns. Thank you Belinda for always listening to me :). He is a doctor who is busy but what stands out about him is that he makes sure his patients are his priority. I also want to say that I appreciate Dr. Katzen for waiting for me to see me past 5:00pm yesterday since my flight got delayed 3 hours! Thank you so much! I believe a client should also take into consideration a doctors bedside manner when picking out a surgeon. I am so glad I chose Dr. Katzen to do all my procedures!"- M.S. / Google / Jul 19, 2019
"I do not know where to begin. Dr. Katzen is the best surgeon I've ever consulted with. Instead of him telling me what's wrong, I told him what I thought was wrong with me and he listened, cared, and gave me his best medical opinion. I've gone to other plastic surgeons and they automatically "suggest" WHAT I should get done and HOW I should get it done. But not with Dr. Katzen. I went in for a VASER Hi-def liposuction. The surgery was minimally invasive (which i wanted). Other surgeons wanted me to get a tummy tuck or a complete makeover (more money and more invasive surgery). THANK YOU DR. KATZEN FOR MY NEW BODY! -Peter :)"- P.R. / Yelp / Feb 28, 2018
"I have been “the fat girl” my entire life. I knew from the time I was 6 years old that I had an eating disorder that I allowed to control my life and get me binging on food uncontrollably. My life has been unmanageable and my sanity level as been nonexistent. I would eat food out of the trash if no one was looking. I have gained and lost over 1000 pounds on diets that just didn’t work. After being told that I “look like two of you from behind, Melissa” I just couldn’t stand it anymore. I became desperate and was told that I needed to gain another 20 pounds before I would be a candidate for any type of weight loss surgery. I began what would be the final binge on my way to WLS. I gained the weight but was told I was still not a candidate. Finally, I went through another means, when I was 26 years old to start loosing weight. My choice was a spiritually based program and I can happily tell you that G-d and I have given away 110 pounds. I worked so hard on why I eat what I eat and fixing me from the inside out. I decided that this would have to be a lifestyle choice and not a means of losing weight. I have been doing this for just about 9 years now and I was able to keep the weight off. After 7 years of working a strict food plan, I finally started working out and found a love of it that I just could NEVER get before. I knew that my choice to make this a new lifestyle was sealed. Now it was time to seek out the perfect surgeon that would understand me…….I started my search and spoke with 5 different doctors all chosen by a means of referral. I had 2 different people tell me about Dr. Katzen. I went and saw him a few years ago and had a body estimate done. Because of family/life circumstances, I had to put my plans on my body overhaul on hold. Finally, in February, I went back to him again and said, “I am READY!!” I was pleased when he noticed my attempts at working out and told me that the leg lift we had discussed in the past was no longer necessary. A doctor that didn’t want to do something unnecessary? I knew I was in the right place. (By the way, when my surgery actually happened and I was under, Dr. Katzen determined that I also did not need the breast lift which shorten my surgery by 1 ½ hours AND put money back in my pocket.)My surgery took place 1 month later. I was scheduled for 9 hours of surgery which included: abdominoplasty, breast lift and augmentation, and liposuction. I had NEVER had any surgery in my entire life and Dr. Katzen and his staff assured me that I would come out just fine. They shared their own experiences with me as far as their own cosmetic surgeries were concerned. Dr. Katzen was there for me as were his staff. If I needed anything, they all went above and beyond the call of duty, whether it was in the middle of the night or on a Saturday shipping a new garment to me during their day off. I received phone calls checking on me constantly as well as well wishes and words of encouragement.I just knew that I chose the right doctor for the job. His compassion and bedside manner is second to none. I have given his name and number to many people I know since then. The main reason I chose Dr. Katzen was because he understood the journey that this former fat girl made from the woman lost in skin to a beautiful swan. It was more than just the mommy make over. I was completing the transformation with an emotional choice that has since then changed my life and I am SOOOO grateful to Dr. Katzen for his beautiful work and his beautiful heart."- Anonymous / RateMDs / May 11, 2015
"Dr. Katzen is a great surgeon and his staff are amazing as well. Dr. Katzen did vaser liposuction on me and the outcome is fantastic. Dr. Katzen is so precise and is a perfectionist. He takes great pride in his work and reputation."- G.G. / Google / Jan 15, 2020
"I am someone who was in need of excess skin removal due to massive weight loss. I went from my highest weight of 385 to a low of 160. I took a very long time researching various practices so I could be sure to have the best surgeon for the job. Dr. Katzen specializes in this type of surgery, and after consulting with others who claimed to be the best, I found Dr. Katzen to be the absolute authority. He is a class act all the way! His skill and technique are clearly evident. Please visit his YouTube channel and you will see for yourself. He has several educational videos straight from the operating room. My experience with him from day one was exceptional. He listened to my concerns patiently in spite of a full waiting room. He is humble and soft spoken, and has true compassion for his patients. I had a full 360 body lift, with a medial thigh lift and liposuction a week ago, and this has been such a good experience. I would recommend him to anyone. This man deserves the highest of honors."- L.G. / Google / Apr 18, 2019
Liposuction Ideal Candidates
Liposuction is a terrific procedure for those who are at a healthy weight but have troublesome areas of fat that are difficult to get rid of with even the most healthy lifestyle. Women and men interested in liposuction should have healthy skin because liposuction does not address or improve the appearance of excess skin. It's also important to note that liposuction is not a solution for weight loss. Women having liposuction should not have plans to become pregnant again because this may compromise the outcomes. During your initial consultation, Dr. Katzen will discuss realistic expectations and go over which technique will best benefit your body and goals.
Liposuction Surgical Technique
Liposuction is typically performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia. A very small incision is made in the skin where a cannula will be placed. A cannula is a special tool that helps loosen the fat as it is being vacuumed out. Once the selected amount of unwanted fat has been eliminated, Dr. Timothy Katzen will close the incision. Depending on the number of areas being treated, your surgery could last anywhere from 1 – 3 hours. In the dedicated recovery area, your post-op nurse will help manage any discomfort and care for your incisions until your discharge.
What to Expect with Liposuction
You may need to stay at home for recovery from liposuction surgery for 1 – 3 weeks, depending on the number of sections treated and the size of the treatment area. It is normal to see swelling and bruising for 1 – 2 weeks, and you can have the sutures removed in 7 – 10 days. What is most important after having any surgery is to allow your body time to recover and rest. When you decide to return to work after your procedure, you should remember to minimize stress and strenuous activity. To build up your strength, stick to walking and light workouts as recommended by Dr. Katzen. Keep in mind, you may see some changes after six weeks, but it takes 6 – 10 months before your new body shape and contour is attained.
Liposuction Frequently Asked Questions
What about nonsurgical liposuction?
Thanks to modern advancements, there are many nonsurgical options to reduce fat. While nonsurgical treatments may help to reduce small amounts of fat, liposuction tends to be the best alternative for the majority of patients. Liposuction surgery delivers more consistent and dramatic results. Talk to Dr. Katzen about nonsurgical options during your consultation. He will go over the benefits and drawbacks of both methods and help you decide which is best for your needs and goals.
What about cellulite and loose skin?
Surgical liposuction only addresses excess fat in the body. If you have loose skin, Dr. Katzen may suggest combining liposuction with a surgical body lift. Liposuction is often performed with skin tightening surgery, such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or thighplasty, to produce the best results. For cellulite, there are several nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatment options available. In your consultation, tell Dr. Katzen about your concerns, like loose skin and cellulite, so a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed.
Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, incisions will be made and stitched. This may lead to scars, but Dr. Katzen does his best to minimize their appearance by placing them in the natural folds of your body or in less visible areas. After your surgery, Dr. Katzen or a member of his team will teach you how to care for your stitches so they heal flat and eventually fade.
Will my results last?
Before you have liposuction surgery, it's important to be committed to maintaining your results. While liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in your body, you can still gain and lose weight. Dr. Katzen recommends that you be at or near your ideal weight before having liposuction surgery. Afterward, it is best to stay within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Pregnancy after liposuction will also alter your results; however, a second surgery or mommy makeover can be performed to refresh your appearance.
Liposuction Look Fit and Toned
Liposuction at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills offers both women and men the opportunity to have bothersome fat removed immediately. Without liposuction, it can be frustrating to create the slimming results you want. We offer various alternatives for liposuction treatment based on your personal desired outcome, including Hi-Def liposuction with VASER. We invite you to get in touch with our practice in Beverly Hills, CA and schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Timothy Katzen.
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