Wedge Saddlebag Removal in Beverly Hills, CA

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What is Saddlebag Reduction?

Many women possess genes that cause the storage of extra fat in their outer thighs. Even without this genetic disposition, the thigh area is a natural area of fat deposition. Generally called "saddlebags," this excess outer thigh fat can create bulges that make your upper thighs look wider than your hips. These prominent saddlebags can make your figure distinctly look pear-shaped and unattractive. Weight loss, weight gain, or during pregnancy, the outer thigh skin can stretch excessively. Sometimes, the stubborn thigh fat that is responsible for the "saddles" never seems to decrease despite exercise and diet changes. Also, as the years pass by and your metabolism slows down, these saddlebags can become more prominent. Unfortunately, even intense cardio workouts and targeted strength training do not have much effect on these stubborn fat pads. Large thighs can make it hard to feel confident about wearing fitted clothes or swimwear because you are always feeling self-conscious and unsatisfied with your body.

You should know that your genetics and hormones influence how fat and calories are burned. Since saddlebags are one of the most difficult body areas to lose fat, most people are unsuccessful in getting rid of them without the help of a plastic surgeon. Dr. J. Timothy Katzen in Beverly Hills, CA performs several different procedures for the reduction or removal of saddlebags, including wedge saddlebag removal, to eliminate excess skin and fat. His excellent services deliver impressive and long-lasting results. Contact our state-of-the-art facility today to schedule your initial consultation.

What Are The Benefits Of Wedge Saddlebag Removal?

Saddlebag removal in Beverly Hills, CA performed by Dr. Katzen can offer amazingly effective benefits to reshape your body, including:

  • Removes stubborn fat resistant to diet and exercise
  • Removes excess, sagging skin
  • Contours the outer thigh and buttocks area
  • Achieves a more attractive, balanced body aesthetic
  • Creates dramatic and long-lasting results
  • Allows you to wear more clothing options
  • Boosts confidence and self-image

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.

K.Y. Google

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!

C.R. Google

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

A miracle worker - I look like an improved version of myself - If I could give 10 stars I would. Dr. Katzen is by far the best doctor I've ever encountered. His bedside manner is impeccable and he never made me feel rushed in my appointments with him, answering every question I had. I came to him to finish my weight loss transformation after losing 150 lbs resulting in a lot of excess skin. I had 2 rounds of surgery combining several procedures together; round 1 was lower body lift with muscle repair, neck lipo, and medial thigh lift and round 2 was arm lift with horizontal back lift, breast lift, and augmentation. It was a lot and recovery was intense but Katzen and his staff always made sure that I was well taken care of and supported every step of the way. My results are beyond anything I ever imagined Dr. Katzen truly is an artist but most importantly he didn't try to sell me on procedures I didn't need and he tailored my surgeries for the best results so I look like an improved version of myself and not lot a plastic doll off the assembly lot. I'm so grateful to Dr. Katzen and his amazing staff.

K. RealSelf

Changed my life - Thank you Dr Katzen and his team for all your kindness and hard work. I'm so grateful I found you. I just couldn't live another year of this. Like I said I have tons of friends in the silicone community and I know it's a rush when you first start to mod journey and you don't really think of the consequence or long term problems. Like I said I started penis and ball enhancement about 17 years ago and it was fun at first...until it wasn't. I know a lot of guys who don't like their silicone but think if they just keep getting more at least they'll have enormous junk and guys or maybe even girls, will love that. But if you're not happy with your results and WISH you could take it back, I recommend giving Dr Katzen a call. He didn't judge me and made me feel comfortable right from the start. He has an awesome bedside manner. When he said he could make me look 85-90 percent better I cried. A lot of you guys might know me as LAmeatpacker from all the silicone groups, so you know you can trust me. You'll know when it's time to make the call. I'm looking forward to healing and not having infections on vacation, not having time sucking TSA dramas, to buying pants off the rack, and not paying for custom made, wearing shorts and tights again at the gym, and not having to sit down to piss. Thanks again Dr Katzen you changed my life.

G. RealSelf


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who is A Candidate for Wedge Saddlebag Removal?

Any patient who has excess skin and fat over the saddlebag region may be a good candidate for the wedge procedure. Typically, these are for patients who have lost significant weight. However, this could be for individuals who experience saddlebags that exist, even with a healthy diet and exercise. Patients who are good candidates for the wedge procedure do not smoke and have been at a stable weight for three months. During an initial consultation, Dr. Katzen will be able to determine if you are an ideal candidate for a wedge saddlebag removal procedure, or if another treatment option may be ideal for you.

what to expect during wedge Saddlebag Removal

A wedge saddlebag removal procedure includes the use of general anesthesia and takes about 3 – 4 hours to complete. The wedge technique is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat over the saddlebag region. Typically, it entails an incision that is made diagonally over the hip region. Often, it connects a tummy tuck incision or lower body lift incision with an incision made underneath the buttock. During the wedge procedure, an elliptical or football-shaped area of excess skin and fat is removed from the lateral hip or trochanteric region.

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how long is recovery after wedge SADDLEBAG REMOVAL? 

Drains are necessary after the procedure and can be removed after about 7 – 10 days. You will also need to wear special garments for around six weeks. Additionally, you will be able to return to your daily activities usually by 2 – 3 weeks after the procedure, and you are able to return to light activity at approximately 4 – 6 weeks. More intensive activities can presume in about 8 – 10 weeks, and any swelling should diminish in about 6 – 8 weeks.

Achieve Your Desired Figure

Being bothered by a less-than-perfect figure is completely natural. This is particularly true if you stay active and eat mindfully. However, stubborn saddlebags that are resistant to exercise and diet and are primarily hereditary can be banished forever with the advanced wedge saddlebag removal procedure. To learn more about how you can get your thighs contoured, we invite you to schedule a private consultation with Beverly Hills, CA plastic surgeon Dr. J. Timothy Katzen.

Is wedge saddlebag removal safe?

Yes, wedge saddlebag removal is a safe procedure when performed by an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Katzen. We urge patients to research what is involved and ask any questions they have prior to the surgical date. Our clinic is proud to use state-of-the-art technologies and equipment to ensure your safety every step of the way.

Do results from wedge saddlebag removal look natural?

A consultation is the best time to discuss expectations and determine if this surgery is the best way to move forward. If you are concerned about results, we do provide before and after photos of previous patients. They generally report feeling more confident and satisfied with their bodies after wedge saddlebag removal in Beverly Hills, CA.

What is the cost of wedge saddlebag removal?

The cost of a saddlebag wedge procedure in Beverly Hills, CA varies depending on many factors, including the expected level of improvement. Our administrative team can provide an accurate estimate during your initial appointment. We do offer payment plans and financing options to make your cosmetic surgery as affordable as possible.

How can I make recovery easier after wedge saddlebag removal?

Recovery is an important part of the process. You will need to rest, follow any post-treatment instructions provided by Dr. Katzen, and use medications to relieve uncomfortable side effects. We recommend sleeping with your head elevated to reduce minor swelling and inflammation. Make sure to follow a healthy diet and stay hydrated throughout the process.

Does wedge saddlebag removal cause scarring?

Yes, wedge saddlebag removal at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills does cause mild to moderate scarring. These scars are usually located in natural creases of the body and should fade over time with proper care. Rest assured that our team works hard to ensure minimal scarring and natural-looking outcomes. We suggest using scar treatments to help speed up the healing process.

Are results from wedge saddlebag removal permanent?

The results from wedge saddlebag removal are considered long-lasting, but not necessarily permanent. It's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after your procedure to slow down the natural aging process and preserve your results. Patients are always welcome to schedule follow-up appointments at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills to discuss any concerns.

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