What Is hCG Weight Loss?
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is a naturally occurring hormone that is present in both men and women. However, during pregnancy, it is produced in large amounts in order to prepare the womb for the embryo. This hormone has been beneficial as a weight loss aid (along with restricted caloric intake) since the 1950s, and it can effectively enhance weight loss results for patients who suffer from stubborn, unwanted fat. The hCG hormone works by targeting nutrients that are stored in fat cells, converting their content, and sending the vital nutrients back into the bloodstream. With this hormone treatment, fat cells can shrink to only a fraction of their original size. Within our state-of-the-art facility, Dr. J. Timothy Katzen and his team are happy to offer this treatment option for Beverly Hills, CA individuals for safe and effective weight loss. Learn more about hCG weight loss treatments by scheduling your initial consultation at our innovative practice.
Medical Weight Loss Reviews
"Compassionate surgeon who specializes in body lift procedures - Quick background about me. I had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and lost 138 pounds. The very top priority of things that needed to be done after weight loss was a 360 circumferential bodylift procedure. Body Lift is a pretty big surgery and I needed to take my time to find a surgeon I can trust and who has done many of these surgeries. Without a shadow of a doubt, Dr. Katzen was a solid option to perform my surgery but my husband insisted I needed to consult with a second plastic surgeon to compare. This other surgeon was a popular surgeon in Beverly Hills as well, but I was not comfortable with him whatsoever. He spoke to me in a way that made me uncomfortable and he did not have as many body lift cases as Dr. Katzen did, not even close. My husband and I confidently decided Dr. Katzen was doing my body lift and we have no regrets. Dr. Katzen's work shows for itself. There are hundreds of pictures of his body lift procedures on his website and here on Real Self. I am pretty certain, he'll be adding my pictures to his gallery as well."- J. / RealSelf / Apr 01, 2022
"Body Lift, Thigh Lift, Arm Lift and Neck Lift....yes, I Had It All. - My weight loss journey started in 2020. The first two months after bariatric surgery, I already noticed my belly started to hang. I told my friends and family that I would need a tummy tuck for sure, but nothing else. Boy was I wrong! After 10 months, everything sagged; my breasts, arms, thighs, face. Dr. Katzen came to the rescue. I knew about him through my daughter's friend's mom. I ended up having a body lift, thigh lift, arm lift, and neck lift. These surgeries were done in stages. I haven't had my breasts done yet, maybe one day. I already had trust in Dr. Katzen because I felt like I already knew so much about him. Actually meeting him in person and going through the surgeries made me appreciate him so much. He is such a lifesaver."- G.L. / RealSelf / May 02, 2022
"Body Lift Procedure Done with Perfection - I've spent the last year on Real Self researching for the right plastic surgeon to perform my 360 body lift procedure. I narrowed my choices to two surgeons. Both surgeons were located in the Los Angeles area where I live and both had great qualifications. I visited both surgeons in their offices for consultations, my choice was made easy. Dr. Katzen is very experienced with patients who have gone through massive weight loss and it was comforting to know that he did so many body lift procedures with amazing results. He had books and books with before and after photos of his patients. The cherry on top was how amazing Dr. Katzen is as a person. He doesn't talk down to you and has such a big heart."- 3. / RealSelf / May 06, 2022
"I feel normal, beautiful, and whole again after my transformation - I met Dr. Katzen at a weight-loss conference in Las Vegas a few years back. He was one of the main speakers at the event. I remember sitting in the audience when he was presenting his talk which was full of before and after images. At this time, I had just undergone bariatric surgery. I was so intrigued by his work and followed him on all his social media. After a year of weight loss surgery, it was time for me to have a body lift. Of course, without hesitation, I booked a consultation with Dr. Katzen and finished my transformation. I feel normal, beautiful, and whole again. Dr. Katzen without a doubt is the most trusted surgeon specializing in weight loss patients."- P. / RealSelf / May 17, 2022
"My thighs turned out beautiful and recovery was not as bad as what I thought it would be - I've gone through a few reconstructive plastic surgeries after bariatric surgery but somehow the thigh lift surgery was the one that made me the most nervous. I heard so many things from others in the weight loss forums that I belong to, that it made me have a second thought about having the thigh lift surgery. One day while I was in the forum to research some more, I found one of Dr. Katzen's patient who had muliple surgeries with him, including a thigh lift. She had nothing but great things to say about him. I made a phone consultation appointment to talk to Dr. Katzen, I live in Ohio. Prior to the phone appointment, the office had me fill out the paperwork and had me sent some pictures of my thighs. Dr. Katzen was able to mark the areas in the pictures and approximate how much skin and fat he can remove. He was so pleasant to talk to. I flew out a few days before surgery and met him in person. He was more amazing than ever which calmed my nerves. My thighs turned out beautiful and recovery was not as bad as what I thought it would be. Dr. Katzen gave many suggestions of what to do to prep for post op, and I followed his instructions carefully. Would I do this again? Yes, in a heartbeat! This thigh lift surgery has changed my life."- P. / RealSelf / Jun 07, 2022
Candidates for Medically Supervised Weight Loss
Candidates for an hCG weight loss program are men and women who are willing to stick to a restricted diet and exercise routine. While the hormone will help to reduce your appetite, it is still essential that you stick to your diet plan. You may also need to speak with your primary care physician to ensure that you are a good candidate for hCG weight loss treatments. Additionally, Dr. Katzen and his skilled team can meet with you during a thorough consultation to determine if medically supervised weight loss is appropriate for you.
Our Program for Sustainable Weight Loss
At our Beverly Hills practice, an hCG weight loss program is most often conducted for 3 – 6 weeks to jumpstart long-term weight loss habits. Along with hCG, patients will follow a diet that is almost free of fat and contains 500 – 800 calories on a daily basis. Though this may seem very small, the natural hormone is so powerful that it works to effectively reduce your appetite. The hCG can be self-delivered through intramuscular injections or taken orally as either pellets or drops that dissolve under the tongue. Throughout your treatment, you will meet with our team through weekly consultations in order to evaluate your process. After the hCG weight loss program is complete, patients should stick to a healthy lifestyle with proper eating habits and exercise.
Along with exceptional weight loss results, hCG can also provide a number of additional benefits, including:
- Increased energy
- Reduced GI problems
- Improved immune system
- Lowered blood sugar
- A kickstart to an overall healthier lifestyle
Why Choose hCG Weight Loss?
At J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills, we understand the importance of weight loss for both your confidence and your overall health. With hCG weight loss programs, we can help kickstart your healthy lifestyle and help you get rid of unwanted fat. Contact our Beverly Hills, CA facility to learn more and to schedule your initial medically supervised weight loss consultation.