9735 Wilshire Blvd Ste 407

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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Whether you're contemplating a life-changing surgery or a minimally invasive treatment, it's crucial that you place your trust in capable and compassionate hands. At J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills, our skilled team, led by Dr. Timothy Katzen, is committed to providing you with nothing less than the absolute best in terms of quality care and pleasing results. With board certification in plastic surgery, Dr. Katzen has the credentials, surgical skill, artistic eye, and years of experience needed to finalize your aesthetic transformation. When researching a plastic surgeon to help you complete your cosmetic journey, reading real-life accounts from people just like you is often key to making your final choice. We invite you to browse through the many experiences of our wonderful patients so you can make the most informed decision possible.


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Review from K.Y.  |  Source: Google  |  Nov 05, 2019

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. More

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Review from C.R.  |  Source: Google  |  Jan 18, 2020

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! More

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Review from N.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 28, 2022

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. More

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Review from M.F.  |  Source: Google  |  Nov 25, 2022

Dr. Katzen and his staff were professional yet warm and comforting. They readily answered my questions and were a joy to work with. I am very pleased with my results. More

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Review from A.J.  |  Source: Google  |  Nov 24, 2022

Dr. Katzen is an incredible surgeon, one of the very best in Beverly Hills. He is truly world class as is his staff More

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Review from M.B.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 15, 2022

I had my first microneedling treatment done by Talia, Dr. Katzen’s PA a month ago. Talia explained the procedure and aftercare steps I needed to take. She used a numbing cream on my face to minimize the pain of the microneedles, and took breaks to make sure I was doing OK. About 2-3 days after the treatment, I started to notice my skin looking more refreshed and brighter. About two weeks in, I really saw a difference in the texture and overall complexion. I’ll get my second treatment in a couple of weeks and am really excited to see more improvement. This was my first real skincare "procedure" and Talia did a great job making me feel comfortable and answering all of my questions. More

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Review from M.B.  |  Source: Google  |  Nov 15, 2022

I had my first microneedling treatment done by Talia, Dr. Katzen's PA a month ago. Talia explained the procedure and aftercare steps I needed to take. She used a numbing cream on my face to minimize the pain of the microneedles, and took breaks to make sure I was doing OK. About 2-3 days after the treatment, I started to notice my skin looking more refreshed and brighter. About two weeks in, I really saw a difference in the texture and overall complexion. I'll get my second treatment in a couple of weeks and am really excited to see more improvement. This was my first real skincare "procedure" and Talia did a great job making me feel comfortable and answering all of my questions. More

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Review from A.B.  |  Source: Google  |  Nov 15, 2022

I recently had a CTT and Thigh lift with Dr. Katzen and Botox with Talia. I am in love with my results and couldn't be happier. Dr. Katzen and Talia are both amazing practitioners and I highly recommend both of them. More

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Review from R.K.  |  Source: Google  |  Nov 12, 2022

I’ve been getting microneedling done by Talia, the PA for skin texture and overall skin quality and I am obsessed with my results so far! My pores have shrunk and I have noticed that my skin looks and feels healthier! More

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Review from W.C.  |  Source: Google  |  Nov 03, 2022

Dr Katzen is an amazing surgeon. I scheduled a brachioplasty and was concerned about the procedure and the scaring. Dr. Katzen made me feel very comfortable and he was very easy to talk with. The surgery was painless, recovery was relatively easy and the scarring was minimal. I was ecstatic after the bandages were removed...firm arms, no loose skin and thin light scar line. Dr Katzen is a down to earth, caring surgeon. His surgical skills are incredible!!! The office staff are also GREAT. More

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Review from M.L.  |  Source: Google  |  Oct 29, 2022

I recently had surgery with Dr. Katzen with silicone removal. I was in pain. I am 8 weeks post op and my pain is gone. I had previously gone to a different doctor a year before and nothing changed. It was worse. My case was so severe I had to get the open technique because the product was in the muscle. Thank God and Dr. Katzen I feel much better. He is a Godsend. The staff is wonderful. They care! I would definetly recommend Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from M.F.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 24, 2022

2 months post-op tummy tuck - he's very patient & caring - My experience with Dr. J Timothy Katzen has been nothing but great. I searched for Dr. Katzen on several reputable websites. I love that Dr. Katzen takes time to engage with his patients and explains things that make it easy for us patients to understand. When I met Dr. Katzen, I was very pleased. He possesses all the traits I was looking for in a surgeon. He's someone I can trust and offers high-quality care. The morning of surgery, I was a nervous wreck, he held my hand and calmed me. He's so patient and caring. Highly recommend Dr. Katzen and his practice. More

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Review from E.L.  |  Source: Google  |  Oct 05, 2022

I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Katzen! I had two surgeries performed by him. First, removal of raw silicone from my breasts. And secondly, breast reconstruction using Ideal Breast Implants. I can’t be happier! He is very knowledgeable with lots of experience and very professional in every way. He is the only one in the country who does raw silicone removal. It made me very comfortable using his services because he has a lot of pictures & videos of his surgeries and also, informational videos. So, you can see that he is a true expert in his area! Thank you Dr. Katzen for a wonderful work you do! More

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Review from K.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 05, 2022

Feel really good about my decision and I wouldn't change anything - After many hours and many months of searching on realself.com for the right plastic surgeon, I narrowed my choices down to two. I consulted with both surgeons who happened to be located only within blocks of each other. I consulted with Dr. Katzen first and felt confident he was the one, but I needed to see the second surgeon just to compare and there was no comparison. Although both surgeons were board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Katzen stood out more and had so many more before and after pictures of his patients on his website and in his office. Dr. Katzen was also more compassionate and I felt like just another number with the other surgeon. I feel really good about my decision and I wouldn't change anything and would do it all over again. More

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Review from A.A.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 04, 2022

I got the Morpheus8 treatment done by Dr. Katzen’s PA, Talia. She was sweet, professional, and made me feel comfortable the entire time. I noticed the difference in my pore size 3 days after treatment. I got it done on my face and neck for skin tightening, face contouring, and pore reduction. I’m going back for a second treatment next week. I got a special of 3 sessions for $2500 which is about the average price from what I’ve been seeing. More

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Review from C.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 29, 2022

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. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 28, 2022

Silicone removal then BBL - so fortunate to have found him - Eleven years ago, I made the horrible decision of having silicone injections in my butt. I regretted that decision so badly. Fast forward to the end of 2021, I got Dr. Katzen to remove the silicone from my buttocks. After months of having my body heal, I returned to Katzen to have a Brazilian Butt Lift. This is one of many of Dr. Katzen's specialties. I'm so fortunate to have found him. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 26, 2022

Great experience with 360 body lift after losing over 100 lbs - After losing over 100 lbs from WLS, I was seeking a surgeon to repair my skin. Contrary to what my friends think, having skin removal was a necessity for me. The folds in my abdomen area was getting bad. It caused me to get skin rashes and infections. I had to use powder after every shower to help keep my skin folds dry and clean. I went to Dr. Katzen for skin removal surgery in June 2022. He did a 360 body lift on me and I am no longer dealing with the skin folds or skin infections. My abdomen, lateral legs and hips look amazing. Dr. Katzen is just so good at what he does. More

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Review from G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 23, 2022

Made my tummy so smooth & flat & managed my pain - so happy! - I am a wimp when it comes to pain so the decision to have a tummy tuck was not taken lightly. I am so glad Dr. Katzen is as kind as he is. He was very understanding and managed my pain nicely. Dr. Katzen did my tummy tuck in about 3 hours and he made my tummy so smooth and so flat. My decision to choose Dr. Katzen as my surgeon was a great one. So happy with everything! More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 21, 2022

Circumferential Body Lift and Medial Thigh Lift - A year and 8 months ago, I had gastric sleeve and was down 131 pounds. My body got smaller but I was draped in wrinkles. This is really common with weight loss patients so I was not shocked. I went on realself.com and found this site to be very educational. I found more information than I would ever need and it helped me make a very important decision about who my surgeon would be. Without a doubt, I narrowed my decision to Dr. Katzen and one other surgeon. I consulted with both surgeons and confidently chose Dr. Katzen after meeting them both in consultation.Dr. Katzen did my body lift and thigh lift and I highly recommend him. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 20, 2022

Amazing Results After Neck Lift Surgery - After 10 years of marriage, my husband said I can have whatever I wanted for our anniversary gift. I said I wanted a neck lift, which surprised him. He told me I looked beautiful the way I was, but it's something I've always wanted. I've always had a double chin and it was time I had it taken care of. I sought out Dr. Katzen to do my surgery after I researched him and loved the results I saw on his website. My husband, friends, coworkers, and family members all compliment how amazing I look. I feel like the neck lift enhanced my face a lot. I thank my husband everyday for this amazing gift. More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 19, 2022

360 Body Lift with the Very Best Surgeon - I am one who always plans way in advance. Before I even had bariatric surgery, I had already started to research reconstructive plastic surgery. The first page that always popped up on my search was Dr. Katzen and I can see why. I remembered how I dreamt of having a normal body after being obese for so many years.When the time came for reconstructing my body after weight loss, I of course went to Dr. Katzen. He did not disappoint. He performed the 360 body lift on me and it turned out how I envisioned it to be. This man is a genius and has the best personality ever. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 19, 2022

My arms finally look normal, and my confidence is restored - In September of 2021, I had a botched Arm Lift in Turkey that left me with not only uneven arms, but they didn't even look like they belonged to the same person. I had extreme dogearing on both arms and was ashamed to show them to anyone. I couldn't bare looking at them myself. I spoke with multiple plastic surgeons afterwards to fix them, and many appointments left me feeling hopeless and devastated.It wasn't until I met with Dr. Katzen that I started to feel like there was still hope to fix my arms. He was super kind and honest and reassured me he would do his best to make my arms look better.I am now almost three months post my operation, and I could not be happier! My arms finally look normal, and my confidence is restored. I want to thank Dr. Katzen for his amazing job and the staff for answering all my questions throughout the process. More

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Review from G.J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 16, 2022

Can't believe how muscular & toned I look after Vaser Hi-Def on arms & tummy - I never knew about procedures called VASER Hi-Def of the abdomen and arms. I saw a youtube video that Dr. Katzen had on his channel. I watched that video with pure amazement. Did I NEED those procedures....no. Did I WANT them....heck yes!I underwent both the VASER Hi-Def for my arms and tummy. I cannot believe how muscular and toned I look. It definitely elevated my overall look when I'm in a bikini and in certain outfits. I wish I would have known about this much sooner. More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 14, 2022

Major Relief After Raw Silicone Removal from Buttocks - I had a huge scare that taught me a valuable lesson. Never go cheap when it comes to your body. Three of my friends had silicone injections in their buttocks so I did it too. Out of the 4 of us, 3 of us ended up having some kind of problems such as redness, pain, uneven dips on the buttocks, silicone seeping through our skin, brain fog, and anxiety. These all happened over time. I was the first to come across Dr. Katzen's post and learned about silicone removal. I had my surgery in July before things got worse for me. I feel a sense of major relief after Dr. Katzen removed the silicone from my body. My two friends already have surgeries scheduled with Dr. Katzen as well. More

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Review from C.D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 13, 2022

Beautiful job on my facelift! Just enough to look young & fresh - I had a facelift with Dr. Timothy Katzen and I love my new fresh face. Everyone who knows me instantly compliments how much younger I look. Dr. Katzen did not over "tighten" my face. He did just enough to make me look young and fresh. I love how Dr. Katzen puts so much care and attention to detail in his work. Dr. Katzen is simply the best! More

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Review from C.A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 12, 2022

Brachioplasty after 79lbs weight loss - I expect incisions to be light & flat - My review is for a brachioplasty, even though I have had other surgeries with Dr. Katzen (I wouldn't go anywhere else :))I had lost 79 pounds but my arms were always large. After losing weight, I had a lot of skin that just hung in my arms. It was ugly and it made shopping for tops very hard. Dr. Katzen did a fantastic job with the arm lift. Based on how my incisions have healed in the past, I expect my arm incisions to be very light and flat. I give Dr. Katzen a 5 out of 5 stars. He's amazing! More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 09, 2022

Top notch surgeon created an hourglass waistline with flat abdomen - I had considered going to Mexico for a tummy tuck because it was going to be cheaper until a close friend of mine told me about her aunt who ended up with severe infections after having a tummy tuck in Mexico. By the time her aunt was treated properly, the cost ended up being so much higher than what it would have cost her to have her surgery in the states. After careful research, I chose Dr. Katzen to do my tummy tuck surgery and I was very happy with my decision. Dr. Katzen has the best bedside manner I have ever experienced. He's genuine and caring. He created an hourglass waistline for me with a flat abdomen. I highly recommend Dr. Katzen if you are looking for a top-notch plastic surgeon. More

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Review from M.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 08, 2022

It's been 3 weeks since surgery and I feel so much better - The best thing that could have happened to me was finding Dr. Katzen on Real Self. I was looking for a surgeon who was knowledgeable about raw silicone removal for the buttocks. I had raw silicone injected about 5 years ago. My buttocks were getting uneven ripples, redness, and pain. I so happen to search on Real Self and found Dr. Katzen posting on his Instagram the same day about how harmful silicone injections were. The same day, I called his office for a consultation and booked my surgery shortly after. It's been 3 weeks since surgery and I feel so much better. I am so glad I had the silicone removal procedure done. More

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Review from F.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 06, 2022

Extended tummy tuck for the excess skin in my abdomen area - The best description I can give Dr. Katzen is that he is a really good surgeon with a kind soul. Anyone who has met him knows what I am saying. I was a bit hesitant to call Dr. Katzen's office at first because he is located in Beverly Hills and I thought his prices would be too high. I promised myself I would go to at least a couple of consultations so I can know my options and get second opinions of what I needed. To my surprise, Dr. Katzen's rates were comparable to the other office, but in my opinion, Dr. Katzen is much superior. Dr. Katzen suggested I get an extended tummy tuck for the excess skin I had in my abdomen area. I am so content with the surgery outcome and my care. More

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Review from C.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 02, 2022

I already feel like a different person - can't wait to come back - Dr. Katzen did wonders for my body and mind. I had bariatric surgery and lost over 150 pounds. After weight loss, everything drooped. I researched online for surgeons who specialize in weight loss patients like me. Dr. Katzen showed up on my top search so many different times. He had so many videos, pictures, lectures, podcast, and social media stuff pop up. There was so information about Dr. Katzen and his practice. I was very relieved to discover so of him and his work. I had the first stage of my reconstructive procedure, which is the body lift. I already feel like a different person. I can't wait to come back to Dr. Katzen finish more stages. I wouldn't trust anyone else to do my plastic surgeries but him. More

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Review from P.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 31, 2022

My abdomen is flat and it looks good - no more beer belly - I’m a 43-year-old male patient. I had a massive “beer belly” that didn’t bother me until I met my beautiful wife (married for one year). She never once complained about my “beer belly” but I felt uncomfortable being around her family and friends. There have been many parties, some casual, and some formal that made me feel a bit out of place. I went to Dr. Katzen for my tummy tuck. Dr. Katzen is very easy to talk to, and funny too. The procedure was straightforward, I had no complications. My abdomen is flat and it looks good. More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 30, 2022

very happy with my care, results, and overall experience - Dr. Katzen lives up to his hyped reputation. Everyone that I have encountered that knows Dr. Katzen has had really good things to say about him. Those people include my family physician, his patients that belong to the same bariatric group as I do, and my colleagues in the medical field. The procedure I had with Dr. Katzen was a Brachioplasty. He placed my incisions under my arms where it's not noticeable unless my arms are raised or turned a certain way. Dr. Katzen said my incisions should heal extremely well. I am very happy with my care, results, and overall experience. More

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Review from W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 29, 2022

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. More

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Review from M.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 24, 2022

Supportive surgeon - he performed surgery with excellent results - My review is quite simple. I found a great surgeon that is supportive and performs surgery with excellent results. There are not enough words to describe how great Dr. Katzen really is. He performed breast augmentation with a lift on me. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 23, 2022

Beautiful tummy tuck - they were helpful every step of the way - My tummy tuck experience with Dr. Timothy Katzen has been nothing but perfect. When I showed up for my initial consult, Dr. Katzen did not rush me. He let me ask as many questions as I needed to, in order to feel comfortable. Before I left the office, his staff gave me everything I needed to prepare myself for surgery. They were also very helpful every step of the way. My tummy tuck turned out beautifully. More

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Review from N.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 22, 2022

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. More

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Review from V.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Aug 19, 2022

Definitely recommend Dr Katzen! He basically changed my life! Ladies please don't get a** shots. It's free silicone and can migrate and can kill you. Look up biopolymer silicone injections, yes it's horrible.... I prayed so much to find the right surgeon and when I came across Katzen I knew he was the one. His energy is warm and he's so humble. Honestly he's a blessing. His staff was great too. So thankful. Thank you Dr Katzen only if you could feel how very thankful my heart is. God bless you More

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Review from C.L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 19, 2022

No more body insecurities - feel more confident in my clothing - Last year was a life-changing year for me. I was married for 8 years with 3 beautiful children. I filed for divorce and had to start a new chapter of my life. I started dating recently but found myself being insecure about my body, specifically my breasts and abdomen. I researched on Real Self and found Dr. Katzen to be the right fit for me, plus I live down the street from his Beverly Hills office. I underwent a Mommy Makeover: tummy tuck and breast augmentation. Dr. Katzen made me feel beautiful and young again. I feel more confident in my clothing and how I carry myself. Many thanks to Dr. Katzen for boosting my confidence! More

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Review from M.L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 18, 2022

Silicone Injection Removal then Buttock Implants - I wish I knew then what I know now about raw silicone injections. Hopefully, my story can prevent another person from getting raw silicone injected into their buttocks. I got severely ill and it took my PCP doctor many tests to finally figure out it was due to the silicone injections in my buttocks. My doctor referred me to Dr. Katzen to have the silicone removed from my buttocks and it resolved my issues. In a few months, after I completely heal, I will be coming back to Dr. Katzen to have him do buttock implants. More

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Review from S.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 15, 2022

Had my body reconstructed after bariatric surgery - amazing work - Feb 2020, I had bariatric surgery. Within the first year, I was able to achieve my goal weight and maintained it. I felt healthy and energetic but my loose skin was an issue and a constant reminder of my years being obese. I am in my early 40s but the excess skin on my body says otherwise. I looked like an 80-year-old woman under my clothes. Prior to weight loss surgery, I was made aware of Dr. Katzen and his amazing work. There was no doubt he was going to be the one to reconstruct my body. I had two stages of surgeries with Dr. Katzen already. The first surgery was my 360 body lift. Seven weeks later, I returned for a medial thigh lift. I am already on the schedule for my third stage, brachioplasty and breast augmentation with lift. I fully trust Dr. Katzen and his team to manage my reconstructive journey. He’s been so amazing! More

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Review from V.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 12, 2022

Feeling Myself Again After Silicone Removal from my Buttocks - I am hoping my review can help someone else out. Five years ago, I didn't make such a wise decision when I agreed to accompany my friend to her procedure to have raw silicone injected into her buttocks. They all talked me into getting it done too (for a discount) and I agreed. Initially, my buttocks looked good. It was nice and full. Over time, I started feeling pain in my buttocks. My butt became disproportionate, red, and lumpy. Of course, I became very concerned and did some research. Thank goodness I found many videos of Dr. Katzen talking about the dangers of raw silicone injections. He talked about the different ways he could remove it. After consultation with Dr. Katzen, I had the silicone removed from my buttocks with him. Dr. Katzen said the silicone moved to different parts of my body, which was so wild to hear. So very grateful to find a specialist like Dr. Katzen that understands silicone removal. I feel so much better now. I plan to return to Dr. Katzen to have buttock implants in the future. More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 10, 2022

Posterior buttocks lift right side only - he finally fixed me - Hello, I wanted to share my experience with Dr. Katzen & the team. I am beyond grateful I found him. Dr. Katzen and his team are amazing. From scheduling my surgery to my recovery, I was always treated with good care. Dr. Katzen always made me feel comfortable such a sweet caring person and very humble. I had a BBL done in 2015 by a famous Doctor and my outcome wasn't what I thought it would be. I came out with an asymmetry issue :( My right side of my buttock was bigger and saggy, I also didn't help my situation by gaining weight after being depressed about it. I went to two different surgeons to try and fix my problem the first one suggested liposuction with laser tightening treatment, but that didn't work I felt like my right buttocks sagged even more. So I left it alone and continued with life. I ended up getting pregnant had my baby and I lost weight, well I felt like I was sagging more. So I had a Posterior buttocks lift with another surgeon, well guess what I was left with the same issue one side was bigger than the other. at that point I was distraught. I felt helpless and mad at myself for not doing things right the first time. I finally found Dr. Katzen the only doctor that took the time to go over everything he didn't rush me or judge me and listen to my concerns. I don't live in California so I had a consultation over the phone with him, but he made me feel so comfortable and happy that he would be able to help me. I traveled there for my surgery and during my, in-person consultation he went over step by step every detail of my surgery. I am so thankful for your professionalism, kindness & for just listening to me. You fixed me finally after all I had been through Dr. Katzen was the only one that did it right! I don't have to walk around self-conscious about my body, I don't have to cover myself with sweaters around my waist in 100° weather. I can finally be out in public with my family without having them be prisoners of my mistake. Just some advice if you get surgery do it right the first time, don't let social media fool you find someone professional and with lots of experience like Dr.Katzen! Thank you again Dr. Katzen & Team! More

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Review from K.K.  |  Source: Google  |  Aug 08, 2022

You will not find a more caring and skilled surgeon than Dr. Katzen. I went through significant weight loss and had to go through a body lift and I am so glad I ended up going with Dr. Katzen. It is a big decision and a surgery and he and his team will make sure that they make you feel comfortable and make you a priority from start to finish. There is no ego here. Just a Dr. that truly wants all his patients to be their best self. Thank you Dr. Katzen! More

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Review from G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 05, 2022

I Had a Great Experience Still Getting Used to my New Body - My experience was a great one I traveled from Miami to California it was pricey but worth it and he was able to remove my silicone with the close technique I was hesitant but I knew that this is what had to be done. I was getting disillation progressivey every year and was getting discomfort in my Buttock area when I would sleep and lay on my back and migration to my lateral thighs. I’m still getting used to my new body and doing what I have to do Exercising and massages in order to lift my booty and gain fat in that area. I really liked the stuff they were constantly checking in on me and calling me and making sure I was comfortable. Even though I thought the procedure was going to be less painful the recovery was pretty painful to where I couldn’t walk for three days . I was constantly taking pain medication but after four days Tylenol worked perfectly for me. I did have to have help for a week because my mobility was restricted to doing things I couldn’t do. I am now two months postop and I feel I can do everything normally and have been weightlifting as well. I’m grateful for the fact that I was able to do this technique and grateful for Dr. Katzen & his staff . More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 02, 2022

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. More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 01, 2022

He not only fixed me physically, but also gave me higher self-esteem - I underwent gynecomastia surgery with the amazing Dr. Katzen. Dr. Katzen is such an incredible surgeon and human being. My entire life I felt super insecure about my large male breasts. Dr. Katzen not only fixed me physically, but he also gave me higher self-esteem. More

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Review from Q.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 28, 2022

Have not experienced any of my old symptoms since after my removal - Hello to all the ladies here. I want to share my journey and my personal experience. I had one session of silicone butt injections 1200 cc in each butt cheek back in 2006. I had the silicone injections for 16yrs. I started having health issues in 2021 as time progressed my health started to decline. Lower back pain. My legs felt heavy My toes will get numb, radiating pain from my waist down to my legs. I was always tired feeling fatigued, anxiety, shotness of breath. I had migration to my left side labia and lower back. Dimpleing on my butt with what look like cellulite, sagging on the bottom half. my butt would itch like hell. It was oversized and it kept getting bigger with time due to the inflammation and scar tissue. I had nodules that would hurt and I will get massages regularly to help with the pain. I was living a Nightmare. I knew I had to removal the silicone ASAP. After intensive research for two years I decided to go with Dr.katzen he was my first and only choice for me. I wasn't scared or worried about the scar or the possibility of being botched. My concern was to save my health not my butt! . I knew he was the right doctor for me. And I am so happy that I chose him as my doctor he is incredibly highly skilled in these procedure. I'm extremely greatful for him at his staff! He made me feel comfortable instantly never judged or ashamed. He really is here to help us. His a professional and his bedside manners is like know other I've seen. Ladies do not waste your time or money with any other doctor! Dr. Katzen is highly skilled when it comes to these procedure he's done so many of these cases! Do not take this surgery lightly and put your life in danger do not let other doctors experiment on you who don't have the enough skills or knowledge for these type of reconstruction surgerys. We've all made a mistake once do not make the mistake again and get you a board certified doctor that is skilled at these procedure, this surgery is no joke. Dr. katzen isn't just a plastic surgeon. He is a medical Doctor Who specializes in reconstruction surgery. Him and his staff are running a 5 star medical practices. I am 6 weeks postop. I'm still recovering I have a long road ahead of me but so far I love my new butt it came out better than what I was expecting and better news I have not experienced any of my old symptoms since after my removal. Thank you, to Dr J.Timothy Katzen and his lovely staff! I will update more photos as I continue to heal. More

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Review from Q.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 28, 2022

Have not experienced any of my old symptoms since after my removal - Hello to all the ladies here. I want to share my journey and my personal experience. I had one session of silicone butt injections 1200 cc in each butt cheek back in 2006. I had the silicone injections for 16yrs. I started having health issues in 2021 as time progressed my health started to decline. Lower back pain. My legs felt heavy My toes will get numb, radiating pain from my waist down to my legs. I was always tired feeling fatigued, anxiety, shotness of breath. I had migration to my left side labia and lower back. Dimpleing on my butt with what look like cellulite, sagging on the bottom half. my butt would itch like hell. It was oversized and it kept getting bigger with time due to the inflammation and scar tissue. I had nodules that would hurt and I will get massages regularly to help with the pain. I was living a Nightmare. I knew I had to removal the silicone ASAP. After intensive research for two years I decided to go with Dr.katzen he was my first and only choice for me. I wasn't scared or worried about the scar or the possibility of being botched. My concern was to save my health not my butt! . I knew he was the right doctor for me. And I am so happy that I chose him as my doctor he is incredibly highly skilled in these procedure. I'm extremely greatful for him at his staff! He made me feel comfortable instantly never judged or ashamed. He really is here to help us. His a professional and his bedside manners is like know other I've seen. Ladies do not waste your time or money with any other doctor! Dr. Katzen is highly skilled when it comes to these procedure he's done so many of these cases! Do not take this surgery lightly and put your life in danger do not let other doctors experiment on you who don't have the enough skills or knowledge for these type of reconstruction surgerys. We've all made a mistake once do not make the mistake again and get you a board certified doctor that is skilled at these procedure, this surgery is no joke. Dr. katzen isn't just a plastic surgeon. He is a medical Doctor Who specializes in reconstruction surgery. Him and his staff are running a 5 star medical practices. I am 6 weeks postop. I'm still recovering I have a long road ahead of me but so far I love my new butt it came out better than what I was expecting and better news I have not experienced any of my old symptoms since after my removal. Thank you, to Dr J.Timothy Katzen and his lovely staff! I will update more photos as I continue to heal.Updated on 12 Aug 2022:Feeling amazing! I’m able to to move around and cook for my family which I enjoy. I still can’t bendown or sit. I’m sleeping on my tummy still as of now. I do turnover on my back for a few minutes, but it starts to feel uncomfortable from the pressure. I’ve mastered on how to listen to my body and taking my time to have a successful recovery. Hope this bit of info could answer some of your questions. Updated on 12 Aug 2022: More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 26, 2022

Body Lift with a Talented and Reliable Plastic Surgeon - Let me tell you about this plastic surgeon, Dr. Katzen, whom I met at a weight loss conference. I first attended one of Dr. Katzen's talks and left feeling so hopeful for the day I was going to have my own surgery with him. I scheduled a consultation the same day and immediately booked surgery for the summer. Dr. Katzen is genuinely kind, and caring and is an expert in his field. He's performed hundreds of surgeries just within the weight loss community alone. Dr. Katzen did my body lift and it looks incredible. I highly recommend checking Dr. Katzen if you are looking for a reliable and talented surgeon. More

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Review from F.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 23, 2022

Arm lift revision to fix someone else's mistake - brilliant from day 1! - I have to say what a breathe of fresh air to meet a surgeon, who takes the time to listen to your concerns, and gives doesn't give you unreal expectations. Given he was doing an arm lift revision, he was fixing someone else's mistake.He spent time explaining what needed to be done, and make sure I felt safe, as I was mentally scared from my last surgery elsewhere.I am so pleased with the results and I'm still healing, as my surgery was on in May this year. I want to thank Dr Katzen and his amazing team, to making me feel like I mattered and was not just another patient. More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 21, 2022

Felt Better Mentally and Physically After Silicone Injection Removal from Buttocks - I learned so much about silicone injection from following Dr. Katzen on Youtube and Instagram. He shows footage of how dangerous it is to have silicone injections in the buttocks and how he can remove them. I am one of the patients that experienced major problems with having silicone injections from another facility. I should have known better but I did not do enough research before having the illegal injections. Fast forward, thank goodness for Dr. Katzen. Dr. Katzen was able to get me on the schedule fairly quickly and performed silicone removal on my buttocks. Let me tell you the feeling of relief after my surgery was lifted. I felt so much better both physically and mentally. More

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Review from D.A.  |  Source: Google  |  Jul 19, 2022

Dr. Katzen is a well known plastic surgeon in the bariatric community. He specializes in 360 lower body lifts, I knew this was what I wanted so I reached out. I had 3 other consultations with surgeons here in the US and Mexico. Dr. Katzen was the only one who didn’t recommend a FDL. He got me the result I wanted without cutting me vertically. The muscle repair was super important to me too. Dr. Katzen is thorough and you won’t waste money going to him. You’ll be pleased with his work. I got a 360 LBL and breast lift with augmentation. If I get a thigh reduction I’ll go to him as a repeat patient. More

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Review from JW  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Jul 18, 2022

After much research, I chose Dr. Katzen to perform my arm lift and I would choose him again a million more times! From the initial consultation to the surgery, to the post-op care and the various follow-ups, he has always shown the utmost professionalism, knowledge, and genuine care for me and my concerns. He has never made me feel rushed and has always taken all the time needed to answer my questions. I just knew I was in excellent hands. I felt at ease during all the phases of my arm lift journey because Dr Katzen is so prepared and experienced, but also very personable. He is warm and kind without ever sounding fake or exaggerated. He is fun and a pleasure to chit-chat with to boot. Most importantly, my arms look amazing. He did a phenomenal job and my recovery was uneventful. My scars didn't heal too well (of course not his fault), but Dr. Katzen has gone out of his way to minimize their appearance by offering various treatments. He takes a lot of pride in his work and clearly wants his patients to be happy, so he sees his work through. Last, I found his office and staff to be great as well: I always feel at home when I go for follow-ups (thank you Anna, Kiara, Talia and everybody else). In short, I highly recommend Dr. Katzen! More

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Review from G.C.  |  Source: Google  |  Jul 17, 2022

First off like Dr. Katzen likes to say "if you are thinking of getting silicone injections DON'T". I was misguided and made the horrible decision to get silicone injection in the buttocks. It was the biggest mistake i have ever made. After much research I found Dr. Katzen and scheduled an appointment to meet with him. Yes he is not the most cost efficient option but you get what you pay for with this amazing doctor. I was having lots of pain in the legs and lower back. At times i struggled to walk as the silicone was traveling to different parts of my body, i was getting worse and worse as the time went. Doctor scheduled an MRI and found the Vaser guided lipo was the best option for me. I went in and had the surgery in horrible shape, he did an amazing job removing the silicone as I now have zero pain and am able to move like normal. Dr. Katzen was very helpful, professional, detailed and caring unlike other plastic surgeons I have dealt with in the past. His staff is amazing Talia and Anna are amazing. I highly recommend him if you are looking for a plastic surgeon, the best in the business! So much so that i will be returning to Dr. Katzen for my reconstruction surgery. Thank you Dr. Katzen for helping me through this nightmare and bringing me back to my normal self. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 16, 2022

Silicone injections removal, closed technique, 9 weeks post-op - Like many others I was the victim of silicone injections. I was injected about 13 years ago by a family member. She had them and told me they were safe and I believed her. I am glad I found Dr. Katzen and was able to remove the poison from my body. Dr. Katzen and his staff are kind, attentive and most important don't make you feel ashame of the procedure. Prior to the surgery I had 4 conversations with Dr. Katzen. He was patient and kind to always answer my questions and concerns. Thalia, always answered my questions and emails. I also received follow-up calls after my procedure. When I had an issue with a medication, I left a message with the out of office team on a Sunday and Dr. Katzen called me immediately. I am very grateful for Dr. Katzen and his staff. Ladies, this procedure is not easy. whether you get the closed or open technique. you still need to prepare yourself mentally, physically and also have someone assist you atleast for the first week. I am 9 weeks post-op and happy that the sciatic pain I used to have on my left leg is almost gone and that I can sit without my back area feeling like if it's on fire. I am still heeling physically and mentally. At 9 weeks, I am still a little swollen and ofcourse I'm also trying to get used to my new butt. it's very small compare to before, but like Dr. Katzen says, Health is the important thing here. My first week - I slept through it. I was in so much pain that I took my meds, would wake up for a few hours drink protein shakes and would go back to sleep. I had a urinary catheter, pain pump and drains inserted. 2nd week - I was still in pain, but more conscious. I was walking a little bit around the house everyday (on a walker) and I was still taking my pain medication, blood thiner, nausea patch, stool softener, muscler relaxers and antibiotics. I was so afraid to have a bowel movement, but was advised by Dr. Katzen that I had to. So I continued to take my stool softener pills and milk of magnesium and it finally happened. I was afraid to sit, so I was almost standing. During my follow-up visit my urinary catheter and pain pump were removed. I stopped taking my pain medication and replaced it with Tylenol Extra Strenght. 3rd week - During my follow-up visit my drains finally came off. I also stopped taking Tylenol for the pain and I was able to stop all other medications. 4th week - I was finally walking normal without a walker nor weird with a tilt or stiff. 8th week- I was finally cleared to return to the gym. I started my fitness journey and I'm hoping I can build muscle and fill in the dents I have on my buttocks and leg from the removal. I'm really don't want to get reconstruction, but only time will tell. More

5.0
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Review from G.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 16, 2022

Vaser guided lipo for buttock silicone injection removal - now have zero pain - First off like Dr. Katzen likes to say "if you are thinking of getting silicone injections DON'T". I was misguided and made the horrible decision to get silicone injection in the buttocks. It was the biggest mistake i have ever made. After much research I found Dr. Katzen and scheduled an appointment to meet with him. Yes he is not the most cost efficient option but you get what you pay for with this amazing doctor. I was having lots of pain in the legs and lower back. At times i struggled to walk as the silicone was traveling to different parts of my body, i was getting worse and worse as the time went. Doctor scheduled an MRI and found the Vaser guided lipo was the best option for me. I went in and had the surgery in horrible shape, he did an amazing job removing the silicone as I now have zero pain and am able to move like normal. Dr. Katzen was very helpful, professional, detailed and caring unlike other plastic surgeons I have dealt with in the past. His staff is amazing Talia and Anna are amazing. I highly recommend him if you are looking for a plastic surgeon, the best in the business! So much so that i will be returning to Dr. Katzen for my reconstruction surgery. Thank you Dr. Katzen for helping me through this nightmare and bringing me back to my normal self. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 16, 2022

Silicone injections removal, closed technique, 9 weeks post-op - Like many others I was the victim of silicone injections. I was injected about 13 years ago by a family member. She had them and told me they were safe and I believed her. I am glad I found Dr. Katzen and was able to remove the poison from my body. Dr. Katzen and his staff are kind, attentive and most important don't make you feel ashame of the procedure. Prior to the surgery I had 4 conversations with Dr. Katzen. He was patient and kind to always answer my questions and concerns. Thalia, always answered my questions and emails. I also received follow-up calls after my procedure. When I had an issue with a medication, I left a message with the out of office team on a Sunday and Dr. Katzen called me immediately. I am very grateful for Dr. Katzen and his staff. Ladies, this procedure is not easy. whether you get the closed or open technique. you still need to prepare yourself mentally, physically and also have someone assist you atleast for the first week. I am 9 weeks post-op and happy that the sciatic pain I used to have on my left leg is almost gone and that I can sit without my back area feeling like if it's on fire. I am still heeling physically and mentally. At 9 weeks, I am still a little swollen and ofcourse I'm also trying to get used to my new butt. it's very small compare to before, but like Dr. Katzen says, Health is the important thing here. My first week - I slept through it. I was in so much pain that I took my meds, would wake up for a few hours drink protein shakes and would go back to sleep. I had a urinary catheter, pain pump and drains inserted. 2nd week - I was still in pain, but more conscious. I was walking a little bit around the house everyday (on a walker) and I was still taking my pain medication, blood thiner, nausea patch, stool softener, muscler relaxers and antibiotics. I was so afraid to have a bowel movement, but was advised by Dr. Katzen that I had to. So I continued to take my stool softener pills and milk of magnesium and it finally happened. I was afraid to sit, so I was almost standing. During my follow-up visit my urinary catheter and pain pump were removed. I stopped taking my pain medication and replaced it with Tylenol Extra Strenght. 3rd week - During my follow-up visit my drains finally came off. I also stopped taking Tylenol for the pain and I was able to stop all other medications. 4th week - I was finally walking normal without a walker nor weird with a tilt or stiff. 8th week- I was finally cleared to return to the gym. I started my fitness journey and I'm hoping I can build muscle and fill in the dents I have on my buttocks and leg from the removal. I'm really don't want to get reconstruction, but only time will tell.Updated on 11 Sep 2022:I'm 4 months post-op. I'm still heeling, things don't feel completely normal yet. I'm still having some sciatic pain (symptom from. before). Dr. Katzen ordered me an MRI and it showed that I still have inflammation. Dr. Katzen recommended for me to resume lymphatic massages again. It's been a big adjustment for me. My buttocks is significantly smaller. It's definitely taken a toll on me mentally and physically. I continue to workout and focus on growing my muscle to avoid reconstruction. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 16, 2022

Silicone injections removal, closed technique, 9 weeks post-op - Like many others I was the victim of silicone injections. I was injected about 13 years ago by a family member. She had them and told me they were safe and I believed her. I am glad I found Dr. Katzen and was able to remove the poison from my body. Dr. Katzen and his staff are kind, attentive and most important don't make you feel ashame of the procedure. Prior to the surgery I had 4 conversations with Dr. Katzen. He was patient and kind to always answer my questions and concerns. Thalia, always answered my questions and emails. I also received follow-up calls after my procedure. When I had an issue with a medication, I left a message with the out of office team on a Sunday and Dr. Katzen called me immediately. I am very grateful for Dr. Katzen and his staff. Ladies, this procedure is not easy. whether you get the closed or open technique. you still need to prepare yourself mentally, physically and also have someone assist you atleast for the first week. I am 9 weeks post-op and happy that the sciatic pain I used to have on my left leg is almost gone and that I can sit without my back area feeling like if it's on fire. I am still heeling physically and mentally. At 9 weeks, I am still a little swollen and ofcourse I'm also trying to get used to my new butt. it's very small compare to before, but like Dr. Katzen says, Health is the important thing here. My first week - I slept through it. I was in so much pain that I took my meds, would wake up for a few hours drink protein shakes and would go back to sleep. I had a urinary catheter, pain pump and drains inserted. 2nd week - I was still in pain, but more conscious. I was walking a little bit around the house everyday (on a walker) and I was still taking my pain medication, blood thiner, nausea patch, stool softener, muscler relaxers and antibiotics. I was so afraid to have a bowel movement, but was advised by Dr. Katzen that I had to. So I continued to take my stool softener pills and milk of magnesium and it finally happened. I was afraid to sit, so I was almost standing. During my follow-up visit my urinary catheter and pain pump were removed. I stopped taking my pain medication and replaced it with Tylenol Extra Strenght. 3rd week - During my follow-up visit my drains finally came off. I also stopped taking Tylenol for the pain and I was able to stop all other medications. 4th week - I was finally walking normal without a walker nor weird with a tilt or stiff. 8th week- I was finally cleared to return to the gym. I started my fitness journey and I'm hoping I can build muscle and fill in the dents I have on my buttocks and leg from the removal. I'm really don't want to get reconstruction, but only time will tell.Updated on 11 Sep 2022:I'm 4 months post-op. I'm still heeling, things don't feel completely normal yet. I'm still having some sciatic pain (symptom from. before). Dr. Katzen ordered me an MRI and it showed that I still have inflammation. Dr. Katzen recommended for me to resume lymphatic massages again. It's been a big adjustment for me. My buttocks is significantly smaller. It's definitely taken a toll on me mentally and physically. I continue to workout and focus on growing my muscle to avoid reconstruction.Updated on 20 Oct 2022:I'm 5 months post op since my closed technique removal. it has been very mentally challenging. My buttocks has dents, it sags now and its full of stretch marks. I miss the way my clothes used to look. pain wise, the burning sensations and pain when sitting down are gone. I still have minimal and occasionally sciatic pain, but nothing compare to before my surgery. My buttocks feels normal now. it has no bumps or hard areas. I continue to workout and hope to grow my glutes. if I'm unable I will be getting reconstruction surgery, so I'm harvesting my belly fat as backup. More

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Review from L.H.  |  Source: Google  |  Jul 15, 2022

Dr Katzen performed a revision arm lift, and i gave him a real challenge with scar tissue. From the moment i had my first consultation to my last appointment before heading back to my home country, i cannot talk highly enough of the Dr Katzen and his team. Bedside manner from a surgeon, is hard to find, and Dr Katzen makes you feel like you are his only patient. His craftsmanship on my arms, I am amazing how he took time to get them look amazing. I am only 8 weeks post op, and cant wait to show my arms off once again. More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 11, 2022

He is thorough, experienced, & knows how to explain what he is going to do - In 2005, I received illegal butt shots in my hips and buttocks area. I was told by the injector that saline was injected in me. Periodically, I would get striking pain in my groin area & never associated it with the illegal substance that was in me. My groin area was so hard like straw with cement in it. I found out from Dr. Katzen the substance is free flow and it was in my lymph nodes. It also spread to my left leg below my knee.When I used the restroom & sat too long on the toilet, my legs would get numb. When I stood up, I couldn't walk because it was so painful.Some years back, I had heard K Michelle the R & B singer talk about removal of the illegal substance in her behind. I was afraid to listen to her story & finally I listen & it scared me. I schedule my appt with Dr. Katzen because he is thorough, experienced, & knows how to explain what he is going to do.He doesn't sugar coat anything and that's what I love about him. He's real and doesn't give unrealistic expectations.I had heard some females say, Dr. Katzen will butcher you. I told them, 1st of all, he didn't do this to us, he's only helping & how else is he going to get it out of us if it's in the muscle.So far, I'm not hurting & waiting on my 2nd surgery on March 6, 2023. Dr. Katzen's staff is so professional. I really love Anna.Updated on 13 Jul 2022:My surgery was on March 31, 2022 and I sat down for the 1st time in a recline position on May 12. 8 weeks after my surgery, I started to drive a little and sit upright. I slept on my stomach for 10 weeks. I used the bathroom standing up in a small mop bucket. When my cycle came on, I used gorilla tape to tape down my pad in front and behind my compression garment because you can't wear panties. Dr. Katzen told me to take 2 oxycodone pills every 6 hours and it really helped me with the pain. More

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Review from MP  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Jul 08, 2022

Dr. Katzen told me that based on my MRI, my silicone was in the muscle. He explained my options to me and told me that the VASER lipo wouldn't remove all the silicone, so I went for the cut technique because my health is more important. I didn't have any pain when I woke up from anesthesia. I had no infections or complications from surgery. Dr. Katzen is friendly and caring. He definitely knows what he is doing, which is why I'll be back. I knew exactly what to expect and he made my incision exactly where he said he would. There were no surprises. Everybody in the office is friendly and Talia, the PA, called to check on me after surgery which was really nice. I never felt rushed in the office. I rate Dr. Katzen a 10/10! More

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Review from S.M.  |  Source: Google  |  Jul 08, 2022

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! More

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Review from R.M.  |  Source: Google  |  Jul 07, 2022

I had a wonderful experience , staff is kind , attentive, and professional. Dr. Katzen is legitimately caring and most understanding… the extension of the team is also amazing. They are now still attending my health needs as we plan the next step to improve my esthetics of my surgery. I am very happy . I expect truthful expectations of this journey and it’s exactly what the outcome is showing. Thanks to everyone and especially Dr Katzen. I will soon show pictures. More

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Review from S.M.  |  Source: Google  |  Jun 30, 2022

After a lot of research finally , I can tell I was so blessed to find Dr. Katzan , He is very caring and knowledgeable doctor , and truly helped me with what I went through . I was one of the victims for injecting biopolymer in some area in my face including upper lip , smiling fold and mid face . The experience was like a hell , as it started migrated to my cheeks and other areas close to my eyes plus some other health issues . That is really very unfortunate that they are still doing this out their and play with people lives and health . Thank God , Dr. Katzan helped me through this horrible scary situation with his knowledge and talent and caring . I just wanted to thank you Dr. Katzan and appreciate for all he did for me to get rid of those materials which was like nightmare to me . I really hope they stop doing this to the people . Dr . Katzan , I know that there is no words I can express my happiness so I will say thank you so much and I appreciate all your efforts and being so nice and patient with me during those time ! God bless you !❤️🌹 More

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Review from S.M.  |  Source: Google  |  Jun 29, 2022

After a lot of research finally , I can tell I was so blessed to find Dr. Katzan , He is very caring and knowledgeable doctor , and truly helped me with what I went through . I was one of the victims for injecting biopolymer in some area in my face including upper lip , smiling fold and mid face . The experience was like a hell , as it started migrated to my cheeks and other areas close to my eyes plus some other health issues . That is really very unfortunate that they are still doing this out their and play with people lives and health . Thank God , Dr. Katzan helped me through this horrible scary situation with his knowledge and talent and caring . I just wanted to thank you Dr. Katzan and appreciate for all he did for me to get rid of those materials which was like nightmare to me . I really hope they stop doing this to the people . Dr . Katzan , I know that there is no words I can express my happiness so I will say thank you so much and I appreciate all your efforts and being so nice and patient with me during those time ! God bless you !❤️🌹 More

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Review from L.R.  |  Source: Google  |  Jun 28, 2022

Honestly I don't know how to say this without making it an essay!😄 For years I have been researching surgeons and EVERY time somehow I'd end right back to Dr Katzen. Something about his videos kept drawing me in, and it wasn't just the AMAZING results his patients had, but it was also his demeanor. The way he took his time, and triple checked the accuracy, and most importantly for me was that he explained everything in great detail. There was no room for questions and doubt. I could just tell that his patient's well being and outcome was 100 percent his focus. His mannerism was simply warm and inviting. I told myself after I get to my goal weight, if and whenever I can afford the skin removal and ready to do it, and NOT caring that he is across the country, I am going to him. 7yrs later it was my turn and I couldn't be more happy and satisfied with him💯 From my first phone call to countless emails, and follow-ups, his staff is just amazing and friendly. Responds quickly, calls me by name EACH time I walk in or call. So personal and inviting As for Dr K, what can I say I was honestly star struck the 1st time I met him in person, well even on the zoom consultation!! Just like in his videos he went over everything in detail, listened to my concerns, and we came up with a plan. Well 2 and 1/4 plans!!😄 I've had 2 surgeries and an in-office revision with him and am absolutely loving my results. And the cherry on top, I found out just before my first surgery that we are birthday twins!! Must've been faith why I was always drawn to his videos. He's truly an amazing person who really cares about his patients. Down to earth, welcoming, and very pleasant to work with. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!💯 As a matter of fact, my husband after seeing my results from my 1st surgery, got inspired to have his own procedure done, so we ended up doing it together!! Love it! Love Dr Katzen, Love his Staff!! No regrets whatsoever 💯❤️😊 5 stars isn't enough💯❤️ Thank you much Dr Katzen, Talia, Anna, Jane, and everyone else I encountered. Yall are the best and I am forever grateful 🙏 ❤️💯 Continue doing what you do💗 More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 28, 2022

I knew he would take good care of me - My experience with Dr. Katzen is a family story. My husband had gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Katzen last year. My husband had the best possible experience with his surgery, he referred his sister to have a tummy tuck with Dr. Katzen. Throughout the process, I watched my husband and sister-in-law being completely happy with their surgeries and I was wanting to have liposuction on my abs. Without any hesitation, I went straight to Dr. Katzen. I knew he would take good care of me, just like he did my family and he did. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 27, 2022

Wanted nothing but the best money can buy - exceeded expectations - The thought process of having elective surgery for me was a well-thought-out process. Because I paid cash for my tummy tuck and breast augmentation, I wanted nothing but the best money can buy. I was not willing to settle for a mediocre surgeon just to save a few dollars, although I got lucky with finding Dr. Katzen. His prices are comparable to other plastic surgeons. I am grateful for Dr. Katzen. He exceeded my expectations all around. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 24, 2022

Body lift over 15 years ago and my body still looks amazing - I had a body lift with Dr. Katzen over 15 years ago and my body still looks amazing. I bumped into Dr. Katzen recently which is why it prompted me to write this review. Dr. Katzen has not changed a bit, he is still that kind man that did my surgery many years ago. I love seeing him still successful and thriving. More

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Review from J.4.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 23, 2022

He has high ethical morals - his work really shines - As a physician myself, I take choosing a surgeon with great attention to details. I looked Dr. Katzen up on many websites to make sure everything checked out. Many of my colleagues know Dr. Katzen and said high praises about him, and now I understand why. Dr. Katzen's attention to details and his work really shines. He has great ethical morals about him as well. More

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Review from N.J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 22, 2022

Routine Botox - His Prices Are Very Reasonable and Fair - My review is a simple one. I've been going to Dr. Katzen for Botox. He is located just down the street from where I live. His prices are very reasonable and fair. His staff are always nice and helpful. More

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Review from C.L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 20, 2022

Buttock Implants Gave my Body the Shape I Have Always Dreamed Of. - For context, I am 5'4" and weigh 102 lbs. I wanted a Brazilian butt lift but I did not have sufficient fat to do a fat transfer. Dr. Katzen suggested a butt implant. I am so pleased with how full my buttocks look. I finally have curves in all the right places. I am now able to wear all types of clothing and look cute in them. More

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Review from C.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 17, 2022

Silicone Injection Removal from Lips and Buttocks - I learned the expensive way that trying to go cheap doesn't always pay off. I work at a club where many of the girls had silicone injections in their lips and butt. I jumped on the bandwagon and got them done too. A few months after silicone injections, some of us experienced problems. We collectively did research and found an amazing surgeon, Dr. Katzen, in Beverly Hills that removed these silicone injections. Dr. Katzen said these silicone injections are bad and illegal to inject into our bodies. These silicones had traveled to different parts of our bodies but luckily Dr. Katzen was able to remove them. We're all so grateful to have found Dr. Katzen when we did. Things could have gone much worse. More

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Review from A.A.  |  Source: Google  |  Jun 16, 2022

Dr. Katzen performed a removal from my arm. This was done under local anesthesia, and I felt no pain besides the numbing medication (shot). He was very kind and talked me through the whole process, leaving me at ease. I was nervous going into it, and I think he could tell. He helped ease my nerves! He's a great doctor and treats everyone with so much kindness. More

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Review from H.J.  |  Source: Google  |  Jun 16, 2022

Dr. Katzen's bedside manners are warming and welcoming. His priority is your comfortability. I was nervous to see him, but once I met him in person, all my worries disappeared. I had a procedure on my knee. I am 5 weeks post-op and am back to conducting my daily activities. My healing process was painless; most importantly, he and his team are ALWAYS available. I could get ahold of him with a simple text or phone call after regular business hours. I am happy with my results, and I highly recommend Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from R.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 15, 2022

Body and Thigh Lift After Gastric Sleeve - I Feel So Confident - Dr. Timothy Katzen is the best surgeon, hands down! I lost 121 pounds through a gastric sleeve. My weight loss journey has been full of emotions, but when I met Dr. Katzen, he fully understood me. He's done so many weight loss patients and understands our needs and our bodies. I underwent the 360 circumferential body lift and a thigh lift. Not only did Dr. Katzen fully transform my body, but he also transformed my mental state. I feel so confident with myself for the first time in a very long long time. More

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Review from L.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 14, 2022

Real Self Has Been a Great Resource for Me - So thankful for Real Self for helping me find the perfect surgeon for breast augmentation with lift. I love that Real Self provides us with an abundance of information and we can choose to spend as much or little time as we want to research a surgeon. I found Dr. Katzen's profile page had everything I wanted to know about him and the procedures he offered. More

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Review from M.D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 13, 2022

First hand testimonials from his patients meant so much to me - The number one reason I chose Dr. Timothy Katzen as my plastic surgeon is the way his post-op patients talk about him. I met Dr. Katzen in Las Vegas at a weight-loss conference. At the meeting, I was told there were over a dozen of his patients who attended and they were open to talking to anyone who had questions about their surgeries. By the way, these patients were not paid to be there, they were either attendees or volunteered to be at his exhibit booth. To my delight, his patients openly talked about pain, the process of surgery, the emotional aspect, incisions, staff, and of course Dr. Katzen. Every single one of his patients had nothing but great things to say about Dr. Katzen and they were all happy with their results. I felt like his patients' testimonials meant more than what I needed. It spoke volumes about Dr. Katzen and what kind of practice he runs. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 10, 2022

Abdomen is super tight, incision lines are clean & smooth & cute belly button - What an incredible surgeon Dr. Katzen is. Dr. Katzen did my tummy tuck and his care has me in tears. This man is so nice and an incredibly good surgeon. Dr. Katzen made my abdomen super tight and my incision lines are so clean and smooth. Dr. Katzen not only does a tummy tuck, but he sewed my rectus muscles together to create an hourglass figure for me. And guess what else is cool? He created a new belly button that is so cute! I feel so blessed that Dr. Katzen is my plastic surgeon. More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 09, 2022

Best Friends Having Silicone Removal in Buttocks Together, then BBL - So many young people like myself fall victim to silicone injections. I was 21 years old when my best friend talked me into getting silicone injections into my butt. She and I both had it done and we both deeply regret it. We were living in fear that something bad was happening to us. We both had symptoms that were just downright scary, pain, redness, like a brain fog feeling, panic attacks, and more. It was a terrifying time when we read about other things that have happened to others who also had silicone injections. We both did our research to find the best surgeon to remove the silicone in our buttocks. We both agreed that Dr. Katzen was our top choice, after all, he performs silicone removals on a regular basis. Not only did we both have silicone removal from Dr. Katzen, we both later returned to him for BBL. Dr. Katzen is a gem! More

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Review from B.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 08, 2022

Brazilian Butt Lift Before my Summer Cruise - Back in January, I wanted to prep my body for my upcoming summer plans. My single girlfriends and I will be taking a long cruise and that means lots of bikinis will be packed. My buttocks were on the smaller side so I opted to undergo a Brazilian Butt Lift with Dr. Katzen. Oh MY! Dr. Katzen did a fabulous job and my buttocks look marvelous! I cannot wait to get into my bikinis this summer and enjoy my vacay with my girls. More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 07, 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. More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 06, 2022

Brachioplasty with the best surgeon ever - my arms look amazing - My brachioplasty experience with Dr. Katzen was beyond what I expected from a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. My expectations for my surgery were a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience and great outcomes. I got so much more than that. I got a surgeon who was the kindest human being you will ever meet. He also has this gift of making people feel safe and cared for. My arms look amazing. You can find my before and after arm pictures on Dr. Katzen's website, along with over 100 other patients who also had an arm lift with him. More

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Review from A.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 01, 2022

A Plastic Surgeon You Can Trust - Dr. Katzen is a surgeon you can trust. Surgery is a major deal so I consulted with 4 plastic surgeons before meeting Dr. Katzen. I felt a warm feeling the minute I met Dr. Katzen and knew I would choose him to perform my body lift procedure. The way I was so relaxed around Dr. Katzen gave me comfort knowing he would be there for me throughout my body lift surgery and aftercare. I left a message with Dr. Katzen on one occasion and was so pleasantly surprised by how fast he called me back. He is a very busy man, so that made me feel good. More

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Review from L.J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 31, 2022

Liposuction of abdomen with great results - recovery was smooth & normal - Dr. Timothy Katzen performed liposuction on my abdomen and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. My recovery was smooth and normal. Dr. Katzen treats his patients with kindness and respect, something I find rare in surgeons. Prior to meeting with Dr. Katzen, I consulted with two other surgeons and they treated me more like a number than a person. I am beyond grateful that I found Dr. Katzen and get to call him my surgeon. More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 27, 2022

Silicone Removal from Buttocks then BBL Soon - There are so many people out there like myself who were not educated about the dangers of raw silicone injections. I made a horrible decision to get silicone injections in my butt because it was cheaper than getting a BBL. Boy, do I regret my decision. I experienced numerous problems that could have potentially gotten worse if I didn't have the silicone removed when I did. Thank goodness for surgeons like Dr. Katzen that don't judge you for the bad choices we made. He removed the silicone from my buttocks and I will be returning to him soon to have a BBL to do it the right way this time. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 26, 2022

Toned Muscular Abdomen and Arms After VASER Hi Def Procedures - When I originally looked Dr. Katzen up on Real Self, I was just browsing liposuction procedures. To my sweet surprise, I noticed Dr. Katzen does VASER High Definition procedures. Woah, his before and after pictures looked so good! After much research, I ended up having the VASER High Definition procedure on my abdomen and arms. Dr. Katzen gave me a toned, muscular look which I absolutely love so much. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 25, 2022

The doctor and team made me feel so safe, comfortable and welcomed - I had a breast lift in 2021 with Dr. Katzen. Dr. Katzen and his team made me feel so safe, comfortable and welcomed. I always felt bad when I would call the office with so many questions, but they were always so nice and accomodating. I can see why Dr. Katzen's staff loves working with him, he's so nice and friendly to everyone. More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 24, 2022

Neck Lipo Made Me Look Younger and Slimmer. - I came to Dr. Katzen because my neck was bothering me. I had a fatty neck that never went away even after I lost weight. I thought Dr. Katzen would have said I needed a neck lift but he said neck liposuction would be a great plan for me. On the day of my final post-op visit, when Dr. Katzen did the final reveal and I've healed well, I literally cried. My neck looked so much better than I could have imagined. I look slimmer and younger instantly. Thank you so much, Dr. Katzen! More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 20, 2022

The care I received is more than what I expected - My review is going to be short, sweet, and straight to the point. Dr. Katzen is the plastic surgeon that performed a tummy tuck on me. He's amazing, his surgical team is amazing, and his office staff is amazing. The care I received from him and his team is more than what I expected. They're all so sweet and professional. More

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Review from C.W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 19, 2022

My Body Shape Changed in Such a Good Way After Body Lift - Two months ago, I had a body lift with Dr. Katzen and I feel so good. During the body lift procedure, he removed 19 pounds of skin and fat in my abdomen. In addition, Dr. Katzen also sewed my rectus muscles and gave me an hourglass figure. He also created a new belly button which is so much cuter than the belly button I had before. I followed Dr. Katzen's instructions and healed so perfectly. My results were instant, I saw how different my body shape was. I cried happy tears when I saw how good I looked. More

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Review from R.N.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 18, 2022

Body Lift and Thigh Lift Done, Next is Breast Aug and Arm Lift - In 2020, I had RNY and successfully lost over 100 pounds. My quest to be healthy has been fulfilled, but I had to deal with loose skin that looked very unattractive. I was told about Dr. Katzen through an online bariatric support group. A few of his post-ops are in the group and they all had such kind things to say about him. I ended up having a body lift and thigh lift with Dr. Katzen and let me just say, these gals in the online forum have been angel sent. They provided me with the most amazing support after my surgery. They checked up on me and gave me some tips on how to recover well based on their own experiences. Of course, Dr. Katzen and his staff were great throughout the process but having extra support from others was pretty darn nice. I am having breast augmentation and arm lift next. I am definitely returning to Dr. Katzen this fall to have it done. More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 17, 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. More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 16, 2022

The incisions are hidden quite well and placement was great - In March 2022, I had brachioplasty with Dr. Timothy Katzen. My sister had the same surgery with him last year and she could not stop talking about how wonderful Dr. Katzen is, now I see why. Both my sister and I have fantastic outcomes for the arm lift. The incisions are hidden quite well and placement was great. She and I normally heal from our scars nicely so I expect the same with our incisions. Dr. Katzen and his staff have been so pleasant to work with. I will definitely return to Dr. Katzen if I decide to do any more work to myself. :) More

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Review from W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 13, 2022

Silicone was causing so many problems - so glad I got them removed - I hope my review can help someone who might need it. Four years ago, I had silicone injected into my buttocks. Visually, things looked great, it gave me a fuller buttock look, which is what I wanted. After a while, I noticed redness on my butt cheeks, then lumpiness. It looks like a full-on infection, which freaked me out. With the redness, I also experienced pain and "brain fog". I felt relief when I came across a video on Instagram where Dr. Katzen talks about the dangers of silicone injections. He described some side effects of having silicone injections, which included my symptoms and a bunch of others. One of the other symptoms he mentioned is cancer and that was enough for me to have them removed immediately. I have undergone silicone removal of the buttocks and the biggest relief is not having to worry anymore and of course, the pain is gone. Dr. Katzen is a life-saver.....oh! and he is super polite and kind. I just can't say enough about him. More

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Review from G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 11, 2022

After 3 Kids, I Had a Mommy Makeover Procedure, Which I Am So Happy I Did - I have 3 kids, ages 3,5, and 7. I used to be thin prior to having kids but my body has changed tremendously over the years. My abdomen and breast took a toll. It was not something I can go to the gym to work out, plus, honestly, I do not have the time with my busy schedule of working full time and taking care of 3 small children. I resorted to plastic surgery for some help. My best friend had surgery with Dr. Katzen so I knew of him and his work. I had a mommy makeover and couldn't be more happy with how it turned out. More

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Review from Z.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 10, 2022

Lucky to be one of his patients - this doctor is a genius - You know you've hit the jackpot when you've discovered Dr. Katzen. For those of you who are lucky enough to be his patient, you know exactly what I am talking about. This man is a genius! He's so good at performing surgeries, I had an arm lift and breast lift. His demeanor is so kind, smart, genuine, and overall an amazing human being. He's done so much charity work for organizations that need him. If you are looking for an amazing plastic surgeon, go check Dr. Timothy Katzen out. More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 06, 2022

3 weeks post-op & new butt goes with my body type since I am thin - So I finally did it! I finally got the procedure done after many years of suffering and about three years of debating. Whether it was due to financial circumstances, Covid, or other issues, I was unable to do the procedure until one month ago. I chose the best Doctor who is very knowledgeable with this type of procedure, and extremely patient with his clients. The entire staff is great and are always willing to answer any questions or concerns. Dr Katzen said he removed about 95%-98% which was equivalent to 6lbs. You have to have a strong mindset when going through this procedure because it will take a toll on your regular life. You will temporarily be out of commission and will need a caregiver for the first few weeks but at the end it will be worth it. As far as the pain, I can say it is very minimal. You will have a pain pump in you for the first three days or so which will help, and you are also giving painkillers which I hardly had to use. The pain I had suffered before the operation was much worse than what I experienced afterwards. I would say it’s more of a discomfort feeling. The reason I say you will need to have a strong mindset is not because of you suddenly having a small butt, but because of the changes you will have to go through during the recovery process. You will be laying on your stomach for at least six weeks, not able to sit down which means you have to use the restroom standing up. That is for number one and for number two; however, you manage to do it and learn what works best for you. You will need assistance to get in and out of bed in the beginning, a walker since you will be very weak, have someone help you dress, bring you food, change your dressing, etc. so you will need a dependable caregiver whom you trust and you are not embarrassed with. I’m not trying to scare anyone but you have to know what you’re getting yourself into before going through this, but trust me it is worth it. I am currently 3 weeks in and I am able to lay on my stomach and on my back with no pain. I can also get in and out of bed on my own. Using the restroom has become somewhat normal now and eating while laying down isn’t too bad. I’m not taking any pain medication at all and I have more energy than I did before. I am also very happy with my results even though I am definitely much smaller. I feel my new butt goes with my body type since I am thin and once I am able to work out I do plan on focusing on my butt. I don’t plan on getting any reconstruction or implants. I am done with all of that and I am happy just to be healthy again.Please don’t ask how much it costs since I don’t feel that’s relevant. Everyone is priced different since everyone’s situation is different. I paid all cash but I know some medical insurance covers some of the costs, so just get a quote. It doesn’t hurt and it’s free. Just keep in mind you will also pay for transportation from the surgery center, medication, supplies you’ll need to recover including protein shakes, etc. Everything will add up and it is pricy but again it is worth it. More

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Review from 3.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 06, 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. More

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Review from E.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 04, 2022

I Look and Feel So Much Younger! - Many people in my life have complimented my appearance lately after undergoing a tummy tuck and neck lipo. I went down 4 dress sizes after my tummy tuck and it has made such a big difference in how my clothes fit, the type of clothes I can now wear, and how I look and carry myself. As for my neck, everyone tells me I look much more slender in the face and much younger. All in all, I look and feel amazing. I love my transformation so much. Dr. Katzen did a fantastic job with both the tummy tuck and neck liposuction. More

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Review from G.L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 02, 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. More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 28, 2022

Great surgeon - he has great qualifications and a pleasant attitude - I consulted for tummy tuck surgery with 3 surgeons before meeting Dr. Katzen. All the surgeons I consulted with were in Beverly Hills since that's where I live and there were plenty of surgeons to choose from with great qualifications. The first 3 surgeons had great qualifications but were so cocky, some less than others. I thought I was going to just settle until I met Dr. Katzen. He is just as qualified, if not more, but with a pleasant attitude. Win win for me! More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 22, 2022

Beautiful job with my breasts after implant taken out & replaced - I had breast implants put in over a decade ago. Back then, I had my bariatric surgeon perform my breast augmentation but I regretted it right away. I should have known better and should have gone to a plastic surgeon, but I figured I was so happy with my bariatric surgeon and he offered breast augmentation, I thought why not. After many years, I decided to have them taken out and replaced and had my breast done right. Dr. Katzen did a beautiful job with my breasts. I am so happy with him. More

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Review from S.W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 20, 2022

Neck lift to treat my hereditary double chin - very happy - I unfortunately always had a double chin, even when I was on the smaller side. It's a hereditary thing. I underwent a neck lift procedure with Dr. Timothy Katzen. Dr. Katzen and his practice are top-notch. They are so good at not missing any details and outlining everything that needs to be done. Every single one of them is so nice and kind, especially Dr. Katzen. This practice makes me feel so welcomed and warm. I fully trust Dr. Katzen with his work and care. He's so awesome! My neck looks great! More

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Review from I.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 19, 2022

Silicone Removal Done, Waiting for Summer to Get Buttock Implants - I regret having raw silicone injected into my buttocks. If I did my research I would have known how harmful this was. I saw several videos from Dr. Katzen explaining the side effects of raw silicone injection and how he recommends for them to be removed. Having silicone injections was such a trendy thing to do but I don't think many people realize how dangerous it is. I'm just glad I had silicone removal from my buttocks. I am due to return to Dr. Katzen this summer to get buttock implants. More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 15, 2022

Bariatric patient, 360 body lift - most caring surgeon - I was looking for a plastic surgeon to do my 360 body lift. I had 3 different appointments and let me tell you when I met Dr. Katzen, that was it. I instantly knew he was the surgeon that was going to perform my surgery. There's so much to us bariatric patients that is complicated and Dr. Katzen knew how to handle patients like me. I just love how caring Dr. Katzen and his team are. My only regret is I wished I would have done all this sooner. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 14, 2022

50-year-old, just wanted breasts back in the same spot they used to be when I was much younger - I'm a 50-year-old female that had breasts that hung a little lower than they used to. LOLI sought out Dr. Timothy Katzen for a breast lift since I was happy with my size, I didn't care to have them larger, I just wanted them back in the same spot they used to be when I was much younger. Dr. Katzen just has this personality you can't help but love. He's easy to converse with, tentative, really nice, and overall such a great person. Dr. Katzen performed the breast lift and they are exactly how I hoped it would turn out. I'm so happy with my surgery and experience with Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from I.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 07, 2022

So glad I went with him - my abdomen is flat and I have an hourglass - Something I don't see many moms of twins talk about is how much our skin stretches after our pregnancy and how depressing that is. My twins are now two years old and I have tried so hard to get my body to bounce back but it's not happening. For my birthday this year, my husband's gift to me was a tummy tuck. My husband works at a hospital and heard of Dr. Katzen's high reputation and booked my consultation with him. When I met Dr. Katzen, my heart felt so happy. Dr. Katzen tugged my skin and said "this is how much I can remove from your abdomen". Those words were hopeful and joyful. Fast forward to surgery day. I felt nervous, but my husband was by my side and Dr. Katzen's calm demeanor helped. My abdomen is very flat and I have an hourglass figure as well. Dr. Katzen is fantastic. He lives up to the hype! More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 06, 2022

Preparation is Key to a Successful Thigh Lift Recovery - Here's my medial thigh lift review: I was nervous about having this surgery but I felt like Dr. Katzen helped me through this process like the pro that he is. I was well prepared prior to have this surgery. I prepped food, medications, protein drinks, books, and entertainment, slept in a comfy recliner downstairs, etc...Being prepared helped me not just physically but also mentally. I felt like it made a big difference in my recovery. My thighs look amazing, I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. More

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Review from H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 05, 2022

Neck liposuction and chemical peel - so happy with how my neck looks - I came to my consultation appointment with Dr. Katzen expecting to have a neck lift but instead, he said he could fix my double chin problem with just neck liposuction. I was thrilled. I asked for the first opening he had on his surgery schedule and the rest was history. I am so happy with how my neck looks. I can't believe Dr. Katzen was able to perform a neck lipo and got the results I got, it's incredible. Since I was going to be under anesthesia, I also asked for a chemical peel, I'm so glad I did. More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 04, 2022

Felt right immediately & did an amazing tummy tuck job - When I was doing my research for a plastic surgeon, there were a few things that were top of my list as priorities. #1 He or she needed to be board certified by the ASPS. #2 They needed to have many years of experience with Tummy Tuck surgeries (the procedure I was researching for). #3 I needed to feel comfortable with the surgeon and their staff (reason the staff part is important is because you do need to deal with them quite a bit pre and post op). Dr. Timothy Katzen met all the criteria I was looking for and then some. I couldn't be more pleased to have met him and it felt right immediately. Dr. Katzen did an amazing job on my tummy tuck and he took very good care of me. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 01, 2022

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. More

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Review from K.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 31, 2022

My stomach is back to how it looked in my twenties - Before I get into my surgery, I want to tell you about my plastic surgeon, Dr. J. Timothy Katzen. This man is wonderful with his hands, he's also so caring and sincere. He is such a perfectionist with scar placement and my incisions look so good. I had a mommy makeover and everyone keeps telling me how amazing I look. I went from saggy breast to perky and full. My stomach is back to how it looked in my twenties. I couldn't be happier with my mommy makeover. More

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Review from K.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 30, 2022

I had a brachioplasty performed by Dr. Katzen a month ago. I am so thrilled with the results! I would absolutely recommend Dr. Katzen! More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 29, 2022

Raw silicone injections removed from my buttocks - instant relief - I had raw silicone injected into my buttocks from a source I should have never gone to and experienced so many issues from it. After following Dr. Katzen on Instagram, I noticed many other patients have the same issues I did. My buttock was inflamed and looked very lumpy. It was also very painful. I needed the silicone removed sooner than later because it affected me not just physically, but emotionally. Dr. Katzen removed silicone from my buttocks, I felt instant relief and my worries went away. I can't believe I had the silicone injected in the first place, following such dangerous trends. I am so glad it's all over with and I am back to feeling healthy and safe again. Dr. Katzen is a life-saver. More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 28, 2022

Found the Surgeon for my Tummy Tuck on Real Self, Very Happy! - I had 2 kids in my 20s and my abdomen was never the same afterward. Don't get me wrong, I love my kids and would do it all over again. I found Dr. Timothy Katzen on Real Self and loved everything about him. I love the way he answers the questions, the way his patients talk about him, how he shares so many of his pictures and videos, basically everything. I had my tummy tuck procedure and he did not disappoint. It was how I dreamed my tummy would look after surgery. Oh, I also need to mention how kind and polite this man is. Dr. Katzen is everything! More

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Review from K.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 27, 2022

No more inner thighs rashes after medial thigh lift - Before I had my gastric sleeve procedure, I was already having problems with my thighs rubbing together and chafing. I was hoping after I lost over 100 pounds, my thighs would not be in pain from the chafing anymore, but that was not the case. My bariatric surgeon recommended Dr. Katzen for a medial thigh lift and that's what I had. I am so grateful for Dr. Katzen, he's changed my life for the better. I no longer have rashes or pain in my inner thighs anymore. More

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Review from H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 24, 2022

My Body is Ready for the Beach After VASER Hi-Def of Abdomen and Arms - I heard about Dr. Katzen through a colleague and was just interested in liposuction of my arms and abdomen. As I awaited my appointment date, I went on Dr. Katzen's website to do further research. To my surprise, I learned about VASER High Definition procedures and it immediately piqued my interest. During my consultation with Dr. Katzen, I asked a lot of questions about this VASER procedure and was sold when Dr. Katzen pulled up an entire album of pictures. Woah, the VASER lipo procedures produce such awesome results. I had VASER hi-def of arms and abdomen and I am still amazed at how my body looks. My body is already beach and vacation-ready. More

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Review from L.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 23, 2022

Male's Perspective on Tummy Tuck - I don't see many reviews on here from men so I'm going to give a male's perspective on plastic surgery. As men, I feel we accept our bodies more than females do, but why can't we look our best and feel our best? For me personally, I underwent a tummy tuck and it truly was one of the best gifts I have treated myself to. Everyone around me compliments how great I look and it makes me feel good and self-assured. I found this surgeon in Beverly Hills that is amazing at tummy tucks along with other procedures. His name is doctor J. Timothy Katzen. He's easy to talk to and his entire team is well put together. He has a calmness about him where you feel safe being under his care. He's truly top-notch! More

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Review from V.L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 22, 2022

Body Lift with 19 Pounds of Fat and Excess Skin Removed - After a successful year of weight loss, I was prepared for the next step of my journey, which is reconstructive plastic surgery with Dr. Timothy Katzen. I had a body lift where Dr. Katzen removed 19 pounds of fat and excessive skin. I have never looked so good in all of my adult life. I was finally free from obesity and excess skin. The best word to describe how I feel now is confidence. Since my body lift, I feel different, I carry myself differently, I dress differently. All good things. Life is so good now. More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 21, 2022

Super clean tummy tuck incision & my abdomen is flat - The tummy tuck procedure has been on my list of things I wanted to do. There are so many plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills to choose from, but ultimately I chose Dr. Katzen because of his credentials, experience, results, and personality/character. Dr. Katzen made a super clean incision and my abdomen is flat as can be. I love my tummy tuck. More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 09, 2022

Wonderful job - my thighs have never looked so good and small - I've had two surgeries with Dr. Timothy Katzen, but today's review is for my medial thigh lift. Thigh lift surgery made me nervous because of how long the incision was going to be and the placement of the incisions. I knew this surgery was probably the rougher procedure to recover from between the two surgeries I had. To be transparent, the thigh lift surgery recovery was painful, but Dr. Katzen was so wonderful with prescribing me the pain meds I needed. I wore compression garments and was prepared with a recovery station at my house. My wonderful husband was also a great support during recovery. Dr. Katzen was amazing with the thigh lift surgery, my thighs have never looked so good and small. Dr. Katzen has one of the best bedside manners I have ever seen.....ever! He was kind to me and my husband every single time he had an encounter with us. He would spend time answering questions and never made us feel rushed. Dr. Katzen is just amazing all around. You can also tell he treats his staff well by how he interacts with them. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 08, 2022

360 body lift and medial thigh lift after 129 lbs weight loss - I am from Las Vegas, Nevada, and found Dr. Katzen to be the best fit for my reconstructive surgeries, so I gladly drove to California for my procedures. I had roux-en-y gastric bypass and lost 129 pounds. Dr. Katzen did my 360 body lift and medial thigh lift after my weight loss. Dr. Katzen has over 20 years of experience, specifically on weight loss patients and the results show how great his techniques really are. I just found out Dr. Katzen is lecturing at the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America conference this weekend in Henderson, NV. If you are in the Vegas area and want a consultation with him, you better do yourself a favor and call his office. I am one of the lucky ones to call him my surgeon! More

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Review from E.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 03, 2022

Back in the dating scene and needed to do something to feel and look better - Having a tummy tuck earlier this year is one of the best feelings I've experienced. I am back in the dating scene and felt like I needed to do something to feel better and look better. It's been almost 2 months since my tummy tuck with Dr. Katzen and I can say, I feel much more confident with myself. As far as my experience with Dr. Katzen and his team, it was very pleasant. Dr. Katzen and his office staff are professional and very friendly. Oh, and let's not forget to mention I had a tummy tuck reveal to my closest friends (because they wanted to see it), they were blown away with the results! More

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Review from H.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 01, 2022

Life changing arm lift after weight loss surgery - For those of you who have gone through weight loss surgery, you can relate to my issues. I had "bat arms" after losing so much weight. My arms were always getting rashes from rubbing against my skin. Finding tops that can fit me was horrible. I constantly wore long sleeves just to cover up my arms, even on hot days. When I had surgery with Dr. Katzen, my life changed. Most people take for granted how they can shop for clothes off the rack without any problems. I can finally do that, and it feels so good. I no longer deal with rashes and pain in my arms. I feel amazing. More

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Review from V.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 25, 2022

Entire Overhaul Makeover on my Body - Oh, how my life has changed so much in the last two years. First, I had bariatric surgery and lost a very significant amount of weight, over 150 pounds. I felt great and looked good in clothing, but what the world couldn't see under my clothes, was what I dreaded the most. My skin was comparable to a Shar Pei dog. It was saggy, loose, and super wrinkled. I turned to Dr. Timothy Katzen for a full-body overhaul. I had a body lift, thigh lift, vertical torsoplasty, breast lift, breast augmentation, arm lift, and neck lift. Of course, all that wasn't done in one round of surgery, I had them in different stages. All I can say is Dr. Katzen is an amazing surgeon! He's worked on many bariatric patients like myself so he is very good at what he does. Dr. Katzen is more than what you would find in a typical plastic surgeon. He's so kind, down-to-earth, easy to understand, and comes with an amazing staff. Highly highly recommend Dr. Katzen if you are looking for a plastic surgeon. More

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Review from M.A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 16, 2022

My tummy tuck is so flat, I can bounce a quarter off my abs - I am in my mid 40's, gone through childbirth and I was ready to get my abs back to being small and cute again. I was tired of wearing baggy clothes due to my insecurities in my mid-section. I was referred to Dr. Katzen by my sweet sister-in-law. She has had some plastic surgeries done with him last year and was really pleased with Dr. Katzen and his work. When I met Dr. Katzen for the first time, I knew I did not have to search for another surgeon for comparison. Dr. Katzen is confident but still very kind and gentle. His bedside manner is top tier. As for my tummy tuck, it's so flat, I can bounce a quarter off my abs. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 14, 2022

Vaser lipo in abdomen 1 month post - perfected my abs - My experience with the VASER liposuction in the abdomen was excellent. I've always wanted this procedure but was holding out until the time was right. All I can say is, Dr. Katzen knows exactly what he is doing. He perfected my abs, it's out of this world. My only regret is, I wish I would have done this sooner. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 12, 2022

2 months post 360 circumferential body lift after 100lbs weight loss - My weight loss journey began a year and 8 months ago. I started off at 265 pounds, had bariatric surgery, and lost 100 pounds. Finding Dr. Katzen was a no brainer. He is the top surgeon for reconstructive surgeries after weight loss. I live in PA but happily traveled to California for my 360 circumferential body lift. I was able to do most things over the phone prior to my surgery. I had the surgery in California and stayed in town for about 2 weeks. Dr. Katzen checked on me daily and made me feel really special and cared for. My friends asked me if it was worth traveling to California for this procedure with Dr. Katzen and my response is "absolutely yes"! More

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Review from S.W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 10, 2022

Took advantage of "working from home" to have some work done - I took advantage of "working from home" to have some work done on my buttocks. I only needed to take off 2 days of actual work and the rest, I was able to work remotely, which was so nice! Plus, I have a very cool boss that allowed me to do this. I basically had a Brazilian Butt Lift with Dr. Katzen and he did a fantastic job. I had been following his work the last few months and figured no better time than now to get it done. I'm so glad I did. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 01, 2022

Facelift and neck lift after weight loss - unbelievable results - It's not common to find many people talking about facelift and neck lift after weight loss. For me, as I was losing weight after bariatric surgery, I noticed my face started to get droopier and I looked older without the "fat" in my face. I underwent facelift and neck lift with Dr. Timothy Katzen and the results are unbelievable. He didn't over-tighten my face where it was obvious that I had something done. People I work with and family members continue to compliment how young and good I look. More

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Review from J.L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 27, 2022

Beautiful Breast Augmentation with a Lift - I came to Dr. J. Timothy Katzen for a silicone breast augmentation with a lift. I went from a size B to a DD. When I had my initial consultation, Dr. Katzen asked how I envisioned my breasts to look, so I showed him a picture of a model where the shape was perfect. He had me try on some silicone implants to see what size I wanted. I am very pleased with the way my breasts look. They are full and back up to where they belong. More

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Review from D.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 25, 2022

Liposuction of abdomen - no complications and healed beautifully - My experience with liposuction is uneventful, which is a good thing! I had liposuction on my abdomen and healed beautifully. I followed Dr. Katzen's instructions and had no complications or issues. Dr. Katzen is a true gentleman, kind, caring, helpful, perfectionist, and skilled. Overall a great experience with liposuction. More

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Review from Y.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 24, 2022

Even after the weight loss, I felt fat due to my excess skin - I lost 145 pounds with a duodenal switch procedure two years ago. This may sound crazy, but even after the weight loss, I felt fat due to my excess skin all over my body. My wrinkly skin was something I couldn't hide and it was a constant reminder of my former obese body. Thank goodness I found Dr. Katzen who helped me with reconstructing my body. My first procedure with him was a body lift and thigh lift. After 8 weeks of recovery, I felt good enough to come back for an arm lift and breast augmentation/lift. Dr. Katzen is the surgeon for what I needed. He's worked on many weight loss patients and understands our needs and wants. Oh! And his credentials are very impressive! More

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Review from 9.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 20, 2022

Thigh Lift, Preparation is Key to a Successful Recovery - I've had two separate surgeries with Dr. Katzen, but I am going to review the most recent procedure I had, which is a medial thigh lift. I was nervous going in for the thigh lift procedure because everyone said this is a tough surgery and recovery is no fun. Well, they are kinda right. Compared to other surgeries I went through, the thigh lift was the most difficult, but if you prepare properly, recovery is a lot easier. Dr. Katzen gave me a list of things I can do prior to surgery to help ease the recovery process. Basically, I set up a "recovery station" next to my recliner where everything is within arms reach. I also had meals prepared in my freezer and protein drinks at hand. I was lucky enough to have my daughter help me the first-week post op, so I didn't have to move around so much. Overall, it wasn't so bad. The results of my thigh lift are beyond amazing, I would do it all in a heartbeat again if I had to. More

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Review from Q.K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 19, 2022

Feeling Young and Vibrant Again After Mommy Makeover Procedure. - A little background about myself: I'm 45, mom of 3. Before becoming a mom, I worked out and took really good care of myself. After 3 kids and a demanding career, my body took a back seat and it showed. I started to feel like I was in the slumps all the time, my body image made me sad. I consulted with 4 plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles area. Dr. Katzen was the last of the 4 surgeons I saw and I left his office feeling relieved and knew I found the right surgeon to perform the mommy makeover on me. I had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation. I cannot believe how my body looks right now. I feel young, vibrant, and full of life. This procedure was exactly what I needed to boost myself. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 18, 2022

My surgery had immediate results and recovery was quick and easy - As a male, some of us suffer from having large male breast tissue. This issue caused me so much embarrassment, insecurity, and anxiety. When I am in public I usually have to wear a garment wrap to flatten my chest area. These garments are quite uncomfortable and I would sweat in them. I decided to undergo gynecomastia surgery aka male breast reduction. The nice thing about this surgery is the immediate results and recovery was quick and easy. Let's talk about my surgeon, Dr. Katzen. He is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. He's very interesting and fun to talk to and is as kind as others have described him. If I were to need any more surgeries in the future, he's definitely my go-to surgeon. More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 17, 2022

Sculpted my abdomen and arms using a Vaser Hi-Def lipo - I envy people's physiques and how toned and sculpted their bodies are. I've always wanted that body for myself but it's very difficult to achieve. I came across one of Dr. Katzen's videos on VASER Hi-Def of the abdomen and arms. I knew this is what I have been wanting for myself. I had the procedure in November 2021 and I am so impressed with how Dr. Katzen worked his magic on my body. He sculpted my abdomen and arms using a VASER Lipo. I finally have the body I've always dreamed of. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 14, 2022

1 month post-op buttocks silicone removal - felt confident - I made the biggest mistake of my life about 12 years ago when I had silicone injected into my buttocks. It caused me so much pain and anguish. Very recently, I noticed many videos have surfaced regarding silicone removal. People were describing the same exact problems I was experiencing. One surgeon particularly caught my attention.....Dr. Timothy Katzen. He has performed many of these silicone removals from different parts of the body. I consulted with Dr. Katzen and felt confident going into surgery. He has this amazing way of making his patients feel comfortable and at ease. So happy I found him! More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 14, 2022

Silicone removal (buttocks) - felt confident going into surgery - I made the biggest mistake of my life about 12 years ago when I had silicone injected into my buttocks. It caused me so much pain and anguish. Very recently, I noticed many videos have surfaced regarding silicone removal. People were describing the same exact problems I was experiencing. One surgeon particularly caught my attention.....Dr. Timothy Katzen. He has performed many of these silicone removals from different parts of the body. I consulted with Dr. Katzen and felt confident going into surgery. He has this amazing way of making his patients feel comfortable and at ease. So happy I found him! More

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Review from B.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 12, 2022

My abdomen, hips, outer thighs, buttocks, and arms look so good! - Dr. Katzen is by far the nicest doctor you will ever meet. He performed a body lift on me, then 7 weeks later, I returned for a brachioplasty. Dr. Katzen is a perfectionist. He takes his time to make sure everything is exactly how it should be. My abdomen, hips, outer thighs, buttocks, and arms look so good! Oh, besides, being the nicest surgeon ever, Dr. Katzen is also board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. He has all the experience and certification you would want in a plastic surgeon. More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 10, 2022

Results are beyond perfection and I am so happy with my new body - Dr. Katzen is the kindest and most caring surgeon I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He and his staff are friendly and always accomodating. I had liposuction of the abdomen with Dr. Katzen. I felt like Dr. Katzen fully prepared me for what to expect before, during, and after surgery. I did everything he asked me to do so things went exactly as planned. Results are beyond perfection and I am so happy with my new body. More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 06, 2022

Restored Body After an Extended Tummy Tuck - The last two years I have dedicated myself to a healthier me. I learned to eat better and exercise. I lost a total of 84 pounds. Because I was overweight for so long and my age, my skin elasticity was not that great. After losing weight, I was still left with drooping saggy skin in my abdomen. I sought out Dr. Katzen for an extended tummy tuck. Dr. Katzen helped restored my body back to a normal shape. More

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Review from S.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 05, 2022

Highly recommend! It was fast and recovery wasn't so bad - My entire experience with my silicone removal in the buttocks with Dr. Katzen was wonderful. I had a bad experience with another doctor 10 years ago. I had raw silicone injection in my buttocks which caused lumps, pain, and other issues. I discovered Dr. Katzen on youtube and one of the videos talked about removal of raw silicone. I couldn't book my appointment and surgery fast enough. Dr. Katzen has done many of these surgeries; it was fast and recovery wasn't so bad. I would recommend Dr. Katzen to anyone who is looking for plastic surgery. He's a great surgeon. More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 29, 2021

I had a body lift and thigh lift and everything went so well. - Doctor Katzen is that dream surgeon you are lucky to find. He has everything you would want your surgeon to be. His qualifications are excellent, he's so kind, bedside manner is top notch, great staff, and good pricing. I had a body lift and thigh lift with Dr. Katzen and everything went so well. Of course, with the long incision, there was some pain but Dr. Katzen did not make me feel bad when I needed pain meds. The results of my surgery was immediate so the gratification level was high for me. I love that my experience was so positive with Dr. Katzen and his office. More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 13, 2021

After bariatric surgery, I had to do something to get rid of my arm skin - After undergoing bariatric surgery for weight loss, I had to do something to get rid of my arm skin. It was so bad that it drove me nuts. Besides not being able to fit into normal size clothes, I also had bad rashes. I had brachioplasty with a surgeon in Beverly Hills but without the high price tag. His name is Dr. Katzen. He's gentle, highly respectable, produces great results, and has the most amazing bedside manner. I live in the inland empire but it was most definitely worth the drive to have Dr. Katzen work on me. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 10, 2021

I had the body lift and it was totally worth every penny! - After dropping 100 pounds, my whole body drooped, no surprise. I had heard about Dr. Katzen before I lost the weight and knew about his work and personality long before I needed him. I followed him on Instagram and was intrigued by his surgical videos, it made me more confident about choosing him as my surgeon. I had the body lift and it was totally worth every penny! More

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Review from N.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 03, 2021

Dr. Katzen is a great surgeon with a great personality. - When I hit 40 years old, I noticed a significant change in my body. One particular body part bothered me more than others, my breasts. My breasts started to sag and droop and there was absolutely nothing I could do about it. I talked to my husband about me having a breast lift and augmentation, and he was all for it. Dr. Katzen in Beverly Hills is who I went with for my procedure. He is a great surgeon with a great personality. I now have DD breasts and they are back where they belong. :). More

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Review from G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 02, 2021

Beautiful Tummy Tuck Results - Tummy tuck surgery is common and I felt comfortable going in for surgery. The thing that some people don't realize is, pretty much any surgeon can perform tummy tuck surgery. When I was considering this surgery, I saw many ads advertising cheap tummy tuck procedures. I did research on some of these places and quite frankly got concerned. When I found Dr. Katzen and did a consultation with him, I felt relieved. Sure, his prices weren't the cheapest but it was fair and reasonable. What sold me on Dr. Katzen: 1. He's board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. 2. He's done thousands of plastic surgery procedures with over 20 years of experience. 3. Dr. Katzen is genuine, honest, kind, and caring. There are so many other positive things I can say about Dr. Katzen, but I am so glad I chose him for my tummy tuck procedure. He did a beautiful job and I am very satisfied with the results. More

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Review from H.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 01, 2021

Gynecomastia Procedure, Highly Recommend - One of my insecurities growing up was being made fun of for having "man boobs". I was doomed since middle school and because of it, I never participated in sports. I am in my late 20's and had to do something about my condition. I turned to Dr. Katzen for help and had the gynecomastia procedure. Instantly after surgery, I felt renewed and different. My incisions on my chest are very small and Dr. Katzen said it should fade nicely. I highly recommend his practice. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 30, 2021

Thumbs Up to Dr. Timothy Katzen, His Office, and Surgical Team. - I work for an athletic wear company and I wanted to have more toned arms and abdomen. I saw that Dr. Katzen does VASER HI-Def sculpting procedures for arms and abdomen. I was quite impressed with his artistic skills in sculpting his patients. The pictures on his website looked fantastic. My experience with Dr. Timothy Katzen, his office, and his surgical team was excellent. You can tell this team he has put together has been around for many years. Everyone knew exactly the protocols and procedures and was great at informing the patients what to do each step of the way. I give this practice double thumbs up. More

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Review from K.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 29, 2021

Dr. Katzen is Beyond Wonderful! - I normally don't write reviews but I feel like my experience was so amazing that it deserves a review and can help someone. I lost over a hundred pounds with the help of bariatric surgery. My friends and family all complimented me on the weight loss and always told me how great I looked. Little did they know under my clothes were awful saggy and wrinkled skin. Not only did my skin look bad, but I also had constant rashes and pain that required cream to treat. I spent many months researching for a plastic surgeon who had experience with weight loss patients. There were many in California, but Dr. Katzen stood out above the rest. He had so many resources such as his youtube channels, instagram, facebook, etc.... My favorite part was when I reached out to some of his patients via their social media platforms, they were so welcoming and friendly. They were honest about their surgical experience and spoke highly of Dr. Katzen and his office. I had my body lift procedure with Dr. Katzen and I am so glad I chose him. He does the surgery himself and follows up on the patients himself. I felt full support from him every step of the way. Dr. Katzen is a wonderful surgeon and I trust him completely. More

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Review from K.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 16, 2021

It was definitely worth the drive - In pursuit of bigger lips, I had some silicone injected into my lips by someone in San Diego many years ago. Although I originally liked how full my lips were, it became a huge problem and was dangerous to my health. When I googled silicone lip removal, Dr. Katzen's name came up on my top search and I remember how familiar his name was. My coworker went to him for a tummy tuck and loved him. Even though I live two hours from Dr. Katzen's office, I did not hesitate to drive to him for the procedure to have my silicone removed from my lips. It was definitely worth the drive, I would do it again in a heartbeat. More

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Review from W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 11, 2021

Tummy Tuck with a Great Surgeon and Office! - My tummy tuck procedure and experience were great. I had been following Dr. Katzen on Instagram and Tik Tok. I love how he shows the actual procedures from the OR and how his patients' testimonials are showcased. Those things made me more confident about my decision to choose Dr. Katzen for my tummy tuck. As soon as I called the office, I felt comfortable right away. Anna took the call, she's so kind and helpful. Then at my initial consultation, I met Dr. Katzen for the first time. He genuinely cares for me as a patient and took his time to go over everything with me. Gosh, I can't say enough about how wonderful Dr. Katzen and his office is. Go check him out if you are looking for a good plastic surgeon. More

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Review from G.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 08, 2021

Traveled from Utah to CA for medial thigh lift - well worth it! - After losing over a hundred pounds from the duodenal switch procedure, I was in need of a medial thigh lift. I live in Utah but traveled to California for this procedure with Dr. Katzen. Not many plastic surgeons have good experience with thigh lifts so I knew I made the right choice and traveled to the best surgeon I knew. The trip was well worth it because the thigh lift procedure was a success and the care I received was more amazing than I expected. More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 04, 2021

I had a pooch in my stomach that was difficult to get rid of - After having 3 kids, I had a pooch in my stomach that was difficult to get rid of. I underwent liposuction of the abdomen with doctor Katzen. He's amazing and so is his entire team of professionals. They are a busy office but every time I come in, they treat me like I am the only patient. They never make me feel uncomfortable if I ask too many questions. My experience with doctor Katzen and the surgery was amazing. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 03, 2021

Body Lift After 129 Pounds Weight Loss - Dr. Katzen is a household name amongst the weight loss community. Dr. Katzen has performed thousands of procedures on weight loss patients and his results are incredible. I, of course, chose him as my reconstructive plastic surgeon to do a body lift after my 129 pounds weight loss. I look good and my self-esteem has never been better. I catch myself glancing by every mirror I walk by, something I would have never done before. This surgery really restored my life in so many ways. More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 02, 2021

VASER Sculpt of Abdomen and Arms - When I flip through magazines, I admire the models with toned arms and abs in their bikinis. I've been thinking about having surgery to look that way. For my last birthday, my husband gifted me with the surgeries of my dream. I researched my options and went with Dr. Timothy Katzen in Beverly Hills. Dr. Katzen performed VASER Hi-Def of the Abdomen and Arms. My body has never looked this good before. Dr. Katzen has gifted hands and perfected the look I dreamt about. Thank you so very much, Dr. Katzen! More

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Review from L.J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 28, 2021

Had Breast Implants, Lift and Vertical Torsoplasty with Dr. Katzen - I can say I found myself the best plastic surgeon out there. I had silicone breast implants with lift and a vertical torsoplasty. Dr. Timothy Katzen was recommended to me by a close friend and I am so grateful for that. My friend and her sister had plastic surgery with Dr. Katzen last year so I trusted her recommendation wholeheartedly. My surgery was uneventful, which is always good. My recovery was fast and not as painful as I expected it to be. Dr. Katzen, his entire team of office staff, and surgical staff are so awesome. They made me feel warm and welcome with each encounter. Go check Dr. Katzen out, you'll be glad you did. More

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Review from V.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 23, 2021

VASER HiDef Abdomen for Male - I had the VASER Hi-Def Sculpting of my abdomen. I am so glad I had it done. Dr. Katzen is one of the few surgeons that I found who is an expert on this procedure. When I went on his website and searched for this procedure, I found several male patients, and one of them had my same body type. I was impressed with his after pictures and dreamed of having that same sculpted abdomen. My abdomen is now healed and it's perfect. I am beyond happy that I chose to have this procedure. My only regret is I wished I had it done sooner. More

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Review from S.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Oct 23, 2021

Amazing doctor and staff! More

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Review from P.F.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 21, 2021

Traveling a Few Hours to Have Thigh Lift with Dr. Katzen Was Worth It. - The thought of having thigh lift surgery has always terrified me. I put off having this surgery for the last two years. I figured I could live with my thighs the way it was but it was becoming harder to deal with. I live in the desert in California, so the summer months are extremely hot. I often break out with boils and they hurt so bad. Even though Dr. Katzen's office is a few hours from my house, he was worth the drive every single time. I chose Dr. Katzen mainly because of the many pictures I've seen of his thigh lifts. He's also board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery which made me feel even more comfortable with him. His bedside manner is EXCELLENT! I highly recommend him. More

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Review from N.T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 20, 2021

Arm Lift, Beautiful Incisions - Arm Lift surgery felt like a necessity for me after I lost over 100 pounds. The excessive skin and fat I was left with in my arms after weight loss was extremely bothersome. I constantly had rashes and skin chaffing. Finding tops and dresses that can fit my arms was a task, usually ending in settling for a style I did not like or was not fashionable. I would never be caught dead in a short sleeve or tank top. Most of my tops were long sleeves or 3/4 sleeves. This last summer, I had an arm lift surgery with Dr. Katzen. He is by far the most genuine and sweet surgeon I have ever met. He gave me beautiful arms and my incision is placed where you wouldn't know I even had anything done. My incisions are nice and thin. Thanks Dr. Katzen and staff for the excellent care. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 19, 2021

I Feel Young and Attractive Again After Mommy Makeover - Dr. Katzen is not the typical plastic surgeon you would encounter. For being a prominent surgeon in the busiest part of Beverly Hills, he's humble and beyond kind. After years of contemplating, I made a decision to have a mommy makeover. I wanted a flat tummy and for my breasts to be bigger and back to where they belong. Dr. Katzen delivered excellent outcomes! I feel young and attractive all over again, and it's such a refreshing feeling. More

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Review from A.Y.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2021

Plastic surgeries with Dr. Katzen after losing 155 Lbs with gastric sleeve - If you are looking for a surgeon that is an expert in body lift, look no further. Dr. Katzen has a long-standing reputation of being a top-notch surgeon for weight loss patients. I underwent the gastric sleeve and lost a total of 155 lbs. Like with most patients, I developed loose skin pretty much all over my body.The very first procedure I had with Dr. Katzen was a 360 body lift. He is a perfectionist in everything he does. After 7 weeks, I returned for my 2nd stage surgery, breast lift, and arm lift. I cannot tell you how happy I am with all my surgeries with Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from B.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 15, 2021

Dr. Katzen and his staff are beyond amazing! - I am really glad to see more information about raw silicone removal. I had silicone injection done about 9 years ago in my butt and regretted it ever since. It caused me more problems than I could have imagined. Through the years, my problems got worse and worse. I discovered one of Dr. Katzen's patients on social media talking about silicone injection removal. I called his office and got a ton of great information. The day of my initial consultation, I booked my surgery right away. I couldn't wait to get rid of this silicone from my buttocks. Dr. Katzen and his amazing staff have made my entire experience very pleasant. They run a first-class operation. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 28, 2021

Dr. J Timothy Katzen is the absolute real deal - SILICONE INJECTIONS!!!!! I am a silicone injection survivor. I’m 50 years old and I went to someone whom acted like they were a doctor in Miami Beach, Florida for what I thought I was getting sculptura it nearly killed me! If you or someone you know has silicone injections tell them to seek help immediately! Especially, if they plan on living a healthy lifestyle. Even if your or someone you know is not experiencing symptoms. Be sure that they eventually will and it will be fatal! I, actually had it done like about 13 years ago and thought it was legal and ok at time. Until one day I, could no longer sit or lay on my on butt anymore. My butt turned black and blue and I experiencing very embarrassing Itchy and the texture was of like alligator skin. That was just the beginning! I was having the worst shooting pains going down my legs due to migration of the material. My lower back was hurting, horrible brain fog and I was just forgetting the most simple things. My husband was always repeating himself all the time with me. I knew something was horribly wrong when my blood work was constantly coming out bad. My ANA were very high and started to show that I had lupus. It turned out that I did not have lupus. So my husband and I, reached out to Dr. Katzen for a second opinion after having the surgery with a different doctor in Los Angeles. Which ended up being the worst decision we ever made. I ended up with a horribly large dent on my right side of my buttock and three very large wounds that were never going to close up without another surgery. Along with that being said, we were out of pocket $17,000 later for a complete failed botched job of a surgery! That doctor actually never called me until 8 week later from my surgery. When I went to finally see him about the wounds he pretty much sent me home with four gauze pad in a glove to deal with all on my own. I’m telling you this so that you really do your research before you go under the knife and lose all your money! He only talked up a big game with no delivery! With all that said Dr J. Timothy Katzen, not only reconstructed my buttocks he actually saved my life! I really believe that I was dying slow death. Dr. J. Timothy Katzen is an outstanding surgeon. There was never a real wait time when I had my appointments with him. The doctor and staff are so amazingly supportive understanding, caring and highly professional. I have never had an issue with either of them. I was In fact very fortunate enough to be treated by them. He built my trust the first day I met him with his confidence and longtime experience with my particular case. Not to mention his great bedside manner and professionalism is right on point. However, seeing is also believing and his before and after pictures on his website and Instagram page show it all! (I just wished that I saw him in first place!) I can’t say enough how genuinely caring doctor Katzen is. I have had the pleasure of having him as my surgeon and his staff is no different and will go the length to make sure all is well. Dr. Katzen, is a godsend. He is a very patient person who genuinely cares about his patients. He always takes the time to explain things to me in terms that I can understand. He’s diligent in making sure my health is the best it can be. And the entire staff is also so wonderful. I highly recommend Dr. Katzen, to anyone seeking a kind, compassionate, and most importantly brilliant surgeon! We love Doctor Katzen and his beautiful dream team. I can’t tell you enough how much he has been there for me at worse time of my life with this entire nightmare of a situation! I hope he never leaves now that we found him. Again, DONT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY! with anyone else Dr. J Timothy Katzen is the absolute real deal and you won’t be disappointed! More

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Review from N.Y.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 28, 2021

SILICONE INJECTION REMOVALMy husband and I, reached out to Dr. Katzen for a second opinion after having silicone injection removal surgery with a different doctor in Los Angeles. Which ended up being the worse decision we ever made. I ended up with a horribly large dent on my right side of my buttock along with the surgery sites completely opened up leaving me with three very  large painful wounds that were never going to close up without another surgery. I was out of pocket $17,000 later for a complete failed botched job! I’m telling you this so that you really do your research before you go under the knife and lose your money and nothing gets repaired. Along with needing a second surgery like myself!Choosing Dr. Katzen, was the best decision I, have ever made! I, had my surgery with him about three weeks ago and still on the mend but I’m extremely happy with him and his staff. First of all, he is so easy to talk too and he genuinely cares about his patients. And his after care is 5 stars! He really knows exactly what he’s doing in this area of silicone injection removal. He reconstructed my butt along with removing all that poison in one surgery. I, honestly could not be happier with the end results! My butt is no longer black & blue and my skin looks great. And I can’t tell you enough how much I love the way my butt turned out as well. And most importantly, physically and mentally I really feel so much better now. If your looking for a surgeon that delivers amazing  results look no further and call Dr.Katzen, I highly recommend him! More

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Review from N.Y.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 28, 2021

SILICONE INJECTIONS!!!!! I am a silicone injection survivor. I’m 50 years old and I went to someone whom acted like they were a doctor in Miami Beach, Florida for what I thought I was getting sculptura it nearly killed me! If you or someone you know has silicone injections tell them to seek help immediately!Especially, if they plan on living a healthy lifestyle. Even if you or someone you know is not experiencing symptoms. Be sure that you will and they will be fatal! I, actually had it done like about 13 years ago and thought it was legal and ok at time. Until one day I, could no longer sit or lay on my on butt anymore. My butt turned black and blue and I was experiencing very embarrassing Itching and bruising. That was just the beginning! I was having the worst shooting pains going down my legs due to migration of the material. My lower back was hurting, horrible brain fog and just forgetting the most simple things. My husband was always repeating himself all the time with me. I knew something was horribly wrong when my blood work was constantly coming out bad. My ANA were high and started to show that I had lupus. Thankfully, It turned out that I did not have lupus. My husband and I, reached out to Dr. Katzen for a second opinion after having the surgery with a different doctor in Los Angeles. Which ended up being the worst decision we ever made. I ended up with a horribly large dent on my right side of my buttock along with the surgery site was opening up! Three very large wounds that were never going to close up without another surgery.  Along with that being said, we were out of pocket $17,000 later for a complete failed botched job! That doctor actually never called me until 8 week later from my surgery. When I finally went to see him about the wounds he pretty much sent me home with four gauze pad in a glove to deal with all on my own. I’m telling you this so that you really do your research before you go under the knife and lose all your money and nothing gets repaired. When we finally did our research. We found that someone actually died under the first doctors care. (NOT DR.KATZEN) Along with his Instagram account only showed bible quotes and no before and after pictures. (Boy was that major FLAG!) when it was all said and done he only talked up a big game with no delivery! With all that said, the second doctor which is Dr. J. Timothy Katzen, not only reconstructed my buttocks he actually saved my life! I really believe that I was dying slow death.Dr. J. Timothy Katzen is an outstanding surgeon. There was never a real wait time when I had my appointments with him. The doctor and staff are so amazingly supportive, understanding, caring and highly professional. I have never had an issue with either of them. I was In fact very fortunate enough to be treated by them. He built my trust the first day I met him with his confidence and longtime experience with my particular case. Not to mention his great bedside manner and professionalism is right on point. However, seeing is also believing and his before and after pictures show it all! Doctor Katzen, is one of the most caring doctors I have had the pleasure of having. His staff is no different and will go the length to make sure all is well.Dr. Katzen, is a godsend. He is a very patient person who genuinely cares about his patients. He always takes the time to explain things to me in terms that I can understand. He’s diligent in making sure my health is the best it can be. And the entire staff is also so wonderful. I highly recommend Dr. Katzen, to anyone seeking a kind, compassionate, and most importantly brilliant surgeon!We love Doctor Katzen and his beautiful dream team. I can’t tell you enough how much he has been there for me and my husband with this entire nightmare of a situation! I hope he never leaves now that we found him! Don’t waste your time or money with anyone else Dr. J Timothy Katzen is the absolute real deal and you won’t be disappointed! More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 24, 2021

Spent over 8 years of saving and searching for the right doctor and my journey is over - I am one week of post op and I am happy I allowed Dr.Katzen to remove my silicone injections from my butt. He used the vaser lipo tool to complete the job. This doctor is very informative, transparent and shows that he is very interested in helping his patient. He did his best to ensure I gave no deformities but of course you can’t control everything. I’m in a lot of pain I had my pain pump removed a few days ago but my drains had to stay in because my body is still releasing a lot of fluid.I’m happy I went to see Dr.Katzen and don’t regret it. It’s scary and I’m still scared because I want my drains out and want the pain to go away. I’m an athlete and sitting around in pain kills me mentally because I want to work out and go for a jog and I can't. I like the results for the surgery but wish a few things could be changed. Overall I’m happy I got this stuff out and I’m free. Go see this doctor even if you don’t have the money and do a payment plan. Get that cancer out your body and don’t wait. Updated on 27 Sep 2021: My photos attached are before photos once my body is fully healed I will post my after pictures for you all to see. I like the new shape and size of my butt. Dr.Katzen did his best and he has the hands of God! I have Dimple on my left Butt cheek that I may want to get fixed later or figure out a solution for it if there is one but overall I’m happy and I’ll update you all soon. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 23, 2021

Silicone Removal to get rid of hydrogel shots - I had butt shots done 15 years ago and went 3 times and one fill in. I didn't have any real issues. My guy told me massage my butt so it would soften up and if i felt hard spot just keep massaging, so when I got knots I didn't think anything of it. I just massaged and they soften up. As time went on my butt got bigger and I thought the shots was a fat attracter since all my weight went to my butt and stomach. As some years go on I notice dents on the bottom of my butt, but it was nothing major. I paid it no mind, I also notice certain areas of my butt if hit hurt really bad so ass slapping was a no go. Sitting for long periods of time made me have to reposition mysef, still all of this I said no big deal. Fast forward Covid happens and I start noticing while I'm home larger dents and deformation on the lower part of my butt. While I'm home I'm scrolling on ig and I see the lady that thought my guy how to do the shots telling girls to get it removed. I immediately go to the comments and I see someone say I have hydrogel so I should be good (me thinking I have the same thing). The lady then replies baby its all the same. Red Flag went up that he used what she used. Month go by my right leg and arm would feel numb, I learned my WBC are low and doctors didn't know why since i am healthy. I started doing major research on here, spoke with a girl that just had surgery with Dr. Katzen and after speaking with her and keeping up with her recovery I was SOLD and I'm glad I went and got 90-95% out of me. I'm working on a lil documentary on this to show beginning to end surgery and all. Its so many women out here that don't know what to do, where to go, or who to talk to. I'm here for those of you that have questions. I see ppl being very concerned about the scar. At this point it's about your health and being alive. I just didn't want to be botched. Like I said I'm pleased and I'm only 3 weeks post op so I know I have a journey ahead and I may need a bbl, but will be later down the line. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 23, 2021

Spent over 8 years of saving and searching for the right doctor and my journey is over - I am one week of post op and I am happy I allowed Dr.Katzen to remove my silicone injections from my butt. He used the vaser lipo tool to complete the job. This doctor is very informative, transparent and shows that he is very interested in helping his patient. He did his best to ensure I gave no deformities but of course you can’t control everything. I’m in a lot of pain I had my pain pump removed a few days ago but my drains had to stay in because my body is still releasing a lot of fluid.I’m happy I went to see Dr.Katzen and don’t regret it. It’s scary and I’m still scared because I want my drains out and want the pain to go away. I’m an athlete and sitting around in pain kills me mentally because I want to work out and go for a jog and I can't. I like the results for the surgery but wish a few things could be changed. Overall I’m happy I got this stuff out and I’m free. Go see this doctor even if you don’t have the money and do a payment plan. Get that cancer out your body and don’t wait. More

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Review from A.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 23, 2021

Body Overhaul After Weight Loss Surgery - To say Dr. Katzen is amazing is an understatement. When I had bariatric surgery, I connected with many other weight loss patients through different groups on social media. I followed many of their journeys of weight loss and plastic surgery after weight loss. One surgeon's name got mentioned quite often with positive testimonials....it was Dr. Timothy Katzen. His patients usually return for multiple surgeries with him and that says a ton about his work and values. I too had multiple surgeries with Dr. Katzen after losing over 100 pounds. The first stage of surgery was the circumferential body lift. I then returned for an arm lift, breast augmentation with lift, and torsoplasty. I am delighted with my choice to have surgery with Dr. Katzen. Everything felt right from the very beginning to the end. He's really the best. More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 22, 2021

Raw Silicone Removal from Buttocks - I had raw silicone injected in my buttocks over 5 years ago and it was one of the worst decisions I've ever made. Through the years, I developed many problems, such as pain, lumpiness, redness, infections, just to name a few. I was so happy when I found Dr. Katzen. He mentioned that he has many patients with the same issues as I had. I scheduled a procedure to get the silicone removed from my buttocks. I feel much better both mentally and physically. Thank goodness for Dr. Katzen's care and knowledge. I'm so grateful for him. More

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Review from A.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Sep 19, 2021

I had an ETT with MR with Dr. Katzen on February 3rd 2021. His staff was amazing from the start, helped me find a place in Las Vegas to get all my pre op bloodwork and other tests done as well as gave me info on hotels near by as I am from Las Vegas and surgery was in Beverly Hills. My pre op appointment went amazing, Dr. Katzen and his staff made sure I was informed on everything that would be happening the following day for my surgery. I left feeling excited and not nervous at all. Day of surgery came, the nurse at the surgical center asked if I was nervous at all and I told her no, I’ve had many surgeries in my life and this is the 1st one I was not one bit scared of nervous for. Dr. Katzen has amazing bedside manners and did an awesome job with my ETT. I was involved in a car accident 12 days post op so I was emailing and calling his staff quite a bit and never once did they make me feel like I was wasting their time. I recommend Dr. Katzen to everyone I know looking for a surgeon. You can tell that Dr. Katzen and his staff really do care about their patience. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 16, 2021

I Feel Feminine After Silicone Breast Implants - I went from size A cup breasts to a size C cup and couldn't be happier. Breast Augmentation was something I've always wanted to do so I've been saving up for it. Two months ago I finally had the procedure (silicone implants) done with Dr. Katzen. My breasts are not huge, I didn't want them to be. They fit my body frame so well. I love how feminine I look and feel right now. More

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Review from R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 11, 2021

Dr. Katzen is a gem - all I can say is wow! - Dr. Katzen and his entire team are absolutely incredible!! From start to finish, they made me feel completely comfortable with the procedures. Dr. Katzen was so personable and was easily reachable even after work hours. Now for the results...all I can say is WOW! I got chin lipo and vaser arm lipo. I am soooo happy with the results. I've wanted it for awhile but was hesitant to go under the knife. I'm glad I did it and couldn't imagine anyone other than Dr. Katzen performing the surgery. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 11, 2021

Five out of five stars: Vaser Hi-Def abdomen - The decision to have VASER Hi-Def of the abdomen was a simple one. I watched an influencer talk about his procedure and thought to myself I wanted the same. The procedure took only a couple of hours with fantastic results. My abdomen is sculpted and defined so well. It's athletic looking with an instant 6-pack. Dr. Katzen has done so many of these procedures and his work shows. Five out of five stars!!!! More

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Review from J.W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 09, 2021

Arm Lift Has Given Me my "Normal" Life Again. - Having an arm lift has changed my daily life so drastically. Background story: I used to weigh 280 pounds, lost over 100 pounds. After weight loss, I was left with "bat wings" that hung quite low. My arms got in the way at my job, like, it got caught in the cabinets, etc. At home, I have gotten burned on the stove and many other inconveniences. I would constantly get rashes on my arms and they would hurt. I couldn't fit normal tops because of my arms. Now, after arm lift, I can function normally and buy clothes off the rack. It feels so good to be able to do normal things in life. More

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Review from T.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 04, 2021

I am very happy with my lipo - When looking for a plastic surgeon, I immediately turned to Real Self for answers. I read through many reviews and looked at many pictures. I found Real Self to be very resourceful. I narrowed my options to 2 surgeons and ultimately chose Dr. Katzen to perform liposuction on me. I am very happy with my lipo and my overall experience was exceptional. I highly recommend you do your research before any kind of procedure, I am really glad I did. More

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Review from N.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 03, 2021

I am very pleased with how flat my tummy is - What's there not to love about Dr. Katzen? He's the ideal surgeon to get me through my journey. I lost 82 pounds through many years of diet and exercise. No matter how hard I tried, I could not get rid of the stubborn skin and some fat in my abdomen. I came into his office thinking I needed a full-body lift but Dr. Katzen said all I needed was an extended tummy tuck. I love that he didn't try to "oversell" a procedure I didn't need. He was right, with the extended tummy tuck, I was very pleased with the shape of my body and how flat my tummy is. Dr. Katzen is one of a kind and I feel lucky to have him as my plastic surgeon. More

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Review from P.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 02, 2021

Bariatric Surgery, then Body Lift, then Arm Lift - I was an obese person most of my life until I had the gastric sleeve and lost 130 lbs. I asked my bariatric surgeon if he can refer me to a plastic reconstruction surgeon and without hesitation, he gives me doctor Timothy Katzen's name. Many patients of my bariatric surgeon went to Dr. Katzen with great results. I ended up having a body lift and later returned for an arm lift. After I healed from my surgeries, I paid a visit to my bariatric surgeon and he was very happy for me and my results. I owe both my bariatric surgeon and Dr. Katzen so much for changing my life forever. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 01, 2021

Liposuction of abdomen to get rid of some stubborn fat - After having 3 gorgeous children, it was finally time to get some liposuction in my tummy. The procedure was quick, I did have some pain as expected, but Dr. Katzen was great at managing it though. Liposuction was able to get rid of some stubborn fat that I was not able to work off on my own. I'm glad I went to Dr. Katzen for this procedure. He's pretty amazing! More

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Review from K.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 29, 2021

Great Surgeon with a Great Personality. - My favorite thing about Dr. Katzen besides his artistic skills as a plastic surgeon is his natural way of making his patients feel special and at ease. Every single time I met with Dr. Katzen, he remembered the previous conversations we had. He and I share multiple hobbies, such as photography and scuba diving so our talks are always fun. I love that he can bond so well with his patients. More

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Review from A.C.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 29, 2021

If you look at the pictures on his site you get idea of his work. If you schedule a consult, you get a clear idea of what to expect. But something you can’t know know, unless you use him, is his compassion and dedication and that he goes above and beyond he goes to ensure you have the best care, at all stages of the process. He’s wonderful. More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 28, 2021

Gynecomastia Surgery with Excellent Care and Results. - Excellent! My experience with Dr. Katzen and his office staff was excellent. They all treated me with respect and kindness throughout my process. I had gynecomastia surgery and it went quite well, not much pain, and no complications. Recovery was quick and easy. The office is very organized and efficient. The instructions are always clear and easy to understand. More

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Review from T.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 27, 2021

Dr. Katzen is a top-notch surgeon - I would say he is perfection - If I had to describe Dr. Timothy Katzen, I would say he is perfection. First, he is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. That was something of high importance for me. Second, he has performed thousands of surgeries, so clearly he is very knowledgeable and experienced. Third, he is so easy to talk to and makes you feel at ease right away. He always treats me as though I am his one and only patient. He'll explain things in easy terms to understand. His bedside manner is so top-notch. I highly recommend Dr. Katzen if you are looking into plastic surgery. More

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Review from A.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Aug 27, 2021

I had an ETT with MR with Dr. Katzen on February 3rd 2021. His staff was amazing from the start, helped me find a place in Las Vegas to get all my pre op bloodwork and other tests done as well as gave me info on hotels near by as I am from Las Vegas and surgery was in Beverly Hills. My pre op appointment went amazing, Dr. Katzen and his staff made sure I was informed on everything that would be happening the following day for my surgery. I left feeling excited and not nervous at all. Day of surgery came, the nurse at the surgical center asked if I was nervous at all and I told her no, I’ve had many surgeries in my life and this is the 1st one I was not one bit scared of nervous for. Dr. Katzen has amazing bedside manners and did an awesome job with my ETT. I was involved in a car accident 12 days post op so I was emailing and calling his staff quite a bit and never once did they make me feel like I was wasting their time. I recommend Dr. Katzen to everyone I know looking for a surgeon. You can tell that Dr. Katzen and his staff really do care about their patience. More

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Review from R.V.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 24, 2021

Dr. Katzen is Amazing and a True Blessing! - I had VSG and was so happy when I lost 128 pounds. I was mentally prepared for the excess flabby skin when I lost weight. I had been looking up plastic surgeons who specialize in patients like me who have gone through weight loss surgery. I discovered Dr. Katzen through many social media outlets and checked out his website. He was the perfect surgeon for what I needed. I ended up having several stages of surgeries which included a 360 circumferential body lift, thigh lift, arm lift, breast augmentation, and torsoplasty. Finding Dr. Katzen was a total blessing. He's an amazing surgeon and human being. More

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Review from M.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 03, 2021

After gynecomastia surgery, I feel confident and secure - I am glad to see many men post about gynecomastia surgery on here. It's a big issue for us men and there is help out there for us. I had male breast reduction after learning about Dr. Katzen's work on Instagram. He did a really good job on me. I was having self-esteem issues with my male breasts most of my adult life. I never felt comfortable wearing a fitting top or tank top, I always wore oversized shirts. You would never ever have caught me going shirtless at a beach or pool. After gynecomastia surgery, I feel confident and secure. I cleaned out my closet and got rid of all the oversized shirts and bought nice-fitting shirts. I even went shirtless to the beach last week and it felt great. More

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Review from J.1.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 29, 2021

Dr. Katzen Was Always my Choice - When I had weight loss surgery, I was well prepared for excess skin as one of the problems I would face. I researched plastic surgeons as I was going through my weight loss and WITHOUT a doubt, Dr. Timothy Katzen was going to be my choice. He shares so much of himself and his work on many platforms. I was glued to his youtube channel. I found it fascinating watching his surgical footage. I felt confident putting my life in his hands. Dr. Katzen performed a circumferential body lift on me and I am extremely pleased. He removed a total of 18 pounds of excess skin, fat, and tissue. Thank you Dr. Katzen for transforming my body and mind. More

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Review from M.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 27, 2021

5 Star Treatment from Dr. Katzen and His Staff - I had an abdominoplasty with Dr. Katzen in Beverly Hills after seeing great reviews about him. The process was pretty much what I expected with beautiful results. I would highly recommend 5 out of 5 stars for Dr. Katzen and his entire staff. Everyone is so wonderful and friendly. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jul 21, 2021

Dr. Katzen is incredibly talented. He explains all procedures to his patients to help them make informed decisions, has very patient and kind bedside manner answering any and all questions, thoroughly knows his patient’s health and goals after surgery and is amazingly precise with his surgeries. I highly recommend his work! More

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Review from S.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 15, 2021

2 Stage Surgeries with Dr. Katzen After Weight Loss Journey - I got sleeved and lost 139 pounds. I felt good and healthy but I couldn't stand the sight of my wrinkled-up skin. I had so much skin on my abdomen, arms, thighs, breasts, and butt. I'm 44 years old, but my skin was so wrinkly, it looks like a 90-year-old's skin. I started the process of reconstructive plastic surgery with Dr. Katzen earlier this year, and now I feel complete.The first surgery I had done with Dr. Katzen was the circumferential body lift and thigh lift. The second surgery was breast augmentation with lift and arm lift.Dr. Katzen is truly gifted and his expertise shows. He's done hundreds, maybe even thousands of reconstructive procedures on weight loss patients so he is really good at it. I love that he shares so many of the before and after pictures on his website. I am happy to have Dr. Katzen complete my weight loss journey and make me feel complete and whole again. More

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Review from C.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 14, 2021

Great Changes Happening After Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift - I have 4 kids and 2 grandkids. I'm not a youngster anymore but I've been a widow for a very very long time. I felt it was time to do a little nip tuck to boost my body. I went to Dr. Katzen in Beverly Hills and got a tummy tuck and breast lift. I had imagined after the procedures, it would make me more confident. Not only did that happen, but all of a sudden I have some major life changes coming up....all good things. So excited to see where all this takes me. It's so much more than I had hoped for. More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 07, 2021

Lower Body Lift and Breast Lift After Weight Loss - When researching doctors I wanted a doctor who was experienced with lower body lift and weight loss patients. Dr. Katzen is highly specialized with this procedure and population. I also had a breast lift and augmentation. Plastic surgery is hard. Be prepared. Dr. Katzen is super safe and at first you may ask why do I have to do this or that? Do it. There’s a rationale for it all. He’s goal is the safest recovery for you and you will have a better experience if you follow his orders. My post op visits left me feeling good. He has such a great bedside manner. You don’t feel rushed and he makes you feel at ease. He’s such a humble man too. He put my shoes on and he talked to me and my husband about Netflix series. His office staff is responsive and kind. I’m still healing but I think I’m feeling as good as can be for these procedures. More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 02, 2021

Lower Body Lift and Breast Lift After Weight Loss - When researching doctors I wanted a doctor who was experienced with lower body lift and weight loss patients. Dr. Katzen is highly specialized with this procedure and population. I also had a breast lift and augmentation. Plastic surgery is hard. Be prepared. Dr. Katzen is super safe and at first you may ask why do I have to do this or that? Do it. There’s a rationale for it all. He’s goal is the safest recovery for you and you will have a better experience if you follow his orders. My post op visits left me feeling good. He has such a great bedside manner. You don’t feel rushed and he makes you feel at ease. He’s such a humble man too. He put my shoes on and he talked to me and my husband about Netflix series. His office staff is responsive and kind. I’m still healing but I think I’m feeling as good as can be for these procedures. Updated on 9 Aug 2021: Hello, I’m 7 wpo and this lower body lift has done wonders for me. My breasts still hurt so I’m hoping that goes away. One nipple is higher than the other and I don’t think it’s a matter of one breast dropping. It almost looks like my nipple was put back on upside down. So I dont think my nipples were done correctly. I’ll post an update if they correct themselves. My lower body lift is my favorite thing, however I did get two wounds and I’m seeing a wound care doctor in my city. Getting wounds such and I still have stitches in that have to be cut as they push their way out of my body. I’m not sure why my photos won’t upload. More

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Review from D.K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 24, 2021

Birthday Present for Myself Was a Tummy Tuck and Thigh Lift. - Never in my wildest dream could I have imagined the body I have now. I just turned 40 years old last September. As a birthday gift to myself, I underwent a tummy tuck and thigh lift with the well-known surgeon, J Timothy Katzen, MD. I've known of Dr. Katzen and his reputation through many resources prior to meeting him. What I enjoyed is seeing his fun personality on videos on his Instagram, website, etc. Of course, his work is without a doubt, amazing. This was by far, the best birthday present I have ever received. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 15, 2021

Best Tummy Tuck Experience with Dr. Timothy Katzen. - I needed a referral for an abdominoplasty. A close friend of mine recommended Dr. Katzen in Beverly Hills, CA. The minute I heard Beverly Hills, I kinda backed off. The first thought was price is going to be high, the second thought is the surgeon will probably be snobby. My friend convinced me to just check Dr. Katzen out and if I didn't like him, I had nothing to lose. He currently only offers free consultations for Real Self users, so I took advantage of it. Boy, was I wrong. Dr. Katzen has the best personality and bedside manner. His prices were very reasonable and less than I expected. His work speaks for itself. You can find many of his patient's pictures on his social media and website. More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 10, 2021

Dr. Katzen is an Expert in Reconstructing Post Weight Loss Patients - Do you ever look at yourself and feel sad because of all the abuse you put your body through? Three years ago, I had weight loss surgery and shed over 120 lbs. In certain clothes, I looked good. No one knew what was hiding underneath but me. I felt "abnormal" and my self-esteem was not good. One of the ladies in my weight loss group chat shared her journey and recently had a body lift with Dr. Katzen. She was so open to sharing her pictures and experiences. I private messaged her and asked her a ton of questions, so was very generous in giving her time to me. She gave me the boost I needed to move forward with my own body lift surgery. I had my body lift with Dr. J Timothy Katzen. He's so amazing in all he does, from his gentle kind persona to his absolutely fabulous skills as a surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Katzen to anyone who is looking to have surgery after weight loss surgery. He's an expert in that field. More

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Review from A.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 09, 2021

Happy with my Sculpted Abdomen After VASER HI-DEF Lipo of Abdomen Procedure - I am a male in my late 30's. I was insecure with the appearance of my abs. I scrolled through Instagram one day and saw a post about VASER HI-DEF LIPO ABDOMEN. It sparked my interest and I dug a bit deeper to find out more about this procedure. I found Dr. Katzen's website and loved the pictures of his work. I scheduled the procedure for March. He sculpted my abs to give them a 6-pack athletic look. Very happy patient! More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 05, 2021

So Glad I Found Dr. Katzen to Remove my Silicone Butt Injection - After a bad experience with another doctor, I was lucky to find Dr. Katzen to remove silicone from my buttocks. I was experiencing redness, pain, chronic inflammation, lumpy scar tissues from my old silicone injection. Dr. Katzen was able to remove my old silicone from my buttocks and gave me a butt lift. I feel so much better and look so much better now. Dr. Katzen is a blessing! More

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Review from D.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 30, 2021

360 body lift has changed mylife - After a mini-gastric bypass and losing 120 lbs back in 2008, I was left wi a lot of lose skin around my belly. It made my clothes fit funny and I always tries to hide the lose belly skin. After a lot of research I found Dr. Katzen and connected with him in October of 2020. My surgery was scheduled for Jan of 2021. Two weeks in recover with controlled pain and a lot of Netflix and drugs I flew home to seattle. I came home with three drains still in but went back to work the net day. Removed the stitches and the final drains by the 8 week mark. I am so pleased with the results working out and feeling great in my new body. Wearing pants that are down from a 38 waist to a 34. I am so pleased with where I am at 4 months. Still get a little swollen in the evenings but I talk I feel great. Still numb all round the incision it's. More

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Review from G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 26, 2021

No doubt I made the right choice for my VASER Lipo and Breast Lift - I'm currently on day 5 of post-op.I recently had Vaser Lipo on my arms, arm pits, full flanks and full legs as well as a Breast Lift (no implant) done by Dr. Katzen. This was 6 hour procedure and I went home same day with three drains, a catheter, and a pain pump in my compression garment. I'm pretty religious about my health - active weightlifter and eat to fuel my body on most days. I absolutely love my shape, and have been at my ideal weight multiple times, but it's nearly impossible to maintain without a constant calorie deficit and intense cardio. I've also tried CoolSculpting, but the small pockets of fat I had were too small to achieve results.My experience with Dr. Katzen as truly been stellar - one of the best doctors I've ever had in any specialty! He is a true professional and his staff are approachable, resourceful problem-solvers. You feel they are on your team and want to help, no request too big or small.I met with multiple doctors in LA, and Dr. Katzen stood out for many reasons, in particular his amazing results on arms and abs with VASER and that he could do a donut breast lift, which leaves no scar! He also keenly listened to what I wanted and set expectations well. He's bedside manner is lovely and I always look forward to seeing him.His pre-opp medical clearance was definitely the most compressive (asked for X-rays, EKG, Mammogram), which took a bit of time for me to get organized, but I appreciated his "no stone unturned" approach. Even the radiologist who reviewed my mammogram results said, "Wow, he must be a good surgeon."I was pretty nervous and stressed leading up to surgery and tried to prepare as much as possible. I highly recommend having someone to help with the first week, because you will essentially be bed ridden. I highly recommend getting a zero-gravity pillow for your bed that elevates your head and legs as well as puppy pads. Even though I was as prepared as a could be, the lipo pain is the worst pain I've ever had. The fact that you have to be bedridden for a week (or possibly more) is humbling and frustrating. It gets better each day, but don't try to be a hero and not take your painkillers. Again, TAKE YOUR PAIN MEDS. They recommended I start when I got in the car on the way home. Even on day 5, I can stand up but only with assistance and feel very lightheaded all the time. It's an intense surgery and will be intense for the person/people caring for you.The worst part is the soreness and tenderness. I can only compare it to when someone takes your blood pressure right before the release the machine - that feeling of pressure all over your body plus a bad sunburn.If I could go back now, I would have skipped my abs/flanks since they were the least of problem areas. It the most intense part and really causes the immobility. I've also gotten multiple stings/stocks in certain places when I need to move or get up and down. Also, drink and eat as much you can as soon as possible.I'll post some before and after pics soon. Right now it's just me, my peabag, and these drains against time. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 26, 2021

Super Happy with Tummy Tuck Results! - As a child, I was known and teased as a "fat kid". I grew up being overweight most of my teen and early adult years. I enrolled myself in a gym to help me lose weight. My body adjusted pretty well for the most part, except the abdomen area. I couldn't quite get a flat stomach and my skin was wrinkly in my abdomen area. I came to Dr. Timothy Katzen in Beverly Hills for a tummy tuck. It was a quick outpatient surgery and I went home the same day. Sometimes it's ok to get a little extra help from a plastic surgeon to get your body where you want. I am super happy with my results! More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 20, 2021

I am reminded daily when I look at myself at how amazing Dr. Katzen is - What you find in Dr. Katzen you will not find in any other surgeon. From the first consultation to my after care to my final post op visit, I had consistent care and kindness. Dr. Katzen never once made me feel like I asked too many questions or was bothering him. He takes his time to explain things in easy terms and makes perfect sense, which I appreciate so much. Pretty much, after a couple of months, there really is no need for me to see Dr. Katzen again because I am fully healed, but I am reminded daily how amazing he is at what he does. More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 20, 2021

Silicone injection removal from Buttock - Dr. Katzen and his team were amazing from the start. Unfortunately I had silicone injections about 8 years ago and overtime I started to have lumps in my butt that became hard like a marble. I also had pain in my butt that ran down my legs. After doing extensive research I came upon Dr. Katzen on RealSelf and then I started to follow him on Instagram. I admired his work and it took me about two years to get this procedure done because of finances and to get time off of work. I was in California for two weeks and I had my procedure done 5/6/21. Dr. Katzen went over everything he told me what to expect. He is very down to earth and honest. I had two JP drains a urinary Foley catheter. My mother was my caretaker (which I am utterly grateful for). I currently still have one JP drain because it still draining but I'm hoping that I'll be able to get it out by this Friday. However the drain is very easy to keep discreet. Kiara, his medical assistant was amazing by the way. She is helpful with the pre-operative and post operative procedure and helps with guidance. I had two follow up appointments before leaving California. Now I'm back home recovering trying to get used to my "new butt", It's definitely not easy & it's a process. However, I am very thankful for Dr. Katzen, his team and my support system. I am now looking forward & happy that I can move on with my life. More

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Review from A.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 11, 2021

Great Care from Dr. Katzen and His Office. - Many years ago, I had silicone injected into my buttocks. These became infected, red, and caused pain.One day while scrolling through social media, I saw Dr. Katzen doing a video where he removed silicone from one of his patients' buttocks. I called his office and was pleased with how his staff handled the call with professionalism and got me on the schedule pretty quickly.My initial consultation was pretty straight forward and I just had an overall good feeling about Dr. Katzen. He performed the silicone removal surgery from my buttocks and now I feel great. Thank you Dr. Katzen for the great care! More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 10, 2021

Dr. Katzen is an Expert in Brachioplasty and So Much More. - Brachioplasty is what I had done with Dr. Timothy Katzen. My first reason for choosing him as my surgeon is because he is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeon. The second reason is that he is the only surgeon where I found over 100 patients' pictures of arm lifts on his website. The third reason is how his patients say such positive things about him and his work. Not that I needed more reasons, but everything else I saw, only confirmed I made the right decision. My brachioplasty is beautiful. My only regret is I wished I would have done it years ago. I am definitely adding new tops and tank tops to my closet, and I love it. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 07, 2021

I Feel Alive and Sexy Again After Mommy Makeover. - Last year my husband and I decided we were finally done having kids, our family is whole and perfect. I've always planned to "re-build" my body when the time was right. After much research, I found this wonderful surgeon to do my surgery. His name is Dr. Timothy Katzen, located in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Katzen performed a mommy makeover (Breast Augmentation with Silicone Implants and... More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 07, 2021

I Feel Alive and Sexy Again After Mommy Makeover. - Last year my husband and I decided we were finally done having kids, our family is whole and perfect. I've always planned to "re-build" my body when the time was right. After much research, I found this wonderful surgeon to do my surgery. His name is Dr. Timothy Katzen, located in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Katzen performed a mommy makeover (Breast Augmentation with Silicone Implants and Tummy Tuck) on me. I feel so alive and sexy again. More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 04, 2021

Weight Loss Journey to Reconstructive Plastic Surgery with Dr. Katzen - My journey started in 2018 when I had bariatric surgery for weight loss. I lost a total of 165 pounds. With that, came excessive loose skin in many parts of my body. I joined a few weight loss groups on social media and quickly learned about Dr. Katzen and his work. Many of his patients had nothing but great things to say about their surgery and how nice Dr. Katzen is. Testimonials from his patients made me excited for my own surgeries that I was about to do. I ended up having a circumferential body lift and a thigh lift, and I couldn't tell you enough how happy I am. My life has changed so much already and I cannot wait to see what my future holds. More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 04, 2021

Weight Loss Journey to Reconstructive Plastic Surgery with Dr. Katzen - My journey started in 2018 when I had bariatric surgery for weight loss. I lost a total of 165 pounds. With that, came excessive loose skin in many parts of my body. I joined a few weight loss groups on social media and quickly learned about Dr. Katzen and his work. Many of his patients had nothing but great things to say about their surgery and how nice Dr. Katzen is. Testimonials from... More

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Review from D.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 02, 2021

360 body lift has changed mylife - After a mini-gastric bypass and losing 120 lbs back in 2008, I was left wi a lot of lose skin around my belly. It made my clothes fit funny and I always tries to hide the lose belly skin. After a lot of research I found Dr. Katzen and connected with him in October of 2020. My surgery was scheduled for Jan of 2021. Two weeks in recover with controlled pain and a lot of Netflix and drugs I flew home to seattle. I came home with three drains still in but went back to work the net day. Removed the stitches and the final drains by the 8 week mark. I am so pleased with the results working out and feeling great in my new body. Wearing pants that are down from a 38 waist to a 34. I am so pleased with where I am at 4 months. Still get a little swollen in the evenings but I talk I feel great. Still numb all round the incision it's. Updated on 24 Jun 2021: More

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Review from M.T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 30, 2021

Body Lift with Exceptional Results! - There is no plastic surgeon I would trust more than Dr. Katzen. I had the best experience with my circumferential body lift. Dr. Katzen did an absolutely amazing job with my surgery. I've seen his work on his website and, no surprise, he delivered exceptional results. I still have more surgeries scheduled with him in the next few months......thigh lift and arm lift. I know I'm in good hands... More

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Review from M.T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 30, 2021

Body Lift with Exceptional Results! - There is no plastic surgeon I would trust more than Dr. Katzen. I had the best experience with my circumferential body lift. Dr. Katzen did an absolutely amazing job with my surgery. I've seen his work on his website and, no surprise, he delivered exceptional results. I still have more surgeries scheduled with him in the next few months......thigh lift and arm lift. I know I'm in good hands with Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 22, 2021

As a man, I can live with having a small gut, but not large male breasts - Gynecomastia is the only plastic surgery I have longed to have. As a man, I can live with having a small gut on me, but having large male breasts is something I cannot live with. I know that sounds bad, but the psychological effects it had on me were not good. I want to share my experience with Dr. Katzen and his team. Dr. Katzen is a perfectionist and extremely professional. His staff reflects his practice, the girls in the office are kind and helpful. Overall, my entire experience has been beyond wonderful with Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 22, 2021

As a man, I can live with having a small gut, but not large male breasts - Gynecomastia is the only plastic surgery I have longed to have. As a man, I can live with having a small gut on me, but having large male breasts is something I cannot live with. I know that sounds bad, but the psychological effects it had on me were not good. I want to share my experience with Dr. Katzen and his team. Dr. Katzen is a perfectionist and extremely professional. His staff... More

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Review from G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 07, 2021

Medial Thigh Lift by a Surgeon That is Experienced with Weight Loss Patients. - I have consulted with 4 different reconstructed plastic surgeons for a medial thigh lift procedure. Without a doubt, Dr. Katzen was my top choice. Not only was he the most experienced with weight loss patients, but he also is the kindest, most understanding human being ever. All I can say is my thigh lift surgery was successful and the results are wonderful. I am so glad I found Dr.... More

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Review from G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 07, 2021

Medial Thigh Lift by a Surgeon That is Experienced with Weight Loss Patients. - I have consulted with 4 different reconstructed plastic surgeons for a medial thigh lift procedure. Without a doubt, Dr. Katzen was my top choice. Not only was he the most experienced with weight loss patients, but he also is the kindest, most understanding human being ever. All I can say is my thigh lift surgery was successful and the results are wonderful. I am so glad I found Dr. Katzen to help me with my thigh lift. More

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Review from M.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 02, 2021

The results were immediate and I felt a load of bricks off of me right away. - Having large male breasts was a big problem for me. I didn't feel masculine and "not normal". You would never have caught me in a swimming pool or at the beach. My self-esteem was low and I had no self-confidence. I met Dr. Katzen at a conference years ago and saved his information for when I was ready. A couple of months ago, I underwent gynecomastia surgery. The results were immediate and I felt a load of bricks off of me right away. I can't describe how great it feels to not have my "man boobs" anymore. I am excited to be able to go to the beach and water parks this summer and do other things I was too embarrassed to do.  More

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Review from M.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 02, 2021

The results were immediate and I felt a load of bricks off of me right away. - Having large male breasts was a big problem for me. I didn't feel masculine and "not normal". You would never have caught me in a swimming pool or at the beach. My self-esteem was low and I had no self-confidence. I met Dr. Katzen at a conference years ago and saved his information for when I was ready. A couple of months ago, I underwent gynecomastia surgery. The results were immediate... More

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Review from L.T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 31, 2021

Breast Augmentation, Very Happy with my Results - I have been flat-chested all my life. I took advantage of the quarantine pandemic to undergo breast augmentation with silicone. Dr. Katzen and his staff are all very careful and they sanitize everything in the office. When I am in the office for my post-op visits, there is never another patient in the office at the same time I'm there. I'm really happy with my breasts. I would highly... More

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Review from L.T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 31, 2021

Breast Augmentation, Very Happy with my Results - I have been flat-chested all my life. I took advantage of the quarantine pandemic to undergo breast augmentation with silicone. Dr. Katzen and his staff are all very careful and they sanitize everything in the office. When I am in the office for my post-op visits, there is never another patient in the office at the same time I'm there. I'm really happy with my breasts. I would highly recommend Dr. Katzen if you are thinking about having breast augmentation. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 30, 2021

Silicone Removal from Buttocks. Love my Surgeon. - I made a regretful decision many years when I had silicone injected into my buttocks. My decision back then was price-driven and not something I'm proud to admit. I wanted more volume in my buttocks and found someone that was going to do it for cheap. I ended up experiencing multiple problems. I searched on youtube to see if anyone else experienced similar things. I was elated when I found Dr. Katzen's videos about silicone removal. I scheduled an appointment with him and the rest was history. He performed silicone removal from my buttocks and I feel so good. Dr. Katzen is awesome. He has a kind and gentle personality, and easy to talk to. I plan to return to him this summer for a tummy tuck procedure. I wouldn't choose anyone else. He's great! More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 30, 2021

Silicone Removal from Buttocks. Love my Surgeon. - I made a regretful decision many years when I had silicone injected into my buttocks. My decision back then was price-driven and not something I'm proud to admit. I wanted more volume in my buttocks and found someone that was going to do it for cheap. I ended up experiencing multiple problems. I searched on youtube to see if anyone else experienced similar things. I was elated when I... More

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Review from R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Katzen is the Best! - I had the vertical tummy tuck and it turned out amazing. Dr. Katzen is the only surgeon I could find offering this procedure and I highly recommend it. Most of my extra skin was on my back so the typical procedure would have been the bra line back lift, which I was not interested in. Instead, Dr. Katzen was able to take the extra skin from my back and the little bit from my front with an... More

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Review from R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Katzen is the Best! - I had the vertical tummy tuck and it turned out amazing. Dr. Katzen is the only surgeon I could find offering this procedure and I highly recommend it. Most of my extra skin was on my back so the typical procedure would have been the bra line back lift, which I was not interested in. Instead, Dr. Katzen was able to take the extra skin from my back and the little bit from my front with an incision from my arm pit to my hip bone on each side of my body. This appealed to me because it corrected both areas (front and back) and put the scars on the sides of my body, which are much less noticeable, in my opinion.I do recommend going back to see Dr. Katzen to have the stitches removed. I wasn't planning to because I live 1500 miles away, but I ended up having to and I'm very glad I did, so just plan on it.I definitely recommend Dr. Katzen for any procedure he provides! More

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Review from V.G.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2021

Five stars are not enough to rate Dr. Katzen and his staff. From the very first time I had contact with Dr. Katzen I felt so at ease and comfortable. He answered all my questions and made my decision to choose him as my surgeon super easy without a doubt. He has the best bedside manner. He really did take care of me. I had raw silicone injections and he was able to remove all that silicone. My procedure was 2 months ago and I am very happy with the results. Every time I have a question, they are always available to answer them. Dr. Katzen and Kiara are awesome!! Considering other procedures and I will most definitely be coming back. I highly recommend Dr.Katzen, he is the best!!!! More

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Review from R.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 17, 2021

Incredible Results from Abdominoplasty. - I took advantage of time working from home during this pandemic to have a tummy tuck. Almost everything prior to my surgery was handled over the telephone. I did take a couple of days off right after surgery, but I felt well enough to work shortly after. After my tummy tuck, my abdomen was a little swollen as expected. Now, my abdomen is flat and smooth. It looks incredible! More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 15, 2021

Beautiful Breast Augmentation, Thank You Dr. Katzen! - I was interested in breast augmentation. When I consulted with Dr. Katzen, he made things quite simple for me. He asked me to send him a picture of how I wanted my breasts to look and what size I wanted. All I can say is, he did a beautiful job on my breast augmentation. I recovered quite quickly and minimal pain. More

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Review from K.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 12, 2021

Dr. Katzen Was my Clear Choice for Thigh Lift Procedure. - Many surgeons offer thigh lift procedures, but I found not many of them are good at it. I scheduled 3 consultations with different plastic surgeons. I always asked if I can see some results of their work. Two of the surgeons only produced less than 10 patients that they operated a thigh lift on. Dr. Katzen was the only one who showed me hundreds of thigh lift pictures. My choice was clear. I chose Dr. Katzen and I do not regret it a single bit. My advice is to check out multiple surgeons before you decide to book your surgery. I'm so glad I did.  More

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Review from V.K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 11, 2021

I Am a Nurse and Met Dr. Katzen at the Hospital I Work At. He's Amazing! - I am an RN so I pay close attention to the credentials and reputations of doctors. I knew Dr. Katzen because he has privileges at the hospital I work at. Everyone loves him and praises how great it is to work with him. I got to know Dr. Katzen through the years and am so impressed with his work. I underwent an abdominoplasty with him and I couldn't be happier. The incision line is so clean and precise. I healed extremely well and my scar looks minimal and nice. He said eventually it will fade and I will hardly notice them. So glad I met Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from Y.Y.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 10, 2021

This is an extremely personal review for me but I want to be able to help others in my position. Dr Katzen basically gave me my face back and I’m eternally thankful. So, when you’re young, dumb, insecure and have discretionary cash to spend what do you do? You go to Mexico to get permanent PMMA filler in a face that didn’t need it. Well, you do if you’re me.  Then you spend years regretting it and figuring out a way to get it removed. You beat yourself up. You drown in shame. You realize you look crazy and overdone and you start to hide. Before you know it, you’ve lost YEARS of your youth. Then you roll up your sleeves and say ENOUGH. After trying to dissolve the filler and even using ultherapy and lasers, I realized the only way to get this product removed would be surgically. I visited a few well-known doctors who all wanted to rip my face open, peel my skin back and leave me scarred. Enter Dr Katzen, who was kind, compassionate and professional. The first thing he said to me was, "well, if this was MY FACE here’s what I’d prefer..." and I was sold. As scared as I was, the procedure itself was relatively easy. I was swollen for two weeks, eyes shut for a day or so, but after the stitches came off everything started to settle nicely. Wearing a mask and sunglasses everywhere helped. Now, I cant wait until this pandemic - panini, Panasonic, prime rib - whatever you want to call it, is over so that I can show my face in public again. If you’re going through what I did and need advice or more information, please don’t hesitate to message me and please do yourself a favor and go see dr Katzen. Take care! More

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Review from R.F.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 10, 2021

Body Reshaping Procedures After Bariatric Surgery. - The number one reason I chose Dr. Katzen is that he is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. The number two reason is, he is the president of the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Katzen has worked with the bariatric community for over 20 years and he really understands our bodies. He's sympathetic to our needs. When I researched him on many websites (including Real Self), I had no doubt he was an expert in what I needed to be done. The first procedure I had done with Dr. Katzen was a 360 body lift. I have a thigh lift scheduled in a couple of months with him. I am looking forward to when I can complete my body reshaping procedures. Of course, they will all be done with Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 05, 2021

I saved up to have a rhinoplasty in 2020 - Growing up, I always felt insecure about my nose. In school, I would often get teased and made fun of. This caused me to have quite a low self-esteem. I saved up to have a rhinoplasty in 2020. My nose looks so much better now. My only regret is, I wish I would have done this sooner.  More

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Review from H.T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 04, 2021

Dr. Katzen and His Practice is Top Notch! - My tummy tuck experience with Dr. Katzen and his practice was flawless and wonderful. This office clearly deals with large volumes of patients and has a well-organized staff. From the first call to my last post-op visit, everything went smooth. I was handed paperwork, instructions, prescription scripts, pretty much everything I needed along the way. I didn't have to ask for anything. The office staff is all friendly and professional. The way Dr. Katzen's incisions placement is so nice. Ahhh, everything was perfect. More

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Review from B.L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 03, 2021

I feel sexy, beautiful, and youthful again - After having 3 kids, it was my time to regain my self-image. I underwent a mommy makeover, which included a tummy tuck and breast augmentation with a lift. I feel sexy, beautiful, and youthful again. People always say once you become a mom, you don't need to worry about your looks, but for me, it's not true. I always want to look and feel my best. More

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Review from M.J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 02, 2021

Toned and Sculpted Abs. - Last year was a rough year for all of us. Everything was closed, including my gym. A buddy of mine had this procedure called VASER High Def of the abdomen with Dr. Katzen. I followed his surgery pretty closely and was impressed with the results. I booked a Skype consultation with Dr. Timothy Katzen and got all the information I needed, then proceeded with the surgery. My abdomen now has the aesthetic I dreamed of. It's toned and sculpted nicely. Very happy with my experience! More

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Review from M.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 01, 2021

Three Successful Surgeries with Dr. Katzen. - I have had three surgeries with Dr. Katzen in 2020. A little background about myself is I had bariatric surgery and successfully lost 128 pounds. Dr. Katzen performed a body lift, thigh lift, and arm lift on me. I am so grateful for his knowledge, skills, and kind-heartedness. I came to him with a "messed up" body from years of abuse. He truly transformed me physically and mentally. There are just not enough words to tell you how absolutely amazing Dr. Katzen is. More

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Review from E.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 25, 2021

Poison free - Hello, so I was debating on whether or not to post here. But I've met a few ladies on here that helped me through this process. About 10 years ago I had, what I was told collegan, can't believe I believed that. My symptoms were on and off depending, pain, burning sensation and I could feel it pushing on me making it hard to walk at times. I had 3 consultations one being Dr. Katzen who did my procedure. I had my MRI and he said it wasn't in the muscle. Dr. Katzen doesn't look at the photos from your MRI since he using ultrasound before going in to see where it is at that very moment. I went with an open procedure. I also had silicone in my upper lip. He took that out at the same time as well. Dr.Katzen and his team have been extremely nice and helpful. I am only 3 days post-op and I'm in pain. I have pain pills that help. It is very uncomfortable for me as my face is extremely swollen from laying on it, I can barely drink fluids or eat. I have been drinking my protein shakes and juven . Getting out and on the bed is by far the hardest part of my days. But you have to get up and get a few steps in. My back is killing me as well. I know that things will get easier. Looking forward to those days. I'm happy I have this out and can't wait to see my results. I go back next week for my first post-op appointment.Updated on 8 Jul 2021: More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 16, 2021

Arm Lift/ Brachioplasty: Very Happy! - Finding a skilled surgeon for an arm lift was on top of my list. When I found Dr. J Timothy Katzen's website, I was impressed he had over 100 patients who had an arm lift. I love the placement of the scars, they hide well. Dr. Katzen mentioned, for the most part, the arm incisions heal quite well. I'm pleased with my arm surgery and not only did I get a skilled surgeon, but he also has an amazing personality and his staff is very friendly. More

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Review from E.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 13, 2021

Poison free - Hello, so I was debating on whether or not to post here. But I've met a few ladies on here that helped me through this process. About 10 years ago I had, what I was told collegan, can't believe I believed that. My symptoms were on and off depending, pain, burning sensation and I could feel it pushing on me making it hard to walk at times. I had 3 consultations one being Dr. Katzen who did my procedure. I had my MRI and he said it wasn't in the muscle. Dr. Katzen doesn't look at the photos from your MRI since he using ultrasound before going in to see where it is at that very moment. I went with an open procedure. I also had silicone in my upper lip. He took that out at the same time as well. Dr.Katzen and his team have been extremely nice and helpful. I am only 3 days post-op and I'm in pain. I have pain pills that help. It is very uncomfortable for me as my face is extremely swollen from laying on it, I can barely drink fluids or eat. I have been drinking my protein shakes and juven . Getting out and on the bed is by far the hardest part of my days. But you have to get up and get a few steps in. My back is killing me as well. I know that things will get easier. Looking forward to those days. I'm happy I have this out and can't wait to see my results. I go back next week for my first post-op appointment. More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 11, 2021

Dr. Timothy Katzen is a solid 5 star! - I feel like I've hit the jackpot when it comes to finding the most amazing surgeon ever! I was in need (not want) of a medial thigh lift. I had gastric sleeve and lost 158 pounds. Although I lost weight, the excess skin between my thighs was unbearable. My thighs were rubbing together which caused painful rashes. As much as I used creams and powder, the rashes persisted. It was hard finding an experienced plastic surgeon who performed thigh lifts. Yes, there were other surgeons who I consulted with, but when I asked for before and after pictures, they only had a few to show me. Dr. Katzen had hundreds of pictures he provided, many on his website as well. No surprise, my thigh lift turned out excellent. Oh, he also offers free virtual consultations during this pandemic. More

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Review from A.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 09, 2021

My Body Lift is Pure Perfection. - I am so blessed that I found an amazing surgeon who understands weight loss patients. I had bariatric surgery 3 years ago and lost 141 pounds. I found Dr. Katzen who performed a body lift on me. He understood my body, skin, nutrition, everything. I didn't need to explain the process of my weight loss journey. He understood in detail and was extremely knowledgeable. My body lift is pure perfection. More

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Review from M.L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 09, 2021

6 pack abdomen procedure, very pleased - Having VASER High Definition Liposuction in my abdomen is a dream come true. I never imagined having this surgery, but when my buddy had his done through Dr. Katzen, I was blown away with how good his abdomen looks. I had the same procedure and I'm just as happy with the outcome as he is. More

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Review from C.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 05, 2021

Body Lift: I Feel Like a Million Bucks. - I am a weight loss patient who had the lap band. I lost 110 pounds and feeling healthy. The only downfall with the lap band surgery for me was the excess skin after I lost the weight. Thankfully, there's Dr. Katzen to the rescue. He performed a body lift on me. With the body lift, I got the tummy tuck, hip lift, butt lift, lateral thigh lift, and mons lift. I feel like a million bucks. My surgery turned out so much better than I imagined it would be. More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 04, 2021

I Haven't Felt This Good in a Long Time - Many years ago I had silicone injected in my buttocks from a "sketchy" practice. I ended up experiencing redness and pain. When I searched for silicone removal, dr. Katzen's website showed up on top. Evidently, he's removed many silicone cases that went wrong, not just in the buttocks area. I had a virtual consultation with Dr. Katzen and proceeded with booking my surgery. I haven't felt this good in a long time. More

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Review from T.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 29, 2021

Amazing Medial Thigh Lift - If you are looking for an honest, down to earth, great doctor, look no more. I found Dr. Katzen while searching for a medial thigh lift. My first impression of him on his Instagram was great. He had a great presence about him and very informative. I enjoyed watching him doing surgeries and looking at his before and after pictures. Another thing that I love about this doctor is his staff. They are so friendly and helpful all the time. I never feel awkward when I need to call for anything. Needless to say, I love Dr. Katzen so much. My thighs look amazing! More

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Review from A.J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 25, 2021

Arm Lift with a Highly Educated and Well Trained Surgeon. - Dr. Katzen is literally the best surgeon I have ever encountered. He's smart, has the kindest heart, technically skilled, well trained, what more can one ask for. I had an arm lift with Dr. Katzen 6 months ago. My incision is placed in the inner part of my arms so it's hidden well. No one really sees it unless I raise my arm. Based on pictures I've seen in his office, that arm incision heals very well. For some of his patients, you don't even see the scar anymore after they've completely healed. Solid 5 out 5. More

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Review from J.A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Katzen is very talented with a cheery personality. - I do some magazine modeling and it was important for me to have nice looking abs. I came across Dr. Katzen's youtube channel and was amazed by his skill and talent. I viewed his video about abdomen vaser hi-definition liposuction. Wow, I was blown away by how it completely transformed people's abs. I was convinced this is a great investment for me, so I went ahead and booked my procedure. As expected, Dr. Katzen did not disappoint. He delivered excellent results with a happy cheery attitude, which made my entire experience great. More

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Review from J.L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 11, 2021

Dr. Katzen is a True Artist at Sculpting Bodies. - I had the Vaser High Definition Liposuction procedure on my abdomen by Dr. Timothy Katzen. When I tell you this man knows how to sculpt your body, I mean he REALLY knows how. Just check out his website for yourself. I wanted to have a 6 pack, well defined, highly sculpted abs, and that's exactly what I got. Dr. Katzen is a true artist when it comes to sculpting bodies. More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 25, 2020

My journey to remove illegal silicon injections - Hello ladies just like many of you, I am here to remove illegal silicone that was injected into my butt about 12yrs ago. At the time I was 23yrs old wanting a more curvy shape and received 5 rounds of injections. As of today I have tingling in my left leg, pain and a little hardness on my butt. Nothing major or life threatening right now, but I want this stuff out of me. I chose Dr. Katzen as my surgeon and will be having my removal done on January 6, 2021! I'm nervous as hell. I have diary of everything that has happened to me over the last 4 months. This has been a JOURNEY!! I have completed my physical and blood work for my clearance and I am HEALTHY....Thank God. Please keep me in your prayers and I'm sure during my down town, I will write about my entire journey from start to finish. Feel free to ask me any questions. I'm an open book and if I can help save 1 more life I will have accomplished my goal. I love you ladies and remember you are not alone. Pray for me and I will keep you in my prayers as well. Talk you soon much love and stay safe! Happy Holidays More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 22, 2020

Beautiful Thigh Lift - I feel like I hit the jackpot when I found Dr. Katzen. His work is really good, prices are fair, his personality is beyond what you would expect from a surgeon. I always enjoy seeing Dr. Katzen during my visits. Dr. Katzen did a medial thigh lift on me and it turned out very good. He took some pictures of me the other day, so I look forward to seeing them on his website. I give Dr. Katzen a full 5 stars. He more than deserves them. Thank you Dr. Katzen for my beautiful thigh lift. More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 21, 2020

Found my Surgeon After Researching on Real Self. - You all. Let me tell you how amazing Dr. Katzen is. I needed an arm lift and didn't know where to start. Real Self's website was at the top of my search. I was so impressed with so much information presented on this website. I spent many days reading reviews, watching videos, looking at before and after pictures, and looking at how the surgeons answer questions. Dr. Katzen came across as the most genuine and highly experienced surgeon. I did pick a second runner up surgeon, but after my initial consultation with Dr. Katzen, I did not feel the need to consult any further. My arm lift procedure turned out how I envisioned it would be. I was not surprised by how well my arms look. My advice is to spend the time to research your plastic surgeon carefully. I'm really glad I found Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from S.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 15, 2020

Recommend Dr. Katzen 100%! - Sometimes you bump into people and it was no accident. I was at a game before Covid happened. I sat next to this really sweet lady and we started doing small talk. Somehow the topic of weight loss came up and we both discovered we had lots in common. We both had WLS. I lost 122 pounds and she lost 146 pounds. During our chat, I asked if she had loose skin like me and what she did about it. She proceeded to tell me that she went to Dr. Timothy Katzen and had it taken cared of. She was so cute because she just couldn’t wait to tell me how wonderful he was and how wonderful her surgery turned out.I had a body lift with Dr. Katzen and my life has not been the same....in a very good way. Dr. Katzen exudes confidence in his work and it clearly shows. He's kind, gentle and very understanding. Would I recommend Dr. Katzen? Of course, 100%! More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 10, 2020

500cc Oval Butt Implants + Tummy and Love Handle Lipo - I'll start by saying I am still in the midst of week 2 recovery, so I'll try to update this review as much as possible as I go along but I'm very low on energy and will right now. This recovery has been no joke and when I'm through with everything, I don't think I'll ever lay on my tummy ever again lolPrior to my surgery, I spent a lot of time choosing between Dr. Katzen and Dr. Ryan Stanton.... More

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Review from R.5.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 09, 2020

Great Results and Outcome for VASER Hi-Def Abdomen - Dr. Katzen's office takes good precautions during this covid pandemic, which I highly appreciate.After reviewing many surgeons' websites for VASER Hi-Definition of the Abdomen, I chose Dr. Katzen. He had so many good before and after photographs that were impressive, to say the least. I wanted to treat myself to an early Christmas present, so I underwent this VASER liposuction of the abdomen. It's the best present I've ever gotten for myself. Very happy with the results and outcome! More

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Review from R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 07, 2020

I Had Body Lift, Thigh Lift, Arm Lift, Face and Neck Lift (Not All at Once) - What an adventure I have been on for the last two and a half years! First I had weight loss surgery, and got healthier and of course much slimmer. After losing so much weight, I was left with massive amounts of skin and fat. My body looked like a wrinkly 80-year-old body. I contemplated plastic surgery but kept talking myself out of it. I figured it was not a necessity. Over months' time, I felt more and more irritated with my body. I couldn’t fit into clothes properly, I looked old and I didn’t feel “normal”.I knew if I was going to have plastic reconstructive plastic surgery, it was going to be with the one and only Dr. Timothy Katzen in Beverly Hills. He dedicated most of his practice to weight loss patients just like me. I underwent a circumferential body lift, thigh lift, arm lift, face and neck lift (not all at once). All I ever wanted was to feel pretty and fit in with society’s norm. Dr. Katzen exceeded my expectations. I feel better than normal. I can wear tight clothing without any bulges showing. I can never imagine wearing the types of clothes I wear now with confidence. More

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Review from K.  |  Source: Google  |  Dec 05, 2020

I had a tummy tuck, liposuction of the flanks, breast implant exchange and lift. Dr Katzen and his staff took care of me from the beginning and ongoing journey. Dr Katzen has been an amazing surgeon and his staff is excellent as well. I appreciate Anna for always being prompt with my paperwork. Thanks again Dr. Katzen! K.R. More

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Review from M.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 04, 2020

I couldn't have ask for a better experience, it was just perfect! - What a friendly and knowledgeable office Dr. Katzen has!! All the girls that work for him are so friendly and always helpful. They never made me feel like I am bothering them. The best part of my tummy tuck with Dr. Katzen is him. Dr. Katzen is the most down-to-earth surgeon I have ever encountered. He has over 20 years of experience, specifically with weight loss patients and his work shows it. My tummy tuck is perfect, I couldn't ask for a better experience! More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 01, 2020

I Had Amazing Experience - Doctor Katzen es muy profesional también todo su personal las chicas son un amor amables y saben cómo tratar a sus clientes te explican y te escuchan y siempre están pendientes de tu salud gracias Doctor Katzen y kiara More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 25, 2020

Illegal Silicone Removal - I had got silicone injected in me in 2014. The pain started once I had my second child. I had pain in my legs, arms and my lymph nodes around my pelvic had gotten swollen as well. I flew from Dallas to Cali to see Timothy Katzen. This doctor is amazing He’s very smart! And caring. He was worth every penny I had to spend. I’m so happy I’m finally silicone free. His entire team is wonderful. Words cannot explain the joy I have from this experience! I highly recommend Dr. Timothy Katzen!Updated on 17 Oct 2020:Dr. Timothy Katzen is the best!Updated on 23 Oct 2020:This is 4 days after illegal silicone removal surgery! I’ve been laying on my back every since I have had the surgery done which was on 10/14/2020. Dr Timothy is so much the best I know I have said this a Million times! But omg he’s so smart, nice, n I truly believe he can do this with his eyes close! If anyone have questions please feel free to reach out and ask, I am here. Best of luck ladiesUpdated on 9 Nov 2020:I’m moving around better and better everyday! My healing process is going great! More

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Review from D.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 20, 2020

Male Breast Reduction with the Best Surgeon in Beverly Hills - I had male breast reduction with the best surgeon I could imagine. Dr. Timothy Katzen is located in Beverly Hills. Due to covid, I had my initial consultation via Skype, which was great because it saved me over 3 hours drive time. My gynecomastia surgery was only a few short hours and I went back to the comfort of my own home the same day. Pain was very minimal but I usually have a high tolerance for pain. I recovered very quickly with no issues whatsoever. I am very happy with my surgery and my experience. More

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Review from V.G.  |  Source: Google  |  Oct 18, 2020

Five stars are not enough to rate Dr. Katzen and his staff. From the very first time I had contact with Dr. Katzen I felt so at ease and comfortable. He answered all my questions and made my decision to choose him as my surgeon super easy without a doubt. He has the best bedside manner. He really did take care of me. I had raw silicone injections and he was able to remove all that silicone. My procedure was 2 months ago and I am very happy with the results. Every time I have a question, they are always available to answer them. Dr. Katzen and Kiara are awesome!! Considering other procedures and I will most definitely be coming back. I highly recommend Dr.Katzen, he is the best!!!! More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 17, 2020

Illegal Silicone Removal - I had got silicone injected in me in 2014. The pain started once I had my second child. I had pain in my legs, arms and my lymph nodes around my pelvic had gotten swollen as well. I flew from Dallas to Cali to see Timothy Katzen. This doctor is amazing He’s very smart! And caring. He was worth every penny I had to spend. I’m so happy I’m finally silicone free. His entire team is wonderful. Words cannot explain the joy I have from this experience! I highly recommend Dr. Timothy Katzen! More

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Review from V.  |  Source: Google  |  Oct 15, 2020

Five stars are not enough to rate Dr. Katzen and his staff. From the very first time I had contact with Dr. Katzen I felt so at ease and comfortable. He answered all my questions and made my decision to choose him as my surgeon super easy without a doubt. He has the best bedside manner. He really did take care of me. I had raw silicone injections and he was able to remove all that silicone. My procedure was 2 months ago and I am very happy with the results. Every time I have a question, they are always available to answer them. Dr. Katzen and Kiara are awesome!! Considering other procedures and I will most definitely be coming back. I highly recommend Dr.Katzen, he is the best!!!! More

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Review from D.  |  Source: Google  |  Oct 14, 2020

I had a circumferential body lift with Dr. Katzen and am about 4 months post op. Throughout the whole process I’ve been so happy with the care and professionalism he and his entire office have shown. They’re very responsive to emails and phone calls and have answered all my questions promptly. I’m extremely happy with my results and will definitely be scheduling future surgeries with Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from V.G.  |  Source: Google  |  Oct 14, 2020

Five stars are not enough to rate Dr. Katzen and his staff. From the very first time I had contact with Dr. Katzen I felt so at ease and comfortable. He answered all my questions and made my decision to choose him as my surgeon super easy without a doubt. He has the best bedside manner. He really did take care of me. I had raw silicone injections and he was able to remove all that silicone. My procedure was 2 months ago and I am very happy with the results. Every time I have a question, they are always available to answer them. Dr. Katzen and Kiara are awesome!! Considering other procedures and I will most definitely be coming back. I highly recommend Dr.Katzen, he is the best!!!! More

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Review from S.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 14, 2020

Dr Katzen Has Heart and Passion. - All I can say is Dr. Katzen has the biggest heart and passion I have ever encountered in a surgeon. He has over 20 years of experience with a very impressive CV. I follow Dr. Katzen on Instagram and facebook and what I love is how open he is about sharing his surgeries. He does Instagram "live" while he is operating and he answers questions from the operating room. It's nice to be able to connect with him and get questions answered. I've asked a few questions while he did his live stories and got them all answered....so impressed. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 14, 2020

Butt Silicone Injection Removal Journey (57 year old Female) - Approximately twenty years ago I had illegal butt injections introduce into my body that would cause me a host of health complications. I lived daily in excruciating pain and the quality of my life declined tremendously. My buttocks where discolored with hardening of the area of the injections and some skin deterioration .It seemed that the unknown substance was eating through my skin. The condition of my skin was getting worse each day. I felt my buttocks burning all the time with no relief and stabbing pain. It was very difficult to sit down. It felt like I was sitting on hot stones. My legs felt extremely heavy and painful which made it hard for me to walk and stand up. I felt pain in my pelvic and back also. My eyesight was failing me and my hair was falling in clumps. The chronic pain had caused me weight loss and constant lack of energy and on going fatigue and sleep deprivation. I had developed chills, sweats, and chest pain. I was rushed to the hospital several times with severe pain and burning to my buttocks, legs and pelvic. It was becoming very difficult with the pain for me to perform my activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, and cleaning. I left my home and moved in with my son so he could help me with the daily activities. I felt like this poison inside me was killing me. The fear of death had me falling into a depressive state of mind. I am a Registered Nurse and for so many years I had enjoyed my job and making a difference in someone life. I dreaded that I was going to loose my employment because of my debilitating health issues which forced me to take days off from work. The only thing that doctors could do for me after they assess me was give me pain medication which no longer relief my agonizing pain and then refer me to a plastic surgeon while stating what ever you have inside your buttocks must be removed as soon as possible. I could no longer live like that! The illegal injections had affected my whole life. During this time I was also grieving the loss of an 18-year relationship. My situation was medical and was threatening my life. I had exhausted all measures of pain management relieve, pain medication, cortisone injections, acupuncture, physical therapy, massages and nothing helped me. The silicone removal was medically necessary to get my health back. I began my search for a skilled plastic surgeon and some visits left me scared and crying. I went to Real Self to connect with women that had made the same mistake and through Real Self I was introduce to the most amazing and compassionate Plastic Surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen. From the moment I met him he made me feel comfortable he took the time to listen and make me feel valued and respected, treating others as you would want to be treated. I have been around numerous doctors during my career as a nurse, and he is a special one. He answered all my questions and gave me hope. He was heaven sent my savior. My surgery took place on July 2, 2020. I remember his smile as he came into the pre-op area and simply just brought a wave of peace to the room. He made it feel easy for me to feel safe and secure while in his care. I am three month post op and I feel wonderful all symptoms gone. My recovery has been amazing. I am a normal, healthy person who can do things I want to in my life again. Words cannot describe how grateful I am for you. Thank you for your expert care and for saving my life! You are a truly a remarkable surgeon and professional that I respect and trust. I feel blessed to have come your way. Your kindness and care will never be forgotten! Everyday of my life will be better because of you.Dr. Katzen and his staff went above and beyond my expectations!!! More

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Review from M.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 02, 2020

Dr. Katzen lived up to his great reputation. - This will sound familiar to those who have gone through massive weight loss as I have. I have always had huge arms when I was obese. Naturally, my arms became saggy after I lost weight. There was no doubt in my mind that Dr. Katzen was going to do my arm lift. The day I found his website and saw over 100 patients' arm lift pictures, I felt confident about choosing him as my surgeon. Dr. Katzen lived up to his reputation. If it wasn't for the incisions that are well hidden inside my arms, you couldn't even tell I had arm surgery or that I ever had weight issues in my arms. Honestly, my arms look better than most females my age and I'm proud to show them in a tank top. More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 02, 2020

Thank you so very much for everything! You are hands down the best - All my life I have struggled with my weight. I finally got to the perfect weight leaving behind loose skin that made me very insecure in my own body. I had my tummy and breasts done from another surgeon, but every time I would look in the mirror and see me thighs I would cry. I expressed my concern about my thighs to my surgeon and he said, Lipo would help! WRONG! The Lipo just made them worse, so I went on a mission to find a Dr. that specializes in Thigh lifts, well thanks to Instagram I found the Wonderful Dr. Katzen.I live about 8 hours away, so was a little nervous to call the office to set up my free consultation. I finally called and spoke to sweet Anna, I told her I was nervous because I live so far away. She told me many of Katzen's patients traveled in from all over, including Canada and even Australia so not to worry I was in good hands!I scheduled my consultation and of course after meeting with Dr. Katzen I booked my surgery for a thigh lift and a hip lift. I had my surgery in January. I'm absolutely so impressed by the way I was treated in every way possible. Dr. Katzen cares and takes care of you every step of the way, even post op he sees you at every appointment, he calls you to check in, he truly cares about your wellbeing. I also can't forget Kiera. Dr. Katzen's very compassionate, patient and knowledgeable Patient care coordinator. She was also with me every step of the way and was so very kind and very responsive with all of my crazy questions and or concerns.I just think she's the best! Last, but of course not least, my results are amazing!!! I'm only 5 weeks out and of course still have swelling, but oh my goodness!!!! My thighs are so tiny even swollen!!! I asked him for a thigh gap and I got it!!! Maybe I'll do my arms next! :) It will definitely be with Dr. Katzen. Thank you so very much for everything, you are hands down the best Dr I have ever met! Updated on 12 Jun 2020: More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 01, 2020

My Arms Look Toned and Perfect After VASER Hi-Def Liposuction Procedure - I am in my late 20's and recently found out about a procedure that Dr. Katzen offers. It's called VASER Hi-Def Liposuction of the Arms. Basically, he used a VASER liposuction to sculpt my arms and gave me an athletic look. My arms look like I've been lifting weights for years, it's toned and perfect. I highly recommend Dr. Katzen if you are looking for any kind of plastic surgery. More

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Review from P.  |  Source: Google  |  Oct 01, 2020

I had a tummy tuck, liposuction of the flanks, breast implant exchange and lift. Dr Katzen and his staff took care of me from the beginning and ongoing journey. Dr Katzen has been an amazing surgeon and his staff is excellent as well. I appreciate Anna for always being prompt with my paperwork. Thanks again Dr. Katzen! K.R. More

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Review from A.5.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 30, 2020

I Lost Weight and Got Healthier, but Dr. Katzen Transformed Me (BodyLift) - Quick background about me. I had weight loss surgery in 2018, lost 124 lbs. I was in desperate need of a body lift. Of course I was nervous about having reconstructive surgery and I kept telling myself I can live with the excessive loose skin. I was living a lie, I hated my loose skin. I couldn’t bare to look at myself in the mirror. Dr. Timothy Katzen and I discussed what I wanted and we formulated a plan for me. I had a 360 circumferential body lift which targeted my abdomen, hips, outer thighs, mons reduction and buttocks reduction. All this was accomplished through a long incision that went around my waist, kind of like a belt. Was the surgery worth it? 100% YES!!!!! The results were immediate and so satisfying. More

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Review from N.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 29, 2020

Tummy Tuck Increased Self Confidence for Me - I am 26 years old and I used to weigh 298 pounds before having gastric bypass surgery. I lost 144 pounds. Luckily for me, I did not have a lot of excess and saggy skin all over, probably due to my age and how elastic my skin was. I did have it bad in my abdomen area though. I decided to have a tummy tuck to remove the skin and fat. I cannot tell you how this has changed my life so much. Tummy tuck surgery helped me gain self-confidence. I feel much better about myself and my image. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 28, 2020

Thigh Lift Surgery with the BEST Surgeon I Could've Asked for - This pandemic has been challenging, but let me share my plastic surgery experience. I am happy to see some businesses start to operate again with safety precautions in place. I felt since I was stuck at home anyway, I should go ahead and book my thigh lift surgery. I was able to do my initial consultation on Skype. Dr. Katzen spent over half an hour with me to go over how he is keeping patients safe and what to expect for my thigh lift surgery. He proceeded to tell me I am a good candidate for the thigh lift.Fast forward to the day of surgery. Everything went well. The staff at the surgery center were all very friendly and made me feel safe and welcomed. You can tell they all love and admire Dr. Katzen just by how they talk and treat his patients.Not going to lie, the thigh lift hurts…..thank goodness for pain meds. I was told ahead of time to prepare a space at home to recover and meal prep ahead of time, which I did. My sister stayed for a few days with me and she was very helpful. It’s been two months since the surgery and I feel wonderful. I HAVE gaps between my thighs now!!!! What a great feeling that is. For once, my thighs are smooth and slender. Thank you so much Dr. Katzen for EVERYTHING. You are the BEST!!!! More

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Review from D.H.  |  Source: Google  |  Sep 28, 2020

My experience with Dr.Katzen was very life changing. I chose Dr.Katzen to perform a silicone removal from my buttocks area. Dr.Katzen handled me with very delicate care along with his staff. They were attentive to my concerns and desire to boost my self esteem by removing and reconstructing my body. Aside from feeling so much more confident when I dress, I no longer experience the pain I would feel after sitting for long periods of time. Staff took a huge part of my journey by maintaining consistency and professionalism. I also deeply appreciated how staff was bilingual! I would recommend anyone looking into correcting previous botched work to trust Dr.Katzen and his staff to handle your body with great delinquency and detail. More

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Review from E.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 25, 2020

I got silicone "biopolymers" injected several years ago and got skin discoloration. I have seen many doctors who all made me feel hopeless and that I was going to be butchered open. I made myself a promise by the end of 2019 I was getting this out. I found Dr. Katzen off a referral. I saw Dr. Mir and did not feel he was a fit as well as Dr. Gallerani. I was only have skin discoloration no pain, illness or health issues.I booked with Dr. Katzen paying for the cut procedure as this would hold the operating room for a longer time. His staff was all extremely kind, helpful and responsive.I finally met Dr. Katzen and although I had already paid for the much more expensive cut open technique surgery, he said I was a candidate for lipo removal. I cried tears of joy. During the pre op he thoroughly listened to me and my concerns. As well as my friends concerns. He did not rush me and answered all my questions and never made me feel ashamed. I spoke with the anesthesiologist the night before. Everyone was so friendly and warm. I woke up from surgery with my friend by my side, helpful staff. I was in pain ... but duh I just had major surgery. Dr. Katzen came over and rubbed my arm and reassured me I was ok. Most surgeons are long gone by the time you're awake. They helped me arrange a transport ($400) that took my on the gurney in a Mercedes sprinter and brought me into my hotel room and put me in my bed. All friendly and caring.They called me the next day to check on me. Post op I was so upset saying I will always have discolored skin. Dr. Katzen said no! Q switched laser. All doctors all told me I was going to be botched and discolored for life. I don't know where Dr. Katzen came from, but I am so grateful I found him.Currently 2 weeks post op. Will update. And I am looking ot get a fat transfer in 6 months when allowed. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 25, 2020

The Best and I Looked Researched Everywhere and Everyone - Body lift and thigh lift 11 pounds removed and I have my 19 year old body back [RSBleep], you know the body we had before the babies and the weight gains loses gains and loses ------ Dr. Katzen exceeded all my expectations with the surgical results and he has a mellow kind beside manner very UN-LA (thank goodness).The office staff is SUPER NICE (Kiara is great) I live in SF and traveled and stayed the 2 weeks in LA because he is the best. I am not posting body pics BC I am 7 weeks post op my scars look good but are PINK (that is how I scar) and my thighs look good (yes they are gapped now) but have 2 little incisions/suture healing spots - totally normal healing stuff.Will update with body pics in a few weeks.Updated on 22 Apr 2020:this is week 11 post opwill have to post to thighs on another post - tech difficulties scar still pink - but this is how I scar - it is very flat and now I had to delete the pic of my back side - file too big ??? idk new computer sorryUpdated on 22 Apr 2020:Again nice scar Dr Katzen is a great surgeon It occurred to me this was about 4 - 5 feet of stitches the BL was A LOT easier than the thigh recoverythighs are a bit trickier - and I still can not figure out how to post multiple picsI think my new comp ???Updated on 22 Apr 2020:BACK SIDE 360 BL 11 WEEKS I keep trying to post these and the site is dropping the pics and site is also demanding I type 200 characters there is no edit or delete button (that I can find) lord help me used a gel zone belt with biocorum for 5 ?? weeks straight scar looks pretty good it is FLAT FLAT (very pink) More

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Review from R.E.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 23, 2020

BBL with Dr. Timothy Katzen - I underwent a Brazilian butt lift with Dr. Katzen in Beverly Hills. During this pandemic, he's been extra cautious with seeing limited patients in the office. There is usually only one patient in the office at a time. He also has his patients take a covid test before surgery and he himself takes them on a regular basis. I love the shape and size of my "new" buttocks. I was never able to wear leggings or work out pants before due to my flat butt. Now, I can fill them out and it looks good. More

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Review from D.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 22, 2020

No More Man Boobs Thanks to Gynecomastia Surgery - I am a 27 year old male who weighed 337 pounds at my highest weight. With the help of gastric sleeve, I successfully lost 147 pounds. When I was heavier, I had these horrible man boobs, but somehow it didn't bother me as much as it did after I lost the weight. With weight loss, the fat in my breasts went somewhat flat, but I had saggy skin and it looked really bad. I underwent gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Katzen and he made me feel manly again. He's done many gynecomastia surgeries and is obviously very good at it. Highly recommend! More

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Review from G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 21, 2020

Chance Meeting Lead to a Beautiful Tummy Tuck - Sometimes, life just falls into place when you least expect it. Last year, I was at Disneyland enjoying the day with my family. While we were in line for Peter Pan, I met this lovely lady and ended up chatting with her for a good 45 minutes (that's how long the line was). We chatted about everything and at one point I complimented her outfit. She proceeded to tell me how she was obese, lost weight and had a body lift. She told me about this wonderful plastic surgeon, Dr. Katzen. She said, don't worry, he's in Beverly Hills but his prices are very reasonable and he's down to earth. He also does great work. I've been thinking about a tummy tuck for a while, but just kind of kept it in the back of my mind. The next day, I said let me just look up this surgeon to check him out. I loved what I saw and booked a consultation and my tummy tuck. I am so happy I bumped into that lady and ended up with a flat and beautiful abdomen. More

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Review from X.  |  Source: Google  |  Sep 19, 2020

I had a tummy tuck, liposuction of the flanks, breast implant exchange and lift. Dr Katzen and his staff took care of me from the beginning and ongoing journey. Dr Katzen has been an amazing surgeon and his staff is excellent as well. I appreciate Anna for always being prompt with my paperwork. Thanks again Dr. Katzen! K.R. More

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Review from D.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 19, 2020

I am a 27 year old male who weighed 337 pounds at my highest weight. With the help of gastric sleeve, I successfully lost 147 pounds. When I was heavier, I had these horrible man boobs, but somehow it didn't bother me as much as it did after I lost the weight. With weight loss, the fat in my breasts went somewhat flat, but I had saggy skin and it looked really bad. I underwent gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Katzen and he made me feel manly again. He's done many gynecomastia surgeries and is obviously very good at it. Highly recommend! More

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Review from G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 19, 2020

Sometimes, life just falls into place when you least expect it. Last year, I was at Disneyland enjoying the day with my family. While we were in line for Peter Pan, I met this lovely lady and ended up chatting with her for a good 45 minutes (that's how long the line was). We chatted about everything and at one point I complimented her outfit. She proceeded to tell me how she was obese, lost weight and had a body lift. She told me about this wonderful plastic surgeon, Dr. Katzen. She said, don't worry, he's in Beverly Hills but his prices are very reasonable and he's down to earth. He also does great work. I've been thinking about a tummy tuck for a while, but just kind of kept it in the back of my mind. The next day, I said let me just look up this surgeon to check him out. I loved what I saw and booked a consultation and my tummy tuck. I am so happy I bumped into that lady and ended up with a flat and beautiful abdomen. More

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Review from M.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 19, 2020

I've been wanting a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and breast lift since the birth of my last child. During this covid pandemic, like most people, I've been working from home. I figured this was the best time for my procedures since I don't have to commute to my office and I can safely recover at home. Plus, my husband also works from home and he can help around the house while I recover. Dr. Katzen and his staff get tested for covid regularly and they take precautions to keep patients as safe as possible. I had my mommy makeover and felt pretty good afterward. Surprisingly, I only took a week off of work and was able to get back to working from home. My husband was very supportive and took care of the kids and meal preps. I had a great recovery and best of all, I love the results of my surgeries! More

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Review from S.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 19, 2020

My review is based on a procedure I had with Dr. Katzen 3 months ago. I found him on the internet when I was looking for a surgeon who specializes in VASER Hi-DEF abdominal liposuction. He had a lot of pictures on his webpage for the exact procedure I was looking for. I was so impressed with the results and that's when my own plastic surgery journey began. Dr. Katzen is a perfectionist and is so good at sculpting bodies. He did a fantastic job on my abdomen, giving me a defined 6-pack look. I am so fortunate to have found him. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 19, 2020

Dr. Katzen is AMAZING! He did my body lift and medial thigh lift (2 separate surgeries). I lost 243 lbs through gastric sleeve. I have been following his Instagram where he provides tons of great information. My favorite part is when he goes live on Instagram while he is in surgery. Viewers get to experience how surgery is done and he answers questions while in surgery. I have an arm lift and breast augmentation surgery scheduled with him next month, I cannot wait. He truly is an amazing surgeon. More

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Review from M.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 17, 2020

Mommy Makeover.....so Happy!!!! - I've been wanting a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and breast lift since the birth of my last child. During this covid pandemic, like most people, I've been working from home. I figured this was the best time for my procedures since I don't have to commute to my office and I can safely recover at home. Plus, my husband also works from home and he can help around the house while I recover. Dr. Katzen and his staff get tested for covid regularly and they take precautions to keep patients as safe as possible. I had my mommy makeover and felt pretty good afterward. Surprisingly, I only took a week off of work and was able to get back to working from home. My husband was very supportive and took care of the kids and meal preps. I had a great recovery and best of all, I love the results of my surgeries! More

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Review from S.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 16, 2020

Sculpted 6-pack Abdomen (VASER Hi-DEF Abdominal Liposuction) - My review is based on a procedure I had with Dr. Katzen 3 months ago. I found him on the internet when I was looking for a surgeon who specializes in VASER Hi-DEF abdominal liposuction. He had a lot of pictures on his webpage for the exact procedure I was looking for. I was so impressed with the results and that's when my own plastic surgery journey began. Dr. Katzen is a perfectionist and is so good at sculpting bodies. He did a fantastic job on my abdomen, giving me a defined 6-pack look. I am so fortunate to have found him. More

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Review from X.  |  Source: Google  |  Sep 15, 2020

I had a tummy tuck, liposuction of the flanks, breast implant exchange and lift. Dr Katzen and his staff took care of me from the beginning and ongoing journey. Dr Katzen has been an amazing surgeon and his staff is excellent as well. I appreciate Anna for always being prompt with my paperwork. Thanks again Dr. Katzen! K.R. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 10, 2020

Found Dr. Katzen on Instagram and He's Amazing! - Dr. Katzen is AMAZING! He did my body lift and medial thigh lift (2 separate surgeries). I lost 243 lbs through gastric sleeve. I have been following his Instagram where he provides tons of great information. My favorite part is when he goes live on Instagram while he is in surgery. Viewers get to experience how surgery is done and he answers questions while in surgery. I have an arm lift and breast augmentation surgery scheduled with him next month, I cannot wait. He truly is an amazing surgeon. More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 19, 2020

I am currently recovering from a medial thigh lift procedure, three weeks post surgery. A bad liposuction procedure early In life left me with winkled skin in the front of my thighs to my knees. I am a fit person, and tried exercise to tone the appearance. I also tried expensive creams, light/radio based treatments, all with no results.Many times I researched having a thigh lift, but having already had a bad experience I was fearful. Add to that photos from thigh lifts gone wrong - torn sutures, infections- the prospect of a long and painful recovery - it all seemed too much risk.One day, something changed. I restarted my research, choosing Dr Katzen after a great consultation. I do not live in LA so there was distance coordination. Over the course of a few weeks, wonderful surgical coordinator Kierra patiently answered my endless questions & guided me through pre surgical medical requirements and testing. From the point of booking until now, I can’t help but feel surprised. I feel good. Have no torn incisions, no infection & no complications. Almost unbelievably- I expect I’ll be back to normal in three weeks. And my legs look GREAT - better than I ever dared to hope. Stating the obvious — this surgery is a big deal & choosing the right surgeon can not be overstated. Experience and skill matter. The day after surgery, at the care center, it was time for me to get out of bed and walk ten steps. I tried to stand and felt a stab of pain- my mind immediately fixing on panic - torn sutures and complications. I cried out and told the nurse nope, not getting up. She looked at me and said - you are not in any danger. I promise you. Your doctor is the very best. His stitching is the very best. I was at an independent care center, this nurse is not the doctor’s employee. Before I would leave, I would see the obvious professional respect held for Dr. Katzen. Saw that Dr. Katzen is the doctor chosen by other healthcare professionals. In closing, I would add a small bit about another aspect I personally appreciated. I’ve had a previous smaller surgery (lip lift) in Beverly Hills. It was fine, the result very good, but generally the experience felt tricky. I felt a bit self conscious, I’m not one for designer clothing, nor did I feel as polished as the staff or other patients. Whatever, the feeling was temporary. Going into my thigh lift, I expected that same atmosphere. A good & safe result- but being Beverly Hills- glossier than the real world. From the first appointment, I realized how wrong I was!Dr. Katzen and staff work incredibly hard- the people are genuine and the practice has heart. As it turned out - this did mattered a great deal. It’s a big surgery, sensing no judgment and feeling completely comfortable allowed me to focus on on healing. What a gift that was. Very sincerely, my deepest appreciation to Dr. Katzen, Kiara and team. I will add before and after photos after my six week mark. More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 06, 2020

Incredible Experience and Result - I am currently recovering from a medial thigh lift procedure, three weeks post surgery. A bad liposuction procedure early In life left me with winkled skin in the front of my thighs to my knees. I am a fit person, and tried exercise to tone the appearance. I also tried expensive creams, light/radio based treatments, all with no results.Many times I researched having a thigh lift, but having already had a bad experience I was fearful. Add to that photos from thigh lifts gone wrong - torn sutures, infections- the prospect of a long and painful recovery - it all seemed too much risk.One day, something changed. I restarted my research, choosing Dr Katzen after a great consultation. I do not live in LA so there was distance coordination. Over the course of a few weeks, wonderful surgical coordinator Kierra patiently answered my endless questions & guided me through pre surgical medical requirements and testing. From the point of booking until now, I can’t help but feel surprised. I feel good. Have no torn incisions, no infection & no complications. Almost unbelievably- I expect I’ll be back to normal in three weeks. And my legs look GREAT - better than I ever dared to hope. Stating the obvious — this surgery is a big deal & choosing the right surgeon can not be overstated. Experience and skill matter. The day after surgery, at the care center, it was time for me to get out of bed and walk ten steps. I tried to stand and felt a stab of pain- my mind immediately fixing on panic - torn sutures and complications. I cried out and told the nurse nope, not getting up. She looked at me and said - you are not in any danger. I promise you. Your doctor is the very best. His stitching is the very best. I was at an independent care center, this nurse is not the doctor’s employee. Before I would leave, I would see the obvious professional respect held for Dr. Katzen. Saw that Dr. Katzen is the doctor chosen by other healthcare professionals. In closing, I would add a small bit about another aspect I personally appreciated. I’ve had a previous smaller surgery (lip lift) in Beverly Hills. It was fine, the result very good, but generally the experience felt tricky. I felt a bit self conscious, I’m not one for designer clothing, nor did I feel as polished as the staff or other patients. Whatever, the feeling was temporary. Going into my thigh lift, I expected that same atmosphere. A good & safe result- but being Beverly Hills- glossier than the real world. From the first appointment, I realized how wrong I was!Dr. Katzen and staff work incredibly hard- the people are genuine and the practice has heart. As it turned out - this did mattered a great deal. It’s a big surgery, sensing no judgment and feeling completely comfortable allowed me to focus on on healing. What a gift that was. Very sincerely, my deepest appreciation to Dr. Katzen, Kiara and team. I will add before and after photos after my six week mark. More

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Review from E.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 24, 2020

Reconstructive BBL with Dr. Katzen - After having the silicone removed out of my buttocks I decided to have a reconstructive Bbl with Dr Katzen. I chose him because my first experience with him (removal of silicone) was amazing. When seeing him for my consult Dr Katzen was very honest as to what he could and could not achieve with my bbl. Surgery date came and well once again he reassured me that I was In good hands. Let me say that my second surgery with this phenomenal Surgeon was simply amazing. He achieved what he promised with my reconstruction. Once again Kiara, Ana and Jane were just as attentive as the first surgery. I am happy with my results and if I decide to go for round 2 I would definitely chose Dr Katzen to perform it. Dr Katzen thank you once again I feel beautiful and healthy!!!! More

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Review from E.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 24, 2020

Silicone Removal with Dr. Katzen - Like a lot of women I had silicone injected into my buttocks and I had it for 10 years. I searched desperately for a surgeon that was knowledgeable in removing it. I came across Dr. Katzen and let me tell you he is simply amazing. At my consultation he was very patient knowledgeable and took his time in listening to all my concerns and let me tell you I had a million questions. I decided he was the doc for me. My surgery took place in dec 2019. Dr Katzen made me feel so comfortable and reassured me that I would be taken care of. Post op surgery Dr. Katzen and his staff Kiara, Ana and Jane are phenomenal they answered my every call checked on me and made themselves available no matter what day it was! My removal recovery went smooth and I am now free of that poison in my body. He is the surgeon I am going to for my reconstruction! Thank you Dr Katzen you saved my life. And thank you Kiara, Ana and Jane for all your attentiveness I am forever grateful!!! More

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Review from W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

After having wls, I seeked Dr. Timothy Katzen for a 360 body lift. When I consulted with him, he said I didn't have too much saggy skin on my hips and back side. He recommended an extended tummy tuck instead. I love that he didn't try to over sell a bigger and unnecessary surgery. From that day, he gained my trust and respect. I admire his work and ethics very much. More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

I had a tummy tuck and silicone breast implants with Dr. Katzen. Wow is the first word that describes how amazing the results and my overall experience was. Honestly, I did not expect anything less. Dr. Katzen previously performed surgery on my aunt and friend so I already knew what to expect from his work. Don't let his Beverly Hills location scare you as far as price goes. His pricing is very fair and worth it. More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

After losing 134 pounds from the gastric sleeve, my body looked like a total mess. I'm only 42 but the wrinkles and saggy skin made me look and feel like I was in my 90's. My first surgery with Dr. Katzen was a 360 circumferential body lift where he transformed me beyond my wildest dreams. I came back to Dr. Katzen for additional surgeries..... medial thigh lift, then arm lift, torsoplasty, and breast lift and augmentation. I am so pleased with how I look now. Not only do I look normal, but I also look better than I ever have my entire life. THANK YOU DR. KATZEN!!! More

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Review from C.A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

The mirror used to be my worst enemy. After giving birth to two amazing kids, my tummy area looked defeated. I booked my tummy tuck procedure with Dr. Katzen and I am amazed. Now, the mirror is my best friend. I love what I see everyday! More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

My review today is for gynecomastia. As a male, this is a very embarrassing problem to have. I am glad I found Dr. Katzen to perform this procedure for me. The surgery made me feel more masculine and confident. More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

My thigh lift was done by the one and only, Dr. Katzen. He definitely lived up to his reputation of being the best surgeon for a thigh lift. I was referred to Dr. Katzen by my bariatric surgeon and a colleague of mine. The love the feeling of being able to cross my legs, having no thigh gaps, no skin infections and no skin chaffing. This surgery has really changed my life. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

Undergoing an elective surgery made me nervous but the feeling of excitement outweighed my nervousness. I had a tummy tuck with beautiful results. Dr. Katzen tightened my abdomen real good. I haven't owned a two piece bikini since high school. I just bought two! More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

With weight loss comes a slew of many other problems but I wouldn't change a thing about my journey. When I had the sleeve, I lost a lot of weight and adapted a new healthy lifestyle. Yes, I experienced saggy skin like most patients do, but thankfully Dr. Katzen fixed me up and gave me a normal body again. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

I had a surgery booked already with another surgeon before seeing Dr. Katzen. I was seeing Dr. Katzen for a second opinion but ended up changing my mind about who was going to do my body lift. I felt there was a rhyme or reason for me to see Dr. Katzen, I am so glad I did. More

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Review from C.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

I had liposuction of abdomen and arms with Timothy Katzen, MD. I received first class treatment throughout. His office has their stuff together, shows they care. What a great team they have. I especially love how much they share on social media. If you don't have a weak stomach, they even share their surgical videos. More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

There are no words that can describe how grateful I am to Dr. Katzen. He is the first surgeon I met with the biggest heart and not judgmental. I am a weight loss patient with lots of skin issues. He can tell I was nervous during my consultation and made every effort to ease my tension. I had the following procedures with Dr. Katzen: body lift, thigh lift, liposuction, breast augmentation with lift, and arm lift. These were staged into 3 different surgeries. I look and feel like a different person. I have a new lease on life and I'm loving every moment of it. More

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Review from R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

I had some silicone injections in my butt by a "not reputable" place. My butt got infected so I went on youtube to find out if anyone else had the same problems I did and what solutions were available. I found on youtube this was common and that Dr. Katzen removes silicone on many patients. I live in Arizona so I scheduled a Skype consultation with Dr. Katzen and immediately felt comfortable with him. I had silicone removed and feel so much better. Thank you Dr. Katzen for your compassion and care. More

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Review from A.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

My decision to have a medial thigh lift was quite easy. After the sleeve I was left with much skin in between my legs. Dr. Katzen has always been my number one choice for plastic reconstructive surgery and I have no regrets. My thighs are amazing beyond belief. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

I have a few problem areas of excess skin but the one area that bugs me the most were my arms, I refer to them as bat wings. Dr. Katzen did a wonderful job with scar placement and made my arms look perfect. Unless I am raising my arms, you would never know I had anything done with them. More

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Review from K.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

Let me start by sharing a little background about me. I had the gastric sleeve and lost 123 pounds. As with most weight loss surgery patients, I was left with a massive amount of hanging skin that does not go away with exercise. Dr. Katzen is known for his body lifts so I did not bother going anywhere else. Based on my research, he was well experienced and produced great results. I had my body lift 4 months ago and I am thrilled with how flat my abdomen is, my outer thighs are slimmer and smoother, my butt and hips looks so much better. My experience with Dr. Katzen has been nothing but fantastic. More

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Review from J.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

I met Dr. J. Timothy Katzen prior to my VSG surgery so I was prepared for the excess skin that followed my weight loss. It took me a year to lose 130 pounds and during that time, I followed Dr. Katzen’s social media pages and connected with a few of his patients, they’re amazing.After maintaining my weight loss for three months, I had my 360 circumferential body lift. I felt confident and prepared. My body turned out so much better than I ever wished for. Dr. Katzen is a true artist in transforming my body. His personality made the whole process very pleasant. He’s down to earth, friendly and very kind. More

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Review from D.J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

Having large male breasts was embarrassing for me. I went from 400 lbs to losing 200 lbs. My breasts bothered me to no end. I underwent gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Katzen and had an instant confidence boost. It's one of the best things I've done for myself. More

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Review from D.J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

My experience with Dr. Katzen has been nothing but amazing. From the first appointment to my last post op visit, he was tentative and caring. He's great at explaining the procedure and what to expect from surgery. He even provided me a list of things to buy to help make recovery better. I had everything I needed in arm's reach on my recliner chair. I had food prep in the freezer before surgery and protein to help me heal. I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon. More

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Review from W.J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

I made one of the dumbest decisions of my life years ago when I had silicone injected in my face by a shady person. Yes, it was cheap and that should have been my warning sign but I ignored it. Fast forward, the silicone injection gave me lots of problems. I was searching youtube for answers and found some videos from Dr. Katzen where he does silicone removals. The very next morning I called and made an appointment to see him. Dr. Katzen removed the silicones from my face and now I feel so much better. More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

I've had issues with my arm skin for quite a while now. If anyone else has this problem, you know how embarrassing and troublesome this issue is. Even when the weather is 100 degrees out, I still wore a long sleeve or a 3/4 sleeve to hide my "bat wings". I experienced rashes in my arms that became irritated and painful. Beginning of this year, I decided to have a brachioplasty procedure. Dr. Katzen is the best at what he does. More

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Review from R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

It's hard finding a plastic surgeon who specializes in medial thigh lifts. I went to four different surgeons for consultations. They all said yes, they do thigh lifts but when I asked for before and after pictures of their patients, they were able to produce only a few. Dr. Katzen was the only surgeon who had an entire book of nothing but thigh lift pictures and of course the pictures were amazing. I had WLS in 2018 and lost 135 pounds. My thighs were saggy and ugly. After having the thigh lift with Dr. Katzen, my thighs look absolutely amazing. I'm able to wear jeans, tight pants, and skirts and look good in them now. More

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Review from L.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

I came to this practice due to the great reviews online. I had a breast augmentation, which was simple, no complications, fast recovery and minimal pain. I know this sounds like a boring review but the surgery and recovery went exactly how I hoped it would. Very happy with everything. More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

All my life I have struggled with my weight. I finally got to the perfect weight leaving behind loose skin that made me very insecure in my own body. I had my tummy and breasts done from another surgeon, but every time I would look in the mirror and see me thighs I would cry. I expressed my concern about my thighs to my surgeon and he said, Lipo would help! WRONG! The Lipo just made them worse, so I went on a mission to find a Dr. that specializes in Thigh lifts, well thanks to Instagram I found the Wonderful Dr. Katzen.I live about 8 hours away, so was a little nervous to call the office to set up my free consultation. I finally called and spoke to sweet Anna, I told her I was nervous because I live so far away. She told me many of Katzen's patients traveled in from all over, including Canada and even Australia so not to worry I was in good hands!I scheduled my consultation and of course after meeting with Dr. Katzen I booked my surgery for a thigh lift and a hip lift. I had my surgery in January. I'm absolutely so impressed by the way I was treated in every way possible. Dr. Katzen cares and takes care of you every step of the way, even post op he sees you at every appointment, he calls you to check in, he truly cares about your wellbeing. I also can't forget Kiera. Dr. Katzen's very compassionate, patient and knowledgeable Patient care coordinator. She was also with me every step of the way and was so very kind and very responsive with all of my crazy questions and or concerns.I just think she's the best! Last, but of course not least, my results are amazing!!! I'm only 5 weeks out and of course still have swelling, but oh my goodness!!!! My thighs are so tiny even swollen!!! I asked him for a thigh gap and I got it!!! Maybe I'll do my arms next! :) It will definitely be with Dr. Katzen. Thank you so very much for everything, you are hands down the best Dr I have ever met! Updated on 12 Jun 2020: More

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Review from E.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

Like a lot of women I had silicone injected into my buttocks and I had it for 10 years. I searched desperately for a surgeon that was knowledgeable in removing it. I came across Dr. Katzen and let me tell you he is simply amazing. At my consultation he was very patient knowledgeable and took his time in listening to all my concerns and let me tell you I had a million questions. I decided he was the doc for me. My surgery took place in dec 2019. Dr Katzen made me feel so comfortable and reassured me that I would be taken care of. Post op surgery Dr. Katzen and his staff Kiara, Ana and Jane are phenomenal they answered my every call checked on me and made themselves available no matter what day it was! My removal recovery went smooth and I am now free of that poison in my body. He is the surgeon I am going to for my reconstruction! Thank you Dr Katzen you saved my life. And thank you Kiara, Ana and Jane for all your attentiveness I am forever grateful!!! More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

If I can give Dr. Katzen 100 star review I would, he deserves it. My entire life, I have never encountered a doctor that is kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, so good at what he does, funny, and amazing staff. Dr. Katzen goes the extra mile and made me feel special and cared for. He made sure all my questions were answered and never made me feel rushed or bothered. The fact that I have had three surgeries with Dr. Katzen says a lot. I would never think about going to another surgeon when I’ve found the perfect one.I had a circumferential bodylift, thigh lift, and arm lift (not all at once) with Dr. Katzen. My friends, co-workers, and family are all blown away at the results. They all say I look like a totally different person, a better version of myself. So grateful every single day for this new body and life. More

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Review from F.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

After weight loss, I thought I would need a body lift, but Dr. Katzen said all I needed was an extended tummy tuck. The extended tummy tuck incision does not go all the way in the back like a body lift incision would have been, which meant my recovery time and the pain was less. It also meant, less cost because OR time wasn't as long. I bring this up to show how caring Dr. Katzen is. He puts his patients' needs first and does whatever he thinks is right, he's not all about the money. I appreciate Dr. Katzen so much for his compassion and skills. More

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Review from E.W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

Thigh lift surgery is a pretty big surgery so I spent many months researching the right plastic surgeon who qualified to do this procedure on me. After consulting three of my top finds, Dr. Katzen was my top choice with the most experience and best results. I booked my thigh lift surgery and I am glad I did. My thighs have a gap and it's slim and smooth. I recommend Dr. Katzen if you are looking to get ypur thighs done. More

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Review from T.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

I underwent RNY gastric bypass in 2017. With the weight loss, came massive amounts of sagging skin. I live in New York but I chose to travel to Beverly Hills, CA for my medial thigh lift. I had several consultations with local doctors but did not feel comfortable with any of them. When I did a skype consultation with Dr. Katzen, it just felt right and easy. Plus, I loved that his website had many thighs that looked just like mine, he clearly has done many of them. I flew to California the day before my surgery and stayed for two weeks. The travel to California for my thigh lift was worth it, I wouldn't change a thing. More

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Review from R.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

After having the gastric sleeve and loosing over 150 lbs, I underwent a circumferential body lift with Dr. J. Timothy Katzen. I gave myself 3 months to recover before having my arm lift with him. Next, I plan to have a thight lift. He's such an amazing doctor. I wouldn't go anywhere else for my plastic surgeries. More

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Review from M.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

My tummy tuck was done by 5 months ago and I am pleased to say everything went great. From the first moment I met Dr. Katzen, I remember how refreshing it was to meet a surgeon so experienced and NICE! He's a perfectionist and I appreciate that very much. More

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Review from C.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

After months of research, I can confidently say Dr. Katzen is the top surgeon for body lifts. I came to Dr. Katzen from New York because of his specialty with body lift procedures. He has amazing skills that he shares on youtube and Instagram. I also love seeing his patients' videos sharing their own body lift experiences. Although it was quite the distance for me to travel for surgery, it was worth every penny. More

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Review from J.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

This testimonial is for my male breast reduction surgery. A little back story on me: I was heavy majority of my life. I had the gastric sleeve and lost half of my body weight. I was left with excess skin in my abdomen, arms and breasts. I had gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Katzen and I feel amazing. I am returning for other surgeries this year. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

This is the best surgeon if you are needing a body lift. Dr. Katzen has done hundreds of body lifts procedures and his results are phenomenal. I myself had the gastric bypass procedure and lost over 100 pounds. Before going to Dr. Katzen, I met quite a few of his patients online and found many of his patients' youtube channel discussing their surgeries. I was well informed and went into surgery confidently. This was one of the best decisions I made after my weight loss surgery. More

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Review from O.D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

The biggest shock came after I spent an entire year in the gym, changing my eating and lifestyle, only to face the disappointment of abdomen saggy skin. I lost an impressive amount of weight but my skin never bounced back. Partly it's due to being big most of my life and my age. Regardless, it was still discouraging and a bit depressing. I found Dr. Katzen on the web and knew I would have surgery with him. His credentials and work are top-notch. I had a tummy tuck and I just love my new abdomen so much! More

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Review from J.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

After weight loss surgery, I experience a bad case of body dysmorphia. All my excess skin messed with my mind and got me feeling down all the time. I am 45 years old, but my wrinkly skin looked like I was 95. My co-worker went through pretty much the same thing I did and highly recommended Dr. Katzen for skin removal surgery. I had a body lift and medial thigh lift. My next stage this summer will be the arm lift and breast work. So far, I am very happy with what I see. I cannot wait to finish with skin removal this summer so I can feel "complete" and "new". More

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Review from H.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

If I had to describe my tummy tuck results in one word, it would be perfection. I lost 65 pounds earlier last year through diet and exercise but nothing I did help with the loose skin in my abdomen area. I went to Dr. Katzen for a tummy tuck with excellent results. He even tightened my muscles and gave me an hourglass figure. My abdomen looks so tight and skinny. Even though I did a lot of work on my own to get to a healthy place in my life, Dr. Katzen helped make me look GOOD! More

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Review from K.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

When I needed to find a plastic surgeon for a tummy tuck, I immediately went on RealSelf to do my research. I found many great surgeons and made three consultation appointments. Honestly, all three were great, had good reputations, results, board-certified, etc...The one thing Dr. Katzen had standing out from the other two was his bedside manner. He is so gentle and down to earth. I am glad I chose Dr. Katzen. Not only does my tummy tuck look amazing, but I also had a great experience. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

In February 2018, I underwent bariatric surgery and lost 107 pounds. Dr. Katzen came highly recommended by my bariatric surgeon (I can see why). I first had the body lift, recovered, and came back for a brachioplasty. Best decision I ever made. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

My body lift procedure with Dr. Timothy Katzen could not have gone any better. I followed his orders from beginning to end and things went flawless. My body looks amazing after losing 99 lbs, no more excess skin. I no longer have to wear shapewear to hide my flabby skin. The nice thing about the body lift is, I see the results instantly. I returned to my desk job in five weeks and loving the new adventures I that will come with my new body. More

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Review from M.L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

The reality of any elective surgery is quite a terrifying thought for me. I lost 129 lbs from gastric sleeve and realized I needed to have skin removal surgery. Dr. Katzen is no doubt one of the top surgeons who specializes in after weight loss procedures. I had body lift surgery first and came back and had a brachioplasty. I am a much happier person now and I feel "complete" and "normal", all thanks to Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

I knew from the start Dr. Katzen was my choice surgeon. The first call I made, his staff was so very sweet and warm. I thought if this is how his staff treats his patients, I couldn't wait to meet the surgeon himself. Well, Dr. Katzen is even more sweet and warm than his staff, can you imagine? He has a way to connect with his patients in such a great way. I didn't leave the office that day without scheduling my tummy tuck and breast augmentation. Everything went according to plan and my results are so so good! More

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Review from C.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

I have never in my life encountered such a kind and compassionate surgeon as Dr. Katzen, and I've had many surgeries throughout my life. The first time I met Dr. Katzen, he made me feel welcomed and that I was his only patient in the world, even though his office was packed. I had many questions, but he never made me feel rushed. I had a body lift and thigh lift at the same time. Recovery wasn't fun but thank goodness for pain meds. I was able to return to work after 7 weeks. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. More

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Review from Y.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

No amount of words can describe how grateful I am to have found this doctor! I had illegal silicone injected in my buttocks when I was 23. Little did I know that they will almost kill me 10 years later! End stage renal failure and dialysis is not exactly what I wanted to hear at 33 years of age. There was no significant evidence to prove if the free floating silicone was responsible for any of it but it was a theory from my amazing kidney doctor. For 2 years I researched all the facts, had to get on the transplant list, paid doctors for consults to see if anyone can help me and all I seemed to find was Drs that either wouldn’t operate on me stating that I’m a “liability” or drs that said well it looks fine maybe you shouldn’t touch it. Finally I found Dr Katzen! I watched his videos, read the reviews and somehow felt that maybe there might be hope for me still. I had scheduled a consult with Dr Katzen via SKYPE and it was for FREE! I made a list of so many questions or concerns I had and he answered them all. We spoke for nearly an hour. I never felt pressured of any kind and his team helped me with anything And everything! I needed to know I tried everything to save my life so after 4 months I scheduled my surgery. The dr and the staff gave me all the information I needed such as were to stay for the after care, how long to stay for and what I would need since I was coming from NY. So there I was going in to surgery and my future was in his hands. 8 hours it took to get this out of me! It has migrated to the hips and the groin area! But it was all out and I was alive! According to the other doctors I wouldn’t have made it thru a surgery like that. Yet in the hands of Dr Katzen there I was alive and happy. Fast forward 6 months after... I feel like a whole new person! The scars altho all the way around my body are tiny, my body looks better now then before, I feel amazing and the most important fact I no longer need a kidney transplant, nor do I need dialysis my calcium stabilized I’m no longer anemic and I get my period every month not 2 times a year like before. Thank you Dr Katzen and your whole teem for GIVING ME MY LIFE BACK! I sit here and cry happy tears because at 36 my life did not end, I now have a future, I now have hope and I will forever be grateful for you Dr Katzen who took a chance on me and saved my life! Thank you! More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

Body lift and thigh lift 11 pounds removed and I have my 19 year old body back [RSBleep], you know the body we had before the babies and the weight gains loses gains and loses ------ Dr. Katzen exceeded all my expectations with the surgical results and he has a mellow kind beside manner very UN-LA (thank goodness).The office staff is SUPER NICE (Kiara is great) I live in SF and traveled and stayed the 2 weeks in LA because he is the best. I am not posting body pics BC I am 7 weeks post op my scars look good but are PINK (that is how I scar) and my thighs look good (yes they are gapped now) but have 2 little incisions/suture healing spots - totally normal healing stuff.Will update with body pics in a few weeks.Updated on 22 Apr 2020:this is week 11 post opwill have to post to thighs on another post - tech difficulties scar still pink - but this is how I scar - it is very flat and now I had to delete the pic of my back side - file too big ??? idk new computer sorryUpdated on 22 Apr 2020:Again nice scar Dr Katzen is a great surgeon It occurred to me this was about 4 - 5 feet of stitches the BL was A LOT easier than the thigh recoverythighs are a bit trickier - and I still can not figure out how to post multiple picsI think my new comp ???Updated on 22 Apr 2020:BACK SIDE 360 BL 11 WEEKS I keep trying to post these and the site is dropping the pics and site is also demanding I type 200 characters there is no edit or delete button (that I can find) lord help me used a gel zone belt with biocorum for 5 ?? weeks straight scar looks pretty good it is FLAT FLAT (very pink) More

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Review from J.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

What makes Dr. Katzen stood out for me was his demeanor and how wonderful his patients talk about him. Dr. Katzen is a true gem and I am so glad I went with him. He stuck with me from beginning to end. I felt safe and comfortable with him the entire journey. I had the pleasure of meeting many of his post-op patients in the lobby. We all pretty much agree he is awesome! More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

I am a 47-year-old male who underwent gastric bypass surgery. I lost approximately 140 pounds. Like many patients, I experienced sagging excess skin in my abdomen along with other areas. My arms and thighs surprisingly was not horribly bad, I could live with it. The two areas that bothered me the most was my abdomen and chest area. I found Dr. Katzen and knew immediately, I can trust my life with him. I underwent an extended tummy tuck and gynecomastia surgery, both with excellent results. More

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Review from N.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

I am proud to brag about my plastic surgeon, Dr. Katzen. His education is matched with his ability to operate. He is total perfection. I had the body lift and it is so very nice. Dr. Katzen tightened me up in all the right places. More

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Review from V.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

Doctor Katzen is known nationwide. I had the pleasure of meeting him in the Vegas location. He gave me the most beautiful tummy tuck ever. I highly recommend Dr. Katzen if you are considering plastic surgery. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

I learned about Dr. Timothy Katzen through an Obesity Help conference. He is well known and respected amongst the weight loss community for his work and his charitable contributions. I came to him for a complete body makeover, starting with a body lift, then thigh lift, arms and breasts. His work is impeccable and his bedside manner is beyond what you would ever expect from a surgeon.I can't wait to see him next month at the annual Obesity Help conference. More

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Review from H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2020

If you are looking for a surgeon to do breast reduction surgery, look no more. Dr. Katzen did an excellent job with mine. He pays attention to details like scar placement and how he sutures. I am very happy with how mine turned out. More

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Review from C.R.  |  Source: Google  |  May 29, 2020

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! More

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Review from S.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 27, 2020

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! More

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Review from L.H.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

I came to Dr. Timothy Katzen after reading some amazing reviews from his patients. He did not disappoint. He performed a breast augmentation on me and it looks perfect. The added bonus was his personality. He's so gentle and caring! More

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Review from D.R.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

I'm a 37 yo male. I couldn't stand my big belly gut. I found Dr. Katzen and he took care of it with a tummy tuck. Dr. Katzen is great a surgeon who delivers great results. More

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Review from B.G.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

After losing 100 pounds, I was able to fit into size 7 pants (as long as they were loose in the legs). I had a tummy tuck after the weight loss but my thighs were still a problem. I exercised but the excess skin was not going anywhere. I found Dr. Katzen who did my medial thigh lift. He is a wonderful surgeon with great bedside manner. My thighs look excellent! More

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Review from C.R.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

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! More

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Review from J.C.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

I had a few surgeries with Dr. Katzen, most recently a medial thigh lift. Dr. Katzen is caring and does a great job with pain management. He's one of the few surgeons I found that specializes in a thigh lift procedure. I am loving my new slimmer thighs, many thanks to Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from V.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

I was months shy of turning 50 years old and the signs of aging was showing on my face and neck. I spent many hours researching a good surgeon and consulted with a total of 4 surgeons. Dr. Katzen was my clear top choice. I underwent a face lift and neck lift. I get many compliments about how much younger I look. More

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Review from D.M.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

I love working with Dr. Katzen and his office. They accept Care Credit which helped me out financially. Dr. Katzen and his staff always make me feel warm and welcomed. I had my tummy tuck and couldn't be happier with the outcome! More

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Review from D.W.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

Dr. Katzen removed not one, but two very persistent Plantar warts from my foot. The first was easily removed with a laser, but then, unfortunately, another one bloomed a month later. This one was more stubborn, requiring multiple laser treatments and freezing. Throughout the whole process, Dr. Katzen was patient, thorough and professional. My foot is now free of any warts and I can walk without any discomfort. Thank you, Dr. Katzen! I am adding to this review as Dr. Katzen performed liposuction on my abdominal area as well as my back and chin. I am happy to say that after a year, I am still loving my new body. I can wear a bikini again! More

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Review from G.G.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

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. More

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Review from K.Y.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

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. More

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Review from J.B.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

Could not be happier with the results and treatment I received by Dr. Katzen and his staff. I had a 360 Body Lift and Medial Thigh Lift. These are major surgeries, but Dr. Katzen was professional and eased any fears. He is at the top of his game and good bedside manor, which is tough to find. I love my new body and am truly thankful to Dr. Katzen and his staff for the way they have allowed me to enjoy this new body that I have dreamed of for so long. More

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Review from A.P.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

Dr. Timothy Katzen is well known and prominent in the weight loss community. When I was looking to get my body lift done, he was always at the top of my searches with very positive comments from his patients and more importantly, he has thousands of before and after photos. I was amazed. My body lift was no different. It turned out wonderful!!!! So grateful for a talented and kind surgeon. Thank you Dr. Katzen for everything! More

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Review from S.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

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! More

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Review from J.A.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

The last 2 years has been life changing for me. I had the sleeve and lost over 130 pounds. I started to exercise and eat better. One of the best things about this transformation is meeting Dr. Katzen and having a thigh lift and body lift by him. More

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Review from D.J.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

I was obese for most of my 20's and 30's. My health was not looking good. With the referral from my family doctor, I was able to have weight loss surgery and lost 135 pounds. I was warned about the excessive skin after weight loss so I had already been searching for a surgeon who specializes in reconstructive plastic surgeries. It didn't take long to find Dr. Timothy Katzen. I have had two stages of surgeries with Dr. Katzen. First was the 360 circumferential body lift. After 8 weeks, I went back to Dr. Katzen for an inner thigh lift. I plan to come back for the last stage, which is breast augmentation and brachioplasty (done at the same time). He's the best, I wouldn't have anyone else do my plastic reconstructive surgeries but him. More

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Review from H.C.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

I had arms that flapped after I lost a significant amount of weight. I went to Dr. Katzen for an arm lift and you would never be able to tell I had anything done. Dr. Katzen placed the incisions carefully where you wouldn't see them unless I raised my arms. My scars are healing very well. I can't wait for my incisions to fade like many of his post ops that I met. More

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Review from C.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

In 2018, I had bariatric surgery. I lost a total of 107 pounds. I asked my bariatric surgeon to recommend a surgeon for skin removal surgery, he highly recommended Dr. Timothy Katzen. I first underwent a lower 360 body lift then returned for an arm lift. Very happy with results from both surgeries. More

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Review from K.J.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

My sister helped me find Dr. Katzen to do my tummy tuck. We extensively researched him to be sure everything checked out. We were pleased to know he is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The best part was when my sister came with me for my consultation. We met so many of his patients in his waiting room and they had wonderful things to say about him. My tummy tuck looks amazing and my whole experience was exceptional. More

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Review from S.K.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 19, 2020

I used to hate how flabby and flat my buttocks used to look. Clothes didn't look good on me. I used to buy longer tops to cover my butt. I went to Dr. Katzen for a Brazilian butt lift. The results are beautiful. I love the shape and size of my new butt. Dr. Katzen and his office are just amazing! More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 18, 2020

The Best and I Looked Researched Everywhere and Everyone - Body lift and thigh lift 11 pounds removed and I have my 19 year old body back [RSBleep], you know the body we had before the babies and the weight gains loses gains and loses ------ Dr. Katzen exceeded all my expectations with the surgical results and he has a mellow kind beside manner very UN-LA (thank goodness).The office staff is SUPER NICE (Kiara is great) I live in SF and traveled and stayed the 2 weeks in LA because he is the best. I am not posting body pics BC I am 7 weeks post op my scars look good but are PINK (that is how I scar) and my thighs look good (yes they are gapped now) but have 2 little incisions/suture healing spots - totally normal healing stuff.Will update with body pics in a few weeks. More

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Review from J.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 18, 2020

Dr. Katzen is a True Gem!!!! - What makes Dr. Katzen stood out for me was his demeanor and how wonderful his patients talk about him. Dr. Katzen is a true gem and I am so glad I went with him. He stuck with me from beginning to end. I felt safe and comfortable with him the entire journey. I had the pleasure of meeting many of his post-op patients in the lobby. We all pretty much agree he is awesome! More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 18, 2020

Extended Tummy Tuck and Gynecomastia Surgery After 140 Pound Weight Loss - I am a 47-year-old male who underwent gastric bypass surgery. I lost approximately 140 pounds. Like many patients, I experienced sagging excess skin in my abdomen along with other areas. My arms and thighs surprisingly was not horribly bad, I could live with it. The two areas that bothered me the most was my abdomen and chest area. I found Dr. Katzen and knew immediately, I can trust my life with him. I underwent an extended tummy tuck and gynecomastia surgery, both with excellent results. More

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Review from N.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 18, 2020

Dr. Katzen is Total Perfection! - I am proud to brag about my plastic surgeon, Dr. Katzen. His education is matched with his ability to operate. He is total perfection. I had the body lift and it is so very nice. Dr. Katzen tightened me up in all the right places. More

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Review from Y.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 18, 2020

Dr Katzen Saved my Life! - No amount of words can describe how grateful I am to have found this doctor! I had illegal silicone injected in my buttocks when I was 23. Little did I know that they will almost kill me 10 years later! End stage renal failure and dialysis is not exactly what I wanted to hear at 33 years of age. There was no significant evidence to prove if the free floating silicone was responsible for any of it but it was a theory from my amazing kidney doctor. For 2 years I researched all the facts, had to get on the transplant list, paid doctors for consults to see if anyone can help me and all I seemed to find was Drs that either wouldn’t operate on me stating that I’m a “liability” or drs that said well it looks fine maybe you shouldn’t touch it. Finally I found Dr Katzen! I watched his videos, read the reviews and somehow felt that maybe there might be hope for me still. I had scheduled a consult with Dr Katzen via SKYPE and it was for FREE! I made a list of so many questions or concerns I had and he answered them all. We spoke for nearly an hour. I never felt pressured of any kind and his team helped me with anything And everything! I needed to know I tried everything to save my life so after 4 months I scheduled my surgery. The dr and the staff gave me all the information I needed such as were to stay for the after care, how long to stay for and what I would need since I was coming from NY. So there I was going in to surgery and my future was in his hands. 8 hours it took to get this out of me! It has migrated to the hips and the groin area! But it was all out and I was alive! According to the other doctors I wouldn’t have made it thru a surgery like that. Yet in the hands of Dr Katzen there I was alive and happy. Fast forward 6 months after... I feel like a whole new person! The scars altho all the way around my body are tiny, my body looks better now then before, I feel amazing and the most important fact I no longer need a kidney transplant, nor do I need dialysis my calcium stabilized I’m no longer anemic and I get my period every month not 2 times a year like before. Thank you Dr Katzen and your whole teem for GIVING ME MY LIFE BACK! I sit here and cry happy tears because at 36 my life did not end, I now have a future, I now have hope and I will forever be grateful for you Dr Katzen who took a chance on me and saved my life! Thank you! More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 12, 2020

The Best and I Looked Researched Everywhere and Everyone - Body lift and thigh lift 11 pounds removed and I have my 19 year old body back [RSBleep], you know the body we had before the babies and the weight gains loses gains and loses ------ Dr. Katzen exceeded all my expectations with the surgical results and he has a mellow kind beside manner very UN-LA (thank goodness).The office staff is SUPER NICE (Kiara is great) I live in SF and traveled and stayed the 2 weeks in LA because he is the best. I am not posting body pics BC I am 7 weeks post op my scars look good but are PINK (that is how I scar) and my thighs look good (yes they are gapped now) but have 2 little incisions/suture healing spots - totally normal healing stuff.Will update with body pics in a few weeks.Updated on 22 Apr 2020:this is week 11 post opwill have to post to thighs on another post - tech difficulties scar still pink - but this is how I scar - it is very flat and now I had to delete the pic of my back side - file too big ??? idk new computer sorryUpdated on 22 Apr 2020:Again nice scar Dr Katzen is a great surgeon It occurred to me this was about 4 - 5 feet of stitches the BL was A LOT easier than the thigh recoverythighs are a bit trickier - and I still can not figure out how to post multiple picsI think my new comp ???Updated on 22 Apr 2020:BACK SIDE 360 BL 11 WEEKS I keep trying to post these and the site is dropping the pics and site is also demanding I type 200 characters there is no edit or delete button (that I can find) lord help me used a gel zone belt with biocorum for 5 ?? weeks straight scar looks pretty good it is FLAT FLAT (very pink)Updated on 13 Nov 2021:it has been a little over a year and 1/2 360 b l looks great (my shape waist to hip is weird due to the 360 scar ?? not even sure how that would be fixed ? filler of my own fat) the thigh lift not so much - the inner inner thigh were not touched so they look weird and floppy there is a bump on one of the inner thigh right by scar and my but looks flat and weird this is a little beyond 'got to the gym 'as was suggested (wont even touch that comment so dismissive ) I tried to go in for revision appts 2x but covid and other issues (knee etc) prevented it Might consult with Fisher bc JK was not look to fix his surgery - just do more surgery so ??? I d k my stomach is concave there is that - so lots of money lots of pain for that More

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Review from L.H.  |  Source: Google  |  Feb 20, 2020

I came to Dr. Timothy Katzen after reading some amazing reviews from his patients. He did not disappoint. He performed a breast augmentation on me and it looks perfect. The added bonus was his personality. He's so gentle and caring! More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 18, 2020

Thank you so very much for everything! You are hands down the best - All my life I have struggled with my weight. I finally got to the perfect weight leaving behind loose skin that made me very insecure in my own body. I had my tummy and breasts done from another surgeon, but every time I would look in the mirror and see me thighs I would cry. I expressed my concern about my thighs to my surgeon and he said, Lipo would help! WRONG! The Lipo just made them worse, so I went on a mission to find a Dr. that specializes in Thigh lifts, well thanks to Instagram I found the Wonderful Dr. Katzen.I live about 8 hours away, so was a little nervous to call the office to set up my free consultation. I finally called and spoke to sweet Anna, I told her I was nervous because I live so far away. She told me many of Katzen's patients traveled in from all over, including Canada and even Australia so not to worry I was in good hands!I scheduled my consultation and of course after meeting with Dr. Katzen I booked my surgery for a thigh lift and a hip lift. I had my surgery in January. I'm absolutely so impressed by the way I was treated in every way possible. Dr. Katzen cares and takes care of you every step of the way, even post op he sees you at every appointment, he calls you to check in, he truly cares about your wellbeing. I also can't forget Kiera. Dr. Katzen's very compassionate, patient and knowledgeable Patient care coordinator. She was also with me every step of the way and was so very kind and very responsive with all of my crazy questions and or concerns.I just think she's the best! Last, but of course not least, my results are amazing!!! I'm only 5 weeks out and of course still have swelling, but oh my goodness!!!! My thighs are so tiny even swollen!!! I asked him for a thigh gap and I got it!!! Maybe I'll do my arms next! :) It will definitely be with Dr. Katzen. Thank you so very much for everything, you are hands down the best Dr I have ever met! More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Katzen Deserves 100 Star Review - If I can give Dr. Katzen 100 star review I would, he deserves it. My entire life, I have never encountered a doctor that is kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, so good at what he does, funny, and amazing staff. Dr. Katzen goes the extra mile and made me feel special and cared for. He made sure all my questions were answered and never made me feel rushed or bothered. The fact that I have had three surgeries with Dr. Katzen says a lot. I would never think about going to another surgeon when I’ve found the perfect one.I had a circumferential bodylift, thigh lift, and arm lift (not all at once) with Dr. Katzen. My friends, co-workers, and family are all blown away at the results. They all say I look like a totally different person, a better version of myself. So grateful every single day for this new body and life. More

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Review from F.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Katzen is the Best (Extended Tummy Tuck) - After weight loss, I thought I would need a body lift, but Dr. Katzen said all I needed was an extended tummy tuck. The extended tummy tuck incision does not go all the way in the back like a body lift incision would have been, which meant my recovery time and the pain was less. It also meant, less cost because OR time wasn't as long. I bring this up to show how caring Dr. Katzen is. He puts his patients' needs first and does whatever he thinks is right, he's not all about the money. I appreciate Dr. Katzen so much for his compassion and skills. More

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Review from C.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 18, 2020

New York to Los Angeles for Body Lift - After months of research, I can confidently say Dr. Katzen is the top surgeon for body lifts. I came to Dr. Katzen from New York because of his specialty with body lift procedures. He has amazing skills that he shares on youtube and Instagram. I also love seeing his patients' videos sharing their own body lift experiences. Although it was quite the distance for me to travel for surgery, it was worth every penny. More

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Review from J.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 18, 2020

Gynecomastia Surgery: I was heavy majority of my life. - This testimonial is for my male breast reduction surgery. A little back story on me: I was heavy majority of my life. I had the gastric sleeve and lost half of my body weight. I was left with excess skin in my abdomen, arms and breasts. I had gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Katzen and I feel amazing. I am returning for other surgeries this year. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 18, 2020

Body Lift After Gastric Bypass by Dr. Timothy Katzen - This is the best surgeon if you are needing a body lift. Dr. Katzen has done hundreds of body lifts procedures and his results are phenomenal. I myself had the gastric bypass procedure and lost over 100 pounds. Before going to Dr. Katzen, I met quite a few of his patients online and found many of his patients' youtube channel discussing their surgeries. I was well informed and went into surgery confidently. This was one of the best decisions I made after my weight loss surgery. More

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Review from V.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 18, 2020

Most Beautiful Tummy Tuck - Doctor Katzen is known nationwide. I had the pleasure of meeting him in the Vegas location. He gave me the most beautiful tummy tuck ever. I highly recommend Dr. Katzen if you are considering plastic surgery. More

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Review from W.J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 18, 2020

Silicone removal - now I feel so much better - I made one of the dumbest decisions of my life years ago when I had silicone injected in my face by a shady person. Yes, it was cheap and that should have been my warning sign but I ignored it. Fast forward, the silicone injection gave me lots of problems. I was searching youtube for answers and found some videos from Dr. Katzen where he does silicone removals. The very next morning I called and made an appointment to see him. Dr. Katzen removed the silicones from my face and now I feel so much better. More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Katzen is the best at what he does. - I've had issues with my arm skin for quite a while now. If anyone else has this problem, you know how embarrassing and troublesome this issue is. Even when the weather is 100 degrees out, I still wore a long sleeve or a 3/4 sleeve to hide my "bat wings". I experienced rashes in my arms that became irritated and painful. Beginning of this year, I decided to have a brachioplasty procedure. Dr. Katzen is the best at what he does. More

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Review from R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 18, 2020

Thigh Lift with a Surgeon Who is Highly Experienced. - It's hard finding a plastic surgeon who specializes in medial thigh lifts. I went to four different surgeons for consultations. They all said yes, they do thigh lifts but when I asked for before and after pictures of their patients, they were able to produce only a few. Dr. Katzen was the only surgeon who had an entire book of nothing but thigh lift pictures and of course the pictures were amazing. I had WLS in 2018 and lost 135 pounds. My thighs were saggy and ugly. After having the thigh lift with Dr. Katzen, my thighs look absolutely amazing. I'm able to wear jeans, tight pants, and skirts and look good in them now. More

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Review from L.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 18, 2020

Breast Augmentation with Silicone Implants - I came to this practice due to the great reviews online. I had a breast augmentation, which was simple, no complications, fast recovery and minimal pain. I know this sounds like a boring review but the surgery and recovery went exactly how I hoped it would. Very happy with everything. More

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Review from H.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 24, 2020

I recently made the decision to get some cosmetic procedures done to support my overall health and well-being.  I am very knowledgeable of medicine and health care; being a savvy consumer and always doing my due diligence to research options. I researched for over a year on the different plastic surgeons in the LA area and consulted with a few (some charged for their consultation) before picking Dr. Katzen as my surgeon.  I picked Dr. Katzen due to his medical experience and expertise (over 20+ years), his medical board certifications, his superb track record in body transformations, his excellent bedside manner, and his amazing nursing staff.  Throughout my entire journey, Dr. Katzen and his staff were available, supportive, and throughly answered all my questions. Plastic surgery is not a process that I believe anyone should take lightly, it is a very important decision.  I am so happy with my results and highly recommend Dr. Katzen--I know that if I should ever choose another selective plastic surgery that I will definitely choose Dr. Katzen once again. More

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Review from H.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 24, 2020

I recently made the decision to get some cosmetic procedures done to support my overall health and well-being.  I am very knowledgeable of medicine and health care; being a savvy consumer and always doing my due diligence to research options. I researched for over a year on the different plastic surgeons in the LA area and consulted with a few (some charged for their consultation) before picking Dr. Katzen as my surgeon.   I picked Dr. Katzen due to his medical experience and expertise (over 20+ years), his medical board certifications, his superb track record in body transformations, his excellent bedside manner, and his amazing nursing staff.  Throughout my entire journey, Dr. Katzen and his staff were available, supportive, and throughly answered all my questions. Plastic surgery is not a process that I believe anyone should take lightly, it is a very important decision.  I am so happy with my results and highly recommend Dr. Katzen--I know that if I should ever choose another selective plastic surgery that I will definitely choose Dr. Katzen once again. More

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Review from O.D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 18, 2020

Tummy Tuck with a Wonderful Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills. - The biggest shock came after I spent an entire year in the gym, changing my eating and lifestyle, only to face the disappointment of abdomen saggy skin. I lost an impressive amount of weight but my skin never bounced back. Partly it's due to being big most of my life and my age. Regardless, it was still discouraging and a bit depressing. I found Dr. Katzen on the web and knew I would have surgery with him. His credentials and work are top-notch. I had a tummy tuck and I just love my new abdomen so much! More

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Review from J.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 18, 2020

Experienced Body Dysmorphia after weight loss surgery - After weight loss surgery, I experience a bad case of body dysmorphia. All my excess skin messed with my mind and got me feeling down all the time. I am 45 years old, but my wrinkly skin looked like I was 95. My co-worker went through pretty much the same thing I did and highly recommended Dr. Katzen for skin removal surgery. I had a body lift and medial thigh lift. My next stage this summer will be the arm lift and breast work. So far, I am very happy with what I see. I cannot wait to finish with skin removal this summer so I can feel "complete" and "new". More

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Review from H.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 18, 2020

Tummy tuck with muscle tightening - my abdomen looks so tight and skinny - If I had to describe my tummy tuck results in one word, it would be perfection. I lost 65 pounds earlier last year through diet and exercise but nothing I did help with the loose skin in my abdomen area. I went to Dr. Katzen for a tummy tuck with excellent results. He even tightened my muscles and gave me an hourglass figure. My abdomen looks so tight and skinny. Even though I did a lot of work on my own to get to a healthy place in my life, Dr. Katzen helped make me look GOOD! More

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Review from K.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 18, 2020

Great Tummy Tuck Experience with Dr. Katzen - When I needed to find a plastic surgeon for a tummy tuck, I immediately went on RealSelf to do my research. I found many great surgeons and made three consultation appointments. Honestly, all three were great, had good reputations, results, board-certified, etc...The one thing Dr. Katzen had standing out from the other two was his bedside manner. He is so gentle and down to earth. I am glad I chose Dr. Katzen. Not only does my tummy tuck look amazing, but I also had a great experience. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 18, 2020

Body Lift and Brachioplasty - In February 2018, I underwent bariatric surgery and lost 107 pounds. Dr. Katzen came highly recommended by my bariatric surgeon (I can see why). I first had the body lift, recovered, and came back for a brachioplasty. Best decision I ever made. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 18, 2020

Body lift after 99 pounds weight-loss - My body lift procedure with Dr. Timothy Katzen could not have gone any better. I followed his orders from beginning to end and things went flawless. My body looks amazing after losing 99 lbs, no more excess skin. I no longer have to wear shapewear to hide my flabby skin. The nice thing about the body lift is, I see the results instantly. I returned to my desk job in five weeks and loving the new adventures I that will come with my new body. More

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Review from C.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Jan 15, 2020

In 2018, I had bariatric surgery. I lost a total of 107 pounds. I asked my bariatric surgeon to recommend a surgeon for skin removal surgery, he highly recommended Dr. Timothy Katzen. I first underwent a lower 360 body lift then returned for an arm lift. Very happy with results from both surgeries. More

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Review from G.G.  |  Source: Google  |  Jan 15, 2020

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. More

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Review from M.L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 18, 2019

After Weight Loss Plastic Procedures - The reality of any elective surgery is quite a terrifying thought for me. I lost 129 lbs from gastric sleeve and realized I needed to have skin removal surgery. Dr. Katzen is no doubt one of the top surgeons who specializes in after weight loss procedures. I had body lift surgery first and came back and had a brachioplasty. I am a much happier person now and I feel "complete" and "normal", all thanks to Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 18, 2019

Warm and friendly office - I knew from the start Dr. Katzen was my choice surgeon. The first call I made, his staff was so very sweet and warm. I thought if this is how his staff treats his patients, I couldn't wait to meet the surgeon himself. Well, Dr. Katzen is even more sweet and warm than his staff, can you imagine? He has a way to connect with his patients in such a great way. I didn't leave the office that day without scheduling my tummy tuck and breast augmentation. Everything went according to plan and my results are so so good! More

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Review from C.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 18, 2019

Body Lift and Thigh Lift - I have never in my life encountered such a kind and compassionate surgeon as Dr. Katzen, and I've had many surgeries throughout my life. The first time I met Dr. Katzen, he made me feel welcomed and that I was his only patient in the world, even though his office was packed. I had many questions, but he never made me feel rushed. I had a body lift and thigh lift at the same time. Recovery wasn't fun but thank goodness for pain meds. I was able to return to work after 7 weeks. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. More

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Review from W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 18, 2019

I admire Dr. Katzen's work and ethics. - After having wls, I seeked Dr. Timothy Katzen for a 360 body lift. When I consulted with him, he said I didn't have too much saggy skin on my hips and back side. He recommended an extended tummy tuck instead. I love that he didn't try to over sell a bigger and unnecessary surgery. From that day, he gained my trust and respect. I admire his work and ethics very much. More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 18, 2019

Mommy makeover with Dr. Timothy Katzen - wow! - I had a tummy tuck and silicone breast implants with Dr. Katzen. Wow is the first word that describes how amazing the results and my overall experience was. Honestly, I did not expect anything less. Dr. Katzen previously performed surgery on my aunt and friend so I already knew what to expect from his work. Don't let his Beverly Hills location scare you as far as price goes. His pricing is very fair and worth it. More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 18, 2019

Total body transformation with dr. Katzen, the best surgeon ever! - After losing 134 pounds from the gastric sleeve, my body looked like a total mess. I'm only 42 but the wrinkles and saggy skin made me look and feel like I was in my 90's. My first surgery with Dr. Katzen was a 360 circumferential body lift where he transformed me beyond my wildest dreams. I came back to Dr. Katzen for additional surgeries..... medial thigh lift, then arm lift, torsoplasty, and breast lift and augmentation. I am so pleased with how I look now. Not only do I look normal, but I also look better than I ever have my entire life. THANK YOU DR. KATZEN!!! More

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Review from G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 18, 2019

Great Surgeon - What a great plastic surgeon along with great staff. Dr. Katzen goes above and beyond what you would expect from a surgeon. He's understanding, compassionate and very skilled. I had vaser liposuction on my abdomen with amazing results. More

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Review from E.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 18, 2019

I got silicone "biopolymers" injected several years ago and got skin discoloration. I have seen many doctors who all made me feel hopeless and that I was going to be butchered open. I made myself a promise by the end of 2019 I was getting this out. I found Dr. Katzen off a referral. I saw Dr. Mir and did not feel he was a fit as well as Dr. Gallerani. I was only have skin discoloration no pain, illness or health issues.I booked with Dr. Katzen paying for the cut procedure as this would hold the operating room for a longer time. His staff was all extremely kind, helpful and responsive.I finally met Dr. Katzen and although I had already paid for the much more expensive cut open technique surgery, he said I was a candidate for lipo removal. I cried tears of joy. During the pre op he thoroughly listened to me and my concerns. As well as my friends concerns. He did not rush me and answered all my questions and never made me feel ashamed. I spoke with the anesthesiologist the night before. Everyone was so friendly and warm. I woke up from surgery with my friend by my side, helpful staff. I was in pain ... but duh I just had major surgery. Dr. Katzen came over and rubbed my arm and reassured me I was ok. Most surgeons are long gone by the time you're awake. They helped me arrange a transport ($400) that took my on the gurney in a Mercedes sprinter and brought me into my hotel room and put me in my bed. All friendly and caring.They called me the next day to check on me. Post op I was so upset saying I will always have discolored skin. Dr. Katzen said no! Q switched laser. All doctors all told me I was going to be botched and discolored for life. I don't know where Dr. Katzen came from, but I am so grateful I found him.Currently 2 weeks post op. Will update. And I am looking ot get a fat transfer in 6 months when allowed. More

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Review from A.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 18, 2019

Medial Thigh Lift Was a Blessing. - After 152 pounds weight loss, I was in dire need of many things but my review today is for my most recent surgery, medial thigh lift. Prior to thigh lift, my thighs were huge and unproportionate. There were no pants or jeans that fit me right. Even though I lost a lot of weight, I still wore loose dresses which made me look bigger than I was. Medial thigh lift surgery was life-changing for me, I am incredibly blessed that I was able to have this surgery. More

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Review from M.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 18, 2019

My whole experience with brachioplasty was a good one - My brachioplasty was done by Dr. Timothy Katzen in Beverly Hills. The surgery itself was done at Beverly Hills Sunset Surgery Center. You can tell his surgical staff and nurses have worked with Dr. Katzen for quite a while. They all knew exactly what to do and everything went very smoothly. The staff were all so gentle and caring. My whole experience with brachioplasty was a good one. More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen Made Me Look and Feel Beautiful. - I once weighed 312 pounds. My primary care physician strongly suggested I undergo the gastric sleeve to shed some weight. I'm glad I followed his advice because I no longer take medications for high blood pressure or diabetes. With the amount of weight I shedded, I was left with massive amounts of excess skin. This time, my surgeon was the one that recommended I see Dr. Katzen for skin removal. I love that I can trust my physicians for recommendations. They all had my best interest in mind. Dr. Katzen did an amzing job removing my excess skin and making me beautiful. More

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Review from C.8.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 18, 2019

Happy patient after breast augmentation - I had silicone breast augmentation with Dr. Katzen. I wanted my breasts to look natural and full and that was exactly what I received. It was a simple out patient surgery and I went home the same day. I was a bit sore but no biggie. I'm a HAPPY patient, thanks Dr. Katzen! More

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Review from B.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 18, 2019

In Awe How Great my Body Lift Results Are. - I am one of those people who don't trust everything I read online. I researched Dr. Katzen for a body lift and many comments talked about how great he transformed their bodies after gone through massive weight loss and how great his personality is. I went and saw him and was blown away. Holy smokes, he is sooooooo nice! He understood everything I had gone through and went straight to a surgical plan customed just for me. I had a body lift and I am still in awe how my body looks now. More

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Review from S.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 18, 2019

Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck with Excellent Results - This may sound a bit shallow but I have a group of female friends who are all beautiful. I felt insecure around them and the least attractive. Every time we would go out, they always got the most attention and it did take a toll on my self-esteem. They dressed better than I did.I decided to have a tummy tuck and breast augmentation with a lift. These surgeries really lifted my self-confidence. I dress cute like my friends and get just as much attention as they do now, if not, sometimes more. I'm really glad I made the decision to have cosmetic surgery. More

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Review from I.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen is such a cool surgeon with so much knowledge and skill - It was not easy finding a surgeon who specializes in silicone butt removal. Thank goodness I found Dr. Katzen's videos on youtube and made an appointment with him right away. He gave me hope and comfort. He has a gentle way of explaining things and makes it easy to understand. He's such a cool surgeon with so much knowledge and skill. More

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Review from E.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 14, 2019

Amazing experience, wonderful, attentive, caring staff. Great bedside manner. I felt like I was in great hands. So grateful for Dr. Katzen! More

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Review from C.V.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Nov 07, 2019

Truly amazing!! They helped me alot with my weight loss and I'm keeping it off with great results!!!! More

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Review from H.C.  |  Source: Google  |  Oct 18, 2019

I had arms that flapped after I lost a significant amount of weight. I went to Dr. Katzen for an arm lift and you would never be able to tell I had anything done. Dr. Katzen placed the incisions carefully where you wouldn't see them unless I raised my arms. My scars are healing very well. I can't wait for my incisions to fade like many of his post ops that I met. More

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Review from T.T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen is an Amazing Surgeon - What's great about Dr. Katzen besides his bedside manner is his skill set. He is so good at what he does. I had three procedures with him and all three surgeries were exceptional! I would suggest giving his office call if you are interested in any kind of plastic surgery. More

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Review from C.A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

I like what I see in the mirror now - The mirror used to be my worst enemy. After giving birth to two amazing kids, my tummy area looked defeated. I booked my tummy tuck procedure with Dr. Katzen and I am amazed. Now, the mirror is my best friend. I love what I see everyday! More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

The surgery made me feel more masculine and confident. - My review today is for gynecomastia. As a male, this is a very embarrassing problem to have. I am glad I found Dr. Katzen to perform this procedure for me. The surgery made me feel more masculine and confident. More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

Thigh Lift Changed my Life - My thigh lift was done by the one and only, Dr. Katzen. He definitely lived up to his reputation of being the best surgeon for a thigh lift. I was referred to Dr. Katzen by my bariatric surgeon and a colleague of mine. The love the feeling of being able to cross my legs, having no thigh gaps, no skin infections and no skin chaffing. This surgery has really changed my life. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

Finally in a Bikini After Tummy Tuck. - Undergoing an elective surgery made me nervous but the feeling of excitement outweighed my nervousness. I had a tummy tuck with beautiful results. Dr. Katzen tightened my abdomen real good. I haven't owned a two piece bikini since high school. I just bought two! More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen Gave Me a Normal Body After my Sleeve - With weight loss comes a slew of many other problems but I wouldn't change a thing about my journey. When I had the sleeve, I lost a lot of weight and adapted a new healthy lifestyle. Yes, I experienced saggy skin like most patients do, but thankfully Dr. Katzen fixed me up and gave me a normal body again. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

Body Lift with the Best Surgeon - I had a surgery booked already with another surgeon before seeing Dr. Katzen. I was seeing Dr. Katzen for a second opinion but ended up changing my mind about who was going to do my body lift. I felt there was a rhyme or reason for me to see Dr. Katzen, I am so glad I did. More

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Review from C.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

First class treatment from this office - I had liposuction of abdomen and arms with Timothy Katzen, MD. I received first class treatment throughout. His office has their stuff together, shows they care. What a great team they have. I especially love how much they share on social media. If you don't have a weak stomach, they even share their surgical videos. More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

Six Surgeries with Dr. Katzen - There are no words that can describe how grateful I am to Dr. Katzen. He is the first surgeon I met with the biggest heart and not judgmental. I am a weight loss patient with lots of skin issues. He can tell I was nervous during my consultation and made every effort to ease my tension. I had the following procedures with Dr. Katzen: body lift, thigh lift, liposuction, breast augmentation with lift, and arm lift. These were staged into 3 different surgeries. I look and feel like a different person. I have a new lease on life and I'm loving every moment of it. More

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Review from R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

Silicone Removal from Buttocks - I had some silicone injections in my butt by a "not reputable" place. My butt got infected so I went on youtube to find out if anyone else had the same problems I did and what solutions were available. I found on youtube this was common and that Dr. Katzen removes silicone on many patients. I live in Arizona so I scheduled a Skype consultation with Dr. Katzen and immediately felt comfortable with him. I had silicone removed and feel so much better. Thank you Dr. Katzen for your compassion and care. More

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Review from A.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

Thigh Lift - My decision to have a medial thigh lift was quite easy. After the sleeve I was left with much skin in between my legs. Dr. Katzen has always been my number one choice for plastic reconstructive surgery and I have no regrets. My thighs are amazing beyond belief. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

Great Scar Placement for Arm Lift - I have a few problem areas of excess skin but the one area that bugs me the most were my arms, I refer to them as bat wings. Dr. Katzen did a wonderful job with scar placement and made my arms look perfect. Unless I am raising my arms, you would never know I had anything done with them. More

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Review from K.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

Fantastic Body Lift Experience with Dr. Katzen - Let me start by sharing a little background about me. I had the gastric sleeve and lost 123 pounds. As with most weight loss surgery patients, I was left with a massive amount of hanging skin that does not go away with exercise. Dr. Katzen is known for his body lifts so I did not bother going anywhere else. Based on my research, he was well experienced and produced great results. I had my body lift 4 months ago and I am thrilled with how flat my abdomen is, my outer thighs are slimmer and smoother, my butt and hips looks so much better. My experience with Dr. Katzen has been nothing but fantastic. More

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Review from J.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

360 Body Lift After VSG - I met Dr. J. Timothy Katzen prior to my VSG surgery so I was prepared for the excess skin that followed my weight loss. It took me a year to lose 130 pounds and during that time, I followed Dr. Katzen’s social media pages and connected with a few of his patients, they’re amazing.After maintaining my weight loss for three months, I had my 360 circumferential body lift. I felt confident and prepared. My body turned out so much better than I ever wished for. Dr. Katzen is a true artist in transforming my body. His personality made the whole process very pleasant. He’s down to earth, friendly and very kind. More

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Review from P.C.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Oct 07, 2019

I love coming here. Everyone is always so nice and helpful. Dr. Vital is very attentive. She takes the time to sit and talk with you about your goals and the best way to achieve them. They also have several new treatments that are a great compliment to your regimen. Check them out. You won’t regret it. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: Google  |  Oct 03, 2019

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! More

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Review from R.B.  |  Source: Google  |  Oct 03, 2019

Wonderful Doctor & Staff! I had a very good experience with Dr.Katzen. I had my surgery (tummy tuck) 8 months ago & couldn’t be anymore happy. His bedside manner is so professional, I’ve never felt rushed at any of my appointments, he listens & cares! After having my procedure I feel so much younger & happier. Thank you Dr.Katzen for my new body, I’ve been given a second chance! More

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Review from T.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Oct 03, 2019

First of all I would like to say not only is Dr.Katzen an amazing Dr. with such great skills and an eye for what the outcome will be, his bedside manners are exceptional!! From the first time he walked into the room for my initial consult he has been nothing but honest, respectful and made me feel at ease and has been consistent from my first visit to my last. On my initial visit I expected him to tell me what I needed done but that didn’t happen, he asked me what I wanted and what I expected, boy was I surprised! Because I’m not a size 2, I’m a plus size woman, breast cancer survivor with some body issues I wanted taken care of. Not only did he explain everything to me he showed me what he was seeing and that was amazing to catch a glimpse of my dream! Not only is Dr. Katzen a phenomenal plastic surgeon, but his office staff is awesome! They are kind, professional and very personable. I had dealt with Belinda a lot and she knows her stuff and if she was tied up helping another client someone else stepped up and handled business and answered questions without skipping a beat. Everything I had needed such as work papers/unemployment forms completed and taken care of, they handled it within a day or two and then informed me that It was all taken care of, they new exactly what to do and did it right the first time. Words can’t tell you how great full I am for all that you have done for me Dr. Katzen and making my dream come true ~ Thank You! More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 02, 2019

Caring and Talented Doctor - I’ll start by saying I’m a nurse and can be picky with doctors. He is a great doctor. Super caring and communicative and great eye for aesthetics. I had tummy tuck and medial thigh lift. I had some complications with the medial thigh lift opening up a little but everything still healed up nicely. The scar is small and tidy even after opening and closing by secondary intention. I’m only 7 weeks post op so I still have a lot of work to do with my incision scars but he gave me a great shape. I’m happy. Updated on 10 Apr 2019: 7 weeks post op. Scar needs work work but the shape is great. The incision on my public area is from a tension suture but will fade. Im finally back st the gym. I will post pics of my thigh lift soon. These incisions took longer to heal so they are in a different stage of healing process. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 02, 2019

Scheduled for sept 6! - Dr Katzen will be doing my silicone removal tomorrow Friday September 6th! He made me feel super comfortable about the procedure answered all my questions. I knew after the consult he was the one that was going to help me with the dumbest mistake I made 10 years ago. I will post updates. Updated on 8 Sep 2019: Surgery went well I was in some pain after now I'm home I have a pain pump and my meds. Feeling good just don't like laying on my stomach Dr said I could lay on my back but that hurts so I'm stuck on my belly walking a little. Updated on 19 Nov 2019: For those who have sent me private messages sorry I don't know why I can't respond won't send. To answer your questions my butt feels fine and I am happy with the results a lot better then I thought it would turn out. Unfortunately my journey isn't over I have some silicon in my lower back and legs waiting for mri to be done then we'll go from there. Dr katzen really is a life saver! More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 02, 2019

Worth Every Penny and Sum - Please keep me in your prayers while I’m healing. I’ve spoke with several docs who are rude and won’t you to come to them for a quote I can’t just run to another state just for a quote. Dr Katzen had me send him my pics then we had a phone consultation. He sent me to get a MRI. He was very sweet and respectfull he isn’t in it for the money you can tell he’s passionate and so is his staff. Thank you Casey she was never bothered by my 100 calls. Thank you Belinda for being gental with me also and Erika she’s a special lady who made the process easy for me. I love you all.... Updated on 8 Aug 2019: I wore some jeans today y’all. I’m starting to feel more like myself still have lots of pain when not on meds pics look bigger than it really is. But it feels good for my legs to match my butt and not look like an ant Updated on 6 Oct 2019: 2 months later still healing inside but I feel better No complaints no more headaches or leg pain and I look well you see it. Dr Katzen is the truth he knows his stuff I’d choose him 1000 times. Very humble and he takes insurance Updated on 23 Apr 2020: I feel great I run, ride bike and I look great Thank you Dr katzen... My confidence level is so high. It’s like God gave me another chance. Money well spent... Tax Money Stimulus money Credit card get the money. It can save your life. I feel like a New prrson More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 02, 2019

Removal of silicone Microdroplet from face. - Excellent surgeon! I knew the moment walking into his office that Dr. Katzen was the right surgeon to perform removal of Silicone from my face. His knowledge of the removal of silicone reassured me that I was in good hands. He was successfully able to remove the silicone. Thank you so much Dr. Katzen. You have been such a great help. Would definitely recommend anyone dealing with lumps and bumps from Silicone within the face to book a consultation with him. Updated on 2 Mar 2019: Here is the photos of before and after As well as a photo of the silicone that was a silicone lump. He excises the area as if exising a mole. Leaves a line scar or a small divot. He also showed me the silicone that he was able to remove after the surgery. More

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Review from H.M.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Sep 27, 2019

These people are awesome. They have been helpful and encouraging and I’m seeing the results of the advice and plans they’ve made with me. I highly recommend Dr. Vital and her assistant, Star! 🌟 More

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Review from M.G.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Vital and her staff are amazing! Always feel as though I’m being treated with understanding and kindness! Thanks! More

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Review from D.J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 18, 2019

Gynecomastia surgery after 200 pound weight loss - Having large male breasts was embarrassing for me. I went from 400 lbs to losing 200 lbs. My breasts bothered me to no end. I underwent gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Katzen and had an instant confidence boost. It's one of the best things I've done for myself. More

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Review from D.J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 18, 2019

My Experience with Dr. Timothy Katzen Was Amazing. - My experience with Dr. Katzen has been nothing but amazing. From the first appointment to my last post op visit, he was tentative and caring. He's great at explaining the procedure and what to expect from surgery. He even provided me a list of things to buy to help make recovery better. I had everything I needed in arm's reach on my recliner chair. I had food prep in the freezer before surgery and protein to help me heal. I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon. More

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Review from E.W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 18, 2019

Awesome Thigh Lift - Thigh lift surgery is a pretty big surgery so I spent many months researching the right plastic surgeon who qualified to do this procedure on me. After consulting three of my top finds, Dr. Katzen was my top choice with the most experience and best results. I booked my thigh lift surgery and I am glad I did. My thighs have a gap and it's slim and smooth. I recommend Dr. Katzen if you are looking to get ypur thighs done. More

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Review from T.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 18, 2019

Traveled from NY to CA for my Medial Thigh Lift. - I underwent RNY gastric bypass in 2017. With the weight loss, came massive amounts of sagging skin. I live in New York but I chose to travel to Beverly Hills, CA for my medial thigh lift. I had several consultations with local doctors but did not feel comfortable with any of them. When I did a skype consultation with Dr. Katzen, it just felt right and easy. Plus, I loved that his website had many thighs that looked just like mine, he clearly has done many of them. I flew to California the day before my surgery and stayed for two weeks. The travel to California for my thigh lift was worth it, I wouldn't change a thing. More

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Review from R.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 18, 2019

Body Lift and Arm Lift with Dr. Katzen. He is Amazing. - After having the gastric sleeve and loosing over 150 lbs, I underwent a circumferential body lift with Dr. J. Timothy Katzen. I gave myself 3 months to recover before having my arm lift with him. Next, I plan to have a thight lift. He's such an amazing doctor. I wouldn't go anywhere else for my plastic surgeries. More

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Review from M.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 18, 2019

Refreshing to Meet a Surgeon That Has Experience and Nice. - My tummy tuck was done by 5 months ago and I am pleased to say everything went great. From the first moment I met Dr. Katzen, I remember how refreshing it was to meet a surgeon so experienced and NICE! He's a perfectionist and I appreciate that very much. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen's Work is Impeccable. - I learned about Dr. Timothy Katzen through an Obesity Help conference. He is well known and respected amongst the weight loss community for his work and his charitable contributions. I came to him for a complete body makeover, starting with a body lift, then thigh lift, arms and breasts. His work is impeccable and his bedside manner is beyond what you would ever expect from a surgeon.I can't wait to see him next month at the annual Obesity Help conference. More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen is Well Known for His Body Lifts. - When I researched body lift, there was no doubt Dr. Katzen is prominent and well known for it. I also knew a few people who had body lift procedures by him. I lost 119 pounds and needed skin tightening. I underwent a body lift with Dr. Katzen and what can I say....it turned out absolutely amazing as I expected it to. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 18, 2019

Scheduled for sept 6! - Dr Katzen will be doing my silicone removal tomorrow Friday September 6th! He made me feel super comfortable about the procedure answered all my questions. I knew after the consult he was the one that was going to help me with the dumbest mistake I made 10 years ago. I will post updates. More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 18, 2019

Tummy Tuck - My aunt had surgery with Dr. Katzen in March. One day she asked for a ride for her follow up visit so I took her. I got to meet Dr. Katzen and was intrigued. Long story short, I became a patient myself. I had a tummy tuck and my abdomen looks amazing. More

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Review from C.7.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 18, 2019

Mommy Makeover with the Amazing Dr. Katzen - Every time I tell myself it’s time to schedule a mommy makeover, I would put it on the back burner. I would book a vacation or upgrade our kitchen or something else. Well, I did it, I had my mommy makeover (tummy tuck and breast augmentation). I am so glad I did, my only regret is, I wish I would have done it sooner, the kitchen remodel could have waited. Dr. Katzen is the go to plastic surgeon. He is amazing with his surgical techniques and has an AMAZING personality to go with it. More

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Review from G.M.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Sep 16, 2019

Very grateful that your always attentive with me. You guys always take care of me. Your amazing! Thank you for my Free B-12 Shot! More

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Review from A.P.  |  Source: Google  |  Sep 12, 2019

Dr. Timothy Katzen is well known and prominent in the weight loss community. When I was looking to get my body lift done, he was always at the top of my searches with very positive comments from his patients and more importantly, he has thousands of before and after photos. I was amazed. My body lift was no different. It turned out wonderful!!!! So grateful for a talented and kind surgeon. Thank you Dr. Katzen for everything! More

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Review from M.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Aug 18, 2019

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! More

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Review from C.  |  Source: Google  |  Aug 18, 2019

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! More

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Review from C.F.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 18, 2019

Perkier and larger breasts after breast augmentation and breast lift - Having a silicone breast augmentation and breast lift was one of the most rewarding things I've done for myself. I always put everyone first but this year was my year, I turned 45 and it was time to treat myself. I am so very happy with my new perkier and larger breasts. Everyone compliments how great I look and I feel amazing. More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 18, 2019

VASER HI DEF LIPO OF ABDOMEN Helped Me Land More Acting Jobs. - Let's face it. We live in a society where people judge our looks. I happen to be an actor who is getting started in the industry. I needed to fit a certain mold to land the jobs. I have no shame going to Dr. Katzen to enhance my looks. Dr. Katzen did a VASER HI DEF liposuction on my abdomen and the results are unbelievable. He gave me the look of a six-pack abdomen. I feel more confident about myself and I don't think it's coincidence that I am landing more jobs. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 18, 2019

360 body lift by the best surgeon! - One of the very first surgery that changed my life was the gastric bypass. It helped me lose 146 pounds and became a healthier person. The second life changing surgery for me was the 360 body lift performed by Dr. Katzen. Dr. Katzen removed 15 pounds of extra skin and fat, mainly in my abdomen area. The body lift gave immediate results. My abdomen was flat, hips, butt and thighs all got smaller and smoother. I am so grateful for the wonderful care I received from Dr. Katzen. He's the best. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 18, 2019

Much Needed Mommy Makeover - I am a proud mama of 2 super adorable kids. My youngest is now 5 years old and I was ready for my mommy makeover surgery. I had a breast augmentation and lift along with a tummy tuck. Dr. Katzen restored my body to it's old glory. To be honest, it's better than it's ever been. More

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Review from V.A.  |  Source: Google  |  Jul 30, 2019

Dr Katzen is the most humble magnificent doctor I’ve ever met. My results were perfect and he’s also affordable. If you have him on your list of Plastic surgeons pick him you will not be disappointed. More

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Review from M.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Jul 19, 2019

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! More

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Review from J.B.  |  Source: Google  |  Jul 19, 2019

Could not be happier with the results and treatment I received by Dr. Katzen and his staff. I had a 360 Body Lift and Medial Thigh Lift. These are major surgeries, but Dr. Katzen was professional and eased any fears. He is at the top of his game and good bedside manor, which is tough to find. I love my new body and am truly thankful to Dr. Katzen and his staff for the way they have allowed me to enjoy this new body that I have dreamed of for so long. More

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Review from R.B.  |  Source: Google  |  Jul 18, 2019

Wonderful Doctor & Staff! I had a very good experience with Dr.Katzen. I had my surgery (tummy tuck) 8 months ago & couldn’t be anymore happy. His bedside manner is so professional, I’ve never felt rushed at any of my appointments, he listens & cares! After having my procedure I feel so much younger & happier. Thank you Dr.Katzen for my new body, I’ve been given a second chance! More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 18, 2019

Worth Every Penny and Sum - Please keep me in your prayers while I’m healing.I’ve spoke with several docs who are rude and won’t you to come to them for a quote I can’t just run to another state just for a quote. Dr Katzen had me send him my pics then we had a phone consultation. He sent me to get a MRI. He was very sweet and respectfull he isn’t in it for the money you can tell he’s passionate and so is his staff. Thank you Casey she was never bothered by my 100 calls. Thank you Belinda for being gental with me also and Erika she’s a special lady who made the process easy for me. I love you all.... More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 18, 2019

Amazing Surgeon! - I got two procedures done with Dr. Katzen! I got liposuction on my stomach and a Brachioplasty two months ago! I’m loving my results and I thank him for listening to me and being 100 percent honest with me all the way! He is very caring and patient, even though the waiting room might be full of people waiting to see him, he does takes his time to answer your questions / concerns! I live in Oakland, Ca and at first I was a little skeptical about doing such procedure due to distance but honestly it has been smooth! He responds so quickly via email or telephone NO MATTER what day it is! So if you are considering doing a procedure out of state, you are in good hands! His staff is so welcoming and very accommodating. More importantly for clients who are only fluent in Spanish and want to get this procedure, he has staff who are bilingual and the doctor will also try his best to speak it! Thank you Dr. Katzen, I appreciate you!!! More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 18, 2019

Extremely Grateful - To find a surgeon who is at the top of their game, but also a down to earth decent human being is a rarity. Dr. Katzen is such surgeon. I had a 360 body lift and medial thigh lift after massive weight loss. I truly felt he cared about me and was available for any questions or concerns I had. The work he does in the operating room is that of an artist. I truly believe he sculpted an amazing work out of a mess of clay. Healing takes time, but his encouragement and that of his staff is fantastic. I do plan on at least one more procedure and feel extremely blessed to have confidence in Dr. Katzen and his staff. More

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Review from C.A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 18, 2019

Traveled from Utah to Las Vegas to Have Tummy Tuck with Dr. Katzen - I live in Utah so when I found out Dr. Katzen had an office in Las Vegas, I was excited it was going to be a short drive to see him. I needed a tummy tuck and his tummy tuck work that I've seen online has been excellent. The day I met Dr. Katzen, I had zero doubt in my mind he was going to be my surgeon. Let me tell you, he gave me a flat, tight abdomen (you can bounce a coin off my tummy). The best part about Dr. Katzen is that he is humble, kind, and down to earth. More

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Review from G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 18, 2019

Silicone removed from buttocks - I had been suffering for 4 years with terrible body pains and feeling like I had a cloud over my head. A previous surgeon twice tried to remove the silicone from my buttocks that had been injected between 10-15yr ago using lipo. Dr Katzen solved my issue with a full removal of the silicone. It has now been 6 weeks since my surgery and I already feel much better than I have for the past 5 years. It was a very invasive surgery yet I am walking, running and lifting light weights only 6 weeks post surgery. Not only that, but the incision made was nice and clean and I am certain will end up looking great. I can't stress enough the need for people to understand how dangerous silicone injections are, and listen to Dr K. as to how to remove it from our bodies and get rid of the pain. I don’t believe anyone else in the country removes silicone the way he does. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 18, 2019

Highly Recommended! - I had a wonderful experience with Dr.Katzen! He took me in when nobody else would, I had gained so much weight and was so unhappy. Dr.Katzen made me feel so comfortable during my complimentary consultation, went step my step and addressed all my fears. I had my surgery last year and couldn’t be happier! I’ve lost over 50lbs and down 5 sizes! I am finally living my life! He’s an excellent doctor & I would highly recommend! More

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Review from J.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen Exceeded my Expectations. - Dr. Katzen over exceeded my expectations. I came to him for a body lift, he had his hands full. I did so much damage to my body, I did not think he can reconstruct it to look normal. He did my body lift so well, I have a body of a young 20 year old. More

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Review from R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen is a Top-notch Surgeon - Last year I went to a surgeon in Mexico to get my breasts done. My experience was less than desirable. I ended up with problems and was in need of a breast revision surgery. This time, I did not choose the cheapest doctor money could buy. I chose Dr. Katzen, a top-notch surgeon, who did a great job fixing my breasts and giving me my life back. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 18, 2019

Fan of Dr. Katzen and His Work. - Excellent results and service from Dr. Katzen and his entire team. They are truly caring and experienced. I followed Dr. Katzen on Instagram and I've been a fan of his since then. I underwent a tummy tuck and it's beautiful! More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 18, 2019

I Feel Good in my New Body. - Who doesn't want to look good? I am a proud owner of a newly built six-pack abdomen. Dr. Katzen did VASER hi-def liposuction of the abdomen on me and it looks so fabulous! I have no problem showing off his work at the beach and pool. I feel good in my new body! More

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Review from N.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 18, 2019

Silicone injections removed buttocks by best Doctor Katzen - I don’t know how to put into words how happy & blessed i am to have found Dr.Katzen for me he is the best Dr!the most humble,caring,experienced Dr,i was very depressed scared after going on 6 previous consultations with other Dr’s!nothing compared to him he took the time to explain in detailed my situation he assure me i was going to be fine he made me feel so calmed after meeting in person i traveled from texas,i don’t regret it for anyone in my same situation your best option in my experience would be Dr.Katzen he’s staff is wonderful as well Erica & Belinda are sweethearts... than u Dr. Katzen for caring for your paccients and being so humble & sweet & would recommend him 100% More

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Review from H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 18, 2019

Great Surgeon for Breast Reduction - If you are looking for a surgeon to do breast reduction surgery, look no more. Dr. Katzen did an excellent job with mine. He pays attention to details like scar placement and how he sutures. I am very happy with how mine turned out. More

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Review from R.B.  |  Source: Google  |  Jul 16, 2019

Wonderful Doctor & Staff! I had a very good experience with Dr.Katzen. I had my surgery (tummy tuck) 8 months ago & couldn’t be anymore happy. His bedside manner is so professional, I’ve never felt rushed at any of my appointments, he listens & cares! After having my procedure I feel so much younger & happier. Thank you Dr.Katzen for my new body, I’ve been given a second chance! More

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Review from J.7.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

I remember walking into Dr. Katzen's office feeling scared and nervous. I wanted to get more information about a thigh lift. Dr. Katzen and his office staff are amazing. They helped answer questions and showed me a ton of pictures of thigh lifts that Dr. Katzen has performed. I didn't leave the office without first securing my surgery date. I am so very pleased with how my thigh lift turned out. More

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Review from G.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

When I first considered weight loss surgery, I was required to attend a meeting where they talked about all aspects of surgery. One of the topics covered the flabby excess skin after weight loss. I was well prepared for it and dealt with great information. Dr. Katzen had done surgeries on quite a few ladies in my meeting. They all said beautiful things about him and they all looked great. I ended up needing a body lift and thigh lift. I chose Dr. Katzen for myself and I am really glad I did. He removed 17 pounds of fat and skin during surgery and tightened my abdomen and thighs really good. Dr. Katzen is a true expert with weight loss patients. It shows in his work. More

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Review from O.0.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

My flabby skin is forever gone, thanks to the fabulous Dr. Katzen. I had a circumferential body lift where the incision goes all the way around my waist and back (kinda like a belt). Dr. Katzen excised 19 pounds of flabby skin from me. For once in my adult life, I have a nice shape and I love it! More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

Breast augmentation had been on my mind for a while. I knew I would go to Dr. J. Timothy Katzen whenever I decided to get it done. He performed surgery on my aunt and I loved the way her breasts turned out. I went with a 450 cc silicone breast implant and it's nice on me. I'm so happy I finally got it done, just wish I would have gotten it much sooner. More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

After giving birth to 5 kids, my body changed drastically. Let's be real, I barely had enough time for myself (not complaining, just reality). I stopped working out and it showed. My self-esteem took a dip. Just because I am a mom, I didn't want to let myself go. I went to Dr. Katzen for a mommy makeover for a tighter abdomen and perkier breasts. Dr. Katzen helped restored my self-esteem. Dr. Katzen is the best surgeon I have ever encountered. He does great work and has the personality of an angel. He never makes me feel rushed and truly takes the time to address any questions or concerns that I had. Solid 5-STAR rating! More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

What I love the most about going to Dr. Katzen for surgery is the top notch care and attention that I got. He listens to what I want and recommends a great customized plan for my body. I had vaser hi def liposuction in my arms and abdomen. I got exactly what I wished for. Dr. Katzen has amazing eyes and hands to do what he does. More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

So many good changes for me the last two years. First off, I had the gastric sleeve and lost 133 lbs. I changed my lifestyle and made a life changing decision to eat healthier and move more. The next best thing that happened was a body lift and thigh lift. I went to no one else but Dr. Katzen. I have known about him for many years. He does spectacular work and has THE VERY BEST bedside manner. More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

I had unwanted fat in my upper arms that bothered me a lot. No matter how much I worked out, the excess and flabby skin did not go away. I underwent a brachioplasty with beautiful results. Dr. Katzen sculpted my arms and made them so skinny. It was a 3-hour outpatient procedure and I went home the same day. Dr. Katzen is lovely and his work is amazing beyond belief. More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Katzen for my breast augmentation and lift. I asked for his opinion on implant size that fits my body frame. He picked out two sizes and did a fitting with me in the office. I was pleased with the selection. The other request I had was natural looking breasts, I didn't want them to look fake. He gave me the most beautiful breasts ever. They look natural and the size is perfect for me. If you are looking for a good plastic surgeon, I recommend Dr. Timothy Katzen. Don't go with someone just because they are the cheapest or closest to your home. Go with the best. More

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Review from E.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

Here’s a little history about me. I’m 38 years old, was obese the last 10 years, until 2 years ago when my family did an intervention. I had the gastric sleeve and lost 215 lbs. I live in San Diego, California but drove over 2 hours to find the best plastic surgeon who is highly experienced with reconstructive surgery for weight loss patients. He has thousands of before and after pictures of his patients on his website and office. I found many patients who have lost a massive amount of weight like myself and saw how he shaped their new bodies. I wanted, no NEEDED that! I had a 360 circumferential body lift with Dr. Katzen and I’m a proud owner of a “Body By Katzen”. I’m so glad I didn’t settle for a local surgeon. Dr. Katzen is worth the drive. More

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Review from P.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

In November 2016, I started my weight loss journey. I lost 135 pounds. I found out about Dr. Katzen through my support group buddies. I scheduled two series of surgeries with him. The first one was done earlier this year, a body lift. I healed and recovered very nicely. I returned for my second round this summer, an arm lift. As expected, Dr. Katzen delivered beautiful work on my body. I cannot tell you enough how amazing Dr. Katzen is. I recommend Dr. Katzen whole heartedly if anyone is looking for a great surgeon. More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

Gastric bypass saved my life. My health was down spiraling three years ago, I had to do something to become healthier. It was a daily struggle. After a year and 2 months, I lost a total of 152 pounds and the healthiest I’ve been in ages. I expected some excess skin but my body was wrinkled worse than a 100-year old woman, much worse! I felt depressed knowing I went through life-changing surgery and still not happy with my life. I attended a weight loss surgery conference and met Dr. Katzen. I admired his before and after pictures and spoke with him and his patients quite extensively. Before leaving the conference, I told him I would be booking my 360 body lift surgery with him. Within three months of meeting him, I was on the OR table. He removed 24 pounds of excess skin and fat from the mid section. My stomach is flat and he created a beautiful hour glass figure I didn’t know I had. From the same incision, he pulled the skin of my outer thighs and tightened it, gave me a butt lift and mons lift. I am blown away with the results. I am in tears as I am typing this review, he has completely changed me as a person, both physically and mentally. Dr. Katzen is my hero! More

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Review from G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

My 20-year class reunion is coming up next year. I want to look my best and cannot wait to see what all my classmates are up to. After 3 kids, I needed a little help from Dr. Katzen to tighten my abdomen. Dr. Katzen performed a tummy tuck on me and it looks better than when I was in high school! More

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Review from G.T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

I was dealing with pain in my neck and shoulders from carrying around large breasts. All my bras had thick straps and they caused a groove in my shoulders. I couldn't live with the pain anymore, I underwent a breast reduction. My life has been immensely changed since. I feel lighter and my breasts are no longer in the way. More

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Review from C.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

My husband gave me some pretty good gifts since I’ve met him. He gave me the gift of marriage, children and so much more. The last gift I got was a mommy makeover, something I have been wanting so badly, so I can look good again for him and for myself. I decided to have surgery with Dr. Timothy Katzen in Beverly Hills, CA. The surgery was worth every penny. I feel so young and sexy again! More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

My review today is for my thigh lift procedure with Dr. Katzen, since it's the most recent surgery I had with him. Out of all the surgeries I had with Dr. Katzen, this one hurt the most. I will say, Dr. Katzen was understanding and managed my pain well. I am well healed and back to work. I picked up some new dresses and slim pants for my new wardrobe. I am definitely enjoying my new body. Thank you Dr. Katzen! More

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Review from E.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

All I can say is Dr. Katzen and his team rocks! They are very professional and friendly. I have called multiple times to ask questions, they don't make you feel like a bother, nor do they rush you. I've had multiple procedures with Dr. Katzen. I have no problem going back if I decide to have more. More

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Review from B.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

I was so excited and proud of myself that I can finally fit into size 7 jeans (baggy jeans) after losing 100 lbs. My daughter tells me I needed to stop wearing baggy jeans because I looked fat, I didn't know how to shop for my new body. I asked my daughter to go shopping with me and I was left in tears. I tried on some form fitted jeans and couldn't fit my thighs through the legs. I had a tummy tuck before, so the excessive skin on my abdomen were resolved. I normally wear maxi dresses so my thighs were always well hidden. No amount of exercise can rid my big thighs so I turned to surgery. I found this amazing surgeon in Beverly Hills and he did an excellent job with my medial thigh lift. More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

I had sagging skin in my mid section, thighs, breasts, and arms and mons area after losing 123 lbs. I saw Dr. Katzen on Instagram and loved his work and loved how his patients seem so happy. I went in for a consultation and loved how friendly Dr. Katzen and his staff are. They go above and beyond and made me feel at ease. My first surgery was the body lift and mons reduction. Once I completely heal, you'll see my pictures in his Instagram (I gladly gave him consent). More

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Review from S.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

As I age, my metabolism is not the same as it was. I have some fat deposits that needed to be gone forever. Dr. Katzen is my surgeon of choice. I’ve been to other plastic surgeons, and in my experience, he is the BEST! He speaks in terms you can understand and has amazing bedside manners. I’ve read many reviews about him and I can tell you it’s true. He’s very caring with his patients. His staff and OR crew all have wonderful things to say about him, which speaks volumes. I had liposuction of abdomen. I experienced swelling after surgery, which was normal. Now that I am fully recovered, I am filling my closet with new fun clothes. I am in love with my new body. Thank you Dr. Katzen from the bottom of my heart. More

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Review from H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

So many things to describe Dr. Katzen. He’s compassionate towards his patients, produces excellent results, great conversationist, and overall a great person. My first plastic surgery experience was exceptional. I had the VASER HI-DEF in my abdomen and let me tell you, it looks fantastic!!!! Guess who booked their VASER HI-DEF with Dr. Katzen in two months? My brother. More

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Review from A.T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

I am "normal size" based on my height and weight but my tummy area seemed disproportionate. It sticks out a bit more than I would like. I searched for a doctor close by to make things easier for me, I didn't want to inconvenience anyone to take care of me. Dr. Katzen came up on my search and I could not be happier that his patients love him and his results are great. I had liposuction in my abdomen and after the swelling went down, it looks so amazing. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a good plastic surgeon. More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

I had a breast reduction with Dr. Katzen in Beverly Hills. I was a bit reluctant to go to him at first because I thought his prices would be very high, considering where he is located. The price wasn’t bad at all. It was actually cheaper than another surgeon’s quote that I went to. Dr. Katzen is a master at his craft and he is the nicest person you’ll ever meet. I’m so glad I went with him. More

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Review from H.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 19, 2019

No surprise, I chose Dr. Katzen for my body lift surgery. He is extremely well known for performing reconstructive surgery for weight loss patients. I know a few of his patients through my bariatric support group. I can now happily say I’m one of his “Katzen patient” as well. During my body lift, Dr. Katzen removed 14 pounds of excess skin and fat from my abdomen area. I remember waking up from surgery and immediately noticed how flat and small my tummy was. For the new year, I would like to have my thighs and arms done. Not going to anyone else, but Dr. Katzen. More

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