9735 Wilshire Blvd Ste 407

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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Reviews for Our Beverly Hills, CA Office

OUR REVIEWS

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 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 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 J.A.  |  Source: Google  |  Jun 15, 2019

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 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 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 M.R.  |  Source: Best of the Web  |  Feb 04, 2019

They are the greatest doctor I have ever visited in my whole life, believe me. They were very kind and logical! More

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Review from S.K.  |  Source: Google  |  Jun 14, 2019

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 D.M.  |  Source: Google  |  May 23, 2019

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 V.S.  |  Source: Google  |  May 16, 2019

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.R.  |  Source: Google  |  May 09, 2019

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 D.J.  |  Source: Google  |  Apr 23, 2019

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 J.C.  |  Source: Google  |  Apr 23, 2019

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 D.W.  |  Source: Google  |  Apr 23, 2019

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 B.G.  |  Source: Google  |  Apr 23, 2019

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 K.J.  |  Source: Google  |  Apr 23, 2019

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 J.R.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Feb 19, 2019

Dr. Katzen and his staff are genuinely nice and care about the patient. Dr. Katzen explained very well of what he can help me with... I can’t wait to be able to go forth with my procedures. More

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Review from L.G.  |  Source: Google  |  Jan 23, 2019

I am someone who was in need of excess skin removal due to massive weight loss. I went from my highest weight of 385 to a low of 160. I took a very long time researching various practices so I could be sure to have the best surgeon for the job. Dr. Katzen specializes in this type of surgery, and after consulting with others who claimed to be the best, I found Dr. Katzen to be the absolute authority. He is a class act all the way! His skill and technique are clearly evident. Please visit his YouTube channel and you will see for yourself. He has several educational videos straight from the operating room. My experience with him from day one was exceptional. He listened to my concerns patiently in spite of a full waiting room. He is humble and soft spoken, and has true compassion for his patients.I had a full 360 body lift, with a medial thigh lift and liposuction a week ago, and this has been such a good experience. I would recommend him to anyone. This man deserves the highest of honors. More

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Review from T.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Nov 23, 2018

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 E.W.  |  Source: Google  |  Oct 23, 2018

After successful weight loss surgery and losing over 150 lbs., I consulted with several plastic surgeons about reconstruction surgery. I was humiliated by two highly regarded surgeons. Then I met, and consulted with Dr. Katzen. Not only is he patient caring, compassionate, and fully dedicated to his practice, but his skills are amazing. He is the sculptor of the human body using medical tools instead of clay ones! Dr. Katzen has preformed 4 surgeries on me and I could not be happier with the results. You won't regret a decision to meet and have Dr. Katzen take care of your plastic/reconstruction surgery needs! More

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Review from E.W.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 05, 2018

Dr. Katzen has performed several reconstructive surgeries for me following weight loss surgery.  I could not be happier with the results. Losing 150 lbs left me feeling even worse and looking like a ravaged body.  Dr. Katzen was able to see beyond the globs of skin and helped me to vision what I could be like when he was done with his skills.  I am forever grateful to Dr. Katzen for giving me the body I had long felt lived inside.  My self confidence and joy for living was restored after my surgeries with Dr. Katzen.  Consult with Dr. Katzen and you too can be transformed! More

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Review from K.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Sep 23, 2018

After having gastric bypass surgery and losing 220 pounds, I was left with a lot of excess skin. In October 2016, I had a consultation with Dr Katzen. I immediately knew he was the one. Dr Katzen is very professional, courteous and he listens. He clearly explained to me what he could do and what I could expect. So in January 2017, I had my 360 Body Lift procedure. When He removed the bandages about a week after the procedure, I almost cried. I looked down and all that hanging skin was gone. It wasn’t pain free but the pain was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. In May 2017. I had a male breast reduction and back procedure. I followed doctor’s ordered and my recovery went smoothly. I highly recommend Dr Katzen and his amazing team. More

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Review from K.S.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Aug 26, 2018

If you are considering any type of skin removal procedure after weight loss, I recommend Dr Katzen. He performed my 360 body lift in January 2017 then a male breast reduction in May 2017. Extremely professional and kind. Dr Katzen cares about his patients. His awesome staff is terrific as well. More

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Review from L.I.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 23, 2018

Dr.katzen was so profesional, and his employees as well really polite and on time appointments no waiting or anything like that thank you de Katzen for giving me my conference back More

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Review from K.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 22, 2018

In October 2016, after losing 220 pounds after weight loss surgery in 2011, I decided it was time to lose all of the excess skin that remained around my waist, chest and back. I met  Dr Katzen at an Obesity Help conference. I instantly knew he was the one. He was very attentive and understanding. I had a 360 body lift in January 2017 the I had my chest and back done in May 2017. I was amazed that the recovery wasn't difficult and I was blessed not to have had any complications.  I followed the doctor's orders and did well.  It was one of the best decisions I ever made.  I highly recommend Dr Katzen. He is amazing. More

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Review from M.A.  |  Source: Google  |  Jul 23, 2018

I am sharing My experience with Dr Katzen and staff. I researched online, and came across his website. I was quite interested. I consulted with another surgeon regarding my revision surgery, and he immediately started stacking his price. His receptionist was pressuring me to schedule. I thanked them and left. My initial visit to Dr Katzen was the total opposite, he is quie helpful and attentive to Your needs. We discussed my procedure. I had no doubt that he would be my surgeon. I am now 1 month post op and I couldn't be happier. I can truly say I did not have any pain, this was a very good surgery experience. Thank You Dr Katzen and staff for Your professionalism from start to finish. If I need a plastic surgeon in the future, definitely Dr Katzen. Lastly the pricing was quite reasonable (affordable). More

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Review from I.W.  |  Source: Google  |  Jun 23, 2018

As a physician, medical expertise is important. As a patient, bedside manner is equally important. I was as nervous as anyone else would be deciding to have cosmetic surgery, especially after going back and forth on my decision to actually have two procedures done at the same time for almost 10 years. Though the post-op process wasn’t always easy, especially for someone who isn’t used to sitting still, Dr. Katzen eased my concerns after each post-op appointment. Now that it’s almost three months later, I absolutely love the results of my breast augmentation and VASER liposuction. He gave me abs and I looooooove it! His staff were also top notch and very helpful through my entire journey. More

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Review from A.M.  |  Source: Google  |  Jun 23, 2018

He did an amazing job on my surgerys I had two with him and he had a very experienced and professional approach. 100 percent happy and he is just do very kind and Attentive. Also Carla and Belinda the office manager are very attentive, understanding, and top notch communication skills. I would not consider any other Doctor ever 🌸 More

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Review from M.B.  |  Source: Google  |  Jun 23, 2018

Having lost over 250 lbs, I was left with an excessive amount of loose skin that required a great deal of reconstructive surgery. After consulting with 6 different cosmetic surgeons, I chose Dr. Katzen to perform my circumferential body lift and medial thigh lift, and I'm beyond thrilled with the results! So thrilled, I've already scheduled my brachioplasty and breast lift with implants. Dr. Katzen is not only an amazing surgeon who genuinely cares about the well-being of his patients, he's a true artist, as reflected in the before and after pictures which show his outstanding work. The care and compassion exhibited by Dr. Katzen and his entire staff is second to none and I can't recommend them enough. More

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Review from A.Y.  |  Source: Google  |  May 23, 2018

Absolutely no questions about this office. They're an absolutely great staff and Dr. Katzen is the nicest most humble doctor out there. Their front desk lady Karla is always available to answer questions regarding any questions you have. The office manager Belinda is lovely and will extend her hand to help to any extent. Lastly, Dr. Katzen who plays the major role is one of the best plastic surgeons out there. He is with you every step of the way. The most important part of all the results were great. I recommend this doctors office to everyone out there. Not only did I improve the quality of my life but made a few friends along the way! More

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Review from P.R.  |  Source: Google  |  May 23, 2018

Great doctor! great consultation! He listened to MY concerns about what i wanted liposuction out of. Each step was given to me and everything went smoothly. Thanks DR KATZEN!-petey More

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Review from M.C.  |  Source: Google  |  May 23, 2018

The best surgeon ever !!!! He made me feel so comfortable when he took off my mole . The procedure was super fast and I did not feel anything! Everything was nice & clean. More

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Review from K.N.  |  Source: Google  |  May 23, 2018

I knew going into my procedure (a 360 body lift, medial thigh lift) that I wanted someone who was board certified, competent, and had a great track record with pictures showcasing their results. But I also knew I wanted a good person who would care about me as an individual: my story, my goals, and not treat me as just another procedure. Working in healthcare myself, I know how some surgeons depersonalize their patients, and I didn't want that. There are many great surgeons out there - but I wanted someone who was also great person. Going with Dr. Katzen was the best choice I could have made because he's the best of both! From our first Skype call - he asked me about my history, how I had lost nearly 200 lbs with diet and exercise, how I had kept it off, what areas of my body were the most important to me, and made me feel at ease with what was possible.Meeting him in person only reaffirmed my feelings - he put both me and my girlfriend at ease before the surgery, and really showed me what was possible, making sure my expectations were realistic. This was going to be a life-changing surgery, the culmination of years of hard work, and I felt completely comfortable placing the outcome in Dr. Katzen's hands. I definitely haven't been disappointed in the results. Dr. Katzen removed 25 lbs of fat and skin from me during my procedure, completely changing the way my body looks and is shaped. I finally feel like I look like the person I'm meant to be!The aftercare was amazing, he was completely accessible whenever I needed him after my discharge, and due to an issue with the place we stayed not being wheelchair accessible, he even made house calls to ensure continuity of care. If you're worried about anything, Dr. Katzen will be there to answer your questions and reassure you. In addition, his whole office team was incredible - friendly and understanding, helpful with arranging anything we needed, and quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had both while we were in California, and after we returned home.I'm planning to have one more surgery to fix skin issues on the top half of my body, and there's no other person I'd want helping me achieve my goals than Dr. Katzen and his excellent team! More

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Review from L.C.  |  Source: Google  |  May 23, 2018

Dr. Katzen was the most caring person and helped me throughout my procedure, amazing results and treatment ! More

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Review from B.R.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Apr 18, 2018

Was terrified. He’s the best in the US! Massive tummy tuck is life changing. More

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Review from A.Y.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Dec 08, 2017

Best plastic surgery office out there filled with a great staff! Their front desk lady Karla is always available to answer questions regarding any concerns you may have. The office manager Belinda is lovely and will look to help you out to any extent. Lastly, Dr. Katzen who plays the major role is a nice, modest, and humble doctor which stands by you every step of the way. The most important part of all the results were great. I highly recommend Dr. Katzen's office for any future procedures you may have. Not only did I improve the quality of my life but made a few friends along the way! More

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Review from R.R.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Nov 04, 2017

I used Dr Katzen in December 2016 for total reconstruction surgery after major weight loss. He has done an amazing job on my body. I will continue to use his services until i complete my transformation. I've interviewed many surgons across the country and not only is his pricing extremely affordable, I trust him with my life!! Extremely compassionate Doctor!! More

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Review from D.W.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 24, 2017

Unfortunately, the plantar's wart was incredibly persistent.  As I'd signed up for surgery with Dr. Katzen that required I undergo general anesthesia, he removed the plantar's wart surgically.  It is now completely gone.  Yay!  I also had liposuction performed by Dr. Katzen.  So far, so good.  My clothes fit so much better and I can wear a bikini again. More

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Review from K.A.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Sep 23, 2017

LOVE LOVE LOVE MY RESULTS!! I had the 360 body lift with lipo of the inner thigh and could not be more pleased. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jun 23, 2017

Dr katzen COMPLETELY transformed my arms and back!!! I did not know i could look this way!! He gave me shape & everything came out perfect!!! Im very grateful thank you sooo very much dr. Katzen!!!! More

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Review from J.W.  |  Source: Facebook  |  May 31, 2017

I couldn't be happier than I am with the outcome of my surgery seven days ago. Dr. Katzen is one of a kind and can give you what you ask for for sure. If I have more surgery it will be with him and no one else. He has my total trust as an extremely skilled surgeon and a very kind caring man. I definitely can't wait to show off when I am healed what I feel is a true miracle. More

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Review from F.E.  |  Source: Google  |  May 23, 2017

I had plastic surgery by other surgeons, leaving me with less than satisfactory results. I needed to find a surgeon to fix my body. I spent many hours researching a qualified surgeon and found Dr. Katzen. He was exactly who I needed. He understood what I envisioned for my body and the results are better than what I imagined. So grateful that I took the time and found the perfect surgeon. Thank you Dr. Katzen! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Dec 31, 2016

He's amazing.Last time i went to school my schoolmates made fun of my huge nose and dr. Timothy helped me to get confident.He talked me and told about the surgery.Then, i decided to get a better look and it happened! He made me so beautiful like i always wanted to be..Thanks doctor!♡♥♡ More

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Review from J.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 05, 2016

Dr Katzen has great bedside manner along with excellent cosmetic surgery skills. I had CO2 laser treatment for some scars and the process was explained thoroughly and I couldn't be happier with the results. I highly recommend this office for any cosmetic needs. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Sep 24, 2016

Dr. Katzen is an amazing surgeon as well as passionate. He takes time to answer questions and helps a patient make informed decisions regarding their surgery. More

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Review from D.  |  Source: Healthgrades  |  Jul 09, 2016

I had a tummy tuck with Dr. Katzen and couldn?t be happier with my results. He also has great bedside manner which is something I value. More

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Review from J.C.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 05, 2016

I love my new body! I came to Dr Katzen in January for a mommy makeover consult. He was so beyond nice and knowledgeable. He explained everything to me in a way that anyone without a medical license would understand! I had a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck,  after 2 kids he explained that I would need a breast lift as well, no surprise! I went in knowing what to expect after surgery so there were not many surprises. His staff is so caring and knowledgeable they were available to me throughout this process to answer all my questions. I did go to other surgeons but I am so glad I chose the right one! More

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Review from C.  |  Source: Healthgrades  |  Jun 20, 2016

My aunt referred me to Dr. Katzen. He did breast augmentation on my uneven breasts. They look amazing now. Thank you Dr. Katzen! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jun 10, 2016

My husband met me before weight loss surgery and has been supportive regardless of my weight. I had weight loss surgery and ended up with sagging skin all over. I ended up having a tummy tuck, breast lift and breast augmentation. Now, my husband can't stop giving my compliments on how great I look. He's a big fan of Dr. Katzen as well as I am. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jun 07, 2016

Dr. Katzen is an artist and skilled surgeon. He and his office staff are always very courteous and helpful. I am very happy with my results. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jun 03, 2016

After losing over 100 pounds, I worked out to try and tone my body but it didn't quite work out as I hoped for it to be. I went to Dr. Katzen for a butt and thigh lift. He's a skilled surgeon and is so very kind. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: Healthgrades  |  May 19, 2016

I had gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Katzen after losing over 100 pounds. I was always self conscience about my skin and fat in my breasts. I was never able to go swimming without taking my shirt off. I am happy I found Dr. Katzen. He's an amazing and skilled surgeon! More

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Review from L.  |  Source: Healthgrades  |  May 14, 2016

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Timothy Katzen about a year ago when my daughter had surgery with him. I was very impressed with him and his practice. I ended up having an abdominoplasty and breast lift and augmentation with him as well. Best decision I ever made. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: Healthgrades  |  Apr 07, 2016

Dr. Katzen is world class. I really admire how he treats his patients. I am very happy with my surgery with him. More

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Review from E.  |  Source: Healthgrades  |  Apr 01, 2016

I had an A plus experience with Dr. Katzen. I was very nervous going into surgery but he made the entire process very comfortable for me. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Apr 01, 2016

I am very please with my plastic surgery results. Dr. Katzen is so amazing. He has a great bedside manner and really truly cares for his patients. More

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Review from F.  |  Source: Healthgrades  |  Jan 27, 2016

I had a posterior body lift with Dr. Katzen after researching so many surgeons. I am so glad I found him. My results far exceeded what I expected. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jul 29, 2015

Before weight loss, I wore a 4X top and 34 bottoms. After losing weight and having plastic reconstructive surgery, I am now in a size 1 or 3 from the juniors department and size small top. For the first time in 30 years, I am in a bikini and I feel great in it. Dr. Katzen is the best doctor I could ask for! He is caring and never treats any of his patients like just another paycheck as some doctors do. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jul 13, 2015

Dr. Katzen is an amazing, talented, experienced and compassionate surgeon; I trust him implicitly and would highly recommend him to friends and/or family.  :-)
 
He truly has it all: He's incredibly kind, patient and compassionate, and he has a LOT of experience in this specific field; he's an expert at what he does.  He's meticulous about his surgeries; he pays attention to detail and it makes all the difference in the world.  More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jul 09, 2015

Dr. Katzen is fabulous! He did such a great job on my abdominoplasty, my tummy is tight! He has such a great bedside manner and was always there for me. I have recommended many people to Dr. Katzen and will continue to do so!! Someday I hope to go back to him and have other procedures done too!Thanks so much for EVERYTHING! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jul 02, 2015

The excess skin that I was left with after losing over 100 pounds was a problem for me.  I researched many doctors and even went to a consultation with another highly recommended surgeon before selecting Dr. Katzen to complete my body transformation.  From the very first visit, he put me at ease.  He explained his approach to removing skin and contouring my body areas in clear understandable terms.  Every question I had was taken seriously and answered to my satisfaction.  He planned to do in 3 surgeries what the other surgeon told me would take 5 and provided me with realistic expectations about each of the procedures.  His caring, professional demeanor erased the nervousness that I had and his surgical skill has delivered more than I ever hoped for.  His safe and healthy approach to planning and executing my reconstructive surgeries have made this a successful experience for me.  I have recovered and healed well after each of my surgeries and am beyond happy with my results.    Dr. Katzen has many patients and the special ability to make you feel like you are his top priority.  He is available, attentive, capable and caring. Dr. Katzen and his warm and caring staff have taken excellent care of me throughout this process and I love them all.  Thank you Dr. Katzen! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jun 30, 2015

I first met Dr. Katzen about three years ago while working at a hospital. I have always been a very modest person and was very nervous about my appointment. I was amazed at how Dr. Katzen made me feel so comfortable. I truly never expected to be treated as well as he treated me, as he does all his patients. He does not make you feel rushed or hurried as some Dr.’s do. He listens and takes everything you have to say under great consideration. He listens to your fears and addresses them. Not to mention he has the best bedside manner and never makes you feel abnormal.Dr. Katzen has performed several procedures on me; Breast lift with augmentation and implants, Brachioplasty (upper arm lift), medial thigh lift, removal of Spider veins, and removal of a cyst (neuroma) on my left wrist. These procedures were done during two separate surgeries. Dr. Katzen would not risk doing all procedures at one time. His first and main concern is safety for his patients and sticks by that. Before going under anesthesia, my request to Dr. Katzen was to make my thighs extremely tight.  Be careful what you wish for, I have now been known to have the tightest thighs in Southern California!His aftercare was amazing. He is there for you all the time. You can call him directly with questions and he will see you if needed whenever possible. His staff was always there for me too. His expertise in pain management also helped in my recovery. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jun 25, 2015

I was first introduced to Dr. Timothy Katzen at a support group meeting. He spoke about the possible need or desire for plastic surgery after weight loss. At that time, I was just beginning my journey, but after a loss of 100 pounds, I felt like it was necessary for me to go forward and have excess skin removed.From the first consultation meeting at Dr. Katzen’s office, I was very at ease and Dr. Katzen explained and answered all my questions. He made me feel very comfortable in such an awkward (to me anyways) situation. I proceeded with three surgeries. I had a neck lift, tummy tuck, torso and an arm lift. It was a journey, with all 3 surgeries, but a road well taken.Without the encouragement of Dr. Katzen and his great personality, and his office staff, I could not have done this. Also without my family and friends support, it would not have been possible. I am so thankful and blessed to have been able to be taken care of by such a great doctor and staff.Thank you so much for your care and concerns, and making me feel great about myself. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jun 23, 2015

When I first met Dr. Katzen I immediately liked him and knew that he was a person whom I could trust to take me through the delicate process of plastic and post weight-loss reconstruction. I knew him to be a cordial and gentle person with a great sense of humor.So, when I began my plastic journey I chose Dr. Katzen. He was honest and up front with me about the whole process. He told me what to expect and he made me feel safe always. Even when I had minor complications that couldn't be avoided he was there the whole time. He held my hand while I cried like a baby telling him that I wanted to get better soon! He just smiled and told me "This is going to get better it just seems like it is bad. Each day you are getting better and better" I remember that moment very well because I needed it so badly. He has taken my calls whenever I needed him.I know that I chose Dr. Katzen because I trusted his work as a surgeon but, I recommend him because I trust him as a friend. He is no longer a Dr. to me I consider him a friend of the family and I would put my life in his hands any day. Based on what I have seen from Dr. Katzen I wouldn't allow any other surgeon to do my plastics but, him. In short, I love you Dr. K. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jun 22, 2015

After losing 100 pounds because of radiation of my neck and not being able to eat, I was left with lots of excess abdominal skin and fat. I was 60 years old and was more then 150 pounds overweight for most of my life.I called a general surgeon who had done surgery for me to get a plastic surgeon recommendation. I went to see him and was disappointed. A few weeks later I saw a medical T.V. show about a woman who lost 400 pounds that’s how I found out about Dr. Katzen and that he was nearby! I looked up his website and went to an informative meeting; I made an appointment and went to see him.What a difference from the other guy!!! He was caring and so confident and methodical; I could tell he really knew what he was doing.Dr. Katzen’s staff is very friendly and caring and did an excellent job on obtaining insurance coverage and scheduling the procedures.The past year has been like a rebirth for me, including many first: Wearing belts, tucking in my shirts, having space between my stomach and the steering wheel (12inches). If you have any doubts, I say “GO FOR IT!!” Dr. Katzen and his awesome staff will be with you all the way. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jun 19, 2015

When I look for a medical professional, I look for one who has 1) knowledge about his or her area of expertise, 2) has most excellent patient - doctor communication skills (this also includes listening to the patient), and 3) honesty of his or her limitations as well as "what he/she can do for me".   Dr. Katzen possesses all of this and more -- he especially has patience with his patients.  Dr. Katzen, with his experience and patients' feedback, is giving me hope and a passion to obtain an almost "normal-sized" body from an extremely short, Christmas tree shaped one.  Goodbye 3X pants and bottoms while wearing a size 12 top. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jun 18, 2015

As an RN, I work with surgeons everyday and see how they care for their patients. Most are too busy to be caring. Some are downright RUDE and COLD. Not Dr. “K.” He makes you feel special, never rushed. He has all the time you need, answers every question honestly. And safety is his bottom line. Patient safety.”This is the story I call “The Velvet Dress.”“TWENTY years ago I weighed 198 lbs, the smallest I ever had been as an adult. I bought a green velvet dress that didn’t quite fit. It was tight, but I figured 10 more pounds and it would be perfect. Well….those 10 pounds didn’t leave, they gained and gained and gained. Over the years I went up to 355. The dress hung in the spare closet. I couldn’t bear to get rid of it. Then WLS took 175 pounds off – I was 185! The dress should fit! It didn’t. My shape had changed. Despite being 185 lbs, it didn’t fit. My hips and thighs were shaped wrong. ARRRG!!Enter Doctor Katzen. He reshaped my body. This last Christmas, I FINALLY wore my Green Velvet Dress. It fit beautifully. I felt like a million bucks. Losing the weight wasn’t enough. I had to change my shape. My skin that covered my 355 lb body hadn’t left. I lost 175lbs under that skin, but the outside just hung over the new me. Dr. Katzen uncovered that new me. I am now a different person – the person I sought to be. THANK YOU DOCTOR KATZEN ! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jun 17, 2015

Wow, what a great experience! My choice in choosing Dr Katzen was a wonderful one! In one word "Trust"! For in trusting myself to make the life changing choice to do my surgery, it gave me the courage to trust in the best surgeon I have ever had. Dr. Katzen and team has physically transformed my body into the woman I have always wanted to be! Taking this step in my life has further encouraged me to be the best I have ever been! Thank You Dr. Katzen and team you have helped me rock my world into the greatest me I have ever been!!!
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jun 12, 2015

Gastric bypass surgery has changed my life in many ways, but most importantly for me has been the increase in energy and the freedom to participate in any activities that I want.Plastic surgery has helped me immensely with my self esteem and has given me the closure I needed of being ashamed and embarrassed with myself. Even after weight lost, I still had unsightly sagging skin and painful skin rashes that affected me in being able to completely be satisfied with myself.The best part of being a post op is being able to share my experience with others and hopefully give them the motivation and lessen the fear they might have in going through what I did. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jun 10, 2015

I met Dr. Katzen at a seminar. I was only going to have my arms repaired because they upset me the most even though I had more than that which needed to be reconstructed.Well, I have to say what made me switch doctors in midstream and cancel the scheduled surgery with the other doctor was Dr. Katzen himself. He had a very put together presentation that was informative and more so, he was not trying to sell himself in the sense you feel from other doctors. He was offering a service to people who had suffered the ravages of obesity and telling us -look this is what I can do for you. I am not a miracle worker nor am I a "god,"...I am a person who can make you feel good about yourself again or maybe for the first time in your life. He never promised that you would look like a super model. In fact, Dr. Katzen had slides of people who had also been obese in different degrees and ages and showed what the results were. It was dramatic and especially in the sense that they gave realistic expectations.After his presentation, I spoke with him on the floor of the conference room. Dr. Katzen was personable, knowledgeable and a very kind person.When I had my initial consultation, I thought I was going to die a million deaths having to take my clothes off, but that was not the case with him. I was not uncomfortable and there was no distain on his face like I had already experienced by other doctors. He explained to me what he could do for me, and I just went for it.I am here to say that Dr. Katzen is an amazing person and surgeon. His skills as a surgeon have by far surpassed my expectations. He is an artist using the human body as the canvas. Another thing about him that has never changed is his demeanor. He cares beyond belief which is not put on nor phony. He makes you feel like you are the one and only.However beyond that and I must really stress this - Dr. Katzen is one of the most ethical people I have ever met and the integrity he possesses most people cannot hold a candle next to him. Dr. Katzen is a super star in my eyes and I will always be extraordinarily grateful to the man who gave me a gift that I could never put a price tag on. I able to hold my head up high and know how I feel about myself is all because of this gifted man. I have a body by katzen! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jun 08, 2015

I used to weigh 637 pounds and had a duodenal switch by Dr. Elariny.  I lost over 400 pounds.  I decided to travel from Tennessee to California to have my bodylift.  Dr. Katzen is well known for his success with the bodylift procedure following bariatric surgeries and other extreme weight-loss experiences.  I met Dr. Katzen in LA.  Talk about precious!  This man has a bedside manner that is nothing less than remarkable.  He immediately put my mind at ease and explained the procedures thoroughly, all the while smiling and asking if I had any concerns or questions.  He took time with me, and i felt as if my well being had became very important to him.  God has sent yet another angel to use his skilled hands to repair my body after years of abuse and indulgence. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jun 04, 2015

My healthy life began when I had my gastric bypass surgery. Prior to the surgery I was on 11 different medications to control my diabetes and elevated blood pressure. I lost 130 lbs and was taken off all my medications. I started exercising a couple of months after the surgery to try to keep the skin from sagging, but it did not work. I then decided to have plastic surgery, a tummy tuck and breast reduction and breast lift.The gastric bypass surgery gave me a chance to live a healthier and longer life, which was the main reason for the surgery. I loved the change to my body and the fact that I could shop in the normal size clothes department. People no longer looked at me as a fat person but a normal person. I travel a lot with work and now I no longer needed the seat beat extension, that in itself was a great day. Even though I looked better in clothes I still saw the problem with the sagging skin.At this point I decided to start checking into plastic surgery. I went to 5 or 6 different doctors and finally decided to choose Dr. Timothy Katzen. Dr. Katzen specialized in weight loss patients and was familiar with the issues that surround us. I felt that he cared about his patients and listened to what I had to say.  I also, felt he had a supportive staff and that was important to me.  I had my tummy tuck and breast reduction and lift.At the recovery center I saw my new body for the first time and cried. I have never had a flat stomach and “perky” breasts. My life has only gotten better since the plastic surgery, I am now proud of my body, I may not be the smallest in the room but I feel like I am. Three months following the surgery I went on a 12 day cruise and Dr. Katzen encouraged me to get a bikini, which I did. It was so much fun looking at swimsuits that I would never had worn before. I wore it and did not feel I had to cover up my body and hide. I did wear my sunscreen to the parts of my body that never saw the sun.I am so thankful for the confidence that I have now as a result of the weight loss and the new body Dr. Katzen has given me.I can never thank him and his staff for the change in my life and the continued support. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jun 02, 2015

All my life, I was morbidly obese and had literally tried everything to lose weight but was never successful long term. Finally, I was looking at being wheel chair bound because my feet could no longer hold my weight.  In desperation, at the weight of 334 lbs, I had stomach stapling and thus my whole life changed.I lost 110 lbs and was indeed smaller but left with an enormous sagging apron of fat around my waist, severe stretch marks on my abdomen and multiple unsightly, old, and long, well healed surgical scars. My thighs remained large, flabby and out of proportion to my lower legs. I had lost weight, was remarkably healthier but looked even worse than before.I then met Dr. Katzen and had the lower body lift and liposuction. Twenty seven pounds of skin and fat were removed, along with my old scars. I had a new body.  I had never imagined that kind of "instant" weight loss and as thrilled as I was, it was also disturbing to my body image. All of a sudden, I had no huge stomach, my clothes hung well and no longer did I have to wear shirts on the outside to hide my belly. It took a while to absorb the change.Dr. Katzen and his entire office staff were supportive, up beat, ALWAYS professional and caring. I was never made to wait or feel rushed.I am very please with my results. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jun 01, 2015

So, how do you get to be 393 lbs and not play professional football? I also forgot to say that I was a 22 year old woman. I made the decision to have gastric bypass surgery and have not been the same person ever since. After losing 248lbs in a short period of time I found myself with a BIG problem, way too much skin.”I was referred to this doctor that turned out to be a saint, his name is Dr. Katzen. I have had a number of surgeries and lost over 18 – 20 pounds of skin. You know about 80 quarter pounders. The procedures include; Breast lift with augmentation and implants, Brachioplasty (upper arm lift) and a Circumferential Body Lift. I still have one more procedure left, a Thigh Lift. I would not think of going any where else but to Dr. Katzen.Why Dr. Katzen? He is an intelligent, patient and caring doctor that makes you feel like you are his only patient in life. He is a tireless professional that you can call in the middle of the night when you are in pain. He never has a bad day when it comes to dealing with patients. He said he would make me a new person and he did. It is nice to turn heads.Since going though all of this I have made the second most important decision of my life. I got married to the man of my dreams. I told Dr. Katzen that without what he has done for me that I would not have had the confidence to fall in love and open myself up. He gave me that confidence.I said earlier that I see Dr. Katzen as a saint and you will too after spending time with him. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  May 28, 2015

I had Gastric Bypass surgery and I have lost 172 lbs. I first heard about Dr. Katzen at a support group meeting. A few of the women there had been patients of his. They said such great things about him, and then he came and gave us a presentation about what he could do. He had such a caring manner that I knew I would want to have him help me when the time came.Well it came and we met for him to do my first surgery a Bilateral Inverted T Abdominoplasty (cut from between breasts to pubes and from hip to hip). I was afraid of surgery, afraid of the pain, just plain afraid. Dr Katzen and his wonderful office staff were with me every step of the way. They made me feel comfortable and secure that all would be well. It was! The surgery was a breeze I had very little pain. I was a bit uncomfortable but able to deal with it no problem. The communication with the Dr. and his staff was great. I never had to explain who I was or what I had done they knew me and my issues and helped with everything.Before I had my surgery I met with a family friend who is a Plastic surgeon. I thought he was closer to my home and with being a friend it would cost less. Well after the meeting I decided that his charges were about the same and he didn’t have nearly as much experience with excessive skin. As you know I went with Dr Katzen and I am so happy. I LOVE MY NEW TUMMY!!!!!!!!! It looks wonderful, my girlfriend said I look like a teenager and my husband said it’s like having a Porsche. I would recommend Dr Katzen for his great skill and wonderful manner, but also for his support staff, they treat me so well. I am just getting ready to go in for my next surgery (arms and breasts) I can’t wait!!!!! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  May 27, 2015

I had bariatric surgery and lost 125 lbs. I was so excited to have lost this much weight but so disappointed that my weight loss had a great deal of residual hanging skin. I had to wear loose blouses and pants to hide all the skin that was left over from losing weight so quickly. I attended a seminar and had a consultation with Dr. Katzen the same day.I had my first surgery exactly one year after my gastric bypass. I had a circumferential body lift and a medial thigh lift. My second surgery was a breast lift, and quite a bit of liposuction. Three weeks ago I had a TCA peel on my face and I am hoping to have another peel or some laser treatment.My experience with Dr. Katzen has always been very positive. I knew when I first consulted with him that I had met the surgeon I had been looking for. First of all, he has the proper credentials I was looking for.Dr. Katzen specializes in post op bariatric surgery patients and sculpturing the patient’s body while removing all the hanging skin. My only concern was my age since I am almost 64 but he said no problem as long as I was healthy. I asked if I was his oldest patient and he quickly replied no, his oldest patient was in his 70’s!I think you gain a lot of confidence just by going into his exam rooms. Each room is filled with diplomas and certificates on all the walls. Aside from all this, Dr. Katzen has a very gentle spirit and is a good listener. Do not be timid in asking him anything that may be bothering you because he always has the right answer. He genuinely cares about each patient and he makes you feel like you are the only one he has but then we all know how busy he is. He is always available to his patients. His staff is very competent and professional. They will get you the answer you need very quickly. I now can ride my bike for 6-7 miles and not even feel tired. I swim daily, I lift my grandchildren up in my arms. My husband and I have always wanted to take scuba diving lessons but I refused to get into a wet suit. Now I have nothing to hold me back. I believe that God has blessed Dr. Katzen with amazing talent and I am so very thankful that I was lead to find him.So I say to him again, muchas gracias Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  May 22, 2015

I had gastric bypass surgery when I was at a weight of 375 pounds. I functioned daily at my job of more than 20 years always standing and never stationary. Because of health problems I sought out help for my weight. I wanted to live….and live a better quality of life. After having gastric bypass surgery I started losing weight rapidly. In six months I lost 120 pounds. In two years I lost a total of 210 pounds (I shrunk).Dr. Katzen and I met and at that time we started planning my reconstructive surgery. I had my tummy tuck with him shortly after. I now look and feel tight. Dr. Katzen did a great job making me flat and tight. I could not be happier with my results!!! Thanks Doc!!!! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  May 21, 2015

My experience dealing with Dr. Katzen has been phenomenal. He is experienced, courteous and completely professional. He always gives each patient all the time that they need to assure that they are comfortable with the planned procedures or ongoing care plan. Dr. Katzen goes above and beyond when it comes to care and he has the best bedside manner of any doctor I have ever dealt with. I have now had three major surgeries with Dr. Katzen within 7 months and no complaint whatsoever about the experience. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  May 15, 2015

Dr. Katzen is an unreal, compassionate plastic surgeon. His work is perfection. You can definitely be completely satisfied with him and his talents. What a plus for the medical field. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  May 14, 2015

Like many of Dr. Katzen's patients, I had been overweight my entire life. My Gastric Bypass surgery was a life saver for me. I am in wonderful health after losing 170 pounds but I was still embarrassed about how I looked with the excess skin. In considering the choice of a Plastic Surgeon, I was very impressed with Dr. Katzen's expertise. I wanted a surgeon who works with people like me, not someone who is making movie stars! Dr. Katzen and his staff are the best. While my journey is not yet complete, I'm happy with the results of my first surgery. I had a circunferential body lift and liposuction on my thighs. I have a flat stomach for the first time in my life. I am so grateful for Dr. Katzen and his staff. Everyone has been wonderfully caring, compassionate, responsive and helpful. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  May 12, 2015

I had weight loss surgery at Cedar's Sinai Hospital. My highest weight was 315 pounds. I had several complications due to the excess weight includes, high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, infertility, and depression. Since my weight loss surgery, I have lost a total of 180 pounds. 140 pounds was in the first 18 months after surgery and I was left with unsightly and uncomfortable hanging skin. That's when I decided to see Dr. Katzen. As with weight loss surgery, I did my research. I consulted with 3 other surgeons prior to doctor Katzen and visited various websites in search of the right surgeon to meet my needs. Some told me that I was far beyond what plastic surgery could fix. And other's told me that they could help me with the loose skin, but they didn't have experience with WLS patients. When I saw Dr. Katzen, he was like a breath of fresh air. I was already discouraged about having surgery done, so I was so happy and excited to hear how familiar and experienced Dr. Katzen is with WLS patients. He talked with me, not at me, and made me feel at ease. He understood my concerns and truly listened to me with concern. I felt like I was with a long family friend, and I trusted him with my life. I had a circumferential body lift. Dr. Katzen removed approximately 20 pounds of excess skin and fat around my body and thighs and continued to loose another 10 pounds on my own. This makes my total weight loss of 180 pounds -- GONE FOREVER!! I went from originally wearing a plus size 30/32 to now wearing a petite size 2.I am a new woman now. I have self confidence that I never knew was in me. I feel great, I like looking in mirrors now, and shopping for clothes is the funnest thing I love to do! I am so grateful and completely happy with how Dr. Katzen has taken care of me. He truly understood my needs, and gave me the results that I always believed could never happen. Thank you Dr. Katzen!! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  May 11, 2015

I have been “the fat girl” my entire life. I knew from the time I was 6 years old that I had an eating disorder that I allowed to control my life and get me binging on food uncontrollably. My life has been unmanageable and my sanity level as been nonexistent. I would eat food out of the trash if no one was looking. I have gained and lost over 1000 pounds on diets that just didn’t work. After being told that I “look like two of you from behind, Melissa” I just couldn’t stand it anymore. I became desperate and was told that I needed to gain another 20 pounds before I would be a candidate for any type of weight loss surgery. I began what would be the final binge on my way to WLS. I gained the weight but was told I was still not a candidate. Finally, I went through another means, when I was 26 years old to start loosing weight. My choice was a spiritually based program and I can happily tell you that G-d and I have given away 110 pounds. I worked so hard on why I eat what I eat and fixing me from the inside out. I decided that this would have to be a lifestyle choice and not a means of losing weight. I have been doing this for just about 9 years now and I was able to keep the weight off. After 7 years of working a strict food plan, I finally started working out and found a love of it that I just could NEVER get before. I knew that my choice to make this a new lifestyle was sealed. Now it was time to seek out the perfect surgeon that would understand me…….I started my search and spoke with 5 different doctors all chosen by a means of referral. I had 2 different people tell me about Dr. Katzen. I went and saw him a few years ago and had a body estimate done. Because of family/life circumstances, I had to put my plans on my body overhaul on hold. Finally, in February, I went back to him again and said, “I am READY!!” I was pleased when he noticed my attempts at working out and told me that the leg lift we had discussed in the past was no longer necessary. A doctor that didn’t want to do something unnecessary? I knew I was in the right place. (By the way, when my surgery actually happened and I was under, Dr. Katzen determined that I also did not need the breast lift which shorten my surgery by 1 ½ hours AND put money back in my pocket.)My surgery took place 1 month later. I was scheduled for 9 hours of surgery which included: abdominoplasty, breast lift and augmentation, and liposuction. I had NEVER had any surgery in my entire life and Dr. Katzen and his staff assured me that I would come out just fine. They shared their own experiences with me as far as their own cosmetic surgeries were concerned.Dr. Katzen was there for me as were his staff. If I needed anything, they all went above and beyond the call of duty, whether it was in the middle of the night or on a Saturday shipping a new garment to me during their day off. I received phone calls checking on me constantly as well as well wishes and words of encouragement.I just knew that I chose the right doctor for the job. His compassion and bedside manner is second to none. I have given his name and number to many people I know since then. The main reason I chose Dr. Katzen was because he understood the journey that this former fat girl made from the woman lost in skin to a beautiful swan. It was more than just the mommy make over. I was completing the transformation with an emotional choice that has since then changed my life and I am SOOOO grateful to Dr. Katzen for his beautiful work and his beautiful heart. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  May 06, 2015

After gastric bypass surgery and losing 375 lbs I was concerned about the loose skin. After meeting Dr. Katzen he told me I'd be very happy with a body lift and he was right. I am very happy. He removed 40 lbs off of me and I lost 10 inches, and still counting. I spoke with two other surgeons before choosing Dr. Katzen and I made the right choice. He is not only a fantastic surgeon but a friend to all. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  May 02, 2015

During my weight loss process I had always said that I would not get plastic surgery because I would have just been happy to lose the weight. As time went on and more and more weight came off, I found that my original statements just didn’t hold true. I did want to complete the process. I was so proud of what I had accomplished, and I knew that I deserved to have the body that I had always wanted.I first met Dr. Katzen at a conference. I was very impressed by his presentation, and his before and after photo’s just seemed to trump most of the other surgeons photo’s that I had seen. I knew this was the plastic surgeon for me!Since I live in Phoenix, AZ I found it necessary to communicate thru email, rather than travel back and forth. Dr. Katzen’s staff was excellent, and always made me feel like their most special patient. That spoke volumes to me. Soon I had a date to have the circumferential body lift, and a bi-lateral medial thigh lift. I flew to Los Angeles the day prior to my surgery and went to meet with Dr. Katzen. I was very nervous when the doctor came in to meet with me, but by the time I left his office I was at such peace with the procedure, and what to expect. Surgery went wonderfully, the hospital and staff was tremendous, and of course Dr. Katzen made certain that I was always very comfortable. I stayed in LA for a couple more days prior to flying home, and continued to have a very normal recovery.Today when people meet me they would never know that I had been morbidly obese, let alone have had plastic surgery. I’m able to wear the kind of clothing that I want to wear, shop where I want to, and I have the confidence in my body that I was looking for.Thank you to Dr. Katzen for helping me to achieve my desired look. You are the best! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Apr 28, 2015

In April, 2004 I had WLS by Dr. Tanaka. My life changed dramatically as I went from 352 lbs. down to 190 within 1 ½ years. I was a changed woman … free from the bondage of bad food habits and free to be physically fit without the restrictions of my own body.I attended an Obesity Help conference in Orange County in 2005 in order to learn more about reconstructing my body. How exciting and rewarding it was to hear Dr. Katzen speak to not only my needs, but to my heart as well. My husband and I both felt as we heard Dr. Katzen that he understood the issues of patients concerning cosmetic surgery after WLS surgery. During this past year I have had the following procedures: circumferential body lift, inner thigh lift, breast and arm lift, eye-lid lift.As I read over the testimonials of other of Dr. Katzen’s patients they all seem the same… he is caring, knowledgeable, patient, kind, etc. etc. etc. But guess what? He REALLY is all of these things and much, much more! Added to all of his strengths as my surgeon are the strengths of his staff. I have enjoyed interacting with them both on the phone and face-to-face.During one of my follow-up visits with Dr. Katzen I was thanking him for changing my life and making me a different person. He responded with, “Laura, you are the same great person. I was just involved in changing the outside.” For the first time I can contradict him. I am a different person, indeed! I walk in confidence, knowing that Dr. Katzen and his staff have provided me with the tool (a changed body) that reflects the work I have put in through the entire WLS process as I have followed the dietary guidelines as well as the physical exercise plans. My inner self has changed as well as the outside. I walk in newness of life and I enjoy a better lifestyle.Who do I ultimately thank? I am a committed believer in God and I walk closely with Him. I know that he directed me to the best surgeon for me. I believe He was with Dr. Katzen in the operating room as Dr. Katzen applied his skilled hands and his training and knowledge to my body. And I believe that Dr. Katzen and God make a great team in meeting my needs! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Apr 27, 2015

Dr. Katzen was amazing and understanding. He made me feel comfortable and the surgery went great. I just hope my scar heals ok. ☺ However, he is a great doctor and someone you can trust. I strongly suggest him! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Apr 24, 2015

Dr Katzen did a fantastic job of removing my apron, lumps and the bags on my thighs after I had lost 100 # after gastric bypass surgery. For the first time since I was a young girl I can now tuck in my shirt.Dr Katzen is wonderful and skilled surgeon. A true delight and joy to work with. I am glad I trusted my body to him to improve my appearance. I would use him again and highly recommend him to others. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Apr 22, 2015

Dr. Katzen has performed 2 major body surgeries on me Dec. 2010 and June 2011. He is a highly regarded surgeon and very caring. His work is top notch. He is always available to patients, day or night. I can’t imagine anyone going to another surgeon for body contouring. His office staff are great too. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Apr 21, 2015

After I lost weight after bariatric surgery I was healthier but I hated my loose skin. I love to swim and hated to get into a swimming suit. I am so much happier now that I have had the body lift. Life is so much better. I am so glad I had it done. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Apr 20, 2015

I travelled from Georgia to California to have Dr. Katzen perform a blepharoplasty because I trust him! I refer all of the bariatric patients I work with to consider having Dr. Katzen do their body reconstructing because he is an expert in this specialty. His compassionate and gentle demeanor makes all patients feel comfortable with him. Dr. Katzen's expertise and reputation help make all of his patients feel safe and confident. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Apr 17, 2015

After significant weight loss, Dr. Katzen helped complete the transformation. My concerns and question were answered from the initial visit throughout the post operative visits. I highly recommend Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Apr 15, 2015

Dr. Katzen is one of the kindest people you would want to meet. He has an extensive knowledge of the special needs and conditions of bariatric patients. This, combined with his superior surgical skills and kind bedside manner, results in a surgeon of the highest caliber. He has a wonderful team, both in the office and the associated professionals that he uses to complete your care. I have had several procedures done by him and would not hesitate to refer anyone to him. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Apr 09, 2015

I have been a patient of Dr. Katzen since 2005. I am also a working nurse who Dr. Katzen and I have done many surgeries together in the operating room. I have not only enjoy his professionalism, techniques and ability to keep down infection, he’s strive for sterility but how his bedside manner was with his patients for that reason I chose him to be my doctor. Having that inside look where other patient can’t gave me the up hand to make a very educated decision in what doctor I placed my own care in. Not only have I been exceptionally pleased with my care and results, but overall satisfaction with his staff, hand picked nurses and even the honest and sincere staff in his office.I have recommended Dr. Katzen to friends, family and even patients that I know will be returning for plastic needs. It is a great sign when doctors asked me who I would recommend to them and I smile and introduce them to Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Apr 08, 2015

This is from Kate reporting with incredible amazement at the ease, comfort and lack of fear I received from the professionals beginning with preoperative office appointments to the nurses, anesthesiologist and Dr Katzen who even won over my husband who with me was reluctant to adventure into another surgery. As for the outcome of the repair of my abdominal hernia and tummy tuck, I healed beautifully without a single negative event.  I fully knew and was prepared to do the right things every step of the way.  Today nearly six weeks later, I no longer suffer daily nausea and abdominal cramping-- not even needing to use laxatives and stool softeners.  For the first time in over 4-yrs since my bariatric bypass, I can now 'burp' and 'oh what a relief it is'.  And of course, I must not forget to mention that I have no further problems with a 'hangover the waist bulging' making my clothes fit much better.  Thanks again for the individual attention and care, it meant a lot to me. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Apr 07, 2015

I had my gastric bypass with duodenal switch nine years ago and lost a total of 120 pounds. As a result of the rapid weight loss I had a lot of extra skin. While I could dress to hide the extra lumps and bumps, it was difficult to find clothes that were small enough to fit attractively yet large enough to accommodate the extra skin around my abdomen (not to mention the arms and thighs). I was sitting at home and saw the commercial for The Real Skinny and was mesmerized. I made a mental note to be home and watch the episode that told Sarah’s story. I have to say I watched the whole episode with tears in my eyes. I think for the first time I felt I wasn’t alone. When Sarah used her hair dryer to dry her tummy I lost it. I thought I was the only one that did that! By the end of the show I was bawling. When the repeat came on I had my husband sit down and watch the show with me. I decided that I wanted to meet Dr. Katzen and have a consultation to see what he could do for me. Dr. Katzen was just as kind and gentle as he appeared to be on the program. He immediately made me feel at ease and really seemed to understand what I was feeling and thinking. For me the most difficult part was undressing and letting Dr. Katzen do the exam. At this point I was newly married and my own husband hadn’t seen me entirely naked! Dr. Katzen really "held my hand" through the whole exam and gave me a glimpse of what he could do to help me. My surgery date was August 20, 2012, and while it was one of the scariest things I've ever done, Dr. Katzen and his staff were amazing. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Apr 06, 2015

I cannot recommend Dr. Katzen highly enough. He truly listens to you, he is just as excited about the results as you are and will work to help you be the very best you can.His office staff is friendly, knowledgeable and will work with your insurance company to get as much done for you as they can. I have done both my abdominoplasty and medial thigh lift and will be doing the backside and outer thighs soon. I remember how excited he was when he did the first surgery and each time as they put me under the last thing I remember is him holding my hand. You cannot find a more caring, knowledgeable and talented surgeon. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Apr 03, 2015

After losing 219 lbs I decided I had no choice but to get reconstructive surgery. I looked at 3 plastic surgeons before I chose Dr Katzen. I went to 2 of his seminars and meet many of his patients. He is very knowledgable and caring. When I had a consult with him he made me feel very comfortable and he is very confident in his work. I had a lower body lift and thigh lipo on June 5th and on Aug 28th I had a mons lift and a thigh lift. All my reconstructive surgery turned out excellent, especially my flat stomach. Never in my life have I had a flat stomach. I walk around trying to show family and friends my new stomach. I love my new belly button...I have some friends and work acquaintances that want to meet him for consultation after seeing the work he did on me. I healed great and had no complications.I I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr Katzen. I will be having my a BL/BA and arm lift next year with Dr Katzen. He is a Miracle Worker. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Apr 02, 2015

I met with a dear friend the other day. He had gone through the bypass surgery and has lost a lot of weight. He is ready to have the extra skin removed but is scared about the surgery. Two years after my bypass surgery I wanted to get rid of the extra skin left hanging all over my body. I was ashamed and embarrassed with my body.I had reached my goal weight and I interviewed several plastic surgeons. Bariatric patients are a special branch of plastic surgery and not all plastic surgeons have dealt with our special needs. My husband and I came to the same conclusion. Dr. Katzen impressed us both with his quite professional voice and manner.Doctor talked with me, not “down” to me. He treated my husband and I like “family” and truly listened to all my questions. We never felt rushed. He explained the whole process. He was honest and made me feel safe.I told my friend Dr. Katzen would be his best surgical choice. This is a big decision. I had gone to the internet, talked to people who already had plastic surgery. I wrote down some questions and concerns I wanted answered. Dr. Katzen took the time to answer all my questions.Dr. Katzen is dedicated to people who have had bypass surgery. Even though he has dealt with thousands of bypass patients he is caring, patient, intelligent and professional with each and every one of us. He was available when I called him with post op questions. I can’t say enough about him. He is kind, sensitive, good, genuine and has a beautiful bedside manner. He cares beyond any normal doctor. His integrity rates the highest on any scale. He is one of the most ethical people I have ever met. He made me feel as if I was his only priority.I had a lower body lift that took off 14 pounds of excess skin. I never thought I would have a flat tummy again. I love it. I also had my upper arms done. I can now wear tank tops and feel normal. When we went to Hawaii I did not need to ask the steward for a seat belt extension. I wore a bathing suit for the first time in thirty years. To say Dr. Katzen is an excellent surgeon is not strong enough of a statement.Plastic surgery has changed my life. I highly recommend that you call him and you too will pick the right surgeon. I could not be more pleased with my results and the way I was treated by Dr. Katzen and his staff. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Apr 01, 2015

When I first decided to have plastic surgery, I interviewed 40 surgeons. Dr. Katzen stood out beyond everyone else. He was professional, artistic, kind and supportive. I knew I was in the right hands.My surgery recovery had challenges but at no time did I feel alone. I knew I had the right person fighting my battle with me.Dr. Katzen is an amazing person and surgeon. I was blessed to find him. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Mar 31, 2015

After losing 200 lbs., I was left with multiple layers of hanging skin. Dr Katzen has taken my body and sculpted it into something I thought I would only have in my dreams. He is the most amazing, talented surgeon and I recommend him to everyone! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Mar 31, 2015

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Cindy. Her name was really Catherine but everyone called her Cathy, which she did not like because it sounded too much like "fatty." Cindy sounded like "slim" and "thin;" so, Cathy became Cindy. Every night Cindy would crawl into bed and pray that when she awoke, she would look like all the other children. "Please, God, let me be thin like everyone else."Every morning Cindy would wake up and find that nothing had changed. She would have to face another humiliating day in the First Grade. "Moooooo." shouted the boys as they grabbed a hold of their desks and shook them when Cindy walked down the aisle to her seat in the classroom. Escaping from the cruel children meant that lunch and recess were to be spent hiding in the girls' bathroom. Cindy spent many years hiding and praying until her Fairy Godfather appeared.On December 26th 2002 I had a gastric bypass and lost over 150-lbs., but I was still hiding and praying to look normal like other women. I wanted to wear sleeveless shirts, shorts and a bathing suit; clothing that most take for granted until they have to contend with tucking in massive amounts of skin. With over 50 pounds of loose skin hanging from my body, it seemed that the life I wanted was always just out of reach. When was that Fairy Godfather going to appear?On May 10th 2007, after interviewing several plastic surgeons, I finally met Dr. Katzen, my "Fairy Godfather." He was very professional and immediately put me at ease. He took his time to educate me on the different procedures available. I was very impressed by his knowledge as well as his character. It was then that I started the process of removing the excessive skin from my thighs, stomach, arms and breasts. Dr. Katzen and his wonderful staff gently held my hand through eight months of reconstructive surgery.On May 20th 2008 I am now able to say that my prayers were finally heard, and I now have an opportunity to live the life I've always dreamed of living. Dr. Katzen is a living, breathing, walking Angel on this Earth. He sees what most cannot. When he looked at my misshapen body, ravaged by years of morbid obesity, he saw the finished product already standing there. Dr. Katzen is more than a surgeon. He is an artist, a creator, an architect who designs miracles. I'm eternally grateful to him and his gifted skills. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Mar 27, 2015

I did it! I lost 150lbs through diet and exercise. The only problem was I looked worse at 160 lbs than I did at 303lbs. I had so much excess skin between my legs and at the apron of my belly.I interviewed with several plastic surgeons but it wasn't until meeting Dr. Katzen that I felt secure enough to schedule such a major and elective surgery. I found Dr. Katzen to
be the total package. He offered me both experience with full body lifts and a warm and caring bedside manner. I met with two of his former patients and was confident that he had the skills to remove the excess skin from my body and re-shape me into something I
could be proud of.It's been three years since my surgery. In the beginning I gained a few pounds as my body found its natural set point and remained there. I was nervous to see Dr. Katzen again because I've had experiences with doctors being less than kind about weight gain. But Dr.Katzen was comforting and assured me that my weight gain was not only minor but normal. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon that will offer you a high skill level, a warm heart and beautiful new body....Dr. Katzen is your man! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Mar 26, 2015

After losing 160 lbs, I couldn't stand my hanging "jelly belly" anymore
 and was ready for the next phase of my journey. Dr Katzen was very 
professional yet so personable, too. He made me feel comfortable and
 showed compassion in my after care treatment. Also, the office staff has
 been very friendly and kind. I am convinced that Dr Katzen was the 
perfect choice in my journey to a whole new me. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Mar 24, 2015

I would like to first give my heartfelt thanks to Dr. Katzen and his wonderful staff. I know if you read all the testimonials from his patients, you will know what makes Dr. Katzen so extraordinary.Until you are his patient, you will definitely understand how magnificent he is. There are so many amazing things to say and write about Dr. Katzen, but I will have to make it brief.Let me begin by saying that Dr. Katzen has made me feel very comfortable and at ease from the first day of my consultation to the day of my surgery and throughout my follow up visits. He is one of the rare breeds of plastic surgeons that truly care about your well being. He has an incredible bedside manner and is very attentive to your needs. Dr. Katzen is a brilliant doctor and surgeon. He is a gift to his patients.I am very pleased with my results. I know if I want anything else done, I am definitely coming back, no doubt about it! I recommend my family, friends, and anyone to Dr. Katzen. I’m truly glad that I have been blessed that he is my surgeon. My results speak for itself. THANK YOU. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Mar 23, 2015

After having gastric bypass in 1992, I thought my biggest achievement would be walking and talking at the same time. In 2007 I found myself 151 lbs lighter and ready to set my sights on removing the excess skin from my body. I lived with the skin quite some time, until I one day realized that this journey for me was not complete. I made an appointment to see Dr. Katzen; from the minute I met him and his staff, my mind was made up. When I hit the door, I felt a sense of serenity and peace. I knew I was in good hands.Dr. Katzen walks you through every step, so there is never an uneasy feeling. His office was in constant contact with my general practitioner to make sure that I was in the absolute best health before surgery. I had surgery December 6, 2007. The staff was waiting for me and ready when I came in, Dr. Katzen was right by my side, took pictures, marked me up for surgery and off I went. My daughter was in the waiting area and they came out every few minutes to make her feel at ease. When it was all over they brought her in and gave her a run down of my vitals and a clean bill of health. I woke up 7 lbs lighter and now I have a whole new self confidence. I went home and any concerns that developed no matter how minor, I called Dr. Katzen and he called back immediately. One best thing was that I was able to donate my skin. I am blessed that my source of pain, my excessive skin, will be used as a blessing to someone else. It doesn't get much better than that.
Summer is almost here and I am actually buying short sleeves. I thank God every day for the anointed hands of Dr. Katzen, he is a true gift. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Mar 20, 2015

As I was researching for a plastic surgeon, I narrowed my findings based on the following: I chose Dr. Katzen mainly because many of his surgeries were done for wls people.Now that I’ve had surgery with Dr. Katzen, I would say he is a very comforting doctor and I could genuinely feel that he cared about me and cared that the results I got were perfect.He has high expectations and I like that, plus I felt safe with him. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Mar 19, 2015

It has been a month and a couple of days since my surgery. I am so excited and pleased with the results of my abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).The surgery went even better than expected with no surprises and my recovery has been quick and pain free. My entire experience has been amazing and can't believe how great I look and how quickly I have recuperated. Dr. Katzen significantly changed the appearance of my loose skin, and stretch marks in my abdominal area. I have a completely flat tummy...Hey!! He has given me a new body. I am fortunate to have found such a wonderful, brilliant and gifted surgeon who's making his patients look and feel better. Thank you Dr. Katzen for a memorable experience with plastic surgery. Your skills and ability to turn dreams into reality are amazing. You and your staff are examples of what the practice of medicine and patient care should be. I am extremely happy with the results of my surgery. I would recommend Dr. Katzen to anyone. He is an awesome plastic surgeon! Now I can truly say I have a Body by Katzen! In the future, if I need anything else done, I wont hesitate to come back! Thank you again for changing my life. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Mar 18, 2015

I had Gastric Bypass in April 2006 and had lost over 100 pounds. My body bounced back pretty well from the weight loss with the exception of my tummy area and the breasts. So I decided to look into the possibility of plastic surgery. I went to a few consultations however some plastic surgeons made me feel uncomfortable while others just didn't leave much of an impression. When I met Dr. Katzen at a weight loss seminar, I scheduled a free consult right away. I felt so comfortable with him immediately!
Dr. Katzen in 2008 performed a tummy tuck, breast reduction/lift and implants to give me the fullness at the top of the breast that I wanted. He listened to exactly what I wanted and that is exactly what I got!!I am so glad that I chose Dr. Katzen as my surgeon and I cannot be happier with my results. He makes every patient feel special and he spends the amount of time you need to get all of your questions answered. He is patient, gentle, kind and his bedside manner is TOP NOTCH. I have recommended Dr. Katzen to many of my friends and will continue to recommend him to anyone who is looking for a genuinely sweet, caring, talented plastic surgeon. He transforms your body into what you could have only dreamed of! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Feb 27, 2015

Four years ago I had gastric bypass surgery and lost a total of 160lbs. Although I was extremely happy about the weight loss, I was very disappointed with the amount of extra skin on my body. I had difficulty finding clothes that fit properly and was actually more embarrassed to get into a bathing suit at 170 lbs than I was at 330 lbs, because of all the excess skin.I started researching various options and doctors and was referred to Dr. Katzen's web site.   I attended one of his seminars and knew immediately that he was the doctor that I had been looking for. I had seen many of his patient's before and after pictures that were very impressive, and met individuals that traveled across the country to attend this particular seminar.  Which was all impressive in itself.  However, it was our one-on-one consultation following the seminar that really made an impact on me.  He explained everything clearly, listened carefully to my questions, and just seemed to understand exactly where I was coming from and what my struggles had been.  Over the past two months, I have had a circumferential body lift, medial thigh lift and a breast lift/augmentation. His whole staff has been incredible. I was able to reach the staff when needed, and even received a call back from Dr. Katzen on the weekend when a question arose regarding one of my meds.  Everyone has been patient, understanding, and Dr. Katzen continued to be available and comforting throughout this entire process.Thanks so much!” More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Feb 26, 2015

What more can I say accept for “I love my new Body by Katzen”! I recently had surgery with Dr. Katzen on July 30, 2007.Thanks to Dr. Katzen and his excellent and knowledgeable staff, I now have the confidence to show off my body the way I see fit.So many things have changed for the positive in my life because of the confidence that I now have due to Dr. Katzen’s magic hands. My results are so fantastic, all the negative feedback I was getting from friends and family has turned into “How much was it and when can I get it done”.Dr. Katzen is an extremely detailed person with an honest opinion and he tops it off with a very friendly smile. He took the time to hear me out on everything I expected and made it realistic. Like I said, “I love my new Body by Katzen”. Not to mention his assistants are so great, they worked with me post-op and after my surgery, any questions or concerns I had they were available to me 24 hours.I’d recommend Dr. Katzen to anyone. He is truly GREAT at what he does, whenever anyone asks me who he is, I tell them Mr. Magic Hands! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Feb 25, 2015

I can say “thank you” a million times, but in my opinion that does not even begin to convey the impact you’ve had in my life and the tummy tuck you performed on me. The transformation is amazing!! The change in my everyday life is surreal. I can’t believe the new life I am living today. My mood has changed, I am genuinely HAPPY rather than the to be known as the fat jolly girl.The whole procedure was no where close to what I had imagined and I am glad you gave the confidence and reassurance I needed to have the courage to undergo the “BEST” thing I have ever done for myself. I am almost 40 years old and did not look this great when I was 20. Thank you for giving me back 20 years of my life. When I see my friends that I have known since high school, I’ve been told, “You look so pretty now. What did you do to yourself?”The slight discomfort if any is not even comparable to my severe menstrual cramps. I’ll be darned if I let that gut grow back. This whole transformation has reprogrammed my attitude towards food, exercise and the importance of my general well-being. Some of someone else’s life simple things are now simple for me too like getting a pedicure. Now, I can just wave my feet in the air rather than struggle turning from side to side because my abdomen was too large and very uncomfortable, not having to hide behind my kids to take a picture in the hope that my gut would go unnoticed. I have a full view of my body and love every minute of my new life. Thank you Dr. Katzen for giving me a “jump start” to a better looking and healthier “me”. You are a wonderful and kind human being and a great and highly ethical surgeon. I had the best of both worlds and may God bless you always so you may continue your mission and those who are treated by you to have the same experience I did, which is beyond belief. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Feb 25, 2015

My experience with Dr. Katzen has been an extremely positive one. He performed breast reconstruction surgery on me because of prior breast cancer surgery, I had a ruptured implant and pain on the other side (from another doctor). Dr.Katzen replaced both implants so evenly they are 100% better and look prefect. You need that for your self confidence. I can't thank him enough for making me whole again. Also everyone on his staff has gone out of their way to fulfill my request and needs. I am sincerely grateful. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Feb 24, 2015

First of all I would like to thank Dr. Katzen and his staff for their help and support in answering my questions and taking great care of needs through out this process.My life has changed a great deal through the weight loss and after having the abdominoplasty. I can now see that the effort and sometimes physical discomfort was well compensated by my results and my new out look for my future and new body.Much thanks! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Feb 24, 2015

This is written with the highest regards and thanks. Your kindness during my surgery and recovery process was much appreciated. Your professionalism was unsurpassed. You expect your medical providers to be professional but what was unusual was his level of care and concern. My needs were met promptly my questions and concerns were addressed graciously. This was an awesome undertaking for me. Even though I waited a longtime for approval, I was apprehensive. All of the office put me at ease. You gave me medical answers for what to expect. The aftercare instructions were clear and easy to follow. Then I needed help at home, you arranged someone for me as well. I could not have asked for a better support team.Once again I thank you from the bottom of my heart. My family would also like to add a thank you for letting them also be a part of the process. God Bless you all. Please continue the good work. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Feb 23, 2015

My name is Mike. A couple of years ago I weighed 430 lbs. I was wearing size 6XL. My life was a mess. I had diabetes, depression, sleep apnea and no social life among things, because of my weight I was treated different than people of normal size. It was not pleasant. I tried to not let it get to me but it did. I decided to lose the weight (again). I ate salads, chicken and fish. No fast foods. In little over a year I lost 180 lbs. Now I was faced with a different problem, one that was just as bad or worse than being heavy. I had skin hanging all over me. It hung below my shirt and people again were making remarks about me. I had to do something. A friend of my parents said he knew a doctor I could call to do surgery to remove the skin. I called but could not reach that doctor but someone there gave me the name of Dr. Katzen. I gave his office a call, made an appointment to see him. This appointment was the BEST THING that ever happened to me. Dr. Katzen was so understanding. He knew exactly what I had been going through and told me how he would help me become the person I have always wanted to be. He covered everything I could possibly want to know. He would listen to what I had to say even if I asked him ten times over. He never rushed me or failed to answer any of my questions. I have never met a doctor as gentle, understanding and caring as Dr. Katzen. I did not research the internet or see other doctors. You just know when you have the BEST and I did. Dr. Katzen’s experience and knowledge is second to none. I am so grateful to him and his staff especially Jane who was always there for me.Dr. Katzen performed a circumferential body lift on me this past July I am now wearing size L shirts and my pants size dropped from size 52 to 40. I cannot tell you how happy I am with my life now. I no longer have diabetes and people treat me so much better. I do not get smug looks and smirks any longer. I am so glad that I found Dr. Katzen. He has been a life saver. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Feb 20, 2015

Dr. Katzen and staff are always helpful in answering any questions and concerns. Jane always has a positive attitude which makes all the difference. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Feb 20, 2015

Dr. Katzen literally changed my life. After working hard to lose over 150 pounds, I was so disappointed in the way I looked, because I had so much saggy, excess skin, especially around my middle. I met Dr. Katzen and immediately knew he was the best, most qualified, and kindest doctor I had ever met. He performed a circumferential body lift and inner thigh lift on me. He was able to remove 26 pounds of extra skin and fat. Not only is he incredibly talented in plastic surgery, but he genuinely cares about his patients. He responded very quickly to my phone calls and emails. He is a true artist. I am so amazed with my results and sometimes can't believe that beautiful woman in the mirror is me! I can't thank him enough! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Feb 19, 2015

I first met Dr. Katzen at an Obesity Help Convention. After interviewing several surgeons I was most impressed with Dr. Katzen’s demeanor. Although I saw how kind he was with potential patients what caught my eye was how loving he was towards his wife and child. I chose Dr. Katzen not only for his humble, kind and compassionate bedside manner but also for his experience and extensive knowledge of the issues unique to post gastric bypass patients. Furthermore, I am also one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and do not accept blood transfusions, Dr. Katzen fully respects my beliefs knowing full well the risks involved with taking me on as a patient.So far I have had a circumferential body lift and a thigh lift. My recovery has been difficult and longer then I hoped. Dr. Katzen and his staff have been kind to explain and ease my fears, on this journey to redefine me. Dr. Katzen could look at my body and envision the beauty within. I am very grateful that Dr. Katzen and his staff truly care not only during surgery but also during my times of recovery. The emotional support has been invaluable. More

5.0
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Feb 17, 2015

After working hard to lose my weight the old fashion way (as a non-bariatic patient), I was very disappointed that as a result of weight loss my body wasn't returning to what I had hoped for.  During my journey to lose weight, I watched some TV show that was about a person who lost 600 lbs to help inspire me. The doctor who did the skin removal surgery happened to be Dr. Katzen. I liked his approach during the TV show so I wrote down his name for the future. When my weight loss was complete, I went looking for Dr. Katzen's website. 

I called for an appointment and eventually my tummy tuck/thigh lift was done. The results were outstanding. Recovery wasn't pain free, but Dr. Katzen and his staff were always available to answer my questions. They seem to care about what they're doing and know that helps people finish what they started.  Part of the reason I chose him was because his practice centers around weight loss patients. I figured if he can work on patients with more extreme weight loss, I knew he could help me. Most importantly, Dr. Katzen and his staff are honest. Knowing full information about what is about to happen when it comes to surgery is very important to me. They make sure that people understand this is not miracle work and there are limits to what can be done. They tell you an honest description of what the results can be.  I was a bit scared as I had never had any surgery in my life, but they helped me be comfortable and showed great patience with all the questions I had. My experience was a good one and I would recommend Dr. Katzen to anyone. More

5.0
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Feb 16, 2015

If it wasn’t for Dr. Katzen, I would not have been able to have my surgery done. Dr. Katzen was the only one willing to help me. Over the course of several surgeries, Dr. Katzen has not only been the most wonderful caring doctor, but has become a close friend. Dr. Katzen you are simply the best! More

5.0
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Feb 13, 2015

Dr. Katzen is one of the most amazing plastic surgeons I have come to know in my journey for my body transformation. Dr. Katzen and his staff are a wonderful team of very professional, kind, attentive and caring individuals. I highly respect Dr. Katzen as a person and as an exceptional surgeon.I had gastric bypass surgery in December 2003 and lost 90 lbs. I had a lot of excess skin and the issues that result from it. I consulted a couple of plastic surgeons before meeting with Dr. Katzen. From the moment I met Dr. Katzen, I knew he was the plastic surgeon that I wanted to help me continue my journey to reshape my body after my dramatic weight loss.He is one of the kindest people you will ever meet and he makes you feel that you and your health and safety, are the most important thing to him. He has an excellent bedside manner and exceptional surgical skills. I feel his results are amazing. You can tell that he is proud of his work and enjoys giving his patients the desired results we deserve after our weight loss success. His appointments are never rushed and you have his full attention at each meeting. He gladly answers all questions and makes you feel like his most important patient.I had a circumferential body lift and medial thigh lift 11/29/06, and am very pleased with the results. A total of 28 lbs. was removed.My results are more amazing than I could have imagined. I am planning on more surgery with Dr. Katzen to continue my transformation.Thank you Dr. Katzen for believing in me and making my dream of a skinny me come true. More

5.0
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Feb 11, 2015

I met Dr. Katzen in July of 2006, approximately 7 months after I had my WLS and had lost 100 lbs. I knew immediately that he was the doctor for me. His compassion, expertise and bevy of beauties volunteering to show their "handiwork" was overwhelming. During my personal consultation, he and his staff made me feel comfortable and that my quality of life mattered. When I was ready for my surgery, I went back to Dr. Katzen and had a reconstruction plan laid out. My surgery went perfectly, and my recovery was swift. He was there for me at every bump in the road, 24/7, even while on vacation. For the first time in my life, I have a flat stomach, a flat back, and my thighs are still healing. I am wearing form fitting, body conscious clothes and can't wait to see what my final result will be. Plastic surgery is a serious undertaking, but I felt confident with my choice of physician partner and that helped getting through the rough spots. Now it's all about living my life in freedom. I cannot recommend Dr. Katzen highly enough. More

5.0
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Feb 11, 2015

I’ve known Dr. Katzen for over a year. I met him through my doctor for lap band and I’ve been very happy with his work on reducing my very large breasts to a perfect C cup. I am also waiting for a tummy tuck and I feel really strong that the procedure will be a success. Dr. Katzen’s mannerism is very young and hip, he’s with the style and very friendly and pleasure to be around. I thank him in advance for future treatments. More

5.0
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Review from D.N.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 11, 2015

Dr. Katzen is amazing. I needed a procedure done, and he got me in on his calendar right away. When I came in for my in office procedure, I didn't have to wait for long.  He made sure I was comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Katzen! More

5.0
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Feb 10, 2015

Dr. Katzen is gifted and has a wonderful talent.  I'm very pleased with what he did in forming the new me and I truly love my "Body by Katzen".  It's been about 6 months since my surgery and I am looking forward to my first summer being able to wear a bikini and be comfortable in how I look in it.  I am so glad that I decided to travel from Minnesota for Dr. Katzen to do my surgery rather than settling for a local doctor.  One of my fears was that aftercare would be difficult but his personal care is amazing!  I can't believe he actually did a couple of house calls while I was still in Beverly Hills . . . that is unheard of these days.  Thank you again for your patience, talent and EXCELLENT bedside manner! More

5.0
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Feb 04, 2015

Once upon a time I was extremely over weight. Due to exhaustion, extreme tiredness, sleep apnea and many more dilemmas I decided to make a change with my life. That decision prompted me to pursue meeting Dr. Owens whom made it possible for me to lose weight. My new life started May 4, 2004. Soon after my surgery I proceeded to lose my weight gradually and almost instantly noticed the change not only to my body but also my mind. I felt a lot happier, with a huge desire to live for my family and finally for myself. I forgot to mention I weighed 268 pounds and I am presently 152 pounds. Long story short a new chapter in my life was meeting Dr. Katzen, who immediately made me feel fantastic. His kindness, gentleness and confidence bought me to the decision of going ahead with my breast, tummy and arm surgery. Since losing my weight my stomach sagged, breasts looked horrible and my arms hung. I felt too young to look this horrible under my clothing. Well my surgery was preformed on February 10, 2006. WOW!!! What an experience. With all of my pain and suffering I almost felt like superwoman. I was back at work within 7 days. I could not believe it. I healed pretty rapidly and I look pretty decent under my clothing. NO MORE SHAME!!! Thanks to Dr. Katzen. I can truly tell the world that I love Dr. Katzen for changing my life.Thank you so much Dr. Katzen. You are definitely my hero. More

5.0
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Feb 03, 2015

Dr. Katzen helped change my life. After my lower body lift, I went from a size 12 to a size 4. I love shopping and have the packed closet to prove it. My self-esteem has greatly increased, and I enjoy going out and not having to worry about my size. I can wear clothes without having to constantly tug and pull to make sure everything is covered and looks ok. I have become more accepting of myself. More

5.0
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jan 29, 2015

I had a gastric bypass in August of 2006, I weighed 254 at the time. After keeping the weight off I decided to see Dr Katzen for the 360 Body lift. I cannot believe it's my body! My biggest problem is keeping my clothes on because I'm so happy I want to show everyone! Awesome surgeon, gifted hands, great bedside manner. You will not regret your decision to work with Dr Katzen. I sure didn't! More

5.0
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jan 28, 2015

I wanted to thank you for an amazing job at treating my spider veins. I felt so comfortable when you explained the entire process of the procedure. I loved how I was able to come in and go.I used to hate to wear shorts, skirt and short dresses. My veins were super ugly, large and unsightly. I was so happy that I got treated during my lunch break and was able to return to work immediately. When my procedure was finished, those ugly veins were gone instantly.I am looking forward to wearing shorts and short dresses again without being embarrassed. Thank you Dr. Katzen! You are the best. More

5.0
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jan 22, 2015

My severely disabled brother (a convalescent Hosp. resident), received minor surgery, by the good Dr. ... just when his leg wounds and leg issues needed intervention. At my request, he took the time to graciously explain what he would perform (which went relatively well). About a year later, unfortunately, my brother's leg issues had worsened, he was hospitalized, and his leg problems became a much more critical and urgent medical matter. In essence: his life was at risk! At that juncture, my family could not locate an Orthopedic, nor Plastic Surgeon, who was willing to treat Steve (all kept urging leg amputation). It was a hopeless ordeal!After much searching... I managed to get in contact with Dr. Katzen, again, and he went to visit my brother (on his own time), and called me, to explain his assessment of the wounds. Without hesitating, with confident expertise, and without any negativity, Dr. Katzen offered to save my brother's leg. Arrangements was made with his gracious Patient Consultant, Jaki, who liaised the urgently needed surgery arrangements. He also managed making sure that there was proper follow-up with the wound care staff, at the Conv. Hosp.. In a nutshell: Dr. Katzen performed his magic, and Steve's leg was saved (his life was saved)! Again, he was the only Dr., who reassured us that the leg could be saved, and that it was well worth trying. To date, my brother's leg is much better, is healing very well,  and he is suffering less (thank God)! Were it not for Dr. Katzen's intervention, who knows what would have unfolded?Therefore, it is with great pleasure, sincere gratitude and appreciation, that my family, my brother and I would recommend Dr. Katzen for your corrective surgical or cosmetic needs. May God bless Dr. Katzen's skilled hands, and may his practice flourish! :-) More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jan 22, 2015

My name is Jacki and I had the RNY gastric bypass 4.5 years ago. I went from 365lbs. down to 230lbs. Even though I was so happy with my results, nothing prepared me for how much excess skin, fat, and tissue I would still have. I was heartbroken because I had done all of this hard work to lose weight and feel normal, yet I still got stares; now they weren't from being morbidly obese, but because I had all of this unattractive hanging skin.About 2.5 years ago I started to do my research and came across Dr.Katzen as one of my prospect surgeons. I had my consult and to be honest, he was nothing as I had imagined. Most doctors (especially in the Beverly Hills area) are all about the money. Dr.Katzen is not only one of kindest doctors I have met, but his artistic skills are impecable. Then, to make things even better, I got to see his work shine on TLC's The Real Skinny. Right then and there, I knew Dr.Katzen was the only surgeon I would trust my body with.I have had multiple surgeries with Dr.Katzen that was staged into 3 different surgeries. I had a 360 body lift with staged liposuction of the medial thighs. An arm lift with a horizontal torsoplasty and the final surgery was a medial thigh lift. Dr.Katzen had amazing bedside manner and was very patient with me throughout the entire journey. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jan 21, 2015

Dr. Katzen has the best bedside manner you'll ever meet. His skills are simply amazing. I have referred so many of my friends and family to him. More

5.0
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Nov 11, 2014

Dr. Katzen is the best doctor in Los Angeles and a wonderful human being! More

5.0
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Review from B.A.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 05, 2014

Dr. Katzen is a professional. Very kind when he speaks to you. You will appreciate the way the doctor takes his time to explain procedures. More

5.0
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Review from J.H.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 21, 2014

My name is Jacki and I had the RNY gastric bypass 4.5 years ago. I went from 365lbs. down to 230lbs. Even though I was so happy with my results, nothing prepared me for how much excess skin, fat, and tissue I would still have. I was heartbroken because I had done all of this hard work to lose weight and feel normal, yet I still got stares; now they weren't from being morbidly obese, but because I had all of this unattractive hanging skin. About 2.5 years ago I started to do my research and came across Dr.Katzen as one of my prospect surgeons. I had my consult and to be honest, he was nothing as I had imagined. Most doctors (especially in the Beverly Hills area) are all about the money. Dr.Katzen is not only one of kindest doctors I have met, but his artistic skills are impecable. Then, to make things even better, I got to see his work shine on TLC's The Real Skinny. Right then and there, I knew Dr.Katzen was the only surgeon I would trust my body with. On September 9, 2013 I had a 360 Body Lift and staged liposuction of the thighs, which removed a whooping total of 50lbs! Dr.Katzen was patient with me and answered any and all questions that I had.  I had such an amazing experience with him. It has been a huge honor and I can not imagine finishing up my journey with anyone else than Dr. J. Timothy Katzen (I plan to still do a medial thigh lift, arms, breasts, and torsoplasty)! More

5.0
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Review from K.B.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 10, 2013

In working towards my journey of Life after Bariatric Surgery, I came across several doctors to help continue my journey.  Dr Katzen is one of the best and most caring surgeons I have had the pleasure to meet, be a patient, and a patient advocate.  Dr. Katzen works with people in the bariatric community and gives of himself.  He truly helps those of us who wanted to continue to improve our lives.  Thank heavens for this surgeon.  My life has improved and I can move without the extra skin moving in opposition! More

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Review from K.W.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Dec 06, 2012

Best doctor ever! From start to finish you feel like his only patient! Changed my life! More

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Review from M.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 24, 2010

"Life is a journey that most of all take for granted until a life-altering experience comes into our lives.  I had to make a choice and have bariatric surgery on my 40th birthday in 2004, not only for my health - I wanted the next half of my life to be a better one.  Although gastric bypass was not an easy decision or road to take, losing 240 pounds isn't a journey to take lightly (sorry the pun). With the help of Dr. Katzen, the step to have the circumfrential body lift in July 2006, a medial thigh-lift, bilateral arm lift & a male chest reduction in 2007 was something I had to do to make me more complete as a person.  There has been a few bumps in the surgical highway, but it has changed my life for the better.  I've learned that in life's journey, the decision begins with me.  And with Dr. Katzen on my side - his high standards & expertise has made this journey a better one.  So ... thank you so, so much in making my dreams come true and believing in me.  I owe you, Dr. Katzen ~ my life!" More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Dec 20, 2009

Dr K. is wonderful-not over the top...shifts us from nice and healthy, to normal, confident, and removes that loose, saggy extra skin. I love his insight into the possibilities for us, his gentle nature, and his follow up years after surgery...as he says, this is a lifetime commitment... Big hugs Dr. K.... More

5.0
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Dec 15, 2009

wouldn't dream of trusting anyone else with my reconstructive procedures More

5.0
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Dec 15, 2009

Dr. Katzen is an outstanding reconstructive surgeon with an excellent bedside manner. He is caring, listens to what you have to say and is very responsive! I recommend him without hesitation. He specializes in post weight loss patients and is excellent at truly transforming bodies. He is the best Doctor (his tremendous skills and bedside manner) that I have ever come in contact with! More

5.0
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Dec 15, 2009

Excellent personality, artist with surgery scars, Great bedside manner, turly cares about his patients as friends. I highly recommend Dr. Katzen. More

5.0
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Dec 15, 2009

Dr. Katzen was a lifesaver - both literally and figuratively - during my entire transformation process. His incredible bedside manner has yet to be matched. Not once did I ever feel like a "patient"... I always felt more like I was talking to and confiding in a friend. More

5.0
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Jan 26, 2009

He is a wonderful surgeon. He has excellent staff. My results are awesome ! More

4.8
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Dec 21, 2009

I am very happy with Dr. Katzens surgery he performed on me. He is a great doctor and great man. More

4.8
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Dec 15, 2009

I lost 180 lbs from gastric bypass surgery before Dr. Katzen worked his miracles on me. I'd thought WLS would be have been the biggest change in my life, but since reconstructive surgery, I can tell you that this process is far more radical. Recovery from plastic surgery happens on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels -- all at the same time. Fortunately for me, Dr. Katzen is a gifted, compassionate, patient and understanding surgeon who understands how to treat his patients needs on all three planes. I had brachioplasty & breast lift w/augmentation and I am thrilled with the results. My scars are fading more and more each day and I don't think about them anymore. As a matter of fact, I can't remember what I looked like before reconstruction! I only know that Dr. Katzen helped to form a beautiful new "me" out of a very misshapen bunch of skin, and I am eternally grateful that I was fortunate enough to be under his care. I recommend him highly to anyone struggling w/extra skin. More

4.5
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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: RateMDs  |  Dec 15, 2009

Dr. Katzen was fantastic... But the whole office staff has changed so the office isnt as helpful or as much fun as it used to be. More

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