9735 Wilshire Blvd Ste 407

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Katzen is a great surgeon and his staff are amazing as well. Dr. Katzen did vaser liposuction on me and the outcome is fantastic. Dr. Katzen is so precise and is a perfectionist. He takes great pride in his work and reputation. More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Review from B.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 18, 2019

In Awe How Great my Body Lift Results Are. - I am one of those people who don't trust everything I read online. I researched Dr. Katzen for a body lift and many comments talked about how great he transformed their bodies after gone through massive weight loss and how great his personality is. I went and saw him and was blown away. Holy smokes, he is sooooooo nice! He understood everything I had gone through and went straight to a surgical plan customed just for me. I had a body lift and I am still in awe how my body looks now. More

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

Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck with Excellent Results - This may sound a bit shallow but I have a group of female friends who are all beautiful. I felt insecure around them and the least attractive. Every time we would go out, they always got the most attention and it did take a toll on my self-esteem. They dressed better than I did.I decided to have a tummy tuck and breast augmentation with a lift. These surgeries really lifted my self-confidence. I dress cute like my friends and get just as much attention as they do now, if not, sometimes more. I'm really glad I made the decision to have cosmetic surgery. More

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

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

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

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

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

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

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

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

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

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

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

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

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Review from A.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

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

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

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

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Review from K.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

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

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Review from J.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 18, 2019

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

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Review from E.W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 18, 2019

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

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Review from T.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 18, 2019

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

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Review from R.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 18, 2019

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

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Review from M.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 18, 2019

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

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 18, 2019

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

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen is Well Known for His Body Lifts. - When I researched body lift, there was no doubt Dr. Katzen is prominent and well known for it. I also knew a few people who had body lift procedures by him. I lost 119 pounds and needed skin tightening. I underwent a body lift with Dr. Katzen and what can I say....it turned out absolutely amazing as I expected it to. More

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

Tummy Tuck - My aunt had surgery with Dr. Katzen in March. One day she asked for a ride for her follow up visit so I took her. I got to meet Dr. Katzen and was intrigued. Long story short, I became a patient myself. I had a tummy tuck and my abdomen looks amazing. More

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Review from C.7.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 18, 2019

Mommy Makeover with the Amazing Dr. Katzen - Every time I tell myself it’s time to schedule a mommy makeover, I would put it on the back burner. I would book a vacation or upgrade our kitchen or something else. Well, I did it, I had my mommy makeover (tummy tuck and breast augmentation). I am so glad I did, my only regret is, I wish I would have done it sooner, the kitchen remodel could have waited. Dr. Katzen is the go to plastic surgeon. He is amazing with his surgical techniques and has an AMAZING personality to go with it. More

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Review from A.P.  |  Source: Google  |  Sep 12, 2019

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

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Review from M.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Aug 18, 2019

This review is for Dr. Katzen and his team! Dr. Katzen is a doctor who you want to go to! I live in Oakland, Ca and I decided to get two procedures done with him (separately) and I don’t regret it! I got liposuction on my stomach and a Brachioplasty! I’m happy with my results, and what makes it so much better that no matter how far of a distance you live, he will respond to your questions, concerns via email or phone immediately, which put me at ease! Or his staff will contact you, Belinda has been in the field for 5 years and she as well has put my mind at ease when I have concerns. Thank you Belinda for always listening to me :). He is a doctor who is busy but what stands out about him is that he makes sure his patients are his priority. I also want to say that I appreciate Dr. Katzen for waiting for me to see me past 5:00pm yesterday since my flight got delayed 3 hours! Thank you so much! I believe a client should also take into consideration a doctors bedside manner when picking out a surgeon. I am so glad I chose Dr. Katzen to do all my procedures! More

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

VASER HI DEF LIPO OF ABDOMEN Helped Me Land More Acting Jobs. - Let's face it. We live in a society where people judge our looks. I happen to be an actor who is getting started in the industry. I needed to fit a certain mold to land the jobs. I have no shame going to Dr. Katzen to enhance my looks. Dr. Katzen did a VASER HI DEF liposuction on my abdomen and the results are unbelievable. He gave me the look of a six-pack abdomen. I feel more confident about myself and I don't think it's coincidence that I am landing more jobs. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 18, 2019

360 body lift by the best surgeon! - One of the very first surgery that changed my life was the gastric bypass. It helped me lose 146 pounds and became a healthier person. The second life changing surgery for me was the 360 body lift performed by Dr. Katzen. Dr. Katzen removed 15 pounds of extra skin and fat, mainly in my abdomen area. The body lift gave immediate results. My abdomen was flat, hips, butt and thighs all got smaller and smoother. I am so grateful for the wonderful care I received from Dr. Katzen. He's the best. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 18, 2019

Much Needed Mommy Makeover - I am a proud mama of 2 super adorable kids. My youngest is now 5 years old and I was ready for my mommy makeover surgery. I had a breast augmentation and lift along with a tummy tuck. Dr. Katzen restored my body to it's old glory. To be honest, it's better than it's ever been. More

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Review from 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 C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 18, 2019

Amazing Surgeon! - I got two procedures done with Dr. Katzen! I got liposuction on my stomach and a Brachioplasty two months ago! I’m loving my results and I thank him for listening to me and being 100 percent honest with me all the way! He is very caring and patient, even though the waiting room might be full of people waiting to see him, he does takes his time to answer your questions / concerns! I live in Oakland, Ca and at first I was a little skeptical about doing such procedure due to distance but honestly it has been smooth! He responds so quickly via email or telephone NO MATTER what day it is! So if you are considering doing a procedure out of state, you are in good hands! His staff is so welcoming and very accommodating. More importantly for clients who are only fluent in Spanish and want to get this procedure, he has staff who are bilingual and the doctor will also try his best to speak it! Thank you Dr. Katzen, I appreciate you!!! More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 18, 2019

Extremely Grateful - To find a surgeon who is at the top of their game, but also a down to earth decent human being is a rarity. Dr. Katzen is such surgeon. I had a 360 body lift and medial thigh lift after massive weight loss. I truly felt he cared about me and was available for any questions or concerns I had. The work he does in the operating room is that of an artist. I truly believe he sculpted an amazing work out of a mess of clay. Healing takes time, but his encouragement and that of his staff is fantastic. I do plan on at least one more procedure and feel extremely blessed to have confidence in Dr. Katzen and his staff. More

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

Traveled from Utah to Las Vegas to Have Tummy Tuck with Dr. Katzen - I live in Utah so when I found out Dr. Katzen had an office in Las Vegas, I was excited it was going to be a short drive to see him. I needed a tummy tuck and his tummy tuck work that I've seen online has been excellent. The day I met Dr. Katzen, I had zero doubt in my mind he was going to be my surgeon. Let me tell you, he gave me a flat, tight abdomen (you can bounce a coin off my tummy). The best part about Dr. Katzen is that he is humble, kind, and down to earth. More

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Review from J.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen Exceeded my Expectations. - Dr. Katzen over exceeded my expectations. I came to him for a body lift, he had his hands full. I did so much damage to my body, I did not think he can reconstruct it to look normal. He did my body lift so well, I have a body of a young 20 year old. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 18, 2019

Fan of Dr. Katzen and His Work. - Excellent results and service from Dr. Katzen and his entire team. They are truly caring and experienced. I followed Dr. Katzen on Instagram and I've been a fan of his since then. I underwent a tummy tuck and it's beautiful! More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 18, 2019

I Feel Good in my New Body. - Who doesn't want to look good? I am a proud owner of a newly built six-pack abdomen. Dr. Katzen did VASER hi-def liposuction of the abdomen on me and it looks so fabulous! I have no problem showing off his work at the beach and pool. I feel good in my new body! More

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Review from R.B.  |  Source: Google  |  Jul 18, 2019

Wonderful Doctor & Staff! I had a very good experience with Dr.Katzen. I had my surgery (tummy tuck) 8 months ago & couldn’t be anymore happy. His bedside manner is so professional, I’ve never felt rushed at any of my appointments, he listens & cares! After having my procedure I feel so much younger & happier. Thank you Dr.Katzen for my new body, I’ve been given a second chance! More

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Review from R.B.  |  Source: Google  |  Jul 16, 2019

Wonderful Doctor & Staff! I had a very good experience with Dr.Katzen. I had my surgery (tummy tuck) 8 months ago & couldn’t be anymore happy. His bedside manner is so professional, I’ve never felt rushed at any of my appointments, he listens & cares! After having my procedure I feel so much younger & happier. Thank you Dr.Katzen for my new body, I’ve been given a second chance! More

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Review from J.7.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 18, 2019

I am so very pleased with how my thigh lift turned out - I remember walking into Dr. Katzen's office feeling scared and nervous. I wanted to get more information about a thigh lift. Dr. Katzen and his office staff are amazing. They helped answer questions and showed me a ton of pictures of thigh lifts that Dr. Katzen has performed. I didn't leave the office without first securing my surgery date. I am so very pleased with how my thigh lift turned out. More

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Review from G.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 18, 2019

Expert in reconstructive plastic surgery after weight loss - When I first considered weight loss surgery, I was required to attend a meeting where they talked about all aspects of surgery. One of the topics covered the flabby excess skin after weight loss. I was well prepared for it and dealt with great information. Dr. Katzen had done surgeries on quite a few ladies in my meeting. They all said beautiful things about him and they all looked great. I ended up needing a body lift and thigh lift. I chose Dr. Katzen for myself and I am really glad I did. He removed 17 pounds of fat and skin during surgery and tightened my abdomen and thighs really good. Dr. Katzen is a true expert with weight loss patients. It shows in his work. More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen did an amazing job with my mommy makeover. - After giving birth to 5 kids, my body changed drastically. Let's be real, I barely had enough time for myself (not complaining, just reality). I stopped working out and it showed. My self-esteem took a dip. Just because I am a mom, I didn't want to let myself go. I went to Dr. Katzen for a mommy makeover for a tighter abdomen and perkier breasts. Dr. Katzen helped restored my self-esteem. Dr. Katzen is the best surgeon I have ever encountered. He does great work and has the personality of an angel. He never makes me feel rushed and truly takes the time to address any questions or concerns that I had. Solid 5-STAR rating! More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 18, 2019

Top Notch Care by Dr. Katzen - What I love the most about going to Dr. Katzen for surgery is the top notch care and attention that I got. He listens to what I want and recommends a great customized plan for my body. I had vaser hi def liposuction in my arms and abdomen. I got exactly what I wished for. Dr. Katzen has amazing eyes and hands to do what he does. More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 18, 2019

Transformed my Body Last Two Years - So many good changes for me the last two years. First off, I had the gastric sleeve and lost 133 lbs. I changed my lifestyle and made a life changing decision to eat healthier and move more. The next best thing that happened was a body lift and thigh lift. I went to no one else but Dr. Katzen. I have known about him for many years. He does spectacular work and has THE VERY BEST bedside manner. More

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

Brachioplasty to Get Rid of Unwanted Fat - I had unwanted fat in my upper arms that bothered me a lot. No matter how much I worked out, the excess and flabby skin did not go away. I underwent a brachioplasty with beautiful results. Dr. Katzen sculpted my arms and made them so skinny. It was a 3-hour outpatient procedure and I went home the same day. Dr. Katzen is lovely and his work is amazing beyond belief. More

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Review from O.0.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 18, 2019

Nice Body Shape After Circumferential Body Lift - My flabby skin is forever gone, thanks to the fabulous Dr. Katzen. I had a circumferential body lift where the incision goes all the way around my waist and back (kinda like a belt). Dr. Katzen excised 19 pounds of flabby skin from me. For once in my adult life, I have a nice shape and I love it! More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 18, 2019

Great Results with Body Lift and Thigh Lift (Done at the Same Time). - I had a body lift and thigh lift with Dr. Katzen at the Beverly Hills Sunset Surgery Center. It was a 12-hour surgery with immediate results. Dr. Katzen removed 21 pounds of excess skin and fat from my abdomen and inner thighs. Even though I was wrapped and bandaged up after surgery, I can see how flat my abdomen was. I spent two nights at Serenity, recovery aftercare. Dr. Katzen came by to check on me both days. He's beyond amazing, very caring and great bedside manner. More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 18, 2019

Body Lift Became a Reality for Me. - My dream of having a body lift done by Dr. Timothy Katzen became a reality. I see many posts on social media and YouTube about what an amazing surgeon he is. I finally took the leap and had my body lift done and I am looking good if I can can say so myself. Dr. Katzen has clearly mastered this procedure as he's done many of them. More

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Review from E.O.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 18, 2019

Getting my body back to normal again - Going through a gastric sleeve was a life-saving procedure for me. I became healthier and was able to chase my 5-year-old son around. The only negative thing about the whole process is the enormous amount of skin I was left with after I lost all the weight. I first had a body lift then 8 weeks later returned for an arm lift. I am pleased with the outcome of both surgeries. Getting my body back to normalcy again. More

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Review from J.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 18, 2019

Abdomen - Vaser Hi Def liposuction - As a young male, I wanted a toned, sleek body. A buddy of mine went to Dr. Katzen to have a vaser hi def liposuction sculpting procedure on his abdomen. It looks good, so I asked him a ton of questions about it. I went through the same procedure myself and the results are just as great as my buddy's result. Dr. Katzen is talented and gifted. He does amazing things to people's bodies, things that are unbelievable. I am so confident in my body now and very happy with the way I look. 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 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 N.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 18, 2019

Happy with Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation with Dr. Katzen - Who doesn’t need a little help by a plastic surgeon? I wasn’t shy telling my family about my plans to have a breast augmentation and tummy tuck. Instead of giving me gifts for my birthday and Christmas, I asked for money to go towards my surgery. They happily contributed. I chose the best surgeon money can buy. Dr. Katzen did my surgeries and it came out perfect. I am happy with Dr. Katzen, his office and his OR team. They are all great! More

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Review from H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 18, 2019

My Thighs Are Now Slim and Smooth - My medial thigh lift resulted in slimmer, smoother, toned thighs. I was once over 250 pounds and lost a significant amount of weight. My thighs were full of sag and cellulite. Thanks to Dr. Katzen, he was able to remove most of my cellulite and extra skin. My thighs are now shapely and proportionate to the rest of my body. More

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

Entrusted Dr. Katzen with All my Surgeries. - I dealt with body image issues more so after my massive weight loss than when I was obese. All the saggy excess skin made me look and feel OLD. Even my face aged by at least 15-20 years. I had many surgeries with Dr. Katzen: body lift, mons reduction, arm lift, breast lift and aug, thigh lift and torsoplasty. My most recent surgery was a facelift and neck lift. It was also the most noticeable and gratifying surgery of them all. I always felt I was able to hide my body under my clothes but there was no hiding my face. I feel a complete transformation. Dr. Katzen played every part in reconstructing my body and I love every part of it. More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen Was Supportive Throughout my Surgery Process. - After my tummy tuck, I was not able to walk straight. I was a bit hunched over with fear I might tear something if I straightened my back. Dr. Katzen said it’s normal because he tightened me a lot, but not to worry, I will straighten out soon. He was right, my tummy is so tight and so so flat! I walk perfectly normal with good posture now. It was nice to be reassured by my surgeon along the way to let me know not to panic when deep down, I was freaking out. Dr. Katzen was supportive throughout my process. More

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Review from M.D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 18, 2019

I Used Care Credit for my Tummy Tuck. - I didn't think plastic surgery was ever going to be an option for me until I searched Dr. Katzen's website and filled out the application for Care Credit. I was so excited to finally get a tummy tuck. Dr. Katzen went above and beyond to make me feel welcomed to his practice. He does amazing work. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 18, 2019

Liposuction of the Abdomen. - My review today is for liposuction of the abdomen. I had a thigh lift with Dr. Katzen a few years back, very happy with everything. I just wanted some stubborn fat sucked out of my abdomen area. Hopefully, this was the last surgery I will ever have, but if I need more plastic surgery, you bet I will be returning to Dr. Katzen. Dr. Katzen does have a large percentage of “return patients”, like me. It’s because we fully trust him. More

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Review from F.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 18, 2019

5-star Rating Well Deserved! - I have never been so certain about choosing Dr. Katzen to do my thigh lift surgery. He is remarkable with his surgical technique. His knowledge of what it takes for us bariatric patients to be successful was evident. Dr. Katzen is very friendly and has a great personality. I am happy to give Dr. Katzen's practice a 5-star rating! More

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

No More Anxiety About my Loose Skin After Body Lift. - My loose abdomen skin caused me anxiety daily. Every time I got dressed or got in the shower, I was constantly reminded how big I used to be (280 pounds). For health reasons, I underwent weight loss surgery and lost 118 pounds. It's unbelievable how much loose skin I had. I went to the best doctor that deals with weight loss patients, Dr. Katzen. He truly is amazing at what he can do to transform our battered bodies. More

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Review from J.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 18, 2019

Love my New Look After VASER Lipo of Arms and Abdomen. - With the help of VASER Liposuction and Dr. Timothy Katzen’s skillful hands, I am the proud owner of a beautiful muscular-look body. I had VASER liposuction on my arms and my abdomen. I look amazing in a two-piece bathing suit and my cropped tops. I am proud to show off Dr. Katzen’s work. I already sent two of my best friends to him. More

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Review from N.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 18, 2019

Brachioplasty with a Well Rounded Surgeon. - Dr. Katzen performed a brachioplasty on my saggy arms. I chose him as my surgeon for many reasons:1. He’s board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.2. He is well established with a good reputation.3. He has excellent bedside manners.4. He has hundreds of before and after pictures of the procedure, I wanted.5. His staff is awesome, especially Jane and Belinda. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen is Lovely! - Gastric sleeve helped me get rid of 100 lbs. I felt healthy and great, even with the loose skin. I always boasted how the loose skin was my badge of honor. I joined a few weight loss groups on facebook where people share their pictures and stories of their weight loss journey. As months went on, I found myself getting jealous of all these pictures of tight skin after weight loss. I needed to look normal and not have to live with loose skin. One particular woman's facebook pictures and stories stood out more than the rest and she revealed she had surgery with Dr. Katzen. I made my consultation with Dr. Katzen and found him to be a lovely person and very compassionate towards weight loss patients. I had my 360 body lift and I told Dr. Katzen he was a miracle worker. He gave me a nice figure, better than what I imagined. More

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Review from 8.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 18, 2019

Brazilian Butt Lift - I despised how horrible and flat my butt used to look. Many clothes looked bad on me; slacks, dress, bathing suits, rompers, and jeans. I underwent a Brazilian butt lift with Dr. Katzen. I love the shape and the overall look of my butt. My clothes fit me nicely now. More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 18, 2019

Body Lift After 118 Pounds Weight Loss. - A quick background about myself: I’m 31 years old, had weight loss surgery in 2017, lost a total of 118 pounds. After weight loss, I found myself draped in excessive loose skin. It was a constant reminder of my previous obese years, something I longed to forget. I struggled with dating because so many men judged me on my appearance. I know I just haven’t met the right one. I’d seen Dr. Katzen on Instagram and began following him. His posts are intriguing, educational, and fun. After following him for 2 months, I decided to take up on his free consultation offer. The first visit with Dr. Katzen was a bit intimidating. His staff put me in the exam room and asked me to remove my clothes and put on a robe. Panic sets in, no one has seen me naked in a very long time! As soon as Dr. Katzen enters the room, he talks to me about surgery and goes over my history before he examined me. He instantly calmed my nerves and I felt comfortable with him. During the examination, he shows me the excess skin he planned to remove and showed me the possibilities on how I would look. Yes, yes, I signed up for a body lift and couldn’t wait to get on the schedule. Day of the surgery arrived and my nerves got the best of me. Dr. Katzen came to see me and marked me up. He held my hand and assured me everything will be fine and it’ll be over before I knew it. Again, he has a calmness about him that eased my nerves.Having the body lift was one of the best decisions I made. Dr. Katzen completely transformed my body and my being. I feel so good about myself, inside and out. 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 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 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 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 K.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Apr 18, 2019

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 L.G.  |  Source: Google  |  Apr 18, 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 D.W.  |  Source: Google  |  Apr 18, 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 D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Male Tummy Tuck: I used to have a big gut on me. - I am a 37 year old male. I used to have a big gut on me. Although society seems to be more acceptable with a male gut, I was not okay with it. I seeked professional help with Dr. Katzen. Dr. Katzen did a terrific tummy tuck. I am definitely feeling more attractive. More

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

Arm Lift with Very Nice Incision. - My arm lift procedure was performed by J. Timothy Katzen, MD. I’m thrilled with how small my arms are now. I was worried about the incision but it’s not even noticeable unless I point it out to my family and friends. It’s hidden quite well. I have to tell you, Dr. Katzen is an outstanding artist with an eye for perfection. He’s also very nice and humble. Dr. Katzen, if you are reading this, thank you from the bottom of my heart! More

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

Great Experience with Brazilian Butt Lift - For the last eighteen months, I’ve been contemplating having a brazilian butt lift. I found a couple of doctors I liked on Real Self and made appointments with both. They both were qualified and their prices were comparable. I ultimately decided to go with Dr. Katzen because I felt a better vibe with him. Dr. Katzen helped me achieve the look I dreamed of. So glad I had this brazilian butt lift procedure. More

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Review from C.F.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Highly Recommend Dr. Katzen for VASER Liposuction of Abdomen and Arms - What a difference a VASER Hi Def Liposuction of the abdomen and arms make. My entire image is so different after surgery. I look stronger, my body looks defined, muscular, toned and fit. Dr. Katzen knows exactly what he is doing with that VASER machine. I highly recommend him if you are looking for VASER liposuction treatment. More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Body Lift by the Amazing Dr. Katzen - I had sagging skin in my mid section, thighs, breasts, and arms and mons area after losing 123 lbs. I saw Dr. Katzen on Instagram and loved his work and loved how his patients seem so happy. I went in for a consultation and loved how friendly Dr. Katzen and his staff are. They go above and beyond and made me feel at ease. My first surgery was the body lift and mons reduction. Once I completely heal, you'll see my pictures in his Instagram (I gladly gave him consent). More

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

Tummy Tuck to Look Good for my High School Reunion. - My 20-year class reunion is coming up next year. I want to look my best and cannot wait to see what all my classmates are up to. After 3 kids, I needed a little help from Dr. Katzen to tighten my abdomen. Dr. Katzen performed a tummy tuck on me and it looks better than when I was in high school! More

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

Mommy Makeover Got Me Feeling Young and Sexy Again. - My husband gave me some pretty good gifts since I’ve met him. He gave me the gift of marriage, children and so much more. The last gift I got was a mommy makeover, something I have been wanting so badly, so I can look good again for him and for myself. I decided to have surgery with Dr. Timothy Katzen in Beverly Hills, CA. The surgery was worth every penny. I feel so young and sexy again! More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Thigh Lift New Clothes :) - My review today is for my thigh lift procedure with Dr. Katzen, since it's the most recent surgery I had with him. Out of all the surgeries I had with Dr. Katzen, this one hurt the most. I will say, Dr. Katzen was understanding and managed my pain well. I am well healed and back to work. I picked up some new dresses and slim pants for my new wardrobe. I am definitely enjoying my new body. Thank you Dr. Katzen! More

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Review from B.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Before Thigh Lift, my Thighs Were Not Able to Fit Through the Leg of Jeans. - I was so excited and proud of myself that I can finally fit into size 7 jeans (baggy jeans) after losing 100 lbs. My daughter tells me I needed to stop wearing baggy jeans because I looked fat, I didn't know how to shop for my new body. I asked my daughter to go shopping with me and I was left in tears. I tried on some form fitted jeans and couldn't fit my thighs through the legs. I had a tummy tuck before, so the excessive skin on my abdomen were resolved. I normally wear maxi dresses so my thighs were always well hidden. No amount of exercise can rid my big thighs so I turned to surgery. I found this amazing surgeon in Beverly Hills and he did an excellent job with my medial thigh lift. More

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

Caring and Talented Doctor - I’ll start by saying I’m a nurse and can be picky with doctors. He is a great doctor. Super caring and communicative and great eye for aesthetics. I had tummy tuck and medial thigh lift. I had some complications with the medial thigh lift opening up a little but everything still healed up nicely. The scar is small and tidy even after opening and closing by secondary intention. I’m only 7 weeks post op so I still have a lot of work to do with my incision scars but he gave me a great shape. I’m happy. More

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Review from H.A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Can Wear Tank Tops Now After Arm Lift - I live in Phoenix, Arizona where it gets extremely hot. A little back story on me, I am a weight loss patient with lots of excessive skin on my arms. For a long time, I wore 3/4 sleeve shirts even when it goes above 100 degrees. I was sick on not being able to throw on a tank top on these type of days. Finally, I made a decision to have an arm lift. I've been following Dr. Katzen on Instagram. He is so friendly and funny with great surgical skills. I drove to California for my surgery and so glad I did. He was worth the drive! I now own 10 tank tops in different colors and styles. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

My Thighs Look Amazing Now After Medial Thigh Lift Surgery. - I used to weigh 230 lbs. until I had the GS and lost 87 lbs. I was referred to Dr. Timothy Katzen by my mother in law, who had a positive experience with her surgery. My MIL turned out to be a great support person for me after my thigh lift. She helped me prepare for surgery as well as taking care of me post operatively. If you can get someone to help you after a thigh lift, I highly recommend it. My thighs look amazing now. I love the shape, the size and how it does not have ripples on them anymore. Dr. Katzen is the best! More

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Review from K.J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Tummy tuck 5 years after c-section - I am a mom of two boys, 5 and 7 years old. The thought of having plastic surgery has never crossed my mind until this last year. My youngest was born via c-section, the incision did something funky to my belly. I've been working out 5 days a week but I cannot tighten my abdomen. There's a flab below my belly button that is constant. I found Dr. Katzen on Real Self and went to him for a tummy tuck. He's an amazing person and did an amazing job on my tummy tuck. More

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Review from I.K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Brachioplasty - My experience with doctor Katzen was extraordinary. Each time I saw him, he treated me as though I was his one and only patient. He does not rush my visits and he does not make me feel silly for asking questions. I had a brachioplasty, couldn't be happier with the outcome. More

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Review from K.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Followed Two of Dr. Katzen's Patients on Youtube and Facebook Before my Body Lift. - As I was going through my weight loss, I found two inspiring ladies on Youtube and Facebook. They both documented their journey from their weight loss surgeries to their plastic surgeries, offering helpful tips along the way. Coincidently, they both are patients of Dr. Katzen’s for the plastics and spoke so well of him. I reached out to both and became instant friends on social media (never met in person). One lives in Washington, the other one in Southern California. They were very generous with their time in answering questions for me. I went into surgery with Dr. Katzen with complete confidence, I knew I was in good hands. More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Healed Well with Great Body Lift Results - I live in Houston, Texas but insisted to my husband that I needed to have my body lift in California with Dr. Katzen. Dr. Katzen is very well respected in the weight loss community. He’s spent many years lecturing, educating and involved with weight loss patients. He also writes many articles about plastic reconstructive surgeries after massive weight loss. As you can tell, I have followed his work for quite some time. My husband agreed and we flew to California for my body lift. Yes, there were some travel inconveniences but it was completely worth it. Dr. Katzen is beyond kind and showed both myself and my husband so much love. The results of my body lift is unbelievable, Dr. Katzen removed 16 pounds of excess fat and skin from my abdomen. I can not grasp how good it looks. I am glad my husband was on board and supportive of my decision to have my body lift in California with Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from C.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

A New Body and a New Me - I had a body lift, which was a very big surgery with big risks. Dr. Katzen took off 12 pounds of skin and tissue from my abdomen. I was in surgery for 8 hours and stayed at a recovery retreat for 2 days. Dr. Katzen came by and checked on me both days and assured me everything was fine. Getting the reassurance was much needed and appreciated. He’s has the best caring heart, very polite and humble. His surgical techniques are perfection. I am starting the year off with a New Body and a New Me. More

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Review from C.N.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Neck Liposuction by Timothy Katzen, MD (Beverly Hills, CA) - My neck gave me major insecurities. I booked a free consultation with Dr. Katzen’s office to see what my options were. I was amazingly surprised when Dr. Katzen said he could take care of my problem by neck liposuction. He showed me some pictures of his patients who underwent the same procedure and I was blown away by the results. What I love about Dr. Katzen is, he didn’t try to sell me more procedures than what I needed. I told him what bothered me and he came up with a plan and solution. My neck looks amazing all thanks to Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from J.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Former Obese Body, Now Transformed - Ever wonder what a former obese body looks like after massive weight loss? It's not pretty. My skin is all shriveled up like an elephant's skin. Thank goodness for surgeons like Dr. Katzen who can fix me. Dr. Katzen is a renowned surgeon whose specialty is weight loss patients. He does miraculous things to our bodies, things I thought would never look normal again. I had a 360 bodylift, thigh lift, breast augmentation with lift, arm lift, and neck lift with Dr. Katzen (not all at once). I am beyond thrilled with what Dr. Katzen has done for me. There simply isn't enough words to tell him how thankful I am. More

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Review from S.J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Tummy Tuck and Crescent Thigh Lift - My journey started 3 years ago with a lap band surgery where I lost 99 pounds. I learned how to eat smaller portions and keeping an active lifestyle. I maintained my 99 pound weight loss for 6 months before I decided to have a tummy tuck and crescent thigh lift. I went to the best surgeon money can buy and got exactly the results I wanted. Dr. Katzen really knows his craft and he does it well. I 100% recommend Dr. Katzen. More

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

Got Rid of my Beer Belly After Tummy Tuck - I blamed my beer belly on my excessive drinking in my 20’s and 30’s. I just turned 40 and I decided to reclaim my health and get rid of my beer belly. Dr. Katzen showed up while searching for a plastic surgeon on Real Self. He definitely stood out from the other plastic surgeons. I had a tummy tuck and my beer belly is gone. I’ve gone down 2-4 sizes in pants, depending what brand I buy. Dr. Katzen is great all around. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Feeling Good in my Remodeled Body. - I underwent a body lift with Dr. Katzen and the results were noticeable immediately. I lost 143 pounds from gastric sleeve and I had an enormous amount of excess skin. During the body lift, Dr. Katzen removed 20 pounds of excess skin and fat in my abdomen…..20 pounds!!!! I stayed at a nearby recovery center for 2 days with around the clock nursing care. They kept me comfortable and managed my pain while I recovered. After being discharged, I had my weekly check ups with Dr. Katzen where he assured me everything looked fine. After 6 1/2 weeks I was able to function somewhat normal. I had to take it easy with my workout routines and not do anything too strenuous. I donated all my clothes and started a new wardrobe. I feel good in this newly remodeled body. More

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

Very Helpful to Set Up a "Recovery Station" Prior to Thigh Lift - My inner thigh lift went without a hitch. I had my thigh lift and went back to work in six weeks. I have a desk job where I didn’t have to move around too much. I told my boss about my surgery and he was very understanding. I followed Dr. Katzen’s orders closely and recovered beautifully. Dr. Katzen gave me instructions about surgery and also detailed what to do during recovery. I had my “recovery station” set up prior to surgery, which made all the difference in the world. My “recovery station” was a side table that included things like medication, phone, phone chargers, water, protein shakes, snacks, glasses, remote control, books, etc….. This way everything I needed was within arms reach and I was comfortable and entertained. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

From Texas, traveled to Calif for an abdominoplasty - My abdominoplasty was done in Beverly Hills, California by Dr. Katzen. I live in Texas but didn't care for the doctors I consulted with. I saw that Dr. Katzen offered complimentary Skype consults, so I said, why not. If anything, I can get a price comparison. Wow, he blew me away with his knowledge and he's down to earth. I had emailed him a picture of my abdomen and we discussed a surgical plan. Everything went well and I was back home two weeks after my surgery. We continue to communicate via email and phone. He's very good at returning my messages on a timely matter. More

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Review from A.T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Highly Recommend Dr. Katzen - I am "normal size" based on my height and weight but my tummy area seemed disproportionate. It sticks out a bit more than I would like. I searched for a doctor close by to make things easier for me, I didn't want to inconvenience anyone to take care of me. Dr. Katzen came up on my search and I could not be happier that his patients love him and his results are great. I had liposuction in my abdomen and after the swelling went down, it looks so amazing. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a good plastic surgeon. More

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Review from H.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Body Lift Performed by Dr. Katzen - No surprise, I chose Dr. Katzen for my body lift surgery. He is extremely well known for performing reconstructive surgery for weight loss patients. I know a few of his patients through my bariatric support group. I can now happily say I’m one of his “Katzen patient” as well. During my body lift, Dr. Katzen removed 14 pounds of excess skin and fat from my abdomen area. I remember waking up from surgery and immediately noticed how flat and small my tummy was. For the new year, I would like to have my thighs and arms done. Not going to anyone else, but Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from J.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Breast Lift and Extended Tummy Tuck - I met Dr. Katzen many years ago at a Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America meeting. I attended the meeting to get more information about weight loss surgery but I noticed he was listed as a speaker about reconstructive surgery after weight loss. I decided to attend the talk just to see. He spoke so well and provided great information. He shared many great pictures of his patients. Years pass, I had weight loss surgery and lost 108 pounds. I went to Dr. Katzen for extended tummy tuck and breast lift, best decision I ever made. More

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Review from I.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen is Dedicated to His Patients - 1 1/2 years ago, I had a body lift with Dr. Timothy Katzen. I’ve been saving up to have another surgery with him, an arm lift. I can tell you, Dr. Katzen is dedicated to his patients’ needs. He gets back to me timely when I have questions. My body lift and arm lift both turned out amazing. More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Revision of Abdominoplasty - I had an abdominoplasty done with another surgeon but my results are not satisfactory. I still had dog ears on the sides. I found Dr. Katzen online and made a quick visit to his office during my lunch time. He assured me he can fix the dog ear problem. Within two months, I was on the operating table and he fixed it. I am thrilled with my revision and highly recommend Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

I feel sexy after a BBL - I am a proud Body By Katzen girl. I had a Brazilian butt lift and it looks GOOD! I feel sexy and my clothes look so much better on me. I can't stop staring at my reflection, Dr. Katzen did a wonderful job. More

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Review from V.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Excellent body lift and arm lift done by Dr. Timothy Katzen - In a effort to complete my massive weight loss journey, I underwent a body lift then a brachioplasty. Prior to reconstructive surgery, the excessive skin interfered with my quality of life. I frequently had rashes, discomfort, and my skin got caught in zippers. Not only did it take a physical toll on me, it also affected me emotionally. Dr. Katzen changed me. He reconstructed my body and instantly changed the quality of my life. He’s beyond amazing. My sister who has lost a lot of weight is seeing him next month. I’m really excited for her transformation as well. More

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Review from B.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Male VASER Hi-Def Liposuction of Abs, Beverly Hills, CA - My abdomen had some stubborn fat that I couldn't get rid of in the gym. I didn't have much fat but I needed some help. When I came to Dr. Katzen, I was planning on nothing more than liposuction in the abdomen. Little did I know about VASER Hi-Def Liposuction of the Abs, until I saw before and after pictures in his office that intrigued me. Dr. Katzen explained what it was and I had to have it. My abdomen is now flat and very well defined. Dr. Katzen is a great sculptor, very happy with my results. More

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Review from S.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Amazing Doctor!! - 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.0.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Best 30th birthday gift, Brazilian butt lift. - Having a flat butt is not very flattering. I wanted to wear sexy clothes without feeling self-conscious. At one point, I purchased a padded butt underwear but I didn’t like it. For my 30th birthday, my parents asked what I wanted and I told them a Brazilian butt lift. I don’t think they expected me to say that but they were supportive.I started my search on Real Self and found so muc... More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

I had 22 pounds of fat and skin removed during the body lift. Dr. Katzen is a blessing. - I met Dr. Katzen along with two other plastic surgeons at the WLSFA convention. I consulted with all three surgeons and I confidently chose Dr. Katzen because he impressed me the most. Not only was he kind and humble, but his work shined the most. He has extensive knowledge when it comes to weight loss patients. I had a body lift with Dr. Katzen and he removed 22 pounds of fat and skin. ... More

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

VASER Hi-Def Looks Awesome! - Dr. Katzen is one of the few surgeons who specialize in VASER Hi-Def Liposuction of the Abdomen. I asked to see some before and after photos of his patients and he delivered some impressive shots. There was a young lady that had a similar body type as mine and loved her results. I asked Dr. Katzen to sculpt mine the same way and he did. I love my new sculpted abdomen. It looks very well... More

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Review from P.K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Mini Tummy Tuck - I had my precious daughter a year ago. After giving birth, my tummy area needed just a little tuck. Dr. Katzen did an incredible job with my mini tummy tuck. I’m very pleased with the service I got from him and his office. More

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Review from C.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Farewell to saggy arms - Saggy arms gone F.O.R.E.V.E.R! That felt good saying it. After years of being overweight, my arms were ugly and saggy. I found Dr. Katzen online and made an appointment with him. He was a complete joy when I first encountered him, very knowledge and kind-hearted. A month later, I was on the OR table. Things went smoothly, no complications and pain was minimal. Dr. Katzen hid my arm lift... More

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Review from A.K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

I found a great thigh lift expert - You know that ugly term, “thunder thighs”? Growing up, I got called that a lot. I put in hard work to eat right and exercise, it was a lifestyle change. But, no matter what I did, my thighs were still problematic, at least in my mind it was. I consulted with two plastic surgeons before finding Dr. Katzen. I was blown away when I met him and my choice was clear. Dr. Katzen was ext... More

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Review from G.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Honored and Proud to be Dr. Katzen’s patient. - I am honored and proud to say I am one of Dr. Timothy Katzen’s patient. The journey of massive weight loss then reconstructive surgery requires a lot of trust and support from your surgeon and their staff. I initially had a body lift with Dr. Katzen then two months ago, I had an arm lift. Dr. Katzen is incredibly skillful and caring. The best thing about being one of his patients is, I g... More

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Review from C.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Found my Amazing Surgeon on Real Self - Real Self is my go-to for researching doctors. There’s so much good information on here. I find many of my questions are answered just by doing a quick search. I found Real Self during my search for a tummy tuck. I was pleasantly surprised to find thousands of before and after pictures, Q&A’s, videos, etc. I narrowed my search down to two surgeons in my area and ultimately went with Dr. Katzen. The time I invested in research was well spent. Dr. Katzen delivered an exceptional tummy tuck result and my experience was smooth. More

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Review from D.D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Saw Dr. Katzen on a TV Special, He's Amazing. - In 2016 I had gastric bypass surgery. I was browsing the internet when a show on TLC called “The Real Skinny” popped up. This show tells a story about a lovely gal, Sarah, and followed her story about reconstructive plastic surgery after weight loss. The interaction between her and Dr. Timothy Katzen was genuine and caring. Dr. Katzen definitely pulled on my heart strings how kind he was to help her. I had a connection with Sarah because I had the same struggles she did with her excess skin and all the problems associated with it. In 2018 I had my own body lift with Dr. Katzen. He is the same in person as he was on tv. I am ready for my next phase of surgery, medial thigh lift. Would not think of going anywhere else but Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from C.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Feeling Confident in my Own Skin - After childbirth, my abdomen never bounced back. I admit, I gained more weight during pregnancy than I anticipated. I always said it would be no problem losing the weight after I gave birth. Boy, was I wrong! Thank goodness for Dr. Katzen, he did a tummy tuck and gave me an abdomen better than it ever was. He made it flat and gave me an hour glass. Dr. Katzen also gave me a newly improved belly button. I never liked my belly button before, but now it’s really cute. More

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

Medial Thigh Lift by an Experienced Plastic Surgeon. - So grateful for the modern technology where we can easily search for surgeons and read reviews from their patients. I was desperately needing a surgeon for a medial thigh lift. I was not satisfied with the first three surgeons I searched. They just simply did not seem like they've done many medial thigh lifts. When I found Dr. Katzen and the plethora number of pictures of thigh lifts, I knew I found an experienced surgeon. I was also very pleased to see he is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Everything checked out for me and I scheduled my thigh lift surgery. It's one of the best decisions I did for myself. More

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Review from C.J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

I Cried Happy Tears when Dr. Katzen Removed Bandages After Body Lift. - I lost 119 pounds and most importantly, I maintained my weight loss the last two years. I could not put off the removal of excess skin any longer. Dr. Katzen performed a 360 body lift on me where he excised my skin and fat, and tightened me up. After my body lift, I stayed at a recovery center (near his office) for one night. Dr. Katzen came by early the next morning to check on me and released me to go home. After a week, I came in for my post op check up. Dr. Katzen removed the bandages and I cried my eyes out. I could not believe how great my surgery turned out. More

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Review from S.L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

I Recommend Dr. Katzen 100% for Brachioplasty. - Until I met Dr. J. Timothy Katzen, I was full of nerves. I never had elective surgery and battled a decision if I should have a brachioplasty. Once I met Dr. Katzen, I felt a sense of calmness. He’s so professional and down to earth. He exudes confidence from many years of experience. I had an arm lift two months ago and I am thrilled with the way it looks. My incision looks nice and it’s hidden well. I recommend Dr. Katzen 100%. More

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Review from H.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Body lift with 19 pounds of excess skin and fat removed. - I had so much suffering throughout my life. I’ve eaten as a mechanism to deal with my depression. This lead to morbid obesity along with diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and chronic pain. To say I was miserable was an understatement. My doctor advised me to lose weight before my health got any worse. I had gastric bypass and lost 148 pounds. Things were looking good, I was off medications for diabetes, high blood pressure and no longer needed my sleep apnea machine. With weight loss, I anticipated loose skin and I had lots of it. I’ve known about Dr. Timothy Katzen and his work for a while now. I was confident he was going to do my post weight loss plastic surgeries. During consultation, he had me stand in front of a mirror to show me all the skin and fat he would excise. The idea of all that skin gone was something I only dreamt of. Well, my dream came true. I had a body lift, Dr. Katzen removed 19 pounds of excess skin and fat. With the body lift, I also had my lateral thighs lifted, mons lifted, butt and hips lifted. My stomach is flat and contoured. Wow, I have this new body that I appreciate so much now. I am coming back in three months for an arm and breast lift. More

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Review from J.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Instant 6 Pack Abs with Vaser Hi Def Liposuction - I heard about the Vaser Hi Def Abdomen through a co worker who had his done. I looked into it for myself and glad I went for it. Dr. Katzen uses a Vaser Liposuction technique and gave me an instant 6 pack abdomen. I mean it looks really really good, as if I've worked out my whole life. I used to be shy about taking off my shirt in public, but not anymore. I enjoy weekend hikes and have no problems taking my shirt off to cool off. It's given me a nice physique along with added confidence. More

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Review from T.A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

I love the new and improved version of me - All I can say is Dr. Katzen is the most amazing doctor I have ever encountered. I can understand why his patients rave about him. He's a gem: amazing surgical skills, well mannered, great office staff, what more can I ask for. I had a mommy makeover, which included breast augmentation and a tummy tuck. I love the new and improved version of me. More

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Review from K.T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Body Lift After Lap Band Surgery - I met Dr. Timothy Katzen before I had my lap band surgery. I knew with weight loss, excess skin would be a problem. It took me 16 months to hit my goal weight after lap band. I already knew Dr. Katzen would be the surgeon to do my plastic surgeries. I had a body lift with the incision wrapping all the way around my waist. The body lift included a tummy tuck, lateral thigh lift, buttock lift and mons lift. I cannot believe all those got taken care of with the body lift. Dr. Katzen is TERRIFIC! More

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Review from R.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Great Vaser Hi Def 6 Pack Abs Results - I am a 26 year old male who wants to have a strong, defined, 6 pack abs. I work too much and I don’t have time to spend in the gym to achieve the look I desired. I heard about VASER Hi-Def Liposuction to achieve 6 pack muscles. There are only a few doctors who do this in my area. I chose to schedule two appointments and ultimately chose Dr. Katzen. Very glad I did. Dr. Katzen delivered the results I wanted. More

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

VASER Liposuction - I love posting about my travels on social media. Most comments are positive but every so often I get negative comments about my appearance (especially bikini photos on a beach or pool). Boy, people can be mean. I decided to get a VASER HI DEF liposuction to sculpt and define my abs. I absolutely cannot believe how amazing my abs look. More

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Review from G.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen is a True Master of Body Lifts. - My aunt used to work at a hospital where she knew of Dr. Katzen and his work. When I was telling her how I've been considering a body lift, she did not hesitate to recommend Dr. Katzen. Don't let the Beverly Hills zipcode intimidate you. He's very nice and humble. Well, my body lift turned out so much better than what I could have wished for in my wildest dreams. He's truly a master when it comes to body lifts. More

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Review from N.L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

A Long Time Patient of Dr. Timothy Katzen - I am a long time patient of Dr. Timothy Katzen. After my gastric bypass procedure, I went to him for a full body transformation. I had the circumferential body lift, liposuction, breast aug and lift, vertical torsoplasty, arm lift, and thigh lift. Recently I returned to Dr. Katzen to have my upper and lower eyelids done. I am super impressed with all he has done for me. Forever grateful!!!!! More

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Review from H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Saved Up for a Great Tummy Tuck. - Never give up on your dream. I've been wishing for a tummy tuck. It's been on top of my list the past two years. I saw a patient's blog how she cut out certain expenses such as daily Starbucks runs and skipping vacation to save up for her plastic surgery. I did the same and saved enough for my tummy tuck. It's one of the best decisions I am glad I made. More

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Review from H.K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Much Needed Brachioplasty. - I had the hardest time finding shirts that could accommodate my very large, saggy arms. With Dr. Katzen's help, I have normal looking arms now. Dr. Katzen did a brachioplasty and I could not be happier. He is exactly how my friend described him: compassionate, humble, great bedside manner, perfectionist. Very happy I went with him for my arm lift. More

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Review from C.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen's Office Works Like a Well-oiled Machine. Great Surgeon. - I had an abdominoplasty with J. Timothy Katzen, MD. His office runs like a well-oiled machine. They are prepared and organized. I came in for a consult with Dr. Katzen, right afterwards I met with his surgical coordinator where she gave me a cash quote that included a breakdown of OR fees, anesthesia fees, surgeon’s fee and a few other fees. I immediately put a deposit down to secure my surgery date. They gave me a date to come in for a pre op visit. In the meantime, I was given work up orders and instructions on what to do and what to anticipate for. I’m a planner, so I appreciate that everything was laid out for me. As far as my tummy tuck, Dr. Katzen is a marvelous surgeon. More

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Review from A.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Breast augmentation and lift after weight loss surgery - The first year after weight loss surgery, my weight was dropping at a rapid rate. One of the first things I noticed right away was my deflated saggy breasts. I used to have nice large breasts. Dr. Katzen usually recommends his patients to do the lower body (tummy tuck or body lift) first, but for me, my breasts bothered me the most. I had a breast augmentation with silicone implants along with a breast lift. My surgery was at 7 in the morning, I was in surgery over 3 hours, went home the same day. Pain was not bad at all and I healed just fine. I love how my breasts turned out, better than it has ever looked. Dr. Katzen knows I am coming back to do my lower body lift. See you soon doc! More

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Review from P.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Full Trust in Dr. Katzen to Reconstruct my Body. - After Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, I lost 114 lbs. I had saggy skin pretty much all over. I had stages of surgeries with Dr. Katzen. So far, I’ve had the circumferential body lift, liposuction of thighs, medial thigh lift, brachioplasty, mastopexy, breast aug, torsoplasty and botox (yes, I noticed more wrinkles on my face after weight loss). Between all the surgeries, Dr. Katzen removed a total of 16 lbs of extra skin. I had full trust in Dr. Katzen to reconstruct my body. He is amazing both surgically and emotionally. I couldn’t have asked for a better surgeon. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen Revised a Tummy Tuck Done by Another Surgeon - When I was 25 years old, I had this fantasy of a perfect beach body. I didn’t have much money but wanted a tummy tuck so badly that I went to the cheapest place I can afford, BIG MISTAKE! This young surgeon performed and botched my tummy tuck. Later to find out, he wasn’t board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. I lived with it for over 5 years until I saved up enough to have it re-done.I found Dr. Katzen online and had a consultation with him in Beverly Hills. Dr. Katzen looked at my botched abdomen and assured me he can fix it. Not only did he fix it, he also tightened my six-pack muscle underneath, what a nice bonus. I can’t tell you how great it feels to have this super flat abdomen. I know everyone always says Dr. Katzen is the best, really he is. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Great tummy tuck done by Dr. Katzen - Dr. Katzen is the the type of surgeon you wished all doctors would be. He's kind, down to earth, not [RS bleep], great at what he does, has a great educational background, and so much more. His staff are great, you can tell they love helping patients. I am a male who underwent a tummy tuck. I didn't think it was common until I entered Dr. Katzen's office. Evidently, I was not the only male who felt I needed a little work in my belly area. More

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Review from C.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Already had body lift and medial thigh lift. Arm lift and breast augmentation this summer. - I met Dr. J. Timothy Katzen in 2017 at an Obesity Help Conference. There were four plastic surgeons at this event, they all offered free consultations on location. I consulted with Dr. Katzen and one other surgeon. Dr. Katzen made my decision easy for me, he is full of compassion towards bariatric patients like myself. He understands our struggles without judgment. More importantly, he had over 6 full albums of before and after pictures. I also met at least 10 of his very happy post op patients at this conference, this sealed the deal for me. I enjoyed talking to them about their personal experience. I underwent a body lift and medial thigh lift with Dr. Katzen and plan to have an arm lift and breast augmentation and lift this summer. I am excited to have Dr. Katzen finish the reconstructive surgeries so I can have a fresh start. After all is done, I plan to have a full face and hair makeover and get some professional pictures done. More

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Review from E.A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Mommy Makeover Dream Come True - I came to Dr. Katzen for a mommy makeover after hearing about him through a friend. I opted for a breast augmentation and lift along with the tummy tuck and muscle repair. I love how meticulous Dr. Katzen is with his work. My incision lines are thin and clean. His office staff are wonderful. They are always cheerful when they answer the phone and never makes me feel like I'm a bother when I ask questions. More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

My Thighs Look Great Now. - I spent a year researching for a plastic surgeon to do my thigh lift. After 3 consultations, I chose Dr Katzen. He was clearly the most experienced. My thighs have gaps between them now and they are so smooth. Dr Katzen is great, I can see why his patients love him. I belong to that club now. :) More

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Review from M.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen and His Surgical Team Are Friendly, Gentle, and Professional. - I had a problem fitting into button up shirts and certain tops due to my arms. My arms were huge, so when I wore certain tops, it made me look bigger than what I was. Sometimes, I would have to buy larger sizes, but the top would be too baggy on me. I would get glaring stares from strangers quite often. I discovered Dr. Katzen by accident while searching for something else on the internet. I saw hundreds of his before and after pictures of arm lifts, many look just like mine. The next day, I made my appointment and booked my surgery date. Wow, this is real, it was happening. I felt nervous but super excited at the same time. Surgery day, I met with the surgical team. They are ALL so friendly, gentle and professional. The result: Wow! My arms are a.m.a.z.i.n.g!!!!! More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Family Did Not Want Me to Have Plastic Surgery but I Needed to Do It for Myself - I am a twin and always felt insecure because my sister was always a little prettier and fit than I was. Many of my family were against me having plastic surgery but I did it anyways because I wanted to feel better about myself. I had surgery with Dr. Timothy Katzen and I feel fabulous. He did a tummy tuck and breast implants. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Body Makeover After Losing Half my Body Weight - Let me start by telling you my story. I was 296 lbs at my heaviest, then lost exactly half my body weight through weight loss surgery. No surprise, my body was covered in loose skin. I sought out Dr. Katzen who performed circumferential body lift, arm lift, breast augmentation with lift, and thigh lift. After all these surgeries, I thought I was done, but felt bothered with a flat butt. It actually hurts if I sit too long, I lost the fat in my buttock with the weight loss. I told Dr. Katzen I did not want a Kardashian butt, just give me enough for a nice rounded look. I had butt implants and I’m happy I did. It took some time to get used to it, but I adjusted well. Dr. Katzen rocks! More

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Review from S.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Silicone injection removal by Dr. Katzen - I was young and stupid and got some injections in my butt by a questionable person. It was cheap and that should have been my first red flag. I didn’t bother asking for credentials or researched this person or the product they were using. Long story short, I ended up with so much much problems. I consulted with Dr. Katzen and he said he could remove them, thank goodness! Dr. Katzen is amazing all around, I highly recommend him. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Highest Level of Care - It's really rare for me to write reviews but I felt the need to "pay it forward", after all, I researched Dr. Katzen and found the reviews to be extremely useful. I received the highest level of care and treatment from Dr. Katzen. I am a 48 year old male, had a tummy tuck, and very happy with it. More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery - I had a mini tummy tuck with Dr. J. Timothy Katzen. My result is exactly what I imagined it would be. I hardly experienced pain (maybe my pain tolerance level is high). I was under the best care from Dr. Katzen and his entire team. More

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

Had Surgery on Nov. 12th! - I felt truly ready to do this and man was I right to be nervous about the pain. Pain after surgery was a completely different level than any pain I had ever experienced but my team took care of it and took care of me. Dr.Katzen is a miracle worker. My HW 305 and at time of surgery I was at GW 180. Dr. Katzen removed 12 lbs of skin and fat from my legs and abdomen area. Dr. Katzen performed a tummy tuck with muscle repair, lipo and mons lift as well as a medial thigh lift extending beyond my Knee. I had expressed my desire to shape and contour my knees as they looked horrible to me. Dr. Katzen says he is ecstatic with how everything turned out and he knows I will love my legs and super flat tummy! As long as I take my pain meds on time, i am able to stay pretty comfortable. The itching is real so I have Benadryl to take now. My recovery has not been what I expected. I had expected to be up and moving in the hospital as I had a two day stay after my procedure. I had also expected to be up and around a little but at home but Dr’s orders are complete bed rest for five days!! I’ve never been on bed rest. I have always been up and moving as soon as possible but I’m following doctors orders because I know it all give me the best results. So Im in Bed with six drains and a catheter but feeling pretty comfortable! Post op appointment is on Tuesday and I’m hoping to get rid of some of the drains but they aren’t bothering me so it’s fine if not. I’m hoping to have some post op pics to post after Tuesday!! More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Nip tuck in my abdomen - My abdomen was needing a little nip tuck, so I went to the best in town….Dr. Katzen. I underwent a tummy tuck and it looks FAB!!!! I had my first formal outing last weekend and had on a long cocktail dress. Gosh, the feelings of joy overcame me as the compliments kept rolling in. People really noticed how flattering my new body was. I could not tell you how terrific Dr. Katzen is. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen Turned my 54 Year Old Body into a 20 Year Old Body - I am completely blown away by Dr. Katzen's work. I came to him with a 54 year old body and he turned back time on my body. I had an extended tummy tuck with the hour glass tightening and the saddlebags removed. In addition, I had breast implants with breast lift. I just returned from vacation in Maui where I wore my first two piece swimsuit. More

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Review from V.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Thank you Dr. Katzen! - My boss and I both had surgeries with Dr. Katzen. He is the best there is. Even when I felt nervous, he calmly eased my nerves. My abdominoplasty is perfection. I love that I can wear cute business attire to work. So many compliments, I love it! More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen Performed Miracles on my Damaged Body. - My body has gone through so much and there’s much to tell. I was morbidly obese, had the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, lost 155 pounds and along the way, accumulated a lot of excess sagging skin. Fortunately for the world of technology, it was not hard to find Dr. Katzen. He clearly stood out as THE EXPERT for weight loss patients. I had the body lift and thigh lift with Dr. Katzen and wow oh wow, I never imagined my body can look so darn good after all it’s been through. This man is a miracle worker! More

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

Exceptional experience with Dr. Katzen - There’s so much to say about Dr. Katzen, where do I start? He’s such a beautiful person inside out. He is humble, caring, has a big heart, and a perfectionist. I underwent a mini tummy tuck and it was smooth and simple. I arrived at the surgery center in the morning and home by early afternoon. Everything went well afterwards and my tummy looks amazing. More

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

Tummy Tuck (Male) - I am a 46 year old male, had a tummy tuck with Dr. Katzen. My experience went as well as I expected. Dr. Timothy Katzen was professional and delivered great outcomes. I had minimal pain and got back to work in 2 and a half weeks with zero complications. More

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Review from N.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

The Best Surgeon in Beverly Hills! - I started my search for a surgeon around 4 years ago. I had lost over 130+ lbs and wanted to remove the excess skin and fat that still remained. I had multiple surgeries performed by Dr. Katzen in March of 2018, as well as April of 2018. Wow is all I can say. I could not be happier with the entire process with Dr. Katzen! He is seriously the best surgeon around and truly cares about his patients. My first surgery I had: an arm lift, breast augmentation and a tummy tuck. All three procedures went incredibly well and I was able to go straight home after waking up from surgery. About a month later, I had my thigh lift done. I had an incision from my inner knee to my groin on both legs. This surgery was a bit more intense so I ended up staying in the recovery center for a couple days that he recommended. The entire experience I would do over again in a heartbeat. Dr. Katzen and his amazing team are there for you throughout the entire process. If you are in the process of finding a surgeon, do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him. You will not be disappointed. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Image is everything in my career. - I am a young female actor trying my best to make it in the industry. I’ve gotten a few small roles here and there but I’d like to land bigger jobs. I know my image is everything so I decided to get abdomen liposuction and breast implants. I searched “Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon” and was overwhelmed with all the options that popped up. I carefully researched the surgeons and felt completely comfortable with Dr. J. Timothy Katzen. What’s great about Dr. Katzen is, he shares tons of videos of the procedures he performs on his website, social media and Real Self. He also shares many stories of his post op patients saying how happy they are with him. I belong to his “happy patient” club now too. I hope my new body and new found confidence will help me in my career path. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

47 Yo Male Tummy Tuck - I am a 47 year old male who desired a tummy tuck. It seems unconventional, but us men want to look good too. I went to Dr. Katzen, a reputable surgeon with hundreds of great reviews. My results are perfection. More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen is Amazing Both in and out of the Operating Room. - I just needed a little liposuction in the abdomen. I had surgery with Dr. Katzen in the past and returned to him. He’s pretty amazing both in the operating room and out. Being a return patient, I can recommend Dr. Timothy Katzen highly. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen is no average surgeon - he is the best surgeon there is. - Last year I decided to embark on a life style change which includes counting calories and working out. I was proud of my 92 pounds weight loss. Because I carried my weight mostly in my stomach area, that became the problem area with sagging skin. Working out did not resolve that. I met a gym buddy that had a similar situation as I did and gave me a referral to a plastic surgeon. She herself had gone to him and she looks so good. At first meeting with Dr. Katzen, he made me feel welcomed and comfortable. He speaks in layman’s term, not doctor mumble jumbo. I had a tummy tuck and love my outcome. He tightened my abdomen and even gave me a nice waistline and belly button. Dr. Katzen is amazing from the start and throughout my follow ups. His bedside manner is remarkable. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen and his staff are the best! - Being obese most of my adult years gave me low self esteem and a plethora of other problems. I’ve learned to live with it and being unhappy. I had avoided seeing my primary care physician for years, knowing it’s never good news. I feared seeing a doctor, but my sister pressured me to get a check up. She was supportive and went with me. My worst fear was true, I had diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. My doctor said my BMI was 43 and I needed to lose weight. I had bariatric surgery and lost a massive amount of weight in just 11 short months. The result of the weight loss left me with mounds of excess skin. Although on paper, I was becoming a healthier person, I felt discouraged. I looked wrinkly and bad. My sister had been by my side throughout my journey. She helped me find a plastic surgeon who could help me get rid of the excess skin. She went with me to my consultation with Dr. Katzen. We had a long list of questions, but Dr. Katzen answered them all without making us feel rushed. We knew before leaving his office that he was the one to reconstruct my body. I had the 360 body lift. How can a surgery change my life and my self esteem so much, but it did. I am forever grateful to my sister for sticking with me through my journey in life and to Dr. Katzen for his superb skills and kindness. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen is genuine and a great surgeon. - I’ve been divorced for a year and wanted to start meeting people again. Online dating can be stressful and got me very anxious. To create a profile on these sites, they asked me to upload photos. I took some photos but immediately deleted them. My gut was sticking out and I hated it. I must have taken dozens of pictures and deleted them all. I figured I needed to make a drastic change in my image if I am going to put myself out there. I’m happy I found Dr. Katzen on Real Self and had a tummy tuck with him. He is genuine and good at what he does. After the swelling subsided, my tummy is flat and small, it looks so good. I find myself walking with a little more pep in my steps. I have more confidence with how I present myself. I even dress differently. My first online date is this coming weekend. I’m excited and nervous at the same time. More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

From Ohio, Medial Thigh Lift by an Expert Surgeon in Beverly Hills, California - Finding a surgeon who has experience with medial thigh lift was no easy task. I met with five surgeons and asked each one how many medial thigh lifts they had done and I wanted to see before and after pictures. The first four surgeons showed me a combined 10 before and after pictures. I was not going to settle.I live in Ohio, so I preferred to find a local surgeon, I didn't want to travel if I didn’t need to. When I found Dr. Katzen’s website, he had pages and pages of before and after pictures of thigh lifts.I scheduled a Skype consultation with Dr. Katzen, very happy he offered this (free of charge!). He explained what he can do and I found an instant connection with him. I flew out to California, had my medial thigh lift, stayed in town for two weeks. Everything looked great so Dr. Katzen cleared for me to fly back home. Once home, I was able to continue to connect with him and his office. They are great at getting back to me quickly. My thighs look wonderful. Dr. Katzen was worth the travel. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Body makeover after major weight loss - After losing a major amount of weight, I decided I had to do something about all my excess skin. I spent countless hours in the gym but it didn’t help my skin. I do feel healthier, stronger and built more muscles. I am proud of my new healthy lifestyle that I adopted. After a year of working out hard, I made the decision to have a body makeover. I’ve heard great things about Dr. Katzen from my trusted co-worker. I had a body lift with Dr. Katzen and the outcome is so good. Dr. Katzen is very skilled and compassionate. I am scheduled for an arm lift and breast lift later this year with Dr. Katzen. He is someone I fully trust. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

My Dream Body is Finally a Reality - After losing 97 lbs, all I wished for was a “normal” body but Dr. Katzen delivered so much more. I had several surgeries (not all at once) with Dr. Katzen: 360 body lift, inner thigh lift, arm lift and breast implants with lift. When I lost weight, my skin looked shriveled and old. My first surgery included the body lift and thigh lift. After four months, I returned for the arm lift and breast surgery. My body is normal and so much more. Dr. Katzen gave me curves and an hour glass I didn’t know I could have. I’m 46 but my body looks like 20. I don’t have enough words to describe how phenomenal Dr. Katzen is. More

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Review from M.T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Silicone Breast Aug and Abdominoplasty with an AMAZING Surgeon. - I had a mommy makeover and I’m not even a mom (LOL). I wanted a tummy tuck and breast augmentation. I found Dr. Katzen online and was impressed with his background and training. I then found many great reviews and talked to one of his patients through Facebook private messaging. His patient strongly recommended him, so I proceeded forward with surgery. I have since been Facebook friends with this gal. She helped me through my recovery. Dr. Katzen did an amazing job on my “mommy makeover”. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Getting my body transformed. - In January last year, I had surgery to lose weight. After 11 months, I lost 115 pounds. My bariatric surgeon did warn my about loose skin but I did not think I would be one to be bothered by it. Well, I was wrong. I asked my bariatric surgeon if he could recommend a plastic surgeon and he gave me 2 names. I made appointsments for both places and decided Dr. Katzen was a solid choice. I underwent a full body lift with stellar results. I am already scheduled for more surgeries with Dr. Katzen this fall. Next surgeries include arm lift and breast augmentation with lift. I cannot wait to be completely done with my body transformation. More

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Review from R.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen is 100% Invested in my Results As I Am. - I recently had a thigh lift with Dr. J. Timothy Katzen. From the start, Dr. Katzen has been great at giving me instructions how to prep for surgery and what to do afterwards. He is just as invested in my results as I am. Post operatively, he tells me exactly when to use the cream to help smooth out my scars. I could not have chosen a better plastic surgeon. My thigh lift looks amazing. I recommend Dr. Katzen 100%. Oh, I cannot forget to say, he is such a kind and humble person. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

I had a good outcome - Dr. Katzen performed a Torsoplasty and lipo of both my arms on July. A second surgery will be a brachioplasty. I am a patient who does not live in the Los Angeles area, therefore i was skeptical about having surgery in Beverly Hills. I am so happy with the results and his good bedside manner. With any concern i had, he made sure to put me at ease--He will answer calls late at night, answer emails immediately. As a patient who is not from Los Angeles area, I appreciate it his responsiveness. I mean I appreciate him, completely! More importantly, Dr. Katzen is so patient, has a warm attitude and will not make you feel rushed, he will hear your needs regardless if he has a full room of patients waiting to see him in the waiting room. My mother who used to accompany me to see him even realizes his warm attitude and she does not even know English LOL. He is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! His staff, Karla and Belinda are two wonderful and sweet ladies who will try to answer all your questions and follow- up with you immediately. Thank you Dr. Katzen!! More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Body Lift from a Trusted Surgeon. - Dr. Katzen is known for specializing in many procedures, but he is known internationally for the perfection of his body lifts. I’ve met two of his patients from other countries while in his lobby. I asked why they traveled so far for a body lift and they simply said he was the best at it. This gave me reassurance that I am in good hands. I lost about 200 pounds through gastric bypass. I was in dire need of a full body makeover. I had a body lift with Dr. Katzen and it completely changed my life. This was a big surgery and I am glad Dr. Katzen was in my corner the entire time. He and his staff were great at answering any questions I had, they never made me feel rushed or that I bothered them. I am certainly coming back to Dr. Katzen for other problem areas related to my weight loss. I am a life-long fan of Dr. Katzen’s work. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Breast Lift. My Nipples Are No Longer Pointing Down. - I’m just entering my 50’s and my body has been noticeably changing. My breasts are droopy and my nipples are pointing south, not a very attractive visual. Thank goodness for Victoria Secret’s bras, my breasts look ok in clothes. I decided it was time to get a breast lift. My co-worker went to Dr. Katzen for plastic surgery and was really happy with her tummy tuck. She referred me to him. I had a breast lift and I love it. The “girls” are perky and perfect. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Katzen. He is an absolutely amazing surgeon. More

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Review from L.W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Exceptional Thigh Lift Results and Experience - Dr. Timothy Katzen is THE very best surgeon for thigh lifts. I did extensive research and met with two other surgeons before choosing Dr. Katzen. Once I met him, I immediately knew I no longer needed to search. I had the sleeve gastrectomy and lost 145 lbs. I was left with excessive amounts of skin, mostly in my abdomen, thighs and arms. It’s unconventional, but I decided my thighs bothered me the most, so I booked that surgery first. Dr. Katzen did an exceptional job on my thigh lift. Honestly, I didn’t expect anything less from him. He is beyond what you would expect from a top notch surgeon. Dr. Katzen is a very kind, humble and understanding man. I am planning for a body lift, arm lift and breast augmentation in the near future. No surprise, I will be a return patient. He is the only plastic surgeon I trust with my life. More

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Review from E.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Best Surgeon in Beverly Hills! - Dr. Katzen was was my top choice for body lift and thigh lift surgeries. I’m a nurse and I’m very particular in my research for a qualified surgeon. Dr. Katzen is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is very skilled and artistic. I had the pleasure of seeing one of his post ops after surgery and got to see how thin and perfect the incisions were. I had no doubt he was going to do my surgeries.Dr. Katzen performed the surgeries and it went smooth. I was prepared and knew what to expect. He made the process as comfortable as can be. I am so lucky I live so close to this amazing surgeon. Dr. Katzen is the best surgeon in Beverly Hills! More

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

Completing My Journey!! - I had consultations with various plastic surgeons but once I found Dr Katzen, I knew he was the one. I had gastric bypass surgery in 2011 and lost 220 lbs but I gained a lot of excess skin. I had a 360 Body Lift in January 2017 followed by chest surgery in May 2017. I was blessed and didn’t have any complications. Dr Katzen a talented and amazing surgeon. He listens addresses all concerns. His staff is awesome as well. Dr Katzen guided me through the final stages of my journey More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

I Am So Thankful for Dr. Katzen!!!!! - I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy in 2014 and lost 212 pounds. My highest "official" weight was 361 but I suspect I had gone even higher. When I got down to 149 I started looking for plastic surgeons to remove the excess skin I had. I interviewed four and found Dr. Katzen. I went to him because of his pioneering work with the 360 lower body lift. I had the procedure in July of 2017. Dr. Katzen removed 15 pounds of excess skin around my abdomen and buttocks. I am happy to say that I no longer knock things over with my behind anymore. I can squeeze through the tightest turnstiles. I can sit in airline and theater seats comfortably. I used to have to sit on the edge of theater seats because I couldn't fit between the arm rests. My only problem is, because I no longer have so much "padding" back there, I now sit much lower in my car and almost need a booster seat to see over the steering wheel! LOL! I no longer have the "apron" of extra skin below my abdomen which was uncomfortably hot and made hygiene difficult. I am so thankful to Dr. Katzen. I am very lucky to live only 60 miles away from his office. I have since gone to him for excess skin removal from my legs, and will be having one more surgery for excess skin removal from my arms. He is the only plastic surgeon I trust with this kind of work. He is a Godsend to all of us recovering bariatric surgery patients. Thank you, Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from J.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Tummy Tuck with a Highly Skilled and Experienced Surgeon. - My experience with Dr. J. Timothy Katzen has been outstanding. He is exactly what you would want in your surgeon; caring, professional, experienced, humble, and most importantly, produced great results. My younger years of beer drinking caught up to me, I ended up with a beer gut that I could not get rid of on my own. I went to Dr. Katzen for a tummy tuck and my new tummy is flatter than ever. I'm very impressed with Dr. Katzen and his staff. He gets a solid 5 stars from me! More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Loose Skin is No Longer a Daily Struggle Anymore. (Body Lift and Thigh Lift) - Many people don’t understand the daily struggles of loose skin. I constantly use creams and powders to treat rashes in the folds of my skin. One day as I was flipping the channels on tv, I saw a story about a lady who had weight loss surgery and went to Dr. Katzen for skin removal. I literally cried because that lady was me. She was open and honest about her journey. I remember thinking what a kind and gentle surgeon Dr. Katzen was. I made an appointment with Dr. Katzen to create my own success story. I had a body lift and thigh lift with him. It’s incredible how he molded a destroyed, ugly body into a beautiful, normal looking one. I am so glad I stumbled across that TV special, it changed my life! More

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Review from E.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

After 215 Lbs. Weight Loss, I Had a 360 Body Lift. Very Happy with my Results! - Here’s a little history about me. I’m 38 years old, was obese the last 10 years, until 2 years ago when my family did an intervention. I had the gastric sleeve and lost 215 lbs. I live in San Diego, California but drove over 2 hours to find the best plastic surgeon who is highly experienced with reconstructive surgery for weight loss patients. He has thousands of before and after pictures of his patients on his website and office. I found many patients who have lost a massive amount of weight like myself and saw how he shaped their new bodies. I wanted, no NEEDED that! I had a 360 circumferential body lift with Dr. Katzen and I’m a proud owner of a “Body By Katzen”. I’m so glad I didn’t settle for a local surgeon. Dr. Katzen is worth the drive. More

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Review from P.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Katzen Delivered! He Gave Me the Body of my Dreams. - In November 2016, I started my weight loss journey. I lost 135 pounds. I found out about Dr. Katzen through my support group buddies. I scheduled two series of surgeries with him. The first one was done earlier this year, a body lift. I healed and recovered very nicely. I returned for my second round this summer, an arm lift. As expected, Dr. Katzen delivered beautiful work on my body. I cannot tell you enough how amazing Dr. Katzen is. I recommend Dr. Katzen whole heartedly if anyone is looking for a great surgeon. More

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

Dr. Katzen is my True Hero! - Gastric bypass saved my life. My health was down spiraling three years ago, I had to do something to become healthier. It was a daily struggle. After a year and 2 months, I lost a total of 152 pounds and the healthiest I’ve been in ages. I expected some excess skin but my body was wrinkled worse than a 100-year old woman, much worse! I felt depressed knowing I went through life-changing surgery and still not happy with my life. I attended a weight loss surgery conference and met Dr. Katzen. I admired his before and after pictures and spoke with him and his patients quite extensively. Before leaving the conference, I told him I would be booking my 360 body lift surgery with him. Within three months of meeting him, I was on the OR table. He removed 24 pounds of excess skin and fat from the mid section. My stomach is flat and he created a beautiful hour glass figure I didn’t know I had. From the same incision, he pulled the skin of my outer thighs and tightened it, gave me a butt lift and mons lift. I am blown away with the results. I am in tears as I am typing this review, he has completely changed me as a person, both physically and mentally. Dr. Katzen is my hero! More

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Review from S.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Many Compliments After Abdomen Lipo - As I age, my metabolism is not the same as it was. I have some fat deposits that needed to be gone forever. Dr. Katzen is my surgeon of choice. I’ve been to other plastic surgeons, and in my experience, he is the BEST! He speaks in terms you can understand and has amazing bedside manners. I’ve read many reviews about him and I can tell you it’s true. He’s very caring with his patients. His staff and OR crew all have wonderful things to say about him, which speaks volumes. I had liposuction of abdomen. I experienced swelling after surgery, which was normal. Now that I am fully recovered, I am filling my closet with new fun clothes. I am in love with my new body. Thank you Dr. Katzen from the bottom of my heart. More

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Review from R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Amazing Doctor and Staff!!! - I could not be happier with Dr Katzen and his amazing staff. I had a breast augmentation and 360 body lift almost 7 weeks ago and am so happy with my results!!! I would recommend this practice to anyone considering cosmetic surgery!!! More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Little "Pooch" Gone After Mini Tummy Tuck - I had a little “pooch” on my stomach that just wouldn’t go away. My friend recommended Dr. Katzen for a mini tummy tuck and I couldn’t be happier. The procedure was a quick outpatient procedure, I was in and out in a few hours. I had a speedy recovery and back to work in no time. My friends and family were surprised how fast I recovered. I’m 42 but my tummy looks like a 20 year olds tummy. I’m born and raised in Malibu, CA. Once I heal completely, I will be bikini shopping to show off Dr. Katzen’s work. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

My Arms Look Amazing After Brachioplasty - I went to Dr. Katzen for an arm lift. He's so amazing in every way. He's great at explaining the process so you can prepare yourself for surgery. I had a recovery center at my house and prepped everything ahead of time to make my post op experience as easy as possible. My arms look amazing, couldn't have asked for better results. More

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Review from R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Body Lift After 212 Pounds Weight Loss - I was gaining weight and was worried I would end up in a wheelchair. I needed to do something, if not, I wouldn't be around much longer. My top weight was 361 pounds and I successfully lost 212 pounds. With massive weight loss, tremendous amounts of excess skin was visible. Before Dr. Katzen, I saw four different surgeons. The more I researched, the more I realized, Dr. Katzen is the one. Dr. Katzen performed the 360 body lift on me and removed 15 pounds of excess skin and fat. I feel like a fairy princess that's been transformed. This is a dream come true. I love Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from Z.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2019

Highest Weight 463 Pounds, Lost 233 Pounds. Had Circumferential Body Lift with Dr. Katzen. - I’m 24 years old, my highest weight was 463 pounds. I ate right, exercised and lost 233 pounds. I was always uncomfortable, I didn’t like the way I looked or felt, not being able to do certain things. With the amount of excess skin I had, people were always starring at me. I was always a social person but wasn’t comfortable with my body image. I am ready to be done with all this excess skin. I did my research and I felt 100% confident in Dr. Katzen. I had a circumferential body lift and breast reduction. Dr. Katzen removed 11 pounds of excess skin and fat. The number one thing I noticed is the way my clothes fit, it is so much better now. I love to jump rope, it’s great not having all the excess skin bouncing up and down. Sex is so much better now without all the hanging skin. I’m so glad I had the surgery. 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 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 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.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 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 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 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 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 P.R.  |  Source: Google  |  Apr 18, 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 C.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Dr. Katzen removed 15 pounds of excess skin and fat (Lower Body Lift) - I had Gastric Sleeve surgery and lost 100 pounds. I had an amazing experience without any complications. I went from size 22 to a size 8 but I felt incomplete. What I ended up with is hanging skin that was ugly and embarrassing.I had a lower body lift with Dr. Katzen and I’m amazed with how good my results are. Dr. Katzen removed 15 pounds of excess skin and fat. His bedside manner and a... More

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Review from G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Great Experience with Dr. Katzen and his entire team - Many thanks to Dr. Katzen and his entire team for making my tummy tuck experience a great one. I was treated with respect from the time I stepped foot in his office and throughout my experience. Not once did Dr. Katzen or his team make me feel like I was bothering them. I love love love my new tummy. More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Dr. Katzen gave me a beautiful tummy. - Dr. Katzen and his office are very organized and efficient. I came in for a tummy tuck and they had packets pre made with specific instructions, prescriptions to fill, garments to get, you name it, it was ready. Dr. Katzen is a top notch surgeon, he gave me a beautiful tummy tuck. I am anxious for the scars to heal so I can start rocking my bikini. More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Thigh lift after losing half my body weight - I sought out Dr. Katzen after losing 150 lbs. My aunt has been raving about how great he is and I can see why. I had some unwanted skin and fat on my thighs which made it difficult to fit into clothes. I also had problems with chaffing in between my thighs. I found Dr. Katzen very easy to talk to, he never made me feel rushed or made me feel bad for asking too many questions. I had a... More

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Review from C.J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

43 year old, body lift by the best surgeon - Dr. Katzen performed a body lift on me. He has done hundreds of body lifts on weight loss patients so I was immediately assured that he was the right doctor. My body has been abused by many years of morbid obesity, it is finally normal. Actually, I feel better than most people my age. The best feeling is when my family and friends do a double take when they see me now. They all... More

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Review from M.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Great volume and shape of my butt. - I am a sales rep and feel my image is important. I think I look good but needed major help in my buttock. I inquired about a brazilian butt lift and started to prep for it (gaining some weight for the fat). After a few months, I was ready to go. I am so happy with the volume and shape of my butt. Dr. Katzen was great at explaining the process and did a great job with the brazilian butt... More

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Review from D.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

So refreshing to find a great surgeon with a heart - After extensive research, I was so relieved to have found Dr. Katzen. It’s so refreshing to find a great surgeon with a genuine caring heart. Dr. Katzen does not pressure you at all. He listened to my wants and concerns and offered his professional recommendation. Dr. Katzen performed an arm lift on me and it’s so amazing how smooth my incision line looks. It feels so good not having my ... More

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Review from Y.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

I get teary eyed when I catch my reflection. - I lost 162 pounds though weight loss surgery and was in desperate need of a body lift. I had consultations with several other surgeons before choosing Dr. Katzen. Two of the other surgeons quoted me less than what Dr. Katzen charged, but my choice was crystal clear. He clearly had more experience and in my opinion better results. My body lift transformed me completely. I no longer feel... More

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Review from A.A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Vaser Hi Def 6 pack liposculpting - My sister had surgery with Dr. Katzen two years ago and had a very positive experience with him. I’ve been considering the Vaser Hi-Def 6 pack liposculpting procedure for my abdomen and wouldn’t trust anyone else to do the procedure but Dr. Katzen. The procedure took a little longer than an hour with three tiny incisions where the liposuction ports were inserted. The results are inc... More

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Review from S.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Very happy with my extended tummy tuck - I came to Dr. Katzen because of his great reputation, he did not disappoint. I had lap band surgery and had some excess skin. During consultation, Dr. Katzen said I would need an extended tummy tuck. I love his realistic approach to surgery. I came in not wanting a long incision but he says with my excess skin hanging on the sides, “the longer the incision, the better the results”. I tru... More

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Review from B.K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Dr. Katzen fixed what the gym couldn’t. - Trying to find a surgeon who specializes in a Medial Thigh Lift was not as easy as I thought. I had appointments with 3 other surgeons before meeting Dr. Katzen. The other surgeons all said sure, they can perform a thigh lift but when I asked to see before and after pictures, they didn’t have much to show me. That made me a little nervous. I asked Dr. Katzen the same thing and he p... More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Scars well hidden with Arm Lift - What I love about Dr. Katzen is how well credentialed he is and his demeanor. He has an active interest in me and my well being. I had an arm lift with Dr. Katzen and entered into surgery very confidently. Dr. Katzen made the incision inside my arms, people don’t see them unless I raise my arms. He assured me over time, my scars will fade. I have no problem referring anyone to Dr. K... More

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Review from T.K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Remarkable experience with Dr. Katzen - I’m a gastric sleeve patient and lost over 100 lbs. I went to Dr. Katzen and my consultation left me in tears (in a good way). During my visit, he had me take my clothes off and faced a long body mirror. He pulled my skin and demonstrated what the expected results would be. He has realistic expectations and understood my exact concerns. I had a body lift and the outcome of my surgery i... More

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Review from L.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Feeling attractive again after a mommy makeover - When I told my friends I wanted a mommy makeover, they were not very supportive. Just because I’m a mom doesn’t mean I should give up on my looks and myself. Before having 3 great kids, I felt attractive and sexy, somehow that started to slip away. I found Dr. Katzen online after consulting with 2 other plastic surgeons. Unlike the other surgeons, Dr. Katzen treated me like a patient and... More

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Review from K.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Top notch surgeon. - I chose Dr. Katzen to do my arm lift for 4 very important reasons. -First, he has experience with doing hundreds of arm lifts. -Second, his credentials are impressive. -Third, he puts his patient's safety first. -Fourth, he exhibits professionalism and has great bedside mannerHonestly, I could go on forever. He's top notch! More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Best Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon! - I found Dr. Katzen on Real Self. I love how this website is full of important information. I found the section where the surgeons answering the questions to be most helpful. I was interested in a tummy tuck and scheduled a free office visit with Dr. Katzen. I found him to be approachable and was attentive. He listened to my questions and concerns and answered all of them without rushing... More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

RNY Gastric Bypass then 360 Body Lift - I once weighed 277 pounds. With the help of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery, I lost 120 pounds. One of the main reasons I had the surgery was to become healthier and be around longer for my family. The other reason is to look and feel better about myself. Granted with clothes on, I looked much better than I did, but underneath it all was a ton of excess skin that was unflattering. It also... More

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Review from M.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

42 year old, Liposuction of Abdomen - I just turned 42 years old. This year’s birthday gift to myself is liposuction of my abdomen. I don’t have much fat, Dr. Katzen suggested all I needed was liposuction. I can see why he has a great reputation, he’s professional and genuine. I highly recommend him. My sister is having surgery with him next month. More

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Review from X.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

AMAZING RESULTS - Dr.Katzen has the upmost compassion for his patients and is completely genuine. I lost 107 pounds before I had my 360 body lift with Dr.Katzen. My results are beyond what I even imagined. I HIGHLY recommend Dr.Katzen More

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Review from J.W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Body lift after losing more than half my body weight - Two and a half years ago, I had the gastric sleeve and lost 205 pounds. The surgery helped me for the most part but I made a conscious decision to change my lifestyle as well. I was pleased with how great I was feeling. With the excess skin after weight loss, I needed a body lift (very badly). I heard of Dr. Katzen’s great reputation and went straight to him. After meeting him, I had no n... More

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Review from D.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Butt Implants, No more deflated and wrinkly butt - I was used to having a big butt until I lost a lot of weight. My butt just looked deflated and wrinkly. No pants, skirts or dresses looked good on me. I thought about having butt implants for a while but kept deciding against it. One day, I caught a glimpse of my reflection in a glass window and decided I wanted to go for it. I went to Dr. Katzen and was happy with the results he showed... More

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

Love Dr. Katzen! I had Neck Liposuction. - I had gastric bypass surgery November 2015. After weight loss, I went to Dr. Katzen for the works: body lift, thigh lift, arm lift and breast augmentation. The last thing that still bothered me was my neck. I thought I would need a neck lift but Dr. Katzen said he can do liposuction instead. Wow, I cannot believe how great my neck looks. Dr. Katzen is amazing. He completely transformed... More

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Review from A.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Mommy makeover after 4 beautiful kids - I’m a mom to four beautiful children. My body has endured quite a bit and it was time to get it back to shape. There’s no shame in a mommy makeover, I needed it. A friend of mine had her breast augmentation and tummy tuck with Dr. Katzen and I loved her new body. I scheduled my appointment and immediately felt at ease with him. He takes the time to explain things in a language I can und... More

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Review from L.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Stubborn fat gone, liposuction of abdomen. - I had a very good experience with Dr. Katzen and his staff. I came in for liposuction of my abdomen. I had a stubborn fat pocket in my tummy area that I could not get rid of. Thank goodness a short trip to the operating room resolved it. Very happy Dr. Katzen took care of me and my stubborn fat. He's genuinely one of a kind. More

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Review from S.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

35 years old, tummy tuck after three kids - I am 35 years old with three kids. I told my husband I am done having more kids and am ready for my tummy tuck. He was supportive and our quest began. He and I looked online to find a reliable surgeon with a good reputation. We narrowed it down to two surgeons and picked Dr. Katzen. Dr. Katzen was great. He did an amazing job on my tummy tuck. It's flatter than it's ever been. Highly... More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

My Christmas gift was an arm lift, best gift ever! - Arm Lift surgery was something I had considered for a while now. I had the RNY gastric bypass surgery 2 years ago. I successfully lost 145 lbs and got my health on track. Unfortunately, it left me with some saggy skin in several parts of my body. Last year, I had the body lift surgery with Dr. Katzen and was extremely satisfied with the outcome. He's a great surgeon who has a great eye... More

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Review from E.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

37 year old- Liposuction of Abdomen - I don’t have a whole lot of fat in my abdomen, just enough to bother me. I’m self conscience with how I look and I can’t get rid of this feeling I get when I see my abdomen. I contacted Dr. Katzen’s office after seeing great reviews from his patients. He performed liposuction in the abdomen region. I am very happy with my results! More

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Review from R.N.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Mommy makeover: I got my old body back and more! - I am one lucky gal. I found the most amazing surgeon to do my mommy makeover. My best friend knew of Dr. Katzen through her co-worker and told me to look him up. I am done having kids so my husband treated my to a mommy makeover which consists of a tummy tuck a breast augmentation. My body has not looked this good since I was in my early 20’s. I feel sexy again! More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Medial Thigh Lift after Gastric Sleeve - I was considered morbidly obese just two years ago. I decided to have the gastric sleeve and it was the best decision of my life. I lost 200 lbs and changed my lifestyle. I now eat healthy and go to the gym four times a week. As expected, my saggy skin did not go away. I seeked Dr. Katzen out and had a medial thigh lift and body lift. He's very experienced in treating weight loss... More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Wonderful surgeon for arm and breast lift - I had an arm lift and breast lift with Dr. Timothy Katzen. What a wonderful surgeon and human being! Besides the great results, he and his staff made my experience extra special. Pain was minimal and manageable. I plan on coming back for some botox and fillers in the near future. More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

The best plastic surgeon ever! - Dr. Katzen is the most caring doctor on earth! He explained with great patience what would be involved with my arm lift. From start to finish, I felt I was in the best hands. My arms look great. I've received so many compliments on them. I can now wear sleeveless tops and dresses to show off my new arms, just in time for my cruise. The best plastic surgeon a person could ask for! Thank you... More

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Review from R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Best plastic surgeon - I was really unsure about which surgeon to choose for my body lift. Being a guy, it was a bit tough to take the step toward what I considered cosmetic surgery. I'd lost 300 lbs through diet and exercise but wasn't prepared for the extra skin. After researching a number of plastic surgeons, I decided Dr Katzen was the most qualified. What a smart decision. Not only did he have lots of... More

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Review from E.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Best plastic surgeon ever! - Had Dr. Katzen perform a body lift. The results were outstanding. I couldn't have asked for a more skilled surgeon with the best bedside manner. He made me feel comfortable and I knew that I was in capable hands. He's a talented surgeon with the eye of an artist and heart of a saint. Thank you, Dr. Katzen. You're the BEST! More

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Review from D.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

An amazing experience with the best plastic surgeon - Had the most amazing experience with Dr. Katzen. He was so patient with my questions and had the most gentle, understanding demeanor. I'm so happy with the results of my tummy tuck. My stomach is so flat and Dr. Katzen and his staff were there for me every step of my recovery. I'll definitely be recommending him to all my friends! More

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Review from L.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Joyful tears after bandages were removed. Body Lift. - Dr. Katzen was my surgeon of choice for a body lift. I read up about how he specializes in patients who have lost a lot weight. I lost 155 pounds and NEEDED a body lift. The incision was like a belt around my waist. He removed 22 pounds! During my post op visit, he removed the bandages and I teared up. I couldn’t believe how flat my abdomen was. My outer thighs and hips looked great, t... More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

No more painful rashes between my thighs after undergoing a medial thigh lift. - I was so sick and tired of my thighs rubbing together and causing major rashes. Trying to find a surgeon with experience with medial thigh lift proved to be a challenge. I didn’t want to travel out of state to have surgery but it was well worth it. I had a Skype consultation with Dr. Katzen and knew immediately that he would be the surgeon to perform my thigh lift. He’s experienced, kin... More

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Review from R.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Transformation after weight loss - I am a returning patient of Dr. Katzen’s. I had a body lift with him in January after undergoing RNY gastric bypass. I lost a total of 155 pounds. Dr. Katzen reconstructed the first stage of my surgery and it looks great. I just had an arm lift with Dr. Katzen in July and I can already see how skinny my arms are. I can’t recall the last time I wore a tank top because of my “bat arms”... More

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Review from T.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Didn’t need a neck lift, just lipo and it looks great. - I’ve always hated my double neck. I saved up over the years to finally get it taken cared of. I actually went into consultation thinking I was going to need a neck lift but Dr. Katzen said he can solve my problem with just neck liposuction. I was so pleased to hear that.I had my procedure done 3 months ago and I love the results so far. I am blown away with how great it looks already. More

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Review from C.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Mini Tummy Tuck and Neck Lift before my daughter’s wedding. - I met Dr. Katzen through mutual friends. He’s always been regarded highly and loves what he does. I had my daughter’s wedding coming up and wanted to look my best. I came in for a mini tummy tuck and neck lift and healed just in time for the wedding. Wedding day was a success! Everyone commented how great I looked without “knowing” I went under the knife. I love the way the picture... More

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Review from J.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

My arms are tight and no more loose skin. - I underwent an arm lift with Dr. Katzen. He really is as sweet and professional as what everyone says. I loved that he has tons of pictures on his website and on Real Self, I was able to identify with the those before pictures. I couldn't be happier with the outcome of surgery. My arms are tight and no more loose skin. More

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Review from M.L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

I had the works: Body Lift, Liposuction, Thigh Lift, Arm Lift and Breast Augmentation with the best surgeon. - After losing 141 pounds, I found my life is not the same. Since weight loss, I got a better job, better self esteem and became healthier. I worked out 3-5 times a week and made better food choices. With the changes I made, I still had excess sagging skin. I started my journey with Dr. Katzen and had a 360 body lift and staged liposuction in my legs. After 4 months, I returned and had a... More

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Review from C.A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

175 pounds weight loss, much needed thigh lift. - I belong to a bariatric support group at Kaiser where we meet and talk about our weight loss, pros and cons. I’ve been successful at losing weight and living a much healthier life style. In total, I’ve lost 175 pounds. My insurance covered my tummy tuck surgery but denied a thigh lift. Several ladies in my group have had surgery with Dr. Katzen and they proudly shared their experiences. I... More

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Review from C.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Body Lift from a very experienced surgeon. - My experience with Dr. Katzen has been perfection from the moment I met him. I had RNY gastric bypass and lost 150 lbs. After weight loss, I had rolls and rolls of skin. I wanted to find a surgeon who specializes in weight loss patients and Dr. Katzen is definitely the one. I had a body lift and I am blown away with how many body looks. It more than what I expected. I have two more... More

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Review from N.F.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

42 year old, loving my tummy tuck! - I moved from the East Coast to California last year. I’m not shy about having plastic surgery to enhance my looks. I’ve had breast augmentation and some fillers done in the past. Living in California, I see many beautiful faces and bodies. I love going to the beach! I’m not pleased with my abdominal area, it needs a little work. I researched many doctors and there’s so many of them in... More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Thank you Dr. Katzen for changing my life! (Body Lift) - I had a body lift with Dr. Katzen after losing 200 pounds. My friends asked me if I was concerned about the scars. I said my body is already a road map of scars. I’ve had so many surgeries throughout the years that it doesn’t bother me. Plus, the payoff outweighed the risks. I can honestly say, my body looks the best it has my entire adult life. As part of the body lift, Dr. Katzen tig... More

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

My breasts are back to where they belong with full volume. - I successfully lost 142 pounds and kept it off. I had some pretty nasty skin hanging on my abdomen, arms and legs. The worst part was my breasts. They were hanging like tube socks. I had a body lift with Dr. Katzen last year and healed nicely. Two months ago, I went back to have Dr. Katzen do a breast augmentation and arm lift. My girls are back where they belong with full volume. For... More

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Review from M.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Thigh Lift with an Expert Surgeon in Beverly Hills. - In the last two years, I lost 138 pounds through weight loss surgery. I previously had a body lift with Dr. Katzen and couldn’t be happier with the results and process. He’s sympathetic to weight loss patients and understands our emotional and nutritional needs. It was nice not having to explain to him about my weight loss journey since he has hundreds of patients just like me. In Apr... More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Great Deal on Mommy Makeover Special on RealSelf with Dr. Katzen. - I had seen a mommy makeover special with Dr. Katzen on Real Self and called his office for a consult appointment. The deal sounded great but I wanted to check it out. I noticed Dr. Katzen answers a lot of questions on Real Self and I liked how he comes across. When I met him, he was warm and compassionate. He’s obviously very experienced based on the many albums of before and after p... More

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Review from M.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

360 Body Lift has transformed my deformed body caused by obesity. - I met Dr. Katzen at the Obesity Help conference in Anaheim last October. There were several other surgeons there. They offered consultations on site so I made appointments with my top two picks. After the consultations, I had no doubt Dr. Katzen was my choice for reconstructive surgery. Dr. Katzen was knowledgeable about weight loss patients and clearly has done surgeries on a very large... More

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Review from K.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

55 pounds of excess skin and fat removed during circumferential body lift - Los Angeles, CA - I am a male patient who weighed 425 lbs. Over the course of 1 year and a half, I lost 200 lbs through gastric bypass surgery. I met Dr. Katzen at a weight loss convention and found him very personable. He had many of his post op patients at his booth so I had the opportunity to ask them questions as well. Because it was a weight loss convention, all his patients had weight loss surgery... More

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Review from J.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Arm Lift after Lap Band - I had a lap band 2 years ago and lost 100 pounds. When I made the decision to lose weight, I decided to make some major life style changes. I never wanted to be that overweight again. My band constricted what I can eat but I also worked out 4-5 days a week. After weight loss, I had some sagging skin but nothing too horribly bad. I could live with it. The one area I could not live with... More

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Review from K.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Best birthday present is my tummy tuck - Los Angeles, CA - Summer is coming up and I want to look sexy in a bikini again. Prior to having five kids, I exercised and took pretty good care of myself. With a hectic life, I haven’t been able to concentrate on me. For my birthday, I wanted to have a tummy tuck. My husband was supportive and took some time off to take care of the kids. I was referred to Dr. Katzen by my best friend. Her results are a... More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Stumbled on a tv show that lead me to an amazing surgeon. - A while back I had seen Dr. Katzen on a tv show called “The Real Skinny”. He was performing a body lift on a patient that had gone through a significant amount of weight. I thought to myself what a life changing experience. This patient described a lot of the same problems I had and was brave enough to share her story on tv. I can relate to everything she said. The surgeon featured was... More

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Review from K.W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Feels great to have a gap in between my thighs again (Medial Thigh Lift) - I had DS surgery and lost 150 pounds. I previously had a body lift with Dr. Katzen and the results are spectacular. He is well known in the weight loss community as one of the top surgeons. My first surgery with Dr. Katzen went smooth. He spent time answering my questions before and after surgery. I came in feeling confident and prepared. I followed his instructions to a T and my pain... More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Extended Brachioplasty - I was researching some doctors for a brachioplasty after my massive weight loss. I found a couple that seem to be experts in the field. I made appointments to see both and decided on Dr. Katzen. His bedside manner impressed me just as much as his skills. He had an album with hundreds of before and after arm lifts that he did. The results were incredible. I thought it was a long shot but... More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Mommy Makeover better than my pre pregnancy body. - After giving birth to two kids and breast feeding them, my body needed a major makeover. I had a c-section and my stomach was never the same. I have this little hang over my stomach that I could not get rid of regardless of how much exercise I did. I read up on some doctors and came across Dr. Katzen’s website. He happened to offer a discount for a mommy makeover. I said why not, I... More

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Review from C.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

I had gastric sleeve then a 360 body lift to take care of the excess skin. - I am very pleased with my 360 body lift with Dr. Katzen. I had gastric sleeve and lost 122 pounds. He is caring for his patients and remembers a little something special about each of us. Dr. Katzen is professional and informative. He makes the best effort to make us feel comfortable. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for plastic or reconstructive surgery. More

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Review from T.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

After losing 150 pounds, I had body lift and thigh lift with Dr. Katzen. - I was referred to Dr. Katzen by my bariatric support group. Many of my fellow weight loss friends went to him for their reconstructive surgery. They all had nothing but great things to say about him. After losing 150 pounds, I had a body lift and then came back for a thigh lift with Dr. Katzen. He does fantastic work and is a great surgeon. He has a great sense of humor and makes me... More

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

Dr. Katzen did an amazing job with my body lift, arm lift and breast augmentation with lift. - I underwent gastric bypass and lost 125 pounds. I researched Dr. Katzen and was happy to find that he specializes in weight loss patients. When I met him in the office, I instantly knew he was the surgeon to do my surgeries. He had done hundreds of patients who had weight loss surgery just like me. I had a body lift with Dr. Katzen last year. He transformed my body, better than I hoped... More

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

Arm Lift with beautiful results. - I had an incredible experience with Dr. Katzen and his team from the minute I met them and throughout the process. Dr. Katzen is very informative, patient, calm, personable and has great skills. I was full of nerves the morning of surgery but once Dr. Katzen came to see me, my nerves went away. He has a way to make me feel safe and I fully trusted him. He has a great office staff as well. ... More

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Review from R.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Tummy tuck after losing 130 pounds. - The thought of having plastic surgery makes me extremely nervous but Dr. Katzen and his staff turned my experience a total smooth breeze. Dr. Katzen is so courteous and his bedside manner is beyond amazing. After losing 130 pounds, I had issues in my abdomen area. Being a man, I felt insecure taking my shirt off in the pool or the beach. I had a tummy tuck and it changed my life. I can now... More

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Review from E.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

I’ve never met a surgeon who cares for his patients like Dr. Katzen. - I had an abdominoplasty with Dr. Katzen and love my results. Dr. Katzen has excellent bedside manner and he’s a great surgeon overall. I’ve never met a surgeon who truly cares for their patients like the way he does. I highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for any kind of plastic surgeon. More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Much Needed Tummy Tuck - I had 3 different consultations for a tummy tuck and Lipo. The moment I walked into Dr. Katzen's office I knew he was the one to perform my surgeon. He answered all of my questions, made me feel safe, did not rush me, made himself available via phone. His office coordinator Belinda is also amazing. I am so excited and nervous all at the same time! My journey begins now... count down time. I will post before pictures soon. More

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Review from C.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Body lift and medial thigh lift after I lost 155 pounds. Covered by insurance - Los Angeles, CA - Dr. Katzen is Godsend. A few years ago, I had gastric bypass surgery and lost 155 pounds. I debated if I wanted to have plastics to remove the sagging skin. I didn’t really have the money to pay for it but someone told me Dr. Katzen’s office is good at getting authorization from insurance. I decided to attend one of the seminars he was at and was blown away with his presentation. He dis... More

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Review from K.N.  |  Source: Google  |  Apr 18, 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 S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Desperately Needed Panniculectomy - September 2014 I had weight loss surgery. My whole world changed for the better. Eating better exercising and having tons of energy. The last year I had been working out religiously none stop. Taking fitness classes lifting weights and even running treadmills. All these things helped me get into better shape, but I was still unhappy and felt like I wasn't getting the results I wanted. I had to modify exercises constantly as my weight decreased my skin started to stretch and hang. This skin was causing me to have trouble doing everyday activities. After having an emergency hernia repair from my pannus pulling on my abdomen I was feeling helpless. Ranting one day on social media a doctor liked my post and of course I looked him up. Dr Timothy Katzen who happened to have a satellite office in my home town I made an appointment with him for a consultation and right away I felt very welcomed and comfortable every one from the front desk the coordinator Belinda who helped me in every step of the surgery to most importantly Dr. Katzen he explained with great detail the procedure I needed to obtained the results I wanted so after thinking about it I decided to move foward and do the procedure. I started out with my first surgery a panniculectomy which removed the skin that hung from my abdomen to my knees. I woke up seeing my thighs for the first time in 35 years without having to move my skin out of the way. Of course i cried like a baby. Was the most amazing thing I have seen in a very very long time. I felt no fear or any pain at anytime Dr Katzen and his team always made sure to check on me before and after the surgery.My second surgery will be a breast lift and arm lift. And the third surgery scheduled will be for my thighs which is going to change my life forever and I am counting down the days to these remarkable days.2018 is going to be eye opening for me Thank you always and forever Dr Katzen and your amazing staff! More

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Review from S.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Dr. Katzen transformed my 45 year old body with a body lift. - I attended a weight loss conference and watched Dr. Katzen along with other plastic surgeons answer questions about reconstructive surgery. I felt a connection with Dr. Katzen instantly by the way he composed himself, very confident yet down to earth. I made an appointment to see him the same day, he went over everything that was bothering me. We decided a body lift was the first surgery... More

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Review from M.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

No more shar-pei wrinkled skin after body lift. - Wow is the first word that comes to mind when I describe Dr. Katzen and my body lift. I was once super overweight and lost 169 pounds. My body was like a shar-pei dog, full of layers and layers of wrinkled skin. I couldn't bare to look at myself naked. It's hard to describe but I felt uglier with the excess skin than I did being overweight. I knew of Dr. Katzen through an online support... More

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Review from G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2018

Best plastic surgeon ever! - Saw dr Katzen for a body lift. What an amazing doctor. He explained everything so well and made me feel comfortable with my decision to go with him for surgery. I was really nervous about taking such a big step but I knew I was in good hands. My results were better than I ever dreamed. I'm finally able to wear clothes that are form fitting and sexy, something I've never been able to do! I'm... More

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Review from P.R.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 28, 2018

I do not know where to begin. Dr. Katzen is the best surgeon I've ever consulted with. Instead of him telling me what's wrong, I told him what I thought was wrong with me and he listened, cared, and gave me his best medical opinion. I've gone to other plastic surgeons and they automatically "suggest" WHAT I should get done and HOW I should get it done. But not with Dr. Katzen. I went in for a VASER Hi-def liposuction. The surgery was minimally invasive (which i wanted). Other surgeons wanted me to get a tummy tuck or a complete makeover (more money and more invasive surgery). THANK YOU DR. KATZEN FOR MY NEW BODY! -Peter :) 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 A.K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

I'm an entertainer. Seeked top surgeon to do my surgery. - I’m an entertainer so my looks and body is what represents me. I was willing to travel to find the best surgeon so I searched from coast to coast. Dr. Katzen was my choice because during my first appointment, he showed what he can do with attention to detail. He also is a kind soul with compassion and has great ethics. He was the right choice! I’m very please with my tummy tuck res... More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Amazing tummy tuck experience and results with Dr. Katzen. - Recently, I’ve decided to reclaim my health so I started to eat healthier and exercise on a daily basis. I’ve been successful with my weight loss and feel much better overall, not just physically but emotionally as well. I do have some sagging excess skin in my abdomen area so I needed to find a plastic surgeon to take care of the skin issue. I found a few surgeons who technically qua... More

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Review from M.Q.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

No more feeling like a fat girl. - Growing up I was always felt like I was the fat girl. I was good at hiding myself in the clothes I wore, but deep down, I felt insecure and unattractive. I went to Dr. Katzen to have a tummy tuck a few weeks ago. I am still a little swollen but am amazed by what I see so far. I can’t wait for the healing to be done so I can see the final results. Dr. Katzen has been amazing. He’s mad... More

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Review from C.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Body lift after weight loss surgery - I’ve been obese since my teenage years. In my twenties I weighed almost 400 pounds. I had weight loss surgery and lost almost 200 pounds. I was feeling healthy but it left me with massive amounts of excess skin. I went on blogs and websites to find a surgeon that specializes in weight loss patients and found that Dr. Katzen came highly recommended. I made an appointment with him and f... More

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Review from R.R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Tight tummy after abdominoplasty. - Dr. Katzen performed a tummy tuck on me and it looks fabulous! My tummy is super tight. Dr. Katzen is a great surgeon with amazing bedside manner. I plan to see him again in the future to have other surgeries done. More

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Review from N.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Amazing Tummy Tuck - I had a tummy tuck with Dr. Timothy Katzen. He tightened my skin so nicely. I can now see my reflection in the mirror and it makes me feel beautiful. I love the way I look in clothes now. I feel very comfortable in tight and form fitting garments. More

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Review from K.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Traveled from Colorado to California for the best. - I’ve worked hard to lose weight but I was not happy with my body. I went through so much to be healthier but wasn’t satisfied with my results. Dr. Katzen wast the 6th plastic surgeon I met with and I instantly knew he’s the one to do my surgery. I’m from Colorado and was willing to travel for the best. I had a thigh lift and could not be more happy with the results. I am so very thankfu... More

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Review from D.F.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Rock hard abs after four kids. - I was feeling nervous prepping for my 1st major surgery, a tummy tuck. I am a mother of four wonderful and handsome sons. It always bothered me that I had loose skin in my abdomen. I exercise rigorously, doing 200 crunches and cardio every day. No matter how hard I worked out, I couldn’t get rid of the loose skin. My family doctor told me the only way to get rid of it is tummy tuck. My d... More

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Review from T.T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Dr. Katzen has a way to make each of his patients feel special. (Tummy Tuck) - I found two plastic surgeons who were highly recommended to me. I was impressed with Dr. Timothy Katzen. He put me at ease from the first time I met him. He explained things to me in terms I can understand. All my questions were answered and taken seriously. He was very realistic about expectations and outcomes. Dr. Katzen is very professional, attentive and caring. The results are more... More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

My body is sculpted beautifully. - I had a tummy tuck with Dr. Katzen. He sculpted my body beautifully. I asked him to make me look beautiful and he went above and beyond what I expected. Not only did he give me a flat tummy, he also gave me an hour glass figure. He is an excellent surgeon. Every time I had a question or concern, he would take the time to call me without making me feel like I’m bothering him. He’s ver... More

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Review from D.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Tummy tuck, thigh lift and 2 hernias repaired. - Dr. Katzen is my plastic surgeon. He performed a tummy tuck and thigh lift on me. During surgery, he discovered I had 2 hernias and repaired it. I was so happy that Dr. Katzen was able to take care of the hernias so I didn’t have to go back and have separate surgeries. He’s so very kind and great at what he does. I highly recommend him. More

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Review from M.A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Successfully lost 147 pounds, had body lift with very experienced and gifted surgeon. - I successfully lost 147 pounds and needed to find a surgeon to tighten up all my loose skin. I was not going to settle for any surgeon, I wanted to find one that understands weight loss patients who had massive weight loss with excessive loose skin. I needed a surgeon who was experienced with these types of issues. I researched and talked to many surgeons but most of them just did tummy... More

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Review from K.N.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Going to Hawaii and finally getting into a two piece bikini. - I call Dr. Katzen my artist and sculptor. I had rolls of skin on my abdomen. He performed a tummy tuck which gave me a flat stomach and an hour glass figure. I still cannot believe how great I look.The other day I was at my desk, I did a tug on my shirt, like I usually do to cover my rolls. I looked down and realized I no longer have those rolls. It’s funny how my brain takes time to p... More

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Review from R.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Male tummy tuck after losing over 100 pounds. - I lost over 100 pounds and no matter how much I exercised, the excess skin will not go away. I asked my doctor for a recommendation and he was very comfortable in referring me to Dr. Katzen to remove my excess skin problem. My first appointment with Dr. Katzen, I was impressed. He spoke to my wife and I in terms we can understand. He went over how the surgery was going to be done, recovery... More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Fortunate to have Dr. Katzen as my surgeon. (Thigh Lift) - My thighs have made me feel self conscience for a while. I knew the only way to get rid of the flabs is a thigh lift. I’ve had several plastic surgeries in the past but did not feel comfortable with the surgeon I used. He did not specialize in thigh lifts. Dr. Katzen spent a good amount of time with me during consultation. I was concerned about the scars but when Dr. Katzen showed me w... More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Dr. Katzen has a heart of gold and has amazing skills. - After losing 120 pounds via gastric bypass/duedenal switch,  and keeping it off for ten years, it was time to remove the extra skin from my abdomen and arms.I've undergone three procedures (via two operations) with Dr. Katzen ~ abdominoplasty in 2012, and breast augmentation with implants and brachioplasty in 2016 and am absolutely thrilled with all three outcomes!   My weight loss surgery s... More

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Review from C.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

22 pounds removed from my tummy tuck - Dr. Katzen performed surgery on my husband so I am very aware of his amazing skills. When I was ready to have surgery, Dr. Katzen was no doubt the surgeon of choice. We live in Ohio and traveled to California for our surgeries, but it was well worth it.Even though my husband has gone through surgery with Dr. Katzen and I knew what to expect, I was still full of nerves when it came my time... More

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Review from B.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

My body lift is better than what I could ever imagine. - Dr. Katzen’s website was where I started my research and I’m glad I found it. I had lost more than 100 pounds. I was plagued by so much excess sagging skin. On Dr. Katzen’s website, I found before pictures of bodies that looked just like me. The after pictures were so impressive, it’s better than what I can imagine it would be. Within minutes of meeting Dr. Katzen, I immediately knew he... More

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Review from J.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

I proudly wear sleeveless and tank tops after arm lift. - I’ve had saggy arm since my twenties. Since then, I have not worn sleeveless or tank tops no matter how hot the California sun is. I was referred to Dr. Katzen after interviewing over ten other plastic surgeons. He is like no other, very kind and down to earth. My friend raved about how great his results are. Needless to say, I had an arm lift with Dr. Katzen. They look just as great a... More

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Review from M.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

The saggy stomach is no longer a hinderance in my life anymore. - When I had weight loss surgery, it completely transformed me. I felt liberated from bad things in my life, especially from certain foods. I hit my ideal body weight and went to Dr. Katzen to have him transform my body. I was fortunate to not have too much saggy skin all over except in my stomach. I had an abdominoplasty and I feel like a new improved version of me. Now, I am able to run... More

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Review from R.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

I feel like a new person. - I have excessive saggy skin in my stomach area and needed a tummy tuck…..BADLY! I found Dr. Katzen through online research and felt comfortable as soon as I met him. I told him how this excess skin is damaging my self esteem and he gets it. I was fortunate that my insurance authorized to pay for my surgery. I was not hesitant at all to move forward with surgery. After my tummy tuck, I f... More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Flat Tummy, Can Bounce a Coin Off Of It. - I had an abdominoplasty with Dr. Timothy Katzen. Wow, is the only way I can describe my new tummy. It is so flat, I can bounce a coin off of it. My whole experience from beginning to end has been a pleasant one. His office is great about explaining the process from beginning to end so there were no surprises. I knew what to expect every step of the way. More

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Review from J.L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

I look and feel sexy again (Arm Lift and Breast Lift) - I’ve been searching for a plastic surgeon for a while. I found out he was speaking at an event and decided to check him out. I was impressed with how personable he was. He came across very sincere and honest. I had no doubt in my mind that I would be choosing him to do my plastics. I had a breast lift and arm lift with Dr. Katzen. I am so happy with my results. My breasts and arms l... More

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Review from S.W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Tummy Tuck with Beautiful Results - I remember the anxiety I felt about my abdominoplasty consultation. When I arrived, Dr. Katzen and his staff made me feel comfortable. He explained the surgeries and addressed all my concerns. He’s very sincere and attentive to my problems which gave me confidence that I was making the right decision. His level of care stayed consistent from the first time I met him to the surgery center a... More

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Review from G.0.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Incredible tummy tuck with an incredible doctor. - I’ve had 2 surgeries with Dr. Katzen. His skills are superb and he is absolutely brilliant! He has impressed me from the moment I met him. I have so much trust and respect for him. Dr. Katzen is also full of kindness and warmth, he makes me feel comfortable and safe throughout my process. More

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Review from J.D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Very impressed with Dr. Katzen's expertise with my tummy tuck. - I had been researching on my own for a plastic surgeon to perform a tummy tuck. I came across Dr. Katzen’s name and coincidently, he also came highly recommended to me by a friend. I always seek the best in all I do, so there wasn’t a doubt I would entrust Dr. Katzen to do my surgery. I was very impressed with his experience and the wealth of info he provided. When I finally met him in ... More

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Review from R.J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

I like who I see in the mirror now (Body Lift). - I had gastric bypass surgery and lost 130 pounds and was left with so much excess skin. Even though I look smaller, all this skin made me feel self conscience and insecure. I began my research to find a plastic surgeon who specializes in bariatric patients. Most of them did not take the time to hear my concerns or they did do enough cases, which left me feeling uneasy. When I came in to... More

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Review from J.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Male Tummy Tuck - I have had 2 surgeries by Dr. Katzen. His is simply the best. I’ve had previous surgeries with other surgeons and what a difference these last surgeries have been. Dr. Katzen cares about his patients. He is prompt in calling me back when I leave messages for him. He has a calming and caring way about him that puts me at ease. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Dr. Katzen is the one to go to for tummy tuck. - My doctor’s office asked me to rate him on here and I can tell you, it’s my pleasure. Dr. Katzen is amazing in all aspects. He’s a great surgeon and just as important, a great person! I had many questions for him. He took his time and made sure I understood the procedure and what all it entails. I had a tummy tuck with Dr. Katzen and I couldn’t be happier with my results. As I waited ... More

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Review from K.J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

African American concerned about scars, great results. - I am an African American patient who is extremely concerned about scars. I spent a lot of time researching doctors who have experience with our skin type. Dr. Katzen was able to produce many before and after pictures of African American patients which left me feeling at ease. I had bariatric surgery and was in desperate need to have skin removal surgery. Dr. Katzen performed a thigh lift... More

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Review from S.L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

15 pounds excess skin and fat removed from body lift - Beverly Hills, CA - I went to several doctors to have consultations for reconstructive surgery after weight loss. Many of them did not specialized in weight loss patients and they did not want to deal with insurance.I found Dr. Katzen online and drove about 200 miles to have a consult with him. He was great. He was able to show me how much excess skin he could remove and answered all my questions. He never... More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Arm Lift and Tummy Tuck. Ecstatic with my Results! - Beverly Hills, CA - I had bariatric surgery about 4 years ago and lost 164 lbs. With massive weight loss came excess skin, lots of it! I thought I would have felt great losing 164 lbs, but strangely, I felt more uncomfortable dealing with the excess skin. Not only was I bothered with the visuals of sagging skin, caused problems, such as infection and issues with hygiene. Summer months were the worst. I had... More

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Review from A.H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Very grateful to Dr. Katzen for my tummy tuck. - My whole life, I’ve had weight fluctuations. I had gained and lost weight so drastically and my tummy was stretched and sagged. I needed a tummy tuck badly. I heard about Dr. Katzen through a friend. I went and had a consultation with him and he impressed me very much. I felt I had newfound hope to move forward with my life. I can’t express how grateful I am for Dr. Katzen. He cha... More

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Review from R.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Tummy Tuck with the amazing Dr. Katzen. - I had a tummy tuck with Dr. Katzen. He is one of a kind, so amazing in many ways. He transformed my flabby tummy into a nice flat one. I haven’t had a flat tummy since I was a teenager! I absolutely love the new me. More

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Review from M.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Dr. Katzen's work is incredible! - Dr. Katzen is a very genuine person. He truly cares for me as a patient. His office is wonderful as well. They are accommodating to my needs. I had weight loss surgery and was in desperate need for a tummy tuck. I lost 130 pounds and had lot of extra skin in my stomach area, because that was where I carried most of my weight when I was obese. I feel complete and normal now. Dr.... More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

I’m over 50 years old and rocking my first bikini ever. (Body Lift) - Dr. Katzen is the only surgeon I will ever use for any plastic surgery. He’s a genius at reshaping bodies after major weight loss. I’m over 50 years old and for the first time in my life, I bought a bikini and I feel confident in it. During the entire process, Dr. Katzen showed me how much he cared and he responds very timely to my questions. My favorite part of the whole process is how... More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Body Lift and Liposuction of Legs - I lost a massive amount of weight through weight loss surgery and was left with a lot of excessive skin. I had a body lift and staged liposuction of my thighs. I will be having a thigh lift in the near future. My biggest fear was pain, but Dr. Katzen did a great job managing my pain during recovery. I was impressed how he was great at following up with me. He returned all my calls within... More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Great experience with Abdominoplasty - I had an abdominoplasty with Dr. Katzen. He gave me a renewed life. He is such a compassionate doctor. He has amazing bedside manner and is a great surgeon. His staff are wonderful, they are great at explaining the process and makes you feel comfortable. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Great experience with Dr. Katzen...coming back for more surgeries with him! - Beverly Hills, CA - I think Dr. Katzen is a great surgeon. I had a back side body/butt lift and liposuction of my legs as staging for my thigh lift. I chose to do this in two parts. My experience with Dr. Katzen was wonderful and he took very good care of me. He has a great bedside manner. I am very happy with the results so far. I have even gotten compliments on my butt. I am now ready for phase two of my ... More

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Review from G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Brow Lift and Tummy Tuck with a top notch surgeon - I’m in my 50’s and I love to work out and play sports. Despite being active, I still have a little tummy that bothers me. I decided to seek Dr. Katzen out for a brow lift but mentioned to him how my tummy was bothersome as well. He offered some solutions and I can’t describe how happy I am with his work. I ended up having a brow lift and tummy tuck and the results are beyond what I expec... More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

No More “bat Wings” After my Brachioplasty - Beverly Hills, CA - I started my weight loss journey 1 1/2 years ago and lost 200 pounds. Like others who have lost a massive amount of weight, I too had lots of excess skin. I searched for Dr. Katzen on many websites and noticed he was going to be at a conference near me. I attended his talk and booked a consultation with him. I knew right away he was the only surgeon for me. It took me a few months to think and decide if I really “NEEDED” skin removal surgery. I thought I might be fine living with all this sagging skin. Finally, I was ready. I needed to do this for me. I underwent a brachioplasty and my life is already changing. It gets hot in Southern California sometimes but I never dared to wear short sleeve shirts. My closet is full of long sleeves because I was too embarrassed to show my “bat winged” arms. I can say, I’m now the proud owner of many short sleeve shirts and tank tops. It feels so great. My next surgeries have been scheduled with Dr. Katzen. I look forward to the transformation to rid of my excess skin. More

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Review from P.W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Highly Recommend Checking Dr. Katzen Out. He’s Brilliant! - Beverly Hills, CA - Dr. Katzen is a brilliant plastic surgeon. He is also very kind and very caring. I am so very happy and overjoyed with the tummy tuck that Dr. Katzen performed on me. Look him up if you are searching for a plastic surgeon. I highly recommend him. He’s my go to surgeon if I need other things done. I trust him with my life! More

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Review from R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Had Body Lift and Thigh Lift After Losing 133 Pounds. - Beverly Hills, CA - I lost 133 pounds through gastric bypass surgery. Many people noticed my weight loss and I was getting lots of compliments, but deep down, I still wasn’t happy. Underneath my clothes, I had so much sagging skin that made me feel insecure.I went on three separate consultations with plastic surgeons but felt very disappointed after each one. I was feeling frustrated. Out of frustration, I called a bariatric center (not the one that did my surgery) and asked if they can give me a list of plastic surgeons that they feel comfortable referring their patients to. They confidently only gave me one name, Dr. Timothy Katzen. I started looking him up online and was pleased to see that he was board certified in plastic surgery. I was also impressed with all the information and pictures on his website.I made an appointment with Dr. Katzen and I can tell you from the minute I walked into his office, I was impressed. The girls greeted me immediately and walked me into the exam room. There were so many impressive plaques and licenses on his wall. Dr. Katzen came into the exam room and greeted me. He went over all my options and made me feel so calm. I was amazed at what he can do for me. I had a body lift and thigh lift. In surgery, Dr. Katzen was able to remove 14 pounds of skin and fat. He also perfectly gave me a new belly button. I am so happy with my results that I’ve booked my next surgeries with him. I’ve already referred my best friend’s daughter and my boss to Dr. Katzen. More

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Review from C.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

So Happy with my Abdominoplasty - Beverly Hills, CA - My experience with Dr. Katzen and his office has been beyond great. Dr. Katzen’s bedside manner is amazing, he’s so great with his patients. I had an abdominoplasty and my results are fantastic! I love my new flat tummy. Would I refer my family and friends to Doctor Timothy Katzen?……..I’ve been and would continue to do it in a heartbeat. He offers free consultations if you want to check him out. More

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Review from P.A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

My Thighs Are Now Firm and Tight After Thigh Lift……no More Granny Thighs. Beverly Hills, CA - I recently had a thigh lift ( vertical incision down to knee) with Dr. Katzen and wanted to share my fantastic experience so that anyone who is contemplating getting this surgery done and is looking for a doctor, can stop looking and researching, and book a consultation with Dr. Katzen. He is a master when it comes to this type of surgery.I'm 50 years old and while I have always taken care of myself and felt I looked good in clothing,  I started developing very lax skin on my thighs. I'm not sure if this was genetic, hormonal or a combo of both....but no amount of exercise ( and I exercised a lot ) would change the look of my flabby, loose skinned legs. I became very self conscious when wearing anything that went above my knees...in fact I completely stopped. My legs looked like that of a much older women.My surgery went well, and so far I couldn't be more excited about my results.  Dr. Katzen makes beautiful scars....thin, thin scars.  He is incredibly skilled. I am 2 1/2 months post op and my scars already look amazing. I can't wait to see what they look like a year from now, when most of the healing is complete. My legs no longer look like a granny, rather, they are firm and tight....like a teenager. Dr Katzen is the best of best... A gifted surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner. He is kind, caring,responsive and the icing on the cake.... he is a master at making a thin scar. More

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Review from S.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Flat Rock-hard Stomach with Abdominal Muscle Definition! - Beverly Hills, CA - There was only one question I had going into my abdominoplasty and leg work with Dr. Timothy Katzen:   Would it be worth it?   Whether as to the financial cost, the post-recovery process or simply being happy with the results? The answer is a resounding ‘Yes!’ in every way possible.   I spent most of my life between 300-350 pounds.   Five years ago when I was approaching 60, I finally addressed this lifelong problem, thereafter keeping my weight under 200 pounds.   Yet, regardless of how much weight I took off, there remained the residual flesh and permanent fat deposits that are the inevitable result of being so overweight. That’s no longer the case thanks to the genius and artistry of Dr. Katzen.   I’d met with a number of plastic surgeons, but clearly Dr. Katzen’s skills and patient attention were on a much more elevated level -- and he didn’t disappoint.  Today I actually have a flat rock-hard stomach, one which reveals abdominal muscle definition.   It’s not just incredible, but something I still can’t actually believe is me.   I’m so thrilled with the results, I’m circling back around for a second set of procedures on my upper body.   Dr. Katzen is not just providing me an entirely new body definition.   He’s given that most priceless of gifts, something I couldn’t achieve through weight loss alone:  a true sense of normality in every sense of the word. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Desperately Needed a Tummy Tuck - Beverly Hills, CA - My step sister had surgery with Dr. Katzen a few years ago. I was the one who took her to all her appointments so I had the pleasure of interacting with Dr. Katzen each time. Each visit, he was very personable and had excellent bedside manner. He was always warm and professional at the same time. I had weight loss surgery and lost a lot of weight. I was in desperate need of a tummy tuck. There was no doubt in my mind who my surgeon was going to be. He treated me just like he did with my step sister, very kind and professional. He took the time to answer questions and concerns that my wife and I had. He also has a very supportive staff. They were great at getting my tummy tuck covered with insurance. I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Katzen. He is very good at what he does and the added benefit is how great of a person he is. More

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Review from K.K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Dr. Katzen Possesses Such Strong Qualities in a Surgeon - Beverly Hills, CA - I’ve been morbidly obese all my life. I was big even as a toddler. I’ve never known what’s it’s like to be normal. I had gastric bypass surgery and lost a significant amount of weight. I work out at least 3 days a week, but nothing seems to help with the excess skin. I had sagging skin all over my tummy, arms, thighs and even once a fuller face has now drooped. I started asking around for referrals for plastic surgeons. I went on blogs and searched within in the weight loss community for someone who has experience with weight loss patients. Dr. Katzen’s name stood out in many searches. He has an understanding of our unique problems with weight loss. He’s sensitive to all our needs. Dr. Katzen is realistic with our expectations.I had a 360 body lift and when Dr. Katzen removed my bandages, I cried. I could not believe how flat my stomach was. I was shocked to see that I now have curves as well. I am prepping for the next surgeries with Dr. Katzen. I cannot wait to complete my journey. More

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Review from L.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Sag No More! Tummy Tuck, Breast Reduction, Arm Lift and Torsoplasty - Beverly Hills, CA - I had several consults with plastic surgeons that were unsatisfactory prior to consulting with Dr. Katzen. All of them told me that they cannot complete my needs, except Dr. Katzen. I had so much hope and confidence and he came through with amazing results. Dr. Katzen specializes in patients who have lost a large amount of weight so he was able to fix many of my excess skin problems.I’ve had gastric bypass surgery and lost 116 pounds. With weight loss, I was left with sagging skin all over: my tummy, arms, breast, etc. I felt my whole body sagged. I had multiple surgeries with Dr. Katzen. I had an abdominoplasty, breast reduction, arm lift and torsoplasty. I am very appreciative of everything Dr. Katzen has done for me. He is a very gifted surgeon. He’s also very kind and remarkable. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Lower Body Lift After Losing Over 100 Lbs., Feeling Blessed - Beverly Hills, CA - I had gastric bypass surgery and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I lost over 100 pounds and had a good experience with the surgery BUT with the massive weight loss, I was left with so much excess skin, which left me feeling embarrassed. This is a mental challenge for me. I couldn’t quite feel normal.I started my research for a plastic surgeon that specializes in weight loss patients like myself. I needed someone to make me feel complete again. Then I found Dr. Katzen. Instantly within minutes of meeting him, I felt a calm peaceful feeling and knew he was who I seeking for. He is sincere, kind and caring. I underwent the 360 circumferential body lift. I can now wear a size 6 which is unbelievable! Dr. Katzen is incredible! I have a few more surgeries I would like to have done. I cannot wait for Dr. Katzen to finish transforming me. More

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Review from E.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Deepest Respect for Dr. Katzen As a Surgeon, but More Importantly As a Person - Beverly Hills, CA - Seven years ago, I had gastric bypass surgery. I lost over 160 pounds and felt so much healthier than ever. My bariatric surgeon had a support group meeting and had a guest speaker, Dr. Katzen. When Dr. Katzen spoke about reconstructive surgery after weight loss, I was so amazed with him and his work. He had many slides of before and after pictures that were so impressive. After Dr. Katzen’s presentation, I did not hesitate to book a consultation, then surgery. I had an extended tummy tuck and the results are amazing. I have the deepest respect for him as a surgeon and more importantly as a person. Not only is he a great surgeon, he is extremely kind and attentive. He always makes me feel important and focuses his attention on me at every visit. I’m a super happy patient. More

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Review from T.I.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

When I Was Referred to Dr. Katzen for a Tummy Tuck, I Immediately Loved Him - Beverly Hills, CA - I’ve made a lifestyle change years ago and lost over 80 pounds through eating right and plenty of exercise. I own countless number of exercise equipments. As hard as I worked out, my belly was still saggy and I can’t stand it. After years of hard work and not getting the results I needed, I decided to find a surgeon to do a tummy tuck for me. I consulted with 2 surgeons in my town then was referred to Dr. Katzen. I immediately loved him. He took the time to answer my questions. He performed the tummy tuck and it’s absolutely beautiful! He was just as happy for me as I was myself. I don’t remember ever having a flat stomach but I do now. More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Dr. Katzen Has Very High Standards and I Appreciate That About Him. - Beverly Hills, CA - Most people take life for granted until something drastic happens. That was my case when I was in my late 30’s. I had to make a tough decision to undergo bariatric surgery. I lost about 250 pounds. It was a rough journey but I’m glad I did it. I did not feel like a complete person even losing a massive amount of weight. I seeked Dr. Katzen’s help and had a 360 body lift. Boy, I can say my life has already improved for the better but I have more reconstructive work to be done. This is a journey for me but with Dr. Katzen by my side, I know I will achieve my ideal body. Dr. Katzen has very high standards and I appreciate that about him. He is also the kindest surgeon I’ve ever met. More

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Review from K.S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Dr. Katzen is an Artist and He's Done Magical Things for Me. - Beverly Hills, CA - I once weighed over 350 lbs. I’ve been obese as a child and carried the weight around into my adult years. I decided to have gastric bypass and lost over 130 lbs. I felt healthier but did not like the way I looked. One day, I was flipping channels on my tv and saw Dr. Katzen on a show where he performed surgery on a lady that weighed over 600 lbs. Like me, she’s lost a significant amount of weight. I immediately called his office the next day to make an appointment and I am so glad I did. I had a lower body lift and will be coming back to get my thighs done. Dr. Katzen is an artist and he’s done magical things to my body. He made my dreams come true! More

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Review from H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

My Results Are Perfect, Plus No Keloids! - Beverly Hills, CA - The idea of having plastic surgery never crossed my mind, it just wasn’t something I thought I would ever have done. A few years ago, I lost 125 pounds and felt great. I was more energetic and felt like my younger self. I dealt with my sagging skin by wearing compression garments, I had drawers full of them. They were not comfortable at all. After some time, I felt like I couldn’t live it these garments any longer. I started to research some surgeons and found Dr. Katzen, he met all my requirements that I was searching for. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has done many patients with my body type. Because of my dark skin, I was concerned about keloids. Dr. Katzen is very methodical and took all measures to prevent them. I had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation (with lift). My results turned out perfect! My husband, who has met me when I was heavier, is constantly complimenting how great I look. He’s always been supportive throughout my journey. He too, is very impressed with Dr. Katzen’s work. More

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Review from T.M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Mommy Makeover: Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, Lipo Arms and Back - Beverly Hills, CA - LOVE Dr. Katzen & so grateful to him. I can't say enough nice things about him. He was very genuine, patient & kind to me before & after the surgery. On January 8th, I had a tummy tuck, liposuction of the back & arms, breast implant re-done (previously done with another surgeon), areoles & nipples reduced. Trust me I needed it after giving birth to 3 huge babies who are now 8, 6 & an almost 4yrs old. My boobs were in 2 different places, saline bags up high, skin & nipples were way saggy & low, my tummy would rest on my legs when I sit. I am now so happy w/my nice define arms & flat tummy and also a very nice natural looking breast.???????????? More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Tummy Tuck Revision After Going to a Different Surgeon - Beverly Hills, CA - I had gastric bypass surgery over five years ago. After I hit my goal weight, I had a tummy tuck (with another surgeon), but I was not happy with the results. I consulted with Dr. Katzen to see if he can do a revision on me. He performed the revision on my tummy tuck and in addition, I had him do an arm lift on me. The arm lift portion was covered by my insurance. The results on both surgeries are wonderful. More

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Review from G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Butt Lift and Thigh Lift. Dr. Katzen is Extraordinary! - Beverly Hills, CA - I lost 110 pounds through bariatric surgery and it enabled me to live healthier. I felt with all this weight gone, I was able to have a fresh start in life. I started exercising and worked out regularly but some parts of my body didn’t tone or shrink the way I was hoping it would. I started my quest to find a plastic surgeon who specializes in weight loss patients. I was referred to two surgeons by trusted individuals. I consulted with them and felt overall they were excellent surgeons; however, I felt unsure because neither one of them have done many buttock lifts and medial thigh lifts. I continued my search online and found Dr. Katzen. I was impressed and elated when I read that he specializes in weight loss patients. It wasn’t until I was in his waiting room lobby when I felt like I was at ease. I was able to meet and talk to some of his post ops and they spoke of Dr. Katzen with such high regard. I had a butt lift and medial thigh lift. I now have the confidence to wear shorts, skirts and even a swimsuit. I am now one of those post ops that can’t wait to tell everyone how extraordinary Dr. Katzen is. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Happy Flat Stomach After Tummy Tuck. - Beverly Hills, CA - I had some sagging skin in my abdomen area that caused rashes and frequent breakouts. I heard about Dr. Katzen through a friend and decided to go with him. When I came for my consultation, I felt reassured. He performed a tummy tuck and it has changed my life. I look more presentable and attractive in my clothing now. My stomach is FLAT!!!!!! Dr. Katzen is so caring and great! More

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Review from C.P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Liposuction of Abdomen After Having Two Wonderful Kids. - Beverly Hills, CA - I’ve always been an average fit person, never been considered overweight. In my twenties, I pretty ate whatever I wanted and was quite active. When I hit my 30’s, things started changing. I got married and had two wonderful kids. I ended up with this stubborn belly fat that was so hard to get rid of. I wanted my old body back! I decided to have liposuction of the abdomen. I am so happy I did. I don’t have to wear my oversized shirts to cover up my belly anymore. Dr. Katzen did an amazing job! More

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Review from F.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Body Lift and Medial Thigh Lift with the AMAZING Dr. Katzen! - Beverly Hills, CA - I had gastric bypass years ago as a gift to myself. I knew since I am considered an older patient, I would most likely need to have skin removal after the weight loss. My skin elasticity is not the same as someone much younger than I am. Sure enough, I was left with lots of excess skin. I had the body lift and medial thigh lift. Dr. Katzen made me look better than I’ve ever looked. I feel like I’m in my 20’s again! I am schedule for an arm lift and breast lift in the near future with Dr Katzen. I wouldn’t trust going anywhere else. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

Very Grateful to Dr. Katzen for my Body Lift - Beverly Hills, CA - I had gastric bypass to regain my health back. I lost half of my body weight which was 135 pounds. I used to wear size 26 size pants, now I wear a size 10. Despite reaching my goal weight and looking great in clothes, I didn’t feel complete. I was left with only one choice- plastic surgery. I underwent a body lift and am ecstatic with my results. After my body lift, I can now wear a size 8 pants. I am no longer ashamed of running into old friends anymore. Shopping is now fun instead of dreadful. I enjoy meeting new people. I thank Dr. Katzen every time I see him. He’s given me a new life. More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

My Daughter and I Both Had Surgery with Dr. Katzen. He's the Best! - Beverly Hills, CA - My daughter had surgery with Dr. Katzen last year and that was the first time I met him. He is everything you want in a doctor. He has very high ethics, professional, kind, caring, has great character and great integrity. Needless to say, I became one of his patients as well. I had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation with lift. I couldn’t be more satisfied with my results. I always recommend him to everyone I know. He’s changed my life! More

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Review from E.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2017

42 Years Old, Lower Body Lift - Beverly Hills, CA - I am 42 years old and have been obese for most of my life. My highest weight was 325 lbs. I had diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and joint pains. I had to get my weight under control. I underwent roux-en-y gastric bypass and lost 163 pounds. I felt great, no longer taking the daily medications. Even though, I felt healthier, I was left with a massive amount of excess skin. I was embarrassed to wear form fitting clothes and would never go to the beach. I practically lived in shape wear to hold everything in. I was looking for a plastic surgeon who specializes in massive weight loss patients and found Dr. Katzen. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at his office to find so many before and after pictures of his patients. His waiting room was full of his patients sharing stories just like mine. After meeting him in consultation, I knew this was the right decision for me. I had a lower body lift and he removed 14 pounds from my abdomen. I cannot wait to buy my first bathing suit and hitting the beach this summer. 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 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 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 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 N.G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2016

Down 2 Pant Sizes After 360 Circumferential Body Lift, So Thrilled! Beverly Hills, CA - I was always a chubby kid growing up and was obese for most of my adult years. My heaviest was close to 500 lbs. I knew I needed help so I had gastric bypass and lost over 280 lbs. After losing weight, I still didn’t feel complete due to all the sagging and excess skin. After extensive research, consulting with 8 surgeons, I knew Dr. Katzen was the best choice.I underwent a 360 circumferential body lift and liposuction on my legs. He removed 29 lbs of excess skin and fat and an additional 12 lbs from the liposuction in my legs. What a difference it has made in the way my clothes fit. I’ve gone down 2 pant sizes. I am so thankful for my new body and more importantly, I feel normal. I look forward to coming back to Dr. Katzen to have him do two more surgeries on me. I trust him with my life and appreciate how he’s transformed me so far. I am absolutely loving life! More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2016

Circumferential Body Lift, 13 Pounds of Excess Skin and Fat Removed. - Beverly Hills, CA - I had weight loss surgery and lost 102 pounds. I’ve been overweight since preteen so I never knew what it was like to be a normal size. I live in Arizona and met Dr. Katzen at a conference and I knew I had to travel to California to have him perform my surgeries.I had a circumferential body lift. He removed 13 pounds of excess skin and fat from me. I finally feel normal, better than normal! I am so grateful to Dr. Katzen and his staff. More

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Review from N.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2016

I Have a Brand New Body By Katzen. Body Lift, Medial Thigh Lift with Liposuction - Beverly Hills, CA - I am a registered nurse in various states. After massive research on board certified plastic surgeons, all throughout the nation for the period of 1-2 years, I chose Dr. Katzen to perform a lower body lift and medial thigh lift with liposuction. Because I am in this field, I know first hand the importance of the quality of your physician. Dr. Katzen is very well educated, with a background in IV League schooling. He specializes in post bariatric patients, so he understands problems facing patients of that population. When he performed my surgeries he had had 16 + years worth of experience performing post bariatric surgeries. I came to pay him a visit having throughly researched him. I am a tough critic when it comes to issues concerning my health and my body. When I met with him, I found him to be extra calm, knowledgeable, compassionate, and with evidence and experience. He was the only one who could show me large volumes of books of diverse surgeries and how they turned out with time. I was impressed with the overall picture. All this has been a grand experience in many ways. Best of all, I have a brand new Body By Katzen. If you are in for the transformation of a lifetime, you have come to a great practice. Dr. Katzen is an excellent doctor with a terrific team and a HUGE heart. More

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Review from K.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 18, 2016

Arm Lift, 40 Year Old Female. Beverly Hills, CA - I had such a wonderful experience with Dr. Katzen and his office staff. It started with a very easy to schedule consult for an arm lift. Dr. Katzen sold me on his demo of how my arms would look post surgery and before and after pictures. He has a great bedside manner and was patient with my many questions. Jane was extremely helpful with fitting in my surgery date within a very short window that I had for availability. The surgery went very well. Please pay attention to Dr. Katzen's recommended recovery times. I returned to work and regular household/kid duties a bit too early. Belinda was also absolutely outstanding with being available to answer my almost daily post op questions. I am so very happy with my decision to have an arm lift 15 years after weight loss surgery and even more happy that I trusted Dr. Katzen to perform the surgery. I am 40 years old and 4 months post op, wearing sleeveless shirts for the first time as an adult. I highly recommend!!!! 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 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  |  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 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 C.D.  |  Source: Facebook  |  May 15, 2015

Dr. Katzen is amazing. I had an anchor tummy tuck and hernia repair and seven years later my stomach is still tight and flat with a tiny little waist. His staff was amazing and his after care and bedside manner was impeccable. He is a friend and a doctor. He cares about his work. He cares about his patients. I wouldn't want anyone else if you want the best. 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 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 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 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 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  |  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 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 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 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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 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

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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 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

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