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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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Reviews for 360 Lower Body Lift Procedures Near Beverly Hills, CA

5.0 Review from N. Source: RealSelf Jul 28 2022

"My self-esteem and confidence have already improved by milestones - I normally don't write reviews but Dr. J Timothy Katzen and his team have gone above and beyond my expectations. I had gastric sleeve surgery and lost a total of 125 pounds. I kept convincing myself that I don't need plastic or reconstructive surgery. I figured I was healthy, and excess skin and fat is something I could live with. Boy was I wrong. Looking at my flabs and wrinkled skin was a bad reminder of my old obese self, the person I wanted to move on from. I had such low self-esteem when I was obese. I found Dr. J Timothy Katzen through Real Self and had no doubt he is the right surgeon for my situation. Dr. Katzen was the clear choice because of how many before and after pictures he had, the number of great reviews, the questions and answers, the videos, and his credentials, I mean I can go on forever. I felt super confident in my decision and sure enough, he delivered. Dr. Katzen did a circumferential body lift and I could not be more pleased with the results and care I received from everyone. I am forever grateful for how Dr. Katzen transformed my body. My self-esteem and confidence have already improved by milestones."

5.0 Review from C.M. Source: RealSelf Sep 29 2022

"I healed really well with excellent results - My sister and I both had gastric bypass surgery a while back. She started her reconstructive surgeries before me. She had a body lift, thigh lift, torsoplasty, arm lift, and breast lift with Dr. Timothy Katzen. I accompanied her to every appointment because I knew one day I would need a surgeon to reconstruct my body as well. I ended up having the same surgeries as my sister. We both healed really well with excellent results. There is no one we would trust our bodies to. Dr. Katzen is beyond amazing at what he does."

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Sep 26 2022

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

5.0 Review from D. Source: RealSelf Sep 21 2022

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

5.0 Review from S. Source: RealSelf Sep 19 2022

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

5.0 Review from C.M. Source: RealSelf Sep 02 2022

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

5.0 Review from W. Source: RealSelf Aug 29 2022

"Loving my New Body (Body Lift and Thigh Lift) - I met Dr. Katzen at a weight loss convention. He did a presentation on Plastic Reconstructive Surgery after Weight Loss. He talked about all the common procedures that his weight loss patients have had done, such as body lift, thigh lift, breast aug, arm lift, torsoplasty, facelift, etc...I was so intrigued by him and his skills. He literally transforms bodies so beautifully. At the time, I had just had bariatric surgery. One and a half years later, I went to him for a body lift and thigh lift. He made me a new body that I love so much."

5.0 Review from N.C. Source: RealSelf Aug 22 2022

"He reshaped my body into something I could have never imagined - How lucky am I to have found Dr. Katzen online? I understand why his patients talk so highly of him. I had a body lift with Dr. Katzen after weight loss surgery. Dr. Katzen is so talented and understanding. He's worked on hundreds of weight loss patients, so he understands our needs. My body had endured so much weight gain and loss through the years and it showed. My body had stretched out so much and had excess saggy skin all over. Dr. Katzen not only repaired the skin, but he also reshaped my body into something I could have never imagined could be done. So thankful for Dr. Katzen's knowledge, skills, and kindness."

5.0 Review from S.P. Source: RealSelf Aug 15 2022

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

5.0 Review from K.K. Source: Google Aug 08 2022

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

5.0 Review from C. Source: RealSelf Aug 02 2022

"Thigh lift and body lift at the same time after losing 150 lbs - After weight loss surgery, I lost 150 pounds. I NEEDED a body lift and thigh lift so badly. Dr. Katzen was able to combine both of those surgeries for me. Because it was a long surgery, I stayed at a recovery center for 2 days. Dr. Katzen came by the recovery center to check on me both days to make sure I was comfortable and doing well. I just love his bedside manner so much. The nurses also took wonderful care of me. My body lift and thigh lift made a massive difference in my body shape. I have gone down 4 to 6 clothing sizes (depending on the brand). I'm in love with my body."

5.0 Review from C. Source: RealSelf Jul 26 2022

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

5.0 Review from D.A. Source: Google Jul 19 2022

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

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Jun 24 2022

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

5.0 Review from R.M. Source: RealSelf Jun 15 2022

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

5.0 Review from A.G. Source: RealSelf Jun 01 2022

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

5.0 Review from C.W. Source: RealSelf May 19 2022

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

5.0 Review from R.N. Source: RealSelf May 18 2022

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

5.0 Review from P. Source: RealSelf May 17 2022

"I feel normal, beautiful, and whole again after my transformation - I met Dr. Katzen at a weight-loss conference in Las Vegas a few years back. He was one of the main speakers at the event. I remember sitting in the audience when he was presenting his talk which was full of before and after images. At this time, I had just undergone bariatric surgery. I was so intrigued by his work and followed him on all his social media. After a year of weight loss surgery, it was time for me to have a body lift. Of course, without hesitation, I booked a consultation with Dr. Katzen and finished my transformation. I feel normal, beautiful, and whole again. Dr. Katzen without a doubt is the most trusted surgeon specializing in weight loss patients."

5.0 Review from 3. Source: RealSelf May 06 2022

"Body Lift Procedure Done with Perfection - I've spent the last year on Real Self researching for the right plastic surgeon to perform my 360 body lift procedure. I narrowed my choices to two surgeons. Both surgeons were located in the Los Angeles area where I live and both had great qualifications. I visited both surgeons in their offices for consultations, my choice was made easy. Dr. Katzen is very experienced with patients who have gone through massive weight loss and it was comforting to know that he did so many body lift procedures with amazing results. He had books and books with before and after photos of his patients. The cherry on top was how amazing Dr. Katzen is as a person. He doesn't talk down to you and has such a big heart."

5.0 Review from G.L. Source: RealSelf May 02 2022

"Body Lift, Thigh Lift, Arm Lift and Neck Lift....yes, I Had It All. - My weight loss journey started in 2020. The first two months after bariatric surgery, I already noticed my belly started to hang. I told my friends and family that I would need a tummy tuck for sure, but nothing else. Boy was I wrong! After 10 months, everything sagged; my breasts, arms, thighs, face. Dr. Katzen came to the rescue. I knew about him through my daughter's friend's mom. I ended up having a body lift, thigh lift, arm lift, and neck lift. These surgeries were done in stages. I haven't had my breasts done yet, maybe one day. I already had trust in Dr. Katzen because I felt like I already knew so much about him. Actually meeting him in person and going through the surgeries made me appreciate him so much. He is such a lifesaver."

5.0 Review from L. Source: RealSelf Apr 15 2022

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

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Apr 01 2022

"Compassionate surgeon who specializes in body lift procedures - Quick background about me. I had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and lost 138 pounds. The very top priority of things that needed to be done after weight loss was a 360 circumferential bodylift procedure. Body Lift is a pretty big surgery and I needed to take my time to find a surgeon I can trust and who has done many of these surgeries. Without a shadow of a doubt, Dr. Katzen was a solid option to perform my surgery but my husband insisted I needed to consult with a second plastic surgeon to compare. This other surgeon was a popular surgeon in Beverly Hills as well, but I was not comfortable with him whatsoever. He spoke to me in a way that made me uncomfortable and he did not have as many body lift cases as Dr. Katzen did, not even close. My husband and I confidently decided Dr. Katzen was doing my body lift and we have no regrets. Dr. Katzen's work shows for itself. There are hundreds of pictures of his body lift procedures on his website and here on Real Self. I am pretty certain, he'll be adding my pictures to his gallery as well."

5.0 Review from V.L. Source: RealSelf Mar 22 2022

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

5.0 Review from M. Source: RealSelf Mar 08 2022

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

5.0 Review from V. Source: RealSelf Feb 25 2022

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

5.0 Review from C. Source: RealSelf Feb 12 2022

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

5.0 Review from Y.S. Source: RealSelf Jan 24 2022

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

5.0 Review from B.C. Source: RealSelf Jan 12 2022

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

5.0 Review from K. Source: RealSelf Dec 29 2021

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

5.0 Review from C. Source: RealSelf Dec 10 2021

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

5.0 Review from K.H. Source: RealSelf Nov 29 2021

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

5.0 Review from T. Source: RealSelf Nov 03 2021

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

5.0 Review from A.Y. Source: RealSelf Oct 18 2021

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

5.0 Review from A.H. Source: RealSelf Sep 23 2021

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

5.0 Review from P.G. Source: RealSelf Sep 02 2021

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

5.0 Review from R.V. Source: RealSelf Aug 24 2021

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

5.0 Review from J.1. Source: RealSelf Jul 29 2021

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

5.0 Review from S.M. Source: RealSelf Jul 15 2021

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

5.0 Review from L. Source: RealSelf Jul 07 2021

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

5.0 Review from L. Source: RealSelf Jul 02 2021

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

5.0 Review from D. Source: RealSelf Jun 10 2021

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

5.0 Review from D.H. Source: RealSelf May 30 2021

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

5.0 Review from K. Source: RealSelf May 04 2021

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

5.0 Review from D.H. Source: RealSelf May 02 2021

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

5.0 Review from M.T. Source: RealSelf Apr 30 2021

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

5.0 Review from M.T. Source: RealSelf Apr 30 2021

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

5.0 Review from M.B. Source: RealSelf Mar 01 2021

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

5.0 Review from A.P. Source: RealSelf Feb 09 2021

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

5.0 Review from C.M. Source: RealSelf Feb 05 2021

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

5.0 Review from S.P. Source: RealSelf Dec 15 2020

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

5.0 Review from R. Source: RealSelf Dec 07 2020

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

5.0 Review from D. Source: Google Oct 14 2020

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

5.0 Review from A.5. Source: RealSelf Sep 30 2020

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

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Sep 25 2020

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

5.0 Review from G. Source: RealSelf Sep 21 2020

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

5.0 Review from G. Source: RealSelf Sep 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from T. Source: RealSelf Sep 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from T. Source: RealSelf Sep 10 2020

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

5.0 Review from W. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from B. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from P. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from K.S. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from J.B. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from F.H. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from R.S. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from C.M. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from M. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from J.H. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from C. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from C. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from M.L. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from C.M. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from T. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from N.M. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from C.S. Source: Google Mar 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from J.B. Source: Google Mar 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from A.P. Source: Google Mar 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from J.A. Source: Google Mar 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from D.J. Source: Google Mar 19 2020

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

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Mar 12 2020

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

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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"."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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!!!"

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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!"

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 Review from M. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

"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."

5.0 Review from M. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

"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."

5.0 Review from M. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

"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."

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

"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."

5.0 Review from L.W. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

"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."

5.0 Review from B. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

"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"

5.0 Review from M. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

"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."

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

"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!"

5.0 Review from G.C. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

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

5.0 Review from O.0. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

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

5.0 Review from A. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

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

5.0 Review from M. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

"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."

5.0 Review from E.R. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

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

5.0 Review from P.M. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

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

5.0 Review from S. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

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

5.0 Review from H.G. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

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

5.0 Review from M. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

"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!"

5.0 Review from I. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

"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."

5.0 Review from D.D. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

"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."

5.0 Review from P. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

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

5.0 Review from V. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

"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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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!"

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 Review from Google User Source: Google May 15 2019

"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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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)."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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. ..."

5.0 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..."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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!"

5.0 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."

5.0 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!!!!!"

5.0 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!"

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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!"

5.0 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!"

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

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