9735 Wilshire Blvd Ste 407

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Review from J.B.  |  Source: Google  |  Jul 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Review from L.G.  |  Source: Google  |  Apr 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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