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


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Reviews for Thigh Lift Procedures Near Beverly Hills, CA

5.0 Review from K. Source: RealSelf May 30 2024

"A miracle worker - I look like an improved version of myself - If I could give 10 stars I would. Dr. Katzen is by far the best doctor I've ever encountered. His bedside manner is impeccable and he never made me feel rushed in my appointments with him, answering every question I had. I came to him to finish my weight loss transformation after losing 150 lbs resulting in a lot of excess skin. I had 2 rounds of surgery combining several procedures together; round 1 was lower body lift with muscle repair, neck lipo, and medial thigh lift and round 2 was arm lift with horizontal back lift, breast lift, and augmentation. It was a lot and recovery was intense but Katzen and his staff always made sure that I was well taken care of and supported every step of the way. My results are beyond anything I ever imagined Dr. Katzen truly is an artist but most importantly he didn't try to sell me on procedures I didn't need and he tailored my surgeries for the best results so I look like an improved version of myself and not lot a plastic doll off the assembly lot. I'm so grateful to Dr. Katzen and his amazing staff."

5.0 Review from B. Source: RealSelf Dec 30 2022

"Results are as good as some of the most high priced specialists in the city - Although this review is for Botox i need to give you a rundown on why i choose Dr Katzen I have always had an incredible experience with Dr Katzen. I have had a tummy tuck, breast lift, BBL plus both an arm lift and a thigh lift since 2017- and I’m not a massive weight loss patient. He's just that good. He Probably has more experience than anyone else in Los Angeles with these lift procedures This past summer wearing shorts for the first time in 20 years was truly life changing. Freeing. And tank tops without a “light sweater” on top to hide my arms when it’s 100 degrees outside- priceless. I wish i would have seen him sooner- like in my 20s- alas he wasn’t around yet :) . . So kind and patient and talented. Why i never turned to him for Botox and filler is a mystery. In November i got Botox from the very knowledgeable Talia in his office who is good at everything including post surgical care . Her results are as good as some of the most high priced specialists in the city. I’m also ready for my 2nd Mobius 8 session- great results. . He numbs us twice which really is necessary. He will always do what is necessary to keep you looking good and getting there as pain free as possible. . Great Dr. Great office."

5.0 Review from A.B. Source: Google Nov 15 2022

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

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

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

5.0 Review from D. Source: RealSelf Sep 21 2022

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

5.0 Review from W. Source: RealSelf Aug 29 2022

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

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

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

5.0 Review from C. Source: RealSelf Aug 02 2022

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

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

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

5.0 Review from P. Source: RealSelf Jun 07 2022

"My thighs turned out beautiful and recovery was not as bad as what I thought it would be - I've gone through a few reconstructive plastic surgeries after bariatric surgery but somehow the thigh lift surgery was the one that made me the most nervous. I heard so many things from others in the weight loss forums that I belong to, that it made me have a second thought about having the thigh lift surgery. One day while I was in the forum to research some more, I found one of Dr. Katzen's patient who had muliple surgeries with him, including a thigh lift. She had nothing but great things to say about him. I made a phone consultation appointment to talk to Dr. Katzen, I live in Ohio. Prior to the phone appointment, the office had me fill out the paperwork and had me sent some pictures of my thighs. Dr. Katzen was able to mark the areas in the pictures and approximate how much skin and fat he can remove. He was so pleasant to talk to. I flew out a few days before surgery and met him in person. He was more amazing than ever which calmed my nerves. My thighs turned out beautiful and recovery was not as bad as what I thought it would be. Dr. Katzen gave many suggestions of what to do to prep for post op, and I followed his instructions carefully. Would I do this again? Yes, in a heartbeat! This thigh lift surgery has changed my life."

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

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

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

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

5.0 Review from C. Source: RealSelf Apr 06 2022

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

5.0 Review from K.B. Source: RealSelf Mar 27 2022

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

5.0 Review from S. Source: RealSelf Mar 09 2022

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

5.0 Review from M. Source: RealSelf Mar 08 2022

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

5.0 Review from V. Source: RealSelf Feb 25 2022

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

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

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

5.0 Review from 9. Source: RealSelf Jan 20 2022

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

5.0 Review from K. Source: RealSelf Dec 29 2021

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

5.0 Review from G.S. Source: RealSelf Nov 08 2021

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

5.0 Review from P.F. Source: RealSelf Oct 21 2021

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

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

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

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

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

5.0 Review from D.K. Source: RealSelf Jun 24 2021

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

5.0 Review from K. Source: RealSelf May 04 2021

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

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

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

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

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

5.0 Review from G. Source: RealSelf Apr 07 2021

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

5.0 Review from G. Source: RealSelf Apr 07 2021

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

5.0 Review from K.H. Source: RealSelf Mar 12 2021

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

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

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

5.0 Review from L. Source: RealSelf Feb 11 2021

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

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

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

5.0 Review from T.M. Source: RealSelf Jan 29 2021

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

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Dec 22 2020

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

5.0 Review from R. Source: RealSelf Dec 07 2020

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

5.0 Review from P. Source: RealSelf Oct 02 2020

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

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Sep 28 2020

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

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Sep 25 2020

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

5.0 Review from T. Source: RealSelf Sep 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from T. Source: RealSelf Sep 10 2020

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

5.0 Review from S. Source: RealSelf Aug 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from S. Source: RealSelf Aug 06 2020

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

5.0 Review from B. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from B. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from P. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

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

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

5.0 Review from R. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from P. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from S. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

5.0 Review from E.W. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

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

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

5.0 Review from T. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

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

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

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

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

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Mar 18 2020

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

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Mar 12 2020

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

5.0 Review from P. Source: RealSelf Feb 18 2020

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

5.0 Review from S. Source: RealSelf Feb 18 2020

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

5.0 Review from R. Source: RealSelf Feb 18 2020

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

5.0 Review from J.H. Source: RealSelf Jan 18 2020

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

5.0 Review from C.M. Source: RealSelf Dec 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from B. Source: RealSelf Dec 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from A.C. Source: RealSelf Nov 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from B. Source: RealSelf Oct 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from P. Source: RealSelf Oct 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from A.R. Source: RealSelf Oct 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from S. Source: RealSelf Oct 02 2019

"Caring and Talented Doctor - I’ll start by saying I’m a nurse and can be picky with doctors. He is a great doctor. Super caring and communicative and great eye for aesthetics. I had tummy tuck and medial thigh lift. I had some complications with the medial thigh lift opening up a little but everything still healed up nicely. The scar is small and tidy even after opening and closing by secondary intention. I’m only 7 weeks post op so I still have a lot of work to do with my incision scars but he gave me a great shape. I’m happy. Updated on 10 Apr 2019: 7 weeks post op. Scar needs work work but the shape is great. The incision on my public area is from a tension suture but will fade. Im finally back st the gym. I will post pics of my thigh lift soon. These incisions took longer to heal so they are in a different stage of healing process."

5.0 Review from E.W. Source: RealSelf Sep 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from T.R. Source: RealSelf Sep 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from T. Source: RealSelf Sep 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from J.B. Source: Google Jul 19 2019

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

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Jul 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from P. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

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

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

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

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

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

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

"Many people don’t understand the daily struggles of loose skin. I constantly use creams and powders to treat rashes in the folds of my skin. One day as I was flipping the channels on tv, I saw a story about a lady who had weight loss surgery and went to Dr. Katzen for skin removal. I literally cried because that lady was me. She was open and honest about her journey. I remember thinking what a kind and gentle surgeon Dr. Katzen was. I made an appointment with Dr. Katzen to create my own success story. I had a body lift and thigh lift with him. It’s incredible how he molded a destroyed, ugly body into a beautiful, normal looking one. I am so glad I stumbled across that TV special, it changed my life!"

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

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

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

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

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

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

5.0 Review from J.7. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

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

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

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

5.0 Review from A. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

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

5.0 Review from M. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

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

5.0 Review from N. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

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

5.0 Review from S. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2019

"I’ll start by saying I’m a nurse and can be picky with doctors. He is a great doctor. Super caring and communicative and great eye for aesthetics. I had tummy tuck and medial thigh lift. I had some complications with the medial thigh lift opening up a little but everything still healed up nicely. The scar is small and tidy even after opening and closing by secondary intention. I’m only 7 weeks post op so I still have a lot of work to do with my incision scars but he gave me a great shape. I’m happy.Updated on 10 Apr 2019:7 weeks post op. Scar needs work work but the shape is great. The incision on my public area is from a tension suture but will fade. Im finally back st the gym. I will post pics of my thigh lift soon. These incisions took longer to heal so they are in a different stage of healing process."

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

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

5.0 Review from J.7. Source: RealSelf Jun 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from G.C. Source: RealSelf Jun 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from A. Source: RealSelf Jun 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from K. Source: RealSelf Jun 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from J.A. Source: Google Jun 15 2019

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

5.0 Review from H. Source: RealSelf May 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from L.M. Source: RealSelf May 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from M. Source: RealSelf May 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from F. Source: RealSelf May 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from Google User Source: Google May 15 2019

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

5.0 Review from D.J. Source: Google Apr 23 2019

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

5.0 Review from J.C. Source: Google Apr 23 2019

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

5.0 Review from B.G. Source: Google Apr 23 2019

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

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from B.G. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from S. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from C. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from J.R. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from S.J. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from S. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from S.B. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from A.K. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from D.D. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from E. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from K.T. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from N.L. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from P.C. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from C.B. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from L. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from C. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from S. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from M. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from N. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from P. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from R.M. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 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."

5.0 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!"

5.0 Review from L.G. Source: Google Apr 18 2019

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

5.0 Review from M.B. Source: Google Mar 19 2019

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

5.0 Review from 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."

5.0 Review from L.H. Source: Yelp Oct 22 2018

"It’s not an easy task to find a surgeon who specializes in medial thigh lift.  I consulted with three surgeons prior to meeting Dr. Katzen.  I chose him because he’s performed hundreds of thigh lifts and he has a very pleasant personality.  My thigh lift turned out better than what I hoped for.  So very grateful for Dr. Katzen and his team."

5.0 Review from A.K. Source: RealSelf Oct 02 2018

"I found a great thigh lift expert - You know that ugly term, “thunder thighs”? Growing up, I got called that a lot. I put in hard work to eat right and exercise, it was a lifestyle change. But, no matter what I did, my thighs were still problematic, at least in my mind it was. I consulted with two plastic surgeons before finding Dr. Katzen. I was blown away when I met him and my choice was clear. Dr. Katzen was extremely knowledgeable and has done a significant number of thigh lifts compared to the other two surgeons. Not only was I sold on Dr. Katzen’s experience and credentials, he is also one of the kindest surgeon I have ever met. I underwent a medial thigh lift and I couldn’t be happier. My thighs are no longer rubbing together. I can finally feel good in shorts and short skirts. If you are looking for an expert in thigh lift, check out Dr. Katzen."

5.0 Review from B. Source: RealSelf Oct 02 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 patients. I highly recommend him. The process was smooth and the results are perfection."

5.0 Review from R.B. Source: RealSelf Oct 02 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 my entire body. Thank you so much Dr. Katzen!!!!!"

5.0 Review from C.S. Source: RealSelf Sep 25 2018

"Surgeon with a Heart of Gold - If you are looking for a surgeon with a heart of gold, look no further. I found Dr. Katzen through the WLSFA foundation. This foundation helps fund surgeries for people who cannot afford it. Dr. Katzen has donated a couple of surgeries, which speaks volumes of his character. I am a weight loss patient and like most, I was left with really ugly sagging skin after the massive weight loss. No amount of exercise helped. I turned to Dr. Katzen two years ago for a body lift. I was thrilled with the results. In January, I returned for a thigh lift. I am still healing but very happy with my results so far. I cannot thank this man enough, he’s changed my life!"

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Sep 25 2018

"Traveled from Hawaii to California for surgery with Dr. Katzen - I’m from Hawaii but traveled to California for surgery. I didn’t want to settle for just any surgeon, I wanted the best. At my heaviest, I weighed 279 pounds. I had bariatric surgery and lost 130 pounds. I had loose skin all over, mostly in my tummy, thighs and arms. My breasts hung down almost to my belly button, it’s not a pretty sight. I’ve been to Dr. Katzen for two stages of surgery. First he did the body lift and medial thigh lift. For the second stage, I had a breast augmentation with lift and an arm lift. I can’t tell you how this man has changed my life. He completely restored me and restored my confidence. There was no doubt in my mind of who I was going to choose to do my surgeries. Dr. Katzen is the absolute BEST!"

5.0 Review from D. Source: RealSelf Sep 25 2018

"Thigh lift after losing half my body weight - I sought out Dr. Katzen after losing 150 lbs. My aunt has been raving about how great he is and I can see why. I had some unwanted skin and fat on my thighs which made it difficult to fit into clothes. I also had problems with chaffing in between my thighs. I found Dr. Katzen very easy to talk to, he never made me feel rushed or made me feel bad for asking too many questions. I had a medial thigh lift and it's one of the best things that's happened to me. After I completely heal, I plan to return to Dr. Katzen for breast augmentation and arm lift. He's the only one I would trust to do any of my plastics."

5.0 Review from K. Source: RealSelf Sep 25 2018

"Dr. Katzen is a true hero - I was the chunky kid that was supposed to outgrow my baby fat….that didn’t happen. When I hit 40, I was considered morbidly obese with many health problems. My internist recommended I seek help to lose weight. I had RNY gastric bypass and lost 160 pounds. I no longer needed to be on medications for diabetes or high blood pressure. Life should be good, right? It was far from it. I now had new excess skin issues to deal with. I seeked medical help once more. My bariatric surgeon spoke highly of Dr. Katzen so I met with him. Dr. Katzen was so compassionate and understanding. He listened and understood my struggles. He drafted a plan for three stages of surgeries for me (Body Lift, Medial Thigh Lift, Breast and Arm Lift). He was able to see past my excess skin and envisioned my new body. In the last nine months, I’ve gone through three stages of surgeries with Dr. Katzen. He did a full overhaul on my body….I don’t look like the same person anymore (in a very good way!). My belly no longer hangs to my thighs, my thighs no longer rub together, my breasts don’t hang to my stomach, and my arms no longer flap when I move. I owe my new transformation to this wonderful man, he’s my hero!"

5.0 Review from B.K. Source: RealSelf Sep 25 2018

"Dr. Katzen fixed what the gym couldn’t. - Trying to find a surgeon who specializes in a Medial Thigh Lift was not as easy as I thought. I had appointments with 3 other surgeons before meeting Dr. Katzen. The other surgeons all said sure, they can perform a thigh lift but when I asked to see before and after pictures, they didn’t have much to show me. That made me a little nervous. I asked Dr. Katzen the same thing and he produced an entire book full of thigh lifts. I found my before thighs looked much like many of his patients’ before pictures. I was pleased with the after pictures. I scheduled my thigh lift in February. I won’t lie, it hurts, but Dr. Katzen was great at managing my pain. Not once did he make me feel bad for asking for pain meds. I quickly got off of them and am on the road to recovery. I went back to work in 6 weeks. I have a desk job so it’s not too bad. My thighs are looking a million times better. I am anxious to try on a pair of shorts for the first time."

5.0 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."

5.0 Review from A.K. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2018

"You know that ugly term, “thunder thighs”? Growing up, I got called that a lot. I put in hard work to eat right and exercise, it was a lifestyle change. But, no matter what I did, my thighs were still problematic, at least in my mind it was. I consulted with two plastic surgeons before finding Dr. Katzen. I was blown away when I met him and my choice was clear. Dr. Katzen was extremely knowledgeable and has done a significant number of thigh lifts compared to the other two surgeons. Not only was I sold on Dr. Katzen’s experience and credentials, he is also one of the kindest surgeon I have ever met. I underwent a medial thigh lift and I couldn’t be happier. My thighs are no longer rubbing together. I can finally feel good in shorts and short skirts. If you are looking for an expert in thigh lift, check out Dr. Katzen."

5.0 Review from C.A. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2018

"I belong to a bariatric support group at Kaiser where we meet and talk about our weight loss, pros and cons. I’ve been successful at losing weight and living a much healthier life style. In total, I’ve lost 175 pounds. My insurance covered my tummy tuck surgery but denied a thigh lift. Several ladies in my group have had surgery with Dr. Katzen and they proudly shared their experiences. I asked two of them if they wouldn’t mind sharing their scars with me and they did. I was pleased to see how well their scars have healed but most importantly, the placement of the scars were not noticeable. I made my appointment with Dr. Katzen and without hesitation, I booked my surgery. I am very content with my thigh lift. I can see a gap in between my thighs. I used to have to wear a skirt or dress all the time, even when it’s cold because pants did not fit me right. Now, I enjoy wearing pants, leggings, and shorts. It’s a weird feeling to finally feel “normal”. I am embracing my new body. I am so glad to belong to a great support group that is open about their experiences. They lead me to Dr. Katzen. I am so grateful for him and his team. He’s very compassionate about helping us weight loss patients. Thank you Dr. Katzen from the bottom of my heart! You are amazing in every way."

5.0 Review from R.B. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2018

"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 my entire body. Thank you so much Dr. Katzen!!!!!"

5.0 Review from M.L. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2018

"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 thigh lift. Then, 5 months later, I had brachioplasty and arm lift. Dr. Katzen has been so wonderful from the first surgery to my most recent one. He is a true artist that sculpted my body into what it is today. I trusted him and I trusted all the recommendations that he gave me. I felt very comfortable with him. He’s very well known in the weight loss groups. If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight like I did, go check out Dr. Katzen. He offers free consultations in his offices. He’s an expert at treating patients like us. I look and feel oh so good!"

5.0 Review from J. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2018

"Two years ago I had a gastric sleeve done and lost 150 pounds. I felt healthier and full of life but I didn’t feel complete. With the weight loss, I was left with massive amounts of excess skin. I had heard about Dr. Katzen’s work prior to having the gastric sleeve. I was pretty certain I was going to have him to do my reconstructive surgeries. I attended a seminar where he was speaking about reconstructive surgery after weight loss surgery and was impressed with his whole presentation. He showed many before and after photos and when he spoke, I thought to myself what a kind and caring human being he is. Without wasting much time, I scheduled my appointment and booked my surgeries. In two stages, Dr. Katzen did a circumferential body lift, thigh lift, arm lift, torsoplasty, breast augmentation and lift. I am so grateful to Dr. Katzen. He made me beautiful and complete."

5.0 Review from B. Source: RealSelf Jun 19 2018

"I was so sick and tired of my thighs rubbing together and causing major rashes. Trying to find a surgeon with experience with medial thigh lift proved to be a challenge. I didn’t want to travel out of state to have surgery but it was well worth it. I had a Skype consultation with Dr. Katzen and knew immediately that he would be the surgeon to perform my thigh lift. He’s experienced, kind and spent time answering all my questions. I did all my pre op work up locally and travelled to Beverly Hills only for surgery and stayed for two weeks. Once I returned home, Dr. Katzen has been great with returning my phone calls and emails. What can I say about my thighs….they’re amazing. I have a gap between them and best of all, no more painful rashes. Dr. Katzen is so good at what he does. On a scale of one to ten, I give him a ten plus!"

5.0 Review from D. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2018

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

5.0 Review from B.K. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2018

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

5.0 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..."

5.0 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..."

5.0 Review from B. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2018

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

5.0 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..."

5.0 Review from C.A. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2018

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

5.0 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..."

5.0 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..."

5.0 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..."

5.0 Review from C.S. Source: RealSelf Apr 18 2018

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

5.0 Review from K.S. Source: RealSelf Oct 16 2017

"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 then reconstructive surgery. His patients all had nothing but amazing things to say about him. He offered free consultations on site so I signed up. During consultation, he pulled my skin and gave me an idea how much skin and fat he can remove. It was surreal. I couldn’t wait to schedule my surgery. I had a circumferential body lift where the incision goes all around my belly to my back, like a belt. Dr. Katzen removed 55 pounds of excess skin and fat. I am beyond thrilled. My life has improved so much. I have my second surgery with Dr. Katzen in a couple of months. He’ll be doing a medial thigh lift on me. He is the only doctor I will have doing my reconstructive work."

5.0 Review from K.W. Source: RealSelf Oct 16 2017

"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 was well managed. In March, I returned to Dr. Katzen to have the second planned surgery, a medial thigh lift. He did not disappoint. I love how I have a gap between my thighs, something I haven’t seen in a very very long time. I am on my way to feeling like a “normal” person again. I like that I don’t have to hide in my clothes anymore. It feels good to blend in a crowd without people staring at me for my weight or excess skin. I have Dr. Katzen to thank for the transformation. He’s the best!"

5.0 Review from C.S. Source: RealSelf Sep 25 2017

"Body lift and medial thigh lift after I lost 155 pounds. Covered by insurance - Los Angeles, CA - Dr. Katzen is Godsend. A few years ago, I had gastric bypass surgery and lost 155 pounds. I debated if I wanted to have plastics to remove the sagging skin. I didn’t really have the money to pay for it but someone told me Dr. Katzen’s office is good at getting authorization from insurance. I decided to attend one of the seminars he was at and was blown away with his presentation. He discussed everything in great detail. He also showed before and after pictures of his patients. He offered free consultations on site so I of course took advantage of it. I felt comfortable and confident that Dr. Katzen understood my vision. He spent time answering all my questions and told me his office would try to get insurance to cover my surgery. After 8 weeks, I got the great news I had been waiting for. My insurance approved all my surgeries, I was ecstatic! I had a 360 body lift and a thigh lift. My results are fantastic. Dr. Katzen forever changed me, and for that, I am eternally grateful to him."

5.0 Review from K.P. Source: RealSelf Sep 25 2017

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

5.0 Review from M. Source: RealSelf Sep 25 2017

"Body Lift reconstructive surgery - I gained weight after having my babies and the weight kept coming on. I weighed 270 pounds at my heaviest. I had the gastric sleeve and lost 105 pounds. With the massive weight loss, I was left with sagging skin in my tummy, thighs, breasts and arms. I researched Dr. Katzen on Obesity Help and Real Self. He had a high number of positive reviews. I felt comfortable and made an appointment. He was awesome from the first time I met him and I am so happy with my body lift. Next stage is my thigh lift. I can't wait."

5.0 Review from M.B. Source: RealSelf Sep 25 2017

"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 April I returned to Dr. Katzen for the second phase of my surgery, which is a medial thigh lift. I never knew it would be possible but I finally have a gap in between my thighs. One of the struggles after the body lift was finding pants that would fit me properly. Dr. Katzen gave me a tightened and smaller waist, but my thighs would not allow me to fit into a size 8 pants. I love that my body is now proportionate."

5.0 Review from T.S. Source: RealSelf Sep 25 2017

"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 laugh every time I see him. He’s also very kind. Couldn’t ask for better results and outcome. I love my new body, it’s given me new found confidence."

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