Dr. Katzen has made plastic surgery after massive weight loss a large focus of his practice. He has independently created novel and innovative reconstructive plastic surgery techniques that minimize scars and maximize skin and fat removal. Dr. Katzen has performed thousands of post weight loss procedures. Approximately 99% of Dr. Katzen’s weight loss patients have lost 100 pounds or more. He has even operated on several patients who weighed over 800 pounds before gastric bypass. Most of Dr. Katzen’s weight loss patients have had gastric bypass or lap banding; however, approximately 30% have lost significant weight through diet and exercise alone. Dr. Katzen has performed plastic surgery after massive weight loss on men and women, from ages 18 to 70.
Dr. Katzen is an internationally recognized leader in the field of reconstructive plastic surgery after weight loss. He has lectured and operated throughout the world on his innovative 360 circumferential lower bodylift. Dr. Katzen has written and published many articles and book chapters. He has talked on radio and the Internet about plastic surgery after massive weight loss. In addition, he has appeared on many television shows and most television networks discussing plastic surgery after massive weight loss.
Dr. Katzen is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Obesity Action Coalition, and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. Also, Dr. Katzen is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and was the Director of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at Century City Doctors Hospital. He has medical staff privileges at many other prominent hospitals in Southern California.