J. Timothy Katzen

Plastic Surgeon
Rating: 4.96071428571 out of 5 with 282 ratings

J. Timothy Katzen Plastic Surgeon MD, FACS

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Arm lift


Body Lift

Botox Therapy

Breast augmentation

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  • About Me

    During the Covid-19 crisis, our offices are closed, but we are pleased to announce we are offering Virtual Consultations at this time.  Please call 310-859-7770 to schedule yours.  


    Dr. J. Timothy Katzen, Plastic Surgeon

    J. Timothy Katzen, MD is an internationally recognized leader in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery after massive weight loss and President of The American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons.

    A major focus of Dr. Katzen’s practice is dedicated to helping bariatric surgery post-ops reshape their bodies with plastic surgery. As a patient of Dr. Katzen, you will receive high-quality care and surgical customization. What this means to you is that you will receive a unique treatment plan, tailored to reflect your specific aesthetic preferences, and ideally bring your surgical goals to fruition.

    Dr. Katzen is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He earned a BS in biology from Duke University and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his general surgery internship and residency at the University of Hawaii and plastic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University. He participated in three-year-long fellowships at widely renowned teaching hospitals of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, New York University Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston, Texas.

    Dr. Katzen is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. He is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and is a qualified Medical Examiner. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, J.B. Lynch Society, Converse Society, and Scott, Jr. Society.

    Dr. Katzen has lectured throughout the world about his innovative 360 Circumferential Body Lift. He has written and published many articles and book chapters. Dr. Katzen has appeared on many television shows and is known by most television networks as a leading expert discussing plastic surgery after massive weight loss. In addition, he has lectured both on the radio and Internet.

    Dr. Katzen was named One of the Top 10 Best Plastic Surgeons for client satisfaction by the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons and received the American Top Physicians Award in Plastic Surgery by the Consumer Research Council of America. Dr. Katzen is a strong proponent of giving back to the community and is involved with numerous non-profit organizations.

    Plastic Surgery with Dr. Katzen

    I think it is paramount whenever you are seeking a medical procedure that you go to somebody that has the right training. If you are wanting to have reconstructive plastic surgery after massive weight loss, you need to go to a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in surgery after weight loss or after bariatric surgery. -Dr. Katzen

    Dr. Katzen is a widely respected expert in the field of reconstructive body surgery and is dedicated to excellence in patient care and patient safety. He specializes in aesthetic, cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He takes pride in keeping abreast of all of the latest technological developments and surgical trends in the fields of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

    Due to Dr. Katzen’s mastery of plastic surgery and reputation for excellent results, patients worldwide travel to be his patients because of precision surgical expertise. He has independently created novel and innovative plastic surgical techniques that minimize scars and maximize skin and fat removal.

    Dr. Katzen has performed thousands of successful post-weight loss surgery procedures. Approximately 99% of Dr. Katzen’s patients have lost 100 pounds or more. In addition to performing his 360 Circumferential Body Lift, he also performs many Thigh Lifts, Breast Lifts, Breast Augmentations, Male Breast Reductions, Tummy Tucks (Abdominoplasty), Arm Lifts (Brachioplasty), Neck Lifts, Butt Lifts, Liposuction, and many other procedures.

    To educate and support bariatric surgery and plastic surgery patients, Dr. Katzen is a frequent contributing author for ObesityHelp.

    Plastic Surgery In California or Las Vegas

    Dr. Katzen and his expert team would love to support you and help you to complete your weight loss journey. For the experience and results you can trust, contact Dr. Katzen online or give us a call at (310) 284-7368 (our California location) or (702) 779-3280 (in Las Vegas, Nevada) to speak to one of our caring professionals. We look forward to speaking with you to begin your plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery.

    ObesityHelp Contributing Author

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    Seromas After Plastic Surgery: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
    Body Image Issues from One Plastic Surgeon’s Perspective
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  • Latest Reviews See all 282 reviews
    avatar DeeDeeK on Jan. 16, 2019

    I was recommended to Dr. Timothy Katzen by a good friend for a tummy tuck. Surgery was quick and easy, no complications and I was able to return to my desk job in four weeks. I am 42 years old but my tummy looks like More...

    avatar ellisemma on Dec. 6, 2018

    I relocated from MD to CA and found an amazing plastic surgeon that did my 360 bodylift and medial thigh lift. Dr. Katzen made me comfortable right away. After losing 130 pounds, I wanted to be sure I found a surgeon who had experience with More...

    avatar acostahope on Dec. 3, 2018

    Choosing Dr. Katzen was a simple choice. My mother, sis and auntie all had work done with Dr. Katzen. He's an artist and is a perfectionist. As for me, I had breast implants and lift. I'm sure other family members will come to More...

  • Location


    9735 Wilshire Blvd
    Suite 407
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    Phone: 310-859-7770
    Fax: 310-288-8345

    Secondary Location Las Vegas

    8751 W. Charleston Blvd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89117

    Phone: 702-779-3280
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