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Reconstructive surgery after losing 110 lbs.
NurseShar's Review of: Dr. Timothy Katzen

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
June 2, 2015, 12:26 pm

Doctor Name:   Dr. Timothy Katzen (My Profile)
Beverly Hills
State:   California (CA)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   NurseShar (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   February 19, 2015
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


All my life, I was morbidly obese and had literally tried everything to lose weight but was never successful long term. Finally, I was looking at being wheel chair bound because my feet could no longer hold my weight.  In desperation, at the weight of 334 lbs, I had stomach stapling and thus my whole life changed.

I lost 110 lbs and was indeed smaller but left with an enormous sagging apron of fat around my waist, severe stretch marks on my abdomen and multiple unsightly, old, and long, well healed surgical scars. My thighs remained large, flabby and out of proportion to my lower legs. I had lost weight, was remarkably healthier but looked even worse than before.

I then met Dr. Katzen and had the lower body lift and liposuction. Twenty seven pounds of skin and fat were removed, along with my old scars. I had a new body.  I had never imagined that kind of "instant" weight loss and as thrilled as I was, it was also disturbing to my body image. All of a sudden, I had no huge stomach, my clothes hung well and no longer did I have to wear shirts on the outside to hide my belly. It took a while to absorb the change.

Dr. Katzen and his entire office staff were supportive, up beat, ALWAYS professional and caring. I was never made to wait or feel rushed.

I am very please with my results.

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