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Breast Augmentation
IVanessa's Review of: Dr. Timothy Katzen

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
June 5, 2015, 8:26 am


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Timothy Katzen (My Profile)
City:
Beverly Hills
State:   California (CA)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   IVanessa (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):   May 8, 2015
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

Since puberty I’ve been insecure about my small misshapen breasts. I used to pray it was a phase and hoped that one day I would have the beautiful round breasts of the girls in my class. I graduated high school and my breasts never changed. Shopping for clothes was a nightmare and finding a bra that fit correctly was an even scarier task. For years I dealt with not getting that cute outfit or matching bra and panty set I really wanted. At age 28 I had enough with the disappointments and envying and I finally did something about it.
I was referred to Dr. Katzen by a family friend who is a gastric bypass patient and had a body makeover done by Katzen. She not only looked AMAZING but she gushed over Katzen, she couldn’t say enough nice things about him, so I had to meet him.
It was my first consultation and I was a nervous sweaty mess not only because I have to disrobe in front of a total stranger but I was also lost and 15 minutes late. I finally arrive and I’m greeted by Dr. Katzen and his staff, not only did I get a warm welcome but they were concerned. I’ve never experienced that before! Whenever I’m late anywhere I usually get attitude from the receptionist stating I should have been there 15 minutes ago.
So I fill out the necessary paper work, waited a couple minutes and I was off to the consultation room. Oh boy here we go! The butterflies kicked in. I’m told to remove my blouse and bra and given a nice robe to cover myself with. I wait just a couple of minutes and Dr. Katzen comes in, he shakes my hand and looks me in the eye when he says it’s a pleasure to meet you. He explains that he will examine my breasts and discuss my breast augmentation choices. The examination begins and butterflies are a whirl! I open the robe and Dr. Katzen looks over my upper body carefully, and continues to make eye contact when he speaks with me. He explains to me that I have Tubular Breast Deformity and goes into great detail about the disorder and emphasizes that many women suffer from the disorder and my case is not severe. Mental light bulb is on and butterflies are gone. I have always known something was wrong with my breasts and Dr. Katzen had just given me the answer to a long burning question “what’s wrong with me”? I felt great and excited to achieve the breasts I’ve always wished for. I was brought out of my euphoric state when the price hit me like a ton bricks.
Even though Dr. Katzen was wonderful I thought I could get a cheaper price and still a great doctor. Boy was I wrong I had consultations with Plastic Surgeons from Temecula to Beverly Hills and no one compared to Dr. Katzen’s staff, expertise, bedside manner, price and sincerity. I booked my surgery date with Dr. Katzen immediately and I knew I made the right choice.
Fast forward to the day of my surgery. I was calm, collected and totally confident when I walked into the medical center. My mom was not so collected, I guess she was nervous for me but I knew I had nothing to worry about. During surgery prep I was impressed with the staff and all the personal attention. I had no questions for everything was explained to me and Dr. Katzen again exceeded my expectations. The surgery went smoothly and I had very little pain or discomfort in recovery and even though I said I was fine Dr. Katzen would come in every so often to check up on me. ☺
Today I am 5 weeks post op and extremely pleased with my results, I couldn’t be happier and when I go in for my post op appointments I’m greeted by first name and still get the big warm welcome. I would highly recommend Dr. Katzen for any type of surgery!
 
MY RATINGS IN DETAIL

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1 = Worst/Extremely dissatisfied
5 = Neutral
10 = Best/Extremely satisfied

My Results:
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Did your results meet or exceed your expectations?
  (10)
Medical Skills, Techniques & Knowledge:
Does your doctor have strong and up-to-date medical skills?
Does your doctor have good knowledge of techniques?
Were you well informed by the doctor?
  (10)
Accessibility:
Was doctor accessible and helpful during pre-op and post-op?
Is there good after business hours support?
Can doctor be reached by telephone?
Can doctor be reached by email?
  (10)
Personality:
Did the doctor make you feel comfortable?
Did the doctor take time to listen to your needs?
Did you feel rushed when trying to talk?
Was the doctor friendly and approachable?
Did the doctor show care and concern for you?
Does the doctor love being a doctor?
  (10)
Office & Support Staff, Nurses:
Was the office staff professional and well-mannered?
Was staff accessible and helpful during pre-op and post-op?
Was the office staff sensitive to your condition and needs?
Were your telephone/email messages given to the doctor?
  (10)
Appointments, Waiting Time:
Was it easy to book an appointment?
Was doctor reasonably punctual with appointments?
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  (10)
Price:
Do you feel the price of your procedure(s) was reasonable?
Does the doctor give financing options?
  (10)
Office & Surgical Facility:
Are the office and/or surgical facilities professional, clean, and well maintained?
Is the medical equipment up-to-date?
Is the office comfortable and the dcor aesthetically pleasing?
Were you offered anything to drink?
  (10)
Recommending This Doctor:
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