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.
Dr. Katzen is a member of the following Medical Societies
- American College of Surgeons (FACS)—Fellow
- International College of Surgeons (FICS)–Fellow
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)—Member
- American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS)—Member
- National Board of Medical Examiners—Diplomat
- Member: J.B. Lynch Society
- Member: J.M. Converse Society
- Member: H.W. Scott, Jr. Society
Q&A Panel: Friday 4:00pm – 4:50pm, Royal B
Uncovering You, Plastic Surgery After WLS
Are you looking to find that new shape of yours but it is hidden beneath excess skin? Or maybe you are suffering from excess skin that makes certain activities and daily hygiene difficult, causing unhealthy irritations and infections? Perhaps your excess skin is making it difficult to find clothes that fit properly? Or maybe the excess skin has been affecting your self confidence, keeping you from looking and feeling your best. If any of this is troubling for you, then reconstructive plastic surgery might be an option that you want to explore!
Stop by the Q&A panel and ask Dr. Cardenas, Dr. Domanskis, Dr. Katzen, and Dr. Quiroz your plastic surgery questions!
This will be an interactive session where the panelists will discuss what works for them and answer questions submitted live during the Q&A session. To ask a question, you will step-up to our audience microphones and ask your question to the panelist that you would like to answer it. The moderator and conference staff will help keep the Q&A moving, so that we can try and get in as many questions as possible during the allotted time.