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About Dr. Joel Beck

Board certified in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Joel Beck brings the highest standards of integrity and medical excellence to helping clients enhance the natural beauty of their body, breasts, face and skin. His surgical expertise, aesthetic sensibility and sound judgment have earned him an international reputation for providing fresh, natural looking results to his Bay Area patients coming in from areas like San Francisco, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek and San Jose.

Dr. Beck's extensive training includes research and clinical experience in burn surgery, a fellowship in craniofacial surgery and advanced plastic surgery and reconstructive training. Although Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery is almost exclusively dedicated to aesthetic procedures, Dr. Beck’s background in micro surgery and reconstructive surgery bring valuable insight to understanding anatomy, spatial relationships and healing - all critical in achieving outstanding results. You can find a list of some of Dr. Beck's most sought-after procedures below.

Plastic Surgeon San Francisco

The success of Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery over the past 10 years is the result of an ongoing focus on understanding patient needs, a commitment to state-of-the art treatments and technology, and continual training for the entire staff.

Education and Associations

After receiving his Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University in 1992, Dr. Beck completed a surgical residency at University of California Davis in 1999. He continued to pursue his education and training even further, completing a Fellowship in Burn Surgery Research in 2000 at UC Davis, and a Craniofacial-Plastic Surgery Fellowship and a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at University of Mississippi in 2003. Dr. Beck is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and maintains membership in several prestigious plastic surgery associations, including:

Plastic surgery is a very personal decision. Our emphasis is in providing individual care in a relaxed, private and personal way. We really strive to create a ‘No Rush Zone’, so every patient can absorb all the information they need at their own pace.

My primary passion is to help clients identify their goals, educate them about the safest and most effective options, and then deliver superb surgical technique with outstanding follow-up care.

Dr. Beck has authored numerous articles and is a frequent guest speaker at national meetings on topics of interest to plastic surgeons. The “Annals of Plastic Surgery” and the “Journal of Craniofacial Surgery” are a sample of his published works.

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Dr. Beck's Most Coveted Surgical Procedures:

Rhinoplasty

If you are dissatisfied with the size, shape, or other aspect of your nose, you are a candidate for a rhinoplasty. More commonly known as a “nose job,” the procedure corrects any area of the nose that is misshapen or out of proportion with the rest of your facial features. The nose is the central feature of your face, and irregularities in the shape or size of the nose can leave you feeling embarrassed about your appearance.

Any aspect of the nose can be revised for aesthetic or medical reasons including nostril shape, bumps, a misshapen bridge, a nasal tip that is turned up or down, or structural problems like a deviated septum. The procedure is involves placing discreet incisions, either at the base of the nose between the nostrils or hidden within the nose structure. The bone and cartilage are altered, reshaped, or grafted to craft a more balanced, appealing nose shape and size. Dr. Beck’s practice focuses on creating a nose shape unique to you that is in the correct proportion to your other features in a customized surgery, and he never uses a “one size fits all” approach. His artistic eye has led him to offer some of the best rhinoplasty results in the area.

Breast Augmentation

Problems with the shape, size and symmetry of your breasts can make clothes fit poorly, and can have a negative impact on your feelings of self-confidence in your body image. If you are unhappy with the size, shape, or appearance of your breasts, or have misshapen or uneven breasts, or had a mastectomy and need your breasts restored, a breast augmentation is the answer. As your skin sags or loses its elasticity, a breast lift procedure in conjunction with the augmentation can improve lift, create a more youthful breast position, and better projection and body contour.

There are many shapes and sizes of implants available in either saline or silicone, and Dr. Beck will work with you to choose the type of implants appropriate to achieve the results you are looking for from you San Francisco breast augmentation. A full evaluation of your existing breast tissue is the first step in determining the type of surgical procedure that will produce the enhancement you want. In a breast augmentation, incisions may be placed in the breast crease, following the body’s natural curve. Saline implants involve smaller incisions which can be placed in the armpit, as saline implants are filled after being surgically inserted. The implants may be placed above or below the chest muscles in a customized surgical treatment plan.

Hair Restoration

Hair loss is a frustrating aspect of aging, and thinning hair or a receding hairline can leave you feeling self-conscious or unattractive. If you struggle with thinning hair or baldness that negatively affects your quality of life and self-confidence, hair restoration may be the best way to regain a more youthful appearance. There are two types of hair restoration procedures: follicular unit transplant (FUT) or follicular unit extraction (FUE). The FUT procedure may be appropriate for those who have extensive hair loss, and involves surgically removing a strip of hair from the back of the head and then harvesting the follicular units for transplanting into the balding or thinning areas. FUE hair restoration is less invasive, faster, and easier on the patient, and is one of the most advanced hair restoration techniques, eliminating concerns about surgical scars, as each hair follicle is extracted individually and transplanted in a natural pattern.

Dr. Beck will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each method and recommend the procedure that will achieve the results you want, based upon the extent of your hair loss. NeoGraft is an FDA-approved FUE procedure offered at Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery. This revolutionary and highly advanced hair restoration method is faster and less-invasive than traditional hair restoration surgery. The procedure offers natural results with minimal scarring, no stitches, and little to no pain, with a much shorter healing time. If you are feeling self-conscious about thinning hair or baldness, explore your options for hair restoration with Dr. Beck.

Facelift

Age, significant weight loss, or heredity can leave your face with wrinkles, sagging skin, deep creases, lines, and jowls. You may appear much older than you feel. A facelift procedure performed by Dr. Beck at Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery can restore smoothness, definition, and a far more youthful appeal to your face.

There are a range of facelift procedures, and Dr. Beck will recommend the treatment you need based on the areas that have sagged, drooped, wrinkled, or creased. The incisions are placed discreetly to avoid visible scarring. Your procedure may involve fat removal or muscle manipulation to restore a more defined jawline or resolve a double chin. The excess skin is trimmed and removed, and the incisions are closed. At Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery, we utilize the most advanced surgical technology and techniques to produce the most natural-looking results for your facelift in San Francisco.

Transgender Procedures

If you are transitioning from female to male (FTM) or male to female (MTF), there are a few aspects of your appearance that you may want to change to match your identity. Feminization or masculinization are a range of surgical and cosmetic procedures that help you appear as you are meant to be. Dr. Beck and his staff can recommend procedures to help you achieve the masculine or feminine look you envision.

Feminization procedures can include a MTF breast augmentation, body contouring, chin or jaw reduction, rhinoplasty, or tracheal reduction to achieve a finer, more feminine appearance. Masculinization can include hair restoration, top surgery (mastectomy), liposuction, jaw enhancement, forehead augmentation, and other body and face enhancements. Some procedures may be more desirable than others, based on your existing body structure. Dr. Beck is a trusted & beloved transgender surgeon in San Francisco that will work with you to understand the face and body features you’d like to enhance and together, you two will create a custom treatment plan for your transition.

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