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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.