Dr. Joel Beck

Transgender Surgery In the Bay Area

Dr. Joel Beck, MD, FACS is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been performing transgender surgery procedures since 2003. Based in the Bay Area, Dr. Beck routinely performs Facial Feminization Surgery, Breast Augmentation Surgery, FTM Top Surgery, Body Contouring with Fat Transfer, and Hair Restoration. Dr. Beck’s skills have earned him an international reputation for providing patients with natural looking results.

Dr. Beck is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and maintains membership in:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

Dr. Beck is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Fellows are “board-certified surgeons whose education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct are reviewed and consistent with the high standards of the ACS. Not all surgeons are accepted as Fellows.” (www.facs.org)

Dr. Beck has lectured multiple times at major transgender conferences across the United States, including First Event, Southern Comfort, Gender Odyssey, Keystone Conference, Espirit, Gold Rush, and many others.

“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 performs the following surgeries for trans men and women.

FTM Surgery

FTM Top Surgery $8500 – $9500
Male Body Sculpting $10,000 – $18,000
Facial Masculinization Surgery (FMS)
Hair Grafting $7500 – $20,000
MTF Surgery

Breast Augmentation $8500 – $9500
Buttock Augmentation
Female Body Sculpting $10,000 – $18,000
Facial Feminization Surgery, Tracheal Shave $15,000 – $50,000
Hair Grafting $7500 – $20,000

Exact pricing can only be determined following a consultation.

Consultations with Dr. Beck
Dr. Beck is available for free phone, Skype video or in-office consultations. Dr. Beck’s wait list for surgery dates is 2 months.

Financing and Insurance
Dr. Beck accepts cash, personal and cashier’s checks, credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) and medical financing (Prosper Healthcare Lending, CareCredit and United Medical Credit.)

Dr. Beck’s staff can also provide insurance assistance for FTM Top Surgery, FFS, Hair Restoration and Body Sculpting. He as worked with Health Net, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna and Aetna, and is willing to work with other insurance companies as well.

Dr. Beck works with some Managed Medi-Cal plans and will submit prior authorization for most PPO plans. Dr. Beck does not accept Medicare.

Surgery Requirements
Dr. Beck follows WPATH guidelines for surgery. You will require one letter from a mental health provider, plus one letter from a hormone provider if you are using insurance to cover the surgery.

Dr. Beck will operate on minors with parental consent.

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