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Dr. Daniel Jacobs

Highly Experienced Plastic Surgeon for Top Surgery in San Francisco

Dr. Daniel Jacobs, MD is an award-winning and board-certified plastic surgeon in San Francisco who joined The Gender Confirmation Center in July, 2022. Dr. Jacobs has more than 30 years of plastic surgery experience and provides outstanding surgical care for transmasculine, transfeminine and non-binary patients.

Dr. Jacobs is proud to bring his Top Surgery skills to The Gender Confirmation Center, where transgender individuals are empowered to become the person they want to be. From the first interaction you have with Dr. Jacobs’ staff, to your final post-operative appointment, you’ll feel supported. You can expect gender-affirming intake forms, staff that has received transgender competency education and insurance specialists who know how to get you the coverage you deserve. All of the surgeons at The Gender Confirmation Center believe that it’s every person’s right to feel comfortable in their own body. This is why they use the Informed Consent model and do not require a letter from a therapist as a prerequisite to Top Surgery.

More About Dr. Jacobs

Dr. Jacobs earned his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at U.C. Davis and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed a General Surgery residency at SC School of Medicine. Dr. Jacobs subsequently completed a Plastic Surgery residency at USC School of Medicine.


  • Sidney R. Garfield, MD’s Exceptional Contribution Award, 2017
  • San Jose Kaiser Permanente’s Outstanding Inpatient Physician of the Year, 2017
  • Santa Clara Medical Association’s Outstanding Achievement in Medicine Award, 2016

Dr. Jacobs is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

Dr. Jacobs performs the following gender-affirming procedures:

ProcedurePrice (USD)
FTM / Non-Binary Top Surgery: Double Incision with Nipple Grafts, Peri-Areolar, Keyhole, Inverted-T and Buttonhole$8500-$10,000
Breast Augmentation, with saline or silicone implants$8000-$9500

Pricing includes: Consultations before surgery and follow-up appointments after surgery, surgeon’s fee, operating room fees, anesthesia fee, implants and postoperative garments. Costs above are general estimates only. Exact pricing can only be determined following a consultation.

Top Surgery in San Francisco

Dr. Jacobs will be happy to describe the various methods of Top Surgery with you in detail at your consultation and will offer his professional recommendation as to which method should be used based on your goals and preferences, chest size and skin elasticity.

Gender-Affirming Breast Augmentation

Dr. Jacobs offers both saline and silicone implants and will discuss the pros and cons of each during your consultation. Incision location will largely depend on your preferences though Dr. Jacobs will be pleased to discuss all of your options with you.

Dr. Jacobs performs surgery in his clinic in San Francisco and at Vista Surgery Center and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital.

Consultations with Dr. Jacobs
Dr. Jacobs offers FREE in-person and virtual consultations. During your consultation, Dr. Jacobs will take the time to fully understand your goals and then provide you with your his professional recommendations on your surgical options to help you reach those goals. He’ll also talk with you about what to expect before and after surgery, believing that the best outcomes are obtained when the patient understands the process.

The wait time for a consultation is approximately 1 month. Wait time for a surgery date is approximately 4-6 weeks following consultation.

Traveling to See Dr. Jacobs
If you’re coming from out of town for surgery, Dr. Jacobs’ staff will help coordinate your stay in San Francisco, from airport pick-up to accommodations. They can provide free travel vouchers and know of some great deals on local hotels so be sure to ask!

The Gender Confirmation Center’s office is close to several popular tourist destinations in San Francisco, so you can make a vacation out of your surgery experience!

  • Golden Gate Bridge: 6 miles
  • The Painted Ladies: 2 miles
  • Alcatraz Island: 1.5 miles
  • Union Square: Our office is IN Union Square
  • Chinatown: .5 miles
  • Palace of Fine Arts: 3 miles
  • The Castro: 4 miles

Need help with overnight care?
You’ll need someone to stay with you overnight after your surgery. If you’re unable to bring along a friend or family member to watch you for the first 24 hours after surgery Dr. Jacobs’ trans resource connector can help you find someone.

Financing and Insurance
Dr. Jacobs is currently accepting insurance from the following companies:

  • Anthem BC (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • Aetna
  • Aetna (Student Services for University of California System)
  • Cigna
  • United Health Care
  • Brown & Toland HMO
  • Health Net
  • Health Plan of San Joaquin
  • Hill Physicians IPA
  • Mercy Medical Group
  • Meritage IPA (“WHA Medical Groups”)
  • Northbay Medical Group
  • Western Health Advantage (“WHA”)
  • UC Davis Medical Group

If your insurance company is not listed here, don’t worry–Dr. Jacobs’ insurance specialist may still be able to get your surgery covered. Please contact his office for more information.

Dr. Jacobs also accepts CareCredit, a type of medical financing that works much like a credit card. If you decide to sign up for a CareCredit credit card we offer 6 months no interest.

Dr. Jacobs does not accept Medicare at this time.

Surgery Requirements

  • Good physical and psychological health
  • Hormone therapy is not required.
  • Dr. Jacobs uses informed consent and does not require support letters from a mental health provider (although your insurance will require letters.)
  • Age 18+