San Jose Plastic Surgeon
805 El Camino Real, Ste. A
Palo Alto, California 94301 US
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5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

Easy and Worth It.

Dr. Hoffman is a smartlipo featured board certified plastic surgeon.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck at 29 After Two Kids

Research all possible doctors in your area? Don't necessarily go for the most expensive. Sometimes doctors who are the most expensive don't share their medical offices with other doctors and they have to pay all their expensives themselves.

Dr. Hoffman the Perfectionist - Palo Alto, CA

Plastic surgery is very popular here in Silicon Valley, and I have met quite a few of Dr. Hoffman's very happy patients (breast augs). From what I've seen, his work is beautiful!! It's very difficult to choose a Doctor, I would recommend going to someone who you feel comfortable with and have seen their work first hand. Dr. Hoffman truly is one of the top plastic surgeons from what I've...

5 out of 5 stars Laser Liposuction

43 Years Old, 3 Kids, Stubborn Lower Abdomen. Palo Alto, CA

Very relaxed and competent. Did a great job assessing my expectations and comfort level and describing the options I had.

5 out of 5 stars Mentor Breast Implants

24 YO, 36A to 650 cc, no kids, Mentor high profile, Looking to Have Full D - Palo Alto, CA

I have been wanting a breast augmentation for YEARS, but have always put it off to the side because I didn't feel it was financially responsible. Finally, I've decided to do it for myself, and I couldnt be more excited! My physician is Dr Daryl Hoffman, he was my number one choice from the start. I did endless amounts of research, even with doctors out of state. But as soon as I stepped foot...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Saline Breast Implant Witrh Small Periariolar Lift - Palo Alto, CA

I did research, went to many diffrent consultaions. No one satisfied every need, and question better than Dr. Hoffman and his team. I have referred at least a couple others that are now interested in Breast augmentations to him. I did have to pay a bit more, but the quality you cant find any where else.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Flat Belly B4 40 - Los Gatos, CA - I DID IT!

Dr. Hoffman, and his surgical staff: Jeanette, Maya and Dr. Gaynor (the gas man) are AWESOME!!! They are incredibly sweet, knowledgable, willing to share their personal stories/experiences, and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. I have a MAJOR fear of needles due to my experience with IV's and Dr. Gaynor made sure that I didn't have the same experience and even made me laugh! I told him I had to close my eyes when the needles came out and he joked he would too...LOL! Dr. Hoffman has an AMAZING eye for beauty and aesthetics, and he made sure I was going to be happy with my result. I can say this because he is a competent and confident perfectionist. He told me that I needed minor lipo on my flanks and he did it because he wanted the results to match his high standards! WOW. I will refer him to anyone who asks, and definitely use him again!! I completely trust his skill and judgement. Great experience, and WORTH EVERY PENNY! :)

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

Excellent - Los Gatos, CA

Professional and experienced. Minimal down time and doctor care is excellent. I recommend Dr. H and he will be my doctor for all procedures I decide to do.

4 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Finally Committed to Having my Tummy Tuck - San Jose, CA

Hello, for the time being my final experience rating is still pending. Please check back for follow up.

3 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

WOW! My Belly is Gone!

the staff is excellent. The dr makes you feel so comfortable in your own skin and tells you the truth and what your realistic expectations should be. the nurse was an angel and so was the anesthesiaologist. I"ve never been in any surgery and i was fine!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free - if you mention

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Hoffman has hospital affiliations at Stanford University Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 1985
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General and Plastic Surgery, Stanford University, 1990
    Plastic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, 1991

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