Steve Laverson, M.D.


Natural artistic sensibility.  Broad scientific knowledge. Perfectionistic standards. Unsurpassed technical skill. Professional judgment refined by decades of surgical experience.  Commitment to service.  Respect for your viewpoint and the value of your dreams.  Compassion.  Ethical commitment and morality. Appreciation of cultural and individual diversity. This combination of exceptional attributes differentiate Dr. Laverson and supports our consistent production of quality outcomes and lasting value.  

The more you shop around, the more you'll appreciate what we offer.  Beautiful results are uncertain in advance. You need the best help, an advocate with enough power to make your vision happen. Dr. Laverson has been preparing for you during the past thirty-five years. He cares about you. If he doesn't believe he can deliver what you want, he'll tell you. Usually, he CAN deliver what you want, and he will.

Don't take our word for it – come meet Dr. Laverson, and experience the San Diego Cosmetic Clinic difference.


Educated at the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis) and the University of Maryland (College Park), Dr. Laverson graduated summa cum laude in 1979. He then attended medical school at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD, graduating in 1983. 

Dr. Laverson's ten years of internship and residency training included general surgery at UCLA, Los Angeles County Hospitals, and at other government, private, and academic hospitals in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Atlanta. His fellowship in plastic surgery was in New York at the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, North Shore University Hospital, State University of New York, Winthrop, and other centers.

Dr. Laverson was certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1992 and by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1995. He maintains certification annually with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  The American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF) sets the standards by which we maintain our surgery center accreditation (Facility #6198).

Dr. Laverson worked as a junior scientist at the National Institute of Health and published a variety of peer-reviewed research and editorials in such journals as The Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Trauma, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.  He has been invited to present his work at meetings of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.


Most common procedures and areas addressed: rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty (changes in shape, size, and proportions of the nose); brow/forehead lift; BOTOX, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau for dynamic creases and lines of expression; Asian eyelids (double eyelid procedure); ptosis and lower eyelid malposition; blepharoplasty (eyelid rejuvenation); lip augmentation with fillers and/or fat, upper lip lift, shape changes of the lips by local tissue rearrangement, corner of lip lift; facelift (rhytidectomy), deep plane facelift and mini facelift; neck lift and neck liposuction; facial implants (chin implant, cheek implant, pre-maxillary implant, and others); facial fillers, including Restylane, Juvéderm, Belotero, Radiesse, Sculptra, fat, nano-fat, silicone, Aquamid, Renuva, and others; scar removal and scar revision; ears and ear lobes; breast augmentation (breast enlargement) with saline (saltwater) or silicone gel breast implants (Natrelle, Mentor, Sientra) and by fat transfer; breast lift by areola scar and "lollipop" scar; breast augmentation with lift (lift with breast implants) for larger and higher breasts; breast reduction; breast reconstruction after mastectomy; gynecomastia (breast reduction for men); abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), modified tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck; umbilical correction (belly button cosmetic surgery); liposuction (fat removal) of face, breast, and body, including liposculpture of arms, thighs, flanks, waist, hips, knees, and other areas; surgical lipectomy (surgical removal of excess skin and fat after weight loss or aging); medical weight loss ( program); arm lift (brachioplasty) and thigh lift (thigh plasty) to remove excess arm or thigh skin; labiaplasty (aesthetic and functional procedures to improve comfort, convenience, and confidence of feminine intimates); labia minora and labia majora, mons, perineum, clitoral hood.


Dr. Laverson is a fully trained general surgeon and a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. He subsequently specialized in and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery ("Double Board Certified"). Dr. Laverson maintains hospital privileges at Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, CA, an American College of Surgeons designated Level 2 Trauma Center, and at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas, CA. He is an active member of the following professional organizations: 

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society


Dr. Laverson is the founder and chairman of the board of Femininity Foundation, a federally designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit, providing aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery services to promote rehabilitation and recovery for unfunded adult victims of violence and physical abuse.


"Over a year since surgery - tummy is gorgeous - After consultations with several other doctors I met Dr. Laverson and I knew immediately that I would trust him with my tummy tuck. He listened, did not try to upsell to more extensive procedures (as both previous surgeons had done), was very thorough and meticulous, set realistic expectations, supported me during every step of the process, had a really fantastic staff (Kourtney is amazing) and he's absolutely masterful at his art. It's been over a year since my surgery and I couldn't be happier with the finished product. My tummy is gorgeous!"



"6 weeks post op - happy with my results so far - From my initial consult with Dr Laverson I knew I was going to choose him as my surgeon. I had consulted with multiple plastic surgeons before my consult at Feel Beautiful and Dr Laverson put me the most at ease and I was most comfortable with the treatment plan he suggested. I thought I had an idea of what he would suggest because of my other consults (under the muscle implants and an anchor or lollipop lift and a tummy tuck, or extended tummy tuck as one dr suggested, muscle repair and lipo) but Dr Laverson was the first dr to recommend less invasive procedures. He recommended over the muscle implants and a donut lift, a tummy tuck and muscle repair but did not recommend lipo. This sealed the deal for me because it was obvious he didnt just care about selling more procedures but cared more about his patients and their recovery and results. After I scheduled my surgery everyone at Feel Beautiful was amazing and helpful whenever I called with any questions. At my pre op Dr Laverson went over all the aspects of my surgery( donut lift and 415cc mod+ implants over the muscle and a tummy tuck and muscle repair) and I was able to ask any questions I had. At my pre op I picked implants but a few days later I called because I had changed my mind about size and this was not a big deal at all. The morning of my surgery everything went smoothly and all the other nurses and staff who I met for the first time that morning were all great. My recovery has been smooth so far and any issues I have had Dr Laverson has responded to quickly and had me come in if he felt it was necessary just to be safe. I have spoken to several other of his patients who have all said that he is quick to address any issues that come up and although I was already happy with my choice this gave me extra reassurance about my choice.I am currently 6 weeks post op and while I am happy with my results so far I will wait to post photos until I am further along in my recovery and not so swollen anymore. I would 100% suggest Dr Laveron without any reservations to anyone considering cosmetic surgery."



"Dr. Laverson exceeded my expectations. He truly cares about you and your results. He is a dedicated, thoughtful, and compassionate Dr. Upon entering the medical office, the staff was kind and welcoming. Dr. Laverson took the time to answer all of my questions. He properly informed me about my procedure including pre-op, surgery and post-op. After my surgery, Dr. Laverson also followed up to ensure I was on a good road to recovery. Dr. Laverson and Courtney's professionalism, dedication and hard work made this whole process wonderful experience! They were also very easy to get a hold of and have questions answered right away.Dr. Laverson is incredible and I would highly recommend Feel Beautiful San Diego Cosmetic Clinic to anyone looking for an exceptional Dr. and staff."



"Dr laverson is an amazing doctor. He’s professional, respectful & caring of his patients. He’s professional but not where you are scared to ask questions. He will give you his doctor opinion and consider what you are asking for. What I appreciate about dr laverson is he’s not money hungry. He’s not gonna say yes you because he wants your money. He has realistic expectations and tells you what they are. And the after care is exceptional from him and his staff. 5 stars for Feel Beautiful & Dr Laverson !"



"Feel Beautiful is an amazing clinic consisting of kind-hearted people from the moment you enter & through & after the end of all your procedures. I had a great experience with Dr. Laverson who did my breast augmentation & I could not be happier with my results. He took the time to make sure I was sure about exactly what I wanted & provided me with great knowledge. Cherise at the front desk is so sweet & Kourtney is wonderful, too. Thank you for my wholesome experience! (:"



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