MEET DR. LAVERSON
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.
EDUCATION and TRAINING
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.
SPECIALTIES and EXPERTISE
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 (10x.diet 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.
"Dr. Leverson is a top notch surgeon and his staff is amazing. Dr. Leverson's attention to detail and bedside manner define and set him above others. I would highly recommend him for any procedure."
"Dr. Laverson and his team showed me nothing but support from the moment I contacted them. I am in my early twenties and got a breast reduction done by Dr.Laverson in December. Two weeks later and I feel like a literal weight was taken off of my shoulders. His team made sure I was listened to and comfortable throughout my entire time with them from consultation to pre-op to operation day and throughout my post-op experience! I feel like I am Dr. Laverson's priority when he is in the room with me and he made sure to meet my expectations of the surgery with reality. Every doctor I spoke with before I found Dr. Laverson did not make me feel heard and would interject their own opinions about my age, weight, etc. Dr. Laverson heard what I needed from him and was sure to openly discuss what he could realistically do for me. His staff members are absolutely exceptional! I feel welcome every time I call, email, or walk in the door and his nurses helped calm my nerves on surgery day. I highly recommend Dr. Laverson to anyone looking to change their life."
"Dr Laverson is an amazing surgeon. I had such a wonderful experience and I am so grateful I found him. The staff is professional and the customer service is the best EVER. I highly recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone looking for the best plastic surgeon in San Diego and an amazing staff. Thank you guys!"
"I have had a few plastic surgeries done elsewhere and was mostly happy will all but Dr. Laverson and his staff are truly a cut above (no pun intended) the rest. The terms "caring" & "professional" seem to be the Google review buzz words and I couldn't agree more. He is also very reasonable in price which makes the experience that much less painful. I highly recommend Dr. Laverson and his Staff at Feel Beautiful Plastic Surgery."
"Dr. Steven Laverson and his staff are true professionals. I had my eyes done last year he did such a wonderful job can’t thank him enough. He also did my daughters breast implants. Every time someone tells me how good I look for my age I tell them about Dr. Laverson. He is meticulous in what he does. He has a wonderful bedside manner. The patient is his first concerned. I will be going back next year to have my neck Done. Christine Johnson"