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Dr Laverson made my decision to get a breast augmentation and lift an easy one. I had been to another surgeon who said it could not be done, but Dr Laverson was confident that I would like the result and he was right. I am now 10 months post-op and my scars are almost invisible and my breasts feel so natural. Very pleased! Jessica P., El Cajon, CA
I just wanted to send you all a quick note about my June lip lift surgery. I am delighted with the result. I think Dr. Laverson got it exactly right — down to the millimeter, and I would not change a thing about what was done! I knew I was making the right doctor choice from the start and feel so much happier with my appearance. Thanks for doing such lovely work! I’ll be back when the next thing sags.
Julie, M. Las Vegas, 10-16
Hi Dr. Laverson,Just a quick note to tell you how much I’m enjoying my new figure. I have gone down a pant size (because of my waistline) so that finally, I’m proportionate–I can’t tell you how freeing it is to not have to troubleshoot what is or isn’t flattering, and how overall confident I feel. What a gift. In fact, I would venture to say that my silhouette now competes with what it was in my 20s–only even then, I have never had this tapered of a waist. Can you imagine being 46 and feeling actually BETTER about your body than when you were in your 20s? Unheard of. Anyway, thanks so much, you did a great job. And I’m impossible to please–ask anyone.M.F. San Diego
Dr. Laverson was very professional, calm, and polite. He has a very refined, artistic and sensible approach to surgical arts. He spent a great deal of time discussing my treatment options and I appreciate his honesty and logical advice. He is extremely professional, yet very kind and delicate with me and my lil bundle of nerves. While my treatments have greatly improved my appearance and confidence, they are still subtle enough that I look natural. I am really grateful for what he has done for me. Dr. Laverson also provided aftercare for the entire time that was required.I must also mention Receptionist Jennifer, Allie, Samantha and former nurse Amber were all very helpful, sweet, and provided much assistance beforehand. I have been treated like a valued, respected and welcomed guest by both Dr. Laverson and Staffs each time I have visited.
1/14/15Chris W. Clairemont, San Diego, CA
I cannot say enough about how much I respect Dr. Laverson. I am a Registered Nurse and took my time going to various doctors for a consultant. When I met Dr. Laverson, he was honest and genuinely wanted to do whatever would make me happy about my body. He is the only doctor that told me I might not need surgery if I simply lost weight first. Yes, a surgeon talked me out of a very expensive procedure – can you believe that! To date I have lost over 25 pounds on Dr. Laverson’s medically supervised plan. And I’m still going strong! I look and feel better than I have in a few years. I highly recommend Dr. Laverson – not only because he is a skilled and talented surgeon, but because he is honest and ethical, and wants to help you.
Teresa P. Temecula, CA
Having size A boobs, I had dreamed about a breast augmentation for years but always worried what people would think. I finally decided to do some research and make some appointments. Dr. Laverson was my first, and only, appt. He and his staff made me feel so comfortable and well taken care of that I didn’t go to another Dr. From the first appt. they really heard what I was saying about just wanting to fit into the clothes I already had. I didn’t care to look provocative, just healthy and womanly. I am very active with my 2 kids, as well as doing jazzercise 3 times a week. I was back working out after 3 weeks. He did such a beautiful job they look like they were made for my body. I chose the gummy bear implants, low profile, with the hopes they would look natural and not overly perky. I am 5.8, 133lb and went from an A to a C. They did just that. My husband is so impressed. It’s an amazing thing to feel good in your clothes. I even feel more respected as an adult. I never expected that, but it just makes you feel on par with other women. My comfort level comes mostly from Dr. Laverson and his staff’s caring bedside manner and their desire to really help me accomplish my goals. I couldn’t be happier with my choice to have this surgery, or picking Dr. Laverson as my ps!
Claire L. Solana Beach, CADr. Laverson, Thank you for all the time and attention you took with my nose. It never looked better. Happy Father’s Day!6/14/14Ellen N. San Diego, CAWhile I don’t relish having surgery of any kind, Dr. Laverson performed a comprehensive abdominal reconstruction about five years ago. The healing was really terrific, but one of the knots stayed in place a little too long, creating a wavy line rather than a straight line for my scar. Dr. Laverson is quite the perfectionist, so when I went to see him for consultation he offered to revise the scar so that I would be happy with the results. Had the revision today, and though it was a little bit more extensive than I had expected, I know that the result will be even better than what I thought! Dr. Laverson and his staff are very loving and kind – a hard thing to find in this day and age with a medical team. I would recommend him more highly than most doctors I’ve met!
6/12/14You guys are so unbelievable! You have changed my life and how confident I feel! You can definitely post those and I will come back in a few months to take some more pictures. I have been working out and my stomach is looking better and better! Thank you so much dr. Laverson!
Tina S. San Clemente, CA
I recently had a breast reduction done and I love my results. Dr. Laverson and his staff made me feel very comfortable. If I had any issues, whether they were big or small, I was able to go in and have it checked out that day or within 24 hrs. Every time I walked into the clinic, I was greeted with a warm welcome and such respected I loved going to my appointments. I truly felt like everyone loved what they were doing and appreciated making others feel beautiful. Dr. Laverson is an amazing doctor who takes the time to ensure that you have great result. I highly recommend him for any procedure!! I am thankful that I chose this office.
4/22/14Cassandra A. Oceanside, CA
Where to begin? The front desk staff are incredibly nice and friendly and welcome you with smiles. Jennifer has to be the sweetest thing. Don’t get me wrong, they’re all so nice! And Dr. Laverson is just the best! He’s so meticulous and wants to make sure you’re happy with the result. I changed my mind three times before finally choosing my implants, that was the morning of my surgery! He wasn’t upset even a little, just wanted to make sure I was happy. I’ve never had surgery before and the staff at the surgicenter was amazing. I was super nervous about going under and I wish I could remember his name, but the anesthesiologist was so funny, I was out before I knew it. Lynette was my nurse in recovery and was so helpful when I was super nauseous waking up. Overall there’s not one negative thing that I can say about my entire experience!! I’ll post again about the results, which I’m sure will be phenomenal! Just want to say a huge thank you to the whole staff!!! I recommend this facility for any of their services!
Kelly T. San Diego, CA
Dr Laverson was recommended to me by my CC nurse friend. She has seen a lot of surgeries and I trust her. She was right! Dr. L was amazing. I had a breast lift and Aug. done. From the Consultation to the follow up I feel like more than just a patient. Dr. Laverson is a perfectionist. That’s what I wanted. He also is a really nice guy. He is honest in his evaluation of what the outcome can be. I respect that. It’s not what he can do, ( he can do it all) it’s what do you want. I appreciated all my questions answered. I probably asked more on the what if… what if this. My breasts were 54 years old that had nursed 5 kids and lost some weight. They are now youthful and that has made me even more confident. I would recommend you see Dr. Laverson. Him and his staff are top notch.
3/26/2014Susan B. Escondido, CA
Dr. Laverson has changed my life. Along with my mom’s. He gave her the most incredible facelift and she just looks so good. He has worked me over the last four years as I lost a large amount of weight.First working on my double drooping chin and then a breast lift, tummy tuck and thigh lift. They came out great!! I am already planning my next little adjustment to continue to do small things every few years so I grow old gracefully.He is the doctor for me.
Love ya Dr. Laverson and thanks so much for everything you have done for me. J.H., November 2013 Service Category: Doctor Year first hired: 2010 (hired more than once) Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
I love Dr Laverson. He’s a perfectionist and an artist. He did a procedure on me about 2 years ago and when my body did something funny at the scar sight he took complete responsibility to revise it until it was perfect. Many doctors would charge additional fees for this, since it occurred through no fault of his own, but Dr Laverson cares more about the outcome than the fee. It’s because of his true concern and excellent skill that he will be my surgeon for anything I may need in the future. Thanks Dr Laverson!!
9/28/2013Bella S. Carlsbad, CA
Recently got measured at Victoria’s Secret and Drum Roll….. 34DD… Can I get a Woot! Woot!I’ve waited TWO DECADES to finally have my breast surgery. See, I have no problem getting fat sucked out of me, but had issues with having anything put IN me. Hence, the long wait for a breast job. Throughout that time I’ve consulted with several plastic surgeons in different states (Military Spouse) for a breast job and not once have I felt like “This is the ONE” until I met Dr. Steve Laverson. The Feel Beautiful staff are fabulous: Sam, Alexis, and Jennifer. The are so sweet and will make you feel so comfortable and special. Everyone in the office has been nothing short of spectacular to me. I admire and have the utmost respect for Dr. Laverson. He has such a gentle and caring vibe about him. Yet I could tell he’s a very passionate and meticulous surgeon which I can appreciate with me being in the medical field myself. Zen. That is the word I’m searching for. Dr. Laverson has an all Zen aura. He is a beautiful person inside and out. Dr. Laverson is also the bomb and now I’m going to tell you why. This man has given me my shape back. I used to be a hot looking thing back in the day, but after having four babies back to back, I stretched out, widened out, and could not lose the excess jiggle on my hip and thigh areas. Not to mention all the junk in my trunk. Now, I’m Loving my Double D Twins, but I am Over the Moon about what Dr. Laverson did with my lower body. It’s like he shaved off all the excess fat off my hips, thighs, and butt. I don’t know what kind of lipo technique Dr. Laverson did, but his technique is pure diamonds, gold, and platinum all rolled into one. I have had lipo done twice before, (as a matter of fact, Dr. Laverson corrected a couple of issues from my last lipo procedure) but none of the past two surgeons are even in Dr. Laverson’s league. No competition. He’s like a plastic surgeon ninja: quiet, reserved, intense, on point, and just about his business in the surgery room. You know how folks say,”This food was cooked with love”? Well, I feel that Dr. Laverson performs all his surgeries with love. He is the best. Point blank. Schedule your consultation right now and see for yourself.
Dr. Laverson is not just a surgeon -he is an artist whose medium happens to be the human body. In the numerous before-and-after pictures on his website, its obvious that he is incredibly skilled at transforming potentially embarrassing imperfections into things of beauty. In fact, if you do your homework before having any cosmetic work done (as you should), you’ll see that Dr. Laverson’s work is supreme. What you may not gather from Dr. Laverson’s before-and-after albums is the fact that he is an extremely kind, wonderful, and gentle person who will make you feel cared for and at ease throughout the entire process -from the initial consultation and long after surgery is done. As a neuroscientist, I have worked with a lot of clinicians and, unfortunately, knowledge and skill are often mutually exclusive with personality and bedside manner. With Dr. Laverson you get the whole package! Dr. Laverson’s biggest critic is himself -he strives for perfection in everything he does and goes above and beyond to make sure the results are as wonderful as possible. I was anxious about finding the best surgeon I could and met with several other surgeons before meeting Dr. Laverson. I am currently 4-weeks post-op from my full tummy tuck and breast lift and I have absolutely no regrets. No other surgeon could possibly have done a better job and no other surgeon could possibly have a better bedside manner and caring personality. If you are considering surgery -go see Dr. Laverson. I honestly can’t say enough good things about him!
September 12, 2013
Debbi M. Valley Center, CA
My name is Judith Holley and I am a 70 year old woman. On October 19, 2011, Dr. Laverson performed extensive plastic surgery on me. He estimated that the operation would take 5 hours and that is what I paid for. However, being the perfectionist and dedicated doctor that he is; he spent an additional 3-1/2 hours to ensure a successful result. As you can see from the before and after photos, Dr. Laverson is a miracle worker. He transformed a wrinkled and tired-looking old woman into a wrinkle-free and vibrant younger woman. Thanks to Dr. Laverson, I have a new lease on life. If you are looking for a plastic surgery who knows his stuff and cares about his patients, look no further because Dr. Laverson is your man. He will put a smile back on your face and delight in your happiness.
Dear Dr. Laverson & Crew, Thank you for my new boobs, flat stomach, my narrow thighs, and most importantly, saving my life! xoxo Love, Julie
Dr. Laverson, Thank you so much for the pictures! I am so excited to see before and afters 🙂 Also, thank you for being so great during my recovery. I really appreciate you calling in prescriptions for me in the middle of the night! I am overwhelmingly pleased with my results! You did a fantastic job and I could not be happier. You and your staff are great! See you soon. Thanks again, Jessica Chapman
Thank you! Great to hear from you. Will send a photo soon 🙂 Everything is great and I love them. Love them 🙂 And so does everyone else 🙂 I’m going to post the review for you – best summed up by a co-worker who I didn’t straight up tell, but noticed: “I don’t know what you did, but it looks ***** amazing.” I think so too 🙂
“Best facelift I’ve ever seen” JH, North San Diego, CA “I get hit on much more…” (after rhinoplasty) AL, Carlsbad, CA “Before I decided to have my facelift, I read articles and books, watched television shows, and knew that the reason for having the surgery was for myself; To correct things I didn’t like when I looked in the mirror. There really wasn’t a lot – just those parentheses’ around my nose and mouth that seemed to be getting deeper and sagging more. I didn’t want to look thirty again – I just wanted to look good for sixty. I met with one plastic surgeon who began our consultation by listing the things he could “fix” while he was doing what I wanted. Apparently I was a mess. I thanked him and left. Aside from the fact that I didn’t feel that I should be seen in public, I really wasn’t looking forward to another consultation. Then we met with Dr. Steve Laverson and I knew immediately things would be different. Joanne and Annette in the front office set the tone – They are warm and welcoming. When the consultation began, Dr. Laverson asked what he could do for me. He wanted to know my expectations. He asked my husband if he felt comfortable with the procedures he was describing. He spent time explaining everything and made sure all our questions were answered. He is meticulous and that concern continues throughout all post-op visits. Obviously, what I wanted first and foremost was a competent surgeon – this was my face! What I got was so much more. An amazing surgeon who is truly gentle and compassionate. One who knows how to offer a suggestion. One who knew what I wanted and did his absolute best to make it happen and each time I look in the mirror I am truly grateful to him.” BL, LaCosta, CA
Dr. Laverson not only has terrific bedside manner in the office ( i love how he says ‘ouch’ before each injection 😉 but he did a superb job on my face, going over and beyond what i came there for but with amazing results. LH, Del Mar, CA
Feel Beautiful and Fabulous LIKE ME!!!by Melody Bailey on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 9:07am
I am a mother of 2 and after the wonderful joy of nursing, comes the not so wonderful gift of gravity. I had looked into a reduction and lift from 2 other surgeons, one who made me cry and feel like the biggest creature who had walked into his office. Fate led me to Dr. Laverson. I took a friends word that her Dr. would provide better results, be more cost affective and provide an all around better experience for me. So, I made an appointment for a free consultation…what would it hurt? Well, let me tell you. What I got was 5 star treatment! I was told that I was beautiful, not to be ashamed of my body and that for having 2 children, my body was womanly and beautfiul. From the minute I met Dr. Laverson I knew that this was a man I would be able to entrust my life with. Someone of integrity and someone I would hold of highest respect. Since that day, I haven’t looked back and have been so fortunate to have had him perform my procedure. From the initial consultation to the surgery center check-in and until now, I have received the best care. I am 2 weeks in and doing fabulously!!! I would highly recommend this surgeon above all others if what you are looking for is top notch service!!! Dr. Laverson and Staff are in my honest opinion, the BEST Plastic Surgery Office, San Diego has to offer.!! XOXOX To Them ALL! Regards, Melody
Dr. Laverson Im SOOOO SOOOO SOOOOO happy with my results!!! and my husband is even more impressed 🙂 thank you for doing such a amazing job and taking my phone calls at odd hours of the night when i was having a anxiety attack! 🙂 you have been great and i look forward to more surgeries with you !!!
Joselyne posted her before and after pictures of her face on various wedding boards and got a zillion responses wanting your phone number. She finally called the gals, confirmed the phone number and price so she could share it. I most sincerely cannot express how happy she is with her face. About 16 years ago, I took her to (dermatologist) to treat her large birthmark on her leg. The result was minimal so she was not expecting much from this treatment. Now she thinks her skin looks better than it ever has! Truly a miracle. Thank you, thank you, thank you. SS, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Rita Kratten Recio My name is Rita Majel I am a 52 year old women who has just survived breast cancer. I had to have a full mastectomy on my left breast. At the time one surgeon removed my left breast Dr. Laverson started the re constructive process on my left breast. First he did a reduction on my right breast and than he did a “Tram …Flap” on my left. To put it in layman’s terms he used my stomach to rebuild my breast. My left side breast has no implant and matches my right side. My stomach is flatter than it’s been in 20 years. I actually look much better now than I did before my whole nightmare with breast cancer started. It’s only been 20 days since I had this “miracle surgery” and I already have gone from a size 14 to a size 9. My stomach is flat and I can feel muscle tone in my stomach for the first time in 20 years. Dr. Laverson has given me my life back. I would recommend Dr. Laverson for any plastic surgery!
“Dr. Laverson, I can’t thank you enough for all that you’ve done for me, you’ve made me feel so much better!” SC, Carlsbad, CA
“You can find me under Breast Augmentation, case #7. I have to say in capital letters because I am screaming with excitement… THAT DR. LAVERSON IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST IN WHAT HE DOES!!!! He is not your typical plastic surgeon who will do anything and everything a patient walks in and asks for (trust me I know. I’ve been to a place that said yes yes yes) and then I went to see Dr. Laversonand he informed me by saying, “no that may not be the ideal way to go about in what you would like because it will leave you with this and that”). That’s what I appreciate about Dr. L. He truly takes the time to listen to his patients wants and will give an honest professional opinion if what you are asking for will give you the results you would be happiest with. There’s no pressure from Dr. L as well. When you’re ready…. he’s ready! I love that! I came in to see Dr. L because I wanted my breasts to look like they did prior to my two children. I told Dr. L, “You’re the expert, I don’t care what size you put in, the ONLY thing I want is that when I wake up it looks AS NATURAL AS YOU CAN GET IT!” When I woke up… I was more than pleased with the results Dr. L gave me!!!! I have no problems telling people I’ve had an augmentation done, and I definitely don’t leave out who my Dr. is!!!!! P.S…. NO, this is not a false testimony or a paid testimony… this is an honest testimony from a 150% completely satisfied client!!!! Much love to you Dr. L and the rest of your team!!!! As we say in Hawai’i….. A hui hou! (until we meet again!)” TT, LaJolla, CA
“I have not been in a size 10 since my 20’s, I went down 6 pant sizes. I threw away all my big girl panties and bought bikini underwear. I’m going on a vacation and am buying a two piece swimsuit. I have not worn one since I was 21.” DM, Riverside, CA
“I feel beautiful! I used to hate looking at myself. Now I love to look in the mirror. Even when I am tired I look good. Everyone is asking me about how great I look. I am sooo happy!” DH, North County, San Diego
“Choosing a plastic surgeon, for even the most minor procedures, can be intimidating and challenging. Dr. Laverson and his staff were unpretentious, spent plenty of time with me explaining and answering questions, reviewing options, and giving me great advice. There was never any pressure to book the procedure or a sales pitch to upsell to an additional service like so many other offices I visited. I felt comfortable every step of the way, and have a fantastic result. I have highly recommended Dr. Laversonto many of my friends from those wanting to remove a few lines to those wanting a complete make-over. Dr. Laverson’s work is always natural looking and never “plastic.” C.E., San Diego
“I had my four year old at 40. I guess you can do the math to see how old I really am! I never thought I would be considered beautiful again. I was skeptical of doing this show because it would let the world see how fat and out of shape I had become. I was thrilled as I started to lose the weight but noticed that my face just deflated. I mean, my former cheek bones were gone, my lips were thin and my jaw line was lumpy. I hate to say it, but I looked terrible. It was a hard pill to swallow after being on the cover of Playboy and being considered beautiful for so many years. To know that I was no longer pretty and in fact, moving toward downright unattractive, was a harsh reality. Then, I met Dr. Laverson. I have to say, he is one of the nicest men I have ever met. I let him know my concerns about an actual face lift and told him that I wanted to do everything I could without resorting to such drastic measures in my forties. I wasn’t sure that it could be done. To his credit, Dr. Laverson did not fill my head with dreams of perfection. Instead, he was honest and clear about what he could do and couldn’t do without a face lift. I chose to do the fillers, botox, lipo on my jaw line and the lasers, which were amazing!!! I highly recommend the CO2 Laser – it zapped the wrinkles right off my face. After years of sun worship as a red head, I thought those wrinkles were permanent. Dr. Laversonis an expert with this laser and you can rest assured that he knows what he is doing. The entire experience was rewarding. Dr. Laverson did such an incredible job that I can actually go back to work. Dr. Laverson at Feel Beautiful has won a patient for life. I’ll be going in for touch ups as long he’ll have me as a patient!” Former Supermodel and Television host, India Allen
“In over 12 years of having Botox, Dr. Laverson not only delivered the best results, but with far less product significantly saving me money. Unlike other physicians who responded to my concerns by recommending invasive surgery, he suggested a filler. With his genuine and unique gentle nature, I trusted his discretion and the results have removed at least 15 years off of my face with none of the bruising I’ve experienced in the past. I can not express the depth of my gratitude for his skill, his office staff, and concern for my well-being. The neck-liftI desire will be able to be done now that I have found Dr. Laverson.” DJC
“I cannot thank you enough for everything you did Dr. Laverson. The ladies at the gym had so many questions regarding my tummy tuck. Once I showed them what my new stomach looks like their jaws dropped! They were very impressed! The other day I was sitting down and normally I would have a “tire” of skin laying on my thighs, but this time when I looked down it was not there and I actually started to cry. You are a miracle worker and I thank you!” EK
“Just wanted to say a BIG, HUGE THANK YOU to all of you, and especially my beloved Doctor Steve!!! My life is 10 times better, I LOVE THE NEW ME!! All of my friends, family, and even complete strangers tell me: Wow! You look amazing and beautiful! Your Doctor did such a great job; I have been asked the question so many times that I have a rehearsed little speech I say that goes like this… Answer: Well thank you very much for your compliments, and yes, my Doc sure did do a good job! He’s so smart and I got so lucky to have found him. And I didn’t even know until after my surgery was scheduled and I had paid, that he is proclaimed as one of the 10 TOP Plastic Surgeons in the entire country! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! DR STEVE ROCKS! Love always.” S
“I can’t even begin to put into words how thankful I am for all you have done for me. You are so gifted with an amazing talent and skill, one that has the ability to change a person’s life so dramatically. That is exactly what you have done for me!” KC
“I just wanted to say thank you. This has been such a great experience and I can’t say how much it’s changed my self esteem, thanks again.” AH
“The wonders you could do with that nose! Kim is truly a different person now. You have put a smile on our daughter’s face so therefore you have put a smile in our hearts. You are truly the best.” DS
“My nose looks better than I hoped for. You did a miraculous job.” DW
“Just a little note to thank you all… I look twenty years younger…” CJ
“Thank you for giving me my self confidence and beauty back.” SB
“I’m grateful for what you did for my wife.” ST
“I have no words to thank you properly.” MA
“Thanks again! For saving my life. Forever grateful!” MR
“You did a beautiful job!” MC
“Thanks to you… That word seems much too small for what you did” PS
“Thank You… My new beautiful face is good publicity for you! You are the best!” PT
“Thank you so much for what you did for me.” RS
“Thank you so much for all you did for us and for all the good you continue to do for others!” BJ