Why Choose Feel Beautiful

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Stealth Plastic Surgery

Feel Beautiful is the private Aesthetic Wellness & Plastic Surgery Office of Dr. Steve Laverson, a destination for “stealth” plastic surgery, naturally beautiful results that don’t look like plastic surgery.  Your surgery remains your secret.  Stealth is our philosophy and our mission.  We incorporate original approaches developed by Dr. Laverson, and also techniques popularized by others.   Features of your identity and your beauty remain as they are.  Stealth procedures selectively manage only your problem areas.  You don’t appear like a different person after stealth procedures,  you still look like yourself, only better.  We dislike over-stretched, over-pulled, over-tightened, over-enlarged, over-lifted, over-puffed, over-filled, over-stiffened, and disproportionate.  We like natural, believable, and beautiful.  You’ll get compliments and confidence, and only you will know.

Pictures Tell Our Story

Our story is about what others have done for themselves, and what can be done for you.  Aesthetic wellness includes facebreast, and body. Our art is conceived and crafted to benefit YOU, the bearer. Plastic surgery is a reality of modern life, and possible for everyone. Procedures are safe, and results more predictable than ever.  We maintain major investments, such as homes and automobiles.  But nothing you own surpasses in value your face and body.  Maintaining your best appearance is important.  Your best appearance is a modern imperative.

Cosmetic plastic surgery is about dignity, and your quality of life. Our identity is partly based on how we look to ourself and to others.  Aesthetic treatments maintain, restore, or create your best appearance.  A little can go a long way. Well done plastic surgery supports your status and self-confidence, the basis of the aesthetic wellness concept.   Scientific studies confirm that physical beauty is beneficial in social and professional measures of life success.   Conversely, a poor surgical result detracts from one’s self image, and quality of life. The value of your procedure depends on the quality of your result.

Your surgeon should have the highest standards for your result, and aesthetic ambitions that correspond with yours. Doctors who really care about you impose upon themselves the highest standard for their own training, and for your care.   Dr. Laverson was certified by the American Board of Surgery and he maintains Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  If you are considering plastic surgery, examine our results carefully.

Fine wine must be savored to appreciate.  Likewise, look closely to appreciate masterful surgery.  Patients are photographed as they visit the office, with or without cosmetics. Important elements in the result are surface contours, the youthfulness and natural appearance of features. Do they appear beautiful and natural to you, or “surgical” and overdone?  Did the patient experience visible benefit from their procedure? Pigment irregularities correct over time, can be concealed with cosmetics, and should be disregarded. Photos less than six months after the procedure are still swollen, but approximate the developing result.  To facilitate scrutiny of our results and comparison of before and after photos, we don’t crop problems out, over-expose, adjust clothing, take photos from a distance, or in any way digitally alter original images.

Consider multiple consultations.  Because they value him most, we appreciate patients who have been elsewhere.  We attract discriminating patients who want quality. Everyone is unique, and deserves special treatment. You’ll get it here.  If you’ve wondered about improving a certain feature of your face, breasts, or body, schedule a consultation with Dr. Laverson. He is as determined for you to Feel Beautiful as you are!

FAQs

Because the American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only American Board of Medical Specialties board authorized to train and certify physicians in cosmetic surgery, confirm not that your doctor is “Board Certified,” but that he or she is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Would you go to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist for your breast augmentation? Would you see a plastic surgeon for coronary artery bypass? Of course not!

Feel comfortable with your surgeon’s commitment to your desired result, with the cost of the operation, with his or her ability to manage complications, and with your surgeon’s results from similar procedures he or she has previously performed. See unaltered “before and after” photos of other patients who have had your procedure.   If you like the results your surgeon has achieved for other patients, then both of your aesthetic senses are in agreement.  Consider where your surgeon plans to perform your procedure; Verify that the operating room (O.R.) is accredited. Confirm that your surgeon is qualified to do the procedure in a local hospital before allowing it to take place in an office based surgery center. Many non-plastic surgeons perform procedures in their office that they do not have credentials to perform in the hospital.

What differentiates us:

It is difficult to value cosmetic procedures:  The value depends on the result.  A procedure performed skillfully by a caring surgeon that produces a nice result is priceless, and pays daily dividends in quality of life and confidence for years.  However, if executed without proper indications, care, and preparation, the result may be worthless, or even a liability.  Procedures with a great value differential may be identical in name and in monetary cost.  In other words, not all procedures are equal.  In planning a cosmetic procedure, choosing your surgeon and understanding what to expect from your plastic surgery is important.

Dr. Laverson chose the name Feel Beautiful for his practice rather than his own name because this is our true mission.  The process of plastic surgery, including consultation, preparation,  operation, recovery, and healing may be lengthy and demanding.  You are investing time, money, and emotions.  You are taking a leap of faith.  You need a strong, reliable partner committed to your best possible experience, safety, and result.  Prospects seeking information often ask whether Dr. Laverson does this procedure or that, or uses one product or another.  These questions are welcome, but techniques and products are incorporated in the service of results.  Your desired result, for you to Feel Beautiful, is the premier consideration.  WHAT YOU WANT COMES FIRST.  Then, we decide together HOW to get you there.  Every person is unique.  Although we do many procedures, we are not about procedures, we are about results.  We combine proven traditional techniques with more innovative approaches in service of our patients’ goals.

If you are considering cosmetic surgery, our recommendation is NOT to research price or procedure, but for true value, research surgeon and results.

Yes, but that’s rarely necessary. For longer procedures or multiple procedures performed the same day (e.g. face and necklift, “mommy makeover”), we may consider overnight stay to be certain of adequate pain control and patient safety.   A nurse and nursing assistant monitor vital signs, help maintain your comfort, and immediately call Dr. Laverson if you have any questions or if a problem arises.

best-cosmetic-surgeon-san-diegoYes. Apply for financing online or in our office. It only takes minutes; By the time your consultation is complete, you will know how much you are approved for. We offer several sources of funding to accommodate a variety of credit profiles.

Plastic surgery is named from the Greek word “plastikos” which means “to shape”, based on the surgeon re-shaping the form of the face and/ or body. The name “plastic” has nothing to do with materials used in the surgery itself, although plastic surgical procedures often requires natural or artificial implants of one type or another. Many techniques involve relocation of a patient’s own tissues from one area on the body to another. Other specialized methods involve reshaping existing tissues for a better appearance.

Any time a cut or incision is made in the skin, scar development is part of the normal healing process. Plastic Surgeons are expert at minimizing visibility of scars and locating them in the least conspicuous areas. Often, scars will become undetectable to all but the most careful examination over the course of time. Scars may also be hidden in the hair, along a wrinkle, in the mouth, etc., so they are undetectable. The approximate placement and length of the scar will be discussed before surgery. You may also review patient’s photos with similar incisions.

Men want to Feel Beautiful too!  Details of each procedure differ from those on women to preserve or emphasize masculine features.  Most popular procedures for men are rhinoplasty (nose)face or neck lifteyelid rejuvenation (blepharoplasty)liposuction for love handles, hair transplants, male breast reduction, chin implant, and others.

Call 858 295-1592,   e-mail your specific questions,  or  schedule a consultation here.

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