Anesthesia is safe, so Dr. Laverson works harder and likely a bit longer for your best result. Operations he performs may last longer than similar operations performed by other surgeons. Designing the operation to meet your special needs rather than producing the same cookie-cutter result for everyone takes time. A superior level of care takes time. Detail takes time. Multiple layer suturing for stability and durability takes time. Visualizing nerves and other critical anatomy for precise surgery takes time. Checking and adjusting the effect of each intervention (iteration) and relationships between parts takes time. Artistically creating subtle, naturally beautiful contours from existing anatomy takes time. Re-positioning you to examine results while you’re upright takes time. Closure under magnification to conceal scars takes time. Quality and perfect execution take time. You will NOT get SLOW everywhere, but you’ll get it here. Because we do MORE for you, it takes LONGER. Surgery is complex, and great surgery, even more so. Our higher standards demand more from us. For Dr. Laverson, every procedure involves preparation, technical wizardry, and intense, continuous focused concentration from beginning to end. Because it’s the only result you’ll ever have and will be part of you forever, it must be a spectacular production. He does it right, by the result you need, NOT by the clock.
Learn more about your possibilities from Steve Laverson, M.D. Dr. Laverson listens until he understands what you want. When you choose Dr. Laverson, you’re in good company. He’s performed over 50,000 successful procedures during the past thirty years and is highly respected by other plastic surgeons locally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Laverson has operated on heads of corporations, heads of state, and on heads of the household. His clientele includes celebrities, attorneys, actresses, and accomplished professionals. He operates on models, musicians, and moms, programmers, princesses, porn stars, stylists, surgeons, their wives and daughters, doctors, dancers, athletes, executives, and many of modest means and demeanor, who desire no special mention. Yet, EVERYONE is unique and special, divinely created; dignity, self-respect, and identity are intimately related to appearance for every man, woman, and child. Your extraordinary beauty and the beauty of your dreams are recognized, respected, and protected here. Our daily responsibility is a sacred privilege, that is, regardless of who you are and where you’re from, to promote your journey to confidently and eternally Feel Beautiful.
Known as an artist even before high school, Dr. Steve Laverson attended the United States Naval Academy on a Congressional Appointment from 1975-77, and graduated first in his class at the University of Maryland in 1979. At the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore, Steve decided that plastic surgery was the best fit for his artistic ability and for his love of beauty.
Not one to abide short cuts, after medical school Dr. Laverson trained in general surgery and plastic surgery as an intern, resident, and fellow for ten years. He learned and operated at many esteemed institutions with great surgeons at University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, Emory, UCLA, USC, Stanford, and other respected centers. Dr. Laverson attributes his strong surgical confidence and technical skill to lessons absorbed during those years, in particular, his chief residency in general surgery at Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) General Hospital in South Central Los Angeles. Perhaps the busiest trauma center in the world when he was there, MLK mandated a humanitarian service approach, and provided continuous opportunities for independent management of all types of major blunt and penetrating trauma. This experience was a crucible for the development of broad applied anatomical and physiologic knowledge, mature surgical judgment, technical excellence, and a sound foundation for a lifetime of intangible professional confidence and expertise that is not widely available.
Dr. Laverson trained in plastic surgery with the largest and longest in existence private practice in the United States, the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group in New York. Dr. Laverson passed oral and written board examinations to become certified by the American Board of Surgery (1992) and by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (1995). He re-certified in Plastic Surgery in 2005, and participates in the American Board of Plastic Surgery Maintenance of Certification Program Annually. Dr. Laverson is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, and has operated Feel Beautiful Plastic Surgery in San Diego, California since 1993. Steve held a variety of clinical and administrative positions at local hospitals and contributed to peer reviewed journals such as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Journal of Trauma, and others. His passion and professional focus is cosmetic improvement of the face, breasts, and body.
Explain your situation and your vision. We’ll plan lasting results you’ll LOVE. Often, our procedures are life-changing. Cosmetic surgery is a difficult purchase. You don’t see what you’ll get until after you have it. By then, if you don’t like it, it may not be easy to change. The good news is that we exceed expectations every day. We get it. You don’t come to Feel Beautiful for surgery, you come here for a spectacular result. More good news: We make it easy and for many, FUN.
Dr. Steve Laverson is the senior plastic surgeon on staff at Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, CA. Palomar has earned the designation from the American College of Surgeons as one of San Diego’s five level 2 trauma emergency response centers. At Palomar, Pomerado, and Tri-City Medical Centers, Dr. Laverson has performed over $8 million in donated surgery to uninsured and underinsured patients in need. Dr. Laverson continues on the emergency room call panel monthly at Palomar.
Dr. Laverson founded and is a director of Femininity Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing reconstructive surgical services when indicated to promote recovery for victims of domestic violence and abuse.