San Diego Plastic Surgeon
11199 Sorrento Valley Rd., Ste. 202
San Diego, California 92121 US
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"I had a painful recovery on the days after the surgery but Dr. Laverson made sure that my pain was under control." "I have been one of those people who has always had trouble losing weight and most of all been teased about it so trying to fight the gene pool and not getting the boobs like the rest of the girls in my family I..." "I haven't done this breast and tummy tuck yet, but am scheduled for nov 22, I'm having the work done from an excellent Dr that I already had work done years ago from him...."

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5 out of 5 stars CO2 Laser

I Had Co3 Laser Post a Fl Around my Mouth and Sides of Eyes,

My ps is wonderful , he is very skilled and kind. I love the guy and he will be doing more work soon. My husband calls him the face artist.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Totally Awesome Experience

I’m not one to write reviews, however I found myself relying heavily on others when deciding on a doctor for a tummy tuck~ so thank you writers- I’m compelled to write this review not only because Dr. Laverson is so great but for those seeking good information to make the right decision ~on what can be a scary venture. It’s not by accident that Dr Laverson is one of the top reviewed surge...

5 out of 5 stars Labiaplasty

Incredible Results... Wonderful All Around Experience! Encinitas, CA

Dr. Laverson is professional, kind, through and impeccable with his work and care for his patients. I appreciated everything about him and would absolutely go back to him.

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

27 Y/o Female with Deflated Breasts, Opted for 280cc Sientras - Encinitas, CA

Firstly, I wasn't conducting a personality contest or looking for beside manner when picking a plastic surgeon for my breast augmentation. I just wanted someone highly skillful. With Dr. Laverson, you get both. Someone who listens, is approachable, and extremely talented. The more appointments I had with him, the more I appreciated the way he presents himself and conducts his practice. My...

5 out of 5 stars Labiaplasty

SO Happy I Found Dr. Laverson! - Encinitas, CA

Dr. Laverson is extremely professional, kind, and a highly-skilled surgeon. I feel so lucky I found him!

4 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

46 Years Old and with a Better Shape Than at 26. Encinitas, CA

Dr. Laverson is passionate about what he does. A bit quirky...and no M.D. is magic...but I believe he's quite talented.

5'3 120lbs Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck - Encinitas, CA

I had been to two other consultations, both with drs in La Jolla and was torn. A full tummy tuck left a scar from hip to hip and although I have a C section scar it was small and has faded nicely in the 13 years I've had it. I want to be able to dress sexy and wear small bikinis and panties. I didn't see how that was possible with a scar like that. Frustrated and dissapointed I came home and googled tummy tuck scars. I found an image that was from a tummy tuck that was really low and only a little longer than my existing scar. I clicked on the image and it took me to Dr. Laverson's website. His office was down the street from my house! I called the office and spoke with Jennifer. She answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable. I scheduled a consultation the following Tuesday. After meeting Dr Laverson I knew right away he was the one for my procedure. He answered all my questions and treated my case individually. The prior 2 drs felt like I was just a number and they had the same routine for everyone. The years of experience and knowledge that he carried made me feel confident in my choice. I scheduled my surgery 8 months out because I'm in school and had to wait till summer. Now I am 13 days away and am nervous and excited :)

5 out of 5 stars Chin Implant

43 Years Old, Chin Implant and Lipo - Encinitas, CA

Dr. Laverson is awesome. He spends as much time as you want talking about your options and the procedure(s) and truly means it when he says he knows I am not there for surgery, but for results. He's very genuine. The young women in the office were very welcoming and kind, always remembered my name (and I went several times before making a decision), and they are quick to respond to email messages.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Couldn't Be Happier with my Breast Implants! Encinitas, CA

Dr Laverson and his wonderful nurse, Alexis, met with me at the initial consult and did not rush me. He gave great suggestions of what would be the best implant for my body and the look I was trying to achieve. He listened to me when I said I was active, had little kids and had no intention of having large breasts. He was so patient. The pre op appt. went just as smooth, answering all my questions about the surgery and putting me at ease. He also called the day before to confirm the appt and see if I had any last minute questions. The surgery was at the surgery center located in the same building. I was in and out in a few hours. Dr. Laverson was there to comfort me before I went under and checked up on me after. The staff at the center was so sweet and calming. So much more personal care than in a hospital. He and his staff checked up on me after I went home to make sure I was comfortable. I am so impressed by the kindness of he and his staff I would recommend them to anyone!

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Natural-looking Botox! - Encinitas, CA

I was offered a free Botox treatment with the breast augmentation I received one year ago (the fabulous one done by Dr. Laverson, by the way). I finally decided to go for it! It was a great decision. I was so afraid of a "frozen" look or just not looking like myself. Dr. Laverson uses a method where he will not inject too much (like many doctors do); he injects JUST what is needed for...

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Personal Statement

Dr. Steve Laverson combines inherent artistic ability with his unsurpassed surgical background to safely and consistently produce outstanding natural improvements of the face, breasts, and body.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

$100. Applied towards surgery.

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf 100
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Laverson has hospital affiliations at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas, CA and Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, CA .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Maryland, 1979
    Medical: MD, University of Maryland
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, UCLA, Los Angeles County Hospitals
    Rush-Presbyterian, Chicago, IL
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Plastic Surgery, Long Island Plastic Surgery Group, Garden City, New York, and affiliated Hospitals and Clinics

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Blog Posts and Articles

All Face Lifts are NOT created equal

“Doctor, how long will my operation take ?”Before face lift, you'll ask about length of the procedure. Besides curiosity, many emotions prompt this question. My staff and I are trusted, but you give up control over everything during general anesthesia. Your trust in us is all encompassing.So is anesthesia safe? Is a shorter procedure better? Choosing between a quick face lift or “mini” lift, perhaps under local anesthesia, and a longer face lift under general anesthesia, should you...

Rhinoplasty, the Gift That Keeps Giving

There are two general categories of aesthetic procedure, those that recreate your look by correcting aging features, and those that change your look by altering inborn features for improved aesthetics. Among the latter, rhinoplasty is the flagship procedure. By beautifying the central feature of your face, you benefit daily for the rest of your life in many interactions and situations. Rhinoplasty is a delicate surgical procedure, best performed by highly skilled surgeons with...

Thermi-RF Non-Surgical Skin Tightening

Elle Magazine calls out the biggest factor that reveals your age: Your NECK! Elle tells us to forget about crow’s feet and frown lines– our jaw and neck might reveal more about our age than we realize.In their February issue, Elle introduces ThermiRF as the new go-to technology that helps melt the “double chin” fat and tighten surrounding loose skin.Feel Beautiful Plastic Surgery is privileged to introduce the ThermiRF aesthetic system to Encinitas. ThermiRF is the first FDA...

The Truth About Tummy Tuck Scars

Aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery describes procedures that improve personal appearance. Abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck” reverses degenerative changes some women experience with aging and after pregnancy, such as loose sagging skin and a stretched abdominal wall. The goal is to restore a youthful, alluring, “hourglass” silhouette, a narrow waist, and flat abdomen between breasts and hips. The scar resulting from abdominoplasty is a non-cosmetic attribute of the procedure, and a distinct...

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Not happy with my 550cc breast implants, should I have them redone? (photos)

What you should do depends on your level of dissatisfaction. Your result looks nice, symmetric, no contracture, rippling, malposition, or other issues... READ MORE

Can You Recommend a Good Scar Treatment/Cream for Post Op Breast Augmentation?

Biodermis, Cimeosil, Scarguard, Hybrisil, and others market topical silicone applied via tube, and a variety of adhesive silicone sheeting products... READ MORE

Seriously Swollen or Fluid or Dog Ears? (photo)

You have a feminine shape, a flat abdomen, and your closure is symmetric and well placed. You have no skin necrosis, hematoma, seroma, infection, or... READ MORE

Looking like a train wreck from a Bad Results from Chin/Neck Liposuction, What are My Best Options for Fixing This? (Photos)

My opinion, judging from the limited information available in your photographs, is that the best method of revision to achieve a smooth, snug,... READ MORE

Rhinoplasty - Ways of Telling if a Nose is Still Swollen?

Worry is like a rocking chair... It keeps you busy, but doesn't get you anywhere. You ARE still swollen. In my experience, the nose becomes... READ MORE

I hate my face. It makes me look like a baby and carries fat. Would a nose job and chin implant help? (Photo)

"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful," said Sophia Loren. Your thick hair, large eyes, unblemished skin, facial... READ MORE

No Tooth Show ~ Lip Lift Candidate? (photo)

You may benefit from lip lift, but if vermilion very full, internal lip lift may be needed as well. Before any soft tissue procedure such as lip lift,... READ MORE

What is a Standard Abdominoplasty?

You are trying to become an educated patient by reading (smart), but you cannot get the insight and understanding necessary to make the correct... READ MORE

I Have Tuberous Breast and Only Got a Breast Augmentation, I'm So Unhappy and Depressed. What else Should I Have Had Done?

Relax. There are two problems, and you can solve them both, your breasts, and your reaction to them. The breasts may need further surgery down... READ MORE

Age 37, 234lbs, 50G Breasts, What Are My Options As A Low Income Mom? (photo)

You have what I would consider disabling gigantomastia, and reduction mammaplasty is indicated. You may qualify for Medicaid, which will cover the... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Laverson

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See ThermiSmooth RF in Action

Dr. Steve Laverson's nurse demonstrates the ThermiSmooth RF device to smooth fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen growth in skin. WATCH VIDEO

The Psychology Behind Cosmetic Surgery — According to This Doctor

Dr. Steve Laverson talks about how plastic surgery can improve the quality of your life, and how you can overcome the uncertainty and fear associated with plastic surgery. WATCH VIDEO

Why You Should Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for Your Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Steve Laverson explains why he believes you should see a board-certified plastic surgeon, and which board certifications to look for. WATCH VIDEO

Watch the Doctor Add Volume to This Woman's Lips in 2 Minutes

Dr. Steve Laverson uses a hyaluronic acid filler to enhance this young woman's lips. WATCH VIDEO

Nose Jobs Can Be Life Changing, Says This Doctor

Dr. Steve Laverson explains how this common procedure can make a dramatic difference to a person's face. WATCH VIDEO

Thousands of Women Get This Procedure Every Year

Dr. Steve Laverson shares his experience with this popular procedure. WATCH VIDEO

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