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. During his time 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 at the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group in New York. Dr. Laverson passed oral and written board examinations to become double board 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. His passion and professional focus is cosmetic.