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Mohs Surgery in Boca Raton, FL

Mohs surgery is considered the gold standard for treating the two most common types of skin cancer. At liv Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ress and his specially trained team know how important early detection and treatment is and they are ready to help with the most advanced technologies. Dr. Ress serves patients in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale and all throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

What is Mohs Surgery?

The Mohs method is a pathology technique of examining the surgical specimen microscopically, so as to remove completely all skin cancer while preserving all normal tissues. Mohs differs from traditional surgery pathology (frozen section) in how the specimen is oriented. Specifically all attention is focused on the edges or margins of the specimen rather than the center portion. Once the tumor margins are cleared, the open area is closed.

What is Mohs Complete™?

Developed by Dr. Andrew Ress, Mohs Complete™ combines the best elements of all pathology and surgical approaches. Mohs Complete™ embraces the team/multidisciplinary approach adopted at all major cancer centers across the country. The team includes only top-trained experts in their fields: a board-certified plastic surgeon and a board-certified pathologist who has subspecialized in surgical frozen section pathology. Other team members include, when necessary, oncologists and other specialists in cancer therapies for coordinated care or advanced problems.

Mohs Surgery Procedure

1. Skin cancers often extend beyond their visible borders. It is these extensions that cause the tumors to recur if not completely removed.

2. Like other surgical procedures, Mohs surgery first removes the visible tumor.

3. A thin layer of normal-appearing tissue is then removed, mapped and evaluated by the surgeon with a microscope.

4. Additional layers may then be taken precisely in the areas of remaining cancer until the tumor is completely removed.

5. Mohs surgery ensures all of the tumor is removed with 99 percent certainty while preserving the maximum amount of healthy tissue and therefore minimizing the size of scars.

Benefits of Mohs Complete™

Few would argue that plastic surgeons get better cosmetic results than other kinds of surgeons. Just because it’s cancer does not mean you have to look like you had cancer. Plus, the whole procedure is performed in the convenience of one office location. Mohs Complete™ makes traveling between multiple doctors’ offices history.

  • More thorough pathology
  • Performed all in one office
  • Team approach
  • Great for simple and complex lesions
  • More exacting standards than traditional Mohs
  • Cosmetic results equal or better than traditional Mohs

Mohs Complete™ Comparison Chart

Technique Standard Pathology Standard Mohs Mohs Complete™
Frozen section Y Y Y
Edges examined in detail N Y Y
Tumor (center of specimen examined) Y N Y
Base of specimen examined N N Y
Permanent pathology to confirm results Y N Y
Specimen saved and archived for 10 years Y N Y
Doctors Standard Pathology Standard Mohs Mohs Complete™
Team approach N N Y
All services in one office (outpatient) N N Y
Closure always by board-certified plastic surgeon N N Y
Pathology by board-certified pathologist with special training Y N Y
Doctors have hospital privileges for pathology or surgery in OR Y N Y
If problem occurs, can your surgeon manage in hospital? N N Y
TOTAL 6 2 12

At liv Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton, FL, Dr. Ress serves patients in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale and all throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. He has performed countless successful Mohs surgeries, and at our facility you will be taken care of and treated with kindness, concern and humanity. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and start the path to living a healthy life.

Meet Dr. Ress

Hailed by the Sun-Sentinel as Boca Raton’s “Best Cosmetic Surgeon,” Dr. Andrew Ress has led the plastic surgery industry since the inception of his private practice in 1997, and his reputation comes fully backed by his expertise. As one of the best facelift, liposuction, and body contouring specialists in Boca Raton and the greater South Florida area, Dr. Ress puts great time and effort into ensuring his patients get the results they desire. His strict adherence to the philosophy of achieving great results using the least invasive procedures available has led to thousands of happy patients.
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"This place is amazing!!! From Day 1 I was warmly welcomed and knew I made no mistake in trusting them. Dr. Ress, Andreaa, and the entire staff are so professional, friendly, and genuinely thoughtful. I am extremely happy and excited with my new self and my confidence has extremely gone up. I have finally found my Fountain of Youth Home!!!"

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Kim O.

"This place is amazing!!! From Day 1 I was warmly welcomed and knew I made no mistake in trusting them. Dr. Ress, Andreaa, and the entire staff are so professional, friendly, and genuinely thoughtful. I am extremely happy and excited with my new self and my confidence has extremely gone up. I have finally found my Fountain of Youth Home!!!"
"I met with Dr. Ress for a consultation today...he was amazing. Very knowledgeable, comforting and down to earth. I do not feel the need to look any further. I will be scheduling my appointment with Dr. Ress as soon as possible, as he made me feel confident that I am in good hands."

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"I met with Dr. Ress for a consultation today...he was amazing. Very knowledgeable, comforting and down to earth. I do not feel the need to look any further. I will be scheduling my appointment with Dr. Ress as soon as possible, as he made me feel confident that I am in good hands."
"Dr. Ress and his staff are fantastic! I would recommend Liv Plastic Surgery to all of my friends and family. From the minute you walk into the office you feel so welcomed! Also, the nurses and staff make you feel very comfortable during a procedure!"

Katelyn H.

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"Dr. Ress and his staff are fantastic! I would recommend Liv Plastic Surgery to all of my friends and family. From the minute you walk into the office you feel so welcomed! Also, the nurses and staff make you feel very comfortable during a procedure!"
"Dr. Ress is an a wonderful surgeon who takes his time to achieve results. He is incredibly kind and has a brilliant bedside manner. The staff are warm, friendly, and welcoming as soon as you walk in. I would recommend liv to anyone."

Heather W.

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Heather W.

"Dr. Ress is an a wonderful surgeon who takes his time to achieve results. He is incredibly kind and has a brilliant bedside manner. The staff are warm, friendly, and welcoming as soon as you walk in. I would recommend liv to anyone."
"I could maybe write paragraphs of how wonderful this office is so i will try and keep it short. First, Dr. Ress did my breast lift and augmentation. After researching several doctors there was no doubt in my mind that he was the one. Fast forward a few years and i now see him for all those other things us woman need. His nurse Andrea is absolutely phenomenal, after one treatment with her i had friends amazed at how great i looked . Let's not stop there. Allison in the med spa truly works miracles. In the process now of the vampire facial and after only one treatment the results are stunning. Whether its surgery, fillers, botox, med spa services believe me there is no where else i would trust"

Jennifer C.

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Jennifer C.

"I could maybe write paragraphs of how wonderful this office is so i will try and keep it short. First, Dr. Ress did my breast lift and augmentation. After researching several doctors there was no doubt in my mind that he was the one. Fast forward a few years and i now see him for all those other things us woman need. His nurse Andrea is absolutely phenomenal, after one treatment with her i had friends amazed at how great i looked . Let's not stop there. Allison in the med spa truly works miracles. In the process now of the vampire facial and after only one treatment the results are stunning. Whether its surgery, fillers, botox, med spa services believe me there is no where else i would trust"
"My experience with Dr.Ress has been wonderful he gave me results beyond my expectations! He and his staff were very attentive and he was available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns. He guided me through a speedy recovery and now a year later I am in love with my new booty!"

Silia Z.

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Silia Z.

"My experience with Dr.Ress has been wonderful he gave me results beyond my expectations! He and his staff were very attentive and he was available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns. He guided me through a speedy recovery and now a year later I am in love with my new booty!"
"Dr Ress~ Is The Most Gentle & Has An Excellent Bed Side Manor~ He Sewed Up My Ears Correctly After Another Plastic Surgeon Did Them Incorrectly~ I Have Seen His Work On Other Patietns~ & His Techniques Look So Natural~ I Have Told All My Friends About Him~ Thanks So Much~ Dr Ress~ Dawn Krieger ❤️"

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Dawn K.

"Dr Ress~ Is The Most Gentle & Has An Excellent Bed Side Manor~ He Sewed Up My Ears Correctly After Another Plastic Surgeon Did Them Incorrectly~ I Have Seen His Work On Other Patietns~ & His Techniques Look So Natural~ I Have Told All My Friends About Him~ Thanks So Much~ Dr Ress~ Dawn Krieger ❤️"
"Can not express enough gratitude for Dr. Ress and his amazing team. I have been self conscious about my crooked septum and subsequent uneven nostrils for years, but now I am a week out of surgery to fix these problems and could not be happier! He does all he can for to make sure his patients are happy and healthy and I felt cared for and supported throughout the entire pre and post op experience. Thanks again to Dr. Ress and his amazing team for making my nose straight and even, I couldn’t be happier"

Amber W.

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2018-03-09T07:21:37+00:00

Amber W.

"Can not express enough gratitude for Dr. Ress and his amazing team. I have been self conscious about my crooked septum and subsequent uneven nostrils for years, but now I am a week out of surgery to fix these problems and could not be happier! He does all he can for to make sure his patients are happy and healthy and I felt cared for and supported throughout the entire pre and post op experience. Thanks again to Dr. Ress and his amazing team for making my nose straight and even, I couldn’t be happier"
"Great visit. Very professional. I definitely will be back."

Barbara S.

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Barbara S.

"Great visit. Very professional. I definitely will be back."
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