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Skin Cancer Screening in Boca Raton, FL

Skin cancer screening saves lives. Early detection and early treatment are the key to catching and dealing with cancer before it spreads. It is critical to find abnormal tissue or cancer early because it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread. Dr. Ress and his team at liv Plastic Surgery have been helping patients in Boca Raton and all surrounding areas, including Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale and all throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, to give them the best chance of staying healthy.

What is Skin Cancer Screening?

Skin cancer screening is a total body examination to detect skin cancers early. Not everyone has to worry about routine skin cancer screening but it is a recommendation for people who have a family history of skin cancer and who have any suspicious moles or other spots. At liv Plastic Surgery, we use VivaScope® laser scanning technology. VivaScope® is known as “The Window into Skin” and is a non-invasive, non-surgical biopsy that will map and depict living tissue in the skin. This technology allows us to avoid stressful and painful tissue excision and yield the results in a matter of minutes instead of weeks. We know that any concern regarding cancer, whether small or large, is distressful and quick results can help put your mind at ease.

How do I Self Check for Skin Cancer?

Knowing your body is the most important safety measure you could take. It is important to perform self skin checks once a month. Doing this will allow you to identify abnormal spots that require professional evaluation. Follow these steps to check your own skin:

  1. If you are just starting this you will need to learn your skin first. Set a baseline. Know what is normal and what is abnormal.
  2. The best time to do a skin check is after a shower, in a brightly-lit room. Start at your head and go through your face, ears and scalp. Move through each section of your body all the way down to your toes (and yes, in between each toe). Having a hand-held mirror and a full length mirror will help you to see the back of you.
  3. Almost everyone has beauty marks, skin tags, moles or some skin bumps. These are not necessarily a concern. However, note what you do find as this will help you understand if there is a change. As you continue to do this check every month you will want to take note of the following:
      • A change in the size, shape, texture or color of something that you noticed prior
      • A new, different-looking mole
      • A new patch of red or dark skin that may be flaky or a little raised
      • A new flesh-colored bump that feels firm
      • A sore that won’t heal

When do I Visit a Physician for a Skin Cancer Screening?

If you see anything suspicious or notice that something has changed, be safe and make a consultation for a skin cancer screening. Here are some things to look for when deciding if to call:

  • When you notice a new growth
  • When you notice a change in an existing growth
  • A mole that itches or bleeds
  • A mole that becomes crusty or scaly

A good rule of thumb is to use the ABCD rule:

  • Asymmetry— If the shape of one side of the growth does not match the other side.
  • Border— If the edges of the growth are rough or ragged.
  • Color—If the color is not consistent. Any uneven shades of red, brown, black, white, tan etc.
  • Diameter—If the size is large or grows larger, usually greater than 6 mm.

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. Dr. Ress has performed countless successful skin cancer screenings, 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!!!"

Kim O.

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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."

Savannah S.

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Savannah S.

"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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2018-03-09T07:20:17+00:00

Katelyn H.

"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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2018-03-09T07:20:36+00:00

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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2018-03-09T07:20:48+00:00

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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2018-03-09T07:21:10+00:00

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 ❤️"

Dawn K.

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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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2018-03-09T07:21:54+00:00

Barbara S.

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