Drew E. Schnitt, M.D. – Delray Beach, FL Plastic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Schnitt

Dr. Drew E. Schnitt is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale, FL with special skills for complex cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body. He is an Adjunct Faculty member at the Cleveland Clinic Florida as a Professor in the Plastic Surgery Residency Training program, and an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University in the Pedodontic Residency Training Program. Internationally recognized for his humanitarian work, Dr. Schnitt has provided his services voluntarily to patients in need of craniofacial and burn reconstructive surgery around the world with Operation Smile.

Dr. Schnitt devised two unique techniques in craniofacial and reconstructive surgery including the Las Olas cranial bone contouring technique for difficult craniofacial surgical correction. He also devised the bone anchored ear prosthesis technique providing a better method of prosthetic ear retention. He is a respected plastic surgeon among his peers nationally and internationally as a lecturer, presenter, author, and researcher.

Skills & Specialties

Dr. Schnitt is a perfectionist and pays attention to every detail. He has extensive experience with aesthetic surgery procedures and has a long history of performing implant and tissue-based reconstructive breast surgery and performs multiple types of microsurgical free flaps, including Free TRAM DIEP flaps, and many other types of free tissue transfers. Dr. Schnitt also has extensive experience with pedicle-based flaps. He has a genuine concern for the safety and well-being of his patients and works to provide the best possible outcome. Dr. Schnitt's work on children and complex deformities in pediatric and adult reconstructive surgery adds perspective and a critical skill set enhancing his cosmetic surgery outcomes.

Education & Training

Dr. Schnitt earned his Medical Degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School of The Medical College of Hampton Road. His post-medical school training included  internships at Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA, and a residency at LSU Health Services Center, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, OK, and cosmetic training at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY. He also completed a craniofacial and pediatric fellowship at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide, Australia and a pediatric and cleft lip and palate surgery fellowship with Operation Smile in Virginia Beach, VA

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American Cleft Palate Association
  • Florida Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association  
  • International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons

Awards & Recognitions

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2019)
    Honored by Vitals
  • America's Most Honored Professionals (2019)
    Honored by The American Registry
  • Top Doctors (2019)
    The Area's Best Doctors, As Chosen By Their Peers
  • Humanitarian Award (2017)
    Honored by LifeNet Health
  • The Stephen Pratt Award for Excellence in Plastic Surgery (2012)
    Honored by Operation Smile
  • America's Most Honored Doctor's (2020)
    Honored by The American Registry

Research

Schnitt, D. M.D., Trainer, D. An Innovative Method of Osseointegrated Custom Auricular Prosthesis Retention. Maxillofacial Prosthetist.

Hwee, Yin Kan M.D., Schnitt, D. M.D., Trainer, D. A Novel Approach to Osseointegrated Auricular Prosthesis Retention. Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Weaver, T. MSIII, McDonald, C.L. MSIII, Pepe, A. M.D. Schnitt, D. M.D. Penetrating Flare Gun Injury of the Lower Extremity in a 4-Year-Old Male: A Case Report.

Schnitt, D. M.D., Heger, I. M.D. Endoscopic Treatment of Metopic Synostosis: The "Double Sail" Technique.

Schnitt, D. M.D., Braun, T. PhD. Pushback Palatoplasty: A Viable Treatment for Velopharyngeal Insufficiency.

David, J.D., M.D., Anderson, P.J. M.D., Schnitt, D. M.D., Sells, R. L.A.C.S.T., M.S.P.A., Nugent, M. M.S., F.R.A.C.D.S. From Birth to Maturity – A Group of Patients Who Have Completed Their Protocol Management for Isolated Cleft Palate: Part II. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 117:2, 2006.

Schnitt, D. M.D., Agir, H. David, J.D., M.D. From Birth to Maturity – A Group of Patients Who Have Completed Their Protocol Management for Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate: Part I. FRAC Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 113: 3, 2004.

Presentations

Schnitt, D. M.D. "An Army of Kindness." Presented at LifeNet Health. Virginia Beach, VA, February 23, 2017.

Schnitt, D. M.D. "Cleft Palate Surgery Question and Answer Live Surgery Demonstration." Presented at the Operation Smile NEXT Conference. Norfolk, VA, May 23, 2016.

Schnitt, D. M.D."The Use of Biologic Tissue In Plastic, Reconstructive and Craniofacial Surgery” LifeNet Health Institute of Regenerative Medicine Lecture Series Virginia Beach, VA May 20, 2016

Schnitt, D. M.D. "Rhinoplasty and Cleft Rhinoplasty." Presented at the Board Review for Residents. Grand Rounds Cleveland Clinic/Memorial Regional Hospital. Hollywood, FL, August 25, 2015.

Schnitt, D. M.D. "Cleft Lip and Palate." Presented at the Board Review for Residents Cleveland Clinic Florida/Memorial Regional Hospital. Hollywood, FL, July 14, 2015.

Schnitt, D. M.D. "Cleft Lip and Palate – Anatomy, Embryology, Epidemiology & Surgery." Presented at the Nova Southeastern University. April 17, 2015.

Schnitt, D. M.D. "Use of the FM Wand in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery." Presented at the Cleveland Clinic Memorial Plastic Surgery Journal Club. August 25, 2014.

Schnitt, D. M.D. "The Sustainable Delivery of Healthcare in Developing Nations” Presented at the Florida Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL, January 2013.

Trainer, D., Schnitt, D. M.D. "A Novel Approach to Osseointegrated Auricular Prosthesis Retention." Presented at the Florida Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Florida Society of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Boca Raton, FL, November 15 – 17, 2013.

Schnitt, D. M.D. "Challenges of Cleft Care." Moderator at the International Cleft and Craniofacial Conference. Guwahati, India, November 10, 2013.

Schnitt, D. M.D. "Sustainable Partnerships Through Volunteerism." Guest Speaker at the International Cleft and Craniofacial Conference. Guwahati, India, November 10, 2013.

Volunteerism

Traveling the world to perform humanitarian surgical work, Dr. Schnitt has changed the lives of children with his skills in plastic, cleft and craniofacial surgery. He has given his time and talents to children in need through Operation Smile, Our Chance International for Disaster Relief (Port-au-Prince, Haiti), and Our Chance International Humanitarian Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in Ghana. Dr. Schnitt was awarded the 2017 Humanitarian Award from LifeNet Health.

Reviews

"This facility gets 10 stars from me!! My first experience with Inspire was for a pretty extensive cosmetic procedure that I was beyond nervous about- breast lift, reduction, and augmentation. At the age of only 29, my breasts were in very bad shape after losing a great deal of weight. However, Dr. Drew absolutely NAILED it!! I could not be happier with the outcome and am incredibly grateful for not only his expertise, but for how kind and supportive the entire staff was towards me throughout the process. If you are looking for an honest group of doctors to help improve yourself, this is the facility to check out! You will understand the second you walk in :)"

C.P.

Google

"if your on the fence about getting your next procedure done at inspire ... I hope you read this. if I didn’t feel this  way before .. I can say I truly feel like family at inspire after my latest experience with them and think everyone should know how they treat their patients. I had a rhinoplasty done 3 weeks ago there and since had a horrible accident and i hurt my nose during recovery  resulting in having to come back in surgery. when I tell you these people care, I really couldn’t say it enough times. my doctor ( dr.drew returned my call within seconds from the answering service at 1 AM on a holiday weekend ) .. he’s above and beyond , he squeezed me in on his already busy surgery day and stayed late to do surgery and get my nose fixed, he sat and talked to me personally about my accident in the most caring way and didn’t just disregard me. I knew the team at inspire had been filled in on what happened to me and I need to tell you from the moment I walked in to the moment I left .. I had never felt so well thought of the front desk greeted me with sweet hand holds, the anesthiologist lindsey could tell i was about to cry and was    rubbing my arm before going under to comfort and calm me and every single person who made contact with me stopped to ask if I was ok ( not out of being polite but bc I knew they knew )  . it’s just the kind of comfort you need after going through something so horrible and difficult THATS what I remember about my procedures.. were the faces and comforting hands that helped me get through a difficult procedure I was heartbroken about having to do again. my point is .. if you thinking about using inspire but aren’t sure .. use them ... for their customer service alone , they give you their everything... before, during and after your procedure .. I never feel like a customer/patient their .. but I feel looked after like family would"

A.A.

Yelp

"When I initially started considering a “mommy makeover” I spent A LOT of time googling before and after photos. I always came right back to Inspires website and admired how beautiful the photos were. Choosing Dr. Drew as my surgeon was the best decision and I have zero regrets. It’s truly life changing how he transformed my confidence and my outlook on life! I spoke to Vanessa a lot of the time too, one of the Patient Coordinators, and she’s just fabulous….helpful, informative and caring. Also had a few appointments with Dr. Crane and he is also very caring and thorough. The entire staff I have encountered is friendly and accommodating. Thank you Inspire for what you do!"

L.M.

Google

"Dr. Schnitt and his staff were fantastic. My son was looking for a surgeon to perform top surgery and found Dr. Schnitt online. The process from evaluation, to paperwork, to the actual surgery, and then post recovery was easy and accommodating. The communication was top-notch and appreciated. Dr. Schnitt has a wonderful bedside manner and is highly skilled. Vanessa and Erin on the Inspire staff were also wonderful and helpful answering questions and making sure everything relating to my son's recovery was taken care of during our out of town stay. I'd highly recommend Dr. Schnitt and the entire Inspire Aesthetics group."

S.C.

Google

"On November 1st I went under the knife with Dr Drew Schnitt for a double incision with free nipple grafts. I am just shy of one week post op and I am BEYOND in love with my results, seeing myself for the first time I nearly fainted. Dr Schnitt did an incredible job, and the staff were all so sweet, when I woke up from my surgery I was treated amazingly. Thank you to everyone at inspire aesthetics for helping me reach this goal of life long happiness!"

E.V.

Google

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