Saint Louis Plastic Surgeon
1020 N. Mason Rd., Suite 110
Saint Louis, Missouri 63141 US
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Dr. Tenenbaum has changed my Life!!

She has completely changed my life! I've done everything in my power to fix the problems I was experiencing. Not only did she fix my physical issues, but she also fixed my self esteem! I will forever be greatful and am truly blessed to have her as my physician. Dr. Tenenbaum and her entire staff are Amazing!!!! They are the model by which all physicians offices should strive for.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck with Preexisting Scar Revision from a Prior Surgery

I had a traditional tummy tuck six months ago, including revision of a scar from a prior surgery from 25 years ago that extended two inches above my belly button. I interviewed three surgeons for this procedure and chose Dr. Tenenbaum for three reasons: 1) She recommended a surgical strategy that made sense and perfectly aligned with my own research regarding my unique situation; 2) she was personally a very friendly, energetic and competent individual as evidenced by her outstanding resume of accomplishments; and 3) her office staff was cheerful, friendly and indicated that they enjoyed working with Dr. Tenenbaum and highly respected her surgical expertise. In retrospect, I am 100% certain that I made the right decision. My result is fantastic. I still look at my new belly button and feel a magic trick has been performed before my very eyes! The overnight stay in the hospital was also truly excellent. Several nurses watched over me closely the entire time. My only regret is that I didn't do this sooner!

1 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Consultation Review: Surgery cancelled 1 day in advance by resident

My surgery was scheduled for today with one of Dr. Tenenbaums residents. Well the day before surgery her coordinator called and told me my doctor had been changed to Dr. Farber (whom I had never met or had a consultation with). I was very uncomfortable as when I got to the office his presence was very unwelcoming. He also decided that he wanted to cancel my procedure the day before after...

5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

My 167lb Weight Loss Journey (in combination with), Reshaping My Body.

After looking in the mirror and being devastated at my deflated body, I met with Dr. Tenenbaum. I was definitely a candidate for Body Contouring. I have had Brachioplasty (arm lift),Abdominoplasty,including Panniculectomy, (full tummy tuck, with new navel)and a Bilateral Breast Reduction, (lift). This was all done in my first surgery estimated for 6 hours. I was hosting a dinner party at my...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Dr. Tenenbaum is the best plastic surgeon!

Dr. Tenenbaum is THE BEST plastic surgeon! Her entire office staff is friendly, caring, and attentive. I love this wonderful office! Dr. tenenbaum performed a breast reduction on me a month ago. The results were immediately positive. Not only did my back straighten up, my shoulders feel lighter, and my pain from large breasts is virtually gone. Also, my breasts look amazing. She truly did an...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Wanted to Look and Feel Better About Myself-44yr Old - Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Tenenbaum makes you feel so comfortable and informed from your first appointment all through your post follow ups. I never felt that she was rushed to move on to the next patient. I also felt all my and my husbands questions were answered. Which put him at ease. Procedure day, she came in and explained everything to us again and made me feel very comfortable.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

49 Years Old; Double Breast Masectomy with Breast Implants - Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Tanenbaum is amazing. Along with her entire staff beginning with the warm welcome you receive at the front desk to the hugs you get from her nurses. I always felt special by all of them. They are very caring and detailed. Dr. Tanenbaum made me look very natural. The implants I received look like I never had implants to begin with. I am very blessed and thankful to the West County Plastic Surgeons. They are all very professional, friendly and most important caring.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

38 Mommy Who Always Wanted a Lift! - Saint Louis, MO

I'm a busy mommy to three boys and an avid runner. I always wanted an aug and a lift and I felt like I needed one after I had my boys. I met Dr. Tenenbaum at her new office and loved the office staff and the whole ambiance. I had a great consultation with her and I felt like she really understood that I wanted to look natural and not "overly done". She did simulation with this new 3D camera...

30 Year Old Mommy to Three I've Been Waiting on This for 12 Yrs! - Saint Louis, MO

I met with Dr. Tenenbaum on 2/13/16 She was really great and professional. She made me feel really comfortable. I am actually going to have the surgery performed by a resident of course Dr. Tenenbuam is going to oversee the entire procedure. (hence the price) which includes extended tummy tuck, lipo of the flanks, overnight hospital stay all pre/post op visits and everything else including...

5 out of 5 stars Inspira Breast Implants

49 Yr Old, 3 Kids, Weight Loss - pre surgery 38 B/small C Time for Curvy Girl to Fight Gravity BA/BL - Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Tenenbaum and her staff have been fantastic through every step of the process. She took the time to listen to my wishes, gave me open and honest advice to help me achieve the appropriate outcome. Highly recommend.

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Personal Statement

I believe that plastic surgery can be a life-altering event. Whether the culprit is an accident, cancer or simply aging, pregnancy or weight loss, plastic surgery can help patients feel “whole” again.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Tenenbaum has hospital affiliations at Barnes Jewish Hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Washington University, St. Louis
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
    Fellowship: Cosmetic Surgery, Marina Plastic Surgery Associates - Dr. Grant Stevens, Los Angeles, CA

Treatments offered at West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University

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My breasts are itching?

Congrats on your augmentation! Itching can happen for many reasons and it depends on the type of augmentation and how far out from surgery you are. It... READ MORE

Should I have a breast lift, before or after augmentation, for decreased risks? (Photo)

It really depends on if you are happy with your areola size relative to your breast size. A mastopexy can reduce the areola size and reposition the... READ MORE

How to sleep after liposuction on midsection

Congratulations on your procedure! A good night's sleep is important for your recovery. Sleeping position depends usually on where on your body you... READ MORE

What can I do to improve my skin? (Photo)

I would seek out a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist that specializes in skin care.  I would see a medical aesthetician and begin on a ... READ MORE

Time off after full breast lift with implants under muscle, lipo of flanks, muscle repair and tummy tuck?

I would recommend 2-3 weeks off.  If you can take 3-4 that may be better.  Or consider going back part time for a few weeks.  Some will depend on how... READ MORE

Looking for the best way to correct frankenboob? Terrible ptosis and a tubular breast on my right. (Photos)

In reviewing your photos I believe you will certainly need a breast lift to help achieve symmetry and a more lifted appearance.  Whether or not you a... READ MORE

Is random tightness in breast normal 6 days post op?

Yes this is very normal. It is most likely a spasm of the muscle. If your surgeon allows an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen that may help. Check with... READ MORE

Underarm incision post BA infected? (photo)

Worrisome signs of an infection are new or worsening redness, increased pain, drainage that smells bad or is thick and fever. Close follow up with... READ MORE

Can you still perform a tummy tuck when you have large older scars?

Previous scars can be concerning because they can disrupt the blood supply to the incision for your tummy tuck. That being said, there are unique and... READ MORE

Brachioplasty - staples or sutures?

Many times staples are used to help close the skin and sometimes these are done instead of sutures because the plastic surgeon thinks the closure may... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Tenenbaum

Marissa Tenenbaum, MD has shared 11 before and after pictures with 2 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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