Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum is a board certified plastic surgeon with West County Plastic Surgeons in St. Louis. Dr. Tenenbaum is highly experienced in a wide array of body procedures to sculpt the abdomen, trunk, arms and legs. She carefully evaluates your unique attributes and customizes a treatment plan that is best for you. Dr. Tenenbaum offers tumescent liposuction, SmartLipo, Power Assisited Lipousction, and Vaser Liposelection. Tumescent liposuction is the cornerstone of modern liposuction techniques and is one of the most popular body-contouring procedures that she performs.
When performed on the appropriate candidate, liposuction is a powerful body-contouring procedure. People should always remember that liposuction is not an alternative to diet, exercise or weight-loss surgery. The best candidates for liposuction have localized areas of excess fatty tissue surrounded by areas of good skin tone.
Power-assisted liposuction or PAL is used to improve the efficiency of liposuction and can be combined with standard tumescent liposuction, VASER LipoSelection, or SmartLipo. It uses a rapidly oscillating handpiece that serves to rapidly move the liposuction cannula through the fatty tissue. The end result is that the surgeon can concentrate on the task at hand – fat removal.
Liposuction can be combined with other procedures, such as tummy tucks and breast implants, to optimize results.
1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 110
St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: (314) 996-8800