MidAmerica Plastic Surgery: Ryan Diederich, MD
4955 South State Route 159 #1
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(618) 288-7855
Monday & Wednesday: 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

The Spa at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery
4955 South State Route 159 #1
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(618) 307-6233
Monday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m
Tuesday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

MidAmerica Plastic Surgery Blog

What makes someone the best plastic surgeon?

When starting the research process to find your plastic surgeon, it’s not unusual to search “best plastic surgeons near me" or "top plastic surgeons in Illinois.” But what qualifies someone to be the “best?” To be perfectly honest, it all comes down to personal preference. It’s really important to look at what truly matters for …

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Choosing Breast Implants You’ll Love

The decision to get breast augmentation surgery is exciting, but it also involves some choices that can be a bit stressful. Other than your selection of a plastic surgeon, choosing breast implant style and size are some of the most important choices you'll make. At our Southern Illinois practice, Dr. Diederich and our Patient Care Coordinators …

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CoolSculpting Elite

Coming Soon: CoolSculpting Elite!

We are excited to announce CoolSculpting® Elite  is coming to The Spa at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery in Glen Carbon, IL! CoolSculpting® Elite is Allergan's latest fat reduction technology that destroys 20-25% of stubborn fat cells. It is FDA-cleared to eliminate stubborn fat pockets in 9 different areas. This is an excellent option for men or …

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Why choose an in-office procedure?

Dr. Diederich is able to offer several procedures to be completed in the office rather than in the OR. This includes upper blepharoplasty, earlobe repair, mini tummy tuck, select liposuction cases, etc. These procedures are chosen because they are typically less invasive than procedures completed in the OR. They also do not require full anesthesia. …

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Injectables: Fillers, Botox, or Both?

It's common for patients considering cosmetic injectable treatments, such as dermal filler, at our Southern Illinois practice to not only ask about the difference between filler and neurotoxin, but also between the various options. Injectable treatments, the most popular cosmetic treatments in the U.S., are often thought by patients to be interchangeable. The differences between …

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How to Provide Support during Recovery from Cosmetic Surgery

It’s important to have a good support system during recovery from cosmetic surgery. Whether the person having surgery is a spouse, significant other, or friend, you are who they will turn to! So how can you help them? Attend as many appointments with them as you can. The consultation will go over all the information …

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Brow Lift vs. Eyelid Surgery: Which Is Right for You?

Between Zoom meetings and wearing masks for the last 14 months, many of us have become more aware of our appearance, specifically around our eyes and forehead. Crow’s feet, sagging eyelids, and furrowed brows are some of the more common areas of concern that we’ve been hearing about at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery and The Spa …

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Mommy Makeover: The Gift of Confidence

Many moms juggle work and raising a family with trying to take care of themselves with regular exercise and healthy eating. Even with these efforts, they often can't regain confidence in their bodies. Considering a Mommy Makeover, though, may spark a twinge of guilt about putting their needs ahead of their families. The truth is …

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Ultrasound Device to Monitor Breast Implants

One of the most common concerns with silicone breast implants is the risk of silent rupture. Because these implants tend to hold their shape even in the event of a leak, it can be hard to know if the implants are compromised. To help ease concern of both patients and Dr. Diederich, MidAmerica Plastic Surgery …

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