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 – Thursday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Author Archives: Al Ferguson

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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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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Premier Membership: Relaunching May 2021

Our Premier Membership relaunches in May 2021! We are excited about the new and improved membership for many different reasons. The new membership allows treatment flexibility, special Botox/Dysport/Xeomin pricing, specials on products and services, and exclusive events. The Premier Membership is a $130 subscription fee that will be taken out on the 1st of each …

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Filler + COVID Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Have you had the COVID-19 vaccine? And If no, do you plan to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? We are currently recommending that patients wait a minimum of 4 weeks before or after getting their COVID-19 vaccine to receive filler at The Spa at MidAmerica. There have only been a few incidences noted where patients have …

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Types of Skin Cancer

A main area of focus for Laura McKinzie, FNP, is treating skin cancers. This typically starts with an annual skin check and subsequent biopsies, if needed. She is able to treat certain skin cancers in the office through the Modified Mohs procedure. Learn more about the different types of skin cancer below. Basal Cell Carcinoma …

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