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–Tuesday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Author Archives: Sydney

What to Wear to Surgery

“What do I wear on the day of my procedure?” This is a question you may not think about the night before or possibly even the morning of your procedure. To have an idea of where to start, and to fill you in on some things that might surprise you, we put together this blog …

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How Common is Labiaplasty?

By Dr. Ryan Diederich I find it remarkable how open patients are with their friends about the concerns they have, whether it be wrinkles they are unhappy with, how they would like to change breast size or appearance, the skin laxity from children, or localized adipose tissue (fat deposits). However, we see patients for labiaplasty …

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Tummy Tuck: Full vs Mini

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is the best way to remove excess skin on the abdomen. At MidAmerica Plastic Surgery, this is one of our most common procedures. Dr. Diederich, our board certified plastic surgeon, performs a more advanced version of a tummy tuck that does not require the use of drains! Did you know …

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How I Became a Plastic Surgeon

Regularly I’m asked, “Why did you become a Plastic Surgeon?”   My path in medicine definitely follows an unusual but amazing course, for which I’m thankful. When I was younger, I was fortunate enough to get a job at Egyptian Hills Marina, now called, The Resort at Egyptian Hills, at Lake of Egypt in Southern …

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What is Diastasis Recti and How to Fix It

Diastasis Recti There are many changes that come with pregnancy. Morning sickness, weight gain, and a new baby to name a few. One thing that many people don’t think about, or even know about sometimes, is Diastasis Recti. As the baby needs more room to grow, the abdominal muscles stretch to accommodate this. This does …

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Learn more about Dr. Diederich’s positions with local and national medical groups!

Dr. Diederich constantly strives for continuing education and community involvement. As a result, he is a member of several medical societies and associations. He also holds several positions within these organizations. He has most recently been elected as the 2020 Second Vice President of the Southern Illinois Medical Association. This association was founded in 1874 …

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Why your BMI matters

We always try to ask at least these two questions during your initial phone conversation.  The first is “Are you at a consistent or goal weight?” The second is “What is your BMI?” We have a few different reasons for asking these questions. 1. It keeps you safe. If you have a BMI that is …

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Things We’re Thankful For

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday this year, we thought it would be fun to put together a short list of things we are thankful for!  Good coworkers! 40 hours a week is a lot of time to spend with the same people. Luckily, we have a team here that keeps it fun. Great patients! …

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Multiple Options in One Location

At MidAmerica Plastic Surgery and The Spa at MidAmerica, we provide a wide variety of services under one roof. Our mission is to provide our patients with the best services possible, and part of that, is to be able to connect the patient with the procedure that would best fit them.  Breast Most of our …

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BRA Day at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery!

October is well known for being Breast Cancer Awareness month. Each year, sports teams add the color pink into their uniforms, businesses bring out the pink pens, and people add pink ribbons to their outfits. Something less commonly talked about, however, is Breast Reconstruction Awareness. The first priority is always to defeat the cancer but …

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