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.

Author Archives: Sydney

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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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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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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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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Is It Time for a Breast Augmentation Revision?

Many breast augmentation patients will need to consider revision at some point in their life even if they are thrilled with the initial outcome. Sometimes, this is simply because the patient desires a different aesthetic appearance such as changing implant size or adding a lift as things continue to settle. Other times, there is an …

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Learn about Laura McKinzie, FNP-BC

Laura McKinzie is a Nurse Practitioner who specializes in procedures related to skin concerns and skin cancers. She attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and received her RN-BSN degree in 2009 and her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2012. She has been employed by MidAmerica Plastic Surgery since 2013. In the office, Laura performs skin …

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