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.

Category Archives: Education

Dr. Diederich: My Experience at “Plastic Surgery ‘The Meeting'”

As “Plastic Surgery ‘The meeting’” comes to a close, I reflect on my time here.  The American Society of Plastic Surgeons hosts an annual meeting for board-certified and board eligible plastic surgeons as well as their residents, fellows, and support staff.  The program is a wonderful opportunity to network with some of the brightest minds …

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How To Do Sun Protection RIGHT with Whitnie, Licensed Aesthetician

No one likes to hear it, but when it comes to sun protection, there's a good chance you're doing it wrong. I hear from patients often that things were a lot different “back in the day.” A time before airbags, nutrition labeling, Surgeon General warnings, and unfortunately before anyone knew what ultraviolet rays were. No …

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About Basal Cell Carcinoma and How to Prevent it with Laura, FNP-BC

Happy Summer! After becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2013, I joined Dr. Diederich at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery. I chose a career in treating skin cancer because it is something I have been passionate about since high school. When my mother had squamous cell carcinoma removed off her arm and was unhappy with the way …

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Do breast implants cause cancer? The real facts about Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

Absolutely nothing is more important to me than the safety of my plastic surgery patients. I routinely see prospective breast augmentation patients from St. Louis, as well as communities right here in Illinois, and it's imperative that I demonstrate that I'm worthy of their trust. In the interest of transparency, I want to use this …

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Dr. Diederich on The Doctors tv show

Dr. Diederich on “The Doctors” TV Show

Dr. Ryan Diederich was at Paramount Studios on December 19, 2014 filming for “The Doctors”. Dr. Diederich stated, “I am Very thankful for this opportunity! The emotion and energy on set is incredible and contagious”.  During the episode which aired on Tuesday January 27, 2015, a guest of the show reveals her personal transformation having lost …

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‘Bro-tox’ – Why Botox isn’t just for women anymore

Image courtesy of getty images via cnn.com For years, the popularity of Botox has spread from the wrinkle-free foreheads of celebrities to socialites to soccer moms. But now, more men than ever are flocking to the injectable line-filler, hoping 'Bro-tox' will knock a few years off of their appearance. More than 385,000 men in the …

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