MidAmerica Plastic Surgery: Ryan Diederich, MD
4955 South State Route 159 #1
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(618) 288-7855
Monday: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.–4:30 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: Tummy Tuck

Scoring Big with your Plastic Surgeon

If you are starting from scratch in your search for a plastic surgeon, it might seem overwhelming if you type “best plastic surgery practice in my area” into a search engine. After multiple pages of surgeons appear on your screen, it is hard to make the next step. At MidAmerica Plastic Surgery, we understand that …

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Full vs. Mini Tummy Tuck: What’s The Difference?

Many patients who schedule consultations to discuss tummy tuck surgery at our practice near Edwardsville, IL, naturally want to know if they are good candidates for a mini tummy tuck. When it comes to surgery, a mini tummy tuck certainly sounds more appealing. Something that is mini, however, also tends to produce less dramatic results. …

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The Drainless Tummy Tuck: How Skipping the Drains Can Improve Recovery & Results

Patients understandably want to avoid post-operative surgical drains whenever possible. Surgical drains are used to help prevent a build-up of fluid (seroma) in the surgical area. Drains also help prevent a collection of blood (hematoma) from forming under the skin. These types of fluid buildups have the potential to cause infection and/or other serious complications. …

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Surprising Benefits of a Drainless Tummy Tuck

The primary reason patients choose to undergo an abdominoplasty---commonly referred to as a tummy tuck---is to remove excess abdominal skin caused by age, pregnancy, and/or significant weight fluctuations. When Dr. Ryan Diederich performs a tummy tuck in his Illinois plastic surgery practice, his goal is to not only remove excess skin but also tighten weakened …

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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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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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What to Wear to Surgery

“What do I wear on the day of my procedure?” This is a question we occasionally hear at our Illinois plastic surgery practice, but you may not think about it until the night before or possibly even the morning of your procedure. To have an idea of where to start, and to fill you in …

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Tummy Tuck: Full vs Mini

The best way to remove excess skin on the abdomen is with abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck. At MidAmerica Plastic Surgery, near St. Louis, MO, 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 …

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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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