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.

Category Archives: Tummy Tuck

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 surgery, his goal is to not only remove excess skin, but also tighten weakened abdominal …

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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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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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Learn More About No Drain Tummy Tucks with Dr. Ryan Diederich, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is one of the leading procedures annually with more than 129,000 completed every year.  There have been great advances in the tummy tuck procedure over the last 10 years, one of which is the elimination of drains.  For the past 5 years, I have been performing drainless tummy tuck procedures at my …

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