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.

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 a lot of research goes into your decision making about your surgeon. In this blog, we’ll provide you with some tips that can help you narrow down your search and help you find the highly qualified surgeon you want!


First, we recommend you take your time when searching for a plastic surgeon is finding one who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only board acknowledged by The American Board of Medical Specialties. Why is board certification important? When a plastic surgeon is board-certified, it means that they have undergone extensive training in plastic surgery, specifically. Not only are they highly trained in surgical procedures, but they have also been closely reviewed on their ethical standards. Maintaining board certification requires continuous hours of education and training, ensuring that your surgeon stays up to date with the latest news and trends in the industry. 

Dr. Ryan Diederich became board-certified in 2011 and has maintained his certification throughout the years. Dr. Diederich is also a member of The Aesthetic Society and has held several positions within several organizations in the industry, including serving as the former Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL, a great honor. 

Dr. Diederich at The Aesthetic Society Meeting in Miami, FL.


Before your consultation, take some time on the surgeon’s website and social media. You want to make sure you see their results! An online gallery is a great way to view real results and get an idea of how cosmetic surgery procedures look on different body types. Click here to view our online photo gallery. Click here to view our Instagram.

Who better to learn about a plastic surgeon from than actual patients? Online reviews are a great way to learn more about plastic surgeons in your area. In addition to Google, websites such as Healthgrades, Vitals, and RealSelf list reviews and additional information about providers in your area.


The decision to have plastic surgery is a big one and should not be taken lightly. You should never feel pressured by a surgeon, or anyone for that matter, to undergo cosmetic surgery. Forming a good relationship with your surgeon allows for more open communication and creates a sense of comfortability. Bedside manners are important! Does the surgeon make you feel comfortable? Do you feel as though you can trust them? At MidAmerica Plastic Surgery, we are committed to providing exceptional patient care. Our team will never recommend unnecessary surgical options to patients and will always be transparent about the risks, benefits, and cost of cosmetic procedures.

Finally, even if your surgeon seems like a great fit, be sure to observe the support staff. Are they friendly and helpful? In addition to your surgeon, these individuals will be helping you throughout your surgical journey. What sets MidAmerica apart from many others is our Patient Care Coordinator team. Our Patient Care Coordinators, Katie and Brittney, serve as advocates for patients throughout their surgical journey. When patients arrive for their initial consultation, Katie or Brittney will meet with them to discuss their goals, educate them on procedures, and guide them throughout the entire experience. After their surgery, patients will meet with our Registered Nurse, Meaghan. Meaghan is there to help answer your post-op questions and monitor your results. 

Are you ready to book your surgical consultation with a highly skilled and educated plastic surgeon? Call our office at (618)288-7855 to schedule!

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