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–Tuesday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Which Breast Surgery is Right for You?

Dr. Diederich specializes in breast and body procedures. For the breast, there are three different breast procedures he can perform based on your goals: Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, and Breast Reduction.

Breast Augmentation:

This procedure is the best option if your goals are to increase in size or in upper fullness of the breast. This is typically done with implants but can also be done with fat grafting depending on which is a better fit for your lifestyle and preference. Fat Grafting is a great option for someone who wants to use their own tissue to create a larger breast. Implants may be the better option for someone who is looking for more fullness at the top of the breast. 

Breast Lift:

This procedure is best for when women need a little extra, you guessed it, lift. Dr. Diederich takes some measurements during the consultation to confirm if the patient would benefit from this procedure. If you are curious if you would be a good candidate before your consultation, a good reference point is nipple placement. If the nipple sits below the fold (the line where the breast meets the chest), you are likely a good candidate. This procedure maintains roughly the same size of breast as prior to the procedure. The breasts may feel a tiny bit smaller once they are lifted. This can also typically be done at the same time as an augmentation if desired. 

Breast Reduction:

This procedure reduces the size of the breasts by removing excess breast tissue. This is very beneficial for patients who suffer from neck/back pain or who commonly get rashes underneath the breast tissue. This can also be covered by insurance in some cases so generally, we will begin the process that way. During the consultation, Dr. Diederich will take some measurements and determine if he believes insurance will cover this procedure. If so, our insurance specialist begins the process to get that pre-approval. If he does not believe insurance will cover the surgery, we can provide pricing to be paid out of pocket. 

Personalized Consultation: 

During your consultation, Dr. Diederich will listen to each patient’s goals and then make recommendations on the best way to reach those goals. Call us at 618-288-7855, option 4, to schedule a consultation. We are located in Glen Carbon, IL, only 15 minutes from Downtown St. Louis!

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