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

Liposuction

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What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure from MidAmerica Plastic Surgery that removes excess fat deposits from targeted areas of the body to improve its shape and proportions. Liposuction is especially good for people from Maryville, Edwardsville, and metro St. Louis who have stubborn areas of fat that won’t go away despite diet and exercise.

Liposuction

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Before & After Liposuction Case 230 Front View in Glen Carbon, IL
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Case #230

Age: 40

Height: 5'4" 

Weight: 150
Before & After Liposuction Case 41 View #1 View in Glen Carbon, IL
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Case #41

Age: 61

Height: 5'4" 

Weight: 189
Before & After Tummy Tuck Case 233 Front View in Glen Carbon, IL
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Case #233

Age: 57

Height: 4'10"  

Weight: 125
Before & After Liposuction Case 197 Front View in Glen Carbon, IL
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Case #197

Age: 36

Height: 5'7" 

Weight: 200

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Can guys get liposuction?

Dr. Ryan Diederich frequently performs liposuction for male patients. Their areas of concern often include:

  • Double chin
  • Chest (man boobs)
  • Upper back
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Belly

Dr. Diederich takes special care to enhance his male patients’ musculature and sculpt contours that enhance their masculinity.

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How is liposuction completed?

Before the procedure, the areas of liposuction are marked as a guide to plan the appropriate treatment. Liposuction is able to specifically target areas that you want treated. Medication is infiltrated in the target area through very small access points and is completed with minimal to no scarring. Some men and women may be good candidates for CoolSculpting®, a nonsurgical fat reduction treatment that produces less dramatic results than liposuction but requires no downtime.

Liposuction can be completed as an in-office procedure or in the operating room depending on each patient’s needs.

How long for results?

Your results will slowly become apparent as the swelling and fluid retention reside. It can take a few months or up to one year for the swelling to fully resolve. With continued practices of healthy diet and fitness, the fatty tissue should be permanently removed.

Complications Regarding Liposuction

As with any procedure, there are risks. Fortunately, with Liposuction, these risks are minimal. These include but are not limited to:

  • Uneven contours
  • Rippling or loose skin
  • Skin or nerve damage
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Infection
  • Fat clots
  • Blood clots
  • Excessive fluid loss or fluid accumulation
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Thermal burn or heat injury from ultrasound with the ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty technique
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Change in skin sensation
  • Skin discoloration or swelling
  • Asymmetry
  • Pain, which may persist
  • Damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs, and abdominal organs
  • Poor wound healing
  • Persistent swelling in the legs
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Possibility of revisional surgery

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ryan Diederich

Dr. Diederich is a Southern Illinois native realizing his dream of giving back to the community. He helps patients feel and look their best with his surgical skills and compassionate care.

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Now What?

Dr. Ryan Diederich is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in a range of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery in Glen Carbon, IL. If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon east of St. Louis, you can schedule a consultation online, or call us at (618) 288-7855 to schedule an appointment. A $200 consultation fee will be collected to reserve your appointment.

For more information see the American Society of Plastic Surgery topic “Liposuction”

*This article is intended as a guideline only. This is not intended as medical advice. There are no guarantees written or implied from the information presented here. Only a consultation can provide an appropriate evaluation and discussion regarding any procedure. Refer to your physician for medical decision making and advice.