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.

Facelift Surgery

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What is Facelift Surgery?

At MidAmerica Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ryan Diederich performs facelift surgery in Glen Carbon to correct signs of aging on the face and neck. The face is one of the first places to start showing the signs of aging. Gravity and diminished volume both play a role in the formation of wrinkles on the face and neck. Facelift surgery helps patients from Maryville, Edwardsville, and around St. Louis minimize settling and wrinkles associated with natural aging by smoothing the skin, tightening tissue, and removing excess skin.

This procedure is a combination of other procedures that are customized to fit each patient’s goals and anatomy. Dr. Ryan Diederich will discuss all options to help restore a more youthful profile to your face and neck during a personalized consultation.


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Case #30

67-year-old female wanted a more youthful appearance. Dr. Diederich achieved by performing a lower eyelid blepharoplasty, face and neck lift, peri oral phenol peel, and facial fat grafting. 
Before & After Facelift Case 307 Left Side View in Glen Carbon, IL
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Case #307

Dr. Diederich completed a full face lift plus upper/lower eyelid lift to give this 64-year-old a fully rejuvenated look. 
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Case #109

66-year-old female who came to Dr. Diederich for a rejuvenated look. Dr. Diederich performed a face and neck lift to achieve this patient's results. 
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Case #385

This patient underwent both a facelift and neck lift procedure by Dr. Ryan Diederich. Results are 7 months post-op.

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

What Are the Benefits of Facelift Surgery?

A facelift from MidAmerica Plastic Surgery can:

  • Correct settling in the face to create a more youthful appearance.
  • Minimize the appearance of creases below the eyelids and around the corners of the mouth.
  • Help minimize “frown lines.”
  • Help fix the appearance of a “double chin.”
  • Improve jowls.
  • Create a more relaxed appearance.

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Before the Facelift Surgery

Prior to facelift surgery at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery, you may be asked to:

  • Get lab testing and have a medical assessment completed.
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications, as recommended.
  • Stop smoking well in advance of surgery.
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding (if OK with your primary care physician. If not, please let us know).
  • Get your pre- and post-surgery checklist.
  • Pre-Op instructions will be provided before the procedure. Please read these thoroughly for additional information.

The Day of the Facelift Surgery

  • Completed as an outpatient or with hospital stay depending on your particular needs.
  • Nothing to eat or drink the day of surgery.
  • You will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours.

After the Facelift Surgery

  • Recovery is patient dependent.
  • After the procedure, your face and neck may be wrapped in order to minimize swelling and bruising.
  • Post-Op Instructions will be provided before the procedure. Please keep these close throughout recovery.

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Complications from Facelift Surgery

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

  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Correctable hair loss at the incisions
  • Facial nerve injury with weakness
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Skin loss
  • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
  • Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Pain, which may persist
  • Skin contour irregularities
  • Skin discoloration, sensitivity or swelling
  • Sutures may spontaneously surface through the skin, become visible or produce irritation that require removal
  • Unsatisfactory results may include asymmetry, unsatisfactory surgical scar location, unacceptable visible deformities at the ends of the incisions (It may be necessary to perform additional surgery to improve your results)
  • 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. Consultation fee goes towards your procedure when you book your surgery with Dr. Diederich.

*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.