Austin Plastic Surgeon
4220 Bull Creek Road
Austin, Texas 78731 US

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5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

I Love the Results of my Blepharoplasty and Browlift

The procedure was completely worth the expense. At 46 I became obsessed about the lowering of my brow and wrinkling around my upper and lower lids. The procedure easily made me look about 40 again! Obviously I wouldn't have pursued the procedure if there wasn't a certain degree of vanity associated with the desired results. So I am quite pleased. The recovery was simple with almost no...

5 out of 5 stars Male Tummy Tuck

Male Tummy Tuck W/ Gynecomastia - Austin, TX

I underwent a tummy tuck and gynecomastia on 10/4. So far everything has been just as I've read here. I've been reading this site pretty much 24/7 since about two weeks before my surgery. The one thing I did not read about and wanted to bring to light is an issue I had that I did not expect. So far, it has not been the pain that has kept me down, I've been off the pain mess since day 3 po...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck with Lipo of Flanks and Upper Thighs - In 2 Days! - Austin, TX

I am having my procedure in 2 days - a tt with lipo of flanks and upper thighs in addition to an umbilical hernia repair. I have three kids (16,13,4). I am in great health and am hoping that recovery isn't too difficult. I will have help from my husband and mother-in-law for a week (love them!). I made a trip to Costco to load up the freezer, and have been cleaning and doing laundry all...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Removal and Replacement of my Implants - Austin, TX

I decided to have surgery with Dr. Tjelmeland after many of my friends/family had had procedures with him and I saw the results first hand. He removed my old implants and put new silicone ones in and I cant believe the improvement in shape. He seems to be a perfectionist and I really like that about him. The office staff was great and highly recommend him!

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Flat Stomach After Liposuction - Austin, TX

I did a lot of research before choosing Dr. Tjelmeland. After interviewing 3 different plastic surgeons, I chose Dr. Tjelmeland based on his experience and professionalism. He and his assistant were kind and caring. I felt so relaxed and confident as I went into surgery. After the surgery .... wow! I finally have a flat stomach! Everything went fine and I look great! Dr. Tjelmeland is the only...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Best Thing I've Done for Myself - Austin, TX

I haven't been on this site since I wrote about my experience after Dr. Tjelmeland re-did my breasts a couple of years ago. I just wanted to rave about him and is staff again after some recent liposuction, which I thought I'd never do. I'm a thin person (I am 5'7" and weigh 127lbs.) and just have always hated the shape of my hips. It's not a lot of fat at all so I never thought I wanted to go...

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Wish I Would Have Done It Sooner! - Austin, TX

I had lipo at Meridian Surgery Center with Dr Kelly Tjelmeland and I am so happy with my results. I just wish I would have done it sooner, rather than being miserable for so long with the love handles and the stomach pooch from going through menopause. I recommend Meridian to all my friends that comment on my body.

5 out of 5 stars Mohs Surgery

Excision of a Basal Cell Carcinoma - Austin, TX

Dr. Tjelmeland's expertise is well known to me. My wife, mother and daughter have all been to him for various procedures. I was diagnosed with a basal cell carcinoma just lateral to my left eye in the temporal area in November of 2014. I was worked in to see him and Cindy - he and every single one of his staff are professional and caring. He excised a nickel sized basal cell ca with superb...

5 out of 5 stars Eye Bags Treatment

Looking Tired All the Time - Austin, TX

Dr. Tjelmeland did my mother's facelift . He's also performed my wife's tummy tuck - both with excellent outcome. I was constantly being told I looked tired so I easily scheduled an appt with him. He injected filler into my tear troughs In November 2014 and I'm very pleased with the results. I'll definitely go back to him.

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

Breast Augmentation Sientra 405 Hp and Hernia Repair :) - Austin, TX

Sientra 405 HP silicone smooth round From 34A to 34C (or small D) Hernia repair - Had a slight hole and he fixed it and made my belly button cute :) I was one of the patients driving myself nuts over size and I am definitely glad I chose the size I did. I haven't had kids and that is probably the main reason that I chose on the smaller side of the 400 cc's because I knew they would...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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$50. Mention RealSelf upon booking the consultation.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1988
    Medical: MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1993
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX, 1996
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX, 1999

Treatments offered at Meridian Plastic Surgery Center

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I Have Noticed in Some of the After Pictures, Some Patients Have More of a Boyish Shape and No Curves. What Causes This?

Each patient's body shape is different and everyone will get a different result based on their natural body shape. Liposuction of the hips and flanks... READ MORE

How Do You Massage Breasts After Breast Augmentation?

Your surgeon will instruct you on how to massage your breasts, how often to massage, and when to begin. Typically we instruct our patients to push... READ MORE

How Long Should You Wear Your Binder/garment for After a Tummytuck?

A compression garment is used to help control excessive swelling and edema after surgery. Without one, your swelling will take longer to resolve. I... READ MORE

How Much Does Breast Implant Revision Cost?

The cost of breast revision surgery can vary greatly depending on the complexity of the surgery. It can range from a revision of the fold (as in your... READ MORE

Can I Still Have the Hernia Removed Even Though I Have Already Had the TT?

Yes you can definitely have your umbilical hernia repaired after a Tummy Tuck. Usually this is repaired at the same time as the tummy tuck but... READ MORE

How Long Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Swelling Last?

A lot of the swelling usually resolves by 6-8 weeks, but it can sometimes take a full six months for the swelling to fully resolve. Generally swelling... READ MORE

40 days post op, How Long Will a Seroma Last After Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

Seromas, or fluid collections under the skin or other tissue, are not uncommon after a Tummy Tuck procedure. These are in no way dangerous. Usually... READ MORE

Concerns About Tummy Tuck for Stretch Marks

Usually if a patient has a lot of stretch marks, there is more skin and more skin laxity than there seems. Especially if there are stretch marks above... READ MORE

How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?

The price for a breast lift can vary greatly depending on the type of lift you need, as well as the demographic area in which you live. It is a good... READ MORE

Pain, Swelling, Nipple Sensitivity After Breast Augmentation Surgery

It is common to have some nipple sensitivity after a breast augmentation. This is usually due to tissue stretching and nerve stretching that occurs... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Tjelmeland

Kelly E. Tjelmeland, MD has shared 87 before and after pictures with 71 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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