Are you concerned by the stubborn fat, despite a strict regimen of diet and exercise? If so, Kelly E. Tjelmeland, M.D. is a highly skilled, board-certified liposuction specialist that can help. Liposuction surgery (“lipoplasty”) is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. This body contouring technique is frequently performed by Austin liposuction surgeon Dr. Tjelmeland at Meridian Plastic Surgery Center.

Dr. Tjelmeland is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). At our private ambulatory plastic surgery center in Austin, Dr. Tjelmeland dedicates his time to each and every patient. He helps them achieve exceptional results when undergoing liposuction plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures.

More about liposuction

Also known as “suction-assisted lipectomy,” liposuction is designed to surgically remove excess fat deposits from the abdomen, hips or thighs. This, in turn, can significantly enhance your figure.

To receive optimal results, you may also consider Dr. Tjelmeland as your tummy tuck expert. A tummy tuck, or “abdominoplasty,” will tighten the patient’s abdominal muscles and help to produce a flatter stomach.

Our experienced cosmetic surgery expert of Austin, Texas upholds patient care by understanding the personal goals of each individual.

Our liposuction patients may make ideal candidates for this body sculpting procedure based on their: 

  • Amount of excess fat deposits
  • Expectations and goals
  • Medical history
  • Physical condition
  • Skin elasticity

When performing liposuction and tummy tuck together, Dr. Tjelmeland utilizes the harmonic scalpel, which offers patients less pain, swelling, and bruising, as well as a quicker recovery.

At our plastic surgery center of Austin, ultrasonic liposuction or VASER liposelection are often used for removing fat of the flanks and back. Dr. Tjelmeland can also perform facial liposuction for patients who would like to achieve a more defined facial contour.

Am I good candidate for liposuction?

Ideal candidates for liposuction are those who are of normal weight and possess firm, elastic skin; yet, they have pockets of excess fat in certain areas. No matter the procedure you’re considering, an individual seeking plastic surgery should be physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in his or her expectations.

To learn more about options in cosmetic liposuction in Austin, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Tjelmeland. Before your visit, feel free to view liposuction before and after photos, featuring some of our patients’ results.

Austin residents can contact Dr. Tjelmeland’s practice by calling (512) 617-7500 or sending us an e-mail to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation.