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5 Tips To Improve Scarring After A Mommy Makeover

There’s no getting around it: whenever the skin is cut, the body will form a scar when it heals. When Dr. Tjelmeland talks to patients about a mommy makeover, Austin moms are usually very concerned about making sure that their incision scars are as invisible as possible. While there are some things out of your …


Do Hairlines Shift After A Facelift?

One of the main priorities for our patients who want to get a facelift is that they get gorgeous, natural-looking results. Patients don’t want to get that “pulled tight” look that’s typical for older facelifts and instead just want their face to look fresh and younger after their facelift. Austin patients also want to be …


Can a Mommy Makeover Reduce My Stretch Marks?

Some of our absolute favorite patients to work with are our mommy makeover patients. Austin moms know the incredible toll that pregnancy puts on their bodies and we love helping moms get their pre-pregnancy bodies back. Stretch marks are a common effect that happens during pregnancy. Whether they’re on the abdomen, the breasts, legs, or …


Are Facelift Results Permanent?

One question that many patients ask us is if their facelift results are permanent. While our patients will certainly look refreshed, younger, and more rested, their bodies and skin will still continue to age after their facelift. Austin patients will usually be able to enjoy the results of their facelift for years–depending on certain factors. …


Why Should I Avoid The Sun After A Facelift?

It goes without saying that every single patient who works with Dr. Tjelmeland for their facelift wants to get the best possible results. Dr. Tjelmeland himself has built his entire cutting-edge practice on helping patients achieve their goals and get the kind of beautiful, natural-looking results that they’ve dreamed of. However, patients’ results will depend …


Where Are The Incisions Made For A Facelift?

For our patients who want to refresh their appearance and achieve a more youthful looking face, one of the most popular options is a facelift. Austin patients who have sagging skin around their eyelids and neck, or unsightly wrinkles near their mouths and eyes, can look years younger with a facelift. However, one of the …


What Happens If I Gain Weight After Coolsculpting?

While almost everyone is at least familiar with the idea of liposuction, few people know about a non-invasive, fast, easy, and powerful procedure called CoolSculpting. Austin patients that have worked hard to lose weight with diet and exercise often are frustrated by small pockets of stubborn fat that just won’t disappear. For these patients, CoolSculpting …


How Long Do The Results From Coolsculpting Last?

Eating healthy and exercising regularly are great ways to stay healthy and lose weight. But even with that kind of healthy lifestyle, there can be areas of stubborn fat that just don’t want to go away. For our patients who want to eliminate those last little “problem areas,” one of the quickest and easiest ways …


How Does Coolsculpting Compare To Liposuction?

You eat healthily. You exercise regularly. You’ve lost some weight and are starting to get the body you’ve always wanted. But you still have some stubborn areas of fat around your waist, thighs, buttocks, and arms. No matter how strenuously you work out or how healthy you eat, you just can’t seem to get rid …


How Do I Prepare For My Mommy Makeover?

We firmly believe that all moms deserve to look their best after they finish pregnancy and breastfeeding. Only a mother can truly appreciate how incredibly grueling the entire process is. Despite eating healthy and exercising, many moms are still unhappy with how their bodies look. Drooping breasts and sagging skin on the tummy, along with …


How Many Treatments Are Needed to Get the Results I Want with CoolSculpting?

Have you heard of CoolSculpting? This non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedure is performed at Dr. Tjelmeland’s Austin office. CoolSculpting freezes fat cells; eventually killing them and giving you a sleeker, more contoured look. And the most incredible part is, there are no knives, needles or anesthesia involved! Austin patients can even resume their normal activities immediately …


How Young is “Too Young” For a Facelift?

If you are showing signs of aging in Austin, including wrinkles and saggy, droopy skin, you may be considering getting a facelift. But if you’re in your 40s or younger, you might be wondering, “Am I old enough to get a facelift?” A facelift is a plastic surgery procedure that makes you look younger by …


How Long Will Blepharoplasty Results Last?

If you’re an Austin resident with tired or droopy looking eyes, you may be considering blepharoplasty, or surgery of the upper eyelid, lower eyelid or both. After all, nobody wants to walk around looking like they are overtired, older than they actually are or un-alert. Blepharoplasty can work wonders on your face, giving your bright …


How Does CoolSculpting Work?

If you’re in Austin, and you haven’t yet heard of CoolSculpting, read on as Meridian Plastic Surgery Center explains how this unique, FDA-cleared procedure can help you target problem areas and freeze away unwanted fat cells for good! What is CoolSculpting? CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, non-invasive, outpatient procedure that uses specialized hand-held technology that is …


How Can My Nasal Hump Be Removed?

Do you have an unsightly nasal hump on your nose that you would like removed? Are you considering rhinoplasty, or a nose job, in Austin but don’t know where to begin? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Austin Dr. Tjelmeland of Meridian Plastic Surgery Center performs several rhinoplasty surgeries every year, and he’s here …


What Will My Blepharoplasty Scars Look Like?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that many Austin patients elect to have to improve the appearance of their eyes and upper and lower eyelids. Eye contact is so important in our culture, and blepharoplasty can help ensure that people are looking right into your eyes, and not at unsightly, sagging skin around …


What Parts of the Face Does a Facelift Correct?

Are you considering a facelift in Austin? If so, you may be wondering which of your facial features a facelift can correct. Can a facelift help with your wrinkles? Your sagging skin? Your neck? Read on as Austin Dr. Tjelmeland of Meridian Plastic Surgery explains what parts of the face a facelift corrects, and what …


How Effective is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an exciting new cosmetic procedure performed by Austin Dr. Tjelmeland at his Meridian Plastic Surgery Center Office. With this outpatient procedure carried out in Dr. Tjemeland’s Austin office, fat cells are frozen and killed, then eliminated by your body’s own natural elimination process. The result is a permanent fat reduction in the targeted …


How Can Blepharoplasty Correct My Under-Eye Bags?

It has often been said, “the eyes are the windows to the soul,” so it’s no wonder that Austin patients want to have aesthetically pleasing eyes that draw people in. You can have the most beautiful irises around, but if you have unsightly under-eye bags, the people you meet may be focusing on what’s underneath …


Can I Get a Browlift and Blepharoplasty at the Same Time?

Your eyes make a significant impact on your overall appearance. If they look rested and if your eyelids look smooth-skinned, you will give people a very different impression about your age and physical state than if your eyes are tired-looking, heavy-lidded, or wrinkled. Austin blepharoplasty patients can resolve these conditions through surgery. Dr. Tjelmeland may …


How Can I Get Natural-Looking Results with a Facelift?

Chances are that you have seen an Austin facelift patient whose looks seem drawn and unnatural. This “wind-swept” appearance undermines the whole purpose of a facelift: change that is subtle, effective, and attractive. Poor surgical techniques often lead to this type of result. The good news is that a skilled surgeon can usually prevent these …


What Procedures Can I Get with a Mommy Makeover?

You’ve given so much in creating a family. A mommy makeover is about rejuvenating your body after this incredible sacrifice: restoring your figure following pregnancy and breastfeeding. Dr. Tjelmeland tailors every Austin mommy makeover to the patient. When you come in for a visit, you’ll have an opportunity to discuss the areas of your body …


Will Having Children After a Tummy Tuck Affect My Results?

Tummy tuck focuses on removing excess skin and fat from the abdomen, giving you a slimmer, sleeker contour. The surgery will not affect your ability to have children in any way. That said, Austin tummy tuck patients will likely lose the benefits of their surgery during pregnancy. This has to do with the way that …


Will Tummy Tuck Surgery Help Me Lose Weight?

Tummy tuck surgery can provide you with a trimmer, more attractive figure by reducing the size of your abdomen. While it isn’t designed as a weight-loss procedure, it can eliminate both physical and emotional obstacles to weight loss. Dr. Tjelmeland will typically recommend that Austin tummy tuck patients have the procedure after they are already …


How Long After Breastfeeding Should You Have Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery by Meridian Plastic Surgery can help you achieve your goals for personal beauty. In particular, it is an excellent option for many women who, following pregnancy and breastfeeding: Lost volume in their breasts. Experienced sagging. Have loose skin and thin tissue. Whether you are planning to have Austin breast augmentation surgery or …


How to Choose a Size for Your Breast Augmentation

Dr. Tjelmeland helps breast augmentation patients achieve fuller breasts and a more attractive figure. During your initial consultation together, a lot of your conversation will center on the goals that you want to accomplish through surgery, your increase in size being one of the most important. So, how do you select the right size for …


When Should I Get a Breast Augmentation Revision?

Breast augmentation can help women achieve fuller breasts and a more contoured body. However, some patients can experience changes after their procedure that require follow-up surgery. With an Austin breast augmentation revision, Dr. Tjelmeland can typically resolve the concerns that patients have, whether they have had a procedure with low-quality results through another plastic surgeon …


Will a Breast Augmentation Decrease Your Sensitivity?

Surgery can cause some changes in how sensitive your breasts or nipples are. For most Austin breast augmentation patients, these changes are temporary, though there are cases in which women lose sensitivity permanently. Some of the factors that affect loss of sensitivity are related to your body type and breast structure. However, the strategy that …


How Does Breast Reduction Surgery Work?

At Meridian Plastic Surgery, our goal for Austin breast reduction patients is more than decreasing the size of their breasts. It’s creating a more attractive shape and appearance, achieving a more comfortable size and proportions, and eliminating symptoms such as neck and back pain. Here’s an overview of Dr. Tjelmeland’s process… Initial Consultation for Breast …


Silicone vs. Saline: Choosing Breast Implants

One of the reasons that Austin breast implant patients select Meridian Plastic Surgery is the supportive guidance we offer. During your initial consultation, Dr. Tjelmeland will learn about the goals that you are trying to achieve with breast augmentation and evaluate your body’s proportions, skin elasticity, and other factors. Based on this information, he will …


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Breast Surgery is Ideal for Winter Months

Tips for Living Healthy and Looking Great Breast Surgery is Ideal for Winter Months As the winter months pass and spring months approach, there’s another season on top of many minds — swimsuit season. If you have been considering getting a breast augmentation, this can be the ideal time. Winter months provide the perfect opportunity …


Botox Injections for Reduced Underarm Sweating

Tips for Living Healthy and Looking Great 50% Off Laser Hair Removal, Including Packages Valid Through June 30th STAY COOL THIS SUMMER WITH BOTOX INJECTIONS FOR REDUCED UNDERARM SWEATING Most people know how they can benefit from Botox for wrinkles on their forehead and around their eyes. But they may be surprised to learn that …


Breast Lift Options for Fuller Breasts

Look and Feel Your Best 20% Off Select Skin Care Treatments, Including Packages, Through March 16th: Laser Hair Removal Photofacials Microdermabrasion Chemical Peels Breast Lift Options for Fuller Breasts Whether due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations, age or simply heredity, some women find a breast lift is the best way to regain the volume and shape …


Mommy Makeover – is it Right For You?

You’re eating right and exercising, but getting your body back into shape after having a baby goes beyond just losing a few pounds. With more women becoming pregnant in their 30s and 40s, the process of getting a leaner, fitter body can become even more difficult. Most women gain between 25-35 pounds during a pregnancy, …


New Surgical Advances in Rhinoplasty Improves Resutls

I recently attended the UT Southwestern Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium, regarded as one of the premiere rhinoplasty teaching conferences in the world. This international meeting brings together leading plastic surgeons every year to share cutting-edge techniques for nose surgery. New technology and surgical advances are improving patient outcomes for the most complex cases, as well as …


Specials on Laser Hair Removal Treatments

Specials on Laser Hair Removal Treatments Through March 31st: $49 for Small Areas $99 for Large Areas Get Smooth For Summer! Summer will be here before we know it, so start planning now to show off your skin with laser hair removal packages at Meridian Skin Care Clinic. With different lasers available, we’re able to …


Easier Scheduling for Botox®

Our clients love the results they get from Botox®, so we’re making it easier than ever to schedule appointments for those Botox® emergencies. Our board-certified physician assistant, Cynthia Villacis, performs Botox treatments daily. Please contact Cynthia to schedule a treatment by email at cindy@meridiansurgery.com or call (512) 617-7500. Botox injections deliver a fast, effective way …


New Options & Shorter Recoveries for Facelifts

Thanks to everyone who attended our Open House in July. What a great turnout! We thoroughly enjoyed showing off the new Skin Care Clinic, visiting with new clients and catching up with friends we’ve known for years. We’ll let you know when we plan our next event, so we can give away more of your …


Facial Rejuvenation and Body Contouring Advances

We hope you’re enjoying our newsletter on ways you can be your best self. Every month we’ll bring you news on exciting developments in cosmetic surgery, including new products, innovative technology and the latest surgical methods that we’re bringing to our clients for greater patient care. NOW AVAILABLE: LATISSE DELIVERS LONGER, THICKER LASHES There have …


Reducing Pain Durring Tummy Tuck Recovery

New advancements in medical technology are dramatically changing cosmetic surgery. Read on for exciting new ways Dr. Kelly Tjelmeland is shortening recovery time and minimizing discomfort for his patients. EXCITING ADVANCEMENTS DRAMATICALLY DECREASE PAIN AFTER TUMMY TUCK SURGERY Anyone who has seriously considered a tummy tuck has certainly wondered, “Isn’t this recovery going to be …


Injectable Fillers & Spider Vein Removal

As we start the new year with renewed energy toward looking and feeling our best, we hope you’ll enjoy our monthly newsletter containing valuable health tips and news on the latest advances in cosmetic surgery. Read on for ways to be your best in the coming year! Choosing the Right Injectable Filler Injectable fillers are …