Dr. Kelly Tjelmeland

Dr. Kelly Tjelmeland (pronounced chel-muh-land) is a Board Certified plastic surgeon and founder of Meridian Plastic Surgery Center. He received his medical degree and subsequent General Surgery and Plastic Surgery training at Baylor College of Medicine at the Texas Medical Center in Houston.

During his medical school and residency training, Dr. Tjelmeland was recognized with awards for Overall excellence in Surgical Training, Award for Excellence in Plastic Surgery Training, and Excellence in Resident Teaching. His plastic surgery residency in the Texas Medical Center included training at The Methodist Hospital; St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital; The Texas Institute of Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR), the nation’s largest Veteran’s Administration Hospital; Ben Taub General Hospital and trauma center; M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; and Texas Children’s Hospital, the world’s largest children’s hospital.

Originally from Iowa, Dr. Tjelmeland moved to Austin and graduated from Westlake High School. He attended The University of Texas at Austin and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Following his medical training, Dr. Tjelmeland returned to Austin to begin his surgical practice.

Dr. Tjelmeland has been named to the Texas Super Doctors list as published in Texas Monthly for 15 years.  He is also published in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured at state and national conferences.  In addition to being Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Tjelmeland is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Texas Medical Association.

Dr. Tjelmeland offers a full range of cosmetic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation, liposuction, body contour surgery, and complete facial plastic surgery.

Dr. Tjelmeland and his staff are dedicated to providing each patient with unparalleled personal care and individualized attention to achieve optimal surgical results.

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