Dr. Melanie Petro is quadruple board-certified and fellowship trained, which means she has several more years of surgical training and experience than most facial plastic surgeons. Her unique combination of Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, and Cosmetic Surgery training allows her to provide unrivaled expertise in facial plastic and cosmetic surgery. She is also a member of numerous prestigious surgical societies, most of which require nomination and thorough evaluation for membership.
She first became interested in a surgical career while operating beside her father. She was most interested in the finest details of the operation. “Becoming a surgeon was the easiest decision of my life; I could not imagine myself doing anything else,” she recalls. Her patients love her for her honesty and sincerity. Being a woman brings a level of comfort and understanding that creates a unique opportunity to discuss your concerns with a doctor who empathizes and supports you. Combined with an excellent supporting staff, this is the place to start your journey back to yourself.
A surgeon can be judged on three criteria: training, qualifications, and results. Dr. Petro received her medical degree from The University of Mississippi, where she won awards for her surgical excellence. Dr. Petro completed her residency in head and neck/otolaryngology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She was then accepted into the prestigious Cosmetic Surgery fellowship at the McCollough Plastic Surgery Clinic. Following her Fellowship, Dr. Petro was invited to continue her association with the McCollough Plastic Surgery Clinic, where she performed cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. In addition, she served as the Medical Director of the MedSpa where she provided non-surgical options for rejuvenation. She spent an exceptional amount of time obtaining further training in advanced injectable and laser techniques to provide state-of-the-art care to her patients whose concerns were best met through non-surgical options.
In an industry in which board certification in plastic surgery is a minimum, Dr. Petro separates herself with quadruple-board certification in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, cosmetic surgery and vein and venous medicine. This is a very rare combination reflecting achievement in the rigorous examination process. Dr. Petro is the only such surgeon in the area and one of only a handful in the country with this level of certification. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
While Dr. Petro is ideally qualified to perform the full range of cosmetic surgery, she has a particular interest in facial surgery. As a member of the American Association of Facial Plastic Surgery—whose central focus is quoted as noting – “You can trust your face to this surgeon”. This expertise includes facial rejuvenation such as cervicoplasty (necklift), rhytidectomy (facelift), rhinoplasty (nose job), and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). A focus on natural results after facial rejuvenation and functional breathing after rhinoplasty are examples of her synergistic approach to surgery.
Dr. Petro also takes pride in tailoring the care of each and every patient. This means she offers the full range of nonsurgical care to those patients that are not ready for a surgical treatment or are in the “maintenance” stage after surgical facial rejuvenation. We offer Sculptra, Juvederm, Radiesse, Voluma, Belotero, and fat grafting. Dr. Petro is the ONLY full-time injector in our practice, ensuring that a doctor treats patients each and every time.
She also offers the latest advanced techniques in laser and skin treatments. Whether laser hair removal, laser skin tightening, cellulite treatments, chemical peels or a relaxing facial, we have a fully trained staff of nurses and medical aestheticians who offer a full range of skin care to enhance results.
With every type of procedure that Dr. Petro performs, she is dedicated to giving you results that look natural, yet attractive.
Over the years, Dr. Petro has brought a new level of expertise and a much-needed female perspective to the facial plastic and cosmetic surgery market. While Petro Cosmetic Surgery has grown into a destination spot for many patients—patients traveling from all over to experience Petro Cosmetic Surgery and the many services offered. Dr. Petro comes highly recommended by her previous patients. In their testimonials patients rave about Dr. Petro’s “wonderful personality”, “compassion,” “friendly,” “professional,” and “attentive” demeanor. Dr. Petro takes her profession very seriously and makes every effort to ensure her patients feel absolutely comfortable and at ease. Her patients appreciate that she thoroughly explains all procedures and answers questions in an understandable way. Patients say Dr. Petro is “the most wonderful doctor” and they “couldn’t be happier with the results” of their procedures.
What questions do you have about us? Contact our office to schedule your consultation with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Melanie Petro near Birmingham, Alabama.