Melanie L. Petro, MD is a cosmetic surgeon providing state of the art surgical and non-surgical options for the face and body in Birmingham, Alabama.
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.
Dr. Petro attended Medical School in her hometown, Jackson, Mississippi. 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.
After completing a General Surgery Internship, Dr. Petro followed her interest in cosmetic surgery by completing her residency in Otolaryngology/ Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Mississippi. She authored several scientific publications and was very active in research throughout her training.
Following residency, she completed a Fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery of the face and body at the McCollough Plastic Surgery Clinic, under the direction of Stephen E. Metzinger, MD, FACS in Gulf Shores, Alabama. During this fellowship, she trained intensively in breast and body contouring, as well as minimally invasive techniques.
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.
While the Gulf Shores Clinic provided a superior work environment, the opportunity to create her own surgical practice and MedSpa in Birmingham was just irresistible. She relocated to Birmingham and opened Petro Cosmetic Surgery & Tivoli MedSpa …fulfilling a life-long vision. Fresh flowers, bright colors and a modern flair welcome you to an exceptional experience. “I want people to feel comfortable from the minute they walk through the door.”
Dr. Petro is Board Certified in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Dr. Petro performs surgery in a fully accredited AAAHC office based Surgery Center, the Vestavia Surgical Center, where she serves as Medical Director. The AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation is a symbol to others that a surgical practice is committed to providing high-quality care in a safe environment and that it has demonstrated its commitment by satisfying the Accreditation Association's rigorous standards.