Birmingham Facial Plastic Surgeon
905 Montgomery Highway, Suite 101
Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35216 US
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CoolSculpting- No surgery. No Downtime
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Flat Tummy - Vestavia, AL

Dr. Melanie Petro is a highly skilled surgeon who has been blessed with the hands of an artist and a heart of compassion. Her friendly demeanor and beautiful facility create an atmosphere unlike any physician's office I have ever visited. The aptly named day spa, Tivoli inspires the patients to relax and consider the time spent there a mini vacation. Dr. Petro has performed several procedures for me and I have always been very pleased. I have recommended her to several family members and friends who have also been pleased with their results.

5 out of 5 stars CO2 Laser

Aging Skin Renewed - Birmingham, AL

She caring and efficient. Nice to have that in a doctor. She does the right thing for you as a patient, not the same thing for every patient.

5 out of 5 stars Liposculpture

Amazing - Vestavia Hills, AL

For the first time in 5 years since my abdominal surgery for cancer and the creation of scar tissue and a lump belly that would not go away with any amount of exercise. Dr. Petro was the first Physician that performed lipo and removal of scar tissue and today I am wearing a bathing suit and not worried how my stomach looks because it looks amazing! I am so thankful to Dr. Petro for bringing back my body due to surgery over 5 years ago. My stomach is flat! I have always been small but after the abdominal surgery I was unable to loose the rolls --but Dr. Petro was a perfectionist making sure she removed the scar tissue by lipo to smooth out my stomach. Thank You Dr. Petro. I owe you forever!

5 out of 5 stars Voluma

Drawn Tired Looking Face. Birmingham, AL

Very honest and caring. No pain at all. The results - Fabulous!!! Highly recommend Dr. Petro!

5 out of 5 stars Botox

52 Yo That Looks Alot Better

Dr. Petro took her time to make sure she understood what was bothering me. Gave me a game plan and I've seen nothing but results everyday :)

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Wonderful - Birmingham, AL

Dr. Petro was very nice and knowledgeable about the treatments she provides. I like the fact that she is a woman and knows how a woman's idiosyncrasies can be about herself. I would refer anyone to anyone. She offered me many options for treatment and made me feel very comfortable being a patient and in her hands as a doctor.

5 out of 5 stars Vein Treatment

pain free legs -Birmingham, AL

She is great, has the best bed side manner. She will talk to you as long as she needs to and makes you feel good about your self and her staff cares about the people they see every day. I would send every one I know to her.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Wonderful Experience - Birmingham, AL

Dr. Petro was able to that for me. She is the most compassionate yet honest doctor I have ever been to. I went into her office for Botox and received the best possible treatment. Her injection technique is essentially pain free. Her office is beautiful and staff is very friendly. I left her office feeling like a brand new woman.

My Experience with Botox - Birmingham, AL

Dr. Petro is a great surgeon and has a fantastic repertoire with her patients. I highly recommend her.

Dr. Melanie Petro is the Best for Botox & Juvederm! - Birmingham, AL

I've had botox and juvederm from serveral different doctors and she is the best. She has so much experience, and an amazing sense of how to tranform your face injectibles. I will use her from now on even though I ahve to travel to see her. As they say, no one knows a woman like another woman...and it is so true.

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Personal Statement

I appreciate how the world views and pressures women to look good, young & rested all the while caring for children, older parents, and finding little time to take care of ourselves.
I love helping and watching as women find their way back to themselves.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Florida State University, 1996
    Medical: MD, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2006
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Fellowship: McCollough Plastic Surgery Clinic, with Dr. Stephen Metzinger

Treatments offered at Petro Facial Plastic Surgery & MedSpa

Most popular answers from Melanie L. Petro, MD

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What is the recovery like for Kybella injections?

You can expect to be swollen after your treatment. Difficult to say how long it will last but you could certainly go to work. You can minimize... READ MORE

I have a dimple chin. I was wondering what filler I could use for that? To fill it in and I wanted my lips fuller (Photo)

Botox will soften the appearance of the skin by relaxing the muscle underneath- that is the first step- filler alone will look odd as the muscles... READ MORE

4 Days Post Rhinoplasty: Nose Supposed to be Upturned and Isn't

It is way too soon to judge anything. Be patient. I know it is hard- maybe the hardest part because your anticipation has been building and now that... READ MORE

I want to remove some crows feet and freshen my age a little. What's the best solution? (Photos)

We use Volbella under the eyes to give you that fresh look.  Volbella can help diminish lines and dark circles under the eyes.  One treatment can l... READ MORE

How long does "beaten up" pain last after CoolSculpting to abdomen?

Thank goodness the newer applicators were used, or the pain would be worse. You had a lot treated in one day, so it is perfectly normal to feel sore... READ MORE

Do I go for the mini face and neck lift even though 2 PS said I don't need it? 45, thin, no volume in face. (photo)

The most important thing is how you feel- there is more skin in your neck than can be significantly with non-surgical options- however it can be ... READ MORE

What can I do for lower eyelid fine lines/wrinkles caused by crying? (Photos)

You are way to young to be crying.  please find a professional that can help you.  life is short & you are young.   READ MORE

Cheekbones. Would a facelift help or would I need implants?

You look like you are young!  consider fillers like Voluma or even Volbella in the tear trough- hard to tell from the pictures but looks like volume ... READ MORE

Fillers for tear trough? (photo)

Absolutely filler will help- the skin is thin- so a very well trained injector is essential to avoid complications.I use Volbella exclusively in the... READ MORE

Chin and submental lipo results (Photo)

If you can squeeze fat under your chin- more can be done such as coolsculpting or kybella- I cannot tell the position of your larynx "voice box" from... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Petro

Melanie L. Petro, MD has shared 75 before and after pictures with 257 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Watch This Doctor Achieve a Brow Lift By Self-Botoxing

Dr. Melanie Petro explains her process for how and where Botox should be placed to achieve lifted brows. WATCH VIDEO

Lip Augmentation: Do's and Don'ts

Dr. Melanie Petro talks about natural lip fillers and illustrates where some celebrity procedures may have gone wrong. WATCH VIDEO

Benefits of the ProFractional Laser

Dr. Melanie Petro discusses the many uses of the Sciton ProFractional laser and how celebrity Chelsea Handler used it to treat her own facial concerns, live in Nashville at AAFPRS 2016. WATCH VIDEO

How to Improve Your Selfies — The Doctor's Favorite Way to Treat a Double Chin

Live from Vegas at VCS 2016, Dr. Dr. Melanie L. Petro answers questions about CoolSculpting and removing chin fat. WATCH VIDEO

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