Petro Facial Plastic Surgery & MedSpa

Spa 2A New Serene Retreat

June 21, 2015 | View on Facebook

Serene, yet convenient. A quiet retreat right in the heart of Vestavia Hills, but a world away when it comes to its comforting atmosphere and the quality of spa and medical care offered.

Formerly located at 700 Montgomery Highway, Petro Facial Plastic Surgery & MedSpa has moved to a new, larger facility at 905 Montgomery Highway. Remember the new address by adding Birmingham’s area code “205” to the old address!

We’re excited to sit down with Dr. Melanie L. Petro to chat about her new location and the groundbreaking treatment options she has developed there.

“The opportunity to expand my practice was irresistible!” says Dr. Petro, who is board certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Otolaryngology, and Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. “We will have two floors, one dedicated to surgery, and the top floor for the MedSpa.”

From the state-of-the-art operating suite to the breathtaking views from the lavish MedSpa, Dr. Petro’s new facility offers the perfect amount of seclusion without sacrificing the convenience of its Vestavia Hills location. The comfortable, spa feel balances beautifully with the innovative medical procedures being performed there.

The expanded facility also allows Dr. Petro to introduce the latest in innovative treatments, from chemical peels, facials, and fillers to laser resurfacing and superior surgical options.

Dr. Petro with her son

Dr. Petro with her son

“We researched everything new and bought only the very best!” Dr. Petro says, smiling. “We have the latest and greatest technology and look forward to showing you.”

By taking a personal, individualized approach to each patient’s wants and needs, Dr. Petro instantly makes her clients feel truly cared for. Dr. Petro’s compassion and understanding for her patients delivers results that are more than skin-deep; they boost confidence from the inside out.

Dr. Petro and her excellent support staff make Petro Facial Plastic Surgery and MedSpa the place to start your journey back to your best self. We’ll be sharing patient stories and previewing the latest treatments in the coming weeks, but you can learn more now at

Patty 4Patient Spotlight: Patty Hubert

June 29, 2015 | View on Facebook

No matter the age, all women deserve to feel beautiful when they look in the mirror.

But as we get older, some of us find the self-confidence we had in our youth fading away. For Patty Hubert, feeling beautiful was something she hadn’t experienced in years; all that changed, however, when she walked through the doors of Petro Facial Plastic Surgery & MedSpa.

“I remember how comfortable Dr. Petro made me feel at my first consultation,” says Hubert, who explains she had found herself withdrawing from socializing with friends and taking photos because she felt self-conscious about her appearance.

“Dr. Petro stood me up in front of a mirror and ever so softly placed her hands on either side of my face and gently pulled back,” explains Hubert. “She then asked me if this was the way I would like to look. Of course, my answer was ‘Oh, yes!’”

Dr. Petro sat down with Hubert and discussed her options, which ranged from non-invasive to surgical procedures. Together, they decided that a mini facelift and eyelid lift would deliver the results Hubert was looking for.

That was four years ago, and Hubert still cannot believe how her life has changed since then.

“I carry myself differently now,” says Hubert, grinning. “I stand up straight and hold my head high–not out of pride, but out of the newfound self-confidence that Dr. Petro has given me.”

Hubert’s husband has noticed his wife’s youthful, fun-loving spirit has returned, and her friends compliment the “glow” she radiates, all without being able to put a finger on exactly what is different about her.

Before surgery, Patty felt her confidence had diminished.

Before surgery, Patty felt her confidence had diminished.

“The changes Dr. Petro has brought about are nothing short of amazing,” says Hubert. “She has restored my self-confidence and given me a renewed desire for social interaction. Life is fun again!”

With each of her patients, Dr. Petro tailors her approach to deliver natural results based on the individual, all while making patients feel comfortable and cared for. Hubert is just one of the many patients who have left Dr. Petro’s office with a transformed sense of self and a reenergized joy for life.

“Dr. Petro is the most compassionate woman I’ve ever known,” says Hubert. “And my journey with her has truly been a life-changing transformation.”

Dr. Petro invites you to make an appointment with her to discuss options for restoring the confidence you may have lost over the years. Call 205-420-8043 to book a complimentary consultation, or visit to learn more about the quality spa and medical services offered at Petro Facial Plastic Surgery and MedSpa.

Top 3 Ways to a Younger, Fresher Face

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July 6, 2015 | View on Facebook

Confidence comes from within.

Dr. Melanie L. Petro lives by this truth every day. In fact, it is what inspired her to open Petro Facial Plastic Surgery & MedSpa in Vestavia Hills: to help bring out her patients’ inner confidence and let it shine.

Through her advanced surgical suite and MedSpa, Dr. Petro is able to offer a multitude of procedures—both surgical and non-invasive—to perfectly customize her treatments for each unique patient’s needs.

“Everything is individualized,” she explains. “It is important to me to have the MedSpa, as well as surgical options, so that if someone cannot have surgery, there are great alternatives. I love that I can offer it all.”

Today, Dr. Petro is providing insight into her confidence-restoring treatments by sharing with us her Top 3 Ways to a Younger, Fresher Face:

1) Halo
Dr. Petro describes this first-of-its-kind skin resurfacing laser as a “game changer.” This hybrid laser has reduced the amount of downtime needed for recovery, which means you can wear makeup and go back to work right after treatment.

See Before/After photos here:

2) Voluma
As we age, our cheeks can begin to flatten or sag. Dr. Petro explains that this injectable gel filler instantly adds youthful volume back to the cheek area without surgery.

Learn more here:

3) Facelift
When surgery is being considered, Dr. Petro is known for delivering natural results. She recommends a facelift for patients looking to improve deep facial wrinkles, folds, and sagging skin.

Learn more here:

At the end of the day, Dr. Petro believes in doing what makes you feel beautiful and confident: “When you look good, you feel good. You are better to everyone around you and to yourself. That is what it is really all about,” she says.

Call 205-420-8043 to book a complimentary consultation with Dr. Petro, and learn more at

Before/After using Voluma

Before/After using Voluma

Feeling Cheeky

July 13, 2015 | View on Facebook

You’ll never guess which part of the body you’ll wish was fuller and rounder…

The answer? Your cheeks! As we age, we lose volume in our face, and that loss is most noticeable in the cheek area. We’re chatting with Dr. Melanie L. Petro of Petro Facial Plastic Surgery & MedSpa about reclaiming that cheeky fountain of youth.

“The ideal proportion of the female youthful face is an upside down triangle, narrow chin, and full cheeks,” explains Dr. Petro. “Aging reverses this, and the skin sags into the jaw and neck, creating a square shaped face.”

So, how can we plump those cheeks back up in a way that looks fresh and natural?

Says Dr. Petro, “Replacing volume is typically done best with Hyaluronic acid fillers,” which she explains is a sugar that naturally occurs in the skin, creating that coveted youthful appearance. “It decreases with age, but we can replace it.”

Dr. Petro’s expert pick is Voluma, the newest Hyaluronic acid filler that can replace volume loss for up to two years. Faces change over time, and the precision of Voluma allows the opportunity to create fullness exactly where you need it.

“It is an art,” says Dr. Petro. “When you use it well, the results are astounding.” For her patients, Dr. Petro’s focus isn’t to make them look like someone else, but rather a younger version of themselves. What she has found is that Voluma is truly the fountain of youth, unlocking the confidence so many of her patients have lost over the years.

“The most common comments from my patients are ‘People tell me I look happy’,” she says, smiling. “Happiness is youth, and we all want that.”

Feeling cheeky? Learn more about Voluma and Dr. Petro’s other surgical and non-invasive offerings at Dr. Petro also invites to you to book a complimentary consultation with her by calling 205-420-8043.

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