Dr. John O'Brien - Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Meet Dr. O'Brien

Dr. John J. O’Brien, Jr. is a board-certified plastic surgeon in St. Petersburg, FL who specializes in surgical and nonsurgical procedures for the face, breasts, and body. He began his surgical career more than 31 years ago and since then has earned a prestigious reputation for his incredible work. He was awarded "American's Top Surgeons" by the Consumers' Research Council of America and named one of "America's Top Doctors" by Castle Connelly. He is also the proud owner and director of his private plastic surgery practice in St. Petersburg, FL, which serves patients all across the west Florida area.

Skills and specialties

As a seasoned plastic surgeon, Dr. O'Brien has performed thousands of procedures and is widely recognized for his extraordinary eye and expertise. He also emphasizes a one-on-one personal approach with each of his patients to provide them with the best care possible. A few of his top procedures include breast augmentation, mommy makeovers, facelifts, and liposuction. Dr. O'Brien also offers nonsurgical treatments such as BOTOX, Juvéderm, CoolSculpting, and PRP therapy.

Education and training

Dr. O’Brien earned his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University with honors and furthered his education at the State University of New York at Buffalo. After earning his medical degree, he completed a five-year general surgery residency at the State University of New York. During his chief residency, he was awarded the prestigious “Resident Teacher of the Year” award. From there, he completed his plastic surgery training and fellowship at St. Joseph Hospital and the Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX. He began his private practice in 1994 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Professional Memberships

Dr. O'Brien is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Tampa Bay Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Publications and Leadership

Dr. O’Brien lectures at both state and national meetings regarding plastic surgery and writes articles for various medical publications. He is highly regarded for his leadership skills as the past president of both the Tampa Bay Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons.


"I went for a consultation at John J. O'Brien's office and had a wonderful experience! I am looking into getting a breast augmentation and just went for a consultation to get an idea of how it all works and what sizing best suits me. The whole entire staff was very comforting and friendly and John O'Brien himself was incredibly knowledgeable about what he does for surgery in all aspects of plastic surgery. He made my boyfriend and I feel very comfortable by explaining his background and answering all of my question I had about breast augmentation surgery. You can tell he does whats best for the patient father than for himself. He is a little price and that is the only thing holding me up from actually moving forward with the surgery but other than that, I highly recommend putting him at the top of your list when trying to decide which sergeant to go with!"



"Best of the Best! I have been more than pleased with the care he provided! - Dr O’Brien is a great surgeon! I am a nurse and carefully selected him to provide my abdominoplasty. I have been more than pleased with the care he provided! Thank you Dr O’Brien and staff, you are the best of the best :)"



"650cc smooth round HP Subglandular Silicone Augmentation Inframammary - 36 year old mom of two. 5ft 128lbsRecently lost over 30lbs and knew this was the right time in my life to go for it. .Finally decided to do more research and met with Dr. John O'Brien. He and his amazing staff are so incredibly wonderful. They did everything to make me feel comfortable and gave me exactly what I was looking for. The atmosphere is so welcoming and positive. Couldn't be more happier!! Also, have not lost any sensation in nipples. Was a huge worry of mine but instead they are more sensitive than before."



"Dr. O’Brien performed a brow lift, lower face and neck lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty, fat grafting, and abdominal liposuction. Six weeks later I am very pleased and looking great! Dr. O’Brien explains procedures well and demonstrates a caring attitude towards his patients. I would use Dr. O’Brien again and highly recommend him. The office staff exhibits the same caring and concern for the patients."



"Practice is exceptionally professional and well organized. Office staff very efficient and respectful. Follow up seamless and monitored closely post operative. As patient you are encouraged to call with questions. Provide on site esthetician who is very knowledgeable and helpful. Very pleased with results of my upper and lower blepharoplasty. Highly recommend Dr. O'Brien and practice at St Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery."



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