Patient Reviews

Reviews for St. Petersburg Plastic Surgery

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John J. O'Brien Jr. and his highly trained cosmetic team work effortlessly to provide our clients with the utmost patient care. We have helped thousands of men and women to achieve their cosmetic goals through safe, effective methods that offer gorgeous, long-term results. Our practice also utilizes the latest tools and technologies on the cosmetic market for the most natural and stunning outcomes. Many of our clients have shared their personal stories and experience with our practice online and we invite you to read their positive reviews to learn more about us. We look forward to serving you and helping you achieve your best look yet.

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 04, 2019

CoolSculpting Resulting In Revision Tummy Tuck Surgery - It has been two years since my Coolsculpting revision process began with Dr. O'Brien. I want to thank the Dr. and his staff for the professionalism, support, and love I felt during this process. It was the little things they did that made me think that they cared about me as a person and not as just a patient. The Tummy Tuck and later Liposuction I received from Dr. O'Brien was the result of two Coolsculpting procedures, which caused me to have a condition known as adipose hyperplasia. This happens when, instead of your fat-melting, it grows. Mine was an advanced case where you could see the large blocks of fat in the shape of the Coolsculpting paddles on my stomach, flanks, and thighs. I could cross my arms and lay them across the block of fat sticking out of my stomach.I found Dr. O'Brien after the first doctor who did the Coolscuplting told me that he couldn't help me; don't contact him again, and oh, by the way, you now need one of the most invasive elective surgery to fix it. You need a Tummy Tuck. The physical effect was visible, but what I didn't count on was the mental impact this would have on me. This was scary and depressing. If I wanted a Tummy Tuck and Lipo, I would have done it in the first place. Now I had to find a Dr. I could trust to do the Tummy Tuck. What made the revision process manageable was Dr. O'Brien. If you are someone who needs a doctor and his team to help you through a Plastic Surgical revision, you want to have Dr. O'Brien do your surgery. I can't image another doctor holding my hand for two years while we work through this process, but that is precisely what he did. As a patient, you want a doctor that will give you the information you need to hear and not what you want to hear, and it was hard for me sometimes slow down and listen, but again, the best thing I did was trust Dr. O'Brien, and I suggest you do the same. If you are someone who had an adverse effect from CoolScuplting or you are choosing an elective Plastic Surgery, in my opinion, Dr. O'Brien, the best person to do the job. More

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Review from E.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 26, 2019

Great Experience and Results - Great experience with this surgeon and his staff. I was well-taken care of from the very beginning through today at 4-months post-op. I am also very very happy with the results of my breast augmentation. Highly recommend Dr. O'Brien. More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 19, 2018

Yessss! - I had a wonderful experience with Dr. O’Brien. I have never had any surgeries before and to have this major surgery I was terrified. The staff and Dr. O’Brien made me feel comfortable and at ease. My surgery was successful, I am healing very well, and most of all I love my results!! I’m hearing all the time how great my body looks and I have not fully recovered yet! Extremely satisfied patie... More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 03, 2018

Trustworthy - The entire staff is friendly, helpful, and informational. The entire experience from start to finish was very pleasant. I will definitely recommend Dr. O'Brien to anyone who needs a cosmetic surgeon in the future. More

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Review from W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 24, 2018

I Have Had an Amazing Experience! - I have had the best experience ever. I told him what I wanted and he provided constuctive feedback and several treatment options. I went with the most invasive a total abdominoplasty. I am just over 5 weeks out and I am doing great and look amazing. I followed all of his suggestions after surgery and each has made a great impact on my recovery. I would do it all over again, But only with John... More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 04, 2018

Amazing results and experience - I had such a great experience with Dr. O'brien and staff. I had consultations with different plastic surgeons in the Tampa Bay area and Dr. O'brien was the best. My new Breast augmentation is so natural looking and perfect size for my body type. I 100% would do it again. More

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Review from H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 12, 2018

I had an amazing experience in my recent surgery - Recently, I had to have my 16-year-old implants replaced due to severe capsular contracture. I started having symptoms in 2017 and my 3D mammogram confirmed they had to be replaced. I did some research and found Dr. John J. O'Brien. I am so happy that I found him. After my initial consult, I set up the procedure. His staff was very friendly and helpful. The Doctor explained everything to... More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 01, 2018

Amazing - Dr. O’brian bad his staff or so kind and professional. Everyone I met was always so welcoming and always made sure I was comfortable. Highly recommend going here you’ll never second guess about them. More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 11, 2018

Best choice I made! - After interviewing 4 possible plastic surgeons I decided to go with Dr. O'Brien. Best decision I made! This is not the kind of fancy doctor that tells you what you want to hear but rather a real doctor with lots of experience and wonderful skills. His office staff is wonderful as well and made me feel very comfortable before, during and after the whole process. Highly recommend! More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 10, 2018

Big huge THANK YOU - Dr O'Brien, his amazing office staff, and team of nurses are top notch. From my very first phone call, I felt an immediate connection. I deeply appreciate Dr. O'Brien's expertise and honesty. My procedure was a tummy tuck with Lipo. To say I was nervous about the procedure was an understatement as I dont tolerate pain well. I had my surgery and Im still surprised about the ease of my recovery!... More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 03, 2018

Best Plastic Surgeon in St.Petersburg - My fiance and I decided to give each other plastic surgery for Christmas instead of a trip this year. My fiance, who is extremely picky, is also a physician and already knew of Dr. O'Brien's quality of work. He had decided that he wanted to get a partial face lift. I had been to Dr. O'Brien before and had good results, so I decided to get breast augmentation. Dr. O'Brien was very accommodating... More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 30, 2017

Going for a More Refreshed Appearance: Facelift, Necklift, Browlift, and Dermabrasion - Dr. O’Brien is an excellent plastic surgeon. I met with him several times throughout the year before deciding on my surgery and found him to be very professional and passionate about his work. He is also quite realistic about what will and will not work for you. The surgical center and their staff are top notch. They were always available to address any concerns I may have had and were v... More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 19, 2017

Wonderful experience and results! - I was referred to Dr. O’Brien by my sister after she had a great experience with him and his staff for her breast augmentation procedure. From my very first breast augmentation consultation, through my procedure and follow-up visits Dr. O’Brien and his staff were wonderful. They took the time to answer my questions and explain to me the process and procedure. After the procedure Dr. O’B... More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 26, 2017

55 Years Old and Time for Ta-tas!! - Saint Petersburg, FL - One month prior to my 55th birthday I underwent my first cosmetic surgery- breast augmentation. While this may seem to be an interesting choice during middle age I thought it is never too late! While I researched my options prior to meeting with Dr. O'Brien and his team, I truly appreciated the amount of time he spent with me discussing pros and cons and finding the right fit for me! During... More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 05, 2017

I had a great experience with Dr. O'Brien and his team! Highly recommended! - I went to Dr. O'Brien with apprehension over having plastic surgery of any kind. I knew from my primary care physician that I needed a blepharoplasty. After consulting with Dr. O'Brien, I felt at ease and much better informed. I decided on a brow lift and mini-face lift along with the blepharoplasty. One year later and I am constantly being told how young I look. The result is very natural... More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 10, 2017

The best Doctor and best experience EVER!! - Amazing experience!! Far superceded my expectations!! The majority of my consultation was spent with Dr. O'Brien. He is very personable, easy to talk to, and gave me a lot of suggestions in finding EXACTLY what I was looking for. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 09, 2017

Dermal fillers cheek and lip injections - Dr. O’Brien was wonderful. He listened to my concerns and resolved them. I went in for lip injections and cheek fillers to fix under eye bags/lines that extended into my cheek area. He was even helpful enough and saved me quite a bit of money from the original quote. About $500. He did such a good job filling my lips. He didn’t just fill them, he really shaped them out. I couldn’t be happi... More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 09, 2017

Treated Myself - I could not be more satisfied with the results of my procedure. I feel like I have regained my youth! I get compliments on a daily basis about how great I look. Dr O'Brien and his staff went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable from the start. It was the best decision I could have made to choose him. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 14, 2017

24 Year old breast augmentation - After doing my research and meeting a handful of different doctors who did breast augmentations in the St. Pete area I decided to go with Dr. O'Brien. He was incredibly professional and informative. I have a small frame and had very small breast to begin with. What I liked most about Dr. O'Brien was that he didn't just want to put oversized implants in me to give me big boobs. He wanted me to... More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 09, 2017

The Best of The Best!! - Knows how to take care of his patients and their needs. He is very straight forward and honest and I appreciate everything his staff and he did! I did fat grafting from my hips to my breasts (I was scared to do implants) he told me that the results were not guarenteed. I should have listened. A year later I went back and got implants and he was absolutely amazing at giving me the results I... More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 17, 2017

Dreams to come true!! - One of the most amazing things I could have ever done. Dr O'Brien was amazing! I lost a little over a hundred pounds and did a full belt lipectomy. The entire process was excellent, from pre to post op, every staff member, including Dr. O'Brien was so helpful in explaining the procedure, listening and answering all my questions. The recovery was not bad at all, after a few weeks I was back... More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 11, 2017

Highly Recommended! - I am very pleased with my results, no more fat tummy! Dr. O'Brien and his staff are amazing. Katie is irreplaceable. Both were readily available to help with my needs after business hours and on a Sunday during a holiday weekend. I had a difficult time during my recovery but Katie helped ease my worries, and Dr. O'Brien ensured I was taken care of. My stomach has never been so tight More

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Review from R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 29, 2016

Sagging Face and Spirits to Go with It - Saint Petersburg, FL - After having a lower facelift by a different doctor with none of the result I was promised, I went to Dr. O'Brien to see if fillers could be used to improve the 'parentheses' that still framed my mouth. Dr. O'Brien gave me all the options, and I decided to start with Radiesse for the nasolabial folds. Filling in this area has definitely helped distract from the sag in my lower face. I will... More

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Review from G.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 13, 2016

51 Year Old Female with 2 Children Ages 25 and 23. Saint Petersburg, FL - I would definitely recommend this procedure for anyone who is wanting to loose body fat, but also who follows a healthy diet and exercises. I did choose to be put to sleep for procedure, but not under general anesthesia. I woke up without any pain at all just slight tenderness. I was prescribed pain meds which were never used. I just used ibuprophen to take discomfort away. Part of my painless... More

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Review from O.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 09, 2016

He Made my Dreams Come True! - Saint Petersburg, FL - I am so blessed to have found Dr. O'Brien!!!! I actually found him first online and then once I started asking friends if they heard of him -- everyone gushed with compliments. I had been thinking about breast aug for YEARS and Dr. John fit me right in, at the price that beat others, and he is an AMAZING Doctor! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my natural looking boobs! I love his staff, his professionalism... More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 30, 2016

Huge Neck and Back Lipoma Removal - Saint Petersburg, FL - After many years of living with this large mass in my back and neck, I finally went to have a consultation. After speaking with Dr John O'Brien, Jr and seeing the facility, I felt comfortable having him perform the surgery. The staff was very friendly and everything went as planned. The follow up by the Dr. and staff is beyond professional. I would recommend them to anyone!!! Thanks Again!!! More

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Review from B.T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 19, 2016

Explanting St. Petersburg, FL - My first set is saline implants I had at 17 years old. I was modeling and was a perfect sample size and height but had NO boobs. My parents paid for my implants and life went on. More work modeling but truthfully I wasn't tall enough or skinny enough to make a career out of it. Anyhow, it put a lot of pressure on me to look perfect and I did enjoy my new (balanced) figure. My first set were... More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 17, 2016

Facelift, Chemical Peel and Eyelid Surgery - St. Petersburg, FL - I'm a healthy 62 year old woman and feel young and vital. But my face, neck and eyes looked old! I have fair skin and have always been an outdoor person, so the sun had done a lot of damage, besides the normal sagging with time. I am so glad I did this and do not regret it in the least. It was a little rough the first couple weeks, but I had my wonderful husband to help. Dr. O'Brien and... More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 08, 2016

A+ Doctor - Saint Petersburg, FL - Doctor O'Brien is very kind, caring and knowledgeable. He is a great listener and knows exactly what he's doing! He has superior skills injecting Botox and using fillers! I have been to other doctors and they couldn't seem to get it just right. Then I found Dr. O'Brien, and I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER! If you are looking for a fantastic Plastic surgeon, he's your man! More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 12, 2016

Explant Surgery - Florida, FL - In January of 2015 I had a mammogram that revealed a ruptured implant. I have had these since 1984 and they were the original implants. Dr. O'Brien removed them and did what they call a "lollypop" lift which is not a full lift. Absolutely no problem post op whatsoever and it feels great to have them out. I don't feel they were causing any health issues but were bigger than I had wanted and... More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 01, 2016

Excellent Physician - St. Petersburg, FL - I really did my research to find a life long plastic surgeon for skin maintenance and elective surgery. I have had many invasive and non invasive procedures over the last 15 years. Excellent, realistic results. Great office and nursing staff. I am very grateful to have found such a conscientious surgeon in my area. Highly recommend. More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 25, 2016

Much Needed Breast Reduction and Tummy Tuck - Saint Petersburg, FL - If you expect the BEST, then your search is over! I had been contemplating getting a breast reduction for a number of years, my bra size was 36 J (try finding bra that size!) and a tummy tuck, but ultimately kept putting the surgery on the back burner. Even though I was unhappy with the appearance of my breasts and abdomen (after having two children), I didn't want to take 'the easy way out'... More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 23, 2016

Re-do of 30 Year Old Breast Implants - Saint Petersburg, FL - I had breast augmentation in my twenties because I was very unevenly sized. The original implants were not stellar, but acceptable. After 30+ years they became very contracted, hard and uncomfortable. I had the old implants and scar tissue removed and replaced as well as some reconstructive work on my right breast. The results were excellent and my breasts look and feel better now than they... More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 10, 2016

Turning 50 Hot Mama Needed Lift and Tummy Tuck. St. Petersburg, FL - Dr. O'Brien and his staff were so patient with me during my decision making. I met several times to ensure I was ready and selected the best procedure. The procedure was done in his state-of-the art facility and EVERYONE on his staff was truly caring, professional and had amazing follow up. Dr. O'Brien's technique is by far some of the best work I have seen. More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 20, 2015

32 Year with Muscle Separation and Loose Skin After Two Kids - Saint Petersburg, FL - After having two kids in my 20's I was left with some loose skin. I was working out, eating right, got a trainer but nothing was changing. I had gone to other plastic surgeons and never felt comfortable enough to take the next step. During my first encounter with Dr O'Brien I knew he was different, for one he was asking about me, my lifestyle to ensure this is what I wanted. He went into... More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 04, 2015

Body Lift 2015, 45 Year Old Male - Saint Petersburg, FL - I recently just passed my six week mark post op from a lower body lift, and chest lipo. This was a big step for me, first time for any surgery! Just a little history, I had lost over 110 pounds, from weighing 305 lbs to 195 lbs on the day of surgery. I had been exercising, running, eating right but could not lose that extra skin, I had hit 14% body fat. I met with Dr. John O'Brien, Jr. in... More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 04, 2015

30 Yr. Old Ruptured Implants Removed and Replaced - St. Petersburg, FL - I had a breast augmentation 30 yrs. ago. Both implants were ruptured. I consulted with Dr. O'Brien, who has done other procedures over the past five years, who gave me several options, I decided to replace the implants with the "gummy implants". Beautiful, couldn't be happier. I have used Dr. O'Brien for botox and fillers, he always does these himself, the reason I keep going back. He... More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jul 26, 2015

Revision After 20+ Year Old Saline Rupture - St. Petersburg, FL - I shopped around a little when I needed a revision to replace a ruptured breast implant. Upon my first visit with Dr. O'Brien I could tell he was different. He really took his time and was very direct about what to look for in a plastic surgeon. I found that comforting. He made sure to explain to me about his staff and the team that takes care of patients during procedures. He told me that... More

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Review from S.0.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jun 14, 2015

47 Years Old - Saint Petersburg, FL - Surgery is a scary concept, but with Dr. O’Brien's credentials, thoroughness, and professionalism as along with his GREAT staff; my fears were at eased and I was able to look forward to the results of my surgery, which are amazing! I did several years of research before choosing Dr. O’Brien and his staff and I made the right choice. Dr. O’Brien is thorough in his practice and his... More

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Review from E.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 26, 2015

Amazing Boobs Thanks to Dr. O'Brien - Saint Petersburg, FL - My experience with Dr. O’Brien and his office has been more than excellent. Prior to my consultation, I did my research and found Dr. O’Brien is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which means he is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery. Finding a doctor that was a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon was the most important qualification as I started my quest for breast... More

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Review from H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 16, 2015

45 Yr Old Lower and Upper Eye Lids - Saint Petersburg, FL - I was very self conscious with my lower lids. Dr. O'Brien suggested doing the upper lids as well and I'm very glad I did. The surgery lasted about 2 hours and I was Bruised for about a week. As the Months went on after surgery my eyes looked better and better. The scarring is very minimal and friends say they don't even seen them. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 10, 2015

26 Y/o with Wrinkles in Forhead - Saint Petersburg, FL - I had a pleasant experience with Dr. O'Brien. He listened to my concerns about my fine lines in the forehead and by my eyes and was very conservative with the treatment. They got me in right away and within about 30 minutes I was out of the office. Very nice staff and very informative on the things that they do. More

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Review from E.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 03, 2014

BA Revision from Saline to Silicone 425s for This Mud Runner :) - Saint Petersburg, FL - Well where do i start..four years ago at age 21 i had a BA and was told i ended up with 270ccs saline in both.. found out today after surgery that was WRONG and my medical card wasnt right.. im not going to name names but my first dr in California was terrible. From the get-go i noticed a difference in size in both breasts... So finally this time around in florida (recently moved here due to... More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 29, 2014

Dr. O'Brien is a True Artist! - St Petersburg, FL - I severely needed a facelift due to sun exposure & aging. However, I looked at least 10 years older than I was. I had a full facelift, brow lift, neck. The whole works. When I saw the results, I was amazed! He performed a miracle. I call him "Miracle Man." This year I went for an arm lift which I severely needed due to losing 80 lbs. over 12 years ago. My arms look like a young... More

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Review from O.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 01, 2013

Removed a Lipoma from Back - Saint Petersburg, FL - Dr. O'Brien removed a lipoma on my back next to the shoulder blade last year. He used local anesthesia only and it took about an hour for the surgery itself. The scar that I have is about 2 inches long and is fading more and more. I am pleased with the results and the cost with insurance. Overall I would definitely recommend him for lipoma removal. More

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Review from O.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 27, 2012

Glad I Did It & Chose Him to Be the Surgeon! - Saint Petersburg, FL - Due to my falling eyelids, 1 full mast down, other 3/4 mask down I was avoiding looking directly at self in mirror or others when conversing. Got tired of it & had a consultation with Dr. O'Brien.  So glad I did, I feel so much more comfortable with myself & others now that I see I do have eyelids!  More

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Review from F.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 12, 2009

Yes!! So Worth It. Why Did I Wait? - St Petersburg - I got my implants just over a year ago. My plastic surgeon (board certified) was absolutely wonderful. I had pain for one day and switched from pain pills to advil. I went from a very deflated, saggy 36A to a beautiful 36C. They look very natural and are proportionate to my overall size. I should've done this years ago. I am thrilled with the results. Oh, I guess my only regret would be... More

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