American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Amy M. Simon, MD, FACS

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Active Member

Amy M. Simon, MD, FACS

Dr. Amy Simon MD (formerly Dr. Amy Ortega) is a Board Certified, Double Fellowship Trained Plastic Surgeon with surgical experience since 1996, practicing in St. Petersburg, FL. Dr. Simon has extensive experience in Breast and Body Contouring, including Body Procedures, Breast Implant Exchange and Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss, as well as Facelifts and Eyelids. She is a professional member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons.


Meet Dr. Amy Simon

With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Amy Simon MD (formerly Dr. Amy Ortega) is a Board Certified, Double-Fellowship Trained  female plastic surgeon with a unique hyper-specialized combination of subspecialized expertise in cosmetic breast and body procedures, as well as cosmetic facial and oculoplastic eyelid surgery.  

As a female plastic surgeon practicing in Saint Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Simon has become sought after for her specialized expertise in breast implant exchange, breast augmentation with mastopexy,  breast implant removal, tummy tuck and body contouring especially after massive weight loss, liposuction, as well as very natural looking facelift, necklift, and eyelid procedures.

After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Dr. Simon completed an advanced five-year residency of combined general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Simon then completed her fellowship in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery at the Center for Breast and Body Contouring in Michigan where she gained unique experience in the SPAIR short-scar breast surgery procedures. She was the first surgeon in the Southeastern United States with fellowship training in SPAIR short-scar breast surgery, and is especially known for bringing the SPAIR to the South along with breast augmentations and breast lifts that look very natural, and combining her breast surgery expertise with additional procedures for the ultimate Mommy Makeover.

Dr. Simon then completed an additional fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery and Oculoplastic eyelid surgery, where she gained additional expertise in natural looking facelifts and necklifts, as well as youthful eyelid rejuvenation.

Dr. Amy Simon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is honored to be elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons. She has been named one of America's Most Honored Doctors, one of the “10 Best” Plastic Surgeons in the state, ranked first in the region by patient reviews on Top Plastic Surgeon Reviews, and she has been recognized as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors for many years. In addition, the Regional Chamber of Commerce has honored Dr. Simon as the winner of the Women of Excellence Award for Professional Achievement. Dr. Simon has been published in the internationally recognized journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is a sought-after speaker and contributor to magazines, radio, and TV news programs.

Your Consultation

Why did you go into this career? 
Plastic surgery is unlike any other specialty, in that every person has a different set of goals for the outcome and a different situation from which they are beginning their journey.  From a surgical perspective, this keeps things as interesting as they are fulfilling every day.
What services do you provide? 
Cosmetic breast and body procedures including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast implant exchange in Saint Petersburg, FL, breast implant removal, Saint Petersburg Tummy Tuck, and custom body contouring, as well as facelift, necklift, and eyelid surgery.
What makes this area of medicine fulfilling for you? 
I get to help people live as the best version of themselves. There is nothing else like it!
When did you realize this was the right medical career path for you? 
During medical school, I rotated on the plastic surgery team.  I realized right away that this specialty is unlike any other in the challenges to the surgeon and life improvement for the patient.
What’s the latest advancement in your field that will benefit patients?
Instead of looking to the latest hyped product that might be proven ineffective next year, I tend to look toward the solid, “tried and true” advancements.  I think the most beneficial product on the market today is the modern silicone gel breast implant, which I like to discuss with my Vero Beach plastic surgery patients.  It is sturdier and more natural feeling than ever before. 
Best advice for current and potential patients?
Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, with fellowship training in your area of interest.  Explain your goals and get honest advice rather than just a sales pitch.  After your surgery, follow your surgeon’s instructions so you can maximize your investment in yourself.

Procedures Performed

Arm Lift

Body Contouring

Body Lift

Botulinum Toxin

Breast Augmentation

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Revision

Breast Lift

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Brow Lift

Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments


Dermal Fillers

Endoscopic Technique

Eyelid Surgery


Injectable Fillers

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Lip Augmentation/Enhancement


Male Breast Reduction


Mommy Makeover

Neck Lift

Nonsurgical Fat Reduction

Retin-A Treatments

Thigh Lift

Tummy Tuck


Payment Options

  • Cash or Personal Checks
  • Patient Financing

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