With more than 20 years’ experience, Dr. Amy Simon (formerly Dr. Ortega) is a board certified; double-fellowship trained female plastic surgeon in Melbourne, Florida with a unique combination of specialized expertise in cosmetic breast and body procedures as well as reconstructive breast surgery.
After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Dr. Simon attended one of only three programs nationwide at that time offering an advanced five-year residency of combined general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery.
After her residency training, Dr. Simon completed a 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. Dr. Simon was the first surgeon in the Southeastern United States with fellowship training in SPAIR short-scar breast surgery, and is known for bringing the SPAIR to the South.
Dr. Simon’s breast surgery fellowship has allowed her great expertise in all areas of cosmetic breast surgery. She is especially known for breast augmentations and mastopexy/breast lifts that look very natural. Her academic interests include clinical research in ultrasonic liposuction, reconstructive breast surgery (for women with breast cancer), breast reduction surgery, and breast lift (mastopexy) surgery.
A recognized expert in cosmetic and breast surgery and one of the nation’s premier female plastic surgeons, Dr. Simon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. For five consecutive years, she has been recognized as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors, as well as the recipient of the Patient’s Choice Award, a testament to her skill, high standards, and dedication to her patients.Additionally, Dr. Simon has been named as one of Florida’s top 10 plastic surgeons for patient satisfaction by the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons in 2015.
Dr. Simon has been published in the internationally recognized plastic surgery journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and she has authored articles on SPAIR breast surgery and lower body contouring. Dr. Simon is a sought-after contributor to magazines, radio, and TV news programs with a medical focus. Additionally, before and after photos of her work have been featured in New Beauty magazine and she is a frequent guest speaker at events and conferences.