Meet Dr. Bensimon
Dr. Richard H. Bensimon is a seasoned plastic surgeon in Portland, Oregon who specializes in surgical procedures for the face, breasts, and body. He is the owner and medical director of Bensimon Center and is a board certified in plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. With over 30 years of industry experience, his work has earned him many decorations, including the Compassionate Doctor Recognition and the Patients' Choice Award by Vitals. Dr. Bensimon is a aesthetic pioneer who has helped countless patients improve their self-image and confidence.
Skills and Specialties
It is Dr. Bensimon’s mission to provide a comfortable and pleasant surgical experience from start to finish. By utilizing the most progressive techniques, he has been able to minimize post-operative discomfort, improve the duration of recovery, and increase the safety of all procedures. Dr. Bensimon's work is a wonderful blend of exceptional skill and artistry. He performs a wide range of procedures, including breast augmentation, tummy tucks, liposuction, and mommy makeovers. In facial aesthetics, Dr. Bensimon leads the industry in facial chemical resurfacing with his proprietary BensiPeelTM for the dramatic improvement of deep wrinkles and sun damage. In addition, he offers nonsurgical treatments, such as BOTOX, Dermal Fillers, Kybella, Microneedling, HydraFacials and mild to moderate depth chemical peels for improvement of facial hyperpigmentation.
Education and Training
Dr. Bensimon completed his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, graduating with honors with a major in anthropology and a minor in art history. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor with honors in thoracic, general, and plastic surgery. He completed his full general surgical training program at the prestigious Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, followed by an in-depth, plastic surgery fellowship at the renowned Montefiore Medical Center in New York.
In recognition of his work in facial surgery, Dr. Bensimon was invited to be part of the faculty of the the Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course (MAFAC), the premiere facial anatomy course for plastic surgeons, founded by renowned Australian plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Mendelson. At home in the United States, Dr. Bensimon is a member of the Connell Society, a prestigious group of elite plastic surgeons from throughout the world who were trained by or have embraced the teachings of the pioneering facelift surgeon, Dr. Bruce Connell. In addition, he is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and a member of the Ghent Association for Plastic Surgery.
Publications and Leadership
Throughout his career, Dr. Bensimon has been recognized for his expertise in aesthetic surgery and has been sought out as an educator in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and Australia. As an enthusiastic educator, Dr. Bensimon has given over 100 presentations, including master classes, cadaver workshops, and live surgery demonstrations to his colleagues around the world. He has contributed chapters in prestigious surgical texts and is a co-author of the recently released Centrofacial Rejuvenation, a state-of-the-art textbook describing surgical and nonsurgical rejuvenation of the face, and features Dr. Bensimon’s unique experience in facial chemical peeling. Dr. Bensimon is the creator of the BensiPeel™, a modern chemical peel for the dramatic improvement of facial sun damage and wrinkles.
Dr. Bensimon appreciates the vibrant music culture and quirky old theaters of Portland, Oregon. He is a downhill skier, small boat sailor, and scuba diver. Dr. Bensimon enjoys gourmet food and collecting fine wines and is pleased to live in close proximity to the great Willamette Valley, home of the finest Pinot Noir in the world. His love for people and adventure has him interested in learning about the habits and customs of different cultures from around the world so traveling brings him great joy. In a quest for a simpler life style, Dr. Bensimon has chosen to live in a home the floats on the Columbia River. This peaceful setting is the perfect antidote to an otherwise busy life.
Words from Dr. Bensimon
"My overriding philosophy in practice has been to remain inquisitive, to evolve, to always look to improve things. Sometimes it is little by little, sometimes it is a big leap. To this day I am striving to find a better way, and as a consequence, my surgeries are yielding results of which I am proud." – Dr. Richard H. Bensimon