Meet Dr. Bensimon
Dr. Richard H. Bensimon is a board certified in plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery located in Portland, Oregon. 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. He performs a wide range of procedures for facial rejuvenation including facial resurfacing and neck liposuction. 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.
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 130 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.
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
"I am so happy with my results from Dr Bensimone. He is amazing. I have been running for 22 years and still couldn’t get stubborn fat off, and I had three children. He preformed a mommy makeover on me and took his time. Kept me safe during surgery and his nurses are amazing. I would definatley recommend him! He is a perfectionist. Very knowledgeable and cares about his work and patients."
"Easy and Worthwhile - I had a facelift with Dr. Bensimon one month ago. I was amazed at how little discomfort I experienced post-procedure. I didn't need prescription pain killers, only advil for a few days. As expected, in the first week after the facelift my whole face was somewhat swollen, experienced some tightness around the neck and some discomfort around my ears where the sutures were (more of an annoyance than actual pain). I also had a small bruise in my chin area and one in my left temple, but both were easily covered with make up. Two weeks after surgery I was still a little swollen around the jaw and neck areas, but no one could notice it. My experiences with Dr. Bensimon and his staff have been outstanding (I also had breast augmentation done about 10 years ago). The facelift has brought me back to how I looked 10 or 15 years ago. It really is amazing how easy and painless the whole process was."
"Chin lipo fat injected into chin - Really good doctor described everything in depth made me feel comfortable and was straight to the point didn't want me to get anything more or push me to do anything I didn't want to do.. did an amazing job"
"Dr. Bensimon and his staff are amazing. My results are beyond what I expected! I am glad I listened to him about recovery time and expectations as they were spot on. Dr. Bensimon’s skills, expertise, and care gave me excellent results and low stress. His staff are warm and professional and their facility is beautiful. I found him through recommendations within the medical community and as a medical professional myself recommend 100 percent."
"My chin and jawline look so lovely and youthful compared to before - I have always been self conscious of my neck and jaw area -- I have had excess fat and loose looking skin since my twenties, no matter what weight I have been. I am 5'11" and a bit over 200lbs, so a little bigger, but I still live a healthy lifestyle. My grandmother had the same issue and she was thin her entire life. After getting engaged last year and thinking about my wedding photos, I knew that I wanted to look into getting a procedure that would help me look forward to seeing profile view photos of myself marrying the love of my life.After researching many doctors in the Portland metro area, I found Dr. Bensimon through this site and saw that another plus size woman mention that Dr. Bensimon never made an issue of her weight. That made me excited to meet him and when I saw on his website that he had actually invented a special needle for liposuction of the double chin area, I became extra excited.I felt very fortunate to have found a doctor who was not just highly trained, but also a leading contributor to the field of specialty procedure that I was interested in -- right in my own city! Meeting Dr. Bensimon was lovely. He was kind and funny and looked at my areas of concern and he communicated his vision for what changes he could make and I could not have been happier.Because I am 38, I was concerned that I would need a necklift in addition to the liposuction, but I also wanted to be conservative with how much work I had done. Dr. Bensimon was on the same page, and though he said I could have a necklift, he felt that with the tools and techniques that he invented himself, he could achieve the change I wanted with liposuction alone. Music to my ears!The staff at the center were very lovely leading up to my surgery and after, and the surgery went well and I was back at work in less than a week. I go in for a 12 week follow up today, so hopefully I can get some good before and after photos from the office, as I didn't get any myself.My chin and jawline look so lovely and youthful compared to what they used to look like. So many people have commented that I look like I have lost weight (I am the same weight) and I no longer feel dread when people take candid photos of me! Thank you for that Dr. Bensimon!I did consult with one other doctor who had good reviews just to be certain before booking with Dr. Bensimon, and my experience was less than stellar. I was told that I would need a lift and lipo (for double the cost and recovery time) and that I should try to lose 10-15 pounds "to make the procedure easier" -- the waiting area at that other doctors' office was very hectic and there were many patients confused about their bills and it was like night and day compared to the professionalism of the amazing staff and privacy at the Bensimon Center.Do yourself a favor and if you are looking to have liposuction in the neck/jaw area, go to a true artist and a leader in the field, Dr. Bensimon!"