Richard H. Bensimon MD
About the Practice
We pride ourselves in establishing a practice culture that focuses on understanding your needs by spending the time necessary to listen to your goals. We work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that keeps your budget and your aesthetic goals at the forefront of our planning. As a patient, you will have access to our staff 24 hours a day. It is our pleasure to offer this high level service to our patients in order to provide the very best attention and care available. We understand that when you entrust us with your face or body, it is an awesome responsibility. We take this seriously and pledge our very best effort and dedication. We strongly believe in result-oriented procedures and you can count on our honesty: we will never perform a surgery or treatment that is not worth the investment. We thoroughly enjoy what we do and we look forward to having you as a patient for life.
In his more than 25 years of practice, Dr. Bensimon has strived to improve the excellence and safety of aesthetic procedures in order to improve the results. Ranging from shorter scars and an easier recovery in body procedures to long lasting and natural results in facial surgery, Dr. Bensimon has been in the vanguard as a practitioner, educator and author.
Dr. Bensimon received broad training in both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. While his practice has encompassed both aspects, in the last 15 years he has specialized in aesthetic procedures of both body and face. Dr. Bensimon performs a wide range of face lift, eyelid, and eyebrow procedures with a focus in providing long lasting, natural results. Breast enhancement procedures include augmentation (including the less common armpit approach), breast lift and breast reduction for which he offers short scar approaches.
Body contouring options include liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), body lifts, and buttock enhancement with fat sculpting.
Dr. Bensimon has special expertise in chemical peeling and is considered an authority in deep chemical peels which provide permanent improvement of difficult facial wrinkles.
Dr. Bensimon has extensive experience in cosmetic genital surgery, including labiaplasty (reduction of enlarged labia minora) and reduction of labia majora.
Both Dr. Bensimon and his nurse associate, Andrea Stapleton RN, CPSN, a certified plastic surgical nurse, offer a full range of options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation that include Botox and Dermal Fillers and clinical skin care.
Background & Certification
Dr. Bensimon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Richard Bensimon was born and raised in the northern Patagonia of Argentina and immigrated to the United States at the age of 10. He attended college at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and graduated with High Distinction having majored in Anthropology.
Dr. Bensimon graduated for the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor having attained Honors in Thoracic, General, and Plastic Surgery. He completed a full General Surgical training at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, the hospital center of Columbia University. He completed a Plastic Surgical Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.
Prior to starting his Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Dr. Bensimon volunteered at a Cambodian refugee camp in the Thai/Cambodian border. He practiced and taught surgery to the Cambodian staff.
Since completing his training in 1987, Dr. Bensimon has been active academically including frequent national and international presentations and publications in prestigious journals and textbooks.
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Bensimon is honored to have written a chapter in one of the most prestigious textbooks of plastic surgery, “The Art of Aesthetic Surgery: Principals and Techniques, Second Edition, Edited by Foad Nahai.
He also wrote a chapter in the leading aesthetic surgery text for the Spanish speaking world,
“Cirugia Plastica, Reconstructiva, y Estetica” Edited by Felipe Coiffman. He has also published an article in the leading publications Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Annals of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Bensimon teaches yearly at the national Aesthetic Meeting and has presented extensively both nationally and internationally on chemical peeling, eyelid surgery, face lift surgery and rhinoplasty.
Awards & Honors
Dr. Bensimon received the “Dom” Award for best presentation at the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting in 2009.
He received special recognition for his “Distinguished Participation” in the First International Congress of Aesthetic Surgery North East held in Tijuana, Mexico, March 2012.
Affiliations & Memberships
Dr. Bensimon has admitting privileges at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Providence St Vincent’s Medical Center in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Bensimon is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The Northwest Society of Plastic Surgery, and the Oregon Society of Plastic Surgery.
$100.00 fee for the first consultationis applied toward any surgical or non-surgical service.
Staff & Facilities
Computer Imaging Available
Skin Care Products
Obagi, Skin Ceuticals and Young Pharmaceuticals.
English, Spanish (fluent) and French (functional)