Dr. Eric Bensimon

One of the World’s Most Experienced Facial Feminization Surgeons

Around the world, there are few surgeons with as much experience in Facial Feminization Surgery as Dr. Eric Bensimon. Based in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Bensimon has been perfecting his Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) techniques for over 15 years.

With a background as a trauma surgeon concentrating on craniofacial reconstructive procedures, it was a natural progression for Dr. Bensimon to develop a professional interest in Facial Feminization. After completing a fellowship in craniomaxilofacial surgery and aesthetic surgery at the University of Toronto, Dr. Bensimon returned to Montreal to open his private practice. He noticed a growing trend of transgender patients seeking Facial Feminization, and realized that there were few FFS surgeons in North America. (In fact, in all of Canada there are less than a handful of surgeons specializing in FFS.)

With a keen attention to detail, Dr. Bensimon quickly developed a passion for advancing the field of FFS. An example of one of his developments is the use of an organic bone paste and cranial mesh, which reduces the bodily rejection and bacterial infection rate close to zero.

Dr. Bensimon’s experience with craniomaxilofacial surgery in the trauma setting helped him develop a deep understanding of the human skull and how to identify a feminine look. He fully understands the surgical challenge of FFS and provides the highest quality care to help each patient to achieve their individual feminization goals.

It’s not about the amount of procedures that you feel will enhance your face. It’s what most effective in achieving your goals and for maintaining a natural look. — Dr. Eric Bensimon

Dr. Bensimon completed his medical degree at the Université Laval, Quebec in 1993 and his residency at the Université de Montreal in 1999. He is an Assistant professor at the Université de Montréal, active staff member at the Sacre-Coeur Hospital, President of the Association des spécialistes en chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique du Québec. Dr Bensimon is a member of:

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Association des spécialistes en Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique du Québec
  • Collège des Médecins du Québec
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • Conseil Médical Canadien (LMCC)
  • Assistant professor at the Université de Montréal

Facial Feminization Surgery in Montreal

Facial Feminization Surgery is comprised of a group of procedures that aim to soften masculine-looking facial features into a natural, feminine appearance. The most common FFS procedures are Frontal Bossing (Forehead Recontouring), Tracheal Shave (Adam’s Apple removal) and Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping). Depending on your goals, Dr. Bensimon may also suggest injectables to enhance the lips, lift the cheeks or soften the eyes.

Dr. Bensimon offers the following FFS procedures:

PROCEDURE PRICE (CAD)
Forehead Reduction (Frontal Bossing Plasty) $9000-$11,000
Rhinoplasty $7000
Cheek Implants $7000
Lip Lift $2200
Chin Recontouring $4800
Jaw Recontouring $5000
Tracheal Shave $4700
Blepharoplasty (eyelids)  $3000-$6000
Bichat Fat Pad Resection  $4600
Mandibular Angle Resection  $5000
Scalp and Hairline Lowering  Included with forehead surgery
Breast Augmentation $8000

Pricing includes Facility fee, Anesthesia fee, implants, taxes. Costs are general estimates only (November 2017.) Exact pricing can only be determined following a consultation.

Payment: Cash, Interac, credit cards, and certified check are accepted. Medical financing is also accepted. Please note: Dr. Bensimon does NOT accept U.S. health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid.

Dr. Bensimon performs FFS at Centre Métropolitain de Chirurgie.

My patients recover quickly and comfortably. I think that that really has to do with the care and attention they receive from the moment they arrive at the clinic to the moment they leave. — Dr. Eric Bensimon

Requirements
While not a strict requirement, Dr. Bensimon recommends for those who are completely undergoing a gender transition to at least one year after commencing Hormone Replace Therapy (HRT) before FFS to allow time for fat to shift around the face.

At least 18 years of age.

Booking a FFS Consultation

Dr. Eric Bensimon has dedicated his career to helping trans women seeking FFS. His many years of being involved in the transgender community, speaking at conferences and collaborating with other FFS surgeons has helped him develop an ability to easily communicate with trans women about their feminization goals. Dr. Bensimon is available for phone and in-person consultations. To book your consultation, contact Dr. Bensimon’s office by clicking the Send Inquiry button and you’ll hear back with more details about the process and what documents are required for your consult (e.g., X-rays, blood work, and family medical history.)

Dr. Bensimon’s wait list is approximately 2-3 months.

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