About Dr. Ben Childers
Serving the Inland Empire and beyond, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ben Childers, offers plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, body, and skin at his practice, Riverside Plastic Surgery. Regardless of the type of procedure that Dr. Childers performs, he provides his patients with the same excellence, experience, and integrity. With more than 20 years of experience, 25,000+ procedures performed, and eight years of extensive training, Dr. Childers is a highly sought-after, award-winning plastic surgeon. In fact, he has been voted a “Top Doctor” for several years.
Always looking to educate patients, Dr. Childers recently published a “Guide to Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: What to Do After You Are Diagnosed,” achieving best selling book status on Amazon.com. In his book, Dr. Childers discusses some of the considerations that women, who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, should think about, as well as some of the first steps they should take after they’re diagnosed. With his goal of furthering breast cancer research and outreach, Dr. Childers will donate all of the proceeds from the sale of the book to breast cancer charities.
Skills and Specialties
One area of special interest to Dr. Childers is breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Being able to restore form, function, and confidence after cancer surgery is one of the greatest rewards for Dr. Childers. Dr. Childers also has a special interest in total body contouring procedures for patients who have experienced significant weight loss. These include body lifts and tummy tucks to enhance both a patient’s body and self-esteem.
An all-around surgeon, Dr. Childers undertakes a number of plastic and reconstructive surgeries, including sub-specialties like hand surgery, microsurgery, and treats patients who have suffered from trauma and abnormal structures of the body. Some of his top surgeries are abdominoplasty, panniculectomy, breast augmentations, breast reductions, transgender breast reconstruction, and facelifts. He also does eyelid lifts and brow lifts and nonsurgical procedures like Juvéderm®, laser skin resurfacing, and chemical peels.
Education and Training
Starting off at Eastern Kentucky University, Dr. Childers earned his B.A. in chemistry, graduating Cum Laude. He spent a year at Harvard University in the Harvard Health Professions Program. Dr. Childers received his medical degree from the University of Louisville Medical School. At Beth Israel Hospital, he completed a 1-year general surgery internship and then completed a 3-year residency here. At Loma Linda University, Dr. Childers completed his 2-year plastic surgery residency and became the Plastic Surgery Chief Resident. Afterwards, Dr. Childers fulfilled a 1-year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Awards and Recognition
Due to his high skill level, Dr. Childers has contributed to almost two dozen scholarly articles and book chapters, made more than 60 presentations around the country, and has published two books. He has also received sizable grants to continue his research. In addition, Dr. Childers has held academic appointments and directorship positions at some of the foremost institution in the country like Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, University of California, and Loma Linda University.
Dr. Childers has received the following honors throughout his career:
- Cambridge Who’s Who Honored Member, Registry of Executives and Professionals, 2010-2011
- National Institute of Medicine, Distinguished Consultant, 2012
- America’s Top Surgeons 2013-2014, Consumers’ Research Council of America, 2013
- Best Doctors, Inland Empire Magazine, 2012-2014
- Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery, 2014
- America’s Top Breast Surgeons, “The Top Plastic Surgeons in America Dedicated to Achieving Flawless Breast Surgery Results for the Most Discriminating Patients,” 2014-2015
- “2014, 2015 Top 10 Aesthetic Doctors in America,” by Aesthetic Everything®, 2015
- Top Plastic Surgeon West
- American Institute of Plastic Surgeons, 10 Best Plastic Surgeon for Patient Satisfaction in California, 2015
- Best Seller Amazon in Plastic Surgery, Surgery Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Health and Wellness, 2015
Dr. Childers has been board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 2000. In addition, he’s a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Childers has a strong commitment to charity and has performed the following service:
- Loma Linda University Medical Center Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Medical Outreach Program, Mexicali, Mexico, Volunteer Surgeon, November, 1994.
- Loma Linda University Medical Center Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Medical Outreach Program, Monto Morales, Mexico, Volunteer Surgeon, June, 1995.
- Donation of Horses to New Girls and Women Center for Equine Therapy, September 2012.
- Supporter of Claremont Club, Claremont, CA, 2013-2015, Cancer Outreach Charity.
- Sponsor of National BRA Day USA, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, 2014.
- Sponsor for the Ovation School for the Performing Arts, Legacy 2015.
- Sponsor of National BRA Day USA, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, October 2015.
"Had my lips done Saturday Amber was amazing she was gentle and very professional I definitely recommend her loving my new lips thanks Amber."
"I couldn't recommend Dr.Childers enough. I had a breast lift and implants in 2017 everything went great and I was super happy with the results. I had a reaction the the sutures after surgery and Dr.Childers was super helpful. I just has a "tummy tuck" with no muscle tightening as my abdominal muscles were back together. I had some lower abdominal loose skin after two kids so it wasn't your average tummy tuck, I didn't have enough skin to pull down and move the belly button so he was able to do it without moving it and I LOVE the results. Dr. Childers did an amazing job and was super helpful before and after surgery. I would say he gives an honest opinion which is nice when you're thinking about getting cosmetic surgery."
"I had my breast implants removed by Dr Childers, and I have to say, him and his staff made it a great experience. I had my saline implants in for 20 years and one had ruptured. Dr Childers office was able to get it covered by my insurance, which was AMAZING! I have had a lot of mysterious health issues and was not sure if my implants were the culprit and I didn’t want to chance it, so I did not replace. Dr Childers was great about listening to my concerns and was confident he could help me. And he did!!:) I am VERY pleased with my results and would recommend to everyone! You will be in great hands!"
"I couldn’t recommend Dr.Childers enough. I had a breast lift and implants in 2017 everything went great and I was super happy with the results. I had a reaction the the sutures after surgery and Dr.Childers was super helpful. I just has a "tummy tuck" with no muscle tightening as my abdominal muscles were back together. I had some lower abdominal loose skin after two kids so it wasn’t your average tummy tuck, I didn’t have enough skin to pull down and move the belly button so he was able to do it without moving it and I LOVE the results. Dr. Childers did an amazing job and was super helpful before and after surgery. I would say he gives an honest opinion which is nice when you’re thinking about getting cosmetic surgery."
"As a patient, i researched Dr. Childers. I learned of ALL the awards he has received as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and among one of the Top Ten Plastic Surgeons as well. The day of my procedure i was nervous of course i had no idea what to expexct. But when i woke up and saw what he had done i was so happy and extremely satisfied. I a am 5 days out of my surgery i still look in the mirror and can truly say i wish i would have seen him sooner. I'm just beyond words and filled with absolute joy and satisfaction. I will truly refer my friends and family to him. Dr. Childers YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!! Thank You Sheryl Wilcox."