Richard J. Restifo MD

Orange, CT, US
Richard J. Restifo MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

The number one priority of our practice is our patients. We endeavor at all times to assure that each patient's expectations are met, and that safety, comfort, and optimal outcomes are achieved.

Practice Specialization

Specializing in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery of the Breast and Body.

Restifo Plastic Surgery offers the following procedures and services:

Breast
Breast Augmentation
Breast Asymmetry
Breast Lift
Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reduction
Implant Revisions
Male Breast Surgery (Gynecomastia)

Abdomen
Abdominal Liposuction
Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck
Mini Abdominoplasty

Body
Mommy Makeover
Body Lift
Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
“Brazilian” Buttock Lift
Buttock Lift
Labiaplasty
Lateral Thigh Lift
Liposuction (all areas)
Medial Thigh Lift
Post Bariatric Body Contouring

Spa Treatments
Laser Hair Removal
CoolSculpting
Botox
Radiesse
Restylane
Juvederm

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Background

Dr. Restifo graduated with highest honors from Harvard Medical School. He completed a General Surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital and trained as a resident in Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction in Biochemistry.

Teaching Appointments

Faculty - Yale School of Medicine 1993 - 1999

Publications and Presentations

1. Restifo, RJ. The SPAIR Mammaplasty. A Useful Alternative to Vertical Mammaplasty
Annals of Plastic Surgery 42:428, 1999
2. Restifo, RJ. The Aesthetic Subunit Principle in Late TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery 42:235, 1999
3. Restifo, RJ. The Inferior Pedicled L-Scar Mammaplasty. Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery 6: 119, 1999
4. Restifo, RJ, et al. TRAM Flap Perforator Ligation and the Delay Phenomenon: Development of an Endoscopic/Laparoscopic Delay Procedure. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 101:503, 1998
5. Restifo, RJ, et al. Timing, Magnitude and Utility of Surgical Delay in the TRAM Flap. Part 1: Animal Studies. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 99:1211, 1997
6. Restifo, RJ, et al. Timing, Magnitude, and Utility of Surgical Delay in the TRAM Flap. Part II: Clinical Studies. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 99:1217, 1997
7. Restifo, RJ et al. Prostacylclin Production at the Human Microvascular Anastomosis:
Its Effect on Platelet Deposition. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 97:184, 1996.
8. Restifo, RJ, Nauta, RJ. Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism. Contemporary Surgery, 37:45. 1990
9. Restifo, RJ, et al. Surgical Delay in TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction: A Comparison of 7 and 14 day Delay Periods. Annals of Plastic Surgery 38:330, 1997
10. Restifo RJ. Secondary Use of the Rectus Muscle Pedicle for TRAM Flap Volume Deficiencies. Annals of Plastic Surgery 40, 343. 1998
11. Restifo, RJ et al. Vertical Mammaplasty: Technique and Complications. Surgical Technology International VII :443, 1998
12. Restifo, RJ, Thompson, JG. The Preconditioned TRAM Flap: Initial Clinical Experience. Annals of Plastic Surgery 41:343, 1998
13. Restifo, RJ. Surgically Delayed TRAM Flap: Scientific Foundations and Clinical Applications. Perspectives in Plastic Surgery 14:55, 2000.
14. Restifo RJ. TRAM Revisions and Contralateral Mammaplasties. The Role of “Mirror Image” Skin Patterns. Seminars in Plastic Surgery 18:245, 2004
15. Restifo RJ. The Robbins Inferior Pedicle Reduction Mammaplasty. Mastopexy and Breast Reduction. Principles and Practice. Springer-Verlag 2009, Chapter 54.
16. Restifo RJ. The Short Scar Periareolar Reduction Mammaplasty. Mastopexy and Breast Reduction. Principles and Practice. Springer-Verlag 2009, Chapter 56.
17. Restifo, RJ, Lalikos, J. Free Nipple Graft Reduction Mammaplasty. Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 3: 184, 1996
18. Ross, DA; Thomson, JG; Restifo, RJ; Tarro, JM; Sasaski, CT. The Extended Lateral Arm Free Flap for Head and Neck Reconstruction: The Yale Experience. Layngoscope 106:14-18, 1996
19. Thomson, JG; Liu, YJ; Restifo, RJ et al. Surface Area Measurement of the Female Breast: Phase I. Validation of a Novel Optical Technique. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 123: 1588, 2009
20. Rohrich, RJ; Beran, SJ; Restifo, RJ, and Copit, SE. Aesthetic Management of the Breast following Explantation: Evaluation and Mastopexy Options. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 101: 827, 1998

Awards & Honors

Dr. Restifo holds the honor of being chosen by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America” consecutively every year since 1994. He has also been named multiple times as among “America’s Best Surgeons” by the Consumer Research Council of America as well as one of the “Top Doctors: New York Metro Area” as determined by the prestigious Castle Connolly group.

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Yale/New Haven Hospital
St. Vincent’s Medical Center

Society Memberships

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Member of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member of the Connecticut Society of Plastic Surgeons

Offices Held

Chief of Plastic Surgery at St. Vincent’s Medical Center for 10 years, from 2001-2011.

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Yale/New Haven Hospital
St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Temple Surgical Center
Fairfield Surgical Center

Computer Imaging

Vectra 3-D Imaging

Payment Options

Cash, Care Credit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Richard J. Restifo MD

200 S. Orange Center Rd.,
Orange, CT 06477, US

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