Richard J. Restifo MD

New Haven, CT, US
Richard J. Restifo MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Our practice is committed to Excellence in Plastic Surgery of the Breast and Body. By concentrating on these areas we are able to provide the expertise and experience that is necessary to provide optimal outcomes. Our foremost concerns are patient safety and patient satisfaction. An individualized approach is taken that considers patients' goals, concerns, and lifestyles.

Practice Specialization

Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, Breast Reconstruction, Abdominoplasty, "Mommy Makeovers", Liposuction, Post-Bariatric and Body Contouring

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Background

Dr. Restifo graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and went on to receive his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He then completed a General Surgery residency at Georgetown University followed by his Plastic Surgery training at the University of Pittsburgh. Following this he became a faculty member in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine. In 1998 Dr. Restifo entered into private practice in New Haven and Fairfield counties, specializing in Plastic Surgery of the Breast and Body.

Publications and Presentations

  1. Restifo, RJ. The SPAIR Mammaplasty. A Useful Alternative to Vertical Mammaplasty. Annals of Plastic Surgery42:428, 1999
  2. Restifo, RJ. The Aesthetic Subunit Principle in Late TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery42:235, 1999
  3. Restifo, RJ. The Inferior Pedicled L-Scar Mammaplasty. Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery6:119, 1999
  4. Restifo, RJ, et al. TRAM Flap Perforator Ligation and the Delay Phenomenon: Development of an Endoscopic/Laparoscopic Delay Procedure. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery101:503, 1998
  5. Restifo, RJ, et al. Timing, Magnitude, and Utility of Delay in the TRAM Flap. Part II: Clinical Studies. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery99:1217, 1999
  6. Restifo, RJ et al. Prostacylclin Production at the Human Microvascular Anastomosis: Its Effect on Platelet Deposition.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery97:184, 1996.
  7. Restifo, RJ, Nauta, RJ. Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism. Contemporary Surgery, 37:45. 1990
  8. Restifo, RJ, et al. Surgical Delay in TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction: A Comparison of 7 and 14 day Delay Periods. Annals of Plastic Surgery38:330, 1997
  9. Restifo RJ. Secondary Use of the Rectus Muscle Pedicle for TRAM Flap Volume Deficiencies. Annals of Plastic Surgery40, 343. 1998
  10. Restifo, RJ et al. Vertical Mamaplasty: Technique and Complications. Surgical Technology InternationalVII:443, 1998
  11. Restifo, RJ. The Preconditioned TRAM Flap: Initial Clinical Experience. Annals of Plastic Surgery41:343, 1998
  12. Restifo, RJ. Surgically Delayed TRAM Flap: Scientific Foundations and Clinical Applications.Perspectives in Plastic Surgery. 14:55, 2000.
  13. Restifo RJ.TRAM Revisions and Contralateral Mammaplasties. The Role of "Mirror Image" Skin Patterns. Seminars in Plastic Surgery18:245, 2004
  14. Restifo RJ. The Robbins Inferior Pedicle Reduction Mammaplasty. Mastopexy and Breast Reduction. Principles and Practice. Springer-Verlag 2009, Chapter 54.
  15. Restifo RJ. The Short Scar Periareolar Reduction Mammaplasty. Mastopexy and Breast Reduction. Principles and Practice. Springer-Verlag 2009, Chapter 56.

Awards & Honors

Best Doctors in America 1996-2012, Castle-Connelly Top Doctor's New York Metro Area 2006-2012, U.S. News and World Report Best Doctors 2012, Patient's Choice Award 2009-2012, Compassionate Doctor Award 2011-2012.

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Yale/New Haven Hospital, St. Vincent's Medical Center

Society Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgery, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, Connecticut Society of Plastic Surgery.

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

New England Surgery Center, a AAASF certified facility.

Computer Imaging

Vectra XT System

Richard J. Restifo MD

59 Elm Street, Suite 560,
New Haven, CT, 06510, US

539 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT,
06897, US

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