Orange Plastic Surgeon
200 S. Orange Center Rd.
Orange, Connecticut 06477 US
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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Determined to Be 40 & Fabulous! Mommy make over! New Haven, CT

I have two handsome boys and breast feed them both, I loved my breast before my kids. I am 5'9 150 . My boobs have been a problem for me since breast feeding. I have all ways wanted them done and decided to fix a few other things as well. I found this site about five months ago. It felt so good to know that I was not the only person who felts this way about my body. I have met some wonderful...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

40 Y.o. Mom of 1- Tummy Tuck and Medial Thigh Lift. Orange, CT

This has been a long time coming for me. I have been wanting to do this for 15+ years, and I finally decided that this year was the right time. A little bit about me: my kiddo will soon be 19, and I've had these issues since before he was born- he just added stretch marks! I've been up and down with my weight most of my adult life, my lowest weight was 128 lbs. This a better pic of what...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Completely Satisfield - New Haven, CT

My experience was completely positive. I choose Dr. Restifo because of all the referrals I had gotten from people. His reputation speaks for itself. Dr. Restifo came highly recommended by a number of people. I am so happy with my results. I had been diagnosed with Breast Cancer and I decided on a bi-lateral mastectomy. Dr. Restifo did my breast reconstruction. He is such an accomplished plastic surgeon that I placed all my trust in him. He and his staff are very friendly and very compationate. They made me feel very comfortable. I am so happy with my results.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Seamless Surgical Experience - New Haven, CT

The decision to have elective surgery is a serious one. Whether you're having extensive reconstructive surgeries to correct severe abnormalities or a single plastic surgery procedure to enhance your natural beauty, finding the right surgeon to perform your operation(s) is key to a healthy outcome. Finding the right surgeon is the first and most important step in your plastic surgery journey...

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

30 yrs old, no kids. benelli lift w/ 625cc sientra gummy bear unders!

I have been stalking this sight for about a year now, and would love to thank all of you for your reviews ! it has been and still are so helpful !!! for years I had wanted a breast augmentation. a few years ago I lost 100 lbs through diet and exercise (although I gained a good 20 back lol) and was left w two deflated Hershey kiss boobs !! I finally decided it was time to start looking around....

5 out of 5 stars Mentor Breast Implants

550ccs high profile breast augmentation - Connecticut

I have seen others reviews and this is why I'm writing mine .I am 5'6" and 130 lbs nice build .breast feed both children .with my second daughter I breast feed for 11 months that was rough on my breast .I am currently 34 b but I don't fill out the bra on the top part of it .I'd say there deflated. I'm nervous and excited to get them done and I will be posting before and after pics as I get...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

26, No Kids, AA to ?, 435 Cc Mod Prof Under Muscle. New Haven, CT

Wanted a breast aug for years- probably since I was 14. They just never came! Rude. Met with about 5 PS over the last two years (post college & financially ready to make the decision). I never expected myself to be so picky in choosing a PS, but none of them seemed to "click." Some too salesy, one too senior in his practice, one with a snobby staff. Each consultation cost money btw, but this...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Life Changing - New Haven, CT

After researching many doctors...Dr. Restifo was the most educated, and highly revered surgeon in his field. After waiting for close to 10 years the decision to get my life and body back was an excellent choice. What Dr. Restifo did for me after 3 C-Sections was in part simply life altering and my results are miraculous to say the least. His talents are far superior than anyone I have seen. Dr. Restifo is very professional and caring to his patients individual needs as well his staff is always very warming. I could not be more pleased with my experience!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Loving my New Bikini Body! - New Haven, CT

I wanted Breast Augmentation for years because of the affects after child birth, After years of fighting to keep my breasts in a bikini and not being able to wear strapless dresses I finally decided this was my year! I could not be happier with my decision. Dr. Restifo was an absolute pleasure to work with, he gave me his professional opinion on size which was a bit bigger than I initially...

5 out of 5 stars Thigh Lift

Medial Thigh Lift and Skin Removal on Waist/Back - Orange, CT

This is my second experience with Dr. Restifo. Four years ago he repaired a horrible abdominalplasty done by another plastic surgeon. His skill is superior to any other plastic surgeon around. He is kind, gentle, thorough, and listens to the patient. I am less than one week after surgery, but I am very pleased with the results. Dr. Restifo specializes in "body sculpting", and he is an...

Personal Statement

Dr. Richard J. Restifo's training, experience and accolades make him one of the most sought after plastic and reconstructive surgeons of the breast and body. His specialties are breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, buttock lift, liposuction of the body, and thigh and arm rejuvenation.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Awards & Recognition

Best Doctors in America 1994-2015
America's Best Surgeons - Consumer Research Council of America
Top Doctors: New York Metro Area - Castle Connolly
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Restifo has hospital affiliations at Yale/New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT Temple Medical Center, New Haven, CT St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, CT.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Biochemistry University of Pennsylvania
    Medical: MD, Harvard Medical School, Graduated with Highest Honors

  • Post-Medical School Training

    Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
    General Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital

Treatments offered at Restifo Plastic Surgery

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How Much Weight Can I Lose from Tummy Tuck Surgery?

A Tummy Tuck is more about contour and shape than it is about weight. Usually the skin and fat that is removed weighs about 5 pounds. This may not... READ MORE

Although saline implant dont feel AS natural as silicone, is there really a big difference?

We all know that silicone implants have a more natural look and feel as compared to saline implants, but how big a difference is this? The answer is..... READ MORE

Bad areola reduction? (Photo)

You should wait several months for the scars to heal and the breasts to settle.  I think that you could get a further reduction in areolar size. ... READ MORE

Is a Vertical Breast Lift w/o Implants Supposed to Firm Breasts?

Thank you for your questioning. No doubt, tuberous breasts represent a challenge. A vertical mammaplasty, with its limited("lollipop") scar pattern... READ MORE

I'm planning on getting breast augmentation. I have 3 kids, 2 are little (1, and 3) and I'm starting back up my classes online.

Thank you for your question. It is great that you will have help for the first week, but it is important to realize it will be longer than a week,... READ MORE

Tummy tuck or lipo? I'm 5'1" 145lbs. (photos)

Hi and thanks for your question. From your pictures it seems as though there may be some extra skin in addition to the extra fat. When you sit down,... READ MORE

When considering breast implants w/lift would textured implant be more suitable? What are some of the negative aspects? (Photo)

The presence or absence of texturing, in and of itself, will not have an effect on the shape. The textured implants have a tendency to drop less than... READ MORE

Can you still perform a tummy tuck when you have large older scars?

Hello and thank you for your question. If the incision is in the middle and oriented in an up-and-down configuration, it may still be possible to have... READ MORE

Loose skin and fat remain after full tummy tuck with lipo? (Photos)

Judging from your photos it appears that you still have some excess skin. Fortunately it is not difficult to remove more of it in a fairly small... READ MORE

Will breast lift and areola reduction give me the results I want? (Photo)

Judging by your pictures, the operation that will give you the look that you are seeking is the traditional "anchor" type of breast lift, which will... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Restifo

Richard J. Restifo, MD has shared 37 before and after pictures with 159 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Plastic Surgery Scars: 3 Factors That Determine What Kind of Scar You'll Get

Dr. Richard Restifo talks about his approach to minimizing scars and how a good surgeon will help patients understand what to expect. WATCH VIDEO

Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck: Which Is Best for Me?

Dr. Richard J. Restifo explains how you can determine whether a liposuction or a tummy tuck is the best solution to achieve the result you have in mind. WATCH VIDEO

How to Figure out the Right Breast Implant Size

Dr. Richard J. Restifo discusses how to determine what size implants will provide the ideal breast contours to achieve either your desired results. WATCH VIDEO

Getting Your Body Back With a Mommy Makeover

Dr. Richard J. Restifo explains what a mommy makeover entails and the goals of surgery: to restore a woman's body to its pre-pregnancy or pre-nursing state. WATCH VIDEO

What You Need to Know About CoolSculpting

Dr. Richard J. Restifo explains non-surgical fat reduction with CoolSculpting and discusses who is a good candidate for treatment, and who might be better served with other surgical procedures. WATCH VIDEO

What to do After a Botched Plastic Surgery

Dr. Richard J. Restifo discusses what can be done for individuals who are unhappy about a prior surgery. WATCH VIDEO

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