Dr. Richard Joseph Restifo, MD

Dr. Richard Joseph Restifo, MD


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    Dr. Richard J. Restifo ’s specialties are aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, breast augmentation, breast lift, abdominoplasty, liposuction of the body and thigh and arm rejuvenation. Dr. Restifo is committed to his patients’ health, well-being, and complete satisfaction. He considers each patient’s needs individually and treats aesthetic procedures and medical needs equally. Dr. Restifo is resolute in providing for his patients’ care, comfort and results. As an acknowledged leader among plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Dr. Restifo has published over 40 articles on advanced surgical techniques in scientific journals. Dedicated to advancing the field of body plastic surgery, he has served on the review panel for the prestigious journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has also written extensively on breast reconstruction following mastectomy and on the innovative limited scar method for breast reduction surgery. Dr. Restifo has served as Assistant Professor and Director of Breast Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine Section of Plastic Surgery. He has been a member of the faculties of both of the Atlanta Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium and the Santa Fe Breast and Body Contouring Surgery Symposium. He has served as Chair of the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Instructional Course Breast Subcommittee, as well as the American Board of Medical Examiners’ In-Service Committee. Dr. Restifo was inducted to the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha societies and 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

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    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Plastic, Reconstructive, and Cosmetic Surgeon

    Education & Training

    Georgetown University Hospital (Residency)

    University of Pittsburgh (Residency)

    Bachelors Degree - University of Pennsylvania

    Doctorate - Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Plastic Surgery

    American Board of Surgery

    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by a Plastic, Reconstructive, and Cosmetic Surgeon, like Dr. Richard Restifo, may include:

    Plastic Surgery Consultation, Face Surgery Consultation, Hand Surgery Consultation, Neck Surgery Consultation, Head Surgery Consultation, Neck Surgery Consultation, Plastic / Reconstructive Surgery, Microsurgery, Skin Grafts, Breast Augmentation, Breast Microsurgery, Face Reconstructive Surgery Consultation, Reconstructive Surgery Consultation, Head Surgery Consultation, Face Surgery Consultation, Aesthetic Surgery Consultation, Head Surgery Consultation, Head Surgery Consultation, Plastic Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery Consultation, Breast Cancer Checkup, Breast Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Breast Cancer Surgery, Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty, Buttock Correction (Lift / Augmentation), Labiaplasty / Vaginal Correction, Ear Surgery / Otoplasty, Facelift, Liposuction, Chin Correction, Cheek Correction, Abdominal Wall Surgery, Plastic Surgery Follow Up, Hand Surgery Follow Up, Face Reconstructive Surgery Follow Up, Reconstructive Surgery Follow Up, Face Surgery Follow Up, Aesthetic Surgery Follow Up, Craniofacial Surgery Follow Up, Breast Surgery Follow Up, Stereotactic Breast Procedure, Surgery to Improve Aging Eyelids, Thigh Lift, Cheek Lift, Upper Arm Lift, Ectropion / Ectropion Repair, Eyelid and Eyebrow Surgery Consultation, Eyelid and Eyebrow Surgery Follow Up, Facial Implants, Fat Grafting, Hair Replacement Surgery, Orbital Plastic Surgery, Breast Cancer Genetic Counseling, Breast Cancer High Risk Screening, Breast Cancer Screening, Pediatric Plastic Surgery Consultation, Pediatric Plastic Surgery Follow Up, Breast Surgery Second Opinion, Breast Ultrasound, Burn and Wound Correction, Canthoplasty, Reconstructive Surgery, Revisional Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery or Correction, Split Earlobe Repair, Breast Cancer Screening, Stem Cell Therapy, Imaging Follow up, Burn Surgery, Tissue Expansion, Free Flap Procedure, Skin Excision, Acute Burn Resuscitation, Burn Scar Reconstruction, Debridement, Burn Rehabilitation, Surgical Burn Treatment, Burn Surgery Follow Up, Cosmetic Surgery Consultation, Breast Surgery Consultation, Body Sculpting Treatment (Non-Surgical), Non-Invasive Fat Reduction, Tissue Grafts, Scar Revision, Body Sculpting Consultation, Revisional Eyelid Surgery, Panniculectomy, Hair Transplant, Breast Imaging Follow up, Breast Reduction, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Revision Surgery, Brow Lift and Mommy Makeover Surgery

    For detailed information, please contact Dr. Restifo's office.


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    • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)

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    200 S Orange Center Rd

    Orange, CT 06477

    (203) 772-1444

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    100% of patients found the doctor and staff friendly and the office clean and modern

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    100% of patients felt that their time spent with the doctor was meaningful and impactful and that any follow ups were addressed quickly

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    100% of patients found it easy to book an appointment

    Patients give Dr. Richard Restifo an Excellent overall experience rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Restifo has been rated and reviewed by 1 patient. These ratings are based on a variety of factors, including the amount of time patients spent with Dr. Restifo, his bedside manner, appointment waiting time, friendliness of the office staff, clarity of diagnosis, and more.

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    Memberships & Associations

    American College of Surgeons

    Professional Member

    American Society Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

    Professional Member

    Connecticut State Medical Society

    Professional Member

    Connecticut Society of Plastic Surgery

    Professional Member

    New Haven County Medical Society

    Professional Member


    Best Doctors in America


    America’s Best Surgeons


    On-Time Doctor Award


    Patients' Choice Award


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Richard Restifo accepting new patients?

    Yes, Richard Restifo is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Richard Restifo offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Restifo's office at (203) 772-1444 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Richard Restifo offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Restifo's office at (203) 772-1444 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Richard Restifo speak?

    Richard Restifo speaks English.

    Which board certifications does Richard Restifo have?

    Richard Restifo is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and American Board of Surgery.

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