Richard Restifo, MD


Dr. Richard Restifo is a Preferred Surgeon

Preferred Surgeons are recognized for their additional expertise with IDEAL IMPLANT breast implant procedures. While all our surgeons must be board certified plastic surgeons, when you choose a preferred surgeon, you’re choosing a surgeon with increased IDEAL IMPLANT experience.

About Dr. Richard Restifo

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 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.

Dr. Restifo is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He 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. He is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Member of the American Society Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the New England Society of Plastic Surgeons, Connecticut State Medical Society, Connecticut Society of Plastic Surgery, and the New Haven County Medical Society. For 10 years he served as Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Dr. Restifo is in private practice in Fairfield County and New Haven County, Connecticut.

Dr. Restifo was recently recognized as an IDEAL IMPLANT Preferred Surgeon due to his extensive expertise working with IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants, the latest technology in breast augmentation. With a unique structure surrounding these saline-filled implants, women can achieve beautiful results with zero risk of silent rupture. Dr. Restifo uses the IDEAL IMPLANT to help women look and feel their best. With the IDEAL IMPLANT, no expensive MRIs are needed, and they come with a lower risk of both capsule contracture and ruptures when compared to other implants


"I would highly recommend Dr. Restifo!"

“I had a great experience with Dr. Restifo.  He and his nursing staff were very patient and professional answering all questions I had.  His office staff worked quickly with my insurance company to ensure coverage. My procedure and all appointments were scheduled timely and did not turn into a long waiting period.  I would highly recommend Dr. Restifo!”

– Google Review from carra conlan

"Dr. Restifo and the entire team are wonderful!"

“Dr. Restifo and the entire team at Restifo Plastic Surgery are wonderful. It is never easy having any type of surgery, however, my experience was nothing less than outstanding. Dr. Restifo’s caring approach put me at ease and his team was always very supportive!”

– Facebook Review from Carol Richiski Onorato

"The result was excellent!"

“Dr. Restifo was excellent. I highly recommend him as a plastic surgeon. Had an extremely positive experience with everything. I was very nervous beforehand about undergoing surgery but the procedure was super easy, quick, and the result was excellent.”

– Realself Review from fitgirl412

"My experience was nothing less than outstanding!"

“Dr. Restifo and the entire team at Restifo Plastic Surgery are wonderful.  It is never easy having any type of surgery, however, my experience was nothing less than outstanding.  Dr. Restifo’s caring approach put me at ease and his team was always very supportive.”

– Google Review from Carol Onorato

"Dr. Restifo is absolutely amazing!"

“Dr. Restifo is absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in plastic surgery! He is quick, honest and to the point. His recommendations for your body type are perfect. He is the doctor you can go to without having to contemplate his knowledge or experience. His nurse Jackie is also amazing and gives wonderful advice based on personal experience. If you’re on the fence of choosing which doctor to trust, this is a no brainer. Spend the extra money to have your surgery done right with Dr. Restifo.”

– Facebook Review from Jenna Jay

"So GLAD I chose him!"

“I’ve been thinking about a breast reduction since forever! Finally decided to do something about my back pain 4 months ago. I did a lot of research and Dr. Restifo’s results from previous patients won me over. So GLAD I chose him! Scars look amazing and I got the results I wanted! His staff was also very nice and accommodating. Hope you pick him – you’ll be glad you did”

– Realself Review from AthenaT

"Loved my experience with Dr.Restifo!"

“Loved my experience with Dr.Restifo.  They have a beautiful office and you are greeted by a very welcoming front desk staff.  I had my consultation with Dr. Restifo he took his time to explain the procedure and answer all my questions. After that I went over my proposal with Marie the practice administrator she explained the beak down of my fees of my procedure.  Then surgery day I felt so confident that I’m going to get the results that I wished for. I had my procedure done at Temple hospital and it was an amazing comforting experience. I met all the staff that was going to be working on me. Then my results amazing so happy I picked the best doctor to change my life.   All my post OP appointments were wonderful with Dr. Restifo nurse Jackie she is very kind and comforting.

I would recommend Dr. Restifo to all my friends and I already have.”

– Google Review from Bella OMG

"He is a top-notch surgeon!"

“My experience with Dr. Restifo has been excellent. From the initial consultation to the post-op visit, he always made me feel at ease. He clearly explained what would be done during my surgery and always answered all of my questions. He is a top-notch surgeon!”

– Realself Review from ctHRmom

"I am beyond grateful for his hard work!"

“Dr. Restifo has the most skilled hands in the business. I entrusted him with my body and he worked magic. I am beyond grateful for his hard work, dedication to his craft and the talent that he possesses. I don’t even know how to begin to thank him for how he’s changed my life. I’ve been in tears for days (happy tears) and with the results I just saw in his office — all I could do was hold his hand and cry and say “thank you” over and over. You changed my life Dr. Restifo and for that I am eternally grateful for you.”

– Facebook Review from Sarah Victor

"Dr. Restifo you are the best!"

“From day 1 I felt comfortable with Dr. Restifo and His staff. The ladies are great and they treat you like family. Dr. Restifo was patient, kind and you could tell he is passionate about what he does. He listens and cares about his patients wants and needs. Dr. Restifo did an amazing job. He gave me back my confidence. If you are looking for someone you can trust Dr. Restifo is the one to call. I’m so glad to have found such an incredible and talented doctor. Dr. Restifo you are the best I will recommend you to everyone I know!! Thank you!!!”

– Realself Review from sadia95ss

Restifo Plastic Surgery

200 S. Orange Center Rd.
Orange, CT 06477