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Gifting Plastic Surgery

With the New Year here, gifting plastic surgery is an option! Gift certificates are always available! In a related Facebook post, someone recently joked, “This gift may get you slapped… Hey, you’re looking kind of,…well, OLD. Here’s a gift that benefits all those who have to look at you! Season’s greetings!” Of course, his post and […]


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How to Combat Misinformation About Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery Information (and Misinformation) It’s never been easier to gain access to large volumes of plastic surgery information online about all types of cosmetic procedures. Unfortunately, there is also an abundance of inaccurate blog posts, videos, and “reports”. Evaluating Plastic Surgery Options All too often, unscrupulous businesses make fraudulent claims using slick marketing materials about procedures […]


Restifo Plastic Surgery Breast Augmentation

Which is the Better Implant: Saline or Silicone?

A lot of patients ask which is the better implant: saline or silicone. The answer is…it depends. It depends on how much breast tissue you have. Silicone implants are the more popular type of implant, mostly because they look and feel more like breast tissue than do saline implants. However, this difference between silicone and saline […]


paying for plastic surgery

Paying for Plastic Surgery

Thinking about paying for plastic surgery, but not sure what options are available? While cosmetic procedures are a significant investment, they can also pay off in dividends both personally and professionally. It’s estimated that over 15 million people undergo cosmetic procedures annually, spending over $12 billion.  And it’s no wonder: when people find a way […]


Thinking about breast augmentation or a breast lift with implants?

Wondering if you need a breast augmentation or a breast lift with implants? I hear all sorts of words… Sagging. Drooping.  Floppy. Loose. Deflated. These are not words that we typically want to use to describe the shape of a woman’s breasts. How does this happen? What Causes Changes to Breasts? Firstly, there are things that […]


Cosmetic Surgery is on the Rise

Cosmetic Procedures are on the Rise:  Who is Doing What (and Where)? At the beginning of 2016, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reported that Americans spent more than 13.5 billion dollars on combined surgical and nonsurgical procedures in the year prior.  Not surprisingly, both Dr. Restifo and Dr. Mao have seen a […]


Straight Talk: What is CoolSculpting and How Well Does it Work?

CoolSculpting is a Nonsurgical Fat Reduction Procedure CoolSculpting disrupts fat using a form of controlled frostbite.  Research has shown that during frostbite fat cells freeze before the skin freezes. The cryolipolysis method used in CoolSculpting works in the same way; freezing fat but not your skin. The “frozen fat” dies and is absorbed by your […]


Dr. Restifo Breast Augmentation

Saline Versus Silicone Implants: Which is Better?

When it comes to Breast Augmentation, patients often ask: “Which is better, saline or silicone implants?” The answer is, it depends.  It depends a lot on how much breast tissue you have. In general, the less tissue you have, the more you “need” silicone as opposed to saline. What’s the Structural Difference between Saline and Silicone […]


A Whole Beauty Approach to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Orange Life Magazine, Winter 2015 When physical issues inhibit people from fully engaging in life the way they want to, cosmetic surgery may be a good option. Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richard J. Restifo discusses his “whole person” approach to surgery. Read the full article in Orange Life Magazine on page 35 here.



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