Meet Dr. Restivo

Meet Dr. Restivo

Dr Restivo

Dr. Terry E. Restivo combines the precision of the surgeon with the eye of an artist to create natural, beautiful results for you.

Utilizing her extensive surgical training and artistic background, Dr. Restivo provides cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery, working closely with each patient to determine the most beneficial procedure(s) to help you reach your ideal outcome.

As one of the best plastic surgeons in Hawaii, Dr. Restivo has helped countless patients achieve beautiful, natural-looking results by utilizing the safest and most effective surgical techniques. Take a moment to explore Dr. Restivo’s credentials below, and please contact us if you have any questions.


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), 2012-2015


General Surgery, UCSF East Bay Department of Surgery, Oakland, CA, 2003-2011

Medical School

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, CA, Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine, 1999-2003


  • San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, Master of Arts, Biology with an emphasis in Physiology, 1996-2002
  • Mills College, Oakland, CA, Bachelor of Arts, Biology,1988-1990


  • Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
  • Cosmetic injectables including Botox, Juvederm and Voluma
  • Aesthetic procedures of the face, breast, and body
  • Labiaplasty

Humanitarian Work

  • Project Vietnam, Volunteer mission to perform cleft palate and lip repair, March 2008
  • LIGA Int., Volunteer mission to perform various plastic surgeries, November 2009

Hospital Affiliation

  • Queen of the Valley, Napa, CA
  • Maui Memorial Medical Center, Wailuku, HI


  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, 2007-2008
  • UCSF Department of Surgery, 21 Annual Resident Research Symposium, Outstanding Abstract Presentation, April 2008


  • Hongo, J. S.; Laramee, G.R.; Urfer, R.; Shelton, D. L.; Restivo, T.; Sadick, M.; Galloway, A.; Chu, H.; Winslow, J. W. Antibody binding regions on human nerve growth factor identified by homolog- and alanine-scanning mutagenesis. Hybridoma 19:215-227; 2000.
  • Laundry, Y.; Le, O.; Restivo, T. E.; Mace, K. A.; Beausejour, C. Ionizing Radiation Delays Wound Healing by Preventing SDF-1alpha Induction and is Reversed by Multipotent Stromal Cells Injection. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, September 2009. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Mace, K. A.; Restivo, T. E.; Rinn, J. L; Paquet, A. C.; Chang, H.Y.; Young, D. M.; Boudreau, N. HoxA3 Modulates Injury-Induced Mobilization and Recruitment of Bone Marrow-Derived Cells. Stem Cells Vol. 27 No. 7 July 2009, pp. 1654 -1665.
  • Restivo, T. E. The establishment of a serum-free medium for the TR-1 cell line. San Francisco: San Francisco State University; 2002. Thesis.
  • Restivo, T. E. et al. Intra Aortic Balloon Pump, Pericardiocentesis, Bronchoscopy Chapters ICU Recall 3rd Edition.
  • Laundry, Y.; Le, O.; Mace, K.A.; Restivo, T.E.; Beausejour, C. Secretion of SDF-1a by bone marrow-derived stromal cells enhances skin wound healing of C57BL/6 mice exposed to Ionizing radiation. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Vol.14, No. 6b, June 2010, pp. 1594-1604.
  • Restivo, T. E.; Mace, K. A.; Harken, A. H.; Young, D. M. Application of the Chemokine CXCL12 Expression Plasmid Restores Wound Healing to Near Normal in a Diabetic Mouse Model, Journal of Trauma, Vol. 69, Issue 2: August 2010, pp. 392-398.
  • Wood, W.; Restivo, T. E.; Axelsson, K.; Svahn, J. Myelolipoma in the Spleen: A Rare Discovery of Extra-Adrenal Hematopoietic Tissue, Journal of Case Reports. Accepted, February 2013.
  • Bannon, P.; Wood, S.; Restivo, T. E.; Campbell, L.; Hardman, M. J.; Mace, K. Diabetes Induces Stable Intrinsic Changes to Myeloid Cells that Contribute to Nov-Dec, 2013, 6(6):1434-47


  • Vascular Anomalies: Grand Rounds UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX, November 2013
  • Breast Reconstruction: Grand Rounds UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX, August 2013
  • Tension Pneumothorax: Grand Rounds UCSF East Bay, Oakland, CA, April 2010
  • Perioperative Nutrition is Beneficial: Grand Rounds UCSF East Bay, Oakland, CA, July 2009
  • Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Action Potential: Ground Rounds UCSF East Bay, Oakland, CA, July 2009
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