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Robert Whitfield, MD

93.8% Patient Satisfaction based on 266 ratings

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About Robert Whitfield:

Dr. Robert Whitfield is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon who specializes in cutting edge techniques for the breast, face and body. His philosophy is simple: he always takes the time to do it the right way. Dr. Whitfield treats every patient, whether it’s for filler or a Mommy Makeover, the exact same. His goal is to deliver the highest quality care. He wants his patients to leave the office happy with results that exceed their expectations. 

Born and bred in Las Vegas, Dr. Whitfield received his medical degree from the University of Las Vegas School of Medicine. This was followed by six years of surgical training, as well as his plastic surgery residency, at Indiana University Medical Center. He returned to Nevada for a one year microsurgery fellowship before settling down to practice and teach at the Medical College of Wisconsin for 7 years.  

In 2012, Dr. Whitfield came to Austin and became renown for his breast reconstruction work, particularly the DIEP flap. He set up his own practice in 2017. Here, he offers the men and women of Austin a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures from breast augmentation, liposuction and facelifts to Juvéderm, Botox and BodyTite 

Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Whitfield’s approach to medicine has really been shaped by both his upbringing and his education. As a child of the “wild west”, he was born with an adventurous spirit. One of the reasons that he was drawn to plastic surgery is due to its constant innovation. There aren’t problems in plastic surgery, there are simply issues for which a solution has yet to be invented. He tempers this intrepid attitude with a lot of Midwestern pragmatism. It makes for a pretty winning combination. 

Dr. Whitfield was elected to the 2017 Texas Super Doctors list and  selected by his peers as Best Doctors in America from 2004-2014 and 2017. He was voted as one of the top doctors in Austin by the Austin Monthly Magazine 2013-2014 and has been recognized as one of the 100 Top Influencers in cosmetic surgery by RealSelf.  Dr. Whitfield is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Medical Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been published in many peer reviewed medical journals and has given numerous presentations both here and abroad.  

Married with two children, Dr. Whitfield spends most of his free time driving his son and daughter to their respective soccer games. However, when he and his wife can get away, they love to travel internationally; Spain and France are two of his favorites. For now, though, he loves everything about living in Austin from the culture to the food to the really fantastic music.

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Robert Whitfield, MD Reviews (178)

Mommy Makeover

Doctor Whitfield is a caring compassionate man. He always takes the time to inform me exactly what he is going to do. His office staff are the best. I would never go to another doctor, he's the BEST. Excellent pain control. Great bedside manner. Very pleased with my results.

Breast Implant Removal

Dr. Whitfield and the entire staff were sympathetic during the entire process of my decision to remove my breast implants. Each staff member was very responsive in their contact, and in making sure they had adequate availability for consultations, surgery, and post op visits. Dr. Whitfield reassured me during a time that was quite traumatic, and I felt confident the procedure would be performed to the highest standard and as required to remove the implant and capsule.

Breast Reconstruction


Breast Implant Removal

Dr. Whitfield actually listens and cares about your health, not just dollar signs. He is skilled and extremely knowledgeable about breast explantation and BII. He is doing his own research into BII and as a patient, that makes me feel much more comfortable with such a major surgery and life decision. His follow up for a year after is also highly regarded as well. His staff are courteous, professional, and kind. They remember you when you come in the office and are also genuinely concerned about your well being. I never once have been pushed toward any additional services or products either by Dr. Whitfield or any of his staff. My husband did end up coming back for a procedure of his own because HE trusts Dr. Whitfield due to how he took care of me, his wife. I think that speaks for itself. The ability to also be able to text Dr. Whitfield or any of the staff at any time and always get a timely response is also much appreciated. This is how a practice should be run. This is how doctors should treat their patients. Dr. Whitfield is a “Real Genius,” but also a compassionate human being and it truly shows. He has surrounded himself with staff who are also the same. That makes all of the difference in the world.

Breast Implant Removal

Dr. Whitfield was very attentive and saw that I was very sick during my consult. He made it a priority to confirm my previous Dr. / ER trips so he could do surgery right away. The staff was exceptional as well.

Breast Implant Removal

I felt rushed. There was not an explanation of what the procedure would entail. To be honest, I did not ask, but the Dr. did not expand on any questions I did have.

Breast Implant Removal

Dr. Whitfield & ENTIRE staff as a whole, were compassionate, down to earth, & genuinely understanding with me....a true GOD SEND! LIFE saving!!!!

Breast Implant Removal

Very satisfied with discussion of options provided

Breast Implant Removal

No waiting, staff and doctor were very attentive and helpful to my needs.

Breast Implant Revision

I found Dr. Whitfield to be very knowledgeable, straightforward and honest. He spent a lot of time with us and I felt as if he gave me input that was the BEST medically for me, but maybe not exactly what I wanted to hear due to the issues I was having with my breasts. Even though it was not want I wanted to hear, in the back of my mind I knew it was exactly what really needed to be done.


No pain during or after procedure. Dr Whitfield and his staff are all very welcoming and made me feel cared for. I know i'm in good hands and there is an alignment in outcomes from me and Dr Whitfiled, he wants great results as much as i do.

Breast Reconstruction

[Highly satisfied with] Dr. Whitfield's genuine compassionate care, as well his helpful, responsive and friendly staff. His amazing skill and knowledge. [Single best thing is...] Having no fear of cancer and much smaller, more normal great size.

Nipple Surgery

I like my new nipple, it is better than I expected. The surgery is successful! Thanks!

Breast Implant Removal

Dr. Whitfield from the very start made me feel heard & he seemed genuinely concerned for my well-being/health. The day of surgery the staff was very kind. I greatly appreciated how medication was handled for the surgery & pain afterward & that Dr. Whitfield took the time to remove the entire capsule and sent me pictures of them after surgery.

Breast Reconstruction

I was devastated to have a mastectomy. Dr. Whitfield reconstructed my breast using DIEP flap technique. The recovery has been very long but the results are fantastic. He is without doubt the gold standard for a surgeon. Very compassionate and his skill is beyond compare. His staff is also delightful. They are each and every one totally committed to patient care. [Single best thing is...] I have a new breast complete with nipple that looks as good or better than the one I lost. I even got the reconstructed nipple tattooed so the results are stellar. I had the reconstruction at the same time as mastectomy so I woke up from surgery with the new breast. I never had to live with the image of my body without a breast.

Breast Implant Removal

Dr. Whitfield and his staff are very compassionate and really listened to my concerns and wishes for how I wanted my body to look once my implants were removed. I appreciated Dr. Whitfield's confidence in his abilities and his demeanor immediately made me comfortable and confident that I was in the right hands with him and his staff.

Breast Reconstruction

I brought a family member with me for the consultation, during asking the doctor questions he would face my family member and not me. I was disappointed because I was the patient and he was not facing me while answering my questions about the procedure.

Breast Implant Removal

Very competent. Very nice staff.

Breast Implant Removal

Dr. Whitfield was very informative about my procedure. He explained how procedure was performed from start to finish. What to expect following the procedure. Expected recovery time.

Breast Implant Removal

Dr. Whitfield answered all of my questions and put me at ease. I appreciated his thorough feedback and years of experience. He also believes in breast implant illness- something many others don’t.