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Robert Whitfield, MD

93.8% Patient Satisfaction based on 258 ratings

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4.69
Based on 258 ratings
5 stars (201)
77.9%
4 stars (41)
15.9%
3 stars (11)
4.3%
2 stars (4)
1.6%
1 star (1)
0.4%
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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 (173)

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.

AccuTite

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.

Breast Implant Removal

Very professional attitude, knowledge and experience in handling a case like mine.

Breast Implant Removal

Dr. Whitfield was amazing as well as his staff. He made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend Dr. Whitfield to anyone.

Breast Reconstruction

The consultation was very informative and easy to understand the next steps.

Breast Implant Removal

I had a consultation with Dr. Whitfield in Austin Texas to discuss my autoimmune disorders and the possibility that I suffered from BII. I was initially looking to gather information to determine if Breast Implant Removal surgery was for me, not 100% that I was going to move forward with such a drastic surgery.Dr. Whitifeild knew right away when he looked at my breast that something was wrong. He referred me for a mammogram and ultrasound that revealed I had a growth on my right breast. He then referred me to the Austin Cancer Center to Dr. Sherry Thomas to have it removed. He is extremely knowledgable, communicating every step of the way. Once the mass is removed and tested I plan on moving forward with my implant removal along with a breast lift. Dr. Whitfield is straight forward, candid, and thorough. I have read other reviews from patients that don't like how candid he can be which seems odd to me, why would you want a doctor to sugar coat anything when it comes to your health? He was amazaing and I look forward to finally moving forward with my surgery once my mass is removed. I highly recommend Dr. Whitfiled and his team!!

Breast Implant Removal

I'm impressed with the professionalism, care, and empathy of Dr. Whitfield and his staff. Their intelligence, knowledge and ease of discussion is comforting. Dr. Whitfield is a refreshing presence among plastic surgeons. I'm really looking forward to my surgery.