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Robert Whitfield, MD

94.4% Patient Satisfaction based on 218 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 (145)

Eyelid Surgery

I was really looking forward to it and improve my face!

Breast Implant Removal

1. Dr. Whitfield saw how sick I was and immediately acted to help me with the explant process. 2. The process went fast for me, but the staff was knowledgeable and gave me all the info and reassurance I needed to feel comfortable. 3. The number to text in with questions/concerns was great.

Breast Reconstruction

The procedure was explained well and I felt prepared to go into the surgery. The protocol for pain control worked extremely well, and I recovered quickly. The quality of the work done is outstanding. I am very satisfied with the results.

Breast Reconstruction

I have been seeing Dr. Whitfield for almost 2 years. He's done several procedures for me and he's just amazing, great bedside manner and family man. I would highly recommend him and definitely refer him to any of my friends. There is no doubt that you will be completely satisfied with Dr. Whitfield's work. He's very professional but down to earth and explains everything he's going to do. He will continue to be my plastic surgeon always in the future, and I hope he will be yours. Just to mention his staff is fantastic as well. Always happy to see you when you walk in. Please give him a call you will not be disappointed.

Breast Implant Removal

I had my implants removed after 10+ years of being sick and no other doctor could figure out what was wrong with me. My health was failing, I hurt all the time, and I was unable to keep weight on. I had sleep issues, headaches, kidney problems, stomach issues, joint pains so bad that there were days I could hardly walk. My body was failing me and there were no answers as to why. Dr. Whitfield was great. He listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. He did an amazing job at removing the implants and was able to get all of the capsules as well via an enbloc procedure. Although I have scars they are very minimal and are actually far less visible than previous scars from prior surgery. I have my health back and feel like I have a new quality of life. I am a mother of 4, have 2 grand babies, and my own business. I can now focus on what is important and enjoy each day instead of just making it through a day on good days or spending many days in bed or on the couch. Thank you Dr. Whitfield.

Breast Implant Removal

The staff was amazing. Dr. Whitfield constantly in contact with me. He was so compassionate.


I highly recommend Dr. Whitfield. He truly cares about his patients and their outcomes, and is an excellent doctor. I was very comfortable during my surgery and after, and I love that he took plenty of time with me and did not rush me in and out the door like other plastic surgeons do. He even retreated my neck area for better results at no extra charge. Dr. Whitfield advertised that most people will see a 30% improvement in their neck appearance, and although I am still not happy with the way my neck looks, I think the appearance of my neck area probably improved more than 30% from the treatment.

Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Whitfield did a great job on my last reconstruction surgery, explaining to me in detail the procedure he was going to do and the expectations for recovery. Dr. Whitfield and his staff are just amazing! He takes the time to explain in detail the different procedures and techniques he is using at the surgery time, as well as what comes after, which makes me feel really comfortable. The scars after the procedure are barely noticeable and I was able to get back to my normal routine after a few days. Couldn’t ask for a better doctor after everything I have been through!

Breast Reconstruction

They were professional, so accommodating and compassionate.

Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Whitfield is an extraordinary and passionate physician that truly cares about his patients. His expertise, knowledge, professionalism, and caring heart is beyond measure. His entire staff are all a true reflection of Dr. Whitfield. This is a practice where the patient care and outcome is top priority, and everyone is professional with most caring hearts. I cannot say enough how outstanding my experience is.

Breast Implant Removal

Dr. Whitfield is an expert and immediately made me feel at ease. He spent a lot of time answering my questions and going forward with my decision to explant. I have already, and will continue to, recommend Dr. Whitfield to anyone seeking care, treatment and surgery from a plastic surgeon. He definitely goes the extra mile in caring about TOTAL wellness!

Breast Implant Removal

Dr. Whitfield and his staff are beyond amazing! They are like family! They truly care about you and what is best for your well being! They are quick to answer any questions I might have, and always are a phone call away. One of the best doctor visits I have ever had!

Breast Implant Removal

Dr. Whitfield was highly knowledgeable, compassionate and had a precise plan for moving forward. He explained things in a clear, comprehensive manner. The nurses and office staff were professional and friendly.


Dr. Whitfield immediately understood my situation and provided solutions

Breast Implant Removal

The entire staff was/is very accommodating. I never felt like I could not ask questions and I never felt as though the answers I received were condescending. Dr. Whitfield and his nursing staff listened to my concerns diligently and responded with care.

Juvéderm® XC

Love Dr. Whitfield & staff... Can't wait till they get in their new place. Great results

Injectable Fillers

I was welcomed once I entered the office with a Hello and big smile.

Breast Implant Removal

The staff was friendly & professional. The consultation was not rushed & the doctor seemed genuine. I left feeling as though all my questions had been thoroughly answered.

Fractora Skin Resurfacing

The provider is a very caring and knowledgeable doctor and the staff is amazing. The situation has to do with the accumulation of fluids below the chin that have never subsided after the neck and chin surgery. I'm not sure what would be the proper treatment for it. It has been a year and a half since the surgery.

Treatment / Procedure

This doctor was very polite and took the time to explain every detail that was going to be done.