Austin Plastic Surgeon
1510 W. 34th Street, Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78703 US
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5 out of 5 stars Lip Augmentation

Master of the perfect pout

PERFECT POUT, NO BRUSING and a PRETTY COOL GUY to boot. I'm extremely picky, I would NEVER want me as a patient. I will notice if something is 1 millimeter off. When I confessed this to Dr. Whitfield he responded "Millimeters count", I immediately knew I'd found my guy. Dr. Whitfield plumped my lips using a candula which prevents damaging blood vessels and results in no bruising and...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Explant Surgery...So Glad I Did It!

I had breast implants for almost 9 years and much like a lot, not all...but a lot of women. I started to have symptoms and get sick from my implants. You may ask how do I know? After doing yoga, dancing and just into a lot of healthy things for years, I am really in tune with my body. And I just knew. So from the time I figured it out until I had the surgery may have been a period of 6 months....

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

BRCA-2 Positive, Breast Reconstruction Following Prophylactic Mastectomies - Austin, TX

I was diagnosed with the BRCA-2 gene mutation in May of 2014. I immediately started consulting with geneticists and a surgeon who specialized in mastectomies. From every consult came one overwhelming recommendation for my reconstruction options: Dr. Robert Whitfield. When I called to schedule a consultation, I was rushed in when most practices would have booked me months later. While their...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

60 Year Old Woman Needing Tummy Tuck - Austin, TX

After having multiple abdominal surgeries, I was left with unsightly scars and a fat stomach that would not go away. I decided to have a tummy tuck and it was the best decision I have ever made. Dr. Whitfield and his staff were very professional, punctual, and concerned about what was best for me. The surgery and recovery was so easy. I took pain medication for two days and took Advil as...

5 out of 5 stars Restylane Silk

Fillers - Austin, TX

I asked Dr. Whitfield what fillers he would recommend to make my upper lip fuller and to smooth some of the lines above. I also wanted more fullness in my cheeks. I'm 59 years old and felt my face had begun to look too thin. He used Restylane Silk and Lyft and I'm very please with the results. Dr. Whitfield is very personable and made me feel comfortable throughout the procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I love my results - Breast Augmentation - Austin, TX

I loved Dr Whitfield he was very informative, gave me his opinions instead of just agreeing with everything I said to make me happy. He knows what he is doing and I would recomend all of my friends to him. He explained every step of the operation and what was going to happen pre and post op. He checked up on me after the surgery was over, very professional. I felt right at home at his office...

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

40 Yr Old Active Male with Gut and Love Handles - Austin, TX

“I am extremely happy with the result and currently planning other areas for cool sculpting treatment. I had no pain during the one-hour sculpting. There was some tenderness for a couple of days.. however after a week, no more discomfort. Results were noticeable within 3-4 weeks. I highly recommend it.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

52-year-old Mother of 3, DIEP Flap Reconstruction--SO Happy with the Results! - Austin, TX

Hearing the words “You have breast cancer” is overwhelming, frightening, and a life-changer no matter what stage your cancer is. You are faced with a myriad of decisions about treatment, surgery, scheduling, and how to communicate to family and friends, to name but a few. Your mind is swimming, but first and foremost, you just want the cancer OUT. My general surgeon’s wife is a good...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Explant and DIEP Flap Reconstruction - Austin, TX

I went to Dr. Whitfield to see about having my implants removed & have the DIEP flap reconstruction instead. Pros - this would be my own tissue & less likely to cause issues later, skilled surgeon who does lots of these surgeries & has high success rate. Cons - 4-6 wk recovery, 3-5 dy hosp. stay

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

DIEP Flap Reconstruction After Double Mastectomy - Austin, TX

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August, 2013. Shortly after being diagnosed, my world turned into a series of doctors appointments. I had a bilateral mastectomy in September, 2013, followed by 6 rounds of chemotherapy, and 33 treatments of radiation. After this, the biggest decision I had facing me was whether to undergo plastic surgery or not. Unaware of how to even go about choosing a...

Personal Statement

Breast and Body Center of Austin strives to provide each patient with individual attention. We want every patient in our practice to feel cared about and have the best experience possible.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

Free consult with mention of Realself

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Whitfield has hospital affiliations at St. David's Hospital; Seton Medical Center; Meridian Surgery Center; Inspire Surgery Center; Georgetown Hospital; Resolute Hospital - New Braunfels; Round Rock Medical Center; South Austin Medical Center; Brackenridge Hospital; Lakeway Regional Medical Center .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, University of Nevada, 1992
    Medical: MD, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 1996
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Indiana University, 2002
    Plastic Surgery, Indiana University, 2004
    Microsurgery, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2005

Treatments offered at Breast and Body Center of Austin

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Which would you recommend; Coolsculpting or Smart Lipo for my body type? (photos)

Body reshaping is designed to fit your expectations and schedule. You can choose the method based on your desire for change. I have several patients... READ MORE

Better Results for Love Handles, Coolsculpting or Liposuction?

This is a favored treatment for dual Sculpting with Cool sculpting. Absolutely works with no downtime.Body reshaping can be performed with a cannula... READ MORE

Fat Transfer Side Effects

Please find an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and member of the Aesthetic Society using the Smart Beauty Guide. These Plastic Surgeons... READ MORE

How long should you sleep elevated after breast augmentation?

Everyone is different with their approach. Also depends on the placement of the device. If you are using a hand in glove approach then you should be... READ MORE

9 days post Saline submuscular breast implant removal (implanted 2003)- SEVERE complications, no infection (Photo)

That is not an infection of the skin but a reaction.  It is best to be seen by a dermatologist for further evaluation.  A biopsy of the skin may be n... READ MORE

Hi! I'm a 46 yr. Old mom. My 500ccish saline implants are 17 years old and now sag. What would you advise? (Photos)

I would recommend a smaller device that is not high profile to provide a more natural appearance.  The texturing can be discussed as well. READ MORE

How long should breast implants take to soften after they've already dropped? (Photo)

Implants are going to feel about the same but as you tissues relax and stretch to accommodate the implant they will feel better.  I would look at ... READ MORE

Explant breast implants. How should this be done?

If you are having medical problems of have a history of inflammation in joints or other areas of the body then consideration should be given to... READ MORE

I have saline breast implants, under the muscle, 21 years. I have a question regarding muscle repair after explantation.

Typically the muscle repair performed is limited because of the length of the time the implants have been in place.  Suturing the muscle to the chest ... READ MORE

Best bra for after explantation of breast implants?

I would recommend a inexpensive sports bra for now.  there is no need for a compression bra after surgery.  an ace wrap can be applied after surgery. READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Whitfield

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Removing Your Breast Implants

Dr. Robert Whitfield discusses the breast implant removal process and why someone may consider having this procedure done. WATCH VIDEO

The Lowdown on Injectables

Dr. Robert Whitfield discusses the different types of injectables and the benefits they can provide, such as Botox or Juvederm. WATCH VIDEO

Lymphedema After Breast Cancer: What It Is and How to Treat It

Dr. Robert Whitfield discusses a condition called lymphedema, its causes, available treatments, and the relationship it has with lipedema. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Reconstruction 101: What Are My Options?

Dr. Robert Whitfield discusses what breast reconstruction options are available in the market and what kinds of patients are best for each. WATCH VIDEO

Fat Grafting: Transferring Fat To Achieve Previously Unattainable Results

Dr. Robert Whitfield explains how fat is extracted, processed, and then transferred to the desired area for a natural way to add volume. WATCH VIDEO

The Doctor Explains How to Tell If You're a Mini Tummy Tuck Candidate

Dr. Robert Whitfield shares his expertise on how to determine if you're a candidate for a mini tummy tuck. WATCH VIDEO

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