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 am so glad that I was referred to Dr. Whitfield, he is the best! A lot of Doctors don't believe in breast implant illness and not to say that he does. But he really listened and heard my concerns. I feel like that's important and it's what I needed. Any questions I had, he was more than happy to answer them, even if I asked them a hundred times. He assured me everything would be fine, and it was. I not only had my implants removed, but I also had a lift. I was told that it's probably not best to have bot procedures done at the same time, but we did. And he was great at being able to gauge and sculpt me soon to be itty bitties. The surgery center was very clean and welcoming, and so was the staff. They were friendly, helpful and took great care of not only me, but my mom who flew into town to be with me during the surgery. After care was just as great as during. I had some problems because the implants were actually too big for my body type. But Dr. Whitfield saw me through that also. Over all I am very happy, and would recommend that whatever your needs are The Breast and Body Center and Dr. Whitfield will take care of you.

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

Dr. Whitfield is very professional. He made sure I understood everything that would be done during surgery and then I had several follow-up appointments after the surgery.

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

Dr Whitfield again is the most professional plastic surgeon I have encountered. Ive had consultations with others but hes the one I chose. Not only because of how professional but he was very informative, and tells me realistic expectations.

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

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

Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS with Breast and Body Center of Austin was incredible answering all my questions/concerns in detail.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

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

I couldn't be happier with my DIEP results or with my choice of surgeons. I knew from my first appointment that I had made the right choice. Dr. Whitfield clearly explained both the DIEP and implants procedures in terms my husband and I could understand. I've been his patient for about nine months and have learned a few things: he cares passionately about his patients and wants us to have the best possible outcome. He is a perfectionist and an artist. He is warm, personable, and fun…there have been times I’ve had to remind myself that I was in his office because I had cancer…what a gift he gives to his patients to be able to help them forget that for even a few minutes! Dr. Whitfield can generally control what happens in the OR but can’t control how a patient’s body will respond or how a patient behaves during recovery. He is human; he gets understandably frustrated when things don’t go as planned or when a patient doesn’t follow his advice but his bedside manner is exemplary. He is amazingly gifted and my reconstructed body is evidence of that! One of the many blessings that have come from my cancer journey has been the privilege of getting to know him. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Whitfield and his excellent, compassionate staff and have and will continue to recommend him to anyone facing breast cancer reconstruction.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Explant and DIEP Flap Reconstruction - Austin, TX

I went to Dr. Whitfield to get implants that were causing issues, removed, & have the DIEP flap reconstruction. I have been so impressed with him and his staff. While it's been a BIG surgery and recovery, I'm so happy with the results....he's a very skilled surgeon. I highly recommend him!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

DIEP Flap Reconstruction After Double Mastectomy - Austin, TX

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August, 2013... 31 Jul 2014 10 days post 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 plastic surgeon, I was referred to Dr. Whitfield via my breast surgeon. I immediately felt comfortable with Dr. Whitfield, so much so that I did not feel the need to get a second opinion. His staff were friendly, and efficient. The wait times were minimal, and plenty of reminders were given for appointment times (which is a huge plus considering the effects of "chemo brain" and many other appointments that come with the diagnosis!) Dr. Whitfield recommended a DIEP flap for reconstruction. Initially, this scared the life out of me. I was apprehensive, and wanted to learn more about it before committing to the procedure. Dr. Whitfield was extremely patient with me during this time, and allowed me all the time I needed to make a decision. He was helpful and very informative. I decided to go ahead with the procedure. I am now 10 days out of surgery, and could not be happier. My initial hesitations were further nullified upon hearing the nurses at St. David's say that his patients typically recover very well, and are easy to deal with! He is very highly regarded by them all! Hearing this was very reassuring knowing I had the following few weeks of recovery ahead of me. Thank you Dr. Whitfield for the time and patience you gave me. I look and feel great again!

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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

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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 for Correction After Mastectomies. Recovery Time?

This procedure has become very common place. I do several a week on Fridays and my patients go back to normal activities on Monday. If they need... 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

How to Remove Hardened Scar Tissue 3 Years After Power-Assisted Liposuction?

Firm areas of fat from scarring or fat necrosis can be treated in a number of ways. My preferred method is to use ultrasound-assisted liposuction for... READ MORE

Infection in reconstructed breast after dental cleaning. (photo)

I think that you need to have an ultrasound.  I have had these situations before.  The swelling can be accompanied by redness.  It will be im... 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

Before and After Photos by Dr. Whitfield

Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS has shared 26 before and after pictures with 54 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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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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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.