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Robert Whitfield MD, FACS

Plastic Surgeon
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  •  M.D, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 1996
    M.D, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 1996
  • 19yrs of Experience
    19yrs of Experience
  • Average appointment wait:
    Average appointment wait: Couple of days
  • Austin
  • English

More about Dr. Robert Whitfield


Dr. Robert Whitfield is a Board-certified plastic surgeon located in Austin, Texas.  He has a large portfolio of services, including brow lifts, Brazilian butt lifts, fat transfer, liposuction, and eyelid lifts. But he focuses mostly on breast implant removal, also known as breast explant surgery. In fact, when he moved to Austin, he was quickly recognized as a region-wide authority on the subject. He understands the illnesses implants can cause, the nuance behind removing them, and the intricacy of restoring the breasts after implants have been removed. It's a complex subject, one that requires research, dexterity, and skill. But he has what it takes.

Dr. Whitfield takes a holistic approach to cosmetic surgery, which for many of his patients is a welcome relief. Whether they're receiving a breast ex-plant or a mommy makeover, he tailors his procedures to the individual, focusing on their safety and the myriad health concerns that can arise from receiving a cosmetic procedure. He believes in natural, safe results, which is why he takes the time to do things right. He's also the founder of the Holistic Accelerated Recovery Program (HARP), an after-care program that focuses on healing and helping patients move past their surgeries--a subject that he believes has been neglected for far too long.


  • Undergraduate: BS, University of Nevada, 1992

  • Medical: M.D, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 1996

  • Residency: General Surgery, Indiana University, 2002

  • Residency: Plastic Surgery, Indiana University, 2004

  • Fellowship: Microsurgery, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2005

  • M.D, University of Nevada School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Board-Certified, Plastic Surgery, The American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Societies

  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

  • The American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Featured Procedures by Robert Whitfield

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Breast Implant Removal

Breast implant removal, also known as breast explant surgery, is a reconstructive or cosmetic procedure designed to remove implants from the breast area and address any related health issues.
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Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to reduce the size of the breasts, typically through the removal of fatty tissue and excess skin.
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Dr. Robert Whitfield’s Journey

Robert Whitfield, MD is a Las Vegas native. He attended medical school at the University of Las Vegas School of Medicine. He graduated in 1996 and underwent 6 years of training in plastic surgery. He served his plastic surgery residency at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, one of the country's largest. He went on to complete a microsurgery fellowship in Las Vegas before settling down to teach and practice at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He relocated to Austin, Texas in 2012 with his wife, son, and daughter. Once he arrived in Texas, he quickly established himself as an expert in the complicated field of breast explant surgery.

Dr. Whitfield has won several awards over the years. In 2017 and 2018, he was chosen to be on the Texas Super Doctors list. From 2004 to 2014, he was elected by his fellow peers to appear on the “Best Doctors in America” list. He regained this title in 2017. In 2013 to 2014, he was recognized as one of the top doctors by Austin Monthly Magazine. In 2019, he was named President of the Research Arm of the Aesthetic Society. He has published articles in several major journals, and he's given both national and international presentations on plastic surgery.

Frequently asked questions

Dr. Whitfield performs procedures out of his personal practice, located at 2530 Walsh Tarlton Ln, Suite 100 in Austin, TX 78746.
Dr. Whitfield is one of the rare surgeons who focuses on healing just as much as he focuses on results, and he takes a holistic approach to cosmetics.
Yes, Dr. Whitfield is Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Patients should contact Dr. Whitfield’s office for Telehealth availability.
Dr. Whitfield specializes in breast surgeries, specifically explants, breast reconstruction, breast revision, and breast reduction. He also offers Brazilian butt lifts, liposuction, fat transfers, holistic mommy makeovers, and smart procedures, among other things.

Other procedures by Robert Whitfield

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Breast Lift

A breast lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure meant to reshape, contour, and elevate the breast area in order to address the signs of aging and gravity.
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Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

A Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to enlarge and enhance the contour of the buttocks through the use of a fat transfer.
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Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure during which fat is broken down through a variety of methods and suctioned out in order to address stubborn pockets.
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