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In Practice Since 2005

About Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS

His philosophy is simple: He always takes the time to do it the right way. Dr. Whitfield treats every patient, whether for injectables, a Mommy Makeover, or other aesthetic procedure with personal care and attention. His goal is to deliver the highest quality care. He wants his patients to leave the office happy, with results that exceed their expectations. 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 the constant innovation. In the field of plastic surgery, with innovative techniques and technologies developed each year, there are simply issues for which a solution has yet to be invented. Dr. Whitfield tempers his intrepid attitude with Midwestern pragmatism. It makes for a pretty winning combination.

Professional Background

Born and bred in Las Vegas, Austin plastic surgeon 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 seven years. In 2012, Dr. Whitfield came to Austin and became renowned for his breast surgery expertise. He set up his own practice in 2017. Here, he offers the men and women of Austin a full range of cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, addressing the full array of breast, body and face.

Education & Training

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada Bachelors of Science, 1992
University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Nevada Doctor of Medicine, 1996

Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Training
Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana General Surgery 1996 - 2002
Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana Plastic Surgery Residency 2002-2004
University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada Microsurgery/Hand Fellowship 2004-2005


Dr. Robert Whitfield, MD

2530 Walsh Tarlton Ln
Austin, TX 78746
United States

Questions Answered

Asked 2019-02-06

I have 325cc implants for five years and now I would like to remove them. In order to have a breast lift performed at the same time, is there a new technique or procedure replacing the cuts around the nipple, and reverse T on the breast?

5 Answers
Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS
Answered: 2019-02-07
The removal I perform for both aesthetic and reconstructive patients involves removal of the capsule in aesthetic patients the most common lift I perform is a doughnut lift. It would depend on your examination whether or not a lift is needed. I removal all implants in aesthetic cases through the fold at the bottom of the breast.
Asked 2018-09-14

Is there a way to tell how long a silicone breast implant has been leaking or ruptured?

2 Answers
Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS
Answered: 2018-09-24
Most can be identified with high definition ultrasound or MRI. Several times on mammogram there are indications. I have had instances where mammograms don't accurately describe the situation that is found in the operating room.
Asked 2018-06-05

Hello Dear Dr. Is it possible to have subglandular implant when I want to change A-cup to B-cup (estimated implant volume 250-270 cc ) ? As I know sub glandular technique has more natural look results Looking forward for your reply

6 Answers
Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS
Answered: 2018-06-06
It really will depend on the thickness of your tissue If there is enough tissue thickness to help cover the width of the implant then it can be considered.
Asked 2018-04-16

What can I do to recover from this deep plane face lift? Two months ago today I had a deep plane face lift and lower blepharoplasty. It has been an awful recovery. I have had no energy and my face looks too full and it is still very uncomfortable , tight, sore. My temples, cheeks and jawline look…

2 Answers
Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS
Answered: 2018-04-17
So I place all of my patients on Arnica and Bromelain. You can use prescription strength anti-inflammatories. I still would use ice, compression and massage. I have a therapist I use specifically.

Additional Information

Office Hours
Monday 9AM–6:30PM
Tuesday 9AM–6:30PM
Wednesday 9AM–6:30PM
Thursday 9AM–6:30PM
Friday 9AM–6:30PM
Saturday 9AM-1:00PM
Sunday Closed
Financing Available
We work with Ally Financial and PatientFi to finance your procedure.
Brands Offered
Devices Offered
Evoke and Evolve
Morpheus 8
Board Certifications
American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Society Memberships
The Aesthetic Society
American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (ACAPS)
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery (AACPS)
Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
International Federation For Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS)
Hospital Affiliation(s)
St. David's Hospital Austin, Texas
Seton Hospitals Austin Texas
Meridian Surgery Center Austin Texas
Surgical Facilities
St. David's Hospital
Seton Hospitals
Meridian Surgery Center

Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS

Dr. Robert Whitfield, MD

2530 Walsh Tarlton Ln
Austin, TX 78746
United States