Dr. Robert Whitfield, MD

Dr. Robert Whitfield, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Whitfield, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in West Lake Hills, TX and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, facial plastic surgery, and more.Read his story

Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS

3423 Bee Caves Rd Ste 202A

West Lake Hills, TX 78746
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Payors Organization
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Wound Repair
more than 70% of peers
Excision of Skin Lesion
more than 33% of peers
Breast Reconstruction
more than 7% of peers

Dr. Whitfield's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Whitfield's bio

This content was provided by Dr. 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, where he became renown for his breast reconstruction work, particularly the DEIP 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 Surgeons, 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. But 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 diversity to the food to the really fantastic music."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Whitfield "Listening to patients is the most important skill I have acquired since I finished Medical School In 1996.  I do my best to understand how I can help them after listening to their story.  Once I feel like I understand what they may need I give them a plan tailored to their needs.  I always treat people the way I would like my family treated."

7  Specialties

  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

1  Conditions Treated

34  Procedures


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Indiana University / School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University of Nevada School of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Whitfield has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Whitfield's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whitfield to family and friends
41 total reviews (38 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

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Dr. Whitfield's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (38)

For approximately 16 years, I had issues with the appearance and overall satisfaction of my previous augmentation. After quite a few consultations with other plastic surgeons, I had the fortune to run across Dr. Whitfield. I was highly impressed. He listened to all of my concerns and showed...more
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Dr. Whitfield was referred to me by an individual through a private Facebook group. My initial consultation I knew I wanted him to perform the surgery of removing my implants. He took the time to answer all my questions, which showed his level of expertise in his field. The entire process from...more
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I received a diagnosis of breast cancer in April 2017 and it was recommended that I have a double mastectomy I was referred to Dr. Whitfield for my breast reconstruction. I have been very please with the overall results. He was very patient with my questions and lack of knowledge regarding the...more
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I have been seeing Dr. Whitfield for almost 4 years, since my breast cancer diagnosis in April 2014. In May 2014, he performed bilateral DIEP flap reconstruction and my recovery was rapid and the surgery a success. As a Registered Dietitian I had the opportunity to work with many surgeons and...more
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I visited many offices in the Austin/Dallas area and Dr. Whitfield and staff are by far the most professional and attentive. I was impressed with how thorough Dr. Whitfield was with measuring and discussing my options. Their vision for what I want was spot on! If you are considering Breast...more
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