Dr. Robert Whitfield

Plastic Surgery
Austin, TX
male

Locations

Breast and Body Center of Austin

Austin, TX

Address

1510 W. 34th Street Suite 100, Austin, TX, US
Directions

Fax

(512) 533-9901

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

About

Bio

I am committed to providing quality care for patients who are going to have cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery procedures. I provide many of the most up to date aesthetic treatments for facial rejuvenation, breast care, and body contouring.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

220 Answers
92 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Stretch: Stretch marks are years in the dermis and are not addressed through application of creams.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Itching: First if it is the scars that are itching and they are raised you may benefit from steroid treatment. You should use silicone sheeting at this point a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Timing : Timing is everything. I attend meeting every week with breast specialists to discuss options. If you are having a mastectomy you should see a plastic ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast augmentation: The procedure is safe and effective when performed by a board certified plastic surgeon in accredited facilities. After your consultation you should f... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Reconstruction: If you are entertaining flap reconstruction then research the plastic surgeons in your area who focus on techniques like the diep flap, tug/tmg flap, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast cancer: I currently recommend that my patients have immediate breast reconstruction regardless of the need for post mastectomy radiation therapy. The simple r... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast surgery: I think your question reects the change in general surgery. Since the mid 90's more and more general surgeons devote their full effort to breast surge... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast Cancer: For breast reconstruction you would prefer to hear of all available options which include: immediate reconstruction with fat grafting to pectoral is a... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Scars: Moisturizing scars with hypoallergenic lotion is a great way to start. You can also gently rub the scar. This increased amount of pressure can help wi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery : A board certified plastic surgeon will listen to your interests and combined with your own examination and medical history a plan will created that po... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Nose surgery: Suture placed anywhere in the body after surgery will result in swelling in conjunction with whatever procedure was performed. Your bodies natural tec... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast : You need to evaluate any new medicines, as well as changes in sleep patterns, hot or cold feelings as well as overt weight gain to help you figure thi... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast Cancer: More and more genetic tests for mutations are becoming available all if the time. There have been several promising discoveries but each time a tumor ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast cancer: Breast cancer should be evaluated by mammogram, us and biopsy. With this information the type of breast cancer, the cellular activity and hormonal rec... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Tummy tuck: If you have a tummy tuck and then get pregnant the tissues of the abdominal wall will stretch again and you will have to are how it appears after you ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Melanima: You should be seen an examined a surgeon qualified to manage the melanoma and surgery of the hand.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Body lift: Usually body lifts arm performed for circumferential excess skin an fat. I recommend a consult with board certified plastic surgeon.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast cancer: Until her surgery is complete and her lymph nodes and breast tissue are examined you will not know her true stage of disease. Please be patient and m... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Lymphedema : Working with your lymphedema therapist and your physician they should be able to help you.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Pain: Pain in the abdomen and back can be very difficult to figure out but looking at urine, your blood work like your lipase and if needed certain x-rays ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast augmentation: The only way to do this is to use the brava and then have your own fat removed from your abdomen, hips and thighs and place in to the breast in the fo... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast cancer: Tumors can grow very quickly at times some 4 months is adequate to show change. Please see a breast surgeon appropriate evaluation and treatment recom... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Botox: Initially approved for conditions like blepharospasm. Botox is jndicsted for spasticity as well as chronic migraines. Please see the appropriate physi... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Fillers: Best use a filler that is temporary to start to evaluate the change.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Lymphedema: When the veins don't return the blood and fluids back to the heart efficiently swelling occurs in the lower legs. As time passes the skin becomes dark... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Scars: Once you have a scar you have to fix it or hide it. Sold un doesn't do either.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Mommy makeover: If you are in good health these are commonly done. If you want to compare the procedures that are done with breast reconstruction for the diep flap th... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Chemical peel: This should be asked directly to your dermatologist who prescribed you the accutane. The long and short is the time gram depends on how long it takes ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Cellulite: There is no supplement fda approved for the treatment of cellulite. Please seek out a board certified plastic surgeon and express concerns so they can... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Melanoma: In general pathologists do an excellent job with an entire specimen. Please have it re-excised with an adequate margin. If there is concern over the s... Read More
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A 87-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Scat: There can be suture material in the wound that is not dissolved depending in the time frame after surgery. You should return to your carpal tunnel sur... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast cancer: Typically the breast surgeon has a relationship with a plastic surgeon(s) to perform reconstruction. It is important to be seen and evaluated for all ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast surgery: A skin sparing mastectomy is most commonly performed in immediate reconstruction that i perform. I help patient decide on using fat graft, implants, o... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Rosacea: I am not aware of home remedies to alive this problem. There are laser treatments that can be recommended by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast cancer: Breast reconstruction after radiation in my practice is most commonly performed with a flap like a diep, tug, sgap. The reason is that skin must be a... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast Cancer: I don't know how much it wil matter for you but there are egg protein powders. They are sold at while foods.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Liposuction: Have used ultrasound assisted liposuction since 2005 as primary means of fat removal. An experienced plastic surgeon should be able to use this techni... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Ovarian cancer: It is very hard to screen for ovarian cancer. If you are done having children it would be possible to consider having the ovaries removed. This should... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Poland Syndrome: This is a breast reconstruction and I have been able to get this approved through insurance with appropriate coding and documentation. That being said... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Mastopexy: A mastopexy or breast lift can done in a number of patterns or stencils if you will depending the level of the nipple relative to the breast fold at t... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Overweight : Your surgeon can best help you with this but you increase the rate of complications with several types of procedures with a bmi over 34. For an electi... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast cancer: Get seen and examined to identify whether this represents a lymph node or potentially your thyroid.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Hair: There are several reasons for increased hair loss like stress. Diet pills should be evaluated for side effects. Every substance that has a prescriptio... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast Cancer: To my knowledge the only therapy that enlarges breasts is the brava which has to be used in conjunction with fat grafting. The use of unregulated herb... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Scars: Usually a year is a good rule of thumb but depends on your own ability to scar, uv exposure, where the scar is going to be placed.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast cancer: If you have dimpling like the surface of an orange. If you have this you have to be seen by a breast surgeon and a medical oncologist.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast Cancer: Inflammatory breast cancer is first treated with chemotherapy followed by surgery. Your mother will need your support. This can be difficult to treat.... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Liposuction: It would be best let your board certified plastic surgeon know your condition first and foremost. They will best know the sutures used at closure if a... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Cellulitis: Cellulitis can represent a serious problem. If there is an issue with swelling in the lower legs this has to be addressed at the same time to make any... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Recovery: This should be discussed with your orthopaedic surgeon and would be determined by what was found at the time of surgery. Meaning that you may need mor... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 3, 2013
Dr. Whitfield advocates for his patients, solving problems with technical mastery, and compassion. As an innovator and leader, he is a role model for doctors and a resource for the community.
Mar 5, 2013
Dr. Whitfield is a well trained exceptional plastic surgeon. He is very caring and always tries to achieve the best possible results for his patients.
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Dec 16, 2012
Our Son was hurt really bad in a lawnmower accident when he was 2 1/2 years old at the time and now is 5. He has been our son's dr. for 3 years. Our son lost his whole side of his left face all the w...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nevada School of Medicine
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine, IN
MD

Residency

Indiana Regional Medical Center

Residency

Indiana Regional Medical Center

Awards

Best Doctors in Wisconsin for Plastic Surgery, Best Doctors
Performing Outstanding Excellence Together, Froedtert Hospital
Best Doctors in Wisconsin, Best Doctors

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Medical Association
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