Michael R. Whetstone M.D.

EXPERIENCE

When choosing a surgeon it is very important to consider the doctor’s level of experience. Dr. Whetstone has been in the practice of plastic and cosmetic surgery for over 20 years. As a patient, what you can expect is a surgeon that has performed hundreds of procedures which brings a level of experience that is very important for evaluating each patient as an individual with unique needs. Dr Whetstone is able to evaluate the constantly changing field of cosmetic surgery and discern which new advances are beneficial to his patients.

REPUTATION

“I have been to other offices and felt confident of Dr. Whetstone’s ability to do the best work”

With exceptional education and experience, Dr. Whetstone has built a reputation that has resulted in an established practice at the Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery for many years. Dr. Whetstone has many loyal patients and has a reputation among health care professionals as a committed and caring physician. He maintains a special interest in cosmetic surgery of the face and body and is noted for his natural appearing results for facelifts, breast augmentation and lifts and body contouring using the latest and most successful surgical techniques.

When you meet with Dr. Whetstone to discuss your goals you will experience detailed patient attention and his unique ability to put patients at ease. This is what some of his patients of said about him:

Dr. Whetstone has lived and practiced in the Las Colinas area since 1989. He and his wife of over 30 years, Teri, have 3 children and 1 grandson. He is a family man whose interests include golf, reading historical non-fiction, scuba diving, water sports, college football and Dallas Stars Hockey.

EDUCATIONwhetstone-page

In 1983, Dr. Whetstone graduated from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.  A gifted student, he graduated in the top 10.  He also receive the Mosby Award for Academic Excellence, an award few students receive.  For the next four years, he engaged in general surgery training, he was awarded a residency in plastic and reconstruction surgery at the highly renowned Cronin, Brauer and Biggs surgical residency program in Houston, where he received extensive training in cosmetic procedures. He also received training at the highly acclaimed M.D. Anderson Hospital, where he focused on reconstructive cancer surgery – including post-mastectomy breast reconstruction and microsurgery. Dr. Whetstone was very fortunate to have trained with world-renowned plastic surgery pioneer, Dr. Tom Cronin, inventor of the breast implant. Consequently, he has very extensive experience in breast surgery. Most importantly, Dr. Whetstone has the highest level of surgical training that allows him to be a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, reserved for the surgeons with the highest level of plastic surgery training.

PHILOSOPHY

A love of the aesthetics in life and his remarkable skill in surgery led Dr. Whetstone to the field of cosmetic surgery. His goal is seeking the best outcome for each patient. Achieving desired results require not only careful planning, attention to detail, and advanced techniques but also requires a commitment from both the surgeon and the patient. We understand that confidentiality is of utmost importance, and my staff is committed to honoring your concerns.

Dr. Whetstone is committed to patient education and spends time with each patient in consultation listening carefully to their concerns and goals for surgery. He believes it is important for his patients to be well informed and wants to address your questions and concerns so that you can feel comfortable about your decision to pursue surgery. For this reason, we will provide you with informational materials that you can read and view in the privacy of your own home.

Following surgery, Dr. Whetstone feels it is important to see his patients frequently to follow their progress and answer any questions. He does not delegate this process to a nursing staff.
“My philosophy is that you should be as pleased with how you are treated as you are with your surgical results. I strongly believe that a well-informed and realistic patient is the best surgical candidate. A harmonious physician/patient relationship – built on honesty and trust – provide the best opportunity for a pleasing and successful outcome.”

PATIENT SAFETY

Our primary goal is helping you feel better about yourself. We continually work to stay abreast of the latest and most advanced cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. PATIENT SAFETY is Dr. Whetstone’s primary concern. He operates at fully accredited outpatient facilities and hospitals. He only uses physician anesthesiologists, not nurses (CRNA’s or anesthetists). Most cosmetic and reconstructive procedures can be performed safely and comfortably without hospitalization.

Specialized privileges and financial arrangements have been established for our patients at the following outpatient surgical centers where a team of highly qualified professionals assure that our patients receive personalized care.

  • Las Colinas Surgery Center
  • Irving Coppell Surgical Hospital

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Dr. Whetstone partook in one of the most rigorous general surgery programs available in the United States. He also engaged in training in an extensive plastic surgery residency program. Now, Dr. Whetstone belongs to the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). This board only accepts members who have gone through the extensive training which Dr. Whetstone has completed.

Dr. Whetstone is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Texas Association of Plastic Surgeons.

 

THE CRYSTAL FOUNDATION – Mending Faces,
Changing Lives

Dr. Whetstone participates in an annual trip to Guerrero, Mexico with The Crystal Foundation, an organization that provides reconstructive surgery to children with disabling deformities and no means for medical care. During these trips the medical team performs over 50 surgeries and work up to 20 hours a day. Dr. Whetstone feels it a privilege to work with The Crystal Foundation as they repair and restore the lives of these children–the miracle their parents seek and could never find, let alone afford.

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