Dr. Rudderman

Dr. Rudderman’s experience with groundbreaking initiatives in the scientific, biomechanical and technical aspects of Plastic Surgery give him a foundation of experience not available to most plastic surgeons in private practice.

His work with pioneering teams in the field of reconstructive surgery has resulted in fundamental shifts in understanding behavior of the human form and approaches to treatment that have positively impacted thousands of people.

Dr. Rudderman’s research and practice, together with the influence of his wife Jennifer, a fashion designer who is the founder and CEO of a highly successful line of fine jewelry – have led him to view the role of Plastic Surgery in a manner that allows him to connect with his patients in a unique way.

Plastic Surgery & Fashion

Dr. Rudderman believes that to give the best advice regarding Plastic Surgery, the surgeon must understand and balance the patient’s desire, body frame and genetics, and also must understand both patient lifestyle and the culture of fashion.

“Fashions in clothing and Plastic Surgery share the same basic purpose – to modify, conceal and accentuate, in keeping with the trends of the time,” he says. “The plastic surgeon must seek a precise balance for each patient. On the one hand, procedures performed should be in concert with fashion-driven cultural norms, while remaining sensitive to how both those norms, and the patient’s body, will change over time. Changes to conform to fashion, however, should not conflict with the natural form in any way.”


Since 1989, Dr. Randy Rudderman has been in private Plastic Surgery practice in Atlanta, focusing on the full range of aesthetic procedures – eyelid surgery, breast augmentation and breast lifts, liposuction, abdominoplasty, facelifts and facial reconstruction, among others.

He also has a distinguished career in the reconstructive surgery arena, including facial and breast reconstruction. He has worked as a key member of teams from several prestigious organizations – including the AO-ASIF (Association for the Study of Internal Fixation) Foundation in Davos, Switzerland, and has conducted research at Case Western Reserve University Medical Centers, CWRU Engineering School, and NASA – producing breakthroughs in joining the science of facial biomechanics and reconstructive Plastic Surgery with rapidly evolving technological innovations.

His groundbreaking work in the field of facial biomechanics led him to an exploration of the human condition, which has included lectures at the Institute of Human Origins.

Dr. Rudderman lectures at university-sponsored courses worldwide and continues to teach and be involved in international research projects in North America, Europe and Asia.


Dr. Rudderman is board certified by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (1994).

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of The American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Member of The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • International Senior Trustee, AO Foundation, Davos, Switzerland, and member of the Foundation’s International Facial Injury Classification Committee
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Case Western Reserve Univ.

Medical Education & Residency

  • University of Florida School of Medicine, Gainesville, FL (M.D. 1981)
  • Internship: Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta
  • Residency (General Surgery): Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta; served as chief resident
  • Fellowship: Maxillofacial Trauma Fellowship – Georgia Baptist Medical Center in 1987
  • Plastic Surgery residency: Case Western Reserve University Medical Center, Cleveland (1987-1989)
  • Dr. Rudderman and his staff made the experience easy and comfortable. They were realistic communicating surgery expectations, expected pain levels and down time from work. Nurses were informative and friendly and wait times minimal. I also liked the fact that Dr. Rudderman does all his own work and doesn't let other less experienced people do parts of the surgery the way other doctors may. I'm only one week out of the surgery, but I am very satisfied with the results so far.

    Susan Parker | Atlanta, GA


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