Breast Augmentation Atlanta


Genetics and lifestyle both play an important role in determining which type of implant…which shape and size implant is right for you? There are many to choose from today and it can get quite confusing. When you get the right education about implants, the correct implant procedure for your needs and the understanding of how this procedure could impact your life…decision making will be easy!

Your body type (anatomy), genetics (how you will age), your current and projected lifestyle (our lives and ideas change) are all carefully examined and factored into choosing the correct type, size and shape implant. A mistake women often make is thinking that the implant they can hold in their hand mimics the shape and contour after implant surgery. Our bodies change and many factors impact your body shape after surgery. The correct implant information/education clears away any misconceptions and empowers women to make great choices that result in beautiful, natural looking outcomes. Dr. Rudderman has helped guide many hundreds of women through this process and is proud to offer his patients only the safest, most reliable implants available today.

Dr. Rudderman is one of Atlanta’s surgeons of choice. He is specialized in many complicated problems of the breast & he employs delicate, advanced techniques to achieve the most natural looking results possible.

How Women Benefit from Breast Implants

  • Breast Implants enhance the breast size
  • Breast Implants today both look & feel natural
  • Breast Implants carefully chosen can last for years
  • Breast Implants enhance the overall width, shape & projection of the breast and may create cleavage
  • Breast Implants can be replaced as the body ages & changes

Breast Implant Consultation

Dr. Rudderman believes the consultation is critical for you and him. The Breast Augmentation consultation includes the following: a thorough education of your options, complete overview of today’s breast implants, discussion on incisions, placement, your desires regarding breast volume, desired appearance and body balance, careful, comprehensive examination to evaluate breast volume tissue, skin characteristics and position. Other factors include the contour of you chest wall and chest wall muscles including the pectoral muscle, the contour and position of your ribs and breast bone and more. Dr. Rudderman has done hundreds of breast surgeries and can project your likely outcomes. From the consultation evolves…trust, respect, mutual understanding and a personalized treatment plan. Schedule a Consultation Now »

Breast Implant Overview

Understanding where you start & knowing about today’s safe, reasonable options for predictable outcomes…helps you make well informed decisions for now & your future.

Saline Vs. Silicone Gel

Now that women can choose from saline & silicone breast implants, the biggest question is: “Which one is right for me?”

What are Breast Implants?

Breast implants are medical devices made of biocompatible material. An implant is a sac (implant shell), which is surgically implanted into your breast for enlargement and to enhance the overall width, projection and shape. Implants have either a smooth or textured silicone shell that may be round or contoured to more closely mimic the shape and slope of a natural breast. The implant is placed either under your breast tissue or under your chest muscle.

Breast Implant Types

Dr. Rudderman uses medical grade, biocompatible, silicone shell implants…either saline or silicone gel by Mentor and Allergan.

Saline Implants are silicone elastic shells filled with saline solution similar to your body fluid. Saline implants are inserted into a special pocket in your breast during surgery and are then filled with the saline solution.

Silicone Gel Implants are silicone elastics shells filled with cohesive silicone gel and mimics human body fat. Fat is a large component of female breast tissue. Silicone has become the implant of choice because it creates a natural looking breast contour. RESEARCH HAS SHOWN: there is no known link between breast cancer and use of silicone gel implants.

Implants Smooth or Textured
Implants can be smooth or textured to prevent shifting within the breast pocket pocket. With Saline implants – the smooth surface seems to reduce rippling that could occur.

The following chart further explains:
Fill type: a safe cohesive silicone gel that has been studied in over 10 million women worldwide.
Feel: Cohesive gel that is soft to the touch. Feels more like natural breast tissue.
Size: Profiles include: Moderate, Midrange, High,
Incision: Usually requires a 4-5 cm incision
Age: 22 years or older (exceptions may include reconstruction)
Safety: FDA approved 2006
Price: A premium option at a higher price

Fill Type: A salt-water solution, similar to the saline found naturally through the body and identical to IV fluid.
Feel: Feel less like natural breast tissue due to liquid filling. May feel more firm if fully filled. A higher risk of wrinkling and rippling.
Size: Profiles include: Low, Moderate, High
Incision: Usually allows the smallest incision possible, 3-4 cm.
Age: 18 years or older (exceptions may include reconstruction)
Safety: FDA approved 2001
Price: A great choice at a lower cost.

Breast Implant Incision

There are multiple incisions used for placement of breast implants including:

Inframammary crease, (the fold under your breast),
Areolar (around the dark area that surrounds your nipple),
Axillary (incision in the arm pit region) and umbilical (through an incision made near he navel

Dr. Rudderman most commonly uses the inframammary crease incision for implant placement for these reasons:

It heals the best of any of these incisions
It is well hidden in a crease that disguises visibility
It allows for a direct approach to develop the “pocket” that accurately matches the size, shape and contour of your selected implant
It protects the breast tissue from unnecessary scarring.

Breast Implant Placement

Dr. Rudderman uses an implant placement technique that is technically specific, respectful to the tissues & provides a precise implant pocket without trauma to those tissues. There is less swelling, less pain & little to no bruising…healing is faster.

Above or Below the Muscle

Breast implants can be positioned either under or above the pectoral muscle of the chest wall. In a sub pectoral (usually called sub muscular) breast augmentation , the breast implants are positioned under the muscle and are generally mostly covered by muscle and partially covered by breast tissue.

Sub glandular technique places the breast implant in a pocket deep to the breast tissue and above the pectoral muscle. The decision on breast implant positioning depends on the volume and consistency of breast tissue and skin, and desires for outcome. Potential for capsular contracture is usually greater when the implant is placed above the pectoral muscle. These issues will be discussed during your consultation. Dr. Rudderman uses the sub-pectoral approach most often for breast implant placement.

Patients with significant breast droop may require a breast lift options particularly when a sub pectoral implant position is selected.

Breast Implant FAQ's

Will I have a board certified anesthesiologist for my surgery?

Yes. All cases are supervised a Board Certified medical doctor who has specialized in anesthesiology.

Does Dr. Rudderman perform the entire surgery?

Yes, he performs all of his patient’s surgeries.

Is the surgery done in an accredited facility?

All of our surgeries are performed in a fully accredited surgery facility using state of the art technologies and a world class staff with all the comfort and safety factors as a hospital surgery suite.

Will there be any pain with Breast Lift Surgery?

All surgeries involve some discomfort.  Dr. Rudderman is highly skilled and uses advanced techniques and refined instruments that minimize comfort during his surgical procedures.

How long before I can work out after Breast Lift surgery?

You will need to avoid all rigorous, strenuous activities for a few weeks until healing is complete and Dr. Rudderman tells you it’s ok.

How long before I can return to work after my Breast Lift surgery?

Dr. Rudderman’s patients often return to desk jobs in about 4 days.  He can give you a time frame during your consultation.

Will insurance pay for Breast Lift surgery?

Breast Lift surgeries are usually considered to be cosmetic procedures. Cosmetic procedures generally are not covered by insurance. There may be exceptions so you should check directly with your provider for this answer.

  • 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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