Genetics, age, weight fluctuation, lifestyle and diet, pregnancy, hormones, and other factors contribute to excessively large breasts. Every year, hundreds of thousands of women have breast reduction surgery to dramatically improve their figures and quality of life.

A breast reduction surgery is more than just removing excess breast tissue. The breast itself can be sculpted into a smaller, more pleasing shape to bring it into balance with the rest of the body. Dr. Rudderman tailors every single procedure to your individual needs and desires. His special techniques and artistic ability enable him to achieve pleasing, natural-looking results.

How Women Benefit from Breast Reduction Surgery

Dr. Rudderman’s advanced techniques and skill in performing breast reduction surgery can achieve the following:

  • Reduces excessive breast volume
  • Women may get relief from upper back, neck, and shoulder pain after surgery
  • Reduces pressure from bra straps
  • Women can be more active in sports and physical activities
  • Clients may sleep and breathe better
  • Self-confidence and self-esteem is greatly enhanced

Good Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery

Do you have one or more of the following concerns?

  • Excessively large, heavy pendulous breasts
  • You suffer from back, neck, shoulder, and breast pain
  • Sleeping and breathing are difficult due to the weight on your chest
  • Rashes and skin irritations constantly plague you
  • Your bra straps have etched deep grooves into your shoulders
  • Exercise and other activities are affected by your breast size
  • Your breast just seems too large for your body frame

If you answered yes to one or more of these concerns, you could be an ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery. Ideal candidates should be in otherwise good health, have fully developed breasts. Realistic expectations are also important.

Thousands of women, every year, have breast reduction surgery to end their many years of endured suffering.

Your Consultation

Dr. Rudderman believes the consultation is critical for you and him. During your consultation, he will listen carefully to your concerns and goals, do a thorough evaluation of your health, activities, general history, and then design a treatment plan that is best suited to you. You will be well educated with all your questions answered. This is done in an embracing, relaxing environment.

Contact us at 678.566.7200 to meet with Dr. Rudderman in our Alpharetta office or Midtown Atlanta office.

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This article was written by Dr. Randy Rudderman, who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (1994). He practices medicine at his offices in Alpharetta and Atlanta.
Learn more about Dr. Rudderman, his medical training, and credentials.

Breast Reduction Surgery Overview

The techniques and incision patterns used for Breast Reduction are essentially the same as those used for Breast Lift surgery. Dr. Rudderman’s advanced, delicate techniques focus on lessening discomfort, scarring and improving (sculpting) a new breast shape. The incisions include all or a combination of the following:

  • Concentric or donut-shaped around the areola
  • Vertically down from the areola to the breast crease
  • Horizontally at the breast crease

During your surgery, Dr. Rudderman removes excess breast tissue, fat and skin and the breast is sculpted to a healthier, more comfortable shape. Liposuction may be used to assist fat removal; the nipple is repositioned (maybe reduced) and remains connected. The areola may be reduced in size and relocated so the entire breast is in balance. Your new breast is reshaped, repositioned and re-proportioned…sculpted. Results are seen immediately with long term results realized over a few months as swelling resolves completely.

A whole new world of clothing & lingerie options opens up for women who have been hiding under baggy tops for years!

Breast Revision Surgery FAQ’s

Will I have a board certified anesthesiologist for my surgery?

Yes. Dr. Rudderman’s anesthesiologist is a Board Certified medical doctor who has specialized in anesthesiology.

Will insurance pay for Breast Reduction surgery?

Breast Reduction surgery may be considered medically necessary in some cases…if so your insurance may cover it. There may be exceptions so you should check directly with your provider for this answer.

Is financing available for Breast Reduction surgery?

Yes. Financing is available today for all cosmetic procedures. Please check in our business office for information about it.

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 Breast Reduction surgery?

Yes, he performs all of his patient’s surgeries from the first incision to the final closure. Many, if not most, surgeons today use others to assist. Dr. Rudderman believes that you are expecting uncompromised safety and skill.

He understands you have placed your trust and confidence in him…not someone else.

Is Breast Reduction 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.

Will there be any pain with my Breast Reduction Surgery?

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

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

You will need to avoid all rigorous, strenuous activities for 2-3 weeks until healing is complete and Dr. Rudderman tells you it’s ok.

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

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

Will I need someone to take care of me after my Breast Reduction surgery?

You will need someone to drive you to your surgery, stay there and then drive you home and stay with you overnight.

  • 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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