Dr. Rudderman has provided the latest in plastic surgery procedures since 1989. He services patients in his Midtown Atlanta and Alpharetta offices. Dr. Rudderman focuses on the full range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures ranging from eyelid surgery and breast augmentation to facelifts and facial reconstruction. Dr. Rudderman’s unique, integrated approach to plastic surgery employs only safe, effective, predictable surgical techniques that are driven by uncompromising respect for the natural condition of the human form. His primary goal is to deliver the best possible plastic surgery that is specifically matched to each patient and provided in a safe environment.
Plastic Surgery Procedures for Breast
Breast surgery can typically be divided into three general categories of breast augmentation, breast reduction, and reconstruction. 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 the behavior of the human form and approaches to treatment that have positively impacted thousands of people. Since 1989, Dr. Randy Rudderman has been in private Plastic Surgery practice in Atlanta, focusing on the full range of aesthetic and reconstructive procedures.
Plastic Surgery Procedures for the Body and Face
Dr. Rudderman offers a variety of plastic surgery treatments for the body. 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 the behavior of the human form and approaches to treatment that have positively impacted thousands of people.
Plastic Surgery Procedures by Lifestyle
Since 1989, Dr. Randy Rudderman has been in private Plastic Surgery practice in Atlanta and Alpharetta. He focuses on the full range of aesthetic and reconstructive procedures including eyelid surgery, breast augmentation and breast lifts, liposuction, abdominoplasty, facelifts, and facial reconstruction, among many others.
Choosing to have plastic surgery is an important decision, whether you’re considering cosmetic surgery to improve your appearance or reconstructive surgery to modify defects or improve function. Your lifestyle plays a critical role in your and Dr. Rudderman’s decisions. Considerations about your life will help define your expectations, set realistic goals, select the most appropriate procedures and enhance your satisfaction with your plastic surgery experience.
Dr. Rudderman will discuss a number of critical factors in the course of determining whether plastic surgery is right for you, and if so, which procedures. Among the many considerations are your:
- Family issues and responsibilities
- Heredity and genetics
Diminishing the Signs of Aging
Although the visible signs of aging appear gradually, a day may come when the face and body in the mirror don’t reflect the way you feel about yourself. A variety of Plastic Surgery procedures can bring about noticeable but discreet changes—smoothing loose skin, tightening underlying tissues, removing excess fat—resulting in a firmer, fresher appearance that allows you to look as good as you feel.
Refining the Silhouette
A fit and well-proportioned body is often considered a symbol of health and vitality. Even with good health and a reasonable level of fitness, many individuals may still have a body with disproportionate contours, due to factors such as heredity and family traits, pregnancy, or prior lifestyle and attitudes. If you are interested in improving your body contours and proportions, several procedures are available that can help reshape your silhouette and ultimately, enhance your self-image and provide incentive for a new start for future health and fitness.
Athletics & Fitness
Enhancing the Athlete’s Physique
Serious athletes train diligently to bring their bodies to a level of conditioning that will support their endeavors. For some individuals, however, even long-term and intensive training can’t offset genetics that prevents them from achieving the sculpted contours and conditioned appearance they desire. Whatever your chosen type of athletics — marathon runner, triathlete, tennis player, yoga practitioner, weight trainer, or Olympic competitor — certain Plastic Surgery procedures may help you achieve a physical appearance congruent with your passion for training.
Matching Body Appearance & Fitness
For many fitness-conscious individuals, losing weight and getting in shape may actually accentuate a sense of imbalance in their shape or features. Plastic Surgery can provide a means to effect change in those parts of the body that don’t readily respond to diet and exercise, such as the hips and thighs. Specific procedures also can help refine or enhance genetic features, such as breast size and shape or eyelid configuration, providing an overall appearance that matches the individual’s commitment to health and well-being.
Reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to cancer or other disease is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures available today. New medical techniques and devices have made it possible for surgeons to create a breast that can come close in form and appearance to matching a natural breast. While post-mastectomy breast reconstruction is complicated and demanding, there are many options to consider and decisions to be made, and you and Dr. Rudderman can explore what’s best for you.
Significant Weight Loss
If you have undergone massive weight loss, either from a surgical weight loss procedure or diet and exercise, you may elect for surgical procedures to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits. Tightening the skin in the upper arms, thighs, breasts, abdomen and back through these procedures can allow you to look as good as the weight loss has made you feel.
Reconstructive surgery on individuals who have suffered trauma or injury is performed both to improve function and to approximate a normal appearance. Although no amount of surgery can achieve “perfection,” modern treatment options allow plastic surgeons to achieve improvements in form and function thought to be difficult a decade ago.
Refining Previous Surgeries
Dr. Rudderman has special interest and experience in treating patients who are displeased with results of prior cosmetic surgical procedures. A detailed consultation may reveal alternative options to consider. Surgical outcomes may be suboptimal even with the best intentions and surgical techniques. However, meticulous evaluation and planning, coupled with a thorough understanding of desires and expectations of the patient, often lead to modified results and more acceptable patient outcomes.
Breast Augmentation Revisions
The appearance of the breast following augmentation may become problematic over time. Implants may shift position, become hard and uncomfortable, become visible with rippling, fall to the side when reclining and change shape. It is not uncommon to find that implant size is larger than expected, even though many women have concerns before surgery that they will not be large enough. Women may develop capsular contractions causing one or both breasts to feel to firm, and be painful. Some patients simply state that they were never really happy with their breast size and shape following surgery. Any of these issues can interfere with the way you feel, the way you look in and out of clothing, and can affect the way you dress.
It is common to hear a patient say she did not know there were additional options to consider. During your consultation, Dr. Rudderman and his staff will extend the utmost consideration to address your concerns and educate you as to your options for change.
Mastopexy (Breast Lift) Revisions
The appearance of the breast following mastopexy will change with time and aging. Patients who have undergone prior surgery may be uncomfortable with their shape and contour, scar tissue and general appearance. Aging, weight changes and pregnancy all affect the breast volume and appearance and can lead to breasts that look older than your age and health. These issues, coupled with lifestyle demands (exercise, clothing choices), often lead to a desire for revisions or surgical modifications that can contribute to a more comfortable and acceptable outcome. In your detailed consultation, Dr. Rudderman will explore your conditions and goals and provide options for treatment.
Liposuction often yields the best results when approached as an art form. Specific areas should be defined (with lines drawn with a marking pen) so that the patient can confirm that the area to be treated is the area of her/his concern. Skin shrinkage and irregularities are not fully predictable. However, small additional revisions may be appropriate to modify problematic areas, affecting a more pleasing outcome. Some areas will not predictably improve with additional surgery. Non-surgical alternatives may also be discussed that may contribute to improved long-term results.
Abdominoplasty patients often have irregularities in contour of the abdominal wall following surgery. This is commonly secondary to pre-existing asymmetries in fatty distribution of the area that when repositioned in the best of techniques will result in a sub-optimal outcome. When patients are aware of this issue before surgery, they expect the possibility of that outcome and are comfortable with an additional option of revision to optimize the result. Weight changes, pregnancy and aging will alter your results and may lead you to consider options when regions of concern do not respond to further exercise or diet. A thorough consultation will help explore options to help you achieve your desired outcome.