Dr. Randy Rudderman

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon


Years of Experience: 37

Dr. Randy Rudderman is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and is a member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a group of board-certified surgeons that selects and admits surgeons based on their skills, reputation for excellence, and integrity in their respective communities.

Dr. Rudderman has offered a range of cosmetic procedures to his Atlanta clientele since 1989, focusing on the full range of aesthetic procedures including breast augmentation, breast asymmetry, breast lift, breast revision, implant removal, breast implant illness, capsular contracture, tubular breasts, fat grafting, areolar reduction, inverted nipples correction, tummy tuck, liposuction, mommy makeover, and a full complement of injectable facial fillers and wrinkle reduction options.

In his surgical approach, Dr. Rudderman incorporates effective and predictable surgical techniques that are directed with uncompromising respect for the natural human form, with the understanding that everybody changes with time, as do desires.

He also has a distinguished career 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.

A Unique Approach to Patient Care

Dr. Rudderman’s practice is highly regarded for both exceptional results and a meaningful surgeon-patient philosophy. To advise each patient, he works diligently to clearly understand their desires, assess their body frame and genetics, and comprehend their lifestyle. He understands the importance of balance in every individual’s life.

He carefully considers these factors along with relevant trends in fashion when individualizing a patient’s treatment plan. This approach to care also includes open lines of communication and a deep sense of responsibility to each patient.

“I believe that if a patient entrusts their surgery to us, then we are committed to them for the entire journey and in every way. We are here to answer any question at any time and to ensure they are informed, comfortable, and delighted with the results.”

The art of plastic surgery should incorporate a healthy attitude as well as a healthy body. Dr. Rudderman consults with patients to ensure general health before and following surgery.

Advanced Plastic Surgery Techniques and Pioneering Treatments 

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

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 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.

Every procedure Dr. Rudderman provides is informed by this exceptional background and access to the latest, safest, and most effective techniques.

Plastic Surgery and Fashion

Dr. Rudderman believes plastic surgeons must carefully consider several factors when designing a personalized cosmetic treatment plan, balancing the desires of the patient with their body frame, genetics, 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 never conflict with the natural form in any way.”

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.

A Commitment to Environmental & Social Management

Dr. Rudderman believes that the environment in which you seek treatment and continue your care should not conflict with your desires for a healthy healing process and outcome. To this end, he orchestrated the construction and development of office space that became the first LEED Silver Certified facility of its kind in a commercial non-LEED building in the country. By following these guidelines and using construction methods that often exceeded the National standards, he was able to create an environment nearly free of ambient toxins, from the paint on the walls to the sealants and materials for the floors and ceilings. Patients can enjoy their evaluations and follow-up meetings in beautiful and peaceful surroundings that promote health and healing.

Dr. Rudderman is also actively involved with several organizations that are meaningful to him and his family:

Level Growth LLC

Dr. Rudderman serves as Managing Director and Co-Founder of Level Growth, LLC., a management consulting firm integrating economics, social policy, and sustainability. Level Growth supports business growth that creates a better tomorrow for future generations through the development of civil sustainability, local empowerment, and advanced technologies.

Rain Forrest Foundation

Chairman of the Board
Dr. Rudderman served on the Board of Directors and as the prior Chairman of the Board of the Rainforest Foundation, US, an organization that supports indigenous peoples and protects resources and traditions.

Saint Mary’s River Keeper Alliance

Science Advisor to the Board of Directors
Water Keeper Alliance provides a way for communities to stand up for their rights to clean water and wise and equitable use of water resources both locally and globally.

Captain Planet Foundation

Board of Directors
The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live.

Certificates & Awards

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)

Community Service

Dr. Rudderman has a passion for community service that gives him a different perspective on what he does in surgery: he strives to bring a caring, committed view of humanity to his profession.

Through his studies and travels, Dr. Rudderman has developed a keen appreciation for the importance of personal human rights and environmental stewardship. He puts his beliefs into action through leadership and fund-raising activities for a number of charitable organizations, among them the Rainforest Foundation-US, for which he has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors. In addition, he is an active member of a number of other organizations:

  • American Museum of Natural History, New York
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta
  • Chattahoochee Nature Center, Atlanta
  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta
  • Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville
  • Georgia Conservancy, Atlanta
  • High Museum of Art, Atlanta
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Rainforest Foundation–US, New York
  • Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Salt Lake City
  • Zoo Atlanta