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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Best Move of my Life! Eau Claire, WI

I had my first implants in 2011. I was a size 34A and just wanted "something" so I could push them up or wear a tank top without looking like a boy. I just recently returned to Dr. Rucker to increase the size of my implants. I should have listened to him the first time and went bigger then. I am now size 36D and absolutely LOVE it. I feel more confident than ever and I feel my look is very...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

39 Yrs Old, 38H, Relief from the Pain! (Surgery 4-21-16)

Just scheduled my surgery today. Will be April 21st. I am 39 yrs old, 165lb, 5'3", approx. a 36/38H according to an online bra calculator, but wear a 38DDD, squishing them in for modesty reasons (I'm extremely self-conscious about them). Excruciating back pain for years now, and it has become unbearable. My chiro has said that it is time to get it done. It has been an upsetting ride thus...

5 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing

Nose Job and Lower Eye Laser - Eau Claire, WI

Dr. Rucker lasered my lower eye areas and also did nose re-shaping surgery. He is very professional, explains everything and is very supportive throughout the process. Both surgeries healed quickly and gave me the results I was hoping for. He is very skilled as a plastic surgeon and has extensive experience. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for cosmetic surgery. His prices are very...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

51 Year Old Breasts - Eau Claire, WI

I have always had very large breasts. After three children and breast-feeding, they were never the same. I was a 38 DDD and my back, shoulders, and neck were always in pain. So I decided to have a consult with Dr. Rucker and get the procedure done. I have not regretted a day that has went by. My breasts are perfectly shaped and perkier than they ever have been. After the surgery itself, I had...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

60 Years Old and Loving my Breast Reduction - Eau Claire, WI

Here I am 60 years old and wondering if I'm a candidate for breast reduction. After seeing doctor Rucker. I felt assured that yes it was possible and safe. So in Sept. Of this year, I underwent the surgery. And Im so happy now,and glad I did.for I feel like a new woman. Doctor Rucker you are truely a miracle worker.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction - Eau Claire, WI

I wish I had done this years ago. Dr. Rucker, staff and facilities are amazing. I feel and look better than I have in years. I would recommend to anyone! I went from an H to a C cup. I experienced very little pain during or after procedure and I look great. I still have great sensation and my scars are healing nicely. I tell my friends that I was treated like I was in a spa with how great the...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

I Can See my Feet Again! - Eau Claire, WI

So happy with my decision to have my tummy tuck done with Dr. Rucker! Great result! Better than I anticipated! I thought I would feel sluggish and sore for a few weeks but really only was for a few days. My friends and family are so excited for me and my husband is beyond thrilled! Wish I could of done this sooner! I will refer everyone to his office!

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

Small A Cup to D sientra smooth round implants! - Eau Claire, WI

Yesterday I met for a consult with a surgeon, he says he prefers to go over the muscle with a silicone implant, the cost was a little shocking at 8,100 dollars. I feel this is a few thousand over what expected to pay. I am scheduled for another consultation the end of March two weeks before my surgery on April 8. On feb 10th I went and meet with a different dr, DR. Rucker in eau Claire wi,...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

28 Year Old, Mother of 2, Tummy Tuck. Eau Claire, WI

After years of attempting to loose the baby flub, I decided to seek another method. I scheduled my consult and the rest is history! LOVING the results so far! My husband and my kids are my motivation (as well as a bikini). If you are thinking of having a TT done... DO IT! You won't be sad you did. Recovery is long but so worth it! Hello everyone! Ok, so I am not technologically...

4 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

No More Pain! Should Have Done This Sooner - Eau Claire, WI

Before the reduction my neck, back and shoulders constantly hurt. My arms and hands would also go numb. Over 500cc's were removed from each side. Since the BR I no longer have the pain or numbness! Added benefits are buying clothes that fit, more confidence, not self-conscious anymore! Should have had this done sooner. Wow!! I am now 4 months postop. I am feeling great and everything is...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Rucker has hospital affiliations at Rucker MD Surgical Suite, OakLeaf Surgical Hospital, Sacred Heart Hospital, River Falls Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Albion College, BA
    Medical: MD, College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction

Treatments offered at RuckerMD Plastic Surgery Clinic

Blog Posts and Articles

Who Benefits Most from the Mommy Makeover Procedure?

Childbearing can be one of a woman’s most rewarding experiences, but it can also take a toll on the mother’s body, resulting in a frustrating loss of their hourglass figures. Each woman is affected differently, with age genetics and the size of the infant playing a significant role in how her body recovers. Even with the assistance of a personal trainer and a proper diet plan, both of which are strongly recommended, many women may find it difficult to get it all back together after pre...

​ Four Tips to Help You Determine Your Best Cup Size before Breast Augmentation

Over the past 30 years of performing breast augmentation procedures I have focused on four factors that I and my patients have found beneficial in helping them decide what an appropriate augmentation goal should be for them: Patient Expectations: I like to first get an idea of what the patient is expecting from the breast augmentation procedure. I ask: if you are with friends in a social environment, would it bother you if the males in your group were thinking “Has she had a breast a...

Five Reasons for the Wide Variation in Breast Augmentation Fees

1. Hospital vs. Office-Based Surgery: breast enlargement surgery performed in a hospital setting can be much more expensive because of: an additional charge for the use of the hospital operating room,the preoperative hospital evaluation that is done on the day of arrivalhospital anesthetic cost When the procedure is performed in an accredited, in-office operating room, these additional fees are not necessary and therefore the overall fee can be...

My Second Way to Look Younger without Plastic Surgery: Reduce Facial Folds

As we age our skin becomes thinner because of a natural reduction in our collagen layer. With this thinness comes a hollowing of the cheeks and a loss of skin elasticity. The tell-tale signs of loss of facial volume and a decrease of skin elasticity are: A fall of the cheek tissues from the cheek bone (malar eminence) resulting in a downward dropping of the corner of the mouth and a deepening of the fold from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth (nasolabial...

5 Proactive Ways to Look Younger without Plastic Surgery

I recently gave a seminar on the above topic.  The subject was well received because there are many people that desire to look younger but either don’t have the budget, do not like the idea of undergoing an operation, or don’t like the idea of being off work because of an extended recovery. After 30 years of performing many cosmetic facial procedures, I can truly say that I know the skin both inside and out.  During this time I have become obsessed with the concept of ways to control facing...

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Breast Reconstruction Revision?

Breast Revision After Mastectomy is Common and as noted by the previous Dr's. it is covered by your insurance carrier. . In order of frequency... READ MORE

Teardrop vs round, saline vs gel? (Photo)

Have reviewed your photographs and would suggest the following:Regarding reducing the distance between your nipples with an augmentation only. On some... READ MORE

Why do you mark the patient standing up prior to Breast Reduction Surgery?

I have performed approximately 2,000 breast reduction surgeries and I prefer to mark the patient in the standing position for the following reasons.1.... READ MORE

Comment on the Effectiveness of LifeCell, Obagi and Advanced Dermatology Skin Care Products Versus Skin Rejuvenation Procedures?

This is a very difficult question to answer. However, I feel that most products are so over hyped and therefore can't really deliver the results that... READ MORE

Dark Neck and Underarms?

As noted, some areas on our bodies will naturally be darker than others. If this becomes too noticalble then I have found the following approach to be... READ MORE

Implants vs. Tissue for Breast Recontruction After Prophylactic Mastectomy

As noted by the other contributing physicians, this is a personal decision that should be made after taking your lifestyle and expectations into... READ MORE

How Can I Maintain Normal Skin in the Winter?

The combination of dry air and harsh cold temperature can prove to be a nightmare for your skin. As with any other season, you will have to adjust... READ MORE

Can Fillers Correct my Nose After Rhinoplasty? (photo)

For minor corrections after Rhinoplasty I do rely upon fillers but the patient must understand that this is a temporary treatment. For those patients... READ MORE

Wrinkles Under Eyes

You must first determine how aggressive you want to be with the treatment and the amount of downtime you will accept: BOTOX properly placed is... READ MORE

What type of breast implants are available and best for reconstruction?

I am sure your surgeon will discuss the various implant currently available for your reconstruction.  However, I will give you my recommendation ... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Rucker

Joseph Rucker, MD, FACS has shared 73 before and after pictures with 171 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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