Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. James Rough specializes in providing advanced cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries of the body and face. His goal is to bring out the natural beauty of individuals in Tucson, AZ so he customizes each treatment according to each individual's needs and concerns. With an artistic eye, Dr. Rough delivers exceptional results by finding the right balance between human anatomy, proportion, and shape during every surgical procedure he performs. He understands that having plastic surgery is a big decision, and he takes the time to guide you through your treatment options to help you feel confident, safe, and comfortable.
Dr. Rough obtained his Bachelor of Science in microbiology from Northern Arizona University where he graduated with honors before going on to earn his medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He then completed his five-year general surgery residency at the University of Arizona. Following that, Dr. Rough completed his two-year plastic surgery residency at the University of California, Los Angeles, and it was there that he also expanded his surgical skills through a fellowship in microsurgery.
In addition to his training at UCLA, Dr. Rough traveled abroad to Colombia to receive extensive training from Dr. Alfredo Hoyos, the creator of the high-definition liposuction technique so he could bring VASER® to his own practice. He is fluent in English and Spanish, which makes it easier for patients with diverse backgrounds to communicate with him about their care. Dr. Rough has also written research for several publications about various topics in plastic surgery, such as traumatic injury and breast reduction.
2830 N Swan Rd Ste 180
Tucson, AZ 85712
I recently had breast augmentation done and I could not be more happy! Dr.Rough has done a great job along with the help of Anissa.I’m glad I decided to go with him preforming surgery after looking at other doctors in town.
I would highly recommend Dr. Rough to my family and closest friends. I had breast augmentation done about two years after having a baby. I am so incredibly happy with the results. They look exactly the way I hoped they would. Dr. Rough was kind, caring, and ensured I felt comfortable throughout the entire process. I felt like he listened to me and truly cared about what I wanted. I was worried about how breast augmentation might affect running and working out, and Dr. Rough answered all of my questions. Anissa was also wonderful- she is very friendly and always available to answer questions. The day of surgery was easy, and I felt well taken care of by the entire team. I am so grateful for the confidence that Dr. Rough gave me.
I will update this review as I get through the process but I want to start now so I don’t forget anything: I had done 12 virtual consultations and 3 in person consultations before my consultation with Dr. rough for my skin removal post weight loss (tummy tuck) After meeting with him I didn’t feel the urge to meet with anyone else; I knew I wanted him as my surgeon. When I walked into the very clean smelling office I was greeted by a receptionist who was wearing a face mask but despite not being able to see half her face her personality still shined through as helpful, polite and happy. I arrived 10 minutes early and was seen right on time. When Dr. Rough came into the room he made sure to answer all my questions, he showed me what areas he would be able to work and always followed his direct responses with an easy to understand medical reason for why something could or couldn’t happen. He made sure to have a female assistant (I’m not sure of her title) in the room the entire time I was unrobed. He checked with me to make sure the extra eyes in the room was ok prior to but the fact that I didn’t have to request her myself made me feel very comfortable as not all the surgeons before him did that. I won’t discuss the actual price because pricing can change based on your needs but I got a tummy tuck with MR and Lipo to the abdomen. He also address the pelvic area so I wouldn’t look like a ken doll after surgery. It was a lot of money but not nearly as much as some surgeons were charging. I got my surgery today 9/9/2022 - the anesthesiologist was hilarious and very sweet. The nurses at the surgical center made me feel like I was making a good decision and after I got out of surgery they monitored me and sent me home. Apparently I am hilarious when recovery from anesthesia but that doesn’t belong in this review lol I am now home with a clear understanding of the medications I need to take and how frequently I should empty my drains. Dr rough called at 830pm to check on me and make sure all is well before our appointment tomorrow. I am able to walk hunched over but no crazy complications or greys anatomy style issues. I will update this after seeing my incision tomorrow and again after a few months. Over all my experience so far is outstanding and I encourage you to consider him as your surgeon. Update: I am 3 days post op. I did my one day follow up yesterday. Dr rough was very thorough about what to do next and I’m able to shower today! He also gave his cellphone number for any questions I may have and his response time has been with in minutes. One of my main concerns was how surgeons do their incisions and belly buttons- he EXCEEDED my expectation. He gave me an innie belly button and it looks so natural!!!! Even the incision was super low and he did his absolute best to avoid cutting through my side tattoos. I’ll update again after drains are out in a few weeks but still 5 stars
Dr. Rough and his staff were amazing: professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable! He let me know what would work best for me and my body, and following his recommendation, the results from my elective surgery far exceeded any expectation I could imagine! I am absolutely in love with the results and I have Dr. Rough and his staff to thank! Thanks this team, for the first time in my life, I am in love with my body!! Highly recommended!!
I had a mommy Makeover on October 7th performed by Dr. Rough,. After visiting 4 Plastic Surgeons in Tucson and Scottdale I decided to go with Dr. Rough. He and his staff are,hands down, the best! Not only I am beyond happy with the results he is a very compassionate person. I called him with a few questions after my surgery and he always answered in a timely manner. He listened to me and validate my feelings. I highly recommend Dr Rough when it comes to Plastic surgery.