Facelift in Tucson, AZ

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Dr. James Rough, a board-certified plastic surgeon, offers a full spectrum of facial plastic surgery procedures in Tucson, AZ. One of the most common surgeries is a facelift, which concentrates on precise regions of the face to combat skin laxity and lines to produce a refreshed, firmer appearance. Depending on your cosmetic goals, a facelift can focus on the lines and wrinkles near the eyes, cheeks, mouth, jowls, and neck for an all-encompassing younger look. The facelift method used depends on your desired outcome, the condition of your skin, the degree of skin laxity, lifestyle, age, and other factors. Some patients prefer a full facelift while others may only want a mid-facelift. Call James Rough, M.D. Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation for a facelift today.

Depending on your individual needs, there are various types of facelifts to consider. Some facelifts rejuvenate the upper portion of the face, and others focus on the lower two-thirds. In addition, some methods are a bit more invasive than others. It's very common for some individuals to have BOTOX® and fillers to enhance their outcomes. A few of the more known facelift options include:

  • Full facelift: A common surgery for older adults, the full facelift generally puts an incision along the hairline, extending down to the temple region, stopping near the base of the ears. The deeper layer of facial muscles is carefully stretched and tightened to produce a lifted look, which softens excessive wrinkles and sagging. This facelift is reserved for men and women who have signs of aggressive aging. With this lift, various procedures may be used, including upper or lower blepharoplasty to enhance the eyes or a neck lift for the lower region.
  • Mid-facelift: Incorporating a similar method to the mini lift, the mid-facelift (cheeks) addresses the hollow and lax areas near the cheekbones and the upper jaw. The mid-facelift works well for those who seek improvement in the middle to lower region of the face, which also improves the look of the jowls.
  • Lower facelift: This particular facelift addresses the neck and chin and, in many cases, the jowls.
  • Mini facelift: When undergoing a mini facelift, a tiny incision is placed near the ears to lift the skin to a higher position, which helps the mouth and jawline. This process creates nice and subtle enhancements that look natural.

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.

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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.

J.G. Google

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!!

J.V. Google

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

S.J. Google

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.

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Facelift surgery can turn back the hands of time for your face and help create a vibrant look. Thankfully, there are many options for surgery, depending on your individual needs and goals. This surgery is designed to give you a younger, natural appearance. To hear more about this treatment, we invite you to call James Rough, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Tucson, AZ to schedule your appointment with Dr. Rough.

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