Dr. James Rough, M.D.

In Tucson, AZ

About Me

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.

Education And Training

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.

Skills And Specialties

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.

Dr. James Rough, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Tucson Arizona


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Trusted, Proven

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.

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.

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.

- E.L.

Dr. Rough and his entire staff are incredible. From start to finish, they are compassionate, empathetic, and thorough. From the consult to the operation I felt I was taken care of by professional, genuinely caring people. I’ve had a few cosmetic surgeries and I always get sick from the anesthesia, Dr. Rough’s anesthesiologist is the most wonderful sweet human being I’ve ever met. Everyone that is on his team is amazing and just as sweet. You will be in good hands with anything Dr. Rough does. I am writing this review day of surgery and I am feeling great. I highly recommend Dr. James Rough if you are looking for a skilled and caring surgeon with a team that will take care of you from start to finish. I cannot wait for my results!

- A.M.

Dr Rough is the best!! He wants the best for all of his patients and is super thoughtful and caring throughout the entire process! My results also came out perfect! Thank you so much Dr Rough!

- J.R.
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