Tucson Plastic Surgeon
7416 N. LaCholla Blvd
Tucson, Arizona 85741 US
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"On our second attempt I experienced quite a bit of pain with intubation and he held my hand while I went through it and called later in the day to check in on me...." "They explained the consult process right off the bat and the doctor reviewed my questionaire, history, and familiarity of the procedure with us." "Dr. Nelson is the very best at his profession."

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32 Yrs Old, No Children, 350 & 375 cc silicone moderate plus. never wanted large boobs.

I always had a b cup and I really wanted large boobs or an augmentation . I was self conscious in high school about the fact that I had pointier shaped breasts and puffy nipple (which I here are ideal for breast feeding). In my 20s I realized my breasts were quite pretty in comparison to a lot of people but around age 29 gravity started taking its course and my asymmetry was defiantly getting...

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

I had a wonderful experience!

Dr. Nelson is great....easy to talk to and makes you feel very comfortable. I underwent an "in office"neck lift in his well equipped surgical room and he and Christina were so wonderful at making me feel at ease throughout the entire procedure. I was awake during the surgery and never once did I feel any pain or discomfort. Recovery was about 2 weeks and I was absolutely thrilled with the...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift


Dr. Nelson is the best plastic surgeon in Tucson, probably in all of America. He has a wonderful sense of humor, and a great personality. He will not let you 'over do'. He makes you look much younger but not like you've had plastic surgery. I am 71, but thanks to Dr. Nelson, people think I'm in my 50's.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

An amazing Doctor and staff! I will recommend him always!

I was referred to Dr. Nelson from my Breast Surgeon, who would not work with anyone else when doing my Bilateral Mastectomy. I interviewed Plastic Surgeons who had different strengths such as bedside manners, with less experience. My consultation with Dr. Nelson was very informative and hands down more professional and experienced than any doctor I had discussed my situation with. I left...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Great experience. Great Results

This was a great experience. I got a breast lift and augmentation about 8 months ago. I am very happy with the results. The staff and doctor were responsive to my needs. I would recommend this doctor to others.

1 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Complete waste of money. Go somewhere else!

I was definitely mislead the reviews I read prior to have surgery with Dr. Nelson. I had a liposuction with butt augmemtation. I was left the same why I came in. Only after 2nd post op visit I was told that I will need a tummy tuck.

5 out of 5 stars Arm Lift

Thank You Dr. Nelson! - Tucson, AZ

Dr. Nelson is the very best at his profession. I have had other surgery in other states but this was the best experience I have ever had. I never imagined my results would be this perfect!

No More Implants and Lipo - Tucson, AZ

He is Awesome! very professional and tells you exactly what you need or don't need. There is no pressure and he told me that it would be life changing and it was. Best decision ever made and money spent.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

25 Year Old Starting my Career, No Kids, and Happily Married. Tucson, AZ

I have a highly variable and rather inflexible schedule yet Dr. Nelson's staff kindly accommodated me. They were timely in responding to my request for a consult (submitted online via his website) and were very quick to check me in to see the doc on they day of my appt. I decided to make a tea from their waiting room Keurig and she called me back before it finished brewing! They explained the consult process right off the bat and the doctor reviewed my questionaire, history, and familiarity of the procedure with us. He was very willing to field all our questions mostly basic and some questions we had just out of curiosity. He was direct and honest and I appreciate that immensely. He doesn't sugar coat and will let you know what your best options are and will explain his reasonings with either studies or experience. I came to him with some ideas from online researching and he explained why certain things were not a good idea or were inaccurate. He's the expert so I'm happy to have him inform me of what's best for MY body. I work in the health field and am all about individualized care! He spent quite some time with my husband and I, took photos and measurements, and walked through his big picture book of BAs (I saw a realself member I recognized following!) and explained the differences in results etc. Afterwards, another member of his staff came help me try on sizers and also amswered questions I had. Once a decision was made we headed out to receive a hard copy quote and review the payment and scheduling process. Overall, I'm very excited to go with him as my PS and would highly recommend a consultation with him if your interested in a BA :) Now that I'm post op I am 110% happy with Dr. Nelson and the care he provided. He is an excellent surgeon and was so great despite me having complications during our first attempt at surgery. On our second attempt I experienced quite a bit of pain with intubation and he held my hand while I went through it and called later in the day to check in on me. He is a great guy, an artist in more ways than 1 (literally, he has his own art displayed in his office), and is extremely experienced and knowledgable about the field. If you are in Tucson, don't be fooled by the expensive marketing or packets you get from other PS office trying to sell you on the doc. Dr. Nelson's office is nice, honest, great staff, and he doesn't bombard you with handouts and pamphlets trying to convince you that this doc is the best as I found when I went to other consults. My only qualm is his new scheduling person ( I started my experience with Darcy who was awesome but left shortly after), she seems a bit inexperienced and when I ask her questions she doesn't really answer what I asked. The rest of his staff though were awesome so I learned to ask them instead. Dr. Nelson's work and his patients can attest to his skill and competency. So happy to have found him!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Here's my Before and I'll Be Getting New Ones in 2 Hours! - Tucson, AZ

I'm 35, mother of 3, breastfed all 3 for a total of 3&1/2 years. I'm getting 375 cc on the right & 400 cc on the left, silicone high profile under the muscle. Headed to the hospital right now! Not nervous if you can believe it. Maybe because I've had 3 c sections? Say a prayer! Can't wait for my new boobies! Dr decided to do both at 375ccs. I just gave him the a okay to do what he does best...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

Free. CC required for consults, no shows

Awards & Recognition

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Johns Hopkins University Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Johns Hopkins University Medical School
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Of California San Diego

Treatments offered at Jeffrey Nelson, MD, FACS

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Take years off your appearance with Intense Pulse Light (I.P.L.) Therapy

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How should I have my keloid removed? (Photos)

Ear lobe keloids as I'm sure you are aware now are a tough problem to correct on the long term. Surgery with steroid injections are temporizing, but a... READ MORE

Average cc of Fat removed in male breast reduction surgery? (Photos)

Congratulations on what will likely prove to be an amazing result and experience for you. Your volumes of liposuction and gland excision are much... READ MORE

Is it normal for other areas to swell up after liposuction?

Your question is a common one, and you are absolutely correct that swelling can be all over the place. When we do liposuction we have to give you a... READ MORE

My breasts look small to be 700 ccs when I am wearing clothes. Could it be due to pocket placement? Will they change? (Photo)

Don't worry, you will get to the goals you and your Dr. planned for. Right after surgery some of the swelling and breast is higher, some is in the... READ MORE

Circumferential TT 3 months post Dr. says I have a granuloma, will I have a hard time healing from this removal? (photos)

I'll take the leap of faith that this area hasn't had any drainage or been an open wound for many weeks so your surgeon and you don't have to worry... READ MORE

With a narrow chest, can I go bigger than 160cc? (photos)

You are spot on that you can go bigger than 160cc for your implants. That being said the adage of go big or go home should definitely not apply to you... READ MORE

Hysterectomy and tummy tuck at the same time?

Your interest in performing these two procedures at the same time is common. Several issues come up. First and foremost is what are the patient's... READ MORE

Do I have muscle spasm, capsular contracture, or something else? (Photo)

Thanks for your question. A few comments, first it does look like you may have had some difference in the size/volume of your two breast, and it looks... READ MORE

Name for this type of lift technique? Just curious (Photos)

My guess is your Dr. had mentioned it, but with all the information coming in it's not unusual to not remember every detail. Many surgeons have made... READ MORE

How do I fix my lip? (photos)

Thanks for your photos and your question. While frequently people will jump to the idea that filler in less full zones of the lip is the answer the... READ MORE

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