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Jerold J. Olson, MD

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic SurgeryMedical Doctor7418 North La Cholla Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 857411928.55 miles


View 7 Befores & Afters for Rhinoplasty, Otoplasty, Facelift (Rhytidectomy)


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Top procedures performed by Jerold J. Olson, MD






Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

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About Jerold J. Olson, MD

Dr. Olson was the first fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in Southern Arizona. Currently, Dr. Olson practices a wide range of facial plastic surgery procedures, both cosmetic and reconstructive. Dr. Olson is known for his expertise in performing rhinoplasty, including the correction of both cosmetic and functional nasal problems.

Professional Title

Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Top Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox
  • Botox for Dimpled Chin
  • Brow Lift
  • Buccal Fat Removal
  • Buccal Fat Removal (Cheek Reduction)
  • Cheek Augmentation (Cheek Implants)
  • Cheek Augmentation with Fillers
  • Cheek Augmentation with Implant
  • Cheek Surgery
  • Chemical Peels
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Chin Reduction
  • Closed Rhinoplasty
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Deep Plane Facelift
  • Dermal Fillers & Injectables
  • Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Earlobe Reduction
  • Earlobe Surgery
  • Eyebrow Transplant
  • Facelift
  • Forehead Reduction
  • Forehead Reduction (Hair Lowering)
  • Intense Pulsed Light
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Latisse®
  • Lip Augmentation Solutions
  • Lip Augmentation and Injections
  • Lip Augmentation with Fat Transfer
  • Lip Lift
  • Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Transconjunctival Approach
  • Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Transcutaneous Approach
  • Microdosing with Botox
  • Microneedling
  • Microneedling Treatment
  • Microneedling with PRP and Stem Cells
  • Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Mid-Facelift
  • Mini-Facelift
  • Neck Lift
  • Open Rhinoplasty
  • Otoplasty
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections for Hair Loss
  • Restylane®
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Temporary Lip Fillers
  • Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
  • Youth/Teen Rhinoplasty
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Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology

Years of Experience

29 years of experience


  • Undergraduate School: University of Arizona
  • Graduate School: University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson
  • Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center
  • Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


  • Spanish
  • English

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is Rhinoplasty performed?


Dr. Olson primarily uses an open rhinoplasty technique as he feels the results are more consistent than the results of the older closed rhinoplasty technique. This approach provides Dr. Olson better access to the underlying nasal structures. There is better visibility during the procedure, which is preferable when reshaping the delicate structures of the nose. An incision is made across the strip of skin separating the nostrils (the columella) this allows Dr. Olson to carefully fold back the skin across the bridge of the nose. The resulting scar is almost imperceptible. This is the technique Dr. Olson prefers for most of his patients.

What can I expect during my Rhinoplasty recovery?


Dr. Olson provides his patients with guidelines to follow that will help ensure a smooth recovery and great results. He will provide patient comfort tips to relieve discomfort that you may experience following surgery. You will be prescribed pain medication for the first few days of recovery. Avoiding strenuous activity, lifting, or any activity that elevates heart rate or blood pressure during the first 10 days is important. Most patients can return to their normal work and social activities at 10 days. Exercise can be resumed at 10 days at a moderate level.

How long do the results of a Rhinoplasty last?


A nasal surgery performed by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Olson who specializes in the procedure can last a lifetime. The nose, like the rest of the face, changes over time as part of the aging process, but the fundamental changes made during rhinoplasty will remain. You should keep in mind, however, that the final results of a cosmetic rhinoplasty take up to a year to reveal itself.

What are my options for Facelift?


Dr. Olson primarily uses 2 approaches for facelift surgery: the short scar or deep plane lift. The techniques differ in the length of incisions required and the extent of surgical correction. Short scar or mini facelifts work well for many younger patients. This technique involves incisions within the temporal or sideburn hairline, extending along the front of the ear and ending just behind the earlobe. Deep plane facelifts are best for people with more significant facial aging. This technique requires an incision that extends from the earlobe around the back of the ear and ending in the hairline behind the ear. The longer incision allows Dr. Olson greater ability to correct the neck.

What can I expect during the Facelift procedure?


Dr. Olson performs facelift surgery while you are under general anesthesia with a board-certified anesthesiologist. Depending on the specifics of your surgery, he may make incisions just around your ears or, alternatively, around your ears and behind your hairline. Once he has made these incisions, Dr. Olson adjusts the tissues beneath your skin, moving them upwards and repositioning them to sit higher. He also cuts away excess skin and tightens the remaining skin for a smooth profile and improved definition. Before closing the incisions, Dr. Olson examines your face for symmetry and adherence to your desired outcome. When he is satisfied with the results, he closes the incisions with sutures. After your surgery, you’ll be medically observed while you wake up from anesthesia. Once you’ve been evaluated, you may return home in the care of a loved one.

How is a surgical Lip Lift performed?


Dr. Olson performs lip lifts in the office with a local anesthetic. During the surgery, he removes a strip/wedge of skin between the bottom of the nose (below the nostrils) and the top of the lip. The resulting scar is hidden along the natural crease under the nose. When enhancing the corners of the mouth, the incisions are placed on the outer edges of the upper lip.

What can I expect from my Otoplasty recovery?


Dr. Olson will provide adults and children with post-surgical instructions to help make the most of recovery time and create attractive results. He is available to answer any questions that may come up along the way. Patients will need to allow 7 to 10 days for rest, giving any swelling and bruising time to subside. Discomfort in the first day or so can be relieved with pain medication. Exercise and sports activities should be avoided for a few weeks thereafter until the ears have fully healed.




  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


  • Best Doctors in America
  • Patients Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award
  • On Time Doctor Award

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