Vancouver Facial Plastic Surgeon
300-1788 West Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1Y1 CA

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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Incredible Experience right from the start! - Vancouver, BC

Dr. Buonassisi and his team at 8 West were amazing right from the start. I had always been self conscious of my nose as far back as I could remember. During my very first rhinoplasty consultation I knew right then Dr. Buonassisi was the absolute best in facial aesthetics and artistry. I am almost 9 weeks post op and I can say with complete assurance that this was one of the best decisions of...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

AMAZING Experience

Dr. B is an absolutely amazing surgeon and person. Before my surgery, he explained in great depth exactly what would happen and what to expect and he answered all the questions I had in a caring and patient manner. Flash forward to the day of surgery, he came and saw me when I arrived and took the time to see how I was and calm me of any nerves (since I had never had any sort of procedure...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Dr. B changed my life for the better!!

I had a rhinoplasty last year, and I am beyond elated with my results. Dr. Buonassisi exceeded my expectations in every way possible, and I am so grateful that I made the right decision to go with 8 West Cosmetic Surgery for my procedure. From beginning to end, I have never felt more cared for as a patient. The staff are very friendly, delightful and knowledgeable – none of my questions went u...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

33 Years Old and Finally Went for It - Vancouver, BC

My surgen was Dr.BuonassisI and he was very kind and real. He was very straight forward and honest with me about how he could realistically improve my nose. I thought he also did amazing work and my surgery results were great:)

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

41 Yrs Old, 3 Months Post-surgery. The Before, During and After Story...

Before Like most people who have rhinoplasty, I had been thinking about it on and off since around the age of 10. It was something I thought about to some degree every time I looked in the mirror or at photos of myself (one look at my "before" pictures and you'll understand why). The only reason I never did it before was because, frankly, I couldn't afford it (and I wasn't about to go...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

I Have No Regrets! - Vancouver, BC

Dr Buonassisi put me at ease and answered all my questions.He explained all my options and advised me that a short incision facelift would be good for me. I felt like I was in good on words! Seriously, I felt he really knew his stuff. I booked an appointment for the Christmas holiday. I had a few months to worry about it however my surgery went very well . The surgical center was clean,professional and friendly. The staff put me at ease. I highly recommend Dr Bounassisi. He made him self available to me for any question during Christmas and I never felt like I was bothering him.I really appreciated that as I tend to worry He and his staff are really friendly,professional and knowledgeable.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Wish I Had Done It Years Ago - Vancouver, BC

He was professional, warm, accurate, and did not make wild promises or try to influence my decisions. Very skilled and confident as well as down to earth and available.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

53 Years Old and Feeling Very Self-conscious About my Drooping and Heavy Upper Eyelids - Vancouver, BC

Dr. Buonassisi impressed me as a genuine and modest man. A professional and highly skilled surgeon, I appreciated his "no frills", sincere opinion.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

New Nose, New Life - Vancouver, BC

Dr. Buonassisi is friendly, knowledgable, and down to earth. He made me feel extremely comfortable and heard. Being a very anxious person, I had many questions in detail leading up to the surgery, and he was always happy and willing to answer all of them. He is truly skilled at what he does, and was able to deliver a result beyond what I could have imagined. I genuinely believe he listened to what I had to say, instead of just doing what he does. This made all the difference for me in my experience!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

I'm a Physician...and Strongly Recommend Dr. Buonassisi. Vancouver, BC

I'm a physician and have had rhinoplasty, specifically dorsal hump reduction, performed by Dr. Buonassisi. I am delighted with my new nose. I did a fair amount of research into the procedure and local surgeons. I chose Dr. Buonassisi because of his knowledge and expertise, the before and after pictures, other reviews, the fact that he carefully listened to what I wanted and took the time to...

Personal Statement

Dr. Buonassisi is a Board Certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon. With 15 years experience performing cosmetic surgery and a skilled team of skin specialists, he offers the complete spectrum of surgical and non surgical treatments for face and skin rejuvenation and reshaping.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Consultation Fee

$150. applied to procedure

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Buonassisi has hospital affiliations at Lions Gate Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of British Columbia
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Head & Neck Surgery, University of British Columbia
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Sydney, Australia

Treatments offered at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery

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Can I Ask for Jennifer Aniston's Nose when Getting a Nose Job?

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Options for Under Eye Hollows From Weight Loss?

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Non-surgical Options to Rejuvenate Eyes?

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Is It Possible to Put a Fold in my Ears? (photo)

Your ear shape is a variation of normal. The antihelical fold is absent in your case but can be created surgically. The procedure is called Otoplasty... READ MORE

Buccal Fat Removal a Good Option for Slimmer Face?

Buccal fat removal can remove some of the volume of the mid face. It should be performed conservatively so that an overly guant apearence is avoided... READ MORE

Laser Blepharoplasty Vs. Surgery

A laser is simply a surgical tool. It is used to cut skin and coagulate blood vessels. Both can be done with various surgical instruments (scalpel or... READ MORE

Considering a Lip lift and Rhinoplasty, wondering if a lip lift would work for my unique lip shape? (photos)

Thanks for sending in your photos. A lip lift is designed to shorten the distance between the nose and vermillion lip (the red part). It would not... READ MORE

What Are the Facial Muscles, Ligaments, SMAS Attached to During a Facelift? Bone, Other Muscles. I Can't Quite Picture It.

The SMAS layer is thick and relatively inelastic (at least compared to the skin) and therefore tolerates a lot of tension and pull. It can only be... READ MORE

Will a Lateral Canthopexy Change the Shape of the Eyes on a 45 Year Old? Has my Doctor over Tightened One Side? (photo)

Your 7 day post op photos look good. This is what you can expect from a canthopexy at your stage of healing.The position of the lids will return to a... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Buonassisi

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Nose Surgery: Addressing a Nose With a Bulbous Tip

Dr. Thomas Buonassisi answers a question about bulbous tip rhinoplasty and how to get a natural result. He provides some information on how tip cartilages can be improved and shares additional advice to the person considering rhinoplasty surgery. WATCH VIDEO

Neck Lift: The Doctor Explains the Procedure

Dr. Buonassisi discusses neck lift surgery, also known as a platysmaplasty. Learn how the procedure is performed and what you can expect. WATCH VIDEO

Long Incision Facelift: Learn About the Technique and Who's a Candidate

Dr. Thomas Buonassisi discusses the long incision facelift, who's a candidate, recovery, and what you can expect from the procedure. WATCH VIDEO

Short Incision Facelift: Learn About the Technique and Who's a Candidate

Dr. Thomas Buonassisi discusses the short incision facelift technique, who's a candidate, recovery, and what you can expect from the procedure. WATCH VIDEO

Face and Neck Lift Surgery: Learn About the S-Lift

Dr. Thomas Buonassisi discusses the S-lift, who's a candidate and and what you can expect from the procedure. WATCH VIDEO

The Doctor Explains a Stepwise Approach to the Lower Face

Dr. Thomas Buonassisi examines age related changes to identify the appropriate face lift procedure for you. WATCH VIDEO

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