What makes Dr. Buonassisi one of the most respected and well-known facial cosmetic surgeons?


• Board Certification in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (USA & Australia)

• Member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

• American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 

• Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Certified (Canada)

• Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

• Over 20 Years Experience

• Thousands of Facial Cosmetic Surgeries Performed

• Top RealSelf Verified Surgeon

• Voted 2018, 2019, 2020, & 2021 Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Vancouver

• Ethical and honest approach to cosmetic surgery 


Procedures Performed by Dr. Buonassisi


Dr. Thomas Buonassisi has performed thousands of facial cosmetic procedures and has honed his surgical skills into an artform. At 8 West Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Clinic, Dr. Buonassisi masterfully performs:


• Rhinoplasty 

• Facelift Surgery

• Neck Lift Surgery

• Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

• Buccal Fat Removal Surgery

• Double Eyelid Surgery

• Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)

• Chin Implant Surgery

• Labiaplasty

Dr. Buonassisi’s Journey to Excellence in Facial Plastic Surgery 


The journey to becoming a dual-board certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon took a total of 14 years of post secondary education. It all started at McGill University, where Dr. Thomas Buonassisi completed his Undergraduate Degree in Classical Piano. He then continued on to graduate Medical School at the University of British Columbia, followed by a five-year surgical residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.  Once his residency finished, Dr. Buonassisi moved to Australia to complete a fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgery with the Australian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. He then continued to travel throughout Australia and the United States to train with a number of highly regarded and celebrated surgeons and experts in the field of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Buonassisi continued to hone his skills and completed his certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  (ABFPRS). The ABFPRS is the only medical board in North America that certifies physicians exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face and neck. The certification process is rigorous and requires surgeons to have extensive training and experience in facial plastic surgery. As a result, Board Certification by the ABFPRS is viewed as the premier credential in Facial Plastic Surgery worldwide.  

If you are considering a procedure with Dr. Buonassisi, or any of our other treatments that we offer, we encourage you to take full  advantage of our complimentary pre consultation with Surgical Patient Care Managers.  This is a discussion where our surgical experts help determine what procedure might be right for you, as they will provide you information about surgery, including costs, how it’s performed, and recovery times. 


Dual-Board Certifications 


• American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

• The Society of Specialists of British Columbia




• Medical Degree: University of British Columbia School of Medicine; UBC, Vancouver, BC

• Residency: Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of British Columbia; Vancouver, BC

• Fellowship: Facial Plastic Surgery with the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery

8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic


Over the past 20 years Dr. Buonassisi has grown his skills and his practise into the leading surgical and medical aesthetic clinic in Vancouver. 8 West Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Clinic is a holistic practise that focuses on a 360 degree approach to a person’s aesthetic goals and results. 

Dr. Buonassisi hand-picks each member of his incredibly talented team, based on their training, experience, results-driven approach and caring nature. His practise has continued to grow over the decades in such a way as to compliment his surgical prowess, so that each patient who enters our doors can be provided with a full spectrum of both surgical and non-surgical options to best address all concerns and desires. Today Dr. Buonassisi’s clinic boasts an incredibly skilled team of Patient Care Managers, Medical Aestheticians, Registered Nurses, Senior Injectors, Master CoolSculptors, Make-Up Artists and more. 


The Man Behind the Scrubs


Outside of the clinic, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi is a loving husband and devoted father; to his wife (and 8 West Co-Founder), Angie Buonassisi, and his two daughters. As a family, the Buonassisis enjoy everything that British Columbia has to offer, by skiing, kite-surfing, mountain-biking, skate-skiing, camping and hiking their way around this beautiful country in their spare time.  Outside of their active outdoor lifestyle, they are a family dedicated to inclusion, diversity, and philanthropy, and install this throughout everything they do within the clinic and the 8 West Team. 


Dr. Buonassisi, his family, and 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic is not only a premier surgical and aesthetics practise, but also a staple in the city of Vancouver – intent on giving back to the community, and supporting local businesses and charities. 

If you have any questions regarding the cosmetic surgery procedures we provide, or the other treatments we offer, Dr. Buonassisi’s team of expert Patient Care Managers are here to assist you. Please contact us on (604) 733-1669 or complete our online form.