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Dr. Thomas Buonassisi

Dr. Thomas Buonassisi

Dr. Thomas Buonassisi


For the discerning patient who will accept nothing less than a specialist for their facial procedure, there is just one question they need answered: does this surgeon dabble in facial cosmetic surgery or do they live and breathe it?

Dr. Buonassisi is a superbly trained and highly experienced facial cosmetic surgeon, and widely considered a top rhinoplasty surgeon, rhinoplasty specialist and facial rejuvenation expert. In practice for 15 years, he focuses on plastic surgery of the nose, eyes, face, neck and ears. Dr. Buonassisi is a board certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon with 15 years experience performing surgical and non-surgical cosmetic facial procedures. He performs a high volume of face, eye, neck & nose surgery on a weekly basis. When Dr. Buonassisi analyses a face, he isn’t just looking at it from the outside. He is assessing the face in a layered, 3D approach. As a specialist who spends much time doing surgery on the face, he is intimately familiar with what is underneath and the role that the deep structures play.

Dr. Buonassisi’s Facial Cosmetic Surgery Procedures Performed

Facelift surgeryNeck lift surgeryBlepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Double Eyelid Surgery
Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)Neck LiposuctionDouble Chin Surgery
Chin implant surgery


Dr. Buonassisi’s Sub Specialist Training in Facial Plastic Surgery

Following medical school at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Buonassisi completed a five-year surgical residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.  After his residency, Dr. Buonassisi completed a fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgery in Sydney and Perth Australia. He traveled internationally to train with renowned experts in the field, working closely with top surgeons in the United States and Australia.

Dr. Buonassisi then went on to complete 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. B

oard Certification by the ABFPRS is viewed as the premier credential in Facial Plastic Surgery. The certification process is rigorous and requires surgeons to have extensive training and experience in facial plastic surgery.

If you are thinking about having a procedure with Dr. Buonassisi, please take advantage of our complimentary pre consultation. This is a discussion with a knowledgeable patient care expert who can help determine what procedure might be right for you, give you more information about recovery and tell you how much the procedure costs.


Board Certification in Facial Plastic Surgery

  • American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • The Society of Specialists of British Columbia


  • Fellowship: Facial Plastic Surgery with the Australian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Residency: Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of British Columbia; Vancouver, BC

Medical Degree

  • MD, University of British Columbia School of Medicine; UBC, Vancouver, BC

Professional Appointments

  • Head of the department of Otolaryngology, Lions Gate Hospital
  • Staff surgeon, Lion’s Gate Hospital – providing emergency care for patients with head & neck emergencies
  • Clinical Instructor, University of British Columbia