Welcome to 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic, conveniently located in Vancouver, BC at the corner of Burrard Street and West Broadway with ample street and underground parking. We are thrilled to have you visit our website, and to introduce you to our plastic surgery and medical aesthetic treatments.
Our founder, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi, is a Board Certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon with over 20 years experience and thousands of facial procedures performed.
Dr. Buonassisi specializes in:
Please take advantage of our complementary pre consultation. This is a friendly conversation with a knowledgeable patient care manager, who can help answer all of your questions about surgery!
Over the last 20 years, with great thanks to our many loyal customers, we’ve grown a great deal and are proud to offer the complete spectrum of cosmetic surgery and medical spa treatments, with services provided by our amazing team of Plastic Surgeons, Registered Nurses, Medical Aestheticians, Nutritionists, Makeup Artists and patient care managers. We are not your typical medical spa clinic and we take great pride in providing a thorough and effective consulting process, managing expectations, treating with passion and getting great results. Find out more about why to choose 8 West Clinic.
Although plastic surgery is a large part of our practice, we have a thriving non surgical side as well. With modern aesthetic medical advancements, more and more people are opting for non surgical treatments as an alternative to surgery, or as an add on to surgery to improve results. Please check out our comprehensive offering of medical spa services including botox & fillers, laser skin rejuvenation, IPL, laser hair removal and more.
It is with great pleasure that we introduce the founder of 8 West Clinic. Dr. Thomas Buonassisi is a Board Certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon in practice for 20 years. He specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, eyes, neck & nose.
Also called nose job surgery, rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure to change the size or shape of the nose. Refinement rhinoplasty, typically for patients who want to reduce the size and refine nasal features, consists of techniques such as hump reduction, tip rotation, and tip refinement. Augmentation rhinoplasty is for patients who desire a more prominent or defined nasal bridge or tip, while alar base reduction if often done at the same time to narrow nostrils.
Facial rejuvenation is a very important field of aesthetic medicine, with more and more people deciding they want to look as good as they feel as they age. Facelift surgery has come a long way, and Dr. Buonassisi specializes in the most modern techniques, from mini face lifts to short incision facelifts to long incision face & neck lifts. Unique to our practice is our ability to address aging skin (which isn’t improved with a facelift) and aging facial structures (such as jowls, bands, extra sagging skin) with a comprehensive approach that involves surgical and non surgical treatments.
Sagging upper eyelids and pockets of stubborn fat can make us look older than we feel. With upper eyelid blepharoplasty, Dr. Buonassisi carefully removes extra skin and fat. Incisions are hidden inside the natural upper eyelid crease and are nearly imperceptible once healed. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is customized to the patient’s anatomy and with several techniques available including the scarless transconjunctival approach. Low or drooping eyebrows are sometimes involved and a browlift can reposition brows to a more youthful and elegant appearance.
Roughly 50% of people with Asian ancestry are born without upper eyelid creases. Dr. Buonassisi specializes in both the incisional and suture techniques. Adding a natural looking crease to the upper lids creates the illusion of larger eyes and produces more eyelash show.