Considering a facelift or facial rejuvenation procedure in Vancouver, Canada but not feeling informed enough? In this 9-part video series, Board Certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Buonassisi of 8 West Clinic discusses everything you need to know about facelifts—from facial anatomy basics, to the post-op recovery process, to a discussion of the unprecedented Deep Plane Facelift technique.
This video series is a great resource to refer to if you aren’t quite sure where to start before considering facelift surgery. With so many different types of facelift techniques and procedures that are improperly identified as facelifts, Dr. Buonassisi aims to untangle these and help you find where your goals might fit in, while informing on the foundational details that are essential to know. Find the whole series in one place here and learn about the complimentary Facelift Pre-Assessment service with Dr. Buonassisi’s team.
In this video of Part 5, Dr. Buonassisi discusses the history of the facelift surgery and the types of traditional surgical facelifts. He goes over: How the facelift has changed over the past hundred years, What is a skin lift is and why it doesn’t work, What is the SMAS layer and why moving it is important to achieving a great facelift result, What is a deep plane facelift and how is it different from a SMAS lift, What kind of facelift is best for minor laxity of skin and jowls vs. heavier laxity affecting the jawline and neck (the mini lift vs. the deep plane facelift), How to get a natural facelift result, The benefits and limitations of the various types of facelifts (SMAS lift, mini lift, deep plane facelift, short incision facelift, MACS lift, high SMAS technique), How the type of facelift relates to skin elevation, size of skin flaps, and size of incisions, What can cause bruising and numbness after a facelift, and The importance of tightening the neck in a facelift procedure and how a platysmaplasty neck lift works.
Looking for Part 6: Facelift Incisions & What to Expect? We have compiled this entire series for easy watching all in one place!
Dr. Buonassisi is a superbly trained and highly experienced cosmetic surgeon, and widely considered a top facelift surgeon, facelift specialist and facial rejuvenation expert. He is a dual Board Certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon with 20 years experience performing cosmetic procedures of the face, across the wide spectrum of facial rejuvenation techniques ranging from non surgical to surgical. He performs a high volume of surgeries through his Vancouver, BC practice at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Skin Clinic on a weekly basis.
What makes Dr. Buonassisi particularly unique is that he is one of less than 5% of other surgeons who regularly performs the greatly complex Deep Plane Facelift technique, with soaring patient satisfaction rates. A highly effective procedure that can yield the largest degree of lift while preserving a natural look, the Deep Plane Facelift is also lauded for its relatively quicker and easier recovery.
Not all may be a candidate for a Deep Plane Facelift, however. Dr. Buonassisi also regularly performs other facelift techniques and more minimally invasive surgeries such as the Mini Facelift or Brow Lift, while offering a full range of non surgical facial rejuvenation treatments including Botox, dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing with HALO technology, light-based skin rejuvenation with BBL technology, non energy-based skin treatments such as microneedling, and more. If a facelift isn’t quite right for you, Dr. Buonassisi and 8 West Clinic will educate, recommend, and provide the solution that is right for you.
Ready to book a facelift consultation at 8 West Clinic with Dr. Buonassisi? When you’re ready to take the next step, our wonderful patient care team is excited to go through our proven pre-consultation process with you, in which you can access our photo review service and be assessed for candidacy based on your concerns—all complimentarily and free of charge. We endeavour to provide you with our undivided time and care in assisting with all your facelift questions, including inquiries about anaesthesia, recovery, and surgery costs to ensure you are fully informed before deciding to book a full surgical consultation. Start the conversation with a patient care manager now by filling out our online form, or by calling (604) 733-1669.
Learn more about how the facelift surgery has advanced into the various techniques available today since it was first performed over 100 years ago by watching the Part 5 video above.
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Ready to take the next step in your facelift journey? Request a complimentary pre-consultation with Dr. Buonassisi’s knowledgeable patient care team at 8 West Clinic, where you can have the chance to have all your facelift questions answered before you decide to book a full surgical consultation with a doctor. Fill out our online form, or call (604) 733-1669 today.