Part 4: The Facelift SMAS Elevation Technique – Vancouver Facelift Surgery Footage by Dr. Thomas Buonassisi

Part 4: The Facelift SMAS Elevation Technique – Vancouver Facelift Surgery Footage by Dr. Thomas Buonassisi



Do you wonder, “How is a facelift done”? Before considering any facelift procedure, it’s important to be informed on the many techniques used by surgeons and to be aware of how your goals can be achieved at the surgery level, so this is an excellent question to be asking. In this series of a fully documented facelift surgery procedure, Board Certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Buonassisi of 8 West Clinic (Vancouver, Canada) walks us through the Deep Plane Facelift and Platysmaplasty Neck Lift process with a real patient.

This surgery footage sub-series is a supplement to Dr. Buonassisi’s All About Facelifts educational video series, which we have compiled for easy watching all in one place. This free-to-access series is the prime online 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 about the surgery that are essential to know.

Proper elevation and manipulation of the SMAS layer under the skin in a facelift has a large impact on the end result of the surgery and is essential for sculpting a natural look. In this video of Part 4, see Dr. Buonassisi perform the complex SMAS elevation portion of his patient Linda’s deep plane facelift so that he can have utmost control of the facial layers and the subsequent lift he will be achieving for her.

See more videos in this series at the end of this page.


Why Trust Your Face to Vancouver Facelift Specialist Dr. Buonassisi?


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.


Complimentary Vancouver Facelift Pre-Assessments with Dr. Buonassisi’s Team


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-assessment 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.


Watch the Rest of Dr. Buonassisi’s Facelift Series


All About Facelifts with Dr. Buonassisi:

Real Patient Experience Documentary:

Real Surgery Footage:


Book a Complimentary Vancouver Facelift Pre-Assessment


Ready to take the next step in your facelift journey? Request a complimentary pre-assessment 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.