Meet Dr. Thomas Buonassisi, Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
As one of Canada’s top cosmetic facial surgeons, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi leads the team at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic and carries extensive experience, having performed facial cosmetic surgery for over 20 years. Dr. Buonassisi has travelled the world to train with renowned experts in the field, working closely with top surgeons in the United States and Australia.
What makes Dr. Buonassisi one of the most respected and well-known facial cosmetic surgeons?
- 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
- Over 20 Years Experience
- Thousands of Facial Cosmetic Surgeries Performed
- RealSelf Verified Surgeon
- Voted 2018, 2019, 2020 Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Vancouver
Being an expert in his field, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi has performed thousands of facial cosmetic procedures and has honed his surgical skills into an artform.
Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal
For those who genetically have fuller cheeks, or who simply wish to diminish the appearance of chubbier cheeks, Buccal Fat Removal is a safe and effective surgery, immediately resulting in:
- Less puffy cheeks
- More symmetrical cheeks
- More defined cheeks
- A slimmer cheek to chin line (V-line)
- A more heart-shaped facial appearance
Buccal Fat Removal is a quick, minimally invasive procedure that is pain-free with little downtime, and no visible scarring. One of the common questions on patients’ minds is, “is buccal fat removal permanent?” The great news is that your newly defined, slimmer cheeks will remain that way for good! Even if you gain weight, your buccal fat pads won’t grow back.
If you feel that your face and cheeks are overly round, Buccal Fat Removal surgery may be the right procedure to slim and sculpt the lower third of the face, giving you permanent, contoured results that you’ll love.
What’s Covered in Your Pre-Consultation
Step 1: Request Your Complimentary Pre-Consultation Session with the 8 West Clinic Team
A pre-consultation session is a complimentary service that is required for anyone considering Buccal Fat Removal surgery. In your pre-consultation with a patient care manager, they will conduct a photo review with yourself and Dr. Buonassisi on your behalf to confirm that you are a candidate for the procedure. They will also discuss the surgery cost, timeline, and process, as well as any other options that Dr. Buonassisi may have suggest to achieve your desired results.
Step 2: Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Buonassisi
Meet Dr. Buonassisi in person (or online if you are an out-of-town patient) for expectations setting. The surgical consultation is by far the most important part of the cosmetic surgery process because this is the communication tool that helps explain what can be achieved in surgery.
You may ask Dr. Buonassisi to share real patient Before and After photos to help illustrate what can be achieved with the particular surgery you are discussing. This is also your opportunity to ask him any questions.
Learn More with a Pre-Consultation
The decision to proceed with Buccal Fat Removal surgery should be made with the utmost level of care and attention. While it can be exciting to think about how you may look with Buccal Fat Removal, it is important to be informed about both the risks and benefits of surgery.
The pre-consultation discussion is a complimentary service with our award-winning, knowledgeable and friendly patient care team, which we recommend to anyone considering any surgery. This service includes a review of your photos to help determine if Buccal Fat Removal surgery is right for you, plus a discussion of costs and possible surgery dates on top of any other questions you may have before you decide if you are ready to meet Dr. Thomas Buonassisi in person.