Considering a facelift or facial rejuvenation procedure in Vancouver, Canada but unsure if you're informed enough? In this educational video series, Board Certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Buonassisi 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 series is a great resource to refer to if you aren’t quite sure where to start before considering facelift surgery. When it's perhaps time to take the next step, Dr. Buonassisi and his team at 8 West Clinic are happy to take you through the complimentary Facelift Pre-Assessment process. We're excited to personally guide you in assessing the options that are right for your own unique facelift goals!

About Dr. Thomas Buonassisi

Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon

What makes Dr. Buonassisi particularly unique is that he is one of less than 5% of other surgeons who regularly performs advanced facelift techniques such as the Deep Plane Facelift technique, with soaring patient satisfaction rates. A highly effective procedure that can yield the largest degree of lift and restore volume while preserving a long-lasting improvement, the Deep Plane Facelift is also lauded for its relatively quicker and easier recovery for the most natural-looking results.

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, 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 most optimal for you and your individual goals. Our patients always start with a complimentary pre-assessment with our patient care team specializing in surgery, who can provide insight on your goals before you dive into a full surgical consultation.

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Everything You Need to Know About Facelifts

Dr. Buonassisi's First-Rate Educational Video Series

In this series of videos, facelift specialist Dr. Buonassisi discusses all things facelifts to help answer many frequently asked questions, and to touch on the topics that he believes are necessary to be informed on before a patient considers any kind of facelift. You can also learn more about the surgery process with a documentation of real patient Linda's Deep Plane Facelift experience with Dr. Buonassisi.

Still have questions after? Learn more in the complimentary facelift pre-assessment process!

Before & After Deep Plane Facelift & Neck Lift by Dr. Buonassisi

Individual results may vary. Copyright © 2020 Dr. Thomas Buonassisi.

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About 8 West Cosmetic Surgery

Based in beautiful Vancouver, BC, 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Skin Clinic has a long history of creating satisfying outcomes for thousands of patients. Our team of experts, including our patient care managers, registered nurses, and medical aestheticians are here to make your cosmetic procedure experience a great one.

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Your Prime Resource for All Things Facelift

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 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.

Why do so many choose Dr. Buonassisi as their top choice for Facial Rejuvenation?

Watch this video to learn about Linda’s facelift and neck lift story as we follow her journey at Vancouver’s 8 West Clinic with Board Certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Buonassisi. With her beautiful, natural results, she’s still the same Linda but looking a little more youthful and a lot more confident!

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

We're Here to Support You at Any Stage of the Decision-Making Process

When you’re ready to take the next step in your own facelift journey, our wonderful patient care team is excited to go through our proven personal pre-assessment process with youall complimentarily and free of charge. To help guide you, you will be able to access our photo review service and be assessed for facelift candidacy one-on-one based on an open discussion of your individual unique concerns.

We endeavour to provide you with our undivided time and care in assisting with all of your facelift questions, including inquiries about anaesthesia, recovery, surgery costs, and more to ensure you are fully informed before deciding to book a full surgical consultation with a facial plastic surgeon.

Start the conversation with one of Dr. Buonassisi's patient care managers now by filling out the form below.

Everything to Know About Facelifts, 
from a Facial Plastic Surgeon

The complimentary Facelift Pre-Assessment connects you with one of Dr. Buonassisi's surgical specialist patient care managers, and is intended for us to guide you in assessing if a facelift or other facial rejuvenation procedure is right for you before you move on to book a full, in-clinic surgical consultation. While a confidential review with Dr. Buonassisi of your online self-submitted photos is optional, it is highly recommended to take advantage of so that we will be able to provide you with as much insight as possible on your particular case.

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Introducing Everything to Know About Facelifts

In this video of Part 1, Dr. Buonassisi discusses the purpose of this educational facelift series and introduces the many topics that are important to be informed on before considering the procedure.

Facial Anatomy Basics for Facelift Surgery

In this video of Part 2, Dr. Buonassisi discusses the anatomy of the face in the context of the facelift procedure, and how the layers of the face are affected by changes resulting from the aging process.

How the Face Ages—Do I Need a Facelift?

In this video of Part 3, Dr. Buonassisi goes into detail on how the face changes as we age, and the kinds of concerns a person who would benefit from a facelift surgery may be experiencing, in order to identify the characteristics of a facelift surgery candidate.

Trends in Non Surgical & Surgical Facelifts

In this video of Part 4, Dr. Buonassisi goes into detail on and demystifies the many types of popular “facelift” trends that may be surgical or non surgical.

History & Types of Traditional Surgical Facelifts

In this video of Part 5, Dr. Buonassisi discusses the history of the facelift surgery and the many types of surgical facelift techniques as they have evolved and advanced since the procedure was first performed over 100 years ago.

Facelift Incisions & What to Expect

In this video of Part 6, Dr. Buonassisi talks about surgical incisions in regards to a facelift procedure and what is to be expected through the surgery process.

Facelift Anaesthetic Explained

In this video of Part 7, Dr. Buonassisi talks about pain control measures and anaesthetic options used in a facelift procedure, and what to expect in terms of their benefits, limitations, and possible side effects.

Facelift Surgery Recovery

In this video of Part 8, Dr. Buonassisi talks about recovering from a facelift surgery, and what to expect in terms of how long downtime can be, sources of discomfort, and how long before you start seeing your improved look.

Valid Alternate & Post-Facelift Treatments

In this video of Part 9, Dr. Buonassisi discusses effective minimally invasive or non surgical alternate treatments to a surgical facelift for those who may not need one, and how these can perhaps be used additionally to a facelift surgery to complement and enhance results by targeting separate concerns.

A sub-series of real surgery footage (graphic content) from Linda's operation is also available, where you can learn about the surgical techniques in more detail.