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 Neck Lift Surgery
The neck and chin area are very sensitive aesthetic areas for a lot of people, as they can often be at odds with how we feel about our age and weight. The excess skin and fat that often results from aging, weight-loss, and sometimes just purely because of genetics, can be stubborn and unsightly for ourselves. Neck Lift surgery hosts a number of benefits with results such as:
- Definition of the neck angle
- Definition of the jawline and chin
- Reduction of a double chin
- Reduced neck fullness
- Reduction of large folds of excess skin and fat
An incision will be placed just underneath the chin, so it can be easily hidden. The skin of the neck is then elevated to expose the underlying fat, which is removed either directly or with liposuction. Once this is completed the lax underlying platysma muscle is tightly bound with sutures. This allows for significant structural support for the neck and a defined neck angle.
The large fold of excess skin is completely removed using a special plastic surgery technique called a Vertical Z Incision. When pulled together, the edges of the skin form a near straight incision that fades over time. This results in reduced fat, excess skin and a lifted appearance for the neck.
The skin is elevated through a small submental (under the chin) incision, to then cut the platysma horizontally at the point we want the mento-cervical angle to be. Once that is done, the platysma is sutured in the midline quite tightly with permanent stitches, then the skin is closed.
What’s Covered in Your Pre-Assessment Call
Step 1: Request Your Complimentary Pre-Assessment Session with the 8 West Clinic Team
A pre-assessment session is a complimentary service that we recommend to anyone considering Neck Lift surgery. In your pre-assessment 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 suggest to achieve your desired results.
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-Assessment Call
The decision to proceed with Neck Lift 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 a Neck Lift, it is important to be informed about both the risks and benefits of surgery.
A pre-assessment 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 Neck Lift 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.