Dr. Thomas Buonassisi

About Dr. Thomas Buonassisi

As one of Canada’s top facial plastic 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 globe to train with world-renowned experts in the field, working closely with acclaimed surgeons in the United States and Australia.


Dr. Buonassisi’s Journey to Excellence in Facial Plastic Surgery

The journey to becoming a dual-board certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon took a total of 14 years of post secondary education. It all started at McGill University, where Dr. Thomas Buonassisi completed his Undergraduate Degree in Classical Piano. He then continued on to graduate Medical School at the University of British Columbia, followed by a five-year surgical residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.  Once his residency finished, Dr. Buonassisi moved to Australia to complete a fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgery with the Australian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. He then continued to travel throughout Australia and the United States to train with a number of highly regarded and celebrated surgeons and experts in the field of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Buonassisi continued to hone his skills and completed his certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  (ABFPRS). The ABFPRS is the only medical board in North America that certifies physicians exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face and neck. The certification process is rigorous and requires surgeons to have extensive training and experience in facial plastic surgery. As a result, Board Certification by the ABFPRS is viewed as the premier credential in Facial Plastic Surgery worldwide.  

If you are considering a procedure with Dr. Buonassisi, or any of our other treatments that we offer, we encourage you to take full  advantage of our complimentary pre consultation with Surgical Patient Care Managers.  This is a discussion where our surgical experts help determine what procedure might be right for you, as they will provide you information about surgery, including costs, how it’s performed, and recovery times.


Dual-Board Certifications & Eduction

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • The Society of Specialists of British Columbia
  • Medical Degree: University of British Columbia School of Medicine; UBC, Vancouver, BC
  • Residency: Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of British Columbia; Vancouver, BC
  • Fellowship: Facial Plastic Surgery with the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery