About First Face
When the face first begins to encounter age-related and environmental influences, there are several predictable changes we can expect. Not everyone ages in the same exact way, because their adult structure and genetics are different, and because their lifestyles and habits are different. But there some common elements to everyone’s process.The first face treatment refers to a uniquely created surgical procedure by aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Basile including fat grafting and skin tightening for someone who is just reaching the point in life, typically their 30s and 40s, when they will benefit from having their first aesthetic intervention. At Basile Plastic Surgery, the procedure is designed to restore the face to its first or original appearance. If you're interested in learning more about this technique, we invite you to call our office in Naples, FL to learn more.
The first face surgery is designed for individuals who are experiencing early on signs of aging such as loss of facial volume in the cheeks and chin as well as other subtle changes that affect the facial features. Droopy skin and wrinkles may also be a concern as well. Typically patients who receive this treatment are in their 30s and 40s, but this procedure can be performed on any adult. The mini facelift and fat transfer combination can be very successful at restoring your face back to or close to its original state.
"Breast augmentation was something that I had been thinking about since my third daughter was born 19 years ago. But as a stay at home mom/wife, it just never seemed to be “the right time”. I waited, patiently, until at last the timing was right! I did a lot of research and talked to many people. Dr. Basile was one of three Plastic Surgeons that I met with before making my final decision. From my initial consultation, I knew that I had found my plastic surgeon.Dr. Basile and his entire staff are nothing short of exceptional. First impressions are everything… when I arrived at the office, which by the way, was beautiful, clean and smelled AMAZING, I was greeted by Ashley, the patient care coordinator. She immediately made me feel comfortable with her welcoming smile. She put me in a consultation room where we talked for a bit and then she said Dr. Basile would be right in… and I don’t think I even waited five minutes to see him.The time everyone took with me was amazing, I never once felt rushed. Dr. Basile is a highly skilled surgeon with a good eye. I had done my research and when I went to my appointment I knew EXACTLY what I wanted. He listened as I explained, in detail, what I hoped my end result would be, then he offered his suggestions on what he thought would give me the best results.At my pre-op appointment he thoroughly explained the procedure and technique. Went through all of the medications and recovery, discussed any questions I had, and again, went through all of my “wish photos” that I showed him. From the time I had my consultation until now I called (or emailed) several times, I had a gazillion questions and Ashley was always patient, kind, courteous and professional. She ALWAYS made me feel like there was no silly question and regardless of how busy she was, I felt as if she was my very own personal patient coordinator, like I was their only patient.Finally - SURGERY DAY! I arrived at the surgery center at 6:30am. Feeling nothing more than excited! Dr. Basile came in, drew on my chest with a marker, and asked me again if I had any questions. Enter Operating Room, (ok, NOW maybe I’m feeling nervous) sleepy time, Dr. Basile “working his magic”, wake up, feel fine, go home. Took meds as prescribed. Saw Dr. Basile first thing the next morning.The meds made me sick, (which is typical for me) but as far as pain, I really didn’t have any. I also didn’t have ANY bruising, not at all. I followed Dr.’s orders exactly as they were given to me. I had a “slight” complication, which was absolutely NO FAULT of Dr. Basile or the surgery center, (it was something that would have happened regardless of who my surgeon was) Dr. Basile handled it in a way that eased my mind. He’s not a “wait and see” doctor, when I called to say something was wrong, he had me in his office that day, even though I had just seen him 2 days prior. I saw him every few days for the next 2 weeks, then once a week for 2 months after that. I am now a little over 6 months post up, doing great and have very minimal scars already, and they will still continue to heal. I’m beyond happy with my results.I could go on and on, but the bottom line is Dr. Basile gave me exactly what I asked for. My Experience with Dr. Basile and his staff was exceptional. I highly recommend Basile Plastic Surgery."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Apr 25, 2018
"First I want to say Dr. Basile’s assistants, Marisa and Ashley are sweet and welcoming. They are always there for you and make you feel important and that you matter. Dr. Basile is an amazing surgeon. He takes his time, explains every procedure and process in laymen’s terms and genuinely cares. I was referred by a friend and have referred friends myself. I had a major procedure and he was there with many follow-up appointments to oversee my progress. I highly recommend him and the whole practice!"- B.H. / Yelp / Jul 28, 2022
"If you’re looking for exceptional work in a welcoming and professional atmosphere, Basile Plastic Surgery is the office for you. After working with Dr. Basile for almost ten years in the operating room, I opted for his level of expertise when I decided to have three different surgical cosmetic procedures by him over the last three years. I’ve worked with several plastic surgeons in my profession and I chose Dr. Basile based on his dedication to his patients, his genuine concern for our well being, his experience, outstanding outcomes, and his bedside manner. Ashley and Marissa are kind and compassionate and he couldn’t have a couple of better ladies to greet and help care for his patients. They all make you feel like you’re their priority."- K.S. / Yelp / Jun 03, 2022
"A Doctor Who Shines Above the Rest - Wonderful experience with Dr. Basile. I met with three doctors prior to my breast augmentation and Dr. Basile made me feel the most comfortable and addressed my specific needs better than anyone. He will not try to sell you something you are not looking for. His explanations of expectations are so thorough it made me feel at ease and confident in the procedure. 10 years later I'm still in love with what he did for me and the service I received. I did under muscle incision at crease. I've breastfed two babies since and I'm so happy I didn't wait to get them done until after kids."- I. / RealSelf / May 10, 2021
"Very thorough consultation. Great doctor, he answered my questions, he put me at ease and I am looking forward to my surgery."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 19, 2021
The first face procedure is custom tailored, much like the mommy makeover, to address those specific individual needs created by the early changes of the aging face. This treatment often starts with general or local anesthesia being administered before a fat transfer technique is performed to restore some lost volume to the cheeks, mid-face, temples, brow, or lips. We then tailor the eyelids if necessary and tweak the eyebrow position if needed. Dr. Basile will often then tighten the cheek and lower face with a limited facelift technique.
What to Expect
The goal of the first face is to create a natural freshening up of the facial features and proportions, as well as to erase the appearance of fatigue or stress with a limited amount of downtime. No two procedures will be the same, so each recovery process will look different. You will experience some soreness, redness, and discomfort following your procedure, and you will most likely be sent home in a compression garment. Some patients may return to their normal activities in a week while others may require several weeks to fully heal. It can take up to one year in some cases to see the full results of your procedure. Scarring should be minimal, as the incisions are placed in discreet areas that are hidden.
Plan Your Procedure
Refreshed and Renewed
If you're beginning to see subtle changes to your face that are making you look older such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and lack of volume in your facial features, then you may be looking for a procedure to reverse these issues. If you're not ready for a full facelift, then our customized first face procedure can incorporate a mini facelift along with a fat transfer to give you that slight lift and fullness that you need. If you're seeking to renew and restore your complexion, call our Naples, FL office today and get in touch with Dr. Basile.