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Tummy Tuck Surgery in Northern Virginia

Learn about the procedure, its benefits, and why you should choose Dr. Maia for your body transformation.

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The abdomen is one of the most common body areas that change as you get older. Weight gain and pregnancy, combined with genetics and lifestyle, can all impact the tone and appearance of your stomach. Both men and women can struggle to reshape and flatten their abdomen. Tummy tuck plastic surgery is a group of procedures that can remove excess skin, fat and tissue from the midsection and tighten the abdomen muscles and skin. Our team at Maia Plastic Surgery offers a variety of tummy tuck options for patients at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.

Dr. Munique Maia is a highly respected plastic surgeon who has built her excellent reputation on providing natural-looking, flattering results for her patients. Fellowship trained and board certified, she has the experience and expertise you want when considering any type of plastic surgery. If your abdomen is flabby and sagging due to loose skin, excess fat and stretched muscles, you should consider Dr. Maia as the right tummy tuck plastic surgery to reshape, flatten and tighten your midsection.

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    46 year-old Patient
    Tummy Tuck, Breast Lift & 5 Areas of Liposuction
    (Customized Body Contouring Treatment)

I feel much more confident and motivated to work out
“I’m a lot more positive about myself and have learned to love my body again...”
-P.K., Tummy Tuck Patient
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Dr. Maia and her staff put my fears to rest
“I was back at work two weeks later and could not be happier with my results.…”
-C.S., Tummy Tuck Patient
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If you have excess skin and fat below the belly button, then tummy tuck surgery may be the right option for you. The skin and muscles of the abdomen can stretch during pregnancy or when anyone gains excessive weight. In some cases, the skin and muscles refuse to contract back to their previous state when excess weight is lost. Whether you have birthed children or lost a significant amount of weight, you may desire plastic surgery to reshape and tighten your midsection

Procedure Summary
Pain Level After Surgery Moderate discomfort controlled by medication
Anesthesia General
Duration of Surgery 3-4 hours
Scars On the bikini line; Lower abdomen, from hip to hip, and around the belly button
Downtime 2-3 weeks
Return to Regular Activity 4-6 weeks
Resume Exercise 6 weeks
Price Range $15,000-$30,000. Call for more details.


  • Natural-looking results: Dr. Maia carefully designs your belly button to best flatter your unique proportions
  • Patients report higher confidence and body-image after recovery. In addition, people are more inclined to be active to maintain their results after recovery.
  • The scars are discreetly hidden on your bikini line
  • This procedure can restore a weakened core by tightening abdominal muscles, leading to better posture and in some cases, relieving back pain


You can have a flatter, tighter abdomen again after weight loss or post-pregnancy. Some of the procedures we offer at Maia Plastic Surgery include:


You will be greeted by our friendly staff and escorted to an exam room by our patient consultant. We’ll learn more about you and your desires and show you before and after photos of other patients who have had a tummy tuck and any other procedure(s) you are interested in. We will discuss your goals and a brief summary of the treatment options.

You’ll then meet with Dr. Maia who will listen carefully to your concerns and expectations. She will then examine you and give you her professional recommendation and a treatment plan to achieve your desired result.

After that, your patient consultant will take you to another room and go over the fees and surgical dates available.


During surgery, a horizontal incision is made from approximately hip bone to hip bone, and a small incision around the belly button. Total incision length and shape depends on the amount of excess skin. Dr. Maia will then remove excess skin and soft tissue and repair or tighten the abdominal muscles.

Tummy Tuck can also be combined with liposuction around the flanks and hips to give you a lean appearance with natural-looking contours. If you have stretch marks and scars from prior surgeries, such as a caesarean section or appendectomy, Dr. Maia may be able to arrange your skin and tissue to eliminate them. Sutures, clips, tape, and/or skin adhesives may be used to secure the incisions together.


Tummy tuck is usually an outpatient procedure, and patients go home a few hours after surgery. Because a tummy tuck involves surgery on the abdominal muscles, recovery can take more time than other procedures. Discomfort and mild pain are to be expected during the first week or so. Light walk around the house is encouraged to maintain healthy circulation.

Before and after the procedure, Dr.Maia and the team will give you detailed instructions for keeping the area clean and well-maintained for proper healing.

Recovery tips:

  • Take time off! Clear off your schedule for the next 2-3 weeks before returning to work.
  • Adjust your sleeping position to avoid putting tension on your stomach. Prop yourself up with pillows or settle into a reclining chair.
  • Go for light walks! Gentle movements are your friend and can speed up your recovery and minimize the complications.
  • Be patient! Tummy tuck results don’t appear overnight. It will take time for swelling to subside.


Dr. Maia is a renowned plastic surgeon and has earned a stellar reputation as one of the top plastic and cosmetic surgeons in the DC area, offering a compassionate approach and creating stunning, natural outcomes for her patients. Not only is she incredibly skilled at her craft, but her professionalism and ability to put her patients at ease is exceptional.

  • Board-certified Harvard fellowship-trained plastic surgeon
  • 15 Years of Experience
  • Meticulous attention to detail and incredible results
  • Minimal scarring and minimal downtime
  • Friendly environment and all female staff

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Our Patient Reviews

Maia Plastic Surgery

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 86 reviews

Douglas D.

Dr Maia and her staff are truly professional: knowledgeable, friendly, attentive, kind, willing to listen to your concerns and answer all your questions. They are there for you, and Dr Maia is talented. Super talented! You are in good, safe hands.

Brooke S.

Dr. Maia is such a great doctor! She does excellent work and makes you feel as if you are talking to a friend. I would highly recommend her to everyone I know!

Kerri L.

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a consultation with Dr. Maia, not only was her expertise evident, her compassion shown through as she walked us through the process. Thankfully, I felt very comfortable trusting her as I underwent reconstruction surgery. I am very happy with the results and highly respect and recommend Dr. Maia.

Claire P.

My son had mole removed by Dr. Maia. She did a fantastic job. Friendly staffs and relax atmosphere. We have a wonderful experience in Dr. Maia office.

Larissa M.

Dr Maia and her staff were wonderful! I was super concerned in doing my procedure, but they walked me through every step. Had a really great experience with them❤️

Caroline H.

Dr Maia truly loves what she does. She is invested in making you the version of yourself you want to be. She listens attentively to what you want and makes relevant suggestions. She did not try to introduce anything unnecessary into my treatment plan. The results I achieved during my first treatment keeps me coming back. Her staff is excellent and works to accommodate your schedule. I have recommended Dr. Maia several times and each time I get the same positive feedback.

Karen D.

Selecting a surgeon: After having two children and weight fluctuations over the years I was left with complete loss of volume in my breasts. I had four consultations with other surgeons but after comparing their photos to Dr Maia’s and meeting her in person, I knew she was my doctor. We talked about my lifestyle - being a mom and a professional, I didn’t want to be too big, but I’m curvy so I didn’t want to go too small for my frame either. She let me try on sizes and once I selected she agreed it was a good fit for my frame. Post op recovery: I was a smoker and had quit prior to surgery but she was very honest and adamant in telling me how important it was that I did not smoke. (I honestly needed the lecture and the transparency about what could happen if I did start smoking before surgery and post-op.) Because I was formerly a pretty heavy smoker, it did cause some issues after surgery with wound closing and she was SO diligent and on top of it seeing me once and week and squeezing me in for appointments between surgeries and patients. She prescribed different things to address the would closure issues before they really became a problem. Being able to have text message access to the office was great when I had questions and she even accommodated my schedule when I couldn’t be seen in person to send progress photos so that she could check on me. 3 months post op: I’m so happy with the results of my surgery and am so glad I waited to find the right doctor. She’s an artist! They look natural, fit my body shape and they haven’t even fully “dropped and fluffed” yet. Would highly recommend… comparing her patient photos to other surgeons will end your search. I feel so much better in my body thanks to Dr Maia.

Justine A.

This is my second time at Dr. Maia’s office and I am so pleased with my experience here. The staff is so friendly and caring. Dr. Maia is the best Dr in the DMV area, she knows exactly what she is doing and you will be happy with the results! I am so glad I found her! I recommend anyone who’s looking for a very personable doctor to come and see her! Thank you Dr. Maia & staff!

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