fbpx Skip to main content
(703) 574-4500 Contact Us
Beautiful woman's nose

Approximately 220,000 nose jobs are performed every year according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Although the numbers have been decreasing from previous years, rhinoplasty still has one of the highest rankings among the most common facial plastic surgery procedures. Individuals request rhinoplasty for many reasons, both cosmetic and to restore function to the nose.

A Complex Cosmetic Surgery

Because the nose is such a prominent feature of the face, it is important to study its form before surgery. All the small nuances of size and shape must be held under consideration when reshaping it to ensure the outcome will enhance the appearance. Along with those factors, the realities of internal structures also need to be considered.

The nasal passages are delicate. Care must be taken not to damage them during surgery. The small size of the nose can make this a challenging procedure. In addition to maintaining the function, the surgeon must also ensure that the end result will complement the other facial features.

Today’s standard of beauty for the nose is changing. It has become more inclusive of all types and sizes of noses, whereas for decades, only the small, thin or straight nose was considered the standard. Many individuals who had rhinoplasty to achieve that standard are requesting surgery again to restore the natural shape of their nose.

Functional Surgery

Rhinoplasty is required for some individuals who have problems breathing through their nose. A common problem is the deviated septum. This can be corrected with surgery. Injuries and defects in development are also situations where nose surgery is functional over cosmetic. In many instances, such rhinoplasty restores a natural appearance while correcting the functional problem.

Results Develop Slowly

You may be surprised to learn that the results of a nose job are not immediate as Hollywood makes it seem. Due to the tissues and structures involved, healing of the nose can take a few weeks. Some swelling may be noticeable after this time. Most people feel comfortable appearing in public after three or four weeks of healing.

Complete healing of a rhinoplasty can take up to several months. Patients are advised to wait a full year to allow for the final results to truly be visible.

Whether you are seeking rhinoplasty for better function or a better appearance, at Maia Plastic Surgery we offer excellent care. Contact us to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Maia to discuss your options.

Posted on behalf of Maia Plastic Surgery

8100 Boone Boulevard Suite 730 Tysons Corner
Tysons, VA 22182

Do you want to make an appointment for a consultation?


Our Patient Reviews

Maia Plastic Surgery

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 131 reviews

J. B.

Dr. Maia and her staff are incredibly professional and truly empathetic. They’ve done a beautiful job with the treatments that I’ve gotten and I look forward to coming to the office every single time.

Karli N.

Dr. Maia deserves more than 5-stars! I’m thrilled with my results and I’m less than 3 months post surgery. Dr. Maia is confident and kind, and not at all pushy like other plastic surgeons. I was overly impressed the morning of the procedure. The surgical and hospital staff know her well! They were ready for her and put me at ease while I was getting settled in the OR. I appreciate the team in Dr. Maia’s office for their patience and care. They are just as calm as Dr. Maia.

David R.

Dr. Maia, Alana, and Kristina are talented, knowledgeable, and attentive. Great results, great support, and very responsive to any questions. Would recommend to anyone looking to improve their quality of life!

Erez D.

Dr Maia is the consummate plastic surgeon. From her compassion to exceptional surgical skill and results, there is no better. Would give 10 stars if I could.

Deise G.

I had a great experience with doctor Maia. Beyond my expectations.

Nate R.

Mid 40s male who’s always had nasal breathing issues and a dorsal bump. I finally decided to do something about it with a septoplasty/rhinoplasty combo. I met with a few doctors but Dr. Maia stood out. She instilled confidence, and I’m extremely pleased with the results. The surgery was straight forward, and the swelling was surprisingly light. A week later the cast was off and I was on the short road to recovery. Honestly, if I had known it was this easy I would have done it earlier. Thanks Dr. Maia!


I recently had Dysport injected by NP Kristina, and I could not be happier with the outcome. I can already see some of the results few days post-injections! I love how quickly Dysport softens the wrinkles, without giving you the "frozen look". Just in time for the upcoming holidays! Earlier this year, I did 3 Morpheus-8 treatments to my face and neck, and I am CONSTANTLY being complimented on how good my skin looks. Worth every penny! I also had fillers injected by Dr. Maia and Kristina. Dr. Maia did my under-eye, which I am obsessed about... what a change! Kristina injected my lips, chin, jawline, and cheeks. My face looks more proportional and guess what.... I FINALLY HAVE A CHIN :) Thank you, Dr. Maia, Kristina, and the Team. You're the best. I will surely be back for more.

R. H.

I had tummy tuck and muscle repair with Dr. Maia 3 months ago. I couldn't be happier. I am 44 and I got my 25 year old body back after tummy tuck with Dr. Maia. The initial consult was great. The surgery was fast. The post op care was excellent. Dr. Maia and team assured me that I had great post recovery and everything going okay. I had no complication whatsoever. The incission was very small and low which I love. She is amazing and caring surgeon. He teams are very responsive and wonderful. I am very happy with the result and everything.

Write a review

Dr. Maia is offering online consultations

Request A Consultation Our Specials