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As you age, the shape of your face will change to some degree. The impact of this change is different for each individual, depending on varying contributing factors. In some cases, rapid aging can have a huge impact on facial balance and symmetry.

Bone Deterioration

Most people are not aware of how much bone deterioration occurs as we age. Joint conditions result in obvious symptoms. However, bones in areas such as the face are largely ignored. As density decreases, every facial feature will change over time. You may notice that eye sockets become deeper and cheeks lose support. These changes can have a considerable impact on your looks.

Flexing Muscles

Flexing your muscles does not always bear positive long-lasting results. This is especially true when discussing facial expressions. All those lines on your face are likely the result of times both good and bad. The repeated use of facial muscles forms wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet. As muscle mass decreases with age, facial skin may also begin to sag.

Fat Distribution

The fat distribution in the face is pretty even during our formative years. Unfortunately, as we age, fat can shift and cause sagging and other issues. You may develop drooping jowls, a double chin, skin folds and areas that appear sunken due to the reduction in fat cells. Fullness in the face relies on fat and other structures that naturally deteriorate over time.

Connective Tissue

Collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are the main components of connective tissues in the face. In a young, healthy person, these connective tissues keep the skin smooth and appearing hydrated. Elasticity is lost as the body struggles to produce proteins and other parts of connective tissues.

Rejuvenated Facial Features

You can rejuvenate your facial features with the right cosmetic treatments at Maia Plastic Surgery. We offer non-surgical options, minimally invasive plastic surgery and long-lasting surgical solutions. Call our DC offices today if you would like a beauty consultation. Change how you see yourself in the mirror for the better today.

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8100 Boone Boulevard Suite 730 Tysons Corner
Tysons, VA 22182

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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.

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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.

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