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The midface includes the upper and lower cheeks that form the main contours of the face. With aging, the midface can droop and lose volume under the skin, creating fat, sagging cheeks. The nasolabial fold can deepen, and hollows or bags may be pronounced under the eyes due to the upper cheeks sagging. Dr. Munique Maia and our team at Maia Plastic Surgery in Tysons Corner, VA, offer midface lift surgery to rejuvenate the cheeks for a more youthful appearance.

Dr. Maia is a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in facial rejuvenation. Her goal with lift procedures is to help patients achieve a more youthful appearance that looks natural, and you will still look like you, only younger. With a midface lift, she addresses the skin, tissue and fat between the lower nose and upper cheek bone, elevating and tightening the skin and tissue into a more youthful position.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Midface Lift?

A traditional facelift addresses the lower face and upper neck when the jowls begin to sag, and blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) and brow lifts address the eyes and forehead aging issues. The midface lift is the area in between, connecting all the facial features. A midface lift can be combined with a traditional facelift, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) or browlift for full face rejuvenation. Those who have a noticeable drooping under the eyes due to lost volume or sagging in the cheeks or deep nasolabial folds (smile lines) may benefit the most from a midface lift.

If you have noticed eye bags, lines or drooping cheeks as you age, midface lift surgery may be right for you. To learn more about our face and neck rejuvenation procedures, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery in the greater Washington, DC metro area for a midface lift consultation with Dr. Maia.

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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.

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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.

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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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