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Aging in the face happens in stages. It makes sense that facial rejuvenating procedures should be designed to address these changes as they occur. More men and women are choosing to have lift procedures performed earlier to proactively retain a more youthful appearance versus waiting until pronounced facial aging occurs. At Maia Plastic Surgery, we offer mini facelift surgery for our patients in the early facial aging stages at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.

What Is a Mini Facelift?

A traditional facelift is used to remove excess skin from the lower face and upper neck and tighten the jowls, jawline and under the chin. This involves a longer incision that is usually along the hairline and around the ear to access the needed skin and tissue. With a mini facelift, small incisions are used but the same area is addressed. The procedure lifts and tightens the lower face and upper neck to firm the jowls and jawline.

The biggest difference between a mini facelift and a traditional facelift is the amount of skin and tissue that needs to be excised and elevated. Good candidates for a mini facelift still have decent laxity in their skin but are noticing a slight drooping in the lower face. Since the incisions are smaller, the recovery time is quicker and the scar is more discreet. This procedure is often used by our patients as early as their late 30s and beyond to curb the aging process and delay the need for a traditional facelift.

If you want to be proactive in retaining a youthful appearance, a mini facelift surgery may be the first lift procedure you consider. To learn more about all our rejuvenating facial procedures and treatments to slow the aging process, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery in the Washington, DC, area.

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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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