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Meet Dr. Maia Tysons, VA

YOUR PLASTIC SURGEON IN THE DC AREA & NORTHERN VIRGINIA

Munique Maia, MDDr. Maia is a board-certified Harvard fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, who completed advanced training with experts in the field of aesthetic surgery. She specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, neck, nose, breast and body.

In 2018, Dr. Maia joined Dr. Duda at Mclean Plastic Surgery. Dr. Duda is a highly respected plastic surgeon in the Metropolitan Washington DC area and Northern Virginia. Dr. Maia provides a full range of services, fulfilling your aesthetic needs, no matter what stage in life you are in.

Dr. Maia received her medical degree with Magna Cum Laude distinction in Brazil. During her medical training, she completed numerous electives in universities across the United States and Canada
With her excellent academic record and medical licensing exams in the 99th percentile, she was selected to start her surgical training at the renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She then went on to complete a highly competitive integrated plastic surgery training at Northwell Health in New York. During residency, Dr. Maia received extensive aesthetic surgery training from the leaders in cosmetic plastic surgery at the premier Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital (MEETH). MEETH has the distinction of being the oldest and most prestigious training program in the country and is internationally recognized in the field of cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Maia has devoted her time to research and is dedicated to advancing the field of plastic surgery. She has presented her research across the United States, Canada and Brazil. Since 2007, Dr. Maia has authored over 50 original articles, abstracts, and book chapters in plastic surgery. Dr. Maia is a respected author and her research has received multiple awards, including the “Outstanding Paper Award” by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and more recently the “Best Paper Award” for her research in cosmetic breast surgery.

Dr. Maia is the associate editor for an upcoming plastic surgery book discussing surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation of the neck. This book is a worldwide collaborative effort with the leaders in aesthetic surgery presenting the latest techniques in neck rejuvenation.

Dr. Maia is also involved in teaching residents, medical students and physician assistants.

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Education and Credentials

  • Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship
    HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL, BIDMC – Boston, MA. July 2017 – July 2018
  • Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency
    Northwell Health – Great Neck, NY. July 2012 – June 2017
  • Internship – General Surgery
    CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION- Cleveland, OH. July 2011 – June 2012
  • Medical Degree
    FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF CEARA, Fortaleza, Brazil. – Magna Cum Laude March 2002- March 2009

Licensure

  • New York State Medical License – September 2016
  • Massachusetts Medical License – September 2017
  • USMLE Step1 – 99th percentile – May 2009
  • USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge: 99th percentile – August 2009
  • Virginia Medical License – May 2018

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Paper Presentation Award. Maia M, Wong C, Saint-Cyr M, Trussler A, Rohrich R. The Extended Transverse Musculocutaneous Gracilis (TMG) Flap: 3D CT Angiography and Clinical Series. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting (ASPS), Toronto, Canada. October 2010.
  • The Extended Transverse Musculocutaneous Gracilis (TMG) Flap: 3D CT Angiography and Clinical Series. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting (ASPS), Toronto, Canada. October 2010.
  • Clinical award, 2nd place. Bailey S, Saint-Cyr M, Maia M, Andry D, Shirvani A, Nguyen V, Wong C, Zhang S, Rao R, Rohrich R. Aesthetic Subunit of the Breast: an Analysis of Women’s Preference and Clinical Implications in Cosmetic, Oncologic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Bastrop, TX. September, 2010.
  • Awarded Second Prize. Maia M, Feingold R. Tissue Expansion of the Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) Flap. 9th Annual Academic Competition, North Shore-LIJ Health System. Manhasset, NY. May 7, 2014.
  • Awarded Honorable Mention. Maia M, Karanetz I, Kasabian A. Successful Treatment of Digital Ischemia with Botulinum Toxin Type A Injection in Patient with Severe Raynaud’s Phenomenon. 9th Medical Society of the State of New York Resident, Fellow and Medical Student Poster Symposium. Tarrytown, New York. April 11, 2014.
  • Awarded Poster of Distinction. Shimizu H, Phuong V, Maia M, Chand B, Schauer PR, Brethauer S. Bariatric surgery in patients with liver cirrhosis. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). San Diego, California, June 2012.
  • Best Research Paper. Maia M, Leipziger L. Understanding the Upper Lateral Breast Crease and Fold: Anatomic Study and Treatment of a Common Deformity in Aesthetic Breast Surgery. Northwell Plastic Surgery Research Day. New Hyde Park, NY. June 22, 2017.

Publications

Articles Peer Reviewed

  • Maia M, Lukash F. Autologous Fat Grafting in Young Patients: the Quest to Achieve Facial Balance. Submitted to Annals of Plastic Surgery.
  • Chandler AR, Knobel D, Maia M, Weissler J, Smith BD, Sharma RR, Weichman KE, Frank DK, Kasabian AK, Tanna N. Predictive Factors for Preoperative Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Placement: Novel Screening Tools for Head and Neck Reconstruction. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2015 Oct;26(7):2124-7.
  • Colohan S, Wong C, Lakhiani C, Cheng A, Maia M, Arbique G, Saint-Cyr M. The free descending branch muscle-sparing latissimus dorsi flap: vascular anatomy and clinical applications. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2012 Dec;130(6):776e-787e.
  • Shimizu H, Phuong V, Maia M, Kroh M, Chand B, Schauer PR, Brethauer SA. Bariatric surgery in patients with liver cirrhosis. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2013 Jan-Feb;9(1):1-6.
  • Shimizu H, Maia M, Kroh M, Schauer PR, Brethauer SA. Surgical management of early small bowel obstruction after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Colohan S, Maia M, Langevin C, Donfrancesco A, Shirvani A, Trusller A, Saint-Cyr M. The Short and Ultra-Short Pedicle Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator Flap In Breast Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2012. Feb;129(2):331-40.
  • Saint-Cyr M, Wong C, Oni G, Maia M, Mojallal A, Trussler A, Rohrich R. Modifications to Extend the Transverse Upper Gracilis Flap in Breast Reconstruction: Clinical Series and Results. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2012. Jan ;129(1):24e-36e.
  • Oni G, Saint-Cyr M, Maia M, Colohan S, Rohrich R Secondary techniques in breast reconstruction refinement: the periareolar advancement flap. Plast and Reconstr Surgery, 2011 Nov; 128(5):1015-24.
  • Bailey S, Saint-Cyr M, Oni G, Wong C, Maia M, Nguyen V, Pessa J, Colohan S, Rohrich R. The Low Transverse Extended Latissimus Dorsi Flap Based on Fat Compartments of the Back for Breast Reconstruction: Anatomical study and Clinical Results. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2011 Nov; 128(5):382e-394e.
  • Oni G, Saint-Cyr M, Maia M, Colohan S, Wong C, Mojallal A, Pessa J, Rohrich R. Dermolipectomy of the lateral thoracic fat compartment in secondary breast reconstruction revision: Anatomical and Clinical results. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 2011 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Bailey S, Saint-Cyr M, OniG, Maia M, Andry D, Shirvani A, Nguyen V, Wong C, Zhang S, Leitch M, Euhus D, Rao R, Rohrich R. Aesthetic Subunit of the Breast: an Analysis of Women’s Preference and Clinical Implications in Cosmetic, Oncologic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 2011 May 27 [Epud ahead of print]
  • Maia M, Oni G, Wong C, Saint-Cyr M. Anterior Chest Wall Coverage with a low skin paddle pedicled latissimus dorsi flap for. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2011 Mar; 127(3):1206-11.
  • Wong C, Maia M, Saint-Cyr M. Lateral Intercostal Perforator Flap in Combination with Thoracoabdominal Advancement Flap for Correction of Contour Deformities following Breast Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2011 Jun; 127(6):156e8e.
  • Bar-Meir ED, Yueh JH, Hess PE, Hartmann CE, Maia M, Tobias AM, Lee BT. Postoperative Pain Management in DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction: Identification of Patients With Poor Pain Control. Eplasty. 2010 Sep 15;10. pii: e59.
  • Bailey S, Saint-Cyr M, Zhang K, Mojallal A, Wong C, Maia M, Ouyang D, Zhang S, Rohrich R. Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Dorsi Flap: Women’s preference for scar location. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2010 Aug; 126(2):358-65.
  • Pessoa B, Cavalcante B, Maia M, H. Filho H, Koike M, Pessoa S, Pinheiro L, Monteiro S. Effect of tamoxifen on arterial microvascular anastomosis. Microsurgery, 2007, May; 27(4): 286-288.

Abstracts – Oral Presentations

  • Maia M, Shikowitz-Behr L, Matarasso A. Hip Asymmetry: Implications in Abdominal Contour Surgery. American Society of Plastic Surgeons – The Meeting 2017. Orlando, Florida. October 6-10, 2017.
  • Maia M, Shikowitz-Behr L, Matarasso A. Hip Asymmetry: Implications in Abdominal Contour Surgery. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons 34th Annual Meeting. Newport, RI. September 8-10, 2017.
  • Albert M, Maia M, Shikowitz-Behr L, Matarasso A. Hip Asymmetry: Implications in Abdominal Contour Surgery. ASPS Aesthetica Super Symposium. New Orleans, LA. March 2-4, 2017.
  • Albert M, Maia M, Shikowitz-Behr L, Matarasso A. Hip Asymmetry: Implications in Abdominal Contour Surgery. The Aesthetic Meeting 2017- Senior Residents Conference. San Diego, CA. April 27-May 2, 2017.
  • Maia M, Shikowitz-Behr L, Tanna N. Salvage of a Traumatic Below-knee Amputation Stump with a Free Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap. 3rd Annual Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention Symposium (LEAPS) to be held at Staten Island University Hospital on October 14, 2016.
  • Maia M, Leipziger L. Understanding the Preaxillary Upper Breast Crease: A Simple Method to Treat a Common Deformity during Aesthetic Breast Surgery. The Aesthetic Meeting 2015 (ASAPS). Montréal, Quebec, Canada, May 15-19, 2015.
  • Lukash F, Maia M, Korsh J, Dracea C. Autologous Fat Grafting in Young Patients: the Quest to Achieve Facial Balance. ASPS Aesthetica Super Symposium 2015. Las Vegas, NV, April 30-May 12, 2015.
  • Maia M, Lukash F. Autologous Fat Grafting in Young Patients: the Quest to Achieve Facial Balance. 13th American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Nassau Surgical Society Annual Clinic Day Meeting. Uniondale, Long Island, NY. December 3, 2014.
  • Korn PT, Maia M, Chen MH. Immediate Nipple Reconstruction with Autologous Breast Reconstruction Following Areola-sparing Mastectomy: A Marriage of Aesthetics and Oncologic principles. American Society of Plastic Surgeons – The Meeting 2014. Chicago, IL, October 10-14, 2014.
  • Korn PT, Karanetz I, Maia M, Strobel KE, Feingold RS, Israeli R. The Fleur-de-Lis Upper Gracilis Flap Versus Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) Flap for Bilateral Breast Reconstruction in Thin Patients: A Prospective Comparison of Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction and Aesthetic Results. American Society of Plastic Surgeons – The Meeting 2014. Chicago, IL, October 10-14, 2014.
  • Chandler AR, Knobel D, Maia M, Weissler J, Scelfo C, Lerman OZ, Kasabian A, Tanna N. Predictive Factors for Pre-operative PEG placement: a Novel Screening Tool for Head and Neck Reconstruction. American Society of Plastic Surgeons – The Meeting 2014. Chicago, IL, October 10-14, 2014.
  • Maia M, Feingold R. Tissue Expansion of the Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) Flap. 49th Annual Academic Competition, North Shore-LIJ Health System. Manhasset, NY, May 7, 2014.
  • Maia M, Karanetz I, Kasabian A. Successful Treatment of Digital Ischemia with Botulinum Toxin Type A Injection in Patient with Severe Raynaud’s Phenomenon. 9th Medical Society of the State of New York Resident, Fellow and Medical Student Poster Symposium. Tarrytown, New York. April 11, 2014.
  • Korn P, Karanetz I, Maia M, Strobel K, Feingold R, Israeli R. The Fleur-de-lis Upper Gracilis Flap Versus Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) Flap for Bilateral Breast Reconstruction in Thin Patients: A Prospective Comparison of Outcomes, Donor Site Morbidity, and Patient Satisfaction. New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons Residents’ Night. March 10, 2014.
  • Korn P, Maia M, Chen M. Areola-sparing Mastectomy and Immediate Nipple Reconstruction at the Time Free Flap Breast Reconstruction – a Prospective Single-Surgeon Experience. Breast Cancer Coordinated Care conference. Washington, DC, February 20-22, 2014.
  • Feingold R, Korn P, Maia M. Split Internal Mammary Artery Recipient Site for the Bipedicle Conjoined Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Free Flap in Unilateral Breast Reconstruction. Breast Cancer Coordinated Care conference. Washington, DC, February 20-22, 2014.
  • Maia M, Feingold R. Unilateral Breast Reconstruction with the Bipedicled Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator (DIEP) Flap. 15th International Course on Perforator Flaps. New York, NY, November 22-24, 2013.
  • Colohan S, Wong C, Lakhianim C, Graham D, Maia M, Saint-Cyr M. Vascular Anatomy and Clinical Applications of the Free Descending Branch Muscle Sparing Latissimus Dorsi Flap and Comparison with the Transverse Branch. British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons – Summer Scientific Meeting. The Sage, Newcastle upon Tyne, 11th-13th July 2012.
  • Shimizu H, Maia M, Chand B, Schauer PR, Brethauer S. Surgical Management of early small bowel obstruction following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). San Diego, California, June 2012.
  • Shimizu H, Phuong V, Maia M, Chand B, Schauer PR, Brethauer S. Bariatric surgery in patients with liver cirrhosis. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). San Diego, California, June 2012.
  • Colohan S, Bailey S, Maia M, Saint-Cyr. Modification of the Extended Latissimus dorsi Flap Based on Fat Compartments of the Back: An Anatomical and Clinical Study. 16th Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Vancouver, Canada, May 2011.
  • Saint-Cyr M, Bailey S, Oni G, Wong C, Maia M, Nguyen V, Pessa J, Colohan S, Rohrich R. The Low Transverse Extended Latissimus Dorsi Flap Based on Fat Compartments of the Back for Breast Reconstruction: Anatomical study and Clinical Results. 6th Congress of the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. Helsinki, Finland, July 2011.
  • Colohan S, Wong C, Oni G, Maia M, Saint-Cyr M. Modifications to Extend the Transverse Musculocutaneous Gracilis Flap: Clinical Series and Vascular Anatomy. 6th Congress of the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. Helsinki, Finland, July 2011.
  • Maia M, Wong C, Saint-Cyr M, Trussler A, Rohrich RJ. The Extended Transverse Musculocutaneous Gracilis (TMG) Flap: 3D CT Angiography and Clinical Series. American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Annual Meeting. Toronto, Canada, October 2010.
  • Maia M, Saint-Cyr M, Bailey S, Nguyen V, Wong C, Rohrich RJ. Optimizing the Extended Latissimus Dorsi Flap Volume in Breast Reconstruction: A Novel Flap Design. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Bastrop, Texas, September 2010.
  • Wong C, Maia M, Saint-Cyr M. Modifications to Extent the Transverse Musculocutaneous Gracilis Flap in Breast Reconstruction: Clinical Series and Results. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Bastrop, Texas, September 2010.
  • Bailey S, Saint-Cyr M, Maia M, Andry D, Shirvani A, Nguyen V, Wong C, Zhang S, Leitch M, Euhus D, Rao R, Rohrich R. Aesthetic Subunit of the Breast: an Analysis of Women’s Preference and Clinical Implications in Breast Surgery. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Bastrop, Texas, September 2010.
  • Morbia R, Wong C, Maia M, Saint-Cyr M. Lateral Intercostal Perforator Flap in Combination with Thoracoabdominal Advancement Flap for Correction of Contour Deformities following Breast Reconstruction. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Bastrop, Texas, September 2010.
  • Bar Meir E, Yueh J, Hess P, Hartmann C, Maia M, Tobias A, Lee B. Characteristics of Patients with Poor Pain. Control: Identification of a Non-Responder Population in DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction. International Symposium of the Israel Society for Plastic Surgery; Eilat, Israel, March 2009.
  • Bar Meir E, Yueh J, Hess P, Hartmann C, Maia M, Tobias A, Lee B. Postoperative pain in DIEP patients: characteristics of patients with prolonged pain. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, October 2008.
  • Pessoa B, Maia M, Braga RA. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. 6th Annual Oncologic Meeting, Cancer Institute of the State of Ceara. Fortaleza, Brazil, July 2007.
  • Pessoa S, Pessoa B, Maia M, Siqueira S. Tongue reconstruction with radial forearm free flap. 15th Annual Meeting of the Department of Surgery, Federal University of Ceara. Fortaleza, Brazil, July 2007.
  • Pessoa B, Cavalcante B, Maia M, Ribeiro Filho H, Koike M, Pessoa S, Pinheiro L, Monteiro E. Effect of tamoxifen on arterial microvascular anastomosis. 8th Congress of the International Society for Experimental Microsurgery. Quebec, Canada, July 2006.
  • Crisostomo M, Siqueira S, Pontes A, Maia M, Martins A, Coelho S, Barbosa P. Plantar reconstruction with rectus abdominis free flap after oncologic resection. 36th National Scientific Meeting of Medical Students. Fortaleza, Brazil, June 2006.
  • Pessoa B, Maia M, Siqueira S. Craniofacial surgery for frontonasal defect. 14th Annual Meeting of the Department of Surgery. Fortaleza, Brazil, June 2006.

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