Cosmetic Facial Surgery

Farewell to One of My Most Memorable Patients Ever


While reading the Richmond Times Dispatch on Thursday I was shocked to see the obituary of Casey Perkins.  Casey died at the age of 28. Casey was a normal healthy 6 year old and awoke on Christmas morning in 1996 to the smell of smoke.  He proceeded downstairs and at the moment he got to […]

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Endoscopic Removal of Forehead Osteoma: Minimally Invasive, Maximally Effective

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Dr. Joe Niamtu, III is a cosmetic facial surgeon in Richmond, Virginia and is well known for his treatment of forehead osteomas with minimally invasive endoscopic surgery.  This is a simple technique that is virtually scarless and has a very short recovery when compared with older approached to forehead osteomas.  Be sure to view other […]

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I’ve Got Friends in No Places!


I went to add a friend request on Facebook and was surprised to see the following message! Dang!  Why would Facebook limit the number of friends?  Does not make sense, you would think the more the merrier?  I bet Mr. Zukerberg has more than 5,000 friends as he has 68 million followers. Evidently, if you […]

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The Ups and Downs of Father’s Day


I was asked to write an essay for the Richmond Times Dispatch in 2010 about the experience of Father’s Day for parents of children with disabilities.  Yes, Father’s day for parents of disabled children is different from normal families because every day is different from normal families.  There is not doubt that it is tough […]

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Jim Kelly’s 30th Celebrity Golf Tournement


Once again we headed for Buffalo on the first weekend in June for our buddy Jim Kelly’s annual celebrity golf tournament to benefit “Kelly for Kids”.  This is Jim’s charitable foundation and he has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help children in need over the past three decades.  Always a great time and […]

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One Girl’s Journey with Protruding Ears, Bullying and Otoplasty: by Dr. Joe Niamtu III

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This 12 minute video details the journey of a 17 year old high school female with protruding ears.  The video follows her through the pre operative, intra operative and post operative phases of her surgical experience.  She highlights her experiences with bullying, low self esteem and physical problems associated with her protruding ears.  Dr. Joe […]

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Roger Goodell is Alive and Well and I can Prove it!


Several days ago NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s Twitter account was hacked, stating that he had died. This happened to Mark Twain (way before Twitter) and when he read his obviously incorrect obituary. His classic response was “the announcement of my death was greatly exaggerated” So was that of Commissioner Goodell. As evidenced by this photo, […]

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Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions of the Lip

Red or purble benign lip tumors (venous lakes, hemangiomas, etc.) are common in numerous people, frequently from birth.  Many patients do not realize that these can be treated in several minutes with modern laser technology.  In this video, Dr. Joe Niamtu, III demonstrates removal of a large venous lake on a patients lip. For more […]

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Dr. Niamtu wins two first place awards for Best Cosmetic Surgeon 2016

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My staff and I work hard to be the best and it is an honor to receive our 13th First Place Award for “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” or “Best Plastic Surgeon” over the past 6 years.  Thank you Richmond, thank you Virginia! For more information on cosmetic facial surgery visit   Joe Niamtu, III Cosmetic […]

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