Archive for the ‘ Cosmetic Facial Procedures ’ Category

“I Hate My Neck”: Options for Excess Neck and Chin Fat that Really Work

A lot of people have excess skin and or fat on front of the neck and under the chin and want improvement.  This is one of my longest YouTube videos, but worth watching for any person who has excess neck skin or submental (under the chin) fat.  Many patients waste time and money on procedures […]

Radiowave Assisted Blepharoplasty

These are two videos that are short vignettes of radiowave assisted cosmetic blepharoplasty.  This is one of my topics that I am presenting at the Cosmetic Surgery Forum in Las Vegas next week.  Radiowave surgery (like laser incision) is a practically bloodless means of performing blepharoplasty and no bleeding means faster healing with less pain […]

Easy, Safe and Simple Buccal Fat Reduction

Buccal fat pad reduction is a procedure used to slim the face in selected patients.  In this video I discuss and demonstrate the procedure and show some before and after results. Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia  

A letter from a facelift patient

This is a letter from a pleased facelift patient.

Dr. Niamtu interviewed on ABC TV about face and neck lift options

Dr. Joe Niamtu, III cosmetic facial surgeon in Richmond, Virginia discusses face and neck lift surgery options with ABC TV Channel 8 Richmond’s Matt DiNardo.

Cheek Implants and Facial Aging

Young people have positive fat distribution in the face that contributes to a “young” look. As we age, this fat atrophies and sags and produces a hollow and aged appearance. Aging is a process of deflation and as the youthful midface fat changes position, we look drawn and aged. Young people have plentiful midface volume […]

If I am plus sized do I need to lose weight before having a facelift?

This is a frequently asked question and the answer is frequently no! Dr. Niamtu routinely sees plus sized patients that were told by other surgeons that they needed to lose 50-80 lbs. before having  a facelift. As long as patients are in good health, many patients who are overweight can successfully have facelift surgery without losing […]

Do I need bandages or drains with a facelift?

After performing almost 1,000 facelift procedures, Dr. Niamtu has been able to eliminate bandages and drains from all facelift operations. The only bandage Dr. Niamtu uses with facelift surgery is a light “collar” that fits loosely around the neck which is only required for the first night after surgery.  In addition, Dr. Niamtu does not […]

The Importance of a Caregiver after Cosmetic Facial Surgery

The decision to have cosmetic surgery is a big one and involves much planning on the part of the surgeon’s office and patient life. It is not a decision to rush into and experience has shown that patients that rush into surgery without the proper planning and details have more problems than patients that think out and prepare […]

Facelift Recovery

Like any surgical procedure all patients heal differently.  Most patients require at least 2 weeks of recovery after a bigger lift. Some patients heal faster and some take a few more days. The patient below is shown throughout her healing process after facelift and laser to lower eyelids and facial scars and is featured in […]