Archive for the ‘ Cosmetic Surgery in Children ’ Category

The Sensitive Subject of Bullying and Childhood Cosmetic Surgery

A local news story about a adolescent who was bullied about her protruding ears has expanded into the national and international media.  This story about Dr. Niamtu correcting the protruding ears of a young patient has been featured in hundreds of media outlets including Inside Edition, The Talk on CBS, The New Your Post, The […]

How Otoplasty Changed a Patient’s Life

Although much of the visible reward of my job is immediate, sometimes great things don’t happen immediately.  Cosmetic facial surgery not only makes people look better, it also makes them feel better about themselves.  When I get a letter like the one below, it truly underlines why I love my profession.  There are few better […]

Dr. Niamtu performs Otoplasty to help stop bullying

Click here to view Dr. Niamtu’s blog on bullying and cosmetic surgery in children It is never too late to correct protruding ears and Dr. Niamtu routinely performs otoplasty on many adults as well. Depending upon the specific nature of the ear deformity, some excess cartilage is removed and/or the natural cartilage is repositioned. The […]

Dr. Niamtu performs Otoplasty on patients from around the country

Big Ben’s New Look and the Coolest Doctor Gift Ever! 11 year old Ben Sinko hails from Rochester, Michigan and came all the way to Richmond, Virginia for Dr. Joe’s talents.  Ben had been self conscious about his ears and was tired of having special haircuts to hide them.  Ben was so happy with his […]

Dr. Niamtu helps little girl by performing Otoplasty

We were pleased to help this beautiful little girl who without us would not have been able to have surgery

Helping A Beautiful Little Girl

From time to time I like to discuss touching cases that impact my life and practice.  Earlier this year I received a pleading and heartfelt letter from a low income single mother in Atlanta whose daughter has dprotruding ears and was being taunted and bullied by her peers.  The mother could not afford the surgery […]

Little Girl, Huge Inspiration

Pro bono surgery and charity involvement has always been a priority in my practice and that of my partners.  Giving back to the community is a joy. Once in a while you get a big surprise and I got one yesterday.  At the end of a long 12 hour day, I was still at my […]

Dr. Niamtu Featured on CBS Discussing bullied Children and Cosmetic Surgery

For over 30 years Dr. Niamtu has provided surgery for children with facial deformities (and at no cost for low income families).  Recently there has been an uptick in children having cosmetic facial procedures due to bullying.  This was recently and tragically highlighted by the suicide of a Florida child who was a victim of […]

Dr. Niamtu Celebrates 30 Years of Practice and Community Service and Awards 5 “Niamtu’s Heroes”

I finished my maxillofacial surgery residency in July of 1983 and entered private practice in Richmond, hoping to build a successful facial surgery practice.  I had no idea how great this experience would be and that I was building one of the largest maxillofacial practices in the country.  This was due to a lot of […]

Bullying and Cosmetic Surgery in Children

Cosmetic surgery is my life’s work and passion.  I love doing it, talking about it and writing about it.The way it usually works is that a patient see aging changes and decides to perform elective cosmetic surgery.  A pretty simple cause and effect scenario. There are times, however, when this template is different and one […]