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 London Daily Mail, Bild (Germany’s largest daily newspaper) and I have had numerous interviews from as far away as Australia.
This subject is sensitive on several levels, namely the damaging effects of bullying and the question “should children undergo plastic or cosmetic surgery? The response has been very overwhelmingly positive for doing this type of procedure on children to prevent negative body image or self-confidence issues from bullying. There have also been critical responses stating that everyone should merely love themselves. Although I respect the views of everyone, I have seen the negative effects of bullying for facial deformities on both patients and their families and I don’t think this is any different than children having orthodontics to correct crooked teeth.
It has truly been my honor, and that of my awesome staff to assist this family and many others over the years in this manner.
It was my honor to help this beautiful young lady to escape the effect of peer bullying from her protruding ears. Even small facial deformities can produce very negative psychological consequences in childhood that can lead to a lifetime of low self-esteem and negative body image. My biggest reward is to see the positive personality effects and improvement of body image and self-confidence in these wonderful patients. I have the best job in the world as I love doing surgery and making people look and feel better. Many times it is merely vanity surgery but in cases like this, it can be life changing. Click below to see the recent news story on ABC news.
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I have treated tens of thousands of patients over my career and Davette Hayes is one of the strongest, courageous and most beautiful people that I have ever met. She is truly one of my heroes. She was violently attacked with a machete in a domestic violence incident. The surgeons at VCU Medical Center saved her life and her hand. I have had the pleasure of treating Davette for the past several years to improve her facial scars and disfigurement. We are treating her free of charge and her presence lights up our office and brightens our day. Her resolve to heal (internally and externally) is amazing and I think she will devote her life to assisting other domestic violence victims and survivors. It is truly our pleasure to assist her.
Dr. Joe Niamtu, III is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with a practice limited to cosmetic facial surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and on their board of directors.
-My family is so honored to have been featured in “James River Neighbors” magazine August issue. We all get magazines and sometimes junk mail, but this is a magazine that I have always read with interest as it focuses on the neighborhoods that surround the mighty James River. The James has been a focus of […]
-Facelift surgery is my favorite procedure and I am on track to do 100 of them this year. One of the most common questions that I’m asked by patients is “what is the best age to do a facelift?” There is no single answer as it has a lot to do with heredity, birthdays, and […]
-Garth Larcen, Owner of Positive Vibe Most Awesome Staff of Niamtu Cosmetic Facial Surgery Guest singer…………….Joe Bon Jovi The Back Seat Drivers ………………and the winners are……………….. April and I along with my most awesome staff were honored and thrilled to help raise funds for the Positive Vibe Cafe. If you don’t know about Positive […]
-April (Richmond’s 2019 Christmas Mother) and I are very active with numerous local charities. Positive Vibe Cafe is one of our favorites as it helps train individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities for restaurant and food service jobs. April and I will serve up some of your favorite beverages and throw in a few you […]
-I am so proud of my wife being named the 2019 Richmond Christmas Mother by the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper. This is a Richmond tradition dating back to 1935 to help those less fortunate have an enjoyable holiday season. I have never met a person who loves Christmas more than April and loves to give back […]
-I have met a lot of celebrities in my life but probably the most notable was the late Neil Armstrong, Apollo astronaut, and first man to work on the lunar surface. He was truly humble and quiet but just being around him had an aura of energy. He was extremely polite and you wonder “what […]
- I have the best staff and patients in the world and I love my job. Winning the “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” award underlines our commitment to excellence in cosmetic facial surgery. The bottom line is that these awards mean a lot to us and we hope you will support us with your vote. We really […]
-I have lectured at The Aesthetic Show in Las Vegas for the past 8 years and it is always a great weekend this year was no exception. I lectured in the “Future of Plastic Surgery” section which was once again chaired by my friend Dr. Drew Ordon. If the name sounds familiar, he is the […]
-I do a regular YouTube segment that I call “Great Little Cases”. Basically these brief videos discuss and show before and after cases of various cases I have recently done. Today’s “Great Little Case” involves several patients that underwent cosmetic blephaorplasty. For more information on cosmetic eyelid surgery visit www.lovethatface.com Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic […]
-Although the surgeon is most frequently credited with the success or failure of a cosmetic case, in reality the patient can have a lot to do with the result. Doing the right things and avoiding the wrong things can make a big difference in ease of your experience and your final result. The video below […]
-The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. I got engaged on this day and have had countless parties, but this year was special. Danny Teodorescu a Romanian immigrant and total stranger that was shot and robbed in Richmond in 2007. We took him in for four years until he got […]
-I am lecturing at numerous cosmetic surgery meetings this year and two great ones are highlighted below along with my upcoming schedule. Other meetings that I will be speaking at this year and near future are listed below. July 2019 The Aesthetic Show Las Vegas, Nevada Sept, 2019 Ace Symposium Candela Laser New York […]
-Over the years I have used many scar products. Many of them did not work, were not easy to use or otherwise made wound management difficult. Several years I heard about Stratamed. At the time it was only available online so I ordered some and began an informal clinical trial. Stratamed is the first FDA […]
-Numerous procedures can enhance the natural results of facelift surgery. A simultaneous chin implant in the appropriate patient can make a huge difference in the surgical result. Dr. Niamtu discusses the combination of facelift surgery and simultaneous chin implant. For more information about cosmetic facial surgery visit www.lovethatface.com Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery […]
-Dr. Niamtu answers this controversial question. For more information about cosmetic facial surgery visit www.lovethatface.com Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia www.lovethatface.com
-My practice, staff and I thank our patients and supporters for voting us “First Place Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in Style Magazine. It is our distinct honor to once again win this award. This recognition not only makes up proud, but also helps us stay on our path to excellence in cosmetic facial surgery. This could […]
-Dr. Niamtu discusses anesthesia options for facelift surgery. Many patients fear general anesthesia, but in reality it is the most common and safest option for many cosmetic procedures. Dr. Niamtu discusses anesthetic options for facelift procedures. For more information about cosmetic facial surgery visit www.lovethatface.com. Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia www.lovethatface.com
-Like all cosmetic procedures, the Internet contains a lot of misinformation about face and neck lift. Unfortunately, many doctors try to make this a “magic” procedure by omitting critical steps that can be the difference between a natural and long lasting result or a short cut procedure with short cut results. A shortcut facelift can […]
Dr. Niamtu featured on Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today
Dr. Niamtu interviewed by Cosmetic Surgery Times Magazine on Cosmetic Surgery and the slow economy
Dr. Niamtu answers 20 questions about Richmond ARC and children with disabilities
Dr. Niamtu was a guest on CBS Good Morning Virginia on 1-14-07 to discuss cosmetic facial surgery regarding protruding ear surgery in children and earlobe repair related to facial piercings gone wrong.
Dr. Niamtu appeared on NBC story in 2006 about new injectable fillers.
Dr. Niamtu featured on ABC about endoscopic and minimally invasive cosmetic facial surgery.
Dr. Niamtu featured on NBC for a news story on the dangers of counterfeit BOTOX®.
Dr. Niamtu being interviewed on new facelift technology by Cheryl Miller on CBS noon show.
Dr. Niamtu demonstrating BOTOX® on NBC 12.
Dr. Niamtu featured on CBS 6 on “Cosmetic Surgery for Men” on ABC.
Dr. Niamtu being interviewed in 2006 by Number One rated Drive in Radio show host Bill Bevins.
Dr. Niamtu “demonstrates” how BOTOX® is injected on an radio interview with Q94.5’s Betty Bodine.