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.
For more information about cosmetic facial surgery visit www.lovethatface.com
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.
- Obviously, Mother’s Day is one of the most important celebrations of the year. This is a time to attempt to show Mother’s (and wives) how important they are in our lives. I say “attempt” because most of us fall short in the expression of gratitude because it is frequently impossible to thank mom enough. [...]
-Dr. Niamtu discusses facelift recovery and interviews numerous female and male patients at various intervals after their facelift. Patients are interviewed and their healing shown from 24 hours to 6 weeks after face and neck lift surgery (and other simultaneous facial procedures). For more information about cosmetic facial surgery or face and neck lift by [...]
-I have been friends with Jim and his brothers for almost 30 years and have shared a lot of great times with them. I also share having disabled children with Jim and Jill. As a Hall of Fame quarterback for the Bills, Jim was known for this toughness. His biggest battles, however, have been with [...]
-If you are considering having a facelift this may be the most important time you can spend to understand the critical steps required for safe, natural and long lasting facelift results. Many surgeons take short cuts and promote “miracle” procedures. There is a right and wrong way to perform face and neck lift surgery and [...]
-Dr. Niamtu discusses and demonstrates the Accuvein vein locating device which is useful for cosmetic injections, starting IV’s and teaching. For more information about cosmetic visit www.lovethatface.com Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia www.lovethatface.com
- Always my honor to share time with Big, Bad, Bill Bevins! Bill is the pulse of RVA and has been a long time friend and hero. A lot of Richmonders contribute and volunteer for charities for the greater good. Over the past 30 years I have been involved in many, many charitable organizations and [...]
-In this video I discuss and demonstrate the endoscopic removal of forehead osteomas. This is a common type of bone growth that is harmless but causes a large lump on the forehead and people have them removed for cosmetic reasons. I treat patients from all over the country for this procedure and this video shows [...]
-Many patients are interested in face and neck lift surgery but are confused by the reams of misinformation and myths online and elsewhere. Dr. Niamtu dispels some of these common myths and misinformation and discusses contemporary facelift surgery. For more information about Dr. Joe Niamtu, III or cosmetic facial surgery visit www.lovethatface.com
-Injectable fillers are one of the most requested non-surgical cosmetic surgery treatments worldwide. Although many countries have over 150 choices of fillers, the USA has the very stringent FDA and we hold safety over product numbers. This means that there are only a handful of FDA approved lip and wrinkle fillers. Versa is a newly [...]
-For 3 decades our only goal has been to provide excellence in facial surgery. I have the most caring and dedicated staff in the world and with their assistance we have made thousands of patients, from all over the world, look and feel better. Winning the “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” award is an honor that underlines [...]
-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 [...]
-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 [...]
-Dr. Niamtu discusses and demonstrates Ravenesse VERSA filler, the newest FDA approved lip and wrinkle filler. For more information visit www.lovethatface.com Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery www.lovethatface.com
-In 1993 a beautiful 27 year old blonde came to my office, referred by her sister, for a consult for a torn earlobe. Although this is an easy surgery, according to my staff, I seemed to perform an extremely lengthy consultation which lasted much longer than our usual torn earlobe consult. Hey………..I was just being [...]
-I was my honor to assist this awesome patient with his protruding ear correction. This patient explains his lifetime of bullying and low self-esteem. I am so greatful to have been able to make a difference in his life. My staff and I love this guy and his story is touching. For more information about [...]
-We are so honored to be featured on an new makeover show on national TV called “This Time Next Year”. We are not allowed to release any further info until the show airs on Tuesday, but John is the first person in the trailer below. The show will air Tuesday, February 6 at 10 PM [...]
-As much as I hate to bother everyone, it is voting season for “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” and my staff and I want to continue our legacy of excellence by winning the Virginia Living award again this year. Receiving these awards truly helps us keep the ball rolling with the safest patient care and natural surgery [...]
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.