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Dr. Niamtu named “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” by Style Magazine

Dr. Joe is honored to have been named the top cosmetic surgeon in Richmond. 

“I have a passion for cosmetic facial surgery and have worked very hard over the years to provide my patients the best care, procedures technology and patient safety.  I am also lucky to have the best staff in the word!  I am truly elated to have received this top honor from the magazine that represents our great city”

The results of the Richmond Magazine 2010 Best and Worst of Richmond Readers Poll are in and Dr. Niamtu was voted

“Best Plastic Surgeon Who Can Take you Back 20 Years”

Dr. Niamtu thanks the citizens of Richmond for their confidence and is honored to be in such a great city with such great people.  He is also honored to be included with the other award winners in this category.

Dr. Joe Niamtu received The Webster Award  at the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in Phoenix.  The award is presented by the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation  for dedication to public safety in cosmetic surgery through surgeon education along with research and outcome studies.  AACS president Angelo Cuzalina, M.D. is shown presenting the award to Dr. Niamtu

Dr. Niamtu named “Top Doc” by Plastic Surgery Practice Magazine

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Dr. Niamtu Releases Cosmetic Facial Surgery Instructional DVD’s

Keeping with this commitment to cosmetic facial surgery education, Dr. Niamtu has spent the past year producing high definition DVD instructional videos.  These DVD’s are intended for students of cosmetic facial surgery and also serve as a review for experienced cosmetic surgeons.  Dr. Niamtu has documented this contemporary surgical techniques for the most common cosmetic facial surgery techniques.

Click here for more details on Dr. Niamtu’s Instructional DVD Series

  Dr. Niamtu’s Textbook

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Mosby Title
ISBN: 978-0-323-07400-1

Dr. Niamtu has completed the writing of his awaited comprehensive textbook on cosmetic facial surgery for the Elsevier company, the leader in medical texts.   This book will be in an atlas format with detailed, step by step, photos for all common cosmetic facial procedures with over 3,300 color images.  In addition, a DVD will accompany the textbook with actual intraoperative real time surgical movies.

Click to see Dr. Niamtu’s Blog Entry on “writing a textbook” 

Dr. Niamtu achieves Diamond Status with Allergan

Users of Botox and Juvederm are classified as silver, gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus and Diamond.  There are only several hundred Diamond class Botox providers in the country and Dr. Niamtu is now officially one of them.  This classicistic is only awarded to the largest users of Botox.  Many practices have multiple doctors or nurses as injectors, but Dr. Niamtu is the only solo Diamond level provider in the state of Virginia underlining his experience and expertise with Botox and fillers.

Dr. Joe On The Cover

Dr. Niamtu has been featured on the cover of Plastic Surgery Practice magazine. This industry publication has featured some of the best known plastic and cosmetic surgeons in the country and it is big honor for Dr. Niamtu.

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Dr. Niamtu to Speak at National Symposium on Laser Skin Resurfacing in New York

Dr. Niamtu named keynote speaker at Australian cosmetic meeting

Dr. Niamtu will be traveling to Hobart, Tasmania to speak on facelift, laser, clinical photography and contemporary cosmetic facial surgery.

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Dr. Niamtu to Speak at the Aesthetic Show in Las Vegas, June 2011

Dr. Joe Niamtu will be addressing the Aesthetic show on “The Business of Cosmetic Surgery” and “Contemporary Laser Surgery” in Las Vegas in June 2011.

Dr. Niamtu to speak at American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons 41st Annual Fall Symposium

Dr. Niamtu will present a lecture on the use of lasers in cosmetic eyelid and facelift surgery on October 13, 2010

Dr. Niamtu to speak on cosmetic eyelid and cosmetic ear surgery in Klagenfurt, Austria

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Dr. Niamtu to speak on cosmetic facial surgery in South Africa

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Dr. Niamtu to speak on cosmetic facial surgery in Bucharest, Romania.

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Dr. Niamtu selected for the editorial board of Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine

Dr. Niamtu to speak at Beverly Hills Ultimate Skin Symposium

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Dr. Niamtu to speak with noted plastic surgeons in Las Vegas

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Dr. Niamtu to present lectures on facelift and facial implants at plastic & reconstructive surgery symposium 2008 Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists in Boca Raton, Florida

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Dr. Niamtu is featured speaker at Cosmetic Surgery Meeting in Athens, Greece

Dr. Niamtu was invited as the featured speaker at the Hellenic Association for Minimally Invasive Facial Rejuvenation on 6-12-08 to discuss Botox, facial fillers, facial implants and facial surgical procedures.

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Dr. Niamtu speaks at the World Congress on Liposuction and
Advances in Cosmetic Surgery
in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in October 2007


Dr. Niamtu presented papers on brow and forehead lift and midface implants at the Congress

Greater Richmond ARC

Dr. Niamtu has been named the official spokesperson for the Greater Richmond ARC, a local charity that serves the needs of children and adults with mental and physical disabilities.  Dr. Niamtu and his wife April have two special needs children and know firsthand the compassion and services offered by the Greater Richmond ARC.  Click on the video below to see the commercial.

Learn more about Greater Richmond ARC
Read more about the Niamtu Family’s experience with ARC

Our New Re-accreditation

cosmetic surgery center, AAAHC accreditation

We are pleased to have passed our recent AAAHC accreditation visit with flying colors for the second time. Our office and surgery center has the highest level of accreditation and the full three year approval.

Fraxel Technology-ActiveFX Laser Resurfacing

Dr. Niamtu’s Cosmetic Course

Click here to view or download 2010 course brochure

Dr. Niamtu continues to teach cosmetic surgery to doctors from multiple specialties. Four courses (two basic and two) are offered to doctors from dermatology, ophthalmology, ENT, facial plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, Ob/Gyn, family practice and others. The live demonstration courses are held at Dr. Niamtu’s fully accredited surgery center and the lecture portions are held at the host hotels.

Newer Fillers

Juvederm is a new injectable facial filler that has just gained FDA approval. Juvederm is similar to Restylane in composition and has various advantages. Dr. Niamtu served as a test trial site for the Juvederm Clinical Trials. To learn more about Juvederm, visit www.juvedermusa.com.

injectable facial filler - Juvederm

Our Newest Laser

cosmeticWe have owned the Iridex 532 diode laser for a decade and it is our favorite laser for spider veins. We recently acquired the brand new Iridex Varilite vascular laser.This laser has the latest features for safe and effective treatment of spider veins, brown spots and certain birthmarks. This laser the 532 wavelength and the new 940 wavelength for deeper and more resistant vessels.

Updated: Thu Aug 25 2011 11:07:32 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) by: jniamtu_www.lovethatface.com