Archive for the ‘ Facelift Surgery ’ Category

I Hate My Neck

Dr. Niamtu discusses options for neck rejuvenation  

SMASectomy: Safe and Predictable Deep Tissue Management with Facelift

Old school facelifts involved “skin only” treatments meaning that incisions were made, the skin was stretched and the excess was cut off.  Although this looked good at first, it was not stable or lasting as skin stretches.  The SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) is a group of tissues deep in the face that becomes loose with […]

Platysmaplasty: a critical step in facelift surgery

Facelift surgery is my favorite procedure and I have done over 1,000 of them.  I have been doing a video series on various steps that are critical to natural appearance and long lasting results.  Some surgeons omit some of these procedures that I  consider critical and I feel that their patients are short changed.  This […]

“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 […]

Dealing with the Submandibular Gland in Facelift Surgery

This post is intended for surgeons or facelift patients that have large submandibular glands.  In these patients, a facelift rejuvenates the face and neck, but the hypertrophied or ptotic glands can cause a bulge if not reduced.  This video discusses and demonstrates partial submandibular gland excision in facelift surgery.  This video show actual surgery and […]

A Happy Facelift Patient Discusses Her Experience

Cosmetic surgery can improve aesthetics and self-confidence and can be very rewarding to the patient and surgeon. I am so lucky to have so many great patients like the one in this video. Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial surgery Richmond, Virginia

Featured Makeover

I am pleased to feature one of our recent cosmetic facial surgery cases.  It is a great feeling to see such a dramatic result and transform someone’s appearance and self confidence.  I think I have the greatest job in the world and it is truly my pleasure to have such great patients as Amy Jo. […]

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.

Repairing a “Pixie Ear Deformity”

This post is aimed at surgeons and cosmetic surgery patients. A Pixke Ear deformity is a complication of facelift surgery and a dead give away that someone had a bad facelift.  Although this is generally caused by improper surgery technique, it can occasionally occur from wound contraction.  This deformity is most often seen from novice […]

Cosmetic Surgery Season is Here              

      The holidays are nearing and I look forward to the “crunch time” in cosmetic facial surgery.  I am lucky to have a seasoned practice and we are busy all the time, but there is no doubt that more people have cosmetic surgery in the winter months for obvious reasons.  It is easier […]