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Forehead Osteomas and Their Treatment

  Forehead osteomas are a relatively common and benign condition where a knob of normal bone forms under the skin.  They can occur at birth, develop over many years or develop quickly.  There is not distinct cause although I have seen it be hereditary. The bony knob can be single or multiple and can occur […]

Forehead Osteomas and Their Treatment

  Forehead osteomas are a relatively common and benign condition where a knob of normal bone forms under the skin.  They can occur at birth, develop over many years or develop quickly.  There is not distinct cause although I have seen it be hereditary. The bony knob can be single or multiple and can occur […]

Improving Jowls without Facelift Surgery

As we age, our fat, muscle and skin begin to sag and what once were youthful cheeks now turn into jowls.  Jowls are those pesky droopy swellings along the side of the chin.  They are one of the main aging changes and frequently occur at the same time as sagging neck skin. The only way […]

Fat Injection Gone Wrong

  Fat injection, also called fat transfer, is a popular procedure to fill lips and wrinkles or augment anatomy such as the cheeks.  Many practitioners and patients love fat and have no problem with it.  On the other hand, there are many cases of fat injection that happens to patients and does not work out.  […]

Dr. Niamtu on NBC; Botox Turns 10 Years Old

10 years ago, a revolutionary new cosmetic treatment became available that would change cosmetic surgery forever.  Botox cosmetic was FDA approved to treat frown lines in April of 2002 but has been used 6-7 years before that by me and many other doctors.  Botox represented a paradigm shift,  as previous to this, there was no […]

A Small Non Surgical Procedure to Make You Look Younger in Minutes

The lower eyelids and cheeks are one of the first areas to show aging.  Although surgical options such as blepharoplasty and cheek implants can provide great midfacial rejuvenation, many patients are not ready for surgery or cannot do surgery for various reasons.  Augmenting the cheeks and tear trough region with injectable facial fillers such as […]

Dr. Niamtu Named “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” by Virginia Living Magazine

I am extremely honored to have been named “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” by Virginia Living Magazine in their Best of Virginia 2012 issue.  Since this readership is statewide, the award means even more.  I share this award with my awesome staff whom everyday do their best to offer our patients the best patient care.  Cosmetic Facial […]

Mourning Junior Seau

I was stunned to hear on CNN yesterday afternoon that Junior Seau, the icon linebacker for the Chargers (and later Dolphins and Patriots) was dead at 43, an apparent victim of suicide.  This guy was a multimillionaire in the prime of his life, a true hero, superstar, and celebrity; he seemed to have the world […]

Earlobe Repair

Actual patient of Dr. Niamtu Earlobe repair is a very common procedure in my cosmetic facial surgery practice.  While most cases result from earrings tearing through the lobe, we also are doing more and more earlobe surgery for gauged earlobes that have been intentionally stretched. Earlobe tears result from heavy earrings, snagging earrings on towels, […]

Cosmetic Surgery for Men

The above patient was treated with facelift, eyelid surgery, cheek implants and laser skin resurfacing. Although females have dominated cosmetic surgery from its onset, the fastest growing segments include men and minorities.  Men represent about 49% of the general population but only about 10% of cosmetic surgery patients.  It is no longer “unmasculine” to want […]