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.
-About 99% of communication about lip enhancement focuses making lips bigger, and usually involves injectable fillers. However, a surgical lip lift procedure can improve lip and smile aeshetics in several ways………………… Click here to view article
-Cosmetic surgery has provided me the honor of speaking on 6 continents and I recently returned from speaking at the International School of Plastic Surgery in Saint Petersburg, Russia. St. Petersburg is a beautiful medieval city in the European portion of Russia that has had some of the highest highs (beautiful European architecture) and lowest […]
-One question I frequently is “does a facelift help fat”. The answer is a resounding yes. A large part of the face and necklift procedure concerns fat management and sculpting. The video below discusses and details fat management in facelift surgery. For more information about face and neck lift or cosmetic facial surgery visit www.lovethatface.com […]
-I have had the honor once again of being a sponsor of Stories of Grace and Courage, a yearly event sponsored by the Virginia Home. The guest speaker this year was Gary Sinise. Gary has starred in scores of movies and on the TV series CSI NY, but is perhaps best known for the role […]
-I have had the honor to lecture at over 20 Surgery/Cadaver workshops sponsored by the medical school at SLU over the past 15 years. About 50% have been through the Facial Plastic Surgery program and the other 50% through the Oculoplastic Surgery program. Both of these specialty workshops are awesome and the faculty includes some […]
-Winning the “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” award means a lot to me and my staff and underlines our commitment to excellence in cosmetic facial surgery. We work hard for maximum patient safety and natural results. The support of our friends and patients is truly appreciated. It only takes a minute and you can also vote for […]
-One of the most common questions in cosmetic surgery is “How long will my facelift last?” I discuss this question in the video below For more information about cosmetic facial surgery visit www.lovethatface.com
-Dr. Niamtu discusses submentoplasty, a small lift and profile enhancement for younger patients. For more information visit www.lovethatface.com Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia www.lovethatface.com
-Patients often ask “Do I need a full facelift”? The term “full faceilft” is a myth of sorts and Dr. Niamtu discusses this and explains how old unnatural looking facelifts have evolved into modern safe and natural procedures. For more information on facelift or cosemetic surgery visit www.lovethatface.com Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery […]
-I have been doing a little segment called “A Great Little Case”. This involves a small video vignette showing various cosmetic facial surgery cases with actual before and after pictures and a brief explanation. Today’s Great Little Case for today involves 2 female patients with face and neck lifts. For more information on cosmetic facial […]
-I have been doing a new little video vignette that I call “A Great Little Case”. These videos showcase some cosmetic surgery case that I think is of interest for various reasons. Today’s case is about otoplasty, which is also known as ear pinning. This is a procedure for protruding ears that is frequently done […]
- It’s that time again, where local magazines open their “Best of Virginia” contests. We are proud to have won “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” numerous times in the past. These awards underline our commitment to excellence in cosmetic facial surgery and mean a lot of me, my staff and our patients. It only takes a minute […]
-I am proud to have had the opportunity to teach cosmetic facial surgery to doctors from every imaginable specialty in over 30 countries around the world. Version II of my high definition teaching series is available for preview or purchase at www.cosmeticsurgeryeducation.com I have taken the most common cosmetic facial surgery surgical and nonsurgical procedures […]
-Festoons are excess wrinkled and crinkly tissue on the lower eyelids and upper cheek. In this video, Dr. Niamtu describes an effective, non-surgical treatment. For more information visit www.lovethatface.com Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia www.lovethatface.com
-No one ever “needs” a facelift as it is obviously an elective surgery. I do get asked daily by patients, “How do you know when it is time to do a facelift?” I have attempted to answer this question in the video below. For more information about face and neck lift or cosmetic facial surgery […]
-Rhinophyma is a disfiguring condition of the nose that can cause pain, dysfunction and social embarrassment. In this video, Dr. Niamtu discusses and show the surgical treatment of a patient with rhinophyma and showcases other cases. For more information visit www.lovethatface.com Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia
-I have been lucky in my life to call numerous Buffalo Bills friends. Among them Jim Kelly (fromw I met everyone else), Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith, Chris Mohr, Steve Tasker Andre Reed,, Darryl Talley, Cornelius Bennet are some of the greats of the golden age of the Bills. I have had the pleasure to watch […]
-Rhinophyma is a condition found mostly on the nose and is a result of rosacea, adult acne, inflammation and sometimes heredity. It is manifested by large, bulbous over growth of soft tissue on the nose. It is a problem for patients aesthetically, socially and is sometimes causes pain or infection. For advanced cases, the only […]
-For 22 years I have been saving our empty Botox vials as “Cosmetic Surgery Art” and have added our most recent addition “Botox Betty”. As one of the top 3% of Botox providers in the USA, we obviously use a lot of that product and have kept Richmond wrinkle free for decades. I won’t reveal […]
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.