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Dr. Niamtu is frequently called on by the media to discuss new technologies in cosmetic facial surgery and is a regular expert on NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX.

Dr. Niamtu featured in story about Bullied Teen with Protruding Ears

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Dr. Niamtu Interviewed on CBS 8 Morning Show 1-24-17

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.

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The Talk

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

Joe Niamtu, III DMD

Cosmetic Facial Surgery

Richmond, Virginia


I was honored to have been interviewed by Modern Aesthetics at the Cosmetic Surgery Forum in Las Vegas.  I have to admit, his first question sort of caught me by surprise 🙂


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.

For more information visit www.lovethatface.com

Dr. Niamtu appeared on NBC 12 discussing the Tenth Year Anniversary of Botox Cosmetic approval by the FDA

Dr. Niamtu discusses bogus Botox on CBS news

- I am so elated to have won 1st Place as Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Richmond, Virginia by Style Magazine for the 10th year in a row as well as being inducted into the Style” Best of Hall Fame” three years ago. I dedicate this award to my staff who are one of the highlights of […]
- Many patients are confused with the hype on the Internet about types of facelifts.  Dr. Niamtu discusses “the best facelift technique” and presents before and after cases.   For more information about cosmetic facial surgery visit www.lovethatface.com Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia
- When I opened my email today and saw the words “Dear Best of Virginia 2020 Winner” it made my day.  Although I am proud to have won this honor for the 9th year in a row, it is my staff that deserves so much of the credit!  I have the greatest staff in the world […]
- Ten years ago if you would have shown me a picture of people driving around and at restaurants wearing surgical masks, I would have thought it was a joke.  Obviously, it is not a joke and surgical masks have become a part of daily life and are not likely to go away soon.  Although they […]
- Dr. Joe Niamtu, III discusses the pearls and pitfalls of video conferencing and consultation. Click Above to View For more information about cosmetic facial surgery visit www.lovethatface.com Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia www.lovethatface.com
- My pleasure to present an online lecture tomorrow night Tuesday, May 19 5:30 EST on the Ellman Cynosure Radiowave System.  The lecture will cover cosmetic facial surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial and general dental practice applications with this affordable and dynamic system. Click above to register
-   Like many, Mother’s Day always brings me happiness and a bit of sadness.  My mom would have been 95 this year and was the most awesome mom.  She always supported me, kept me in line (not easy), taught me to always be fair to everyone and look out for those less fortunate.  Her spirit […]
- So good to be operating again, I really missed all of our patients and staff.  I made this video as part of our commitment to explore the latest technologies of patient and personal protection in the COVID era. Dr. Joe Niamtu, III Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia www.lovethatface.com
- Since I was 10 years old and had a newspaper route I have continuously worked or been in school.  I have never “unemployed” in my life.  Like many of you, the past 6 weeks have been unprecedented and I have really missed my job, my staff and my patients.  Today we will return to work […]
- I started working as an assistant newspaper delivery boy when I was eight years old and at ten years of age I inherited the paper route as my own.  Ever since that time I have never been without a job. I always worked part time during school, and it has been very strange to be […]
- On April 12, 2000 I had the life changing experience of having my first child and son born.  A lifelong dream fulfilled.  Joey Niamtu, IV was born with normal birth scores and all seemed fine.  Within several months he began having seizures and we found out that his life would never be normal; our life […]
- Either you knew who John Prine was or you did not.  If you did, you appreciated his folksy, country songs that told stories, sometimes with many meanings.  I first heard a John Prine song from my California buddy George Keene in the mid 1970’s.  Prine was a Chicago mailman who wrote songs while walking his […]
- Dr. Niamtu discusses Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery and present before and after cases. For more information visit www.lovethatface.com Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia www.lovethatface.com
- I was honored to discuss what doctors can do to maximize their time off during this COVID 19 crisis. Click image to listen to podcast.
- Botox is a big part of my practice for over 20 years.  We have been a Diamond level provider and have been in the top 300-500 users in the USA for years.  Over the last 15 years I have served (and currently serve) on several Allergan (the maker of Botox) Physician Advisory Boards.  I recently […]
-   Click below to vote https://styleweekly.secondstreetapp.com/2020-Best-of-Richmond/ Click on “Goods and Services” Click on “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” Type in “Dr. Joe Niamtu” Enter your “Email Address” Click “Submit” Voting ends on March 15th, 2020 at 5pm! Thank you for being a friend! -Dr. Joe and staff
- People Magazine featured my family in a nice article that outlines some of the challenges of special needs parenting. Click to view article Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia www.lovethatface.com
- I had the opportunity to meet Kobe Bryant at an NBA All Star game.  There we a lot of superheros there and many were full of themselves.  Kobe was so nice, so approachable and even took the time to ask some questions about the people he met and took pictures with.  Was just like talking […]
- Many of today’s cosmetic surgery patients are physically fit and exercise is an important of their lifestyle.  Cosmetic surgery recovery and exercise have to be specifically coordinated so the healing and outcome is not affected.  This video explains my advice to my patients. For more information on cosmetic facial surgery visit www.lovethatface.com Joe Niamtu, III […]
- For better or worse, I spend a large part of my free time putting together before and after pictures.  It makes me a better surgeon as it allows me critique and showcase my work.  I just put this case together and it brought back a lot of memories. When I first went into practice I […]

Dr. Niamtu featured on Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today

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Dr. Niamtu Discusses Google Glass Cosmetic Surgery Applications on CBS

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Dr. Niamtu featured on America Now with Leeza Gibbons

Dr. Niamtu on ABC discussing Lattise for eyelid enhancement

Dr. Niamtu Podcast on Buying a Laser Part 1

Dr. Niamtu on NBC discussing cosmetic facial surgery and the economy 7-09

Dr. Niamtu interviewed in Bucharest Romania while on lecture tour 7-09

Dr. Niamtu on NBC discussing the dangers of artificial tanning 2008

Dr. Niamtu on NBC discussing injectable fillers

Dr. Niamtu speaks for Plastic Surgery Practice on Injectable Fillers

Dr. Niamtu on CBS discussing bogus Botox

Dr. Niamtu on CBS discussing Cosmetic Surgery for Men (2005)

Dr. Niamtu on NBC discussing pro bono facelift on visually impaired patient (2005)

Dr. Niamtu on CBS discussing pro bono facial surgery on Paul Lattimer

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 on CBS Good Morning Virginia

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 on NBC about injectable fillers

Dr. Niamtu appeared on NBC story in 2006 about new injectable fillers.

Dr. Niamtu on ABC about endoscopic and minimally invasive cosmetic surgery

Dr. Niamtu featured on ABC about endoscopic and minimally invasive cosmetic facial surgery.

Dr Nimatu on NBC about counterfeit BOTOX

Dr. Niamtu featured on NBC for a news story on the dangers of counterfeit BOTOX®.

Dr. Niamtu on CBS about facelift technology

Dr. Niamtu being interviewed on new facelift technology by Cheryl Miller on CBS noon show.

Dr. Niamtu on NBC demonstrating BOTOX

Dr. Niamtu demonstrating BOTOX® on NBC 12.

Dr. Niamtu on CBS about Cosmetic Surgery for Men

Dr. Niamtu featured on CBS 6 on “Cosmetic Surgery for Men” on ABC.

Dr. Niamtu interview on Drive In Radio with Bill Bevins

Dr. Niamtu being interviewed in 2006 by Number One rated Drive in Radio show host Bill Bevins.

Dr. Niamtu on radio Q94.5 about BOTOX

Dr. Niamtu “demonstrates” how BOTOX® is injected on an radio interview with Q94.5’s Betty Bodine.