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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

- Some of my most popular videos relate to cosmetic eyelid surgery and I have gotten numerous recent requests for more.  Below is a video discussing and showing upper eyelid cosmetic blepharoplasty surgery and before and after cases.  For more information visit www.lovethatface.com Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia www.lovethatface.com
- Today, November 20, 2019 is National Botox Day.  Honest, we did not make this up, it is National Botox Day, so we are celebrating our 21 years of providing Botox to the Richmond and Virginia community.  In the mid 1990’s I was fortunate to become friends with Drs. Jean and Alastair Carruthers who are basically […]
- I am so proud that my wife April has been tapped as the Richmond Times Dispatch 2019 Richmond Christmas Mother; The 85th Richmonder mom to hold that title.  As we get closer to the holiday season her schedule is heating up.  This Friday she spoke at the Salvation Army Holiday Sponsor’s Luncheon. April thanks the […]
-   Performing 100 facelifts in a calendar year has been a personal goal and yesterday I did my 100th facelift this year to date (will have 109 for the year end).   This is a big milestone for me.  It is actually a big milestone for surgeon who reaches this goal as the average cosmetic or […]
- For the third year in a row I am so honored to have been voted “Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice” by the Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper.  I want to thank the RTD readers, my patients and my awesome staff.  I have the most dynamic staff on the planet and they keep the energy going so we […]
- I am honored to once again be among the great faculty for Dr. Julie Woodward’s yearly cosmetic oculoplastic cadaver workshop.  As usual she had and esteemed international faculty.  Julie is one of the best surgeon educators I have ever met and is internationally known for being a great teacher and a great person. Part of […]
- Dr. Niamtu presents guest lecture for Dermatology Times Magazine Online. Click below to listen to podcast.    
- From time to time I feature various surgeries and surgical results in a segment I call “Great Little Case”.  Today’s cases are face and neck lifts. For more information about cosmetic facial surgery visit www.lovethatface.com   Joe Niamtu, III  DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia www.lovethatface.com
- I have rarely seen my wife as excited as she was when our dear friends Donna Dean Stevens and Jayson Stevens made a $50,000 donation to the Richmond Times Dispatch Christmas Mother Program.  This unexpected gift is the largest in the 85 year history of the Christmas Mother Program and will ensure that many children […]
- Dr. Niamtu discusses some recent eyelid patients and shows their results. For more information about cosmetic facial surgery visit www.lovethatface.com Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia www.lovethatface.com
- This blog explains the anatomy and treatment of lower eyelid fat bags.  It contains surgical footage as well as before and after presentations. For more information visit www.lovethatface.com Dr. Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia www.lovethatface.com
- In this video, Dr. Niamtu discusses the up and downs of facelift and cosmetic surgery recovery. For more information about cosmetic facial surgery visit  www.lovethatface.com   Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia www.lovethatface.com
- My family is so honored to have been featured in “James River Neighbors” magazine August issue.  We all get magazines and sometimes junk mail, but this is a magazine that I have always read with interest as it focuses on the neighborhoods that surround the mighty James River.  The James has been a focus of […]
- Facelift surgery is my favorite procedure and I am on track to do 100 of them this year. One of the most common questions that I’m asked by patients is “what is the best age to do a facelift?”  There is no single answer as it has a lot to do with heredity, birthdays, and […]
- Garth Larcen, Owner of Positive Vibe Most Awesome Staff of Niamtu Cosmetic Facial Surgery Guest singer…………….Joe Bon Jovi The Back Seat Drivers ………………and the winners are………………..   April and I along with my most awesome staff were honored and thrilled to help raise funds for the Positive Vibe Cafe.  If  you don’t know about Positive […]
- April (Richmond’s 2019 Christmas Mother) and I are very active with numerous local charities.  Positive Vibe Cafe is one of our favorites as it helps train individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities for restaurant and food service jobs. April and I will serve up some of your favorite beverages and throw in a few you […]
- I am so proud of my wife being named the 2019 Richmond Christmas Mother by the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper.  This is a Richmond tradition dating back to 1935 to help those less fortunate have an enjoyable holiday season.  I have never met a person who loves Christmas more than April and loves to give back […]
- I have met a lot of celebrities in my life but probably the most notable was the late Neil Armstrong, Apollo astronaut, and first man to work on the lunar surface.  He was truly humble and quiet but just being around him had an aura of energy.  He was extremely polite and you wonder “what […]
-   I have the best staff and patients in the world and I love my job.  Winning the “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” award underlines our commitment to excellence in cosmetic facial surgery.  The bottom line is that these awards mean a lot to us and we hope you will support us with your vote.  We really […]

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.