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.
-Numerous procedures can enhance the natural results of facelift surgery. A simultaneous chin implant in the appropriate patient can make a huge difference in the surgical result. Dr. Niamtu discusses the combination of facelift surgery and simultaneous chin implant. For more information about cosmetic facial surgery visit www.lovethatface.com Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery […]
-Dr. Niamtu answers this controversial question. For more information about cosmetic facial surgery visit www.lovethatface.com Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia www.lovethatface.com
-My practice, staff and I thank our patients and supporters for voting us “First Place Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in Style Magazine. It is our distinct honor to once again win this award. This recognition not only makes up proud, but also helps us stay on our path to excellence in cosmetic facial surgery. This could […]
-Dr. Niamtu discusses anesthesia options for facelift surgery. Many patients fear general anesthesia, but in reality it is the most common and safest option for many cosmetic procedures. Dr. Niamtu discusses anesthetic options for facelift procedures. For more information about cosmetic facial surgery visit www.lovethatface.com. Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery Richmond, Virginia www.lovethatface.com
-Like all cosmetic procedures, the Internet contains a lot of misinformation about face and neck lift. Unfortunately, many doctors try to make this a “magic” procedure by omitting critical steps that can be the difference between a natural and long lasting result or a short cut procedure with short cut results. A shortcut facelift can […]
-Jeuveau is the newest FDA approved Toxin to treat lines and wrinkles. Dr. Niamtu will be one of the first doctors to have the product and discusses and unboxes the pre release injectors kit. Jeveau will be available in the next several weeks and Dr. Joe will review the product and injections. Stay tuned. For […]
-I recently had the honor to share the podium with some of the world leaders in lasers and related technology in Las Vegas at the ACE (Aesthetic Clinical Experts) Forum. Topics included laser skin resurfacing, skin tightening devices, vein treatment lasers, intense pulsed light therapy and vaginal rejuvenation. My topic was facial laser skin resurfacing. […]
-My awesome staff and I once again thank our patients for voting us #1 as “Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice” for the 8th consecutive year in a row in Virginia Living Magazine. Cosmetic surgery is my passion and our team has worked hard to establish an international practice. Everyday we strive for excellence with safe surgery […]
-Buccal fat reduction is a common and simple procedure for patients with full cheeks that desire a reduction in that area or a slimming of the face. It is not a magic procedure and has a moderate result, but is more effective in those patients with really chubby cheeks. I also frequently perform it with […]
-Some patients present for face and neck lift only. It is not uncommon to undergo other simultaneous complimentary cosmetic facial surgery procedures. This video discusses a case of face and neck lift, cheek and chin implants, brow lift and laser skin resurfacing. Written by: Joe Niamtu, III, DMD
-Some patients present for face and neck lift only. It is not uncommon to undergo other simultaneous complimentary cosmetic facial surgery procedures. This video discusses a case of face and neck lift, cheek and chin implants, brow lift and laser skin resurfacing. For more information about cosmetic facial surgery visit www.lovethatface.com
-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
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.