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.
-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 […]
-I was honored to be among the small group of doctors present for the ringing of the bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). This amazing and iconic building it tucked away on Wall Street with very strict security. Allergan, the makers of Botox Cosmetic and Botox Therapeutic celebrated 30 years of patient treatment […]
-I would like to thank my partners, staff and referring doctors for turning out at the Drive Shack to celebrate the holidays and support the Richmond Times Dispatch Christmas Mother Program. We received almost $1,800 to assist those less fortunate who may otherwise have had no Christmas meal, toys for their children, coats or clothes […]
-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 […]
-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 […]
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.