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Having a Facelift was one of the Best Decisions I have Made

One of our favorite patients discusses her cosmetic facial surgery experience with Dr. Niamtu.  This patient underwent facelift, eyelid surgery and chin implant.  It is our honor to have such wonderful patients. For more information about facelift surgery or Dr. Joe Niamtu, III visit  

A Happy Facelift Patient Discusses Her Experience

Cosmetic surgery can improve aesthetics and self-confidence and can be very rewarding to the patient and surgeon. I am so lucky to have so many great patients like the one in this video. Joe Niamtu, III DMD Cosmetic Facial surgery Richmond, Virginia

Featured Makeover

I am pleased to feature one of our recent cosmetic facial surgery cases.  It is a great feeling to see such a dramatic result and transform someone’s appearance and self confidence.  I think I have the greatest job in the world and it is truly my pleasure to have such great patients as Amy Jo. […]

Recent TV commercials by Dr. Niamtu on Facelifts / Necklifts

TV commercial where Dr. Niamtu talks about removing decades of aging with Facelifts / Necklifts

If I am plus sized do I need to lose weight before having a facelift?

This is a frequently asked question and the answer is frequently no! Dr. Niamtu routinely sees plus sized patients that were told by other surgeons that they needed to lose 50-80 lbs. before having  a facelift. As long as patients are in good health, many patients who are overweight can successfully have facelift surgery without losing […]

Do I need bandages or drains with a facelift?

After performing almost 1,000 facelift procedures, Dr. Niamtu has been able to eliminate bandages and drains from all facelift operations. The only bandage Dr. Niamtu uses with facelift surgery is a light “collar” that fits loosely around the neck which is only required for the first night after surgery.  In addition, Dr. Niamtu does not […]

The Importance of a Caregiver after Cosmetic Facial Surgery

The decision to have cosmetic surgery is a big one and involves much planning on the part of the surgeon’s office and patient life. It is not a decision to rush into and experience has shown that patients that rush into surgery without the proper planning and details have more problems than patients that think out and prepare […]

Facelift Recovery

Like any surgical procedure all patients heal differently.  Most patients require at least 2 weeks of recovery after a bigger lift. Some patients heal faster and some take a few more days. The patient below is shown throughout her healing process after facelift and laser to lower eyelids and facial scars and is featured in […]

What is the SMAS?

SMAS stands for superficial musculoaponeurotic system and represents the deeper tissues in the face. It is a well recognized fact that the SMAS must be tightened to achieve a tight, natural and long lasting facelift. Some surgeons do not routinely treat the SMAS tissues when performing facelift surgery. These types of lifts simply do not […]

Facelift: Platysmaplasty and Submentoplasty

Virtually all but the smallest facelifts require a procedure called platysmaplasty or submentoplasty.  This step is omitted by many surgeons as it is more technically difficult and takes more time. If you are considering having a facelift make sure to ask you surgeon if he or she will be addressing the midline platysma muscles and […]