Ratings for Dr. Joseph Niamtu
Dr. Niamtu just gave me the most beautiful facelift that I could have imagined. This was not my first facelift, but it was the best. I had a family reunion 12 days post-op, I wore some cover up makeup but no one noticed the facelift. Everyone just said I looked great. Amazing. Thank You Dr. Niamtu. Janice
I've been going to Dr. Niamtu for a few years now and he has done a blepharoplasty which removed the bags under my eyes and eliminated some of the saggy skin from my upper eyelids, lower facelift to reduce wrinkles in neck and saggy jawline, and recently an Otoplasty to help with my semi protruding ears. I have been very happy with the results of all the procedures. Dr. Niamtu really wants his work to turn out perfect and he does everything in his power to make it that way. I feel 10 years younger and it has really helped my self esteem. I know we all get older but recently having a total hysterectomy at an early age made me age quicker and i was VERY depressed. Dr. Niamtu helped me to be happy about myself again and I am so thankful for him and what he has done and continues to do for me. His staff is also so great, I love Shelly, Jenny and Laura they have always been so nice and understanding and always available to respond to my questions i sent via email. His anesthesiologist who assists with his surgeries is also a great guy. This is a great team and I am truly blessed to have found them. You cant go wrong by setting up a consult to get advice, it truly would change your life!
I went to see Dr. Niamtu about having a forehead osteoma removed from my skull . From my first consultation to actually having the procedure done, Dr Niamtu and his staff were friendly, caring and extremely knowledgeable . I traveled from out of state to have Dr. Niamtu perform this procedure as he has a method to remove the osteopath without leaving any visible scars . The procedure was a success and I am very thankful to have that “bump” removed from my forehead . Doctor Niamtu and his staff were available and responsive to me both before and after the procedure to answer any questions or concerns I had. I really appreciated the fact that he personally followed up with me (via email) to see how my recovery was going . Thank you , Dr. Niamtu .
DR NIAMTU GAVE ME A CHANCE IN LIFE AGAIN. HE RESTORED MY FACE AND FAITH IN PLASTIC SURGEONS. Dr. Niamtu is one of the true hidden gem plastic surgeons in the world. I will be a patient for any potential facial procedures as I age and will travel across the world If I have to. Long story short I suffered through botched chin surgeries and ended up with a much too large implant. I felt like I had a donut in my chin. And to make matters worse I was convinced by the prior surgeon to put fat transfer and later juvaderm to hide the dents and scars….my bottom lip felt tucked in from the large implant and several screws being placed below my lip into mentalis muscle.… I couldn’t even smile anymore without my lips pulling weird. After numerous consultations across Canada and the United States and almost giving up on any hope of having my chin restored to my former self. I hopelessly went to a maxillofacial specialist in Vancouver and asked, if I was your family, wife or daughter where would you send me? And he said “Dr. Niamtu in Richmond Virginia”. I reached out to Dr. Niamtu. He explained the risks and complexity after so much trauma and past surgery and that the chance for successful outcome at this point is significantly reduced. However, I was determined to see him and his big beautiful compassionate heart took over and he agreed to see me in person. An entire 12 hours, 3 flights later and I arrived in Richmond Virginia. I was given a list of nearby accommodations and caregivers available for out of country patients or patients traveling alone. I made arrangement to stay with a caregiver. I was greeted by a beautiful woman who is a real-life earth angel named BONNILYN. I felt like I just arrived at my favorite aunt’s home for a visit. So warm, loving and caring. She drove me to my appointment. I met with Dr. Niamtu, he was also very friendly and he was genuinely empathetic to the difficult mess I ended up in. I knew the complexity of my case, but because of how professional, experienced, knowledgeable and ethical he came across during my appointment, I just knew, finally I was in good hands. The staff/team care was superb things ran smooth start to finish. Shelly and Lauren were so sincere and personable. They made me feel so comfortable and were very friendly and helpful. The Anesthesiologist even went over and above to look into my concerns before my arrival and took the time to discuss my options with me. I came out of surgery and BONNILYN took care of me. She is a very healing soul. Her environment is designed to ensure you receive proper after care and that you feel no stress for a successful recovery. I didn’t want to leave at the end of the week. I truly felt something magical about my experience and everyone associated with Niamtu Cosmetic Facial Surgery Centre. I left there still swollen and so the results were unknown. After having experienced disappointing results, I was afraid to get too excited, especially when I was dealing with potentially lose skin, dimples, and some excess fat from the previous injectable that were done… I didn’t go into this expecting perfection or some miracle. About 2 months after being home, I woke up one night and passed by a mirror and saw my face and broke into tears. I had never experienced crying out of pure happiness and gratefulness until that moment. For what I saw I never thought I would again. The shape of my chin, jaw looked the way it did before all this chin implant even started. Dr. Niamtu removed the implant and the screws and repaired the tissues and muscle and did some lipo of the fat transfer and laser to the old scar. I saw a miracle that I prayed for. That I thought I would never get back again. My chin was all natural, now no implant and yet I had a nice feminine chin. Dr. Niamtu I don’t have enough words to express my gratitude and for showing me there truly are skilled plastic surgeons that make a difference in peoples lives. You have given me the gift to leave my house each day feeling like me again. I can smile and my lip is back were it use to be, I have no idea how you did that!!… the only evidence of what happened to me is some old damage to the skin from previous sutures and I intend to fly back there for laser scar treatment and to visit Bonnilyn! I can’t even see the evidence of your incision sites and that is how it should have been. That is the standard of care I wish all plastic surgeons would take. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Dr. Niamtu and the all team members of your surgical centre.
Dr. Niamtu is an exceptional doctor! He has such a big heart and truly cares for all of his patients. He is a true artist with phenomenal results . His staff is outstanding and will make you feel like family. I don't understand why anyone would go to anyone else when you can go to a world -class well-known doctor like Dr.Niamtu. I have so much admiration for you and your staff. Thank you for making me look younger...You make a bigger impact than you realize. Many Hugs :)
He is not a physician. He is not a physician. He is a dentist.
Dr. Joseph Niamtu's response
I am a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon specializing in Cosmetic Facial Surgery and also Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. I do about 100 facelifts a year, I have written one the top selling cosmetic surgery textbooks, currently in the top sales on Amazon and teach cosmetic surgery to all specialties all over the world. My pediatrician is a physician but not sure I would want him doing a facelift. Training, outcome, safety, experience are what determine the best surgeons.
Submitted August 30, 2018
I am 69 years old and felt old before my time because of sagging facial and neck skin. When I decided that I would consult with a cosmetic facial surgeon, I did my homework. As with any surgical procedure, you want the doctor who has done the most work in that area. On paper Dr. Joe Niamtu stood head and shoulders above any other other surgeon and that proved to be so true when I saw him for a consultation, for my actual surgery and the follow-up. I would consider Dr. Joe an artist. Even though I had a tough time knowing what should be done, he had no problem sorting through all the options. I had concerns about going too far with the surgery -- how far is too far?However, Dr. Joe knew what to do for a very natural look. I love the result of what he did for me. I look and feel many, many years younger. Dr. Joe is a very caring and compassionate doctor as is his staff. They couldn’t have taken better care of me during the surgery and the follow-ups. If you are considering cosmetic facial surgery, please talk with Dr. Joe. I think you will be very happy with the result.
Dr. Joseph Niamtu's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
Yes, this doctor is accepting new patients
Dr. Niamtu is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and board certified cosmetic facial surgeon with a practice limited to cosmetic facial surgery. He is considered a Key Opinion Leader my numerous specialties and is very prolific in academics. He has authored 6 textbooks, contributed 33 chapters in other textbooks and has published hundreds of articles on cosmetic surgery. He has lectured on six continents and hosts an online video series and cosmetic surgery courses at his office. Dr. Niamtu is well known for his intraspecialty participation and is frequently a speaker at plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, dermatology, oculoplastic oral and maxillofacial and cosmetic surgery meetings. He has won “best Plastic Surgeon” or “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” 15 times in Virginia. Dr. Niamtu is married to April Niamtu and has two special needs children.
- Virginia Commonwealth University (Grad. 1983)
Areas of Expertise
- Brow lift
- Laser resurfacing
Awards & Recognitions
- For this info visit www.lovethatface.com/facial-surgeon-richmond-va/awards-and-honors/