Dr. Joseph Niamtu III, DMD

Dr. Joseph Niamtu III, DMD

Facial Cosmetic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
56 y/o

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Dr. Niamtu is well known in international cosmetic facial surgery circles as surgeon, teacher and author and is regarded as a key opinion leader by academics and clinicians worldwide. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and The American Board of Cosmetic Facial Surgery. His practice is limited to cosmetic facial surgery. He has Cosmetic Surgery Procedures Certification from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Health Professions. He maintains cosmetic surgery privileges at several local hospitals. He lectures internationally on cosmetic facial surgery and has taught on six continents around the world. He has written four textbooks as well as 30 chapters on other textbooks. He has authored hundreds of publications on various cosmetic facial topics and a cosmetic facial surgery DVD series. Dr. Niamtu is a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and has served on the board of directors of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation. He has chaired numerous committees with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, where he currently sits as Chair of the Communications Committee. He appears regularly in newspaper articles, television broadcasts and popular magazines. He is passionate about all aspects of cosmetic facial surgery and loves going to work and making patients look and feel better. Dr. Niamtu was voted “Best Plastic Surgeon to Take You Back 20 Years” by Richmond Magazine in 2010 and “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” from Style Weekly Magazine from 2011-2016 and Best Cosmetic Surgeon by Virginia Living Magazine in 2012-2016. He has received numerous “Best Speaker” awards at numerous multi-specialty meetings. He was voted “Best Plastic Surgeon” by the Richmond Times Dispatch newspaper in 2015. Dr. Niamtu is committed to numerous charitable organizations and pro bono groups. He was honored with the Richmond Times-Dispatch Newspaper Community Service Award for his volunteer work on third world children with facial deformities. He and his wife have received community service awards from Greater Richmond Arc and Safe Harbor Domestic Violence Shelter. Dr. Niamtu has also been active with Operation Smile and Noah’s Children, International Hospital for Children and Medical Care for Children. Dr. Niamtu and his wife have two special needs children with cerebral palsy.

Niamtu Cosmetic Facial Surgery

11319 Polo Pl

Midlothian, VA 23113
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Care Philosophy

Cosmetic Facial Surgeon Dr. Niamtu has 27 years' experience with facial surgery techniques to enhance the look of your face.
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Practice Areas

  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Skin Aging
  • Wrinkles


  • Botox® Injection
  • Brow Lift
  • Chin Implant
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Implant Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Facelift
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Laser Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Restylane® Injections

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Kent State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Case Western Reserve School Of Dental Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Carolinas Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Niamtu III's Reviews

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Patient Comments (9)
in Forest, VA |
Dr Niamtu is an artist. His work is pristine . I have been told I look 15 years younger. I could not be happier. He and his staff are a pleasure to work.with.
Richmond, VA |
Dr. Niamtu is incredibly capable and he and his staff are so friendly. I absolutely trust my face to Dr. Niamtu and highly recommend him.
in Powhatan, VA |
I had blepharoplasty and a brow lift performed by Dr. Niamtu. The results were incredible. I look now the way I'm supposed to look and I feel great! The office staff went out of their way to make it a pleasant experience. In hindsight, I was more nervous than I needed to be. I did not experience pain at all, did not take any of the pain meds he prescribed. Other than the pain of bruising, it really was painless.
Thank you for your kind words, Maria! We are pleased to hear you had a great experience with us and that everything turned out as we knew it would. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
in Forest, VA |
1 word that describes Dr.Niamtu.....AWESOME.... He is worth me traveling 2 hrs to see....always does a great job!!!
Thank you, Sharon! We think you are pretty awesome! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
in New York City |
Simply the best.. Talented, honest and caring with a Five-star staff. I live in New York City and travel to see him. There is no one better for facial rejuvenation.
Thank you for your kind words, Denise! With the many choices available to you in NYC, we are thrilled that you choose us! Happy Holidays and wishing you all the best!
in Prince George, VA |
Dr. Niamtu recently removed a mole from my face. The procedure was quick, easy, and painless. It has been about a month since the procedure and you cannot even tell where the mole used to be. I am so pleased with the results. The entire experience was so easy. Dr. Niamtu and his staff are friendly, punctual, and knowledgeable. His office is beautiful and welcoming. I highly recommend Dr. Niamtu! I wouldn't trust my face to anyone else. THANKS!!
Thank you for your kind words, Jessica! We are so pleased you had a wonderful experience and that everything has healed up nicely. Hope you have a fabulous day!
in Richmond, VA |
I have been seeing Dr. Niamtu since I got lip fillers about 3 years ago, Since I choose to do fillers I see him as often as I need to, depending on my plans the next several months. If i go to him and say “this time i want large lips to last me 4 months, thats what he gives me. If i say I want a natural look, and to just add air to the tires to have a nice plump up then thats what he gives me. Don’t even get me started about the staff, they are AMAZING. It feels like home. Recommend 100%
Thank you for your kind words, Makenzie! We are honored to have you as a patient and look forward to seeing you always. Hope you have a fabulous day!
in Jefferson City, TN |
Dr. Niamtu is awesome! So knowledgable, and does great work. His staff is very friendly and welcoming, I love it here and would recommend him to anyone!!
Thank you for your kind words, Whitney! We are pleased you had a great experience with us and hope you are healing up nicely!
in Richmond, VA |
While searching for local Richmond surgeons to perform my keloid removal procedure, I was immediately impressed by Dr. Niamtu's work, and decided that it was a must to meet this man! The keloid removal performed on my left earlobe has only left me with confidence and joy! Dr. Niamtu saved my ear, and for that, I thank him!
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Bon Secours - Memorial Regional Medical Center
8260 Atlee Rd
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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Bon Secours - St. Mary's Hospital
5801 Bremo Rd
Richmond, VA 23226
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Parham Doctors' Hospital
7700 E Parham Rd
Richmond, VA 23294
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Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
500 Martha Jefferson Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22911
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