Joe Niamtu, III, DMD
Niamtu Cosmetic Facial Surgery, Richmond, VA

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 7 textbooks, contributed 34 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 surgery center. 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” 25 times in Virginia. Dr. Niamtu is married to April Niamtu and has two special needs children.


Chin filler augmentation has become an extremely popular procedure performed by numerous specialties. Although chin filler augmentation can be effective, it may not be the best treatment for many situations. A fat, floppy chin is not the prober end point. Perioral anatomy such as the mentolabial fold is also important in filler treatment. Finally, surgical treatments, such as genioplasty or chin implants may be the best choice for natural look and feel, longevity and affordability.

Take Home Message

Chin filler is an option for chin augmentation but has significant limitations and those providing treatment must understand surgical options and discuss with prospective patients.