Everyday Oral Surgery: Surgeons Talking Shop

Dr. Joe Niamtu: Power Tips for Setting Up a Cosmetic Surgery Practice

July 19, 2021 Grant Stucki - oral and maxillofacial surgeon Episode 59
Everyday Oral Surgery: Surgeons Talking Shop
Dr. Joe Niamtu: Power Tips for Setting Up a Cosmetic Surgery Practice
Show Notes

There is still some stigma that exists around oral surgeons performing cosmetic surgery, but not nearly as much as there once was, and that is largely due to today’s guest, Joe Niamtu. Joe developed a love for cosmetic facial surgery while doing his residency, but he had to fight for the right to pursue his dreams. Luckily Joe is not someone who takes no for an answer, and after a lawsuit and a change to the Dental Practice Act, he became the first person in Virginia to receive a cosmetic facial surgery license. Although his work has its downsides, which Joe candidly shares in today’s episode, he has never looked back, plans on never retiring, and spends a lot of his time educating others about his specialty (his eighth book is coming out next April!). According to Joe, the golden years are far from over for surgeons, and he has some valuable words of wisdom for anyone who is on the path to becoming one. 


Key Points From This Episode:

  • Joe’s educational background, and his introduction to cosmetic surgery. 
  • A lawsuit that was filed against Joe, and how he fought against it by opening the Dental Practice Act.
  • Requirements for getting a cosmetic surgery license, which Joe was the first in Virginia to acquire.
  • The number of facelifts that Joe has done throughout his career.
  • Educational resources that Joe has created.
  • Advice for any oral surgeons who want to follow in Joe’s footsteps down the cosmetic surgery path.
  • A surgeon is a surgeon, but there is still some stigma around oral surgeons performing cosmetic surgery. 
  • The positives and negatives of being a cosmetic surgeon. 
  • Why people skills are so important as a surgeon. 
  • Platforms Joe utilizes to market his services. 
  • Joe explains the variety of surgeries that he does. 
  • The flaw that Joe sees in the dental school education in America. 
  • Three fundamental elements to succeeding as a surgeon. 
  • How the paper route Joe had when he was younger has positively impacted his career as a surgeon. 
  • Always look out for the people who can’t look out for themselves. 


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Dr. Joe Niamtu on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-joe-niamtu-b20235b/ 

Dr. Joe Niamtu on YouTube — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCclm79ii5IyeeuZL2TfIEw 

Cosmetic Plastic Facial Surgery — https://www.lovethatface.com/ 

Dr. Grant Stucki Email — [email protected]

Dr. Grant Stucki Phone — 720 441 6059