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Phileemon E. Payne, MD

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Phileemon E. Payne, MD

Phileemon E. Payne, MD, is an ASPS Member plastic surgeon who is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery® and trained specifically in plastic surgery. ASPS members operate only in accredited medical facilities, adhere to a strict code of ethics and fulfill continuing medical education requirements in plastic surgery, including training in patient safety techniques. As your medical partner, Dr. Payne is dedicated to working with you to achieve your goals.

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Meet Dr. Phileemon Payne

Dr. Phileemon Eric Payne is a board-certified, fellowship-trained craniofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon based in Houston, TX. As the founder, director, and lead surgeon at The Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery Center of Houston, Dr. Payne performs a wide array of procedures related to restoring function and aesthetics to the craniomaxillofacial structure. Well-known among patients and the medical community alike for his expertise in correcting malformations of the skull and face, Dr. Payne treats the full spectrum of craniofacial syndromes and conditions with procedures including cleft lip and palate repair, revision rhinoplasty, orthognathic jaw surgery, Mohs reconstruction, and otoplasty, among many other reconstructive services.  
A Texas native, Dr. Payne received his training in plastic surgery and craniofacial surgery at the University of Texas at Houston and Medical City Hospital in Dallas, respectively. While completing his training, Dr. Payne often traveled to underserved communities in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico as well as India and Zimbabwe to provide surgical and medical care to children born with cleft palates and other craniofacial deformities. Medical mission trips and humanitarian endeavors remain a large part of Dr. Payne’s practice, and he spends considerable time contributing to charitable organizations such as LEAP Global Missions, Shriners Hospital for Children, and the Christus Foundation for Healthcare. Through his philanthropic work, Dr. Payne has been able to perform life-changing surgeries on children affected by birth defects such as a cleft lip, cleft palate, microtia, and other conditions. Dr. Payne also gives back to the plastic surgery community by training the next generation of surgeons at Houston Methodist Hospital and The University of Texas Medical Branch plastic surgery residency programs.
Dr. Payne is a longtime member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and his multispecialty plastic surgery team is committed to excellent patient care for yourself or your child. The goal of their patient-first approach is to help you and/or your loved ones achieve an improved quality of life with our reconstructive plastic surgery services.

Your Consultation

Dr. Payne and the entire team at The Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery Center of Houston prioritize educational consultations in which you can express your needs, questions, concerns, and desires in a compassionate and professional environment. Dr. Payne’s goal is to make you a well-informed patient, and he will be there every step of the treatment process to answer all of your questions. The multispecialty medical professionals and craniofacial surgeons at Dr. Payne’s practice rely on open, informative consultations to develop the best possible treatment plan.


Procedures Performed

Arm Lift

Body Contouring

Body Lift

Breast Augmentation

Brow Lift

Buttock Lift with Augmentation

Chin Augmentation

Chin Surgery

Cleft Lip and Palate Repair


Ear Reconstruction Surgery

Ear Surgery


Facial Implants

General Reconstruction

Giant Nevi Removal

Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction

Head and Neck Skin Cancer Reconstruction

Lip Augmentation/Enhancement



Orthognathic Surgery


Scar Revision

Skull/Facial Bone Reconstruction

Thigh Lift

Tummy Tuck

Vascular Malformations

Ask A Surgeon

Ask a Surgeon

Dr. Phileemon Payne participates in the ASPS Ask A Surgeon service. View responses to public questions below.

Jaw surgery/chin implant?

Chin Surgery

Member Response:

Hello, without doing a formal exam and looking at your teeth it is hard to tell what type of surgery would be ideal in your case. Abnormal occlusions that are not fully corrected with orthodontia or braces could require either a single or double jaw surgery. I'd recommend following up with a oral maxillofacial surgeon or craniofacial specialist who do jaw surgery. With a formal consultation they can give you the different options that would be best for your specific case. Sincerely, Eric Payne, MD

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Horizontal lines and Neck Folds

Neck Lift

Member Response:

Hello, This sounds like it has been troubling you for a while now. I'm sure we can help you with the concerns you describe, but without a formal examination, it is hard to say what is the best plan of action. I'd suggest reaching out to schedule a consultation so that you can get the best options for your concerns. Have a great day. Sincerely, Eric Payne, MD

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How To Fix Deep Mental Crease?

Chin Surgery

Member Response:

Hello SunnyB Your question is related to your chin and lip which involves several structures. It is hard to say for sure without an exam but this type of deep crease is due to the position of your teeth, mentalis muscle and bone of the chin. In light of that, fillers will not adequately treat the problem. Doing an exam and obtaining X-rays help in determine the proper course of action. I recommend finding a board certified plastic surgeon near you who specializes in jaw surgery to help you with this problem. A consultation can help you and the surgeon decide on the best course of action. Best wishes Eric Payne, MD

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What exactly is this? Osteoma?

Cosmetic Surgery

Member Response:

Hello, Typically an osteoma is benign bone growth that creates a hard bump that can be felt and sometimes is painful if it is hit. No one knows exactly what may cause these growths of the bone but some have suggested it could be related to a traumatic injury. Typically a CT scan can look at the bone to determine if that is truly the issue of the bony bump. Most of the time an osteoma can be removed by making a small incision that is hidden in the hair. I recommend finding a plastic surgeon who is subspecialized in Craniofacial surgery or is comfortable removing these types of bone masses. The excess bone can be shaved off and sent to pathology for analysis.

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Everted antitragus fix?

Ear Surgery

Member Response:

Thank you for your question. It is difficult to see exactly what is going on with the ear shape on the limited photos. Sometimes we can reduce the conchal bowl to help or reshape the concha to improve the antitragus. I would recommend finding a board certified plastic surgeon who does a significant amount of ear surgery to help you evaluate what is going on and possible solutions. It is definitely not a common problem and requires someone with experience. Eric Payne, MD The Craniofacial & Plastic Surgery Center Houston

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