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Chin Augmentation versus Osseous Genioplasty

For people with a small chin who want to enhance their appearance there are two options to pursue surgical correction. One option includes using a chin implant, also known as chin augmentation. The other option is to perform an osseous genioplasty, which involves surgically cutting the bone and advancing it forward. We will discuss the pros and cons of each option. For chin augmentation, we typically will use a contoured two-piece chin implant that will... Continue Reading

What Is Skull Reconstruction?

Skull reconstruction involves restoring not just the bone defect but also muscle, fat and skin defects to establish a more normal structure and appearance. The skull deformity or defect can be due to tumor, trauma or infection. Typically, patients are seen after emergency neurosurgery is performed to save a person’s life. In these situations, resolution of the life-threatening issue takes priority over reconstruction. Dr. Eric Payne is a craniofacial plastic surgeon who is trained in... Continue Reading

Dental and Orthodontic Treatment for Children with Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

Most parents who have a child with a cleft lip and/or palate will ask what the surgeries for their child will entail without realizing that there is more to it than just the lip and palate. Children need to also have their dental health carefully taken care of while they grow up. Here is a timeline of what to expect based on your child’s age. Newborn to 1 year old Start Nasal-Alveolar Molding (NAM) within... Continue Reading

Welcome to Our New Website

Our primary goals are to help our patients of all ages improve their health and well-being. With this objective in mind, our skilled medical team offers advanced treatment for a broad array of craniofacial and congenital conditions, injuries, and diseases. Dr. Eric Payne, our extensively trained craniofacial and plastic surgeon, is dedicated to helping achieve the optimal aesthetic and functional outcome for every patient he sees. The sensitive nature of many of our patients’ situations,... Continue Reading