PressLevator Aponeurosis and Muller Muscle Plication Reinforced With Levator Sheath Advancement for Blepharoptosis Correction
The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Vol. 28, No. 7
AMPSA may be an effective procedure for correcting blepharoptosis where the MRD-1 is less than 2 mm.
High Double Eyelid Fold Correction Using Wide Dual-Plane Dissection
Annals of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 78, No. 4
Using a wide double-layer dissection, high folds were lowered success- fully even in situations where there was no redundant upper eyelid skin for excision. Read article for further information.
Correction of Severely Contracted Nose
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 138, No. 3
Preoperative injection of isolated adipose- derived stromal cells into the contracted nasal scar tissue resulted in softening of the nasal enve- lope. Intraoperative release of remaining scar tis- sue and reconstruction of the internal framework with autologous grafts resulted in stable postop- erative results. There were no recurrences of con- tracture and there were no ischemic injuries to the overlying skin.
Double-Eyelid Surgery Using Septoaponeurosis Junctional Thickening Results in Dynamic Fold in Asians
PRS Global Open
May 9, 2013
The authors introduce a double-eyelid surgery technique us- ing the SAJT. This SAJT fixation technique creates a dynamic double-eyelid fold. Our study showed a high patient satisfaction rate and that the resulting fold mimics the movement of the congenital supratarsal fold in Asians.
Effective Use of a Silicone-induced Capsular Flap in Secondary Asian Rhinoplasty
PRS Global Open
June 17, 2014
In secondary rhinoplasty after a silicone implant was used in the primary setting, the use of the capsular flap to preserve the dorsal SSTE volume was safe and reliable. There were no cases of recurrent capsular contracture, capsular resorption, or postoperative infection (Fig. 3). This technique avoids the dorsal irregularity and nasal SSTE vascular compromise that can occur with complete capsule removal.
Adjunctive Techniques to Traditional Advancement Procedures for Treating Severe Blepharoptosis
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 133, No. 4
The advancement technique using the levator aponeurosis–Müller’s muscle–lamina propria mucosa of conjunctiva composite was effective in the treatment of severe blepharoptosis with levator function of 2 to 7 mm. The technique produced elevating motion of the physiologic eyelid in a superior-posterior direction. There were no serious complications, such as long-term lagophthalmos or lid lag.
Transareolar-Perinipple (Areolar Omega) Zigzag Incision for Augmentation Mammaplasty
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 135, No. 3
The transareolar-perinipple (areolar omega) zigzag incision resulted in satisfactory postoperative scarring and surgical results in Asian patients. This method increases the opening of the areolar incision and can be performed in patients with small (<3.5 cm) areolas. This approach can be an alternative in patients who are prone to hypertrophic scarring.
Correcting Upper Eyelid Retraction By Means of Pretarsal Levator Lengthening For Complications Following Ptosis Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 130, No. 1
It is very difficult to correct eyelid retraction caused by tissue fibrosis and muscle degeneration. Correction of the retraction by levator lengthening using the pretarsal tissue is simpler to execute, measurable during surgery, and easy to adjust, and offers high predictability in its result.
Correction of Asian Short Nose With Lower Lateral Cartilage Repositioning and Ear Cartilage Grafting
PRS Global Open
In our study, we have found lower lateral cartilage repositioning and ear cartilage grafting techniques to be effective in correcting short nose in Asians, with a low incidence of complications. Advantages of this technique include elongation of the entire nasal tip and ala, which results in more comprehensive and proportioned nasal augmentation. The mobile nasal tip is maintained by adequately freeing the retaining forces of the lower lateral cartilage while providing enough structural support.
Cases of Mild Ptosis Correction with Suture-Method
Archives of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Vol. 18, No. 1
This article introduces the minimally invasive double eyelid surgical technique, in which a permanent suture is used in order to make the double eyelid crease and correct mild ptosis without making an incision. The advantages are minimal to no scarring, quick recovery time, and minimal trauma to the eyelid tissue. Lastly, the advantage of the present method is its technical simplicity and relatively short operating time.
Aesthetic And Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast
Technical note: "Look-ahead" navigation method for K-wire fixation in rhinoplasty
Repetitive exposure to TGF-β suppresses TGF-β type I receptor expression by differentiated osteoblasts
Elsevier Gene 379 (2006) 175-184
Our new findings further define a critical role for Runx2 on TβRI expression by osteoblasts, and that Runx2 may act independently of other active elements such as Sp1 that drive basal TβRI synthesis by many cells (Ji et al., 1997). They emphasize the significance of regulatory mechanisms, generated in part by TGF-β itself that can limit its own effects within the skeleton, which may occur to maintain a balanced and controlled progression of events required for proper bone remodeling. Studies like these may further improve our understanding of development and disease in other cell types where Runx2 or other Runx isoforms are expressed, and where TGF-β activity has prominent biological effects.
Time- and Dose-Related Interactions between Glucocorticoid and Cyclic Adenosine 3*,5*– Monophosphate on CCAAT/Enhancer-Binding Protein- Dependent Insulin-Like Growth Factor I Expression by Osteoblasts*
Endocrinology Vol. 141, No. 1
Our current studies continue to reveal novel interactions between PKA-activating hormones and glucocorticoids and potential mechanisms for the permissive effects of glucocorticoids on IGF-I expression and protein synthesis by osteoblasts. Future studies will be necessary to define in more detail the complex molecular events that distinguish the permissive and suppressive effects of glucocorticoids on osteoblast function and skeletal integrity .
Runt Domain Factor (Runx)-dependent Effects on CCAAT/ Enhancer-binding Protein d Expression and Activity in Osteoblasts*
The Journal of Biological Chemistry
May 8, 2000
Our results predict that gene expression through these two transcription factors can occur in multiple ways. As modeled in Fig. 7A, some genes (denoted as X), including C/EBP , could be regulated directly by Runx proteins, and other genes (denoted as Y) could be regulated directly by C/EBP gene family members.
Reduction in Transforming Growth Factor b Receptor I Expression and Transcription Factor CBFa1 on Bone Cells by Glucocorticoid*
The Journal of Biological Chemistry
It is not possible to assess di- rectly the importance of CBFa1 on specific genes expressed by bone-forming cells or their precursors with those animals.
Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Proteins Localize to Discrete Cell Culture Compartments in Periosteal and Osteoblast Cultures From Fetal Rat Bone
Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, 71:351-362
Similar IGFBPs are expressed by less differentiated periosteal bone cells and osteoblast-enriched cultures from fetal rat bone. Expression of IGFBP-3, IGFBP-4, and IGFBP-5 was enhanced by activators of PKA, while potent activators of PKC inhibited IGFBP-5 expression.