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Levator Aponeurosis and Muller Muscle Plication Reinforced With Levator Sheath Advancement for Blepharoptosis Correction

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
– Annal of Plastic Surgery, Volume 78, Number 4, April 2017
– 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

PRSJournal September 2016

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 GO, Published online 9 May 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 GO, Published online 17 June 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
– April 2014
– 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
– March 2015
– 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.

– July 2012
– 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.

Cases of Mild Ptosis Correction with Suture-Method
– Archives of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Vol. 18, No. 1, 2012
– 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
– Saunders Elsevier

Technical note: Technical note: "Look-ahead" navigation method for K-wire fixation in rhinoplasty



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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 2000
– 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 February 1998
– 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 1998
– 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.