Independent effect of various facial mimetic muscles on the nasolabial fold

Joel E. Pessa, Forst Brown

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Abstract

The independent effect of the contraction of various facial mimetic muscles on the nasolabial fold was defined through study of cadaver dissections. The four major lip elevator muscles were identified and the effect of traction of these muscles on the nasolabial fold was studied. This study identified the levator alae muscle (levator labii superioris alaeque nasi) as the primary facial muscle responsible for creating the medial nasolabial fold. The levator labii superioris muscle was found to define the middle nasolabial fold. These two facial muscles may be significant in the etiology of the prominent nasolabial fold that occurs with aging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-171
Number of pages5
JournalAesthetic Plastic Surgery
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1992

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Nasolabial Fold
Facial Muscles
Muscles
Elevators and Escalators
Traction
Lip
Cadaver
Dissection

Keywords

  • Facial muscles
  • Nasolabial fold

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  • Surgery

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Independent effect of various facial mimetic muscles on the nasolabial fold. / Pessa, Joel E.; Brown, Forst.

In: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Vol. 16, No. 2, 03.1992, p. 167-171.

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Pessa, Joel E. ; Brown, Forst. / Independent effect of various facial mimetic muscles on the nasolabial fold. In: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 1992 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 167-171.
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