The role of facial muscle resection in reconstruction of the paralyzed face

J. E. Pessa, C. A. Crimmins

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The technique of resecting the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle can help improve nasal symmetry and is a useful ancillary procedure in reconstruction of the paralyzed face. In 3 patients with facial paralysis, this technique markedly changed the nasal deviation seen at rest and also affected the nasolabial angle and medial nasolabial fold. A patient report is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-540
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1993


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  • Surgery

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