The SMAS and the nasolabial fold

F. E. Barton, M. Wassef

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Abstract

In a series of histologic sections and clinical and cadaver dissections, the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) is seen to become the investing fascia of the zygomaticus major and minor muscles in the medial cheek. The pull on the cheek flap during rhytidectomy is diffused by the attachment of the SMAS to these muscles. I believe that this attachment accounts for the minimal change in the nasolabial crease after a Skoog-type sub-SMAS face lift.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1054-1059
Number of pages6
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume89
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1992

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Nasolabial Fold
Rhytidoplasty
Cheek
Muscles
Fascia
Cadaver
Dissection
Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System

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The SMAS and the nasolabial fold. / Barton, F. E.; Wassef, M.

In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 89, No. 6, 1992, p. 1054-1059.

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Barton, FE & Wassef, M 1992, 'The SMAS and the nasolabial fold', Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 89, no. 6, pp. 1054-1059.
Barton, F. E. ; Wassef, M. / The SMAS and the nasolabial fold. In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 1992 ; Vol. 89, No. 6. pp. 1054-1059.
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