Relationship of the Zygomatic Facial Nerve to the Retaining Ligaments of the Face: The Sub-SMAS Danger Zone


Alghoul M., Bitik O. , McBride J., Zins J. E.

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.131, no.2, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 131 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/prs.0b013e3182789c5c
  • Title of Journal : PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

Abstract

Background: The transition zone between cheek superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) and malar SMAS is difficult to raise because of proximity of zygomatic nerve branches. The authors attempted to clarify the three-dimensional anatomy of the retaining ligaments in relation to nerve branches in this area.