levator labii superioris alaeque nasi

levator labii superioris alaeque nasi

an oral muscle medial to the levator labii superioris that arises from the maxilla next to the nose and inserts into both the alar cartilage of the nose and the skin of the upper lip. It may assist in flaring the nares.
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The direct influence of the depressor septi and the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi on the nasal valve is not yet clear.
infraorbital (zygomaticus major and minor, the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi, the superior part of the orbicularis oris, and possibly the compressor naris, the depressor septi nasi, the orbicularis oculi, the frontalis, the corrugator supercilii, and the procerus)
Nasolabial folds are created by the zygomaticus minor, levator labii superioris, orbicularis oris, and levator labii superioris alaeque nasi.

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