levator anguli oris muscle

le·va·tor an·gu·li o·ris mus·cle

(lě-vā'tŏr an'gyū-lī ō'ris mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, canine fossa of maxilla; insertion, orbicularis oris and skin at angle of mouth; action, raises angle of mouth; nerve supply, facial.
Synonym(s): musculus levator anguli oris [TA] .
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The artery is superficial to the mandible, buccinator muscle, and levator anguli oris muscle. The position of the artery deep to the majority of facial muscles suggests that the nasolabial flap may incorporate this muscle layer and be true musculocutaneous flap.