superficial musculoaponeurotic system

superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS),

the superficial muscle and aponeurosis layer of the face and neck; important in rhytidectomy.
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In most books and articles on botulinum toxin injection for plastic surgery, the injection sites for the facial muscles, vessels, nerves, and superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) are annotated on computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), face dissected photographs, or illustrations (Carruthers et al., 2004; Cotofana et al., 2015; Khan & Bagheri, 2014; Kim et al., 2016; Trevidic et al., 2015).
Frey's syndrome: prevention with conservative parotidectomy and superficial musculoaponeurotic system preservation.
Face-lift approach combined with a superficial musculoaponeurotic system advancement flap in parotidectomy.
Most of the nerves (95%) passed through the deep fatty layer directly under the layer of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS).
Parry, "The superficial musculoaponeurotic system in the upper lip: an anatomic study in cadavers," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol.
Nasolabial island flap from the tip of nasolabial fold to the inferior border of mandible were bilaterally raised in the plane of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system from both terminal points to the region of the central pedicle which was 1cm away from the corner of mouth (Figure 2).
Risk for facial nerve injury has been reported to be increased with the inclusion of superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) elevation as compared with a skin-only face lift.
Wilhelmi et al 2003 (1), studied temporal branch of facial nerve by using landmarks as anterior edge of parotid gland from tragus and mesenteric tuberosity along the zygomatic arch, The risk for facial nerve injury has been reported to be increased with the inclusion of superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) elevation as compared with a skin-only face lift.
(1-3) It is continuous with the galea aponeurotica (epicranial aponeurosis) at the superior temporal line and the superficial musculoaponeurotic system below the zygomatic arch.
Sternocleidomastoid muscle transfer and superficial musculoaponeurotic system plication in the prevention of Frcy's syndrome.
Prevention of Frey's syndrome with superficial musculoaponeurotic system interposition.

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