Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 3 - 2020
Morphological Features of Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System (SMAS) in the Anterior Aspect of the Face
Istemihan Çoban1, Okan Derin2, Fulya Yaprak2, Ahmet Biçer3 and Yelda Pinar4*
1Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Democracy University, İzmir, Turkey
2Researcher Assistant, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey
3Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey
4Professor, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Yelda Pinar, Professor, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey.
Received: February 25, 2020; Published: March 20, 2020


The layers of the facial soft tissue are from the superficial to the deep skin, subcutaneous adipose tissue, fascia superficialis, superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) and mimic muscles, deep adipose tissue, deep fascia and periosteum. SMAS and facial relations are very important in facial rejuvenation. Of course, its proximity to nerves is the most avoidable factor in surgical intervention. In our study, we tried to show these relationships with cadaver dissections.

Keywords: Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System; Anatomy; Face


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Citation: Yelda Pinar., et al. “Morphological Features of Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System (SMAS) in the Anterior Aspect of the Face". EC Clinical and Experimental Anatomy 3.4 (2020): 01-05.

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