A Stratigraphic Approach to the Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System and Its Anatomic Correlation with the Superficial Fascia

@article{Ferreira2005ASA,
  title={A Stratigraphic Approach to the Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System and Its Anatomic Correlation with the Superficial Fascia},
  author={Lydia Masako Ferreira and Bernardo S{\'e}rgio Hochman and Rafael Fagionato Locali and Leonardo Quicoli Rosa-Oliveira},
  journal={Aesthetic Plastic Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={30},
  pages={549-552}
}
The superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) is not included in the International Anatomic Terminology, although it is a fundamental anatomical structure in plastic surgeons. In the literature, the concept of the SMAS is not clear, leading to repercussions in the treatment of the SMAS via the various techniques for rhytidoplasty. This review article, in its aim to conceptualize the SMAS, has as a referential parameter the basic stratigraphic pattern of the human body construction. A… CONTINUE READING