Cheekbone: dynamic and anti-aging structure of the midface?

@article{Zufferey2004CheekboneDA,
  title={Cheekbone: dynamic and anti-aging structure of the midface?},
  author={Jacques Zufferey},
  journal={European Journal of Plastic Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={27},
  pages={359-366}
}
The cheekbone is not only a static structure but has also a dynamic function. The muscles responsible for its motions are generally ignored or poorly known because they have a tendency to disappear with aging. When present and trophic, they form recognized muscles such as the malaris muscle in the mid-cheek and the risorius muscle in the flabby cheek. These muscles enhance the muscular part of the superficial musculo-aponeurotic system (SMAS) and this has a dynamic effect on the cheek, e.g. the… CONTINUE READING
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