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Chapter-03 Facial Anatomy

BOOK TITLE: Reconstructive Dermatologic Surgery

Author
1. Saedi Nazanin
2. Griffin Jr Thomas D
3. Larijani Mary
4. Hazan Ezra
ISBN
9789351529415
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14126_4
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
11
Author Affiliations
1. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2. Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA
3. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
4. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia, PA, USA
Chapter keywords
Facial anatomy, facial cosmetic unit, skin tension line, superficial musculoaponeurotic system, facial musculature, facial innervation, motor innervation

Abstract

This chapter gives an overview on facial anatomy. A thorough understanding of facial anatomy is crucial for dermatologic surgery. Fundamental components of this knowledge include the location and function of individual skeletal bones, muscles, nerves, and vessels. Dermatologic surgeons have the unique ability to combine therapeutic and cosmetic modalities in the procedures they perform. The anatomy of the affected area is the fundamental basis for these decisions. A dermatologic surgeon must have intimate knowledge of the structures of the face to achieve pleasing results and avoid complications. Surface anatomy of the face and facial innervation are two important topics of this chapter, which are discussed in this chapter. Nine well-colored figures related to the facial anatomy are also presented in this chapter.

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