Anatomic Characteristics and Treatment of the Midcheek Groov
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This study investigated the anatomical foundation of the midcheek groove and evaluated appropriate treatment methods. Because the anatomic mechanisms underlying the formation of the midcheek groove are unclear, treatments to date have resulted in unsatisfactory outcomes.

Six cadaver hemifacial specimens were subjected to gross anatomic dissection and 6 to P45 sheet plastination. Based on the anatomic results, the area under the orbicularis oculi muscle (OOM) was selected for deep filling. Patients were evaluated by measuring 3D depth, regrading, and self-assessment.

Results:
The medial band was observed to be an important structure of the OOM, with the facial projection overlapping the midcheek groove trace.

--2 of the 6 P45 specimens were found to have compact fibroelastic bundles (CFBs) between the medial band and the dermis.

--Deep filling of the area under the OOM significantly reduced the depth of each section in all 34 patients.

--Grades 3 and 4 midcheek grooves were downgraded distinctively. Most subjects expressed satisfaction with outcomes.

Conclusively, formation of the midcheek groove is associated with the passage of CFBs. Deep filling of the area under the OOM effectively improves the midcheek grooves.

Source: https://journals.lww.com/dermatologicsurgery/Abstract/2021/02000/Anatomic_Characteristics_and_Treatment_of_the.19.aspx
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