Facial muscles (overview)

The facial muscles (also known as the muscles of facial expression) are situated within the subcutaneous tissue of the face and responsible for the movements of skin folds, providing different facial expressions.


Facial muscles in the calvaria region:


Facial muscles around the orbital opening:


Muscles around the oral opening:


Muscles around the nose opening:

Note: There are also muscles found around the ear - anterior, posterior and superior auricular muscles, which are generally considered insignificant in human anatomy, therefore, these facial muscles are not represented in this section.