Levator Labii Superioris

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The levator labii superioris. The levator labii superioris and orbicularis oris have been ghosted in.

The Levator Labii Superioris is a muscle of facial expression of the mouth. The muscles of facial expression of the mouth are:



  • Maxilla to the upper lip.



  • Elevates the upper lip.



  1. Labii superioris in Latin means upper lip.
  2. The contraction of the levator labii superioris to lift the upper lip can contribute to the facial expression of smugness, contempt, or disdain.