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The Zygomaticus Minor is a muscle of facial expression of the mouth. The muscles of facial expression of the mouth are:
- Levator Labii Superioris Alaeque Nasi (also a muscle of fascial expression of the nose)
- Levator Labii Superioris
- Zygomaticus Minor
- Zygomaticus Major
- Levator Anguli Oris
- Depressor Anguli Oris
- Depressor Labii Inferioris
- Orbicularis Oris
- Zygomatic bone to the upper lip.
- Elevates the upper lip.
- The three main elevators of the upper lip are the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi, levator labii superioris, and zygomaticus minor.
- The contraction of the zygomaticus minor to lift the upper lip can contribute to the facial expression of smugness, contempt, or disdain.