Buccal fat pad

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The buccal fat pad is an encapsuled mass of fat in the cheek on the outer side of the buccinator muscle in the space between the masseter muscle and the external surface of the buccinator. It is well developed in infants.


  • Zhang H, Yan Y, Qi K, Wang J, Liu Z (2002). "Anatomical structure of the buccal fat pad and its clinical adaptations". Plast Reconstr Surg. 109 (7): 2509–18, discussion 2519-20. PMID 12045584.

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