buccal fat-pad

buc·cal fat-pad

an encapsuled mass of fat in the cheek on the outer side of the buccinator muscle, especially marked in the infant; supposed to strengthen and support the cheek during the act of sucking.

buc·cal fat-pad

(bŭkăl fat pad)
Encapsuled fat mass in the cheek on outer side of buccinator muscle, especially marked in the infant; supposed to strengthen and support the cheek during the act of sucking.
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Local flaps that have been used include neighboring mucoperiosteal flaps, tongue flaps, temporalis muscle flaps, and buccal fat-pad grafts.