- 3 Jun 2011
Body Fat, Explained
Fat, or adipose tissue, is found in several places in your body. Most of your fat (subcutaneous) is found underneath your skin. But there is also some fat on top of the kidneys, in the liver and very small amounts in your muscles.
Women tend to carry fat in their breasts, hips, waist and buttocks. Men tend to carry fat in their chest, abdomen and buttocks. This is the main reason why men and women have different body shapes.
Generally fat cells do not generate after puberty, and as your body stores fat, your fat cells simply get bigger in size! The only exception is when there is a significant weight gain, or after liposuction. However, although liposuction surgery is a fast and effective method to eliminate fat, it is also important that recommendations, including diet, are strictly followed for a faster healing and improved long term results.
Resorting to cosmetic surgeries such as liposuction is not really a bad thing, but a patient of such surgery should understand how to be keenly cautious and careful because the liposuction recovery time is crucial to getting the best desired result.
Body fat tissue is made up of fat cells. You can think of a fat cell as a tiny balloon that holds a tiny drop of fat!. Fat cells are large cells that have very little cytoplasm, with only 15% of the cell volume, and a large fat droplet that makes up 85% of the cell volume.