Weight Management


Weight Management

What is Body Fat?

Adipose tissue /ˈædɨˌpoʊs/ or body fat or just fat is loose connective tissue composed mostly of Adipocytes. Obesity or being overweight in humans and most animals does not depend on body weight, but on the amount of body fat—to be specific, adipose tissue. In humans, body fat is located beneath the skin (subcutaneous fat), around internal organs (visceral fat), in bone marrow (yellow bone marrow) and in the breast tissue.

Abdominal fat (also known as organ fat or intra-abdominal fat) is located inside the abdominal cavity, packed between the organs (stomach, liver, intestines, kidneys, etc.).

An excess of abdominal fat is known as central obesity, or "belly fat", in which the abdomen protrudes excessively. Excess abdominal fat is also linked to type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, inflammatory diseases, and other obesity-related diseases.

Men are more likely to have fat stored in the belly due to sex hormone differences. The female sex hormone causes fat to be stored in the buttocks, thighs, and hips in women. When women reach menopause and the estrogen produced by the ovaries declines, fat migrates from the buttocks, hips and thighs to the waist; later fat is stored in the abdomen.


It's a common misconception that weight loss and fat reduction are the same thing. They're not. When we lose weight, our fat cells become smaller, but the number of fat cells remains the same. When we gain weight, those fat cells become larger again.

DKS Clinique' offers:

We offer the latest and most advanced Laser Technology to treat our patients for Fat Reduction which is non-invasive. Our procedure actually reduces the number of fat cells in the treated areas. Obviously, fat cells that are no longer there can't get bigger.

And unlike weight loss surgery or other non-surgical weight loss procedures, results from our procedure are lasting because once the fat cells are eliminated, they're gone for good. Whether or not you weigh less, you'll be thinner and your clothes will fit better, feel better, and look better.