Adipose Tissue is an important
component of the skin.
(The skin is also known as the "integument",
Adipose tissue is found in the form of a thick layer under the skin,
and also around the kidneys and in the buttocks.
It consists of fibrous
connective tissue and fat cells called adipocytes. The functions of adipose
tissue include insulation and energy storage.
To view the location of adipose tissue
relative to the other key components of the skin see:
of the Structure of the Skin. This may be of particular interest
to students of courses in massage,
reflexology, beauty therapies, and other clinical courses.