Our body needs fat to thrive. Body fats are essential for storing energy, providing protection towards vital organs, insulation, signalling and metabolism regulation. However, if we lack the appropriate balance of fat types, we expose ourselves towards obesity and adverse health challenges.

An interesting point to note is that every human number of fat cells are constant since childhood. When we lose or gain weight, it is a result of the volume of fat cells adjustments.

Body Fat Types

In order to have a healthy weight, having an understanding towards the main fat categories is important – white versus brown fat. Here’s a guide on the body fat types:

Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT) – Brown Fat Cells

Good fat.

BAT Body storage location: Upper back of body


These fat cells (BAT) help to maintain body temperature during cold conditions. They contain a greater number of specialized particles called mitochondria than white fat cells and beige fat cell. Mitochondria allows BAT to produce energy quickly to power the cell’s biochemical responses. In simple words, brown fat cells are likened to the fats used by bears during winter season hibernation to keep warm.

What’s good:
When brown fat cells burn, we lose calories and the heat generated prevents our body from shivering.

White Adipose Tissue (WAT) – White and Beige Fat Cells

WAT Body storage location:
Thighs, stomach, hips, under the skin (subcutaneous fat), around the body’s internal organs (visceral fat) and bones central cavity (bone marrow fat).

The main task of white adipose tissue is to store additional calories and for our body to utilise when lacking energy. Most of our body, especially during adulthood, comprise of white fat cells. Additional uses of these cells are to provide insulation, protection to our vital organs, regulate our energy balance and hunger pangs, inflammatory responses as well as hormone metabolism. WAT comprise of larger quantities of white fat cells than beige fat cells. Let’s dive in to understand further on white fat cells versus beige fat cells.

Not too good fat.
The primary purpose of white fat cells is for excess energy storage that comprise of lots of triglycerides. Other secondary features include secreting crucial hormone molecules to trigger key processes such as food consumption, insulin sensitivity, insulin secretion and other biological signalling pathways.

What’s bad:
White fat cells (also known as white adipocytes) have great capabilities to store up extra nutrients for the body to use later when required. Unfortunately, they have a breaking point where they lose their advantages. This happens when they swell up excessively and cause obesity in the human body. When such a situation occurs, their advantageous features falter and metabolic illnesses and type 2 diabetes can occur.

Good fat.

Beige fat cell behaves similarly to brown fat cells within our body’s brown adipose tissue (BAT) especially during cold temperatures Unlike BAT, they are stored within the white adipose tissue among white fat cells. These cells, like brown fat cells, have high abilities to convert glucose when receiving body signals.

What’s good: These cells are waiting for low temperatures to be converted to support the body to generate heat and burn calories.

Dangers of White Adipose Tissue (WAT)
White Adipose Tissues (WAT) comprise mainly of the following:visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT).

Visceral Fat or Visceral Adipose Tissue (VAT)

Visceral body fat also known as VAT is situated deeper beneath the muscles. These fats wrapped themselves around the body abdominal organs such as the intestines, liver, kidneys, and pancreas.

By surrounding the major organs, visceral fat ensures distance between each organ and offers protection.

Subcutaneous Fat or Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue (SAT)
On the other hand, fats found underneath the skin are known as subcutaneous fat or subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT).

This fat helps in energy storage and acts as a padding to protect your muscles and bones from the impact of body hits. Also, it supports as a pathway between the skin and muscles for the body’s nerves and blood. It also allows body insulation and temperature regulation.

Despite the usefulness of insulation and protection, when white fat cells balloon too much within VAT and SAT, obesity happens. The two types of overweightness in this case are known as visceral fat obesity and subcutaneous fat obesity (view Image 1).

Excess Visceral Fat Versus Subcutaneous Fat Troubles and How to Manage?

Surplus of Visceral Fat Volume:

When we pinch our belly, visceral fat are not the ones we can squeeze. These are found wrapped around our human body organs inside the abdomen and accrues during our stressful seasons. When visceral fats are overloaded, this poses serious problems such as:

– Chronic inflammation
– Obesity
– Insulin resistance
– Heightened threats of heart disease
– Raised cancer chances
– Estrogenic dominance
– Mood swings
– Greater dementia threats
– Reduced sexual performance

Fortunately, when we exercise, such fats are the first to be reduced. However, with busy lifestyles and lesser time, especially looking at the global trend of growing obesity and overweightness, we may need to find efficient ways to manage.

Solution to Visceral Fat Health Issue

To cope with visceral fat reduction in a non-invasive and painless method when having a hectic schedule, Royal Skin Haus visceral fats burning can be a recommended option. By using a wave frequency method, this technique creates a shallow and deep warming heat that balances the body’s cells and improve skin elasticity (See Image 2).

(Image 2 source: Royal Skin Haus Visceral Fats Burning Treatment)

Expanded Subcutaneous Fat Volume Health Challenges:

Subcutaneous fat despite being a critical aspect of the human body, when in surplus, we can be at a complex risk for serious health difficulties namely:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Specific cancer types
  • Sleep apnea
  • Fatty liver
  • Kidney disease

Solution to Subcutaneous Fat Health Concerns

A painless non-surgical subcutaneous fat reduction procedure is the cryo fat freeze technique. At Royal Skin Haus, this practice utilises negative temperatures where a person can see a good decline in fat deposits that are non-respondent despite efforts on exercise and dieting. 

Cellulite Formation –  How to eliminate?

Cellulite, despite being harmless, causes unsightly lumpy, dimpled flesh on the human body areas such as hips, thighs, buttocks, and abdominal areas. This usually happens when excess WAT is stored and experiences an excessive swelling.

Solving the Cellulite Body Issue

When it comes to cellulite, a treatment to look for is the cavitation fat reduction solution. This non-aggressive and clinically demonstrated procedure supports the breaking down of white fat cells within the white adipose tissue region. Hence, with this therapy, the body can lower the excess fat deposits therefore reducing to eventually eliminating cellulite formation overtime.

About Royal Skin Haus

Royal Skin Haus is a lifestyle and wellness centre that caters personalised beauty care treatments established since September 2021 in Singapore. Supported by a team of dedicated aesthetic treatment specialists, every outlet comes with a Japanese theme where patrons get to indulge in quality and comfort. The personalised beauty care solutions provided include skin care management, facial treatments, hair removal services and weight management for both men and women. Whenever a customer wants to look fabulous, Royal Skin Haus takes the industry lead of offering a combination of an alluring relaxation space and beauty care services that is relatable and memorable.  To start enjoying your aesthetic care treatments, simply Whatsapp Royal Skin Haus at 80237006.