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Unwanted Stubborn Fat & Cellulite

Adipocytes, also known as lipocytes and fat cells, are the cells that primarily compose adipose tissue specialized in storing energy as fat.

There are two types of adipose tissue, white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT), which are also known as white fat and brown fat respectively and consists of two types of fat cells.

Most recently, the presence of beige adipocytes with a gene expression pattern distinct from either white or brown adipocytes has been described.

Also, another special type of adipose tissue is being studied, pink adipose tissue, which seems to be involved in mammary duct development in female breasts.

A few sessions with Avita is the equivalent of walking 175 miles


What do fat cells do for us?
  • Protect your organs (acts like a cushion)
  • Keeps you warm
  • Stores and releases energy (triglycerides)
  • Modulates your metabolism
  • Acts as an endocrine gland, they release hormones and compounds that are acting on other tissues in the body such as the brain, liver and skeletal muscle.
  • Plays a role in disposing of dietary fat, glucose metabolism, blood pressure, appetite, fuel utilization, and hormone production and more.
  • Fat cells contain a lot of fuel.

Fat cells contain great amounts of energy; there are 3500 calories in one pound of fat, and to put this in perspective a 150 pound person would have to walk 35 miles to use up this energy.

So if your client has 5 pounds of stubborn fat (in which is an extremely low figure), they would have to walk 175 miles straight, without consuming any more calories during this time.

A few sessions with Avita is the equivalent of walking 175 miles.

What is subcutaneous fat = stubborn fat or regular fat?

Subcutaneous fat = Stubborn fat + Regular fat   

Stubborn fat is the stuff that even with great efforts will not come off with diet and exercise, muscle loss normally occurs when this is dealt with by very strict diets.

With Avita treatments, you can avoid the disappointment, wasted time, and energy and most important the loss of muscle mass while achieving your desired goals.

Regular fat is the stuff that comes off quite easily with diet and exercise, but you will also see an acceleration of loss from Avita treatments.

What are the types of body fat?

There are Four main fat types:

Viscera (Behind the abs and around vital organs)

1) Very firm fat compared to subcutaneous fat (Holds its shape) as seen in food courts everywhere.

2) This type of fat is more affected by aerobic exercise than diet.

3) Men have more visceral fat than a woman, this type of fat also comes off fairly easy and is the reason men seem to lose weight faster than woman.

4) Viscera fat accumulation causes insulin resistance.

5) Visceral fat does not stop releasing fatty acids in the presence of insulin, like subcutaneous fat.

6) Visceral fat has better blood circulation, to transport fat energy to other body tissues when needed.

7) Exercise more than diet gets rid of this type of fat more effectively.

8) Because men carry more visceral fat, is why they are more at risk for heart attacks than women. Subcutaneous (Just under the skin)(Avita’s target)

1) This Includes both Superficial Adipose Tissue (SAT) and Deep Adipose Tissue (DAT). This is the fat that jiggles when you bounce.

2) 40‐60% of total body fat is found here.

3) Men store it on most commonly on their midsection and upper back.

4) Women typically store it on their hips and thighs. (The most stubborn type of fat)

5) Women store more of this type of fat than men.

FYI‐ Subcutaneous fat isn’t all the same. Hip and thigh fat is metabolically different than abdominal fat, plus hip and thigh fat is the hardest of all to get rid of.

These two types are not the Avita treatment target.

Essential body fat – cushioning for your organs and as a sheath cover for your nerves and brain.

Brown adipose tissue –  main function is to produce heat.

Is men and women fat the same?

Men and women’s fat are the same (it is just the hormones).

A fat cell from a man’s thigh and a woman’s thigh, are functionally identical and essentially indistinguishable physiologically.

The same holds true for visceral or abdominal fat from a woman versus a man. The female’s visceral/abdominal fat is physiologically identical to the man.

The only difference is where the fat is stored on a man or woman, and this is controlled by the difference or amount of individual hormones in each.

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