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Why does fat feel lumpy and almost bead-like? Shouldn't it be smooth?

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: It's because of...

...The fibrous connective tissuea, known as "septae", between the fat cells that it feels bead-like.
The fat itself, if you were to feel liposuction aspirate, does indeed feel pretty smooth.

In brief: It's because of...

...The fibrous connective tissuea, known as "septae", between the fat cells that it feels bead-like.
The fat itself, if you were to feel liposuction aspirate, does indeed feel pretty smooth.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Fibrous septa

Depending on the location, fat is usually surrounded by fibrous septa that contain and control it.
The structure and organization of the septa tend to give fat it's texture and consistency.

In brief: Fibrous septa

Depending on the location, fat is usually surrounded by fibrous septa that contain and control it.
The structure and organization of the septa tend to give fat it's texture and consistency.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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