The skin layer lying beneath the dermis, and composed of fat cells and strands of collagenous connective tissue; also called hypodermis.
The inner layer of the skin, also called the subcutaneous tissue, consists mainly of fat and keeps the body warm, stores energy and protects inner organs
Superficial fascia, subcutaneous layer. A loose fibrous envelope beneath the skin, containing fat in its meshes (panniculus adiposus) or fasciculi of muscular tissue (panniculus carnosus); it contains the cutaneous vessels and nerves. Its undersurface continues with the deep fascia.