After having bariatric surgery, patients may experience yo-yo syndrome or suffer from side effects such as malnutrition due to the mineral deficiency and muscle loss. These may lead to further complications such as depression and osteoporosis. Therefore, it is necessary in the patients to monitor muscles mass and fat mass separately after having bariatric surgery.
By analyzing Muscle-Fat analysis, Obesity Analysis, and Segmental Lean Analysis, specialists are able to monitor if the patient is in proper recovery stage, and if the muscles are maintained.
In addition, the Segmental Lean Analysis (SLA) section can quickly assess a patient’s frailty status and functional mobility risk. By segmenting the body, areas of low lean mass can be identified and targeted for improvement, helping reduce risk of falls and/or injuries. The top bar of the SLA provides an objective measure of fat-free mass, while the bottom bar incorporates an in-depth analysis into:
- The ability of a particular segment to support the patient’s’ overall body weight and
- Identify insufficient lean development in particular body segments.
Identifying areas of low lean mass can help tailor more specific programs to improve patient outcomes such as functional status and quality of life both before and after bariatric surgery. By correcting areas of weakness this will not only help the patient’s health but improve lifestyle as well.