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Facial Fat Transfer Market

Facial Fat Transfer Market: Information by Donor Site (Thigh, Flank, Abdomen), End Use (Hospitals, Clinics & Surgery Center), and Region — Forecast till 2030

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Market Snapshot

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10.8 %
Fastest Growing Market:
Latin America
Largest Market:
North America

The global facial fat transfer market size was valued at USD 1.9 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 4.78 billion in 2030 expanding at a CAGR of 10.8% from 2022 to 2030. Facial fat transfer is also known as fat grafting, fat injection, or lipofilling. This technique is carried out by utilising the patient’s body fat from hips, thighs, or stomach to give volume to the face. Facial fat transfer is commonly performed to restore sunken cheeks and hollow-looking eyes, narrow lips, decrease wrinkles, smooth deep nasolabial folds, and remodel the face. The market is developing at a quick rate because to the increasing demand for facial fat transfer therapy, advanced technology in the facial rejuvenation sector, and rising ageing population.

Fat transfers can be injected into locations such as the temples, forehead, upper and lower orbit, cheeks, perioral region, nasolabial fold, jawline, and chin to repair face scarring. This procedure has also been used to address facial scarring. Fat grafting is becoming an increasingly popular option for face volume augmentation surgery among plastic surgeons. This is due to the many benefits that fat grafting has over more standard dermal fillers.

When compared to traditional dermal fillers, face fat transfer yields results that are more long-lasting, causes zero to minor adverse responses, and is cost-effective when viewed from a long-term perspective.

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Market Dynamics

Global Facial Fat Transfer Market Drivers

Rise in the number of people who are obese is the key factor that is driving market growth. Other factors that are boosting market growth include rising benefits of autologous fat transfer over derma fillers, rising accidents, rising safety margin offered by the treatment, and increasing number of hospitals that offer facial fat transfer treatment. Additionally, rising awareness among consumers about cosmetics that are more effective and last longer, as well as rising awareness among women in developing countries about being more presentable and attractive, are also driving market growth. Additionally, rising technological advancements and modernization in the production of paracetamol, rising research, and development activities in the healthcare sector, and rising emerging markets with increasing geriatric population bases will further create new opportunities for the facial fat transfer market in the period that is forecasted.

According to research by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in the year 2020, about 24,529,875 cosmetic operations (including both minimally invasive and surgical procedures) were done. This number includes both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Both liposuction and tummy tucks are in the top five most popular surgical procedures. It is projected that the growing demand for these operations would be the primary driver of the market for face fat transfers.

Global Facial Fat Transfer Market Restraints

The major factors, among others, that will obstruct the market growth and will further challenge the facial fat transfer market growth in the forecast period mentioned above are the shortcomings of the procedure, which limit mass adoption, and uncertain regulations. In addition, there are other factors that will obstruct the market growth.

Segmentation of Global Facial Fat Transfer Market

The market for Facial Fat transfer is segmented into the following categories: Donor Site, End-use and Region.

By Donor Site Analysis

Based on Donor Site the market is divided into Thigh, Flank and Abdomen. The abdomen segment was responsible for the greatest revenue share in the market in 2021, making up 40% of total revenue, and it is anticipated to be the sector with the highest rate of growth during the forecast period. This is because, in comparison to the other donor sites, it has a very high level of popularity. Because of its accessibility and abundance of fat storage, the abdominal region is often considered to be the optimal donor location for fat grafting procedures. Complications during the process of grafting fat from the abdomen are quite uncommon and may be readily treated in the clinic. Over the course of the projected period, it is anticipated that the abdomen donor site sector in the United States will see a high CAGR of 10.8%. The face fat transfer market may be broken down into the thighs, belly, and flanks, depending on the location of the donor site.

The selection of donor sites is often based on the parts of the body that have an even distribution of fat or an abundance of it. For this reason, areas of the body such as the buttocks, flanks, thighs, and belly are frequently harvested for their fat. Additionally, the cell vitality of fat extracted from the abdomen is considerably greater when compared to the cell viability of fat harvested from other donor locations, which drives the expansion of the segment. In addition to this, the thigh fat grafts displayed improved structural integrity, less cyst development, less necrosis, and decreased fibrosis; all of these factors can contribute to a large increase in the growth of the thigh donor site section.

By End Use Analysis

Based on End Use the market is divided into Hospitals, Clinics & Surgery Center. In 2021, clinics and surgery centres owned the largest market share of 65% of the facial fat transfer market, and it is projected that these types of facilities would continue to lead the industry going forward. This is due to an expansion in the number of clinics that specialise in cosmetic and plastic surgery, as well as qualified cosmetic and plastic surgeons, as well as a growing desire among customers for fat transfer performed by trained professionals. Additionally, increased claims of favourable results of the fat transfer procedures made by some physicians and aesthetic device firms are raising the use of this technique by clinic surgeons, which is fuelling the growth of the industry as a whole.

The global market for face fat transfer has been divided into three different types of facilities based on their end-use: hospitals, clinics, and surgical centres. Aesthetic clinics like med spas provide consumers a complete selection of treatments and are also progressively implementing innovative treatment methods to cater to the more extensive aesthetic needs of patients. This, in turn, is supporting the expansion of the market. In addition to that, the existence of knowledgeable specialists is also anticipated to have a favourable impact on the industry.

Regional Overview of Global Facial Fat Transfer Market

Based on region the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East.

Facial Fat Transfer Market Regional Analysis

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It is anticipated that the trend toward North America's dominance of the worldwide market for facial fat transfer will continue during the forecast period. In 2021, North America had a share of the market equal to 35.6%. The United States of America is the country that has the most non-surgical procedures, and in the year 2020 there were around 28,376 face fat transfer treatments performed, as reported by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

This may be ascribed to several factors, including the rise in the number of people who are fat, the expansion of research and development activities in the region, the greatest disposable income per capita, the increasing use of new technologies, and the prevalence of awareness programmes. The expansion of the regional market is being driven by the growing demand in key industries for the flawless look and the confidence that comes from possessing certain physical qualities. The non-invasive fat reduction market's growth in the nation may be attributed to the introduction of more user-friendly treatment methods and improved accessibility to healthcare facilities.

On the other hand, throughout the period that is being forecasted, it is anticipated that the Latin American area would have a great deal of growth. This is as a result of the fact that nations like Brazil and Mexico have developed into a hub for providing high-quality cosmetic procedures at prices that are far more reasonable. According to research conducted by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Brazil is now in second place worldwide, behind only the United States, in terms of the total number of aesthetic procedures that have been performed. It is anticipated that factors such as rising aesthetic consciousness and the availability of cutting-edge cosmetic procedures would contribute to the growth of the market in the area.

Competitors in Facial Fat Transfer Market

List of key facial fat transfer market companies

  • Allergan (Ireland)
  • Korman (Israel)
  • Galderma Laboratories L.P. (US)
  • Integra LifeSciences Corporation (Israel)
  • Merz Pharma (Germany)
  • SciVision Biotech Inc (Taiwan)
  • Sinclair Pharma (UK)
  • Suneva Medical Inc (US)
  • Bausch Health Companies Inc (Canada)
  • Teoxane Laboratories (Switzerland)
  • Ipsen Pharma (France)

Recent Development by Key Players

  • Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group Ltd. acquired the exclusive rights to distribute the Genesis Biosystems' LipiVage fat collection system in Greater China and South Korea in June 2021, expanding the company's supply of medical aesthetic goods.
  • A liposuction device called LipoLife 3G, manufactured by Alma Lasers, was introduced in September 2016 and is used for a variety of procedures, including skin tightening, fat grafting, and liposuction. This item falls under the company's established LipoLife brand as a third-generation product.

Global Facial Fat Transfer Market: Segmentation

By Donor Site

  • Thigh
  • Flank
  • Abdomen

By End Use

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics & Surgery Center

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
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