The tissue expander is majorly used in plastic surgeries. From the past few years, its demand has been increasing across the globe. This can mainly be attributed to the growing prevalence of breast cancer, rising incidences of road accidents, and an increasing number of trauma cases. Today, breast reconstruction is among the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures in the U.S. As per The American Board of Plastic Surgery, in 2017, over 106,295 breast reconstructions procedures were performed in the U.S., which was followed by liposuction. Apart from this, the country is also witnessing huge demand for tissue expanders in scalp reduction surgery and reconstruction of the face, neck, arms, and legs. In addition, it has been found that Brazil is the second leading country, where a huge number of plastic surgeries being performed every year, and it accounts for about 12% of the overall global number.
An increasing number of road accidents and burn cases are also compelling patients to opt for reconstruction procedures. As per WHO 2018 statistics, around and 20 million–50 million people suffer non-fatal injuries,from road crashes every year93% of the fatalities occur in low- and middle-income countries. This provides substantial growth potential for the tissue expander. To cater to this growing demand, players are coming up with advanced and quality products and investing a hefty sum in developing such innovative products. For instance, Sientra offers a wide variety of plastic surgery products for breast reconstruction procedures such as Sientra ACX Tissue Expanders.
The Global tissue expanders market accounted for over USD 965.5 million in 2017 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% during the forecast period, 2019–2026.
Global tissue expanders market is segmented by application, shape, and end users.
By application, the market is segmented into breast reconstruction, forehead skin & scalp reconstruction, face & neck reconstruction. Breast reconstruction is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR. The growth can be attributed to the increasing number of constructive breast surgeries across the globe.
By shape, the tissue expanders market is segmented into anatomical, round, rectangular, crescent, and others. The anatomical products provide a greater degree of projection than others, along with more natural looking breast construction.
By end user, the tissue expanders market is segmented into hospitals, cosmetology clinics, and ambulatory surgical centers. The hospital segment to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast as a result of extensive surgeries being performed at hospitals.
Geographically, the global tissue expanders market is segmented into four regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America and the Middle East & Africa (LAMEA).
North America is likely to dominate the global tissue expanders market due to growing healthcare expenditure, well-established healthcare infrastructure in the region, and increasing prevalence of breast cancer in Canada. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, over 26300 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, which accounts for 25% of all new cancer cases in women in 2017. Breast reconstruction surgeries are very common after breast cancer therapies in the region.
Europe is likely to emerge as the second largest tissue expanders market globally, owing to the increasing number of road accidents. As per Eurostat, in 2016, around 25,624 people died in road accidents in the region.
Asia Pacific tissue expanders market is expected to witness significant growth on account of the increasing number of trauma cases and severe road accidents in India. Moreover, China houses one of the largest cosmetic industry across the world, with more than 10,000 plastic surgery clinics. The country has become a leading aesthetic hub for plastic surgeries due to less costly procedures.
LAMEA is expected to witness steady growth in the forecast period. Lack of awareness about these procedures and poor health infrastructure are the major factors causing stagnant growth in the region.
Some of the key players in the global tissue expanders market are ALLERGAN (Ireland), Mentor Worldwide LLC (U.S.), PMT Corporation (U.S.), Sientra, Inc (U.S.), GC Aesthetics (Ireland), KOKEN CO.,LTD (Japan), GROUPE SEBBIN SAS (France), and Guangzhou Wanhe Plastic Materials Co., Ltd. (China).
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