Tissue expanders are devices that harness the ability of the organ, including the skin or other tissues, to expand naturally under physiologic pressure, such as stretching. Tissue expanders are used to promote the growth or expansion of skin and other organs, such as the breasts, head, and neck, among others. Adoption of the tissue expansion technique has numerous advantages over biological implants, including the ability to avoid implant rejection by the body. Additionally, the new tissue expander-developed skin has the characteristics of the adjacent skin in terms of color and texture. Tissue expansion is a widely adopted technique for breast reconstruction, pediatric plastic surgery, and burn surgery. Furthermore, tissue expanders provide an opportunity for neck and head surgeons to close the injuries or defects that cannot be managed without undue tension.
In terms of market value, the global tissue expanders market is anticipated to surge during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026, owing to the increasing adoption of the technique in reconstructive surgeries, technological advancement, and rising urbanization. According to the data presented by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, an estimated 109,256 breast reconstruction procedures were performed in the United States alone in 2016; that indicates a growth in the procedural volume of 3% over the previous year. Furthermore, it was stated that the growth in the procedural volume of breast reconstruction procedures was calculated at 39% since 2000 in the United States, indicating high adoption of the technique. Furthermore, deformities or scars can result from road accidents or burn cases that require surgical treatment, contributing to the growth of the global market. However, high treatment costs, complications associated with implantation, and a shortage of trained professionals hinder the global market for tissue expanders.
The tissue expanders market is categorized based on applications, end-users, shapes, and geography. The tissue expander market is divided into several applications, including face and neck reconstruction, breast reconstruction, forehead skin and scalp reconstruction, and others. In 2017, breast reconstruction was expected to hold a major share of the market owing to the high adoption of the devices globally. Based on end-user, the market is segmented into hospitals, cosmetology clinics, and ambulatory surgical centers. Hospitals led the market in terms of value due to the major share of reconstructive surgeries performed in hospitals. Based on shape, the market is segmented into crescent, round, anatomical, and rectangular tissue expanders. The anatomical tissue expanders segment dominated the market in 2017 due to their greater degree of projection compared to other expanders. North America dominated the market in 2017 as a result of increased adoption of reconstructive surgery and rising healthcare expenditure. Asia Pacific is anticipated to experience the fastest growth during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026.
The global tissue expanders market is segmented on the following basis:
Tissue Expanders Market by Application, Global Forecast to 2026 (US$ Mn)
- Face and Neck Reconstruction
- Breast Reconstruction
- Forehead and Scalp Reconstruction
Tissue Expanders Market by Shape, Global Forecast to 2026 (US$ Mn)
End-User Tissue Expanders Market, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
- Cosmetology Clinics
- Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs)
Tissue Expanders Market by Geography, 2016-2026 (US Dollar Millions)
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
- GCC Countries
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East and Africa
Key players identified in the global tissue expanders market include:
PMT Corporation, Allergan Plc, Sientra, Inc., Eurosilicone S.A.S., and Mentor Worldwide LLC.
This report offers the following:
- comprehensive overview of the global tissue expanders market, including the current market dynamics
- Elucidation of each market segment based on product approvals, launches, and current and anticipated market dynamics
- Company profiles and the competitive landscape of market leaders operating in the tissue expander market, comprising key products, operating business areas, and financial analysis