The global breast implants market size was valued at USD 1.2 billion in 2016 and is expected to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period. Growing preference for enhancing physical appearance has led to the growth of the market globally.
Breast implantation surgery has evolved greatly with growing demand for cosmetic surgeries. Women with high preference for enhancing their esthetic appeal contribute largely to the revenue of breast implantation market. According to the FDA, women above 18 years of age can undergo breast augmentation surgeries.
U.S. breast implants market, by product, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)
Rising prevalence of breast cancer is also a significant driver leading to the growth of this market. In severe cases, the prevention of this disease involves mastectomy surgery, which requires removal of the entire organ. In addition, reconstruction of this organ is considered as a useful option for the treatment of such disease. This procedure involves rebuilding the shape of the removed organ. Thus, with rising number of reconstruction cases, there is a growing demand for breast implantation in the near future.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) stated that breast augmentation is one of the top 5 cosmetic procedures conducted in the U.S. According to the ASPS, 279,143 number of procedures related to augmentation of this organ had taken place in the U.S. Thus, with huge number of these cases, the growth of the breast implants market is expected to accelerate over the coming years.
Amongst the product segment, silicone implants held the largest market share in 2016. This is due to the fact that these devices tend to be like a natural breast tissue. For instance, gummy implant gives a natural shape to the reconstructed breast. This product segment also does not pose a risk for disorders associated with the immune system.
Silicone implants are expected to showcase highest growth over the forecast period owing to their soft texture. Due to this feature, there is less risk of formation of hard scar tissue around the implantation. In addition, gummy implants also have a low risk of wrinkling.
Saline implants, on the other hand, are anticipated to display significant growth over the forecast period. This is due to fewer complications associated with this type of device during implant rupture. In case of leakage, the saline gets absorbed in the body without causing any harm to the patient.
Unlike the silicone devices, saline do not require any further follow-up sessions with the doctor. However, women who have undergone a silicone breast implantation surgery often suffer from silent implant rupture. Hence, the FDA recommends that such patients need to go for periodic MRI screenings.
On the basis of shape, round-shaped implants contributed toward the largest revenue share in 2016. Due to the round shape, they are ideal for breast augmentation. These devices tend to look like a compressed sphere. Hence, these products generated huge demand, thereby supporting the growth of the market.
Round-shaped implants are symmetrical and eliminate any problem arising at the time of implant rotation. Therefore, even surgeons prefer round implants over anatomical implants. Laboratoires Arion has an extensive portfolio of round-shaped breast implants. For instance, Monobloc Silicone, a round-shaped implant, is manufactured by this company.
Anatomical-shaped devices, on the other hand, are expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period due to its natural shape. The design of this type of implant mimics the shape of a natural breast. Women undertaking natural-looking breast enhancement, usually opt for this kind of product.
However, anatomical-shaped products have certain limitations. They tend to change the shape of the entire organ, during any shift or rotation of the implant. This could lead to an additional surgery for correction. Moreover, due to its natural shape, it requires assistance of skilled surgeons during implantation, failure of which might pose a risk of flipping.
On the basis of application, cosmetic surgery contributed toward the largest revenue share in 2016. This is due the growing emergence of cosmetic industry in order to enhance esthetic appeal. Cosmetic surgery involving breast augmentation procedures helps in enhancing the appearance of this organ.
Breast implantation is considered as a significant procedure in the field of cosmetic surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1.7 million cosmetic surgeries have been performed in 2015. In addition, a 2% rise in these procedures has been reported as compared to 2014.
Reconstruction surgery is anticipated to gain significant growth over the forecast period. It usually deals with the defects and deformities of the patient’s chest wall, post mastectomy procedure. This helps in restoring the natural look and enhance their esthetic appeal.
Breast implantation involving reconstruction surgery aids in improving symmetry after mastectomy or any other damage caused to the structure of the organ during a cosmetic surgical procedure. This procedure requires a tissue expander before the implant is inserted in order to expand the muscles in the organ.
On the basis of end-use, the hospital segment held the largest market share in 2016 due to increasing preference of patients to be treated in hospitals by plastic surgeons. Moreover, with growing healthcare expenditure, there is a rise in number of hospitals being set up in the developing regions.
U.S. breast implants market share, by end-use, 2016 (%)
Cosmetology clinics are expected to showcase significant CAGR over the forecast period. This is due to the emergence of specialty clinics dealing with cosmetic procedures for enhancement of people’s esthetics. The processes associated with surgical treatments in these clinics are not as cumbersome as those in hospitals.
Ambulatory surgical centers also held significant shares in 2016 due to the short duration involved in a breast augmentation surgery conducted in these facilities. Many plastic surgeons prefer ambulatory procedure of implantation surgery in order to avoid any risk of postsurgical complication. However, after surgery, these centers discharge patients with proper pain management.
In 2016, North America dominated the market owing to rising healthcare spending in the U.S. and the growing demand for cosmetic surgical procedures associated with the improvement of esthetics in the country. Moreover, rising prevalence of breast cancer in this region is also expected to support the growth of the market.
Europe also contributed toward significant share in 2016 owing to the huge awareness levels regarding cosmetic surgeries in this region. Moreover, introduction of a large number of cosmetology clinics in Europe has also supported the growth of this regional market.
Asia Pacific is projected to showcase lucrative growth over the forecast period. This is due to the rising disposable income in the developing countries. Moreover, this region provides a huge opportunity with respect to low-cost treatments in the field of medical tourism. Hence, the aforementioned factors are expected to drive the market growth of this region.
Some of the major players of the market include ALLERGAN; GC Aesthetics; GROUPE SEBBIN SAS; Mentor Worldwide LLC; Sientra, Inc.; Polytech Health & Aesthetics GmbH; Establishment Labs S.A.; Shanghai Kangning Medical Supplies Ltd.; Guangzhou Wanhe Plastic Materials Co., Ltd.; LABORATOIRES ARION; and HANSBIOMED CO. LTD.
The key strategies of these companies include new product development, mergers & acquisitions, and geographical expansions. For instance, in 2016, Allergan plc received U.S. FDA approval for its NATRELLE INSPIRA Cohesive implants, which is a new introduction in gummy breast implants category.
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, & country levels and provides an analysis on the latest trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global breast implants market on the basis of product, shape, application, end-use, and region:
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Silicone Breast Implants
Saline Breast Implants
Shape Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)
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End-Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)
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