GVR Report cover North America Breast Reconstruction Market Size, Share & Trends Report

North America Breast Reconstruction Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Implants, Expanders), By Shape (Round, Anatomical), By Region (Canada, U.S.), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Dec, 2018
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2017
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-656-1
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2016
  • Number of Pages: 56

Industry Insights

The North America breast reconstruction market size was valued at USD 343.1 million in 2017 and is expected to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period. Growing awareness and concern among people regarding their physical appearance has led to rapid growth in breast reconstruction procedures and surgeries.

Studies have shown that along with improvement in physical appearance, these procedures also boost a woman’s self-esteem and confidence, especially after a mastectomy. This surgery is mainly performed to restore the natural shape and appearance of a person following lumpectomy, mastectomy, or any procedure used to correct congenital deformities. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 5.8 million reconstruction procedures were performed in U.S. in 2017. Thus, high demand for these surgical procedures has resulted in enhanced growth of the products.

U.S. breast reconstruction market

According to Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), breast cancer is considered to be the most common cancer type among American women after skin cancer. Data from numerous researches shows that breast reconstruction after mastectomy has helped women psychologically, which has led to their enhanced quality of life. High incidence of this form of cancer in U.S. has resulted in increase in number of mastectomy and lumpectomy procedures being performed, which further boosts demand for implants and tissue expanders.

Technological advancements in this field have also aided market growth. For instance, round shaped implants provide patients with upper pole fullness. Round implants are filled with highly cohesive silicone gel, which facilitates upper pole fullness of the breast for a long period of time. Advancements in implant technology and design have led plastic surgeons to use the easy approach of customized reconstruction procedures.

Shape Insights

On the basis of shape, round shaped implants held the largest market share in 2017. These products have a traditional design and are therefore used by majority of the target population for routine breast reconstruction procedures in U.S.

Round shaped expanders are also anticipated to show significant growth during the forecast period. The shape of these implants makes them ideal for reconstruction. Their design is symmetrical, which eliminates any risk arising from implant rotation.

Anatomical shaped products are expected to exhibit significant growth during the forecast period due to their natural-looking appearance. The teardrop shape of the product provides greater projection as compared to round shaped implants. Anatomical devices reduce the risk of wrinkles as a stiffer gel is used in these implants.

Product Insights

On the basis of product, tissue expanders held the largest share in the North America breast reconstruction market in 2017 owing to their wide usage in reconstruction procedures. Technologically advanced single-stage tissue expansion procedure involves application of both implants and expanders as a single product. Some of these devices are ARTOURA Breast Tissue Expander by Mentor Worldwide LLC and anatomical tissue expander manufactured by GROUPE SEBBIN SAS.

Canada breast reconstruction market

Implants also held a significant revenue share in 2017 owing to their ability to restore shape and appearance of breasts following mastectomy or lumpectomy. These implant surgeries are widely adopted by people primarily in developed regions, owing to high disposable income and better access to well-equipped hospitals.

Implants can be categorized into silicone and saline. The silicone segment dominated the market owing to greater preference by women as they give natural appearance to breasts and have a soft texture. However, these are harmful in case of implant ruptures. On the other hand, saline implants are expected to exhibit significant growth over the forecast period owing their cost-effectiveness.

Regional Insights

In 2017, U.S. dominated the market owing to high number of breast reconstruction procedures being performed in the country. This can be attributed to growing concern about esthetic appeal, which has upped the adoption of implants and tissue expanders. Alarming prevalence of breast cancer is another factor driving the U.S. market. According to BreastCancer.Org, in U.S., an estimated 252,710 new invasive breast cancer cases were diagnosed in women in 2017. This has also boosted demand for implants and expanders in the country.

Canada is anticipated to exhibit the highest growth rate during the forecast period owing to high incidence and prevalence of breast cancer. Moreover, hospitals in Canada are focusing on reducing waiting time associated with breast reconstruction surgery. This is expected to provide many more opportunities for market growth in future.

North America Breast Reconstruction Market Share Insights

Some of the key companies in the market are Mentor Worldwide LLC; Allergan; Sientra; Inc.; and IDEAL IMPLANT INCORPORATED. Significant strategies implemented by these manufacturers include geographical expansions, mergers and acquisitions, and new product development.

In 2015, Mentor introduced the ARTOURA Breast Tissue Expander, which is available across U.S. This initiative was aimed at widening the scope for reconstructive surgeries and providing an alternative option for smooth expanders. In 2016, Sientra, Inc. acquired Specialty Surgical Products, Inc. (SSP) with an aim to expand its tissue expander portfolio.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2018 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2018 to 2025

Country scope

U.S., Canada

Report coverage        

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at regional and country levels and provides an analysis on the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the North America breast reconstruction market report on the basis of product, shape, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Implants

      • Silicone Implants

      • Saline Implants

    • Tissue Expanders

  • Shape Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Round Implant

    • AnatomicalImplant

    • Round Expander

    • AnatomicalExpander

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • U.S.

    • Canada

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