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  • Published In : Feb 2024
  • Code : CMI6697
  • Pages :155
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  • Industry : Medical Devices

Market Size and Trends

The Plastic Surgery Instruments Market is estimated to be valued at USD 1.12 Bn in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 1.96 Bn by 2031, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3% from 2024 to 2031.

Plastic Surgery Instruments Market Key Factors

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The plastic surgery instruments market is expected to witness positive growth over the forecast period. This can be attributed to the increasing number of cosmetic surgeries being performed globally. There has been a growing emphasis on aesthetic appearances along with a rising disposable income, enabling more people to spend on cosmetic enhancements. Additionally, players in the market are focusing on new product launches. For instance, B. Braun, medical and pharmaceutical device company launched Alldapt forceps in 2021 for plastic, reconstructive, and hand surgeries. With ongoing technological advancements, the approval of innovative surgical procedures and a rising awareness about plastic surgeries, the demand for plastic surgery instruments is expected to increase considerably in the coming years.

Increasing Acceptance of Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

With the growing influence of social media and popularity of images shared on various photo and video sharing platforms, people are increasingly concerned about their physical appearances. There is immense pressure, especially on younger individuals, to look fit and attractive and present the ideal body type as defined by prevalent beauty standards. At the same time, advancements in plastic surgery techniques have made cosmetic procedures safer and their outcomes more natural and long-lasting. More cosmetic surgeons are specializing in non-invasive procedures that promised minimal downtime. These factors have led to greater societal acceptance of undergoing plastic surgeries not just for reconstructive needs but purely aesthetic improvement reasons. Procedures like rhinoplasty, liposuction, breast augmentation, and facial sculpting are no more considered taboo and people are more open about discussing and sharing their experiences of undergoing such surgeries. The stigma associated with cosmetic enhancements has reduced significantly. This positive change in mindset has undoubtedly contributed to the rising demand for plastic surgery worldwide in general and specifically for related specialized instruments.

Market Concentration and Competitive Landscape

Plastic Surgery Instruments Market Concentration By Players

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Growing Popularity of Minimally Invasive Procedures

Along with increased acceptance, the trend towards minimally invasive plastic surgery is a strong driver behind instruments demand. Minimally invasive methods allow for reduced pain, lower risk of complications, shorter recovery times, and less noticeable scarring compared to traditional open surgeries. They offer patients a more convenient solution without compromising much on results. Some examples of minimally invasive procedures gaining popularity include natural-looking breast augmentations using shorter incisions, liposuction techniques with smaller cannula sizes, thread lifts replacing traditional face lifts and laser skin resurfacing replacing chemical peels. For instance, in September 2023, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the world's biggest plastic surgery organization, revealed the results of their 2022 procedural research. According to this data, 26.2 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic and reconstructive treatments were performed in the U.S. in 2022. More specifically, cosmetic surgery treatments have increased by 19% since 2019.

Plastic Surgery Instruments Market Key Takeways from Lead Analyst

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Challenges – Strict Regulatory Standards:

The plastic surgery instruments market faces several challenges. Strict regulations and standards for medical devices have increased compliance costs, placing financial pressure on companies. Additionally, the market is experiencing slower growth in developed countries where most procedures are elective and paid for privately. This has made it more difficult to gain new customers. Technological advancements also require large research and development investments to bring new products to market. With many products reaching maturity, competitors are fighting for smaller shares of a saturated market.

Market Opportunities - Growing Demand for Cosmetic Procedures:

The growing demand for cosmetic procedures represents a tremendous opportunity for the plastic surgery instruments market. As social media usage increases worldwide and more emphasis is placed on physical appearance, individuals are seeking cosmetic enhancements at ever higher rates to look their perceived best. Procedures like breast augmentations, liposuction, rhinoplasty, and Botox injections have significantly risen in popularity over the past decade among all age groups. The increased demand for cosmetic procedures means greater utilization of single-use surgical equipment and higher consumption of related items like implant materials. Manufacturers of plastic surgery instruments have benefitted immensely as facilities upgrade their offerings and practitioners adopt new techniques.

Plastic Surgery Instruments Market By Type

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Insights, By Type: Precision and Control Drives Demand for Handheld Instruments

The type segment include handheld instruments, electrosurgical instruments, and accessories. The handheld Instruments segment is anticipated to have the highest share i.e. 31.5% of the market . Handheld instruments allow surgeons to perform intricate maneuvers with high accuracy during procedures such as liposuction, breast augmentation, facelifts and rhinoplasty. Their ergonomic design fits perfectly in surgeons' hands, allowing delicate tissue manipulation. This helps optimize surgical outcomes and minimize incision size. Many handheld instrument options also come with attachments like cannulas of varying diameters, allowing customization as per tissue type and procedure requirements. Their portability and ease of use further aids long duration procedures. The growing popularity of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures increases preference for handheld instruments over other alternatives. Rising awareness about aesthetic appearance enhances the demand for procedures where handheld instruments dominate.

Insights, By Surgery Type: Growing Cosmetic Concerns Drive Cosmetic Surgery Growth

The surgery type segment includes cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. The cosmetic surgery segment is expected to hold 63.1% of the market share in 2024, driven by growing cosmetic consciousness. Changing lifestyle and financial ability boost elective procedures which enhance physical appearance without addressing health issues. Increased media exposure elevates beauty standards and fuels insecurities, raising interest in surgical enhancements. Non-invasive procedures now market beauty as an on-going process rather than one-time event, normalizing periodic 'maintenance'. Disposable incomes allow discretionary spending on appearance upkeep. New techniques minimize recovery times for faster return to daily activities. Demand stem more from psychological satisfaction rather than medical need.

Insights, By End User: Streamlined reimbursement polices drives hospital’s growth

The end user segment includes hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and others. Hospitals are estimated to have 44.6% of the market share in 2024 owing to healthcare infrastructure and credentials. Hospitals house specialized plastic surgery facilities equipped with latest technology and trained staff. Board-certified plastic surgeons in hospitals boost patient confidence in procedure safety and outcomes. Strength of multidisciplinary support and care teams in event of complications provide reliability. Hospitals also facilitate complex procedures requiring extensive support. Although out-of-pocket costs may be higher, perception of hospitals as premier medical institutions drives their leadership over low-cost alternatives. Reimbursement policies in many countries also favor the hospital setting for plastic surgeries.

Regional Insights

Plastic Surgery Instruments Market Regional Insights

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North America is anticipated to have 38.2% of the market share in 2024 and is expected to dominate the market over the forecasted period. The U.S., in particular, has emerged as the leading country due to high consumer spending on aesthetic procedures. Several board-certified plastic surgeons in the region perform thousands of cosmetic surgeries annually using technologically advanced equipment. This growing domestic demand for beauty treatments and reconstructive surgeries has encouraged manufacturers to boost their local production capacities. Additionally, the region has a strong presence of prominent Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as B. Braun Melsungen AG and KLS Martin Group that export high-quality instruments worldwide.

The Asia Pacific region has been exhibiting impressive growth in the plastic surgery instruments market recently owing to its vast population base and increasing medical tourism. Countries like South Korea, Japan, and India are witnessing heightened awareness and acceptability of cosmetic treatments. This is evident from the proliferation of aesthetic clinics, international chain of hospitals, and low-cost surgeries in major cities. Growing medical expenditures, rising disposable incomes, and expanding insurer coverage for reconstructive procedures are also fueling the adoption of technologically sophisticated tools. Moreover, local instrument suppliers are collaborating with global brands to manufacture affordable devices. This affordable pricing of products combined with state-of-the-art facilities and skilled practitioners is attracting many medical travelers to Asia, strengthening the region's position as a lucrative market for aesthetic devices.

Market Report Scope

Plastic Surgery Instruments Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2023 Market Size in 2024: US$ 1.12 Bn
Historical Data for: 2019 To 2023 Forecast Period: 2024 To 2031
Forecast Period 2024 to 2031 CAGR: 8.3% 2031 Value Projection: US$ 1.96 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East & Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Type: Handheld Instruments, Electrosurgical Instruments, and Accessories
  • By Surgery Type: Cosmetic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery
  • By End User: Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, and Others
Companies covered:

Integra LifeSciences Corporation, Zimmer Biomet, B. Braun Melsungen AG, KLS Martin Group, Medtronic, Synthes, Stryker Corporation, Aesculap AG, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Laboratories, Boston Scientific Corporation, Smith & Nephew, ConMed Corporation, NuVasive, Inc., Olympus Corporation, Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG, Richard Wolf GmbH, and Getinge Group

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing Acceptance of Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
  • Growing Popularity of Minimally Invasive Procedures 
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Strict Regulatory Standards
  • Risk and complications associated with plastic surgeries

Key Developments

  • On February 01, 2024, TRUFACIAL, a groundbreaking professional-grade, portable Skin Rejuvenation Device for home usage, proudly accepted the 2024 People's Choice Award from industry leader Octane at its Aesthetic Tech Forum on January 25-26, 2024, in Newport Beach, California, U.S. Octane's forum, known for accelerating medical aesthetic discovery, brings together thought leaders and innovators to discuss cutting-edge medical aesthetic technology, as well as find unmet clinical requirements and new commercial prospects.
  • In January 2023, Apyx Medical Corporation, a provider of unique helium plasma and radiofrequency technologies, announced the release of its latest-generation Renuvion generator, Apyx One Console, in the U.S. Apyx One Console is a multi-functional generator equipped with a sophisticated 3-in-1 energy system that allows plastic and cosmetic surgeons to use Renuvion technology as well as complete monopolar and bipolar energy.
  • In December 2022, Sientra, Inc., a medical aesthetics company, launched Viality lipoaspirate wash system at the Beauty Through Science convention in New York City, U.S. Studies have revealed that Viality achieved an average of 94% cell viability and 89% average fat content with short processing time and enhanced volume for reinjection.
  • *Definition: The plastic surgery instruments market consists of a wide range of tools and devices that are specially designed for performing various cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures. It includes handheld instruments such as forceps, scissors, needle holders, dilators, retractors and scalpels as well as powered instruments like cannulas, skin graft knives, drill systems, suction/irrigation instruments and lighted retraction systems. These plastic surgery instruments assist physicians in carrying out procedures like breast augmentation, face lifts, and others.

Market Segmentation

  • Type Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Handheld Instruments
    • Electrosurgical Instruments
    • Accessories
  • Surgery Type Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Reconstructive Surgery
  • End User Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Hospitals
    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
    • Others
  • Regional Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • U.K.
      • Germany
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • France
      • Russia
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Mexico
      • Argentina
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East
      • GCC
      • Israel
      • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • South Africa
      • Central Africa
      • North Africa
  • Key Players Insights
    • Integra LifeSciences Corporation
    • Zimmer Biomet
    • Braun Melsungen AG
    • KLS Martin Group
    • Medtronic
    • Synthes
    • Stryker Corporation
    • Aesculap AG
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Boston Scientific Corporation
    • Smith & Nephew
    • ConMed Corporation
    • NuVasive, Inc.
    • Olympus Corporation
    • Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    • Richard Wolf GmbH
    • Getinge Group

Frequently Asked Questions

The global plastic surgery instruments market is estimated to be valued at USD 1.12 Bn in 2024, and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.3% between 2024 and 2031.

Increasing acceptance of cosmetic surgery procedures and growing popularity of minimally invasive procedures are expected to drive the global plastic surgery instruments market’s growth.

Handheld Instruments is the leading type segment in the global plastic surgery instruments market.

Strict regulatory standards and risk and complications associated with plastic surgeries are expected to hinder the global plastic surgery instruments market growth over the forecast period.

The major players operating in the global plastic surgery instruments market are Integra LifeSciences Corporation, Zimmer Biomet, B. Braun Melsungen AG, KLS Martin Group, Medtronic, Synthes, Stryker Corporation, Aesculap AG, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Laboratories, Boston Scientific Corporation, Smith & Nephew, ConMed Corporation, NuVasive, Inc., Olympus Corporation, Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG, Richard Wolf GmbH, and Getinge Group

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