Also known as lipoplasty, liposuction is an ideal plastic surgery procedure to improve body contour and proportion by removing excess fat deposits from concerned areas. According to Future Market Insights research, the liposuction surgery devices market is growing immensely due to huge awareness of people regarding obesity and consequent health-related problems. Though the liposuction surgery devices market started with the traditional suction-assisted liposuction pumps, with advancement in technology, power, laser, and ultrasound liposuction surgery devices came into existence.
Skilled plastic surgeons often combine this fat removal procedure with other plastic surgery procedures such as facelift, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) and breast reduction liposuction for a better outcome for patients.
The key factor that drives this surgery devices market is the increasing incidence of men and especially women who want to be in proper shape and remove excess body fat. Technological advancement in these devices has led to the removal of a large number of fat cells with less blood loss, risk, discomfort and shorter recovery periods. Fat grafting is yet another choice, where fat can be used as natural filler. Fat will be taken from one part of the body, purified and injected into another part of the body that needs more volume.
Some minor complications of this procedure include bruising, swelling, numbness, baggy or rippled skin (rare case). Death, kidney or heart problems are the rarest cases among all. These factors might restrain the growth of the market to some extent.
The market is divided on the basis of product type, technology and end user.
- Product types include standalone and portable liposuction surgery devices.
- Based on technology, the report divides the market into suction-assisted, ultrasound-assisted, external ultrasound-assisted, power-assisted, laser-assisted, water-assisted, twin cannula-assisted, tumescent, aspirator devices, and RF-assisted liposuction.
- End users of this liposuction surgery devices market include hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and cosmetic surgical centers.
Geographically, the market is classified into North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific, Japan, Middle East and Africa. Liposuction is the most common cosmetic operation in North America and UK. Over 400,000 procedures are carried out each year in the US. This will have a sizeable market for these surgery devices in the U.S. The market is also growing steadily in other parts of the world.
Key manufacturers in this market include Solta Medical, Cynosure Inc., Sciton Inc., Wells Johnson Co, Invasix Ltd, Zeltiq aesthetics Inc. All these companies hold sizeable market share in the manufacturing of liposuction machines such as VaserLipo, Smartlipo, Pro Lipo, BodyTite, CoolSculpting, Liposonix and many others.