Body contouring is a surgical procedure that involves alteration of the body parts such as torso, upper arms, thighs, buttocks, and chest with an intention to improve the overall appearance of the body. This is more effective for those who already have gone through massive weight loss and want to get rid of excess skin and remaining fats from their body. The various body contouring procedures available are body lift, bra line back lift, body fat transfer, implants and abdominal etching. Body lift is a common body contouring surgical procedure meant to remove the sagging skin and excess fat from the abdomen, thighs and the buttocks. Body fat transfer involves the transfer of fat from one place of the body to another place of the body in order to augment it. To carry out these procedures various medical devices are used such as fat reduction devices (liposuction devices) and skin tightening devices (skin tightening hand pieces).
The body contouring devices market is segmented into non-invasive devices, minimally invasive devices and invasive devices. Non-invasive devices comprise of radio frequency lipoplasty devices and high intensity focused ultrasound lipoplasty devices. Minimally invasive devices include laser assisted lipolysis devices and radio frequency assisted liposuction devices while ultrasound assisted liposuction devices are examples of invasive devices. Major players operating in this market are Cynosure, Meridian Co. Ltd., Syneron Medical Ltd., Lumenis, Alma Lasers, Ltd. and Palomar Medical Technologies.
The market for body contouring devices will continue to evolve globally led by burgeoning obesity rates, increased aesthetic consciousness, consumer awareness of procedures and introduction of non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures. On the other hand high treatment cost and reimbursement policy excluding aesthetic procedures may hinder the growth of this market up to some extent. Globally North America represents the largest market due to large population of baby boomers concerned about their looks and higher prevalence of obese people, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific. The market is expected to grow at compounded annual growth rate in double digit in the emerging markets such as China, India, Brazil and Mexico due to rising disposable income, adoption of technically advanced procedures and increasing desires to look good.
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- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World
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