Breast Reconstruction Market Analysis | United States | 2017-2023 | MedCore
Breast reconstruction following mastectomy for treatment of cancer is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Breast reconstruction is a plastic surgery procedure in which the shape of the breast is rebuilt. The number of these reconstructive procedures represents less than 30% of plastic surgery breast augmentation procedures. Breast reconstruction is typically performed after mastectomy, although not all mastectomy patients elect to have reconstructive surgery. Elderly patients are not only less likely to opt for breast reconstruction surgery, but are less likely to proceed with a mastectomy following breast cancer diagnosis. The incidence of breast cancer has been increasing in women under the age of 40, and this population is much more likely not only to proceed with mastectomy, but to follow up with a breast reconstruction procedure. Over 130,000 mastectomies were performed in the U.S. in 2016, and of these, over 70% of patients elected for breast reconstruction surgery. This percentage was significantly higher in the U.S. compared with other countries. Therefore, in the United States, the number of breast reconstruction procedures is highly correlated with the number of mastectomies performed. The Womens Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA), established in 1998, ensures full reimbursement for most procedures done on women with breast cancer who elect to have their breasts rebuilt following mastectomy. The procedure is extremely involved and is done in an inpatient setting. Breast reconstructions have started to be conducted immediately after the mastectomy procedure to reduce recovery time.
- Year: 2017
- Scope: 2013-2023
- Region: United States
- Published Date: 7/1/2017
- Pages: 530
- Type: MedCore
Despite a decline in the rate of bilateral reconstructions, the total breast reconstruction market is still expected to grow in upcoming years, fueled by the continuing success of allograft products, especially Acelitys AlloDerm®, which has always been the dominant product in this space. The outstanding clinical reviews and patient satisfaction garnered by allograft devices will allow them to continue to be the device of choice when it comes to breast reconstruction.
Recently there has been a trend in the U.S. for patients to opt for contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM), where breast cancer is only diagnosed in one breast but the decision to remove the second breast is made for preventative measures. The decision to undergo CPM is based primarily on two important factors. Firstly the decision is often made based on an assessment of risk factors including family history of breast cancer incidence and the presence of BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations, which studies have shown to be linked to the development of breast cancer. Secondly, many patients elect to go through with CPM for aesthetic reasons.
Segments Covered in This Market
- Allograft Market
- Xenograft Market
- Alloplast Market
Report Data Types Included
- Unit Sales, Average Selling Prices, Market Value & Growth Trends
- 10 Year Scope (3 Year Historical + 7 Year Forecast Period)
- Market Drivers & Limiters for Each Segment
- Competitive Analysis with Market Shares
- Product Portfolios
- Related Press Releases from Top Competitors
Acelitys domination in the allograft market was due solely to its AlloDerm® allograft product for breast reconstruction, an acellular dermal matrix (ADM). Ethicon was present in the allograft segment with its pre-hydrated ADM product, FlexHD®, which is available through a strategic alliance between Ethicon and the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF). C. R. Bard offers an ADM device, AlloMax. AlloMax undergoes a process of tissue-graft cleaning and preservation known as the Tutoplast® process by RTI Biologics beginning with a comprehensive donor screening, followed by standard serological screens. Other companies analyzed include Covidien and Integra LifeSciences.
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