Tissue Expander Market

Global Tissue Expander Market Research Report: By Lesion Site (Lower Extremity, Upper Extremity, Others), By Application (Breast reconstruction, Facial reconstruction, Others), By Product Shape (Rectangular, Crescent, Round, Others), By End User (Others, Hospitals, Cosmetic Clinics), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2023-2031.

Medical Devices | December 2023 | Report ID: EMR00353 | Pages: 301

The global Tissue Expander market was valued at USD 648.3 million in 2022 and is estimated to reach approximately USD 1,052.3 million by 2031, at a CAGR of 6.24% from 2023 to 2031.


Tissue expanders are pre-shaped balloons made of silicon and filler materials, which can be filled with saline using a valve system that is either built into the surface of the expander or remote and connected to the expander by a flexible silastic filling tube. The key benefit of the remote valve and filling tube is that it keeps the injection point far from the balloon, removing any potential hazards of balloon puncture during expander inflation. In addition, remote positioning enables placing at a location beneath the skin where it can be felt readily.






Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2022)


Projected Market Value (2031)

1,052.3 Million

Base Year


Forecast Years

2023 - 2031

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Lesion Site, By Application, By Product Shape, By End User& Region

Segments Covered

By Lesion Site, By Application, By Product Shape, By End User& Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2031

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and the Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Global Tissue Expander Market Drivers:

  • Growing Occurrence of Breast Reconstruction Surgeries

The growing occurrence of breast cancer and the rising consciousness of breast reconstruction options have led to surge in breast reconstruction surgeries. Tissue expanders are used in these procedures to create space for breast implants. As the number of breast reconstruction surgeries continues to increase. According to National Institutes of Health, tissue expander-based reconstruction has proved to be a safe, cost-effective, and reliable technique which performed in women with numerous comorbidities. Short operative time, fast recovery, and absence of donor site morbidity are other advantages over autologous breast reconstruction. Furthermore, tissue expanders are the most used model for filling breast implants, and with the rise in breast cancer surgeries. For instance, according to World Health Organization (WHO), in 2020, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer and 685,000 deaths globally. As of the end of 2020, there were 7.8 million women alive who were diagnosed with breast cancer in the past 5 years, making it the world’s most prevalent cancer. Thus, the demand for tissue expanders market is driving.

  • Increasing Investment for healthcare facilities

Surging focus towards improving the condition of healthcare facilities and improving the overall healthcare infrastructure another important factor fostering the growth of the market. Increasing number of partnerships and strategic collaborations between the public and private players pertaining to funding and application of new and improved technology. In addition, increasing government hospital, advancement in hospital services and people more conscious about the health. These all factor affecting the growth of the global market.



  • Advancements in Tissue Expansion Technological

The tissue expander technology continuous advancements like design, materials, and techniques provide a significant opportunity for target market growth. Innovations that improve the effectiveness, safety, and patient comfort of tissue expanders can lead to increased adoption by surgeons and patients. For instance, the development of smart or remote-controlled tissue expanders can improve the convenience and precision of tissue expansion procedures. Furthermore, advancement in tissue expander technology permit seroma aspiration through an integrated drain port, thus, holding promise for improving clinical outcomes. Increasing development in the lesion site for tissue expander, Therefore, will increasing growth of the global tissue expander market demand in the forecast period.



  • High Cost of Tissue Expansion Procedures

Tissue expansion procedures can be costly, relating the purchase of tissue expanders, surgical fees, and related medical expenses. The high cost of these procedures can deter some patients, particularly those without adequate insurance coverage, from undergoing tissue expansion. In addition, the tissue expanders are available in numerous countries, they are out of reach for most of the patients and the plastic and reconstructive surgery centers in the developing countries owing to the high cost. Each expander costs around $400 to $500, while an average surgical procedure costs only $150 to $200. Furthermore, high cost of cosmetic surgeries and devices is expected to hamper the growth of the tissue expander market.


Segment Overview

By Lesion Site

Based on lesion site, the global tissue expander market is divided into lower extremity, upper extremity, others. The others segment dominated the market in 2022 and is expected to dominating during the tissue expanders market in forecast period, due to increase in the demand of tissue expanders for burn repair, scar repair and breast reconstruction. In addition, tissue expansion is used for breast reconstruction, a procedure following breast removal, and for repairing damaged or scarring of the skin owing to birth defects or trauma. Frequently, tissue expansion is done before reconstructive burn surgery, using the new skin to replace scar tissue at the burn injury site. Thus, propelling demand of this segment in the global market.


By Application

Based on application, the global tissue expander market is divided into breast reconstruction, facial reconstruction, others. The breast reconstruction segment dominated the global tissue expander market in 2022. This is attributed to rise in the number of breast reconstructive surgeries performed after mastectomy is driving the growth of this segment. On the other hand, the forehead skin and scalp reconstructions segment, is expected to growth during the forecast period. This is due to the need for surgical procedures for scalp reduction owing to an increase in trauma & burn cases and an rise in accidents that lead to scalp and forehead damage.


By Product Shape

Based on product shape, the global tissue expander market is divided into rectangular, crescent, round, others. The rectangular segment dominated the tissue expander market with the largest revenue share in 2022. This due to increase in the number of product launch and product approval rectangular tissue expander. These products are used in neck, face, arms, and leg reconstruction procedures. On the other hand, the round-shaped tissue expanders segment is expected to showing dominance at the fastest period. This is attributed to Dermaspan, manufactured by Sientra, Inc., is a round/anatomically shaped tissue expander that helps achieve soft breasts with the desired shape. Therefore, increasing growth of this segment in the forecast period.


By End User

Based on end user, the global tissue expander market is divided into others, hospitals, cosmetic clinics. The hospital segment dominated the tissue expander market in 2022, owing to the continued increase in the number of breast cancer patients being treated at various hospitals, which provide their patients with proper facilities for implant procedures. Thus, driving demand of this segment in the global market


Global Tissue Expander Market Overview by Region

North America dominated the tissue expander market in 2022. The availability of advanced healthcare facilities and extensive infrastructure have been driving the industry’s growth in the region. According to the Global Survey 2021 by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the U.S. performed 24.1% of the total number of global procedures. Increase in awareness among people regarding availability of cosmetic surgery and increase in adoption of cosmetic surgery due to high disposable income. In addition, riising prevalence of breast cancer cases in Canada has contributed to the significant revenue share of this region. according american society of plastic surgeons, it was reported that, approximately 137,808 breast reconstruction surgeries, 24,391 burn care surgeries, 256,085 maxillofacial surgeries were performed in U.S. in 2020. Furthermore, increase in number of reconstructive surgeries are anticipated to drive the growth of market. For instance, according to American society of plastic surgeons, in 2020, it was reported that, around 2,314,720 cosmetic surgeries were performed in U.S. These all factor affecting the growth of the tissue expander market in this region.




Global Tissue Expander Market Competitive Landscape

In the global tissue expander market, few major players exert significant market dominance and have established a strong regional presence. These leading companies remain committed to continuous research and development endeavors and actively engage in strategic growth initiatives, including product development, launches, joint ventures, and partnerships. By pursuing these strategies, these companies aim to strengthen their market position, expand their customer base, and capture a substantial share of the market.

Some of the prominent players in the global tissue expander market include

  • Guangzhou Wanhe Plastic Materials Co. Ltd,
  • GC Aesthetics PLC,
  • Groupe Sebbin SAS
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • PMT Corporation
  • Establishment Labs
  • Silimed, Abbvie Inc
  • POLYTECH Health & Aesthetics GmbH
  • Sientra, Inc., and others.


Global Tissue Expander Market Recent Developments

  • In 2022, GC Aesthetics has announced the CE approval of the new micro-textured anatomical breast implant LUNA xt. It is the first breast implant in the world approved under the new European Medical Device Regulation (MDR).


Scope of the Global Tissue Expander Market Report

Tissue Expander Market Report Segmentation



By Lesion Site

  • Lower Extremity
  • Upper Extremity
  • Others

By Application

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Facial reconstruction
  • Others

By Product Shape

  • Rectangular
  • Crescent
  • Round
  • Others



By End User 

  • Hospitals
  • Cosmetic Clinics
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

  • Available upon request


  • Available upon request



Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

  • Global Tissue Expander Market Size and Forecast: To identify and estimate the market size for the global tissue expander market segmented by lesion site, by application, by product shape, by end user& region and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of tissue expander between 2019 and 2031.
  • Market Landscape and Trends: To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global tissue expander market
  • Market Influencing Factors: To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of tissue expander among consumers
  • Impact of COVID-19: To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global tissue expander market affected by the pandemic
  • Company Profiling: To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.

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•           Business Executives

•           Industry Professionals

•           Academic and Research Institutions

•           Startups and Entrepreneurs

•           Governments, Associations, and Industrial Bodies

•           Investors and Trade Experts

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Frequently Asked Questions

The growth of the Tissue Expander market is driven by factors such as an increasing incidence of reconstructive surgeries, advancements in healthcare infrastructure, rising awareness about aesthetic procedures, and a growing aging population.
Tissue Expanders find applications in various medical fields, primarily in reconstructive surgery. They are commonly used for breast reconstruction post-mastectomy, correction of congenital deformities, treatment of burn injuries, and in some cases, to prepare for the placement of permanent implants.
Challenges in the Tissue Expander market include the high cost of the devices and related procedures, potential complications such as infection or implant failure, and the psychological impact on patients undergoing reconstructive surgery. Addressing these challenges requires continuous advancements in technology and patient care.
Asia-Pacific held the largest share in 2022.
The major players operating in the global tissue expander market include Guangzhou Wanhe Plastic Materials Co. Ltd, GC Aesthetics PLC, Groupe Sebbin SAS, Johnson & Johnson, PMT Corporation, Establishment Labs, Silimed, Abbvie Inc, POLYTECH Health & Aesthetics GmbH, Sientra, Inc., and others.

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