Plastic and reconstructive surgery, whether for reconstructive procedures following traumatic, cancer or other clinically indicated condition or simply for cosmetic purposes, is performed over 6 million times annually worldwide.
The highest volume procedures, despite being limited by their need to be financed out-of-pocket, are cosmetic procedures. However, the demand for cosmetic procedures has stimulated an industry that is increasingly being leveraged for the benefit of clinically-indicated (read: reimbursed) reconstructive procedures.
Below is illustrated the top aesthetic and reconstructive procedures globally.
Source: ISAPS International Survey on Aesthetic/Cosmetic Procedures Performed in 2011; MedMarket Diligence, LLC.
These procedures are the basis of a $6.5 billion global market aesthetic and reconstructive products, as detailed in the 2013 MedMarket Diligence Report #S710, “Global Markets for Products and Technologies in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2013-2018”.