STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
This BCC Research report, Cosmetic Surgery Markets: Products and Services, provides an overview of products included in this market and detailed analyses of markets and competitive environments. The study includes information regarding significant products, players, issues, trends, and other information affecting the cosmetic industry.
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
Although traditional procedures still command a large portion of the cosmetic market, new equipment and materials continue to be introduced and have provided less invasive solutions with comparable results. Newer technologies (e.g., lasers, radiotherapy, and ultrasound) continue to have a significant impact on the outcome of this market. Manufacturers, investors, and providers alike should be aware of the changing landscape of the market to remain competitive. Cosmetic surgery covers a wide variety of products and cosmetic procedures, both invasive and noninvasive.
SCOPE OF REPORT
This BCC Research report is designed to be a helpful business tool that provides a thorough evaluation of the market for cosmetic surgery, including equipment and supplies, devices, and services. The geographic scope of this study is worldwide. The report identifies markets in the general segments of cosmetic equipment, cosmetic implants, injectable materials, and other products. Each market segment discussion provides detailed information based on product categories, uses of products, forecasts, and competitive analyses.
The information for this BCC report was obtained through primary and secondary data-collection methods. Primary methods included interviews with approximately 50 key executives, product managers, and clinical specialists involved in the cosmetic and reconstructive surgery industry. Secondary methods included published literature in the area of cosmetic surgery, investment reports, company literature, and various surgical journals.
All market data pertains to the global market at the manufacturers’ level. Data is expressed in current U.S. dollars. The base year of the report is 2008, with historical data provided for 2006 and 2007, and forecast data provided for 2013. Historical, base year, and forecast data are provided for each market segment of the report. Competitor market share estimates are provided for the two general market segments for the 2008 base year.
Melissa Elder is an experienced healthcare market analyst, specializing in prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, medical devices, animal health products, and emerging healthcare technologies. Ms. Elder has more than 13 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, specializing in market research for the past 10 years. This experience has given her substantial insight into pharmaceutical market analysis. Her work in the medical community, including emergency room medical training and healthcare information system coordination, has enhanced her ability to provide insight into many healthcare markets.
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