The Current Liposuction Marketplace

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Although liposuction is the most performed aesthetic surgical procedure worldwide, it has the lowest patient satisfaction of all cosmetic surgeries because of medical complications, post operative pain, and poor aesthetic results. 

 

This patient dissatisfaction is also costly to clinicians who lose time and money performing repeat procedures and lose patients who fail to keep surgical appointments because of fear of pain or poor results.

 

Partly in response to this dissatisfaction a number of minimally invasive and noninvasive alternatives have appeared, the best known of which are SculpSure and CoolSculpting, but these have shown minimal effectiveness and typically require multiple treatments. Side effects of these treatments can include significant pain and an increase in fatty tissue (paradoxical adipose hyperplasia).

 

While these technologies are less than optimal they are still costly, both for physicians and for patients. By the time various treatment heads and attachments are accounted for, a doctor can easily spend $250,000 purchasing a SculpSure or CoolSculpting machine, and since most patients require four or five treatments the cost of disposables and per-use fees can reach $100,000 per year for an office seeing ten new patients a month. All of these costs are then passed on to the patient.

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At eLux, we believe there exists a strong latent demand for improved outcomes for both surgical liposuction patients and minimally invasive fat removal patients. And we believe our superior technology will improve outcomes and propel demand for both.