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BACKGROUND The present study investigates psychological factors expected to predict the motivation to undergo cosmetic surgery. It is hypothesized that body image, self-esteem, teasing history, acceptance of cosmetic surgery in the individual's environment, and self-monitoring relate to motivation to have cosmetic surgery. METHODS Questionnaire data were(More)
BACKGROUND Most studies examining psychosocial changes after cosmetic surgery have short follow-up periods and therefore provide limited information about long-term effects of such surgery. Moreover, studies that identify whether preexisting patient characteristics are associated with poor psychosocial outcomes after cosmetic surgery are lacking. The(More)
This study investigates how personality traits in combination with frequency of and emotional reaction to negative comments about appearance while growing up are related to appearance evaluation and orientation among adult women. Nine hundred and seven participants from a representative sample of Norwegian women aged 22-55, answered questions measuring body(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to investigate whether cosmetic surgery has an effect on an individual's body image, general self-esteem, and psychological problems. Further tests were conducted to assess whether the extent of psychological problems before surgery influenced improvements in postoperative psychological outcomes. METHODS Questionnaire data from(More)
We studied the prevalence of chronic pain and long term sensory changes after cosmetic augmentation mammoplasty and the effects of a single i.v. preoperative dose of methylprednisolone 125 mg (n=74), parecoxib 40 mg (n=71), or placebo (n=74). A questionnaire was mailed 6 weeks and 1 year after surgery. Response rate after 1 year was 80%. At 1 year(More)
We compared methylprednisolone 125 mg IV (n = 68) and parecoxib 40 mg IV (n = 68) with placebo (n = 68) given before breast augmentation surgery in a randomized, double-blind parallel group study. Surgery was performed under local anesthesia combined with propofol/fentanyl sedation. Methylprednisolone and parecoxib decreased pain at rest and dynamic pain(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the alterations of symptoms and tactile sensibility of the breast after reduction mammaplasty. In a prospective study, 10 women were operated on using the inferior pedicle technique. The patients were examined and interviewed preoperatively and at 2 weeks and 3 and 12 months postoperatively. Tactile sensibility(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated how and why prospective cosmetic breast augmentation patients decide to undergo such surgery. The results can offer important insights to plastic surgeons in addressing their patients' motives and expectations, and thereby avoiding potential patient dissatisfaction and disappointment. It is also a necessary first step to better(More)
The authors discuss the dilemmas associated with diagnosis and treatment of haemangiomas and vascular malformations. The complexity of these conditions too often sends the patients wandering from one specialist to another in search of an optimal therapeutic approach. We have established a multidisciplinary team to facilitate interspecialty communication on(More)
Many women desire some kind of reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer to improve the cosmetic result. Since the introduction of silicone breast implants, capsular contracture has been the most common complication of breast augmentation or reconstruction. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the capsule quality in patients with breast(More)