Helge Einar Roald

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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)
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 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)
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)
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)
Persistent organic pollutant (POP) biomonitoring in humans is challenging and generally carried out using blood, breast milk or adipose tissue, with concentrations normalised to the lipid content of the sample matrix. The goal of this cross-sectional pilot study was to evaluate the validity and feasibility of explanted silicone prostheses as a matrix for(More)
We studied the incidence of hip fractures in the county of Troms. This was compared with the incidence in a district of the city of Oslo. In both regions, the incidence increased almost exponentially with age both for men and for women. Since 1978, age-adjusted incidence has increased. This is most pronounced for men and for the county of Troms. In 1978(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)
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)