Knut Chr Skolleborg

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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)
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)
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)
Pedicled dorsal flaps were raised and resutured on the backs of 20 rats. Aseptic inflammation of the bed of the wound flap was induced one week before the operation in 10 rats by scratching with a needle; the other 10 acted as controls. A week after the operation the extent of necrosis was estimated by computer assisted planimetry. Blood flow in the four(More)
Several methods have been described for anesthetic correction of Romberg's disease. We have used the platysma muscle flap as the only procedure in four cases of severe to moderate disease. The platysma flap was transected at the clavicular level, turned at the mandibular margin, and spread subcutaneously on the affected side from the nasolabial fold up to(More)
Differences in effects on central haemodynamics, organ blood flow, and serum corticosterone were studied in 11 rats anaesthetized with midazolam/fentanyl/fluanisone (MFF) and 11 other rats anaesthetized with sodium pentobarbital. Compared with pentobarbital, MFF reduced aortic blood pressure by 25%, increased heart rate by 20%, and increased cardiac output(More)
Pads of fat ranging from 670-1758 mg in weight were taken from the right groins of 20 rats and implanted subcutaneously over their right pectoral muscles. One week previously the recipient site on the thorax had been abraded with a needle in 10 of the rats. After three months the transplanted fat was taken out, weighed, and examined histologically by light(More)
BACKGROUND There are few data on the frequency of cosmetic surgery among Norwegian women. MATERIAL AND METHODS A random sample of 2000 Norwegian women aged 22 to 55 received a questionnaire on cosmetic surgery, demographic data, self-esteem, and to what extent people around them accepted cosmetic surgery. RESULTS The response rate was 46% (907 women).(More)