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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 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)
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)
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)
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)
Between March and November 1990 a prospective study of the effect of an infiltration of diluted adrenaline on bleeding during and after reduction mammaplasty was carried out in 12 consecutive patients. There was a significant reduction in blood loss to less than 50% of that from the non-infiltrated breasts. There was no signs of increased postoperative(More)