Predictors of cosmetic surgery and its effects on psychological factors and mental health: a population-based follow-up study among Norwegian females.

@article{Soest2012PredictorsOC,
  title={Predictors of cosmetic surgery and its effects on psychological factors and mental health: a population-based follow-up study among Norwegian females.},
  author={Tilmann von Soest and Ingela Lundin Kvalem and Lars Wichstr\om},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={617-26}
}
BACKGROUND There is limited information about psychological predictors of cosmetic surgery and how cosmetic surgery influences subsequent changes in mental health and overall appearance satisfaction. To date, there is a lack of studies examining this issue, whereby representative population samples are assessed at an age before cosmetic surgery is typically conducted and followed up after such surgery has commonly been performed. METHOD We obtained data from a survey study following 1597… CONTINUE READING

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