June 1, 2015 |
Eyes. Lips. Nose. Chin. Cheeks. Neck. Breasts. Abdomen. Hips. The inventory of imperfect body parts that bother women and lead them to undergo cosmetic plastic surgery was already extensive. It has now reached bottom. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, during the last few years, demand for cosmetic labiaplasty, a trimming of the female genitalia, has increased dramatically. In 2005, this is how many labiaplasties Adrian Lo, a prominent Philadelphia plastic surgeon, performed: Zero.
March 14, 2015 |
'Black Madam" Padge-Victoria Windslowe conceded that her specialty - buttocks enlargement using injected silicone - was illegal and even dangerous in the wrong hands. Her hands were the right ones, Windslowe, 43, boasted. She was "the best, the Michelangelo of buttocks injections. " Windslowe's boast is debatable. A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury found her guilty Monday of third-degree murder and aggravated assault in the death of one client and the hospitalization of another.
November 28, 2014 |
Peter Randall, 91, of Chestnut Hill, an innovator in the field of cleft palate surgery who brought his skills to patients in Philadelphia and abroad, died Sunday, Nov. 16, of a stroke at Foulkeways at Gwynedd, where he had lived for 15 years. Dr. Randall was chairman of the department of plastic surgery at both the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. According to a history of Penn's plastic surgery program, the field developed because of the need to treat soldiers suffering from battlefield wounds and burns in the wake of the two world wars.
February 13, 2014 |
She'll have a chemical peel while he has some Botox injections. New idea for a date night? Sort of. In this hectic world where the hours in a day slip quickly away, couples look for activities to spend quality time together. Apparently, even the business of nipping-and-tucking can be done as a duo. Although the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery do not compile data on such events, local doctors say "couples cosmetics" is becoming an expanding trend.
January 26, 2014 |
Donato D. LaRossa, 72, of Radnor and later Malvern, a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, of cancer at his home. Dr. LaRossa specialized in surgery to repair cleft lip and palate defects, as well as reconstructive surgery and aesthetic improvements to the breast, face, and ear. He also operated on melanoma patients. He was a professor of surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine from 1991 until 2009, when he was named professor emeritus.
January 23, 2014 |
Katy Perry's prayers Do you pray? The teenage Katy Perry sure did . Her sincerest heaven-bound supplications concerned her anatomy. "I lay on my back one night and looked down at my feet, and I prayed to God," Perry, 29, tells GQ. "I said, 'God, will you please let me have boobs so big that I can't see my feet when I'm lying down?' " Someone listened: Perry's bust is an object of admiration around the globe. So much so, young women often ask plastic surgeons to give 'em Perry breasts.
November 19, 2013
Informed care ABC News correspondent Amy Robach's recent courageous decision to undergo mastectomy and breast reconstruction highlights an important shift in our national dialogue on breast cancer. In addition to screening and prevention, we are now experiencing much-needed discussion about healing and survival, with the empowerment of women from diagnosis to recovery at the heart of this conversation. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons emphasizes that breast cancer care includes, at minimum, a surgeon, oncologist, plastic surgeon, radiologist, and gynecologist.
July 15, 2012 |
She's one of the transgender community's most passionate advocates. Yet New Hope plastic surgeon Christine McGinn has an equally intense suspicion of the news media even as she relies on them to get her message heard. "There is so much ignorance out there about transgendered people," says McGinn, one of half a dozen transgender men and women profiled in Trans, a documentary screening Sunday as part of Philadelphia QFest and one of an unusually large crop of transgender films at the annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film festival.
July 5, 2012 |
You bought red short shorts in April, confident this would be the summer of the tight tush. But here it is July 4th and your bum is still too bootylicious. Or maybe that trendy midriff tank doesn't look quite right because your tummy is too tubby. And then there is that high-cut bikini. Whew! One extra french fry and even a perfect bod can test that two-piece. Sometimes you can use fashion to camouflage imperfections — an A-line skirt for pear-shapes or illusion sleeves for saggy arms.
May 16, 2012 |
IN THE REGION Temple settles with U.S. government Temple University agreed to pay the U.S. government $412,474 to settle claims stemming from two fraud schemes by a hospital department chairman and three plastic surgeons that netted more than $4.5 million. Joseph J. Kubacki, former chairman of Temple's Ophthalmology Department, was convicted in August on 73 counts of health-care fraud, 73 counts of making false statements, and four counts of wire fraud. Kubacki, also a professor at the medical school and an attending physician at Temple University Hospital, billed U.S. agencies more than $1.5 million, claiming that he had performed services at the hospital that were done by residents when he wasn't there.